Can Obama lose popular vote, yet win Electoral College?
Dems are positively giddy about the prospect of winning a squeaker in the Electoral College, whilst losing the actual popular vote. Posters on Kos were discussing this as “revenge” for the 2000 Electoral College outcome. The most recent “poll of polls” shows McCain up bu a point or two in the general election. However, RCP shows that were the election held today, Obama would secure | Read More »
Don’t like Ike
Well, just got my power back. I was right in the path of the storm. Houston has really pulled together. Just after the storm I went out with a detail of neighbors and we cut up the trees that had fallen across the road. Then yesterday we had a big neighborhood grilling party to use up all the meat in everyone’s freezers that would go | Read More »
Beware The Polls
Two new polls show Barack Obama ahead in New York by 5 points and in Virginia by 4 points. If you believe that I have some oceanfront property in Iowa to sell you. New York went for John Kerry by 19 points while Virginia went for George W. Bush by 8 points. For you community organizers out there that is a 27 point differential. No | Read More »
Many Happy Returns
Byron York over at NRO has a good piece on the paltry charitable giving of Joe Biden. According to ten year’s worth of Biden tax returns, the senator and his wife contributed about one-eighth of one percent (0.0015%) of what they earned to charity, well below the two percent average of American households. During that time Biden’s adjusted gross income (AGI) ranged from about $215,000 | Read More »
Obama breaks trust with the Hard Left
Obama Seeks to Stall Iraq Troop Withdrawal Obama has betrayed the left-wing. He constantly supports Iraq troop withdrawals in public appearances, but on his visit to Iraq earlier this summer he forcefully requested a delay from Iraqi leaders. No doubt this was done so that he could continue to bash the President and John McCain all through the fall in order to get himself elected | Read More »
A Traitor in Our Midst
Buried in today’s news is report in New York Post saying Barack Obama urged Iraqi officials to delay agreements with the U.S. until after the election. Amir Taheri writes: According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. “He asked why we were not prepared to delay an | Read More »
Ever Wonder How Most Criminals Are Caught?
Promoted from diaries. Remember, folks: Obama supporter. – Moe Lane H/T to Mount Virtus for the link. MT Pundit has the story about Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer who was caught bragging about election abuses involving the election of Senator John Tester during a speech to the Trial Lawyers Convention. So I called up the courthouse in Silver-Bow and I talked to the clerk and you | Read More »
Rick Wright of Pink Floyd Has Passed away from Cancer
http://www.nme.com/news/nme/39724 GOD REST HIS SOUL !!!!
Carville Poll: Obama’s Behind
James Carville and Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg regularly conduct the Battleground Survey. It’s a national poll, but gives special attention to a pre-selected list of battleground states. Their latest poll confirms what many others are finding: a narrow McCain lead: The latest events in the presidential campaign have tightened the race dramatically. In Democracy Corps’ latest surveys of 1,000 likely voters nationally and 1,017 likely | Read More »
Democratic Voter Fraud, Party-Funded Lies and Fear-Mongering (with an assist from the MSM)
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. Over the last week, Michigan residents received a crash course in exactly how far Michigan Democrats are willing to go to win an election and exactly how eager the mainstream media is to accommodate them. Character, honesty and integrity weren’t just tossed out the window towards a waiting dumpster, they were forcefully thrown through plate-glass, shredding them to ribbons | Read More »
Is the American economic system strong or not?
Obamaphiles seem to be going crazy shouting that John McCain has declared the American economy fundamentaly strong. They see this as further proof that Obama is part of the “reality-based community” whereas McCain lives in his own made up world. But this is just more hyperventilating from the left who would be happy with a devastating depression if only it would help Obama win. But | Read More »
If you haven’t watched Obama’s Bill Burton laughing at McCain’s war wounds yet…
…really, go do that. See also Hot air and the Weekly Standard. And, remember: “I’m Barack Obama, and I approved this message.”
Hurricanes Jack Ass, Katrina and Ike: Why we are getting worse off
By Mike DeVine(with voluminous excerpts from StephC of Hillbilly politics) In the aftermath of the failures of hope, change, messiah impersonations and lipstick on pigs, the Obama campaign has decided to re-cast The One as The Gipper by asking America this question : “Are you better off now than you were four or eight years ago?” Before venturing into StephC’s (aka hillbilly) cornucopia of wisdom | Read More »
Remember how Obama wants to pull out the troops ASAP?
The New York Post is reporting that during his trip to Iraq last July, Senator Obama tried to convince Iraqi leaders to delay signing an agreement with the U.S. government to begin drawing down the number of U.S. troops in Iraq. Apparently, the junior senator from Illinois specifically requested that the Iraqi government put off signing any agreement until after the presidential elections this November: | Read More »
There is a McCain commercial in this.
John McCain and Sarah Palin need not wait until they are sworn in to begin ridding our national political scene of hypocrites. They can begin right here, right now. Over at TNR, my friend Soren Dayton argues that the Lehman Brothers story will dominate the news this week, forcing Obama to talk specifics rather than push his ephemeral “change” message. Also, he posits, if McCain | Read More »
What is in the backyard of Obama and Biden
It takes a lifetime to build a reputation and 30 seconds to destroy it. The media machine is picking away at every morsel of Sarah Palin’s life from her early school years to motherhood, mayor and govenor, but where are the stories of Obama and Biden? *The media tries to connect Palin and McCain to any sort of character that may lead to inpropriety. They | Read More »
Song of the Day
Ladies and gentlemen, I hereby submit the Song of the Day for Monday, September 15, 2008 is… “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo(originally The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo) From Boingo at the Ritz, 1985: CHORUSI was struck by lightingWalkin’ down the streetI was hit by something last night in my sleepIt’s a dead man’s partyWho could ask for moreEverybody’s comin’, leave your body | Read More »
Obama Tried To Stall Troop Withdrawal From Iraq
The New York Post published an opinion piece by Amir Taheri where he reveals that fact that while in Iraq, Obama tried to pursuade the Iraqi Officials to delay an agreement on a withdrawal of the US military. Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said that Obama made his demand for delay during his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. “He asked why we | Read More »
Kingdoms in Conflict
I started reading God & Government: An Insider’s View on the Boundaries Between Faith & Politics by Charles Colson a couple of days ago. In first chapter titled “Kingdoms in Conflict” he shared a couple of quotes that stood in stark contrast from one another. Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction Blaise Pascal Without Christian | Read More »
View From The North
I don’t know how many Redstate readers are familiar with the name Kevin Chilton but he is the head of Air Force Strategic Command. He is truly committed to the defense of the US and its allies. He has taken on the quiet issue of revitalizing the US “new” Triad. Most importanly he has called repeatedly for a renewal of strategic forces – missiles, bombers | Read More »
J.R. on Vacation: Flight Attendants Thank The Soldiers
Hey Folks, J.R. here reporting from Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina where Mrs. J.R. and I are vacationing. I have been trying to sneak peeks at the Republican Convention and following a lot of it on You Tube. Weather is great here. Anyway, the reason why I am posting a blog today is because of a very heartening experience we had on our flight here | Read More »
The Mudshark Interview
I’m sure you’ve all seen the misleading and downright dirty ads targeting John McCain. The Democrats are trying to tell people he doesn’t care about veterans. I advise all reasonable and clear thinking people of this nation to be aware. Be aware because a mud patty thrown at McCain is mud in your face. Here’s how I got there: When you accuse someone of not | Read More »
Getting Behind McCain’s Conservative Neo-Populism
Let’s not delude ourselves. Like it or not, the current media cycle is consumed with the Lehman Brothers, Freddie Mac, Fannie May, Wall Street and the looming financial crisis. Conservatives seem to be ignoring this fact and ignoring it makes conservatives look out of touch. Ignoring it also lets the Democrats/MSM define and win the debate. This has the potential to give the Obama campaign | Read More »
Electoral College Math – Scenarios to win
This is part 9 of a series posted on my blog. I did not post 1-8 since a lot of the similar stuff is covered here already. Since I posted this on my site, Washington State had a couple of polls showing it closer than expected. I did not see any Oregon polls. I did not move those two states to the tossup section. If | Read More »
What about two hearts away?
Somehow, the Democratic party and its constituents and enablers (read: the mainstream media) have managed to make an issue out of the notion that, should our magnificent Sarah Palin become Vice President of the United States, she would thenceforth be “a heartbeat away from the Presidency”. This is supposed to elicit a visceral doubt, to give pause in the minds of the American people. Frankly, | Read More »
Why Aren’t The Candidates Talking About “The Issues”?
Over the last few weeks, in between devoting untold column-inches and airtime to anything and everything but actual issues, the mainstream media and liberal commentators (to the extent one can distinguish the two) have been complaining – as has the Obama campaign itself – that we have not had a discussion of “the issues” or “the real issues.” To understand why this is happening, we | Read More »
Hypocritical Obama campaign calls McCain dishonorable
Barack Obama’s campaign demonstrated what shameless hypocrites they are. This morning, they went up with an ad calling John McCain dishonorable and sleazy. Yet on Friday, they released an ad that accused him of not using a computer (a strange accusation). When it turned out that his well-known mobility problem is part of the reason, what do they do? Change the subject by quoting him | Read More »
Passport to Intelligence and Experience
I was surprised when James Carville compared the City Offices of Wasilla, Alaska to a bait shop. Strange that the man who promoted Bill Clinton as The Man From Hope (Hope Ark., population about 10,000), criticizes Palin’s experience as a mayor of a small town. Hello—she’s Governor of Alaska. He seemed appalled that Governor Palin might not even have a passport. Shudder. I smiled and | Read More »
The Palin-izing of Women
Politics aside, I have experienced an awakening of sorts the last week or so. I can only speak from my life awareness as a woman about this phenomenon. Since hearing Sarah Palin speak a few times, I have felt an enormous surge of possibility, confidence and inspiration as a female. I’m not a ‘feminist’. In my opinion, those women who have cloaked themselves in that | Read More »
Isn’t this just the cutest little anti-McCain attack ad in the world?
This is what they’re spending your money on, Democrats: …a whiny attack ad that turns a blogger from the Washington Monthly into a CBS representative (as Hot Air notes, by that standard NRO qualifies as a CBS rep, too). Yeah, guys: just remind the American people that the media’s in the tank for Obama. That should work out real swell – but just ignore Kaus | Read More »
Maine union boss says no need for a private ballot
Jack McKay is the president of the Eastern Maine Labor Council. When asked about the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) and how a right to a private ballot would be illegal under the bill, McKay compared voting on a union in the workplace to religion and Iraqi democracy. Clearly McKay knows that if given the choice, most employees choose against unionization at work. The EFCA | Read More »
Obama blames Wall St. crisis on Republican policy
Obama blames GOP I wonder what Wall Street expects in return?Obama contributions
NEW YORK IS OFFICIALLY IN PLAY!
Uh oh… Trouble in River City ladies and gentlemen! The latest Siena Institute Research Poll shows Obama with just a 5 point lead over John McCain in the Democratic haven of New York State! Someone please get a message to John McCain… Get to New York and get campaigning now!
Obama Tried To Stall Iraq Withdrawal
Amei Taheri reports that even while Obama called for a speedy withdrawal from Iraq on the campaign trail, The Democrats’ standard bearer privately tried to delay an agreement on a draw-down of U.S. forces from Iraq: According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. "He asked why | Read More »
Dems’ Word Sinking Them
Democrats have been making some incendiary and crazy comments recently that the American people are assimilating word by word. And these words cumulatively will sink the Dems: *Carol Fowler, chairman of the South Carolina Democrat party said that vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.” Fowler later apologized. *Fowler’s husband, former Democratic National Committee chairman Don | Read More »
The Twilight of Decency
Conservatives are used to dealing with the drive by media, as Rush Limbaugh likes to refer to them. We are used to having our policies, ideas, philosophies, and leaders under the meat cleaver of the rabid rhetoric of Rolling Stone Magazine, CNN, NBC, the Washington Post and the New York Times. The last two weeks, however, have confirmed our worst fears as objective, educated Americans: | Read More »
The New Okinawa Jack Murtha ad.
To my knowledge, this… man… has never apologized and never retracted for his Haditha comments, so may he be judged by the words that he has said: (H/T Hot Air) Are you tired of having this man in Congress? Are you just fundamentally weary of wincing at his words? Then go here. For that matter, the NRCC could use the help, too.
Rangel’s Ethics Filings Full of Holes
Roll Call ($) reports that House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel’s ethics filings omit critical details about a number of his deals: In June 2007, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) reported that he had sold a condominium in Sunny Isles, Fla., for between $250,001 and $500,000. In December, he filed an amendment reporting the transaction again, this time with no value. In May, Rangel reported | Read More »
For those who ask: What’s McCain/Palin REFORM?
McCain/Palin Reform is the end to “Pork Earmarks” that are buried in Congressional Bills and grift huge sums of money for shady politicians through their “pet programs,” usually arranged through backroom deals and quid pro quo arrangements, and with whomever those politicians can find in the private sector willing to throw kickbacks around. . McCain/Palin Reform will thwart Corruptible Lobbyists who, through special relations with | Read More »
Well I guess this is the rainy day for America. Remember when your momma said:”Son save your nickels for a rainy day.” And you always said – “Sure Mom”.What did you do? You ran down to the store and bought a candy bar.Looks like a lot of American firms in the investment community havebeen buying too many candy bars. Now all they have to show | Read More »
So, when it comes to the role of 527s in the Obama campaign…
Robert Gibbs, Obama campaign spokesperson: Marc Armbinder, currently with the Atlantic (I say “currently” because, honestly, he’s too good for that magazine right now): Quietly, Obama Campaign Calls In The Cavalry There’s been a spurt of 527 activity on behalf of Sen. John McCain, but Barack Obama campaign has suddenly gone silent on the subject. That’s because, after a year of telling donors not to | Read More »
Drill Now for Alternative Energy
America’s energy crisis has reached critical mass. Our dangerous dependence on foreign oil, the result of decades of misguided Washington policy, is making us vulnerable abroad, and destroying jobs and hurting families and schools at home. To solve this crisis, we need to do it all, and we need to do it now. We need alternative energy sources – wind, solar, biomass, clean coal, nuclear. | Read More »
Kathy Barks Hoffman (AP) jumps the shark with “racist” claims
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. The mainstream media in Michigan has officially flown off the tracks. The AP’s top statewide writer, Kathy Barks Hoffman in particular has lost every last hint of objectivity and has reduced herself to playing excuse maker for Democratic campaigns. Better yet, she is creating excuses while intellectually belittling anyone who dares disagree with her political perspective. Her latest missive | Read More »
, Barack Obama
, John McCain
, Sarah Palin
In the Role of Stupid: The Media
The people in the media aren’t stupid. However, if it suits their purposes, they can play the part well. For example on the ABC News 20/20 special, ABC showed a series of clips of her delivering the same line repeatedly at stop after stop. I’m shocked that a candidate for national office has a speech that they deliver over and over again. When delivering 2-3 | Read More »
MI Morning Update: Team Reform headed back to MI
September 15, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: REFORM TEAM COMES TO MICHIGAN…GRAND RAPIDS…McCAIN & PALIN…join us Wednesday, September 17 at Grand Rapids Community College at 4:30 PM for a "Straight Talk Town Hall Meeting". For more information and to reserve tickets click here: DEBATE ON THE ISSUES…lets remember, it was Barack Obama who backed off, flip flopped on his statements that he would meet John McCain at | Read More »
Let’s Try This Another Way: The Bleeding Begins
As I described here, this is the weekend that the Treasury and the Federal Reserve decided to stop bailing everyone out. Secretary Paulson has been hinting for weeks now that we have to let capitalism work the way God intended it to. Which means: if you screw up, you die. This is what we free-market conservatives have been saying we wanted all along, folks. We’ll | Read More »
OBAMA TRIED TO STALL GIS’ IRAQ WITHDRAWAL
Drudge has this on his website this morning… From the New York post I thought Obama wanted the troops out of Iraq. Typical Democrat talking out of both sides of his mouth. http://www.nypost.com/seven/09152008/postopinion/opedcolumnists/obamatriedtostallgisiraqwithdrawal_129150.htm
Watchdog group lifts the fog from Alaskan bridge
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), a non-partisan, non-profit organization on a mission to eliminate waste, mismanagement and inefficiency in the federal government, has published a background report on Alaska’s infamous “bridge to nowhere” which finally clears the air surrounding what has become the poster child for federal pork projects.
Colorado Springs Meet-up Reviewed!
The most important question is that, yes, everyone (okay, “both”) folks had a ball. Important problems were discussed, we engaged in gossip about the site, and ate/drank as Republicans ought.