Did Barack’s speech lift one too many lines from Hollywood? Compare his speech to speeches given in movies such as Dave and The American President for a good laugh.

    The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: a preview

    For Sunday, August 31, 2008FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace has Republican Presidential candidate John McCain.This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos has the candidates wife, Cindy McCain. After that, he’ll talk to Senator Lindsey Graham and the insufferable John Kerry.Meet the Press (NBC): Moderator Tom Brokaw spends the show speaking to Tim Pawlenty.Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer interviews Rudy Giuliani, Senator Joe | Read More »

    Flash Poll on Sarah Palin

    This is a repost of a comment I just made in Pejman’s front page article, adding the followingI think John McCain made one of the best VP choices in this or any other century by choosing Sarah Palin to be his running mate. He’s right — he had a deep base of talent from which to choose, but the Maverick picked a game changer also: | Read More »

    McCain has Finally Realized What Party he is In

    I’ve been pulling my hair out the past few months. I went though the loop of candidates during the primary season and cried a little more each day as it became evident that the Republican nominee was going to be McCain. I couldn’t imagine why the Republican Party would decide to slide off to the left so violently. It left me sitting in the cold | Read More »

    People who call Governor Palin ‘Risky’ have it completely wrong

    It is frustrating and sort of hilarious all at once, to hear various Washington ‘talking heads’ (mostly liberals, of course) talk about Governor Palin as ‘risky’ or ‘inexperienced’, when it’s so obvious that none of that is true. Of course, there is a reason why they say that, perhaps even believe it, and why some others may believe it also, and that is because 24 | Read More »


    MCCAIN: And I’ll tell you right now, the Log Cabin Party–Republican Party–should be part of our–of our party. And I believe the Christian right should be part of–of our party. I respect their views. My view is that in the case of the military, the don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy was appropriate. And I also believe that–that gays should not be in the military, and | Read More »

    Denial Isn’t Just A River in Egypt.

    My flight to Milan, Italy on Friday had a stopover in Boston. When I got to the Denver airport, I suddenly realized that half of the eastern seaboard was trying to board flights back home after the DNC Convention. This included the first leg of my flight.About an hour into the flight, the captain announced over the intercom that John McCain had selected his Vice | Read More »

    On Sarah Palin

    I find it more than a little amusing how the choice of Sarah Palin has given people on the other side of the partisan divide a serious case of intellectual whiplash. Up until now, anytime that Barack Obama’s experience was questioned, the reply from Obama partisans would be something along the lines of “Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld had tons of experience and they ran | Read More »

    DNC Delegates: At Odds With Obama Over Taxes

    Yes indeedy–you read that right.The Obama campaign responded by attacking the DNC delegates for hewing so closely to the discredited economic beliefs of the Bush-Cheney-McCain Administration. “This isn’t change,” remarked David Plouffe. “This is more of the same!”**I made this paragraph up. But admit it: It’s plausible.

    Democrats frustrated over McCain’s pick of Palin

    Right after the pick was made, the party that supposedly doesn’t attack, attempted to attack Sarah Palin. Didn’t matter that they knew nothing about her, they wanted to spin the pick to make it look as poorly as possible.A few Democrats attempted to try and connect her to Ted Stevens and Don Young. Two Alaskans facing corruption charges. Not recogizing her fight against corruption and | Read More »

    Sara Palin

    I cant believe the hypocrisy of the BoIraq supporters that are claiming Sara Palin has no experience. Talk about the pot (yes, Obama inhaled) calling the kettle black. I heard one mindless Obama supporter criticizing how small the population of Alaska is compared with other states. Well guess where Biden is from, Delaware, full stop. Strong move by McCain. Choosing a driven competitive woman will | Read More »

    Sarah Palin Is A Person, Not A “Pick”

    Help McCain’s campaign

    Due to some different circumstances in my life,I now have a TON of free time… I did not know what to do with it,but then I decided that I am going to volunteer for McCain/Palin’s campaign! I want to get out there and do something! If we all helped out,we would have a better shot at seeing our man in the white house.I want to | Read More »


    I’m no longer holding my nose in November

    This is a risky, but high reward pick for McCain. Overall, I’d give it an A- (and four years from now, an A+). I have to give McCain a lot of credit here for having the guts to make his own pick and not one a lot of the establishment was hoping for (Romney).From a personal standpoint, Palin was my 2nd choice…..of EVERYBODY. Mark Sanford | Read More »

    Burning Down My Master’s House-Obama and the Democratic Party’s lies we can believe in

    There has been a lot of talk about race and identity politics during this campaign, perhaps more than any other political campaign in history. The media and pundits are showing this election as a classic case of the old America vs. the new America, the crusty old white guy against the young, hip, cosmopolitan Black candidate. However, this is not a blog about the media’s | Read More »

    Obama’s speech: long on rhetoric, short on details. Again

    Last night Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered his acceptance speech at the Democratic national convention. As has been par for the Obama course, the speech was inspiring and the delivery quite eloquent. Some of the people there were moved to tears and overall hope seemed to spring eternal in Denver CO. Alas, hope is all that those of us who watched the speech hoping | Read More »

    The New “New Woman”

    Have we moved to a point now where women can now have “it all” just as men have had for centuries? It seems in Sarah Palin we might have just such a person. After the “Women’s Movement” for equal rights in the 60s and 70s it was generally accepted that a woman had two paths one towards success in a career and the other a | Read More »

    Why I Got Excited (about Palin)

    I am a college student from Indiana. I woke up this morning, turned on Fox News, and started my day by listening to all the speculation of Palin as the VP pick. I had to go to class however, so I took my laptop with me, and watched the rally in between classes. On my drive home (I commute), I was listening to America Right | Read More »

    Hitting the HIVE dead on…

    – Cross posted from Michigan Taxes too Much -Everyone had their favorites, many like myself felt Mitt would be a solid choice for McCain’s pick, but the more I follow the reports and commentary from both the right and left side of the room, the more I can truly appreciate the choice made. The RIGHT side is happy, ..no ECSTATIC about the pick of a | Read More »

    Critique of Obama’s speech

    I read the transcript of Obama’s speech today, and since 38 million people watched it, I think its safe to say this speech will form the predicate for how he seeks to define himself for the next 9.5 weeks. As usual, he was thin on specifics and policy proposals, though I detected a few in there. Also as usual, he reversed himself on some points.Obama’s | Read More »


    http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn317/mjpair/McCainPalin.jpgWOW!!! John McCain really did an amazing job with his pick. I dropped my son off at school this am, came home and put on the news hoping to see the news that Mitt Romney had been named as McCain’s running-mate. I was greeted by the headline that McCain had made his choice (still unreleased) and it wasn’t Mitt. Being furious, I quickly ripped off | Read More »

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    irony of obama’s accomplishments

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but one of the ‘big’ pieces of legislation Joe Biden credited Obama with involved a bill concerning loose nuclear weapons that was received a 98-0 vote in the senate and was signed by George Bush. So, the VP has acknowledged that Obama’s major accomplishments occurred when he cooperated with Bush. How does that jibe with Obama’s attacking McCain for agreeing | Read More »

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    Let the Democratic sexism begin!

    **So Mr. Begala on CNN’s Campbell Brown state how composed and comfortable Gov Palin was in front of people and then quipped something to the effect of “probably because she was a beauty queen.” Keep driving those HRC women to us. Someone more technogically savvy than myself needs to start a site for sexist comments against palin to draw the ire of the Hillary vote!

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    Why Republican and Why John McCain for Me?

    I am 42 years young, currently unemployed since my wife transfered us here in North Carolina in June of 2008. We have an 8 year old son in the 3rd grade and a 4 year old home with dad currently. Most of my life I lived in a Democratic state in Vermont, yes the state in which the president of the Democratic party is from | Read More »

    [Palin is pro-innocent life, protecting babies instead of pardoning murderers]

    Sarah Palin calls herself pro-life because she is against abortion. However, she supports the death penalty. That makes her simply anti-abortion. She may claim to truly respect and value life, but clearly does not. Abortions should be avoided whenever possible. Executions should ALWAYS be avoided.[Thanks for the honesty in your username. Unfortunately, we don’t have a lot of use here for people who try to | Read More »


    Grassley isn’t a delegate, but does it matter?

    Many of you may have read previously that the Iowa Republican Party rebuffed Senator Charles Grassley by not selecting the senior Iowa Republican as a delegate to the national convention.  This sent a strong signal to Grassley that Iowa conservatives are unhappy, but what impact will it have on the convention?I admit that I am not a political insider.  I have not run for a political office | Read More »

    Abortion = Human ownership = slavery

    Ironic really, that the self proclaimed civil rights proponent and African-American candidate defends the practice of human ownership as part of his political platform. When human life begins,whether at conception when a distinct human DNA is created and a systematic, organized, and growing (aka, living) organism exists, or whether at birth when occasionally a newborn escapes its planned barbaric execution during a botched abortion and | Read More »

    Charming people, Democrats.

    I normally don’t favor dKos with links, but this one is too… typical, really.This is what fear looks like, by the way. I mention it only because far too many people on the Left seem to be mistaking the sensation for a sense of triumph.

    Why Sarah Is The Perfect Pick

    The surprise pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could not have possibly been a better choice for John McCain.The reason is simple.Palin won’t hurt McCain. She won’t cost him even one single vote. She WILL gain him some votes that disgruntled Conservatives might not have cast. The other choices on the “short list” would have likely further angered the base and kept more people home | Read More »

    Why Sarah Is The Perfect Pick

    The surprise pick of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin could not have possibly been a better choice for John McCain.The reason is simple.Palin won’t hurt McCain. She won’t cost him even one single vote. She WILL gain him some votes that disgruntled Conservatives might not have cast. The other choices on the “short list” would have likely further angered the base and kept more people home | Read More »

    McCain’s VP Pick

    I am so proud of Senator McCain and his campaign. Every one is looking for change, but are they just buying into empty words. Senator Obama does not stand for anything except a bunch of empty words. I Support Senator John McCain because he knows what he believes in and is not afraid to say it. To be the President I believe you must have | Read More »

    Hillary Clinton Forum: Read This

    If you’ve got a minute, browse these comments. They are overwhelmingly supportive of the selection of Gov. Palin.Hillary Clinton ForumI suspect these people are not the unhinged kooks of the Dhimmikratt Party but rather pretty normal mainstream traditional Democrats. If this is a sample of the 18 million that voted for Hillary in the primaries, then this could be a McCain/Palin rout. It could be | Read More »

    Palin on Energy

    From the HotAir.com website:If Sarah Palin brings this much passion, intelligence and forcefulness to the debate(s) – I almost feel sorry for Biden. I really mean that.We’re going to be seeing Michelle O’s “I hate you” scowl a lot between now and November (that is, if she isn’t sequestered in the Obama Mansion and kept under lock and key by Obama’s Chicago buddies).

    How To Read Polls During the Convention

    Fivethirtyeight.com has the answer. Based on past conventions, they have modeled how much of a bounce is normal each day based on the beginning of the convention. Today’s trackers (Obama +8 and Obama +4) are based on T, W, and H. That is based around Wednesday which is the third day of the convention. Based on the model, Obama should have a 3.5% bounce. So | Read More »

    Help on Palin

    even though she has more executive experience than Obama. We need facts:Size of BudgetNumber of State EmployeesNumber of Emergency WorkersNumber of Students in University SystemCan anyone help with this information??

    Instant Replay: Quick Thoughts on the Events of the Day

    Wow! Just Expletive-deleted wow! That’s the emotional reaction. On to the thoughts.

    Moe did a Happy Dance in the NJT rest stop at 12:30 PM.

    First off: bring it, Democrats. Contribute to McCain Victory 2008 (UPDATE: as I understand it, that link still works after Thursday: it’s the same sort of shared-fundraising system that the DNC is using to inflate its monthly totals.)Second: It’s a fascinating thing, really. For the last few months, the overwhelming theme that we’ve heard from the Democrats is that we are lost: that we are | Read More »

    Sarah Palin Loves Guns

    Let’s have a live blog for latest developments.

    This has been fun, so let’s do it again.Note by Jeff: And “Delegate” wins the dumkopf of the night award, for his accusation that Sarah Palin probably “can’t name the leaders of our top European allies”….”like New Zealand, Japan, [and] Australia.” Well, done, Delegate! Your prize is eternal scorn and ridicule.Thanks again for playing, all. Have a good night!


    The Shot in the Arm the GOP Needed

    I spent the night of the 2006 mid-term “thumping” at an election night party for Nebraska Senate candidate Pete Rickets. I put in quite a bit of time volunteering for Rickets, even though a lot of us knew he was a longshot candidate to unseat Democrat Ben Nelson. Rickets got trounced by over 30 points, falling victim to the GOP woes that have seemed to | Read More »

    Quick Show of Hands – Who Else Just Got Involved with the McCain/Palin Campaign?

    As a Fredhead who was not at all comfortable with McCain, I have completely changed my tune with today’s announcement that Sarah Palin will be his running mate. There are other posts everywhere that are talking about whether this is game-changing or not. Well, it is for me. I have just donated to both the RNC and to the McCain campaign (what I could at | Read More »

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    From Pain to Pleasure..

    This Republican primary season began as something very new for me. This is the second Presidential election that I can vote in, and I was very much looking forward to the primary process as this would be my first time I could vote in that. I began the year fully hoping that Fred Thompson would enter the race, and I was ecstatic when he FINALLY | Read More »

    Sarah Palin’s Resume vs. Barack Obama’s Resume

    The facts do not lie, Sarah Palin is more qualified than Barack Obama. Please send this to folks, five star it on YouTube. We need to bypass the media because they keep saying Palin is unqualified.

    I am VERY concerned about what is going on in Louisiana

    I am extremely concerned about some of the things that are going on in Louisiana, and particularly New Orleans. From an AP report:

    Working Mothers for McCain/Palin

    As a working mother and recently a new small business owner, I am very proud, excited, and relieved that Senator McCain selected Governor Sarah Palin as his Vice Presidential running mate. McCain’s announcement today has not only rejuvenated me as a Republican dedicated to the cause, but has done the same for many of my Republican women friends and colleagues.I am a 40-year old, Cuban-Chinese | Read More »

    Moved to Tears

    **I was thinking of Regan and of the day I saw him in San Diego. I was in college and had gotten an hour notice that he would be speaking. This was for his re-election and my first time voting. I got there was in the back of the crowd. I am 4’10 so it was hard for me to see. I moved my way | Read More »

    I am absolutely on cloud nine!

    First, let me say I tried to follow the VP choice blogs since joining this site and did not see this one coming. Now, let me say that after a little reading and research on this fine CONSERVATIVE politician I am again a VERY PROUD Republican! Not that I was not proud before, but this is truly exciting! I have been in support of John | Read More »

    The Big Palin Investigation You’ll be Hearing A LOT About…I’m Sure

    When the twitter of Sarah Palin’s name started lilting through the somewhat dull aftermath of what I am certain the Obama camp believes plunged the cork into the proverbial presidential bottle… I began to google Mrs. Palin with the same (albeit more out of trepidation than enthusiasm) “dirt digging” determination with which I would vet any potential leader of my country.The first thing (… actually… | Read More »

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    Thank You Senator McCain and Well Done

    Everyone knows that Senator McCain treasures his maverick status. Because of that, I believe that there were only two names he ever seriously considered for Vice President, Senator Lieberman and Governor Palin. And I have to say that I assumed that, given two alternatives, he would always choose the alternative that annoys conservatives the most.But he didn’t do that here. Instead, he’s energized us, and | Read More »

    Thirty-Five Years

    By Mike DeVine, Legal Editor for The Minority Report and The HinzSight ReportEveryone that lives 35 years has 35 years of experience. The U.S. Constitution requires same for anyone that would serve as President of the United States. Therefore, we always choose among adults with at least that much life experience. I have never used experience as an argument for or against a Democrat and | Read More »

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