Polls!

    A recent Washington Post poll came out that had Barack Obama 9 points ahead of John McCain. Of course, when Democrats in the poll outnumbered Republicans by a 54 to 38 margin, the fact that Obama was ahead should have come as no surprise whatsoever. Gallup, however, finds a tie. This, despite the belief that the focus on the economic crisis hurts McCain. I wouldn’t | Read More »

    For Understandable Reasons . . .

    I took note of this. Any campaign that so shamelessly tries to get me to vote for his candidate by telling me–without evidence or justification of any kind–that the other side hates me and members of my religion not only doesn’t deserve my vote, they don’t even deserve to be on the playing field.

    “They Need Him/They Need Him Not/They Need Him . . .”

    Prior to John McCain’s decision to suspend campaigning and go back to Washington in order to assist in brokering some sort of legislative deal to avert a financial meltdown, Democrats told anyone who would listen that unless McCain got personally involved and helped bring about Republican votes, no plan would pass: Then, when McCain made the decision to go back to Washington, he was suddenly | Read More »

    Slime And Smear

    Just when I thought I had lost my capacity to be appalled: Two liberal groups – one of them directed by a brother of the Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean – will begin running a graphic attack advertisement Thursday morning raising questions about Senator John McCain’s health. Showing vivid and unflattering images of the fresh scar that appeared on Senator McCain’s face immediately after his | Read More »

    Bill Clinton: Republican

    Really, for all practical purposes, it’s true: Former President Bill Clinton defended Sen. John McCain’s request to delay the first presidential debate, saying McCain did it in “good faith” and pushed organizers to reserve time for economy talk during the debate if the Friday plans move forward. Appearing on Good Morning America Thursday, Clinton told ABC News’ Chris Cuomo that McCain’s push to postpone the | Read More »

    It’s Not Often That A Gaffe Is Committed In A Political Ad . . .

    After all, political ads are supposed to be tightly scripted affairs. Not so with the Obama campaign: Obama also rolled out a new 60-second TV ad to run in “key targeted states” in which he cited economic policies endorsed by Bush and McCain as essentially to blame for the troubles. “For eight years we’ve been told that the way to a stronger economy was to | Read More »

    Follow the money

    Billionaire Warren Buffett, calling turmoil in the markets an “economic Pearl Harbor,” said his $5 billion investment in Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is an endorsement of the Treasury’s $700 billion bank rescue plan. “I am betting on the Congress doing the right thing for the American public and passing this bill,” Buffett said on cable channel CNBC today. “I certainly have a vote of confidence | Read More »

    End of an era?

    If you watch television (ie. network news, Fox and CNN alike), there is nothing but poison and vile anger towards President Bush, John McCain, and our country. First President Bush – I still believe he is doing what he thinks is right. As a fiscal conservative I agree that the federal government should have very little intervention into the free markets as Bush has said | Read More »

    Love the Financial Crisis ? Thank a democrat.

    Now, i’m not here to blame the financial crisis soley on the democrats, GW and many GOP officeholders were enablers at least; but these articles show that Clinton, Carter and the good intentions of liberal’s desire to give housing to those who wouldn’t be able to qualify normally has the country in the mess it’s in today. Yes, greedy desires of bankers, investors and individuals | Read More »

    We Don’t Have Another Week

    Sen Shelby took a piss on the White House lawn after meeting with President Bush today. As he left the West Wing, Shelby spoke to the media holding up what he said were letters from the country’s top economists saying the Paulson Plan is not the best solution to resolving the crisis. He went on to urge viewers not to believe an agreement has been | Read More »

    Never under estimate the intelligence of the American people

    Never under estimate the intelligence of the American people.

    Unbelieveable: Missouri law enforcement form Obama “truth squads”

    St. Louis and Missouri law enforcement are planning to go after anyone who makes false statements against Obama during his campaign. This is so one sided I can’t even begin to describe how wrong this agenda is. It’s one thing if they want to keep the campaign fail on both sides, but they clearly only want to enforce the issue one Obama’s side of the | Read More »

    The Curious Incident of Reid and Pelosi In A Crisis

    Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?” Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” Holmes: “That was the curious incident.” In politics, actions speak louder than words, and inaction sometimes speaks even louder. With John McCain leaving the campaign trail to go to Washington to | Read More »

    Congressional Democrats Show Us What Leadership Is All About

    Published reports have it that Congress couldn’t get a deal done on the Paulson bailout plan. Sketchy reports at mid-day said that Congressional leaders had the outlines of a plan in place, with a raft of what appeared to be largely extraneous changes to the structure of the deal. Evidently those modifications were intended to give Congress a way to second-guess the progress and implementation | Read More »

    Sorry folks

    The server had a serious problem tonight that required a manual reboot of the server at its physical location. Our apologies. — Erick

    If Republicans are Being Blamed for No Bailout Then…

    Who the hell controls Congress? The Democrats! I mean Pelosi surely could call for a vote on this plan and that would force Senate to vote for it or Republicans could try to block it which would be disaster for us. I do not get why media is all of sudden blaming Republicans and McCain for zero bailout now The media blames us for anything

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    A Fun Book To Read

    OK so we’re sitting here tonight in America (and by extension the rest of the world) having our toenails pulled out slowly by the financial crisis and after another day of wild mood swings, the media is reporting that right now we have no deal. Or something like that. Don’t tell me you need a drink, because you know you’ve already had a few. Which | Read More »

    WaMu Seized by FDIC …. JP Morgan/Chase awarded the company for “only” $1.9 Billion

    WaMu Fails – Is Sold Off To J.P. Morgan Bailout In Chaos, WaMu Is Biggest Bank Failure Stockholders to get NOTHING. Needless to say, “film at 11″ (and 12, 1, 2, 3 . . . .). Kenny SolomonTypical Bitter God-Clinging Gun Owner ….. and NASCAR Fan

    The Dark Bailout

    Updated: Polar Bears are Safer Now, and Colder Too!

    Courtesy of a post by Julie Walsh at OpenMarket.org, we learn from The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) that Arctic sea ice extent, after reaching its seasonal minimum last week, has begun its annual cyclical increase in response to the setting sun. A cooler melt season, retention of first-year ice, and dispersive ice motion set the 2008 melt season apart from 2007. Overview | Read More »

    Putting up the Fitzmas decorations.

    While we’re waiting to see whether there’s going to be a world economy come Monday, some good news, here: the Feds decided to rattle Illinois Governor Blagojevich’s (D) cage. With a jackhammer. Sources tell CBS 2 News Chicago that Federal agents claim to have enough evidence to indict Blagojevich on fraud and conspiracy charges. However, the report says the investigators aren’t the ones who make | Read More »

    Burning Down The House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis?

    This is a video you should see if you want to understand what caused this crisis… Burning Down The House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tZc8oH–o

    Obama sends goon squads to censor the truth about his gun record

    I believe in Godwin’s law, so I won’t use the terms Nazi or Fascist here, but Obama’s camp supports pissing on the first amendment as he does the second amendment. This is a typical page from the Chicago/Axelrod/Mayor Daley school of Machine Politics. Obama doesn’t like the NRA ads, so he pushes to censor them. Look out NRA, you may wake up next to a | Read More »

    Obama sends goon squads to censor the truth about his gun record

    I believe in Godwin’s law, so I won’t use the terms Nazi or Fascist here, but Obama’s camp supports pissing on the first amendment as he does the second amendment. This is a typical page from the Chicago/Axelrod/Mayor Daley school of Machine Politics. Obama doesn’t like the NRA ads, so he pushes to censor them. Look out NRA, you may wake up next to a | Read More »

    Obama sends goon squads to censor the truth about his gun record

    I believe in Godwin’s law, so I won’t use the terms Nazi or Fascist here, but Obama’s camp supports pissing on the first amendment as he does the second amendment. This is a typical page from the Chicago/Axelrod/Mayor Daley school of Machine Politics. Obama doesn’t like the NRA ads, so he pushes to censor them. Look out NRA, you may wake up next to a | Read More »

    Bill Clinton Gets It Right on the Mortgage Bailout

    From TheHill.com “He also acknowledged that there was possible danger in his administration’s policy of pressing Fannie Mae, the mortgage company, to lower its credit standards for lower- and middle-income families seeking homes.” Grim

    ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

    In America’s time of turmoil we need a proven leader. We are making history as we speak on many different fronts. The Stock Market and the Economy, Energy Crisis, and the war abroad are all issues that America is coping with. So in these crossroads of Americas future I thought it was important to do a little homework on our proposed leaders.

    ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

    In America’s time of turmoil we need a proven leader. We are making history as we speak on many different fronts. The Stock Market and the Economy, Energy Crisis, and the war abroad are all issues that America is coping with. So in these crossroads of Americas future I thought it was important to do a little homework on our proposed leaders.

    ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

    In America’s time of turmoil we need a proven leader. We are making history as we speak on many different fronts. The Stock Market and the Economy, Energy Crisis, and the war abroad are all issues that America is coping with. So in these crossroads of Americas future I thought it was important to do a little homework on our proposed leaders.

    Show Us the Legislation

    (Crossposted from the Sunlight Foundation) As news spreads that a consensus Wall Street bailout plan is being finalized, and leaders negotiate between proposals submitted from the Treasury Department, Senator Dodd, Representative Markey, and others, two separate conversations are taking place. One is public, as the nation struggles to evaluate the urgency of the economic consensus Wall Street bailoutsituation, and to understand the best course of | Read More »

    McCain needs to go to the debate

    I think missing the debate will give the media ammo that they don’t need. If McCain goes to the debate, he can try to work in economic policy and take the credit for getting the ball rolling on the bailout plan. Because of McCain’s bold move yesterday, more attention and pressure have been placed on Congress and the White House to “get it done.” That’s | Read More »

    ZOGBY HAS MCCAIN UP BY 2 !!!

    As of 9-25-08 Zogby has McCain up by 2 in national polling. More good news in state polling in Pennsylvania McCain – 49.1% Obama – 44.3%, Ohio McCain – 49.8% Obama – 43.9% Virginia McCain – 50.3% Obama – 43.8% Florida McCain – 52.1% Obama – 41.8% Colorado McCain – 47.5% Obama – 45.5% Go McPalin !!!!

    Harry Reid: If it’s Thursday, then I need John McCain’s help.

    Whoops! Sorry: Mitch McConnell’s bored and making Reid say goofy things again. Hey, you have to make sure that the mind control chip is still working, right? Anyway, via the Corner we have the latest Need of Reid: With the economic news only getting worse each day, I call on the President, Senator McCain and Congressional Republicans to join us to quickly get this done | Read More »

    Obama BS speech today

    In Obama’s speech today he promised to save the planet and all us stupid humans form this man made global warming,some how with a plan to tax energy using a cap and trade program. The weather will change as it always has, regardless of how much money we pay for are energy it seams to me. This is a big con that governments around the | Read More »

    Well Well…Gallup Shows A Tie Again

    So here are the three tracking polls I have been following. As of September 25: Gallup Tracking – Tie , 46 46 Rasmussen Tracking – Obama +3 , 49 46 Battleground Tracking – McCain +1 , 48 47 Everyone buckle your chin straps and hang on.

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    McCain gets the 3am call

    When the mortgage deal was looking like it was dead in Congress, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson called the man who has a history of getting bi-partisan bills done. It wasn’t 3am on the clock, but it certainly was a critical time when a respected leader was needed to get things done. He called Senator John McCain: BOB SCHIEFFER: I am told, Maggie, that the way | Read More »

    Oh Joe….Just Keep Talking. Please!

    Sen. Joe Biden; otherwise known as the gift that keeps on giving, has done it again. Thanks Joe! You know those microphone’s that the NFL use to “Mic Up” quarterbacks and other players…we should always have one of those on Biden. Man, that guy would win the election for us. Anyway, I digress. According to ABC News (and I kid you not), Biden said recently | Read More »

    {I’m half-tempted not to delete…}

    {…the “witch-doctor” Palin thing is precisely the sort of stupid-clever sneer that the Left fondly thinks works for them, and never does. But if I toss people for being rude about Islamic and Jewish religious beliefs, I should do so for Christian ones too. – Moe Lane}

    I have decided that the current round of polling is secretly…

    …an applied exercise in behavioral psychology, and we’re all the lab rats. Up, down, left, right, spinned, charmed… I expect that some time in the next week I’ll log onto the RCP poll and be solemnly informed that Senator McCain is currently ahead by flan. No, I do not actually believe this; but darned if it doesn’t explain the observed data.

    So I saw a bumper sticker today…

    I may live in California, but I live in a sane part of California. We vote Republican, we have a good mix of suburban and rural lifestyles, and we don’t have crazy rallies for illegals or activist homosexuals. We also don’t generally see those bumper stickers that leftists are known for putting on their cars. In the last few years I’ve seen more signs for | Read More »

    American Made Energy = American Jobs

    We’ve all seen the television ads saying every year America spends $700 billion on foreign oil, constituting the largest transfer of wealth in human history. It’s no coincidence that Congress is now considering the largest government bailout in American history. The current energy situation is bleeding the American economy and jeopardizing American security. This week, Congress will likely pass legislation authorizing $700 billion to bailout | Read More »

    Yes, why isn’t this news?

    That’s Jenn Rubin’s question about this. A $100,000 state grant for a botanic garden in Englewood that then-state Sen. Barack Obama awarded in 2001 to a group headed by a onetime campaign volunteer is now under investigation by the Illinois attorney general amid new questions, prompted by Chicago Sun-Times reports, about whether the money might have been misspent. You and I frequently speculate that if | Read More »

    Own-goal watch: Netroots planning to primary any Democrat voting *for* the bailout.

    And you thought that some of us were annoyed. Matt Stoller, OpenLeft: …My guess is that the leadership is all set to go with a [expletive deleted]ty bailout, the Republican rank and file are saying ‘hell no’, the Bush Dogs are pushing for a [expletive deleted]ty bailout, and the other rank and file Democrats don’t realize the power they have to stop this pile of | Read More »

    Americans for Prosperity

    The Kansas AFP chapter is flying me out to DC and I was curious if anyone else is going. I believe Redstate’s own Eric Erickson will be a speaker. If you are going I would love to meet some new people maybe buy a few rounds…

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    Deal Reached; McCain Wins; Obama, the MSM and the ‘Too Intellectual for Party Politics’ Conservatives Lose

    McCain wins. He announced his bold plan to surrender his campaign and return to Washington until a deal was reached. Within hours of his announcement, the MSM, getting their talking points from the Obama campaign, tried to spin his leadership as a desperate ploy and worse. Sadly, many ‘intellectual’ conservatives followed suit. Apparently, some free market egg head types were disappointed with McCain’s new populist | Read More »

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    Stump The Veep

    Like a lot of conservatives I was gnashing my teeth on two levels at the initial interview clip yesterday of Governor Palin, in response to a question from Katie Couric, not being able to name any examples of John McCain pushing for more regulation in his 26-year career – that’s like if somebody running with Joe Lieberman couldn’t name examples of him bucking his party. | Read More »

    The Reality of the Economic Crisis

    This post was originally published on my blog at www.marktomarket.typepad.com. For the past two weeks, we have constantly heard opinions, analysis and perspective from many people on the historical chain of events currently taking place within the financial markets. It seems everyone has an opinion and regardless of the financial and economic variables at stake, the issue has not surprisingly been politicized to no end. | Read More »

    Breaking: Bailout Deal tentatively agreed upon. [Or not. Or maybe.]

    More details as we get them, obviously. Lawmakers: Financial bailout agreement reached WASHINGTON (AP) – Warned that time was running short to bolster the distressed economy, congressional Republicans and Democrats reported agreement in principle Thursday on a $700 billion bailout of the financial industry, and said they would present it to the Bush administration in hopes of a vote within days.

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    Government Oversight … err Outta-Site

    1) The U.S. Government is Financially “Broke” and obviously is incapable of money management or fiscal conservatism … so why are we calling for more “Government Oversight” … We need Oversight on the Government. We need to identify exactly who was responsible for this current mess with all the zeal we went after Enron. Government created this problem so now Government fixes the problem they | Read More »

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    A More Accurate Way To Assess Polling Data

    Here are some new polls released over the last three days on some of the most closely watched Senate, Governor and House races. New Hampshire Senate: UNH = Sununu -4 Rasmussen = Sununu +7 Colorado Senate: Rasmussen = Schaffer -2 Minnesota Senate: Quinnipiac/WSJ/WP = Coleman +7 Oregon Senate: Survey USA = Gordon Smith -2 Washington Governor: Rasmussen = Rossi +6 Strategic Vision = Rossi +2 | Read More »

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