McCain is entertained by “leading conservatives” who trash Palin
Finding a Politico.com story via Google News, we learn of John McCain’s “amazement” at the way Sarah Palin is being treated by some conservatives. Several leading conservatives, including columnists Kathleen Parker of National Review and David Brooks of the New York Times, have questioned McCain’s judgment in selecting Palin. [emphasis my own] Leading conservatives: Kathleen Parker and David Brooks? That’s a bit o’ hyperbole, as | Read More »
Is Jack Murtha in Trouble?
Not that it was considered possible. Not this year. However, we could be close to removing Okinawa Jack Murtha’s arrogant, corrupt mug from the United States Congress. This one is happening mostly under the radar, but, though considered unthinkable by bitter, partisan Dems, it is happening. Jack Murtha has represented Pennsylvania’s 12th CD for sixteen undistinguished terms in which he has seemingly done nothing but | Read More »
Obama’s lead down to two points in Pennsylvania
John McCain and Sarah Palin have spent a lot of time in Pennsylvania of late, and team Obama might have an internal poll showing the race in the commonwealth tightening fast. [M]uch buzz today surrounds the apparently inadvertent leak of an internal poll by Barack Obama’s campaign in Pennsylvania that supposedly showed the Democrat leading there by only 2 percentage points — a much-slimmer margin | Read More »
Barney advises Barry to hike taxes
What did House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) tell CNBC yesterday that he would advise a President Barack Obama? “Yes, I believe later on there should be tax increases. Speaking personally, I think there are a lot of very rich people out there whom we can tax at a point down the road and recover some of this money.” VID: Obama and friends | Read More »
Where in the world is Joe Biden?
Joe Biden is not campaigning today. We need not wonder why, but for how long will the veep nominee remain under that Obama bus?
Jack Murtha expounds on his district’s redneck racists
Congressman Okinawa Jack Murtha (D-PA-12) said that Obama would win his district despite the innate racism of his constituents. That did not sit very well with those constituents, and Murtha has finally decided to clarify his bad self to Pittsburgh’s WTAE Channel 4 Action News on Monday. According to Jack, naught buy five to ten years ago, the people of Western Pennsylvania were “rednecks.” “What | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: The Review
PREFACE: On MTP, John McCain spoke of his campaign. He would not say that Obama is a socialist, classifying him instead as a “liberal,” even though he pointed out that the redistribution of wealth is one of the tenets of socialism. On TW, George Stephanopoulos hosted another tedious roundtable with people like Donna Brazile, George Will, David Gergen, and Newt Gingrich. Gergen argued that the | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: preview
For Sunday, October 19, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will talk to John McCain. This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos will host “all-star panel analyzes final weeks of election ’08.” I’ll let you know if he finds any guests. Meet the Press (NBC): Moderator Tom Brokaw talks to Colin Powell. Face the Nation (CBS): Host Bob Schieffer talks to Dem Rep Deb | Read More »
Barack Obama’s self-description to the NYT Magazine
That wild, wacky Barack Obama is at it again! Tune in folks, ‘cos you never know what zany, off-the-wall things he will say next! In an interview to be published in next Sunday’s New York Times magazine, Barack Obama lays into the FOX News Channel: I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the | Read More »
Bill Ayers will be at tonight’s debate. (Alas, only spiritually.)
Columnist Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune might have finally found the ultimate rebuttal for our “Barry -hearts- terrorists” line of attack: Neither Ayers nor his wife was espousing or practicing terrorist acts in the 1990s when Obama met them. They haven’t committed or advocated violent protest since the early 1970s. Then again, I have not heard the claim that Ayers is a practicing terrorist; | Read More »
Joe McCain: “Free John McCain!”
Joe McCain, the candidate’s brother, wants to fire the campaign’s management because they have kept McCain, and those around him, under wraps, isolated from the media: Joe is particularly critical of top campaign officials (unnamed) who “so tightly ‘control the message’” that they have cut the press off from those who know the candidate best (presumably including his brother). Joe McCain, who notes that he | Read More »
The big Palin protest in Alaska!
Alaskans evidently revile Sarah Palin. Yeah, surprised me as well, but those Alaskans are taking to the streets of Juneau. From Sunday’s Juneau Empire: Juneau residents staged a protest in front of the state Capitol on Saturday, urging the rest of the country to say “thanks but no thanks” to Gov. Sarah Palin’s campaign to be vice president. “We are the constituents who know what | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows – The Review
Sunday, October 12, 2008 PREFACE: On FOX News Sunday, host Chris Wallace first talked to Rick Davis and David Axelrod, who spoke mostly at the same time. Davis posited that the media would not discuss Bill Ayers, and Axelrod countered that Bill Ayers the most discussed “unknown public figure” in the history, I suppose, of unknown public figures. In the next segment, Governor Tim Pawlenty | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows – preview
For Sunday, October 5, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace talks to McCain campaign manager Rick Davis and chief Obama strategist David Axelrod; then he moves to surrogates Tim Pawlenty and Ed Rendell. This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos talks about the financial mess with House Republican whip Roy Blunt and with one of the fiasco’s architects, Barney Frank. Meet the Press (NBC): | Read More »
Why is the McCain camp doing what it’s doing?
Tom Bevan at the RCP blog is having trouble with Steve Schmidt’s “strategery” for John McCain. After all, McCain is campaigning in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Iowa – all Kerry States – instead of defending the Bush States in which he’s in polling trouble: Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Survey says Obama is coasting in each of those States but Indiana, | Read More »
Tom Brokaw, Bill Ayers, and Barack Obama
Tom Brokaw is no longer revered, if he ever had been. This has nothing to do with the bland job he did at last night’s pointless point-counterpoint session (debate). It did not start with him referring, twice on NBC’s Meet the Press last Sunday [transcript], to domestic terrorist Bill Ayers as “a school reformer in Illinois,” though seems to be an insidious symptom of his | Read More »
Barack Obama is a lying hypocrite/hypocritical liar
Lace up the shoes. Game on. A new ad from John McCain intones that Dem candidate Barack Obama is a hypocritical liar. Barack Obama. He promised better. He lied. To wit: Writes ABC News’ Jake Tapper: The criticisms of the Obama ads are all on target. Tapper, God love him, has backed his statement with links. (To be fair, he did not on his blog | Read More »
The American left and “Hannity’s America”
Last Sunday, FNC’s Sean Hannity used his weekend TV show, Hannity’s America, to air his investigation of Barack Obama and his malevolent friends and allies. Obama refused to offer any comment or rebuttal. Inside Cable News asks: If MSNBC were to air a Keith Olbermann special on John McCain, the red blogs would be up in arms and it would be the talking point of | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: The Review
PREFACE: On FOX News Sunday, Claire McCaskill agreed with an Obama commercial which defines John McCain as an unstable, old man, saying that he has been erratic lately. Joe Lieberman, scoffing at Obama’s lead in the polls, pointed out that the Gore/Lieberman ticket had been trailing by 6-points with two-weeks left in 2000 and managed to win that election. At least the popular vote. Karl | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: preview
For Sunday, October 5, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will interview Senator Joe Liebermann and Claire McCaskill. Then he talks to Karl Rove. This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos talks to Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell (D), Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (R), Florida Senator Mel Martinez (R), and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D). Meet the Press (NBC): There will be something involving NBC | Read More »