re: Your “WTF, I call BS” Moment of the Day
Brad Sherman: “A few members were even told that there would be martial law in America if we voted ‘no.’” Who told these members that there would be martial law? Why, they told each other that there would be martial law! Here’s this from Sherman from Thursday: “The one thing that’s been proven is the absolute fear-mongering that’s being used to drive us is false,” | Read More »
Sarah Palin won last nights debate, and the LAT’s response confirms it
The myopic editorialists at the Los Angeles Times must think Sarah Palin defeated Joe Biden in Thursday night’s vice presidential debate. Their post-debate editorial, when read between the lines, indicates as much: Gov. Sarah Palin shared a stage with Sen. Joe Biden and for 90 minutes skirted the edge of the abyss but avoided the plunge. Luckily for her, their debate Thursday night avoided serious | Read More »
re: What will Tina Fey do now?
These people are wasting our time, Josh. When confronted with a contrary proof, they dig in, retrenching themselves merely by digging it deeper. I think most of it is the natural reaction of a lightweight, though it seems some lingering Romney nonsense has compounded matters. For the sake of honesty — PLEASE! — I went into last night’s debate with some trepidation. It would be | Read More »
What will Tina Fey do now?
From an Associated Press analysis of last night’s debate: Given Palin’s performance, the debate begged one last question: What does Tina Fey do now? Given Palin’s performance last night, what is the AP going to do now?
AP: If elected, McCain will likely drop dead.
The warning to America from the Associated Press could not be more stark: Elect John McCain and he will die, leaving you with Sarah Palin, a woman whom the less-than-impressive David Frum condemns as “not up to the job of being president of the United States” in an interview with the left wing daily New York Times. If John McCain is elected and goes on | Read More »
Some in the media invent a McCain-Palin contradiction
This is media slime. Sarah Palin was in a Philadelphia restaurant when some guy asked her, basically, she thought our government should fight terrorism. Here’s the exchange, according to Jake Tapper: As Palin was glad handling, a man named Michael Rovito, wearing a Temple University t-shirt, approached Palin “How about the Pakistan situation?” he asked her. “What’s your thoughts about that.” “In Pakistan?” she asked. | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows – The Review
PREFACE: On ABC’s This week, John McCain explained that he could not stand on the sideline during this new deal discussion: “I’m a Teddy Roosevelt Republican. I had to get in the arena.” He credited House Republicans for pulling House Republicans back into the New Deal negotiations. On FOX News Sunday, John Kerry argued that “it’s not for us to say” who won Friday night’s | Read More »
They watched the debate at the New York Times
Perhaps the New York Times‘ editors had asked Adam Nagourney and Jeff Zeleny to write something more-or-less objective about last night’s debate, and they are fine for the first several paragraphs, but then they slip into a bitter and disgruntled mode: Mr. McCain, in the kind of misstep that no doubt would have been used by Republicans against Mr. Obama, mangled the name of the | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows
For Sunday, August 28, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace will host Senator Lindsey Graham against Senator John Kerry. This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos talks to John McCain, then to Newt Gingrich. Meet the Press (NBC): Moderator Tom Brokaw will chat with Obama-maker David Axelrod and McCain’s chief strategist Steve Schmidt, then he turns to Colorado’s Senate race with Dem Mark Udall | Read More »
McCain wins, but let’s ask the media
It was impressive to watch John McCain hold his own on issues of the domestic economy while moderator Jim Lehrer lingered for almost the first 40 minutes. I saw McCain smiling and anxious to speak, while Obama alternated between staged confidence, mock impatience, and outright anger. Obama could not shine, but neither could score a knockout. Obama blamed Bush/McCain, but McCain, I think, successfully ejected | Read More »
The New York Times points out an Obama lie!
On Tuesday, John McCain’s top strategist Steve Schmidt described the New York Times as a “pro-Obama advocacy organization” (see Jeff’s piece and mine). He pointed out that the once-venerable paper was “no longer a standard news organization.” And he was right. And they might – perhaps, perhaps – have heard him. On their front page today, the Times reports something we thought we would never | Read More »
New Rasmussen Tracking – Obama by 5
The new Rasmussen tracking poll (Friday, September 26)has Obama at 50%, an important number, and McCain five-points back at 45%. New data shows McCain’s lead is down to a single percentage point in Ohio and Florida. He leads by eight in West Virginia while Obama continues to hold a modest advantage in Pennsylvania. A Virginia update will be released at noon Eastern today. It’s stunning | Read More »
Sarah Palin and the sexist foreign leaders
The Obama campaign and the major media have scoffed at Sarah Palin for having met no heads of foreign governments prior to this week, yet from this AP article asserting that the McCain campaign is running the State of Alaska these days, we hear from Lt. Governor Sean Parnell, who is giving some of Palin’s speeches, etc: “I’m speaking several more times a week — | Read More »
Dutch journo/Obama donor claims McCain made her write lies to newspapers
A Dutch donor to Barack Obama writes in a Dutch paper, NRC Handelsblad, that she worked for the McCain campaign writing bogus letters to American newspapers. Romanesko reads to us from that Salon online teen magazine: “We are allowed to make up whatever we want — as long as it adds to the campaign,” writes Margriet Oostveen, who did time as a McCain volunteer and | Read More »
Do we care about editorial endorsements?
Every four years, at about this time of year, daily newspapers endorse one candidate for the Presidency or the other, and we know which candidate will be indorsed by what paper. The Seattle Times has editorially endorsed Obama – no surprise – and the New York Times will follow suit. (They have endorsed him in every way but “officially.”) Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post has | Read More »
Is Al Franken fit for office?
The NRSC evidently thinks the Minnesota Democrat is kinda, sorta not made of the right stuff to sit in the United States Senate, and they remind voters of why they feel this way. It is all true. (HT, RCP Blog) (UPDATE: Lest we forget our role in this great adventure, you can donate to Franken’s opponent, Senator Norm Coleman, at this secure site.)
Top McCain adviser Steve Schmidt slams the New York Times
The New York Times reports today that McCain campaign manager Rick Davis pulled in $30,000/month from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for five years. He ran an advocacy group which “current and former officials say” was created to “defend them against stricter regulations.” The writers, David Kirkpatrick and Charles Duhigg, accuse Davis of nothing illegal or unethical; rather, they’re sitting little bits of muddy insinuation | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows: The Review
PREFACE: On FNS, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson was reassuring, but could not rule out that there might have to be more bailouts/seizures. He explained that we will “work through this,” as we had with so many problems in the past. Next on FNS, Chuck Schumer promised that the Dems would not “Christmas Tree” the bailout/seizure bill but that he did want to include mortgage relief. | Read More »
Racist Democrats may cost Obama the election
The Associated Press speculates that if Barack Obama loses this upcoming election, racism may be the factor the factor which tips the balloting toward John McCain. That racism, they assert, will have been exhibited by Democrats against a Democrat. This theory is based on a Yahoo-AP poll: [A]n AP-Yahoo News poll … found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks — many calling | Read More »
The Sunday Morning Talk Shows – preview
For Sunday, August 21, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace talks to surrogates: Jon Kyl for McCain and Chuckie Schumer for Obama. Then he talks to Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson. This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos talks to Paulson, House Republican Leader John Boehner, and one of those in government most responsible for the Dodd-gate financial crisis, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, | Read More »