Off the deep end: Chuck Rangel calls Sarah Palin, “disabled.”
Check it out: In a CBS 2 HD exclusive interview, Rep. Rangel called Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin “disabled.” The question was simple: Why are the Democrats so afraid of Palin and her popularity? The answer was astonishing. “You got to be kind to the disabled,” Rangel said. That’s right. The chairman of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee called Palin disabled — | Read More »
Republican Senator declares Palin unqualified
From the Associated Press, we get this headline: GOP senator: A ‘stretch’ to say Palin is qualified. The story itself? Well, the senator is “Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel.” Go figure.
Despite Dems’ “bed-wetting whines,” Obama is more negative than is McCain
According to NBC’s First Read, the Wisconsin Advertising Project has discovered that contrary to Democrats’ “bed-witting whiners” [note: their terms for themselves], Obama is going negative more than his Republican counterpart: Campaign ads hitting the airwaves as McCain returned to the road after Minneapolis showed a trend away from positivism, with 77% of ads from the Democratic nominee coding negative, compared to 56% of McCain’s | Read More »
Dem campaign chiefs to rank and file: You are whiners and bed-wetters!
At Politico.com, Roger Simon considers the question of whether Barack Obama could actually lose to John McCain. The article is uninteresting except for some internecine name-calling. CNN’s Donna Brazile, Al Gore’s campaign manager in 2000, accuses Democrats of “whining,” while Obama campaign manager David Plouffe scoffs that Democrats are “bed-wetting.” Context is important. These Dem strategists believe that the mindless Dem masses are frightened that | Read More »
“Biden-like” Carly Fiorina to “disappear”
Shall we call this Carly-gate? Or CEO-gate? Or anything-gate, really, because the media is really into [ ]-gates. McCain advisor Carly Fiorina told a St. Louis radio station, when asked, that though she supported John McCain to be President, she didn’t think he could run a major corporation, as the two jobs require different skill sets. She later told MSNBC, when asked about the comment, | Read More »
Between Palin (Heath) and Olbermann
Both Sarah (Heath) Palin and Keith Olbermann have been sportscasters. Sarah Heath got on with her life. Keefums is still Keefums. (HT, Jake Tapper)
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 »
Sunday Morning Talk shows: The Review
PREFACE: On ABC’s This Week, Claire McCaskill, speaking for Obama, said that John McCain’s age was fair fodder for political adds because he is an old man who could drop dead at any moment, and “all of us know it.” Speaking for McCain, Carly Fiorina observed that the Dems are in “full panic mode.” She cited today’s opinion page in the New York Times, the | Read More »
AP writer borrows from Axelrod’s peeps to distort Palin
In an article steeped in mischaracterizations and mistruths, the Associated Press’ Beth Fouhy distorted Governor Sarah Palin’s words then contradicts herself with the actual quote she distorts. After Governor Palin spoke highly of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Obama mouthpiece Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Florida) uttered: “Sarah Palin should spare us the phony sentiment and respect. Governor Palin accused Senator Clinton of whining.” Beth Fouhy then wrote: Palin praised | Read More »
Sunday Morning Talk Shows: preview
For Sunday, September 14, 2008 FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace has a Democrat, former Alaska Governor Tony Knowles, on to discuss Sarah Palin’s work as governor of Alaska. Her Republican lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell does the same. Then Karl Rove appears and sorts it all out. This Week (ABC): Host George Stephanopoulos has Governor Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) and McCain advisor Carly Fiorina | Read More »
A Dem defends Palin and Christianity
At a speech in a church several months ago, Sarah Palin invoked God! “Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, | Read More »
For London, for Tehran: Obama’s lead dwindles in PA
According to the RCP blog, the Strategic Vision PA poll being released tomorrow will show Barack Obama with a two point lead over John McCain, 47%-45%, well within the survey’s +/- 3% MOE. (The RCP story doesn’t mention if the sample is of RV or LV, but with this dynamics of this election, I think it is impossible to tell the difference.) Obama had led | Read More »
“Defend the Heroes” against Okinawa Jack
Lt. Col William Russell is the Republican challenging the stranglehold of Pelosi’s lapdog, Okinawa Jack Murtha, in Pennsylvania’s 12th CD. In his latest campaign commercial, “Defend the Heroes,” Russell uses Murtha against Murtha regarding the honor of our troops vs. Murtha’s wild-eyed Haditha accusations. Check this out: Russell’s campaign is playing to win, and they feel this can be won. You can visit his web | Read More »
A brief list of people: some living, some dead
As it stands right now: Fidel Castro = probably dead. Osama bin Laden = probably dead. Adam Gadahn = probably dead. Kim Jong Il = probably dead. Charles Manson = alive. Bill Ayers – alive. These people are to be considered as individuals and not as a group. Any similarities between them is purely coincidental and not meant to impugn any of these individuals or | Read More »
Election 2008: Is this about issues or personalities?
Jim Vandehei is at it again. The former WashPost-er, now with Politico.com, teamed up with John Harris last week to throw together the inestimably weak 6 things Palin pick says about McCain. (1. He’s desperate; 2. He’s willing to gamble — bigtime; 3. He’s worried about the political implications of his age; 4. He’s not worried about the actuarial implications of his age; 5. He’s | Read More »
Obama’s alters position on his pay grade and his humility
Dem Presidential nominee once told Pastor Rick Warren that he could not judge abortion to be deadly because, in his words, “whether you’re looking at it from a theological perspective or a scientific perspective, answering that question [of when human life begins] with specificity is above my pay grade” [vid]. He’s been panned for his intellectually lazy version of stoicism. On Sunday, talking to political | Read More »
McCain/Palin Casting for new voters
Even the Brits, whose politics are not ours, get it, as evidence by this post from London’s Daily Telegraph broadsheet. On Friday night in Sterling Heights, Mr McCain’s selection of Mrs Palin appeared to have utterly transformed his campaign and made easier the task of converting Reagan Democrats to McCain Democrats. Even some Canadians, like Dr. Salim Mansur, an Associate Professor of Political Science at | Read More »
Preview of the Sunday Morning Talk Shows
For Sunday, September 7, 2008 They’re back! John McCain and Joe Biden are returning to the Sunday shows where they once reigned as whatever you call people who are always on particular TV shows but are not, per se, cast members. FOX News Sunday (FNS): Host Chris Wallace has Obama’s campaign guide David Axelrod and McCain’s campaign manager Steve Schmidt. This Week (ABC): Host George | Read More »
When they spoke, McCain got higher ratings than Obama
According to Nielsen Media Research, 38.9-million television viewers in the United States watched Senator John McCain accept the Republican Party’s Presidential nomination, which tops the short-lived record 38.3-million who saw Barack Obama accept the Dem nomination in front of Styrofoam columns in a football stadium last week by over half a million folks. (Only 37.2-million watched Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s speech on Wednesday.) | Read More »
McCain is “careful” and “deliberate”; Obama is not.
I was again reading Ben Smith’s blog at Politico.com – it’s another wont o’ mine – when I came upon a link to something called The Gawker, a blog described by its proprietors as “Manhattan media news and gossip.” (Should I ask them about this alleged Jon Bon Jovi-Valerie Bertinelli romance?) At Gawker, this gossip-guy Nick Denton has some campaign advice for David Axelrod: attack | Read More »