Senator Orrin Hatch supports Eric Holder, not Mitch McConnell
Hatch supports Holder because he likes Obama. On Friday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell indicated that Obama’s Attorney General pick, Eric Holder, would be the most likely of the Obamakins to be blocked by the minority. “You know, beyond that, I don’t anticipate trouble for the new president’s nominees,” McConnell said on National Public Radio on Friday. “I think most of them are people that | Read More »
Another post-mortem and Obama’s first look at the national diaper
Republicans are now evidently in their second month of moping, gnashing, and wringing about what went wrong with their Presidential ticket in November. Why – tell me! – WHY did McCain-Palin lose that race to Obama-Biden? McCain pollster Bill McInturff tells us. Well, he tells USA Today’s Paul Bedard, who, in turns, tells us: Topping McInturff’s list: Obama was the first black presidential nominee and | Read More »
The Fingerprints of “Rahmbo”
Of course, “Rahmbo’s” fingerprints are all over this. President-elect Barack Obama is a product of Chicago politics, and despite being elevated to the highest political post in the nation, he cannot seem to crawl completely out of that particular gutter. His carefully selected chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has been operating under the Chicago rules even as he helps Obama plan to bring Chicago’s politics | Read More »
Obama Administration to abort life-saving policies.
The Bush Administration is finally set to alter regulations to allow doctors and other health care professionals a “right to conscience,” allowing them not to participate in medical procedures, such as abortion and infanticide, which stand opposed to their moral underpinnings. To wit: The ‘provider conscience’ rule applies to any procedure performed in a federally funded medical setting that “violate(s) an individual’s conscience,” but it | Read More »
He’s ashamed to be a “journalist”
[UPDATE: The same media which refuses to look into a d*mn thing regarding Obama's shady character and associates or report a single Biden lie or slur as more than a harmless gaffe now gives us this: AP INVESTIGATION: Palin pipeline terms curbed bids. Read it. There's nothing to the story. This. is. pathetic.] ABC.com’s “Silicon Insider,” Michael S. Malone, wrote on Friday that he is | 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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »