Annnnd McCain pulls out the win on *le affaire Hilton*.
There’s no earthly reason why the Obama campaign couldn’t have gotten something out on the Paris Hilton rebuttal video first, after all (Bolding mine.): John McCain’s mouthpiece has responded to Paris Hilton’s stinging retort — but he’s not attacking Hiltie! In the unkindest cut of all, McCain’s spokesperson Tucker Bounds tells TMZ that on the subject of energy, Paris is deeper than Barack. He says, | Read More »
Boehner to supposedly pro-drilling House Democrats: Oh, so you’re on *our* side, now?
Hey, non scriptus, non est, baby: “My message to Democratic lawmakers is this: if you’re really for increased American energy production, then prove it by putting it in writing. Sign the discharge petitions House Republicans are circulating that will force votes on energy legislation Speaker Pelosi refuses to bring to the floor. And sign onto the American Energy Act, our ‘all of the above’ plan | Read More »
Hey, at least they’re being herded up in the *VIP* Parking Lot, right?
Credit where credit is due. Whoever at the DNC who came up with this fillip of utter contempt for the antiwar movement deserves a raise: Invesco protest zone to be in VIP parking lot The protest zone at Invesco Field on the final night of the Democratic National Convention will be located in a VIP parking lot north of the stadium, and will have a | Read More »
Re: Worry on the Left
…to BrianFaughnan’s quite good post, but I decided it was worth it’s own blog: Obama has two problems, here. The first is that he needs to “respond to every criticism leveled at him by a Republican operative,” simply because his party’s mythology is full of stories about The Democrat Who Wouldn’t Fight Back (instead of, say, The Democrat Who Fought Back Like an Idiot). He | Read More »
Allow me to get this oil thing down to a 30 second ad.
And I do like myself a challenge. By now you’ve all heard about how the Obama campaign got its math wrong about how much money McCain raised from the oil industry. But let’s say that they did raise $2 million. If that money’s tainted, then why did Obama take 400 grand of it himself? If it’s not, then why is he trying to scare you? | Read More »
Aww, grawlix: somebody else noticed that McCain got inside Obama’s OODA loop.
Goodness knows that Obama’s vulnerable to that sort of thing, although fortunately it was apparently too late for Clinton to capitalize on that. Simon of Classical Values (via Glenn) addresses the latest iteration of this vulnerability, which is not happening too late for McCain to capitalize on it. What makes it especially choice is that Simon does it by going through Saul Alinsky’s own Rules | Read More »
Inconvenient Democrat Watch: Steve Cohen.
The one that Ed saw has already been taken down. What makes this particularly sad, of course, is that Representative Cohen is an early Obama super-delegate… and one who has been assaulted for months, in some of the vilest ways possible. He has a right to receive some sort of support from his erstwhile patron, in other words: either out of pragmatism, or simple human | Read More »
What an interesting development in *a* poll.
“One swallow doesn’t make a summer.” “Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.” “There’s many a slip ‘twixt cup and lip.” “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” All of these things are true. Cliches, to be sure, but they’re cliches for a reason. The concepts that they embody have been tested – and, by and large, they have been deemed to be correct. So caution | Read More »
Wow, James Rainey, we hadn’t even really noticed the Lincoln Bedroom thing!
Thanks for pointing that one out! (Via RCP) By the way, if you think that your contempt for the average American voter wasn’t blazing throughout that article… well, write another twenty just like it. If you write thirty, well, maybe Obama will let you sit in his special Presidential Chair. You can even get your friends to pretend to be the Joint Chiefs of Staff | Read More »
For the love of God, Democrats, do not listen to this man!
You must not listen to him, in fact… DAVIS: Kill the undemocratic caucuses Lanny Davis It’s time for Democrats to kill the undemocratic and elitist caucus system for selecting national convention delegates for the presidential nomination. Instead, all delegates should be selected in primaries. …when he goes on in this vein, while also calling for the end of proportional representation in primaries, limiting primaries to | Read More »
Well, Speaker Pelosi proved yesterday that telepathy DOES NOT WORK.
As it stands, as far as I can tell they couldn’t even manage to pop one of her blood vessels. For that matter, if telepathy worked George Stephanopoulos probably would have succumbed to his barely-hidden urge to leap across the table and strangle the Speaker with his own tie before she completely wrecked the Democrats’ chances to win 30 seats this election*. Get the transcript | Read More »
By the way, I finally got around to watching “The One” video ad.
I would tell Obama supporters that they really need to learn to stop howling quite so loudly when one of our punches strike home, except that I don’t think that they’d listen, and I don’t particularly want them to stop. Months to go, folks. Months to go. And we’re just starting.
Against fully seating Michigan and Florida before he was for it.
However could this change of heart possibly have happened? Obama says give Fla. and Mich. delegates full vote WASHINGTON – Now that Barack Obama has clinched the Democratic nomination for president, he wants convention delegates from Florida and Michigan to have full voting rights at the party’s national convention. Obama sent a letter Sunday to the party’s credentials committee, asking members to reinstate the delegates’ | Read More »
Obama campaign agrees to three debates – after the conventions.
Well, they tried to lipstick the pig, but you know and I know what this means: Due to the late date of the two parties’ nominating conventions, and the relatively short period between the end of the conventions and the first proposed debate, it is likely that the four Commission debates will be the sole series of debates in the fall campaign. Consequently, we believe | Read More »
I’d compliment Barack Obama on his courage for betraying his base on drilling, except that he’s not showing any.
Everybody reading this knows that they’ll accept this slap – like every other slap and outrage – and then meekly go back to working for him and his like the good little drones that they are. They’ll keep sending him money, too. But they’ll whine about it all the while, which will make them feel like they’ve actually accomplished something (for a change) – so | Read More »
IF YOUR BLOG IS NOT LOADING IN INTERNET EXPLORER, DISABLE SITEMETER.
Sorry to shout, but I wanted to get your attention. Don’t thank me. Thank Apples of Gold, the blog that told me what was wrong. Thank Neil, too, for fixing this.
Rush and the Infamous Reid Letter.
Come, I will hide nothing from you: I don’t listen to Rush Limbaugh. I don’t listen to talk radio at all, really – although now that I know the trick (use IE instead of Firefox) I’ll be probably catching Erick’s show from time to time – and (just in case it wasn’t screamingly obvious by now) I’m a slightly different flavor of conservative than Rush | Read More »
New York Times: Barack Obama JUST LIKE O.J. Simpson!
In their haste to find a racial angle to the increasingly commonplace assertion that Senator Barack Obama is becoming a rather arrogant jackass, the New York Times gives the whole thing away in one fell – and funny – swoop: But Rick Davis, Mr. McCain’s campaign manager, had a snappy answer. “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom | Read More »
Ken Salazar: No OCS drilling, even when it’s $10/gallon for gas.
I give up. I figured that six bucks a gallon was a nice, round number with which to beat the Democrats with about the head and shoulders. Which it would be. For rational people. But freaking ten? (Via Hot Air) What are you willing to bet that Senator Salazar hasn’t paid for his own gas in years? – because he certainly seems perfectly happy to | Read More »
Rep Gohmert (R, TX-01) introduces legislation calling for closing of the GITMO detainee facility!
And his legislation… No, really. HR 6615, which NRO’s Gregory McNeil suggests may have been “in jest” (H/T AosHQ) …would have Justice Kennedy have of all the responsibility that he (and more importantly, Rep. Gohmert) could possibly want on this issue. And more. Yes, this is not going to go anywhere, more’s the pity. And Gohmert’s about as likely to lose this seat in November | Read More »