When you go to Washington DC tomorrow, Senator Obama…
For cramming on the trip, and all that – anyway, when you go to see the President, will you be bringing your staffer Jim Johnson with you? I understand that he understands Fannie Mae’s role in the mortgage crisis right down to the ground, as it were. Sort of a worm’s-eye view. He could be of assistance to the people trying to clean up this | Read More »
I don’t think that I believe the Palin debate substitution rumor, myself.
It feels a little… forced, not to mention too cute. I can understand why people would believe it, though: it does fit in nicely with the already-established fact that Senator Obama’s foreign policy and executive experience is better compared to the GOP’s Vice-Presidential nominee, not the Presidential one… [UPDATE]: It’s been suggested that I promote this, so that people can argue about it in comments. | Read More »
I need a favor from Obama supporters.
Anyway, could you do us a favor and go into full-court freak-out mode over this video?
Ethan Winner confesses to being Lone Gunman for anti-Palin AIP video.
[UPDATE]: Gimme a break, I had to get this out before I gave my baby a bath. Ethan Winner, obviously. Yeah, actually, it’s kind of important. Full version after the fold, but short version now: PR flack Ethan Allen Winner is now claiming that he lied about Sarah Palin’s AIP affiliation all on his lonesome, and never mind all the other people from his firm. | Read More »
New McCain ad: meanwhile, we are reminded of the Chicago Machine.
(Via Hot Air) One of the nice things about running against Senator Obama is that we are never, ever going to run out of material with which to work with.
The New York Times notices that, hey, Iraq’s improving.
This article by Dexter Filkins nuances the situation to a fare-the-well, of course – but that’s the Old Grey Lady for you. I’m tempted to unload on the author for being quite so surprised at the notion that possibly, possibly things weren’t quite as doomed as he thought, but like Allahpundit I’m going to nobly restrain myself. Back in Iraq, Jarred by the Calm BAGHDAD | Read More »
I think that it’s time that you repudiated this video, Senator Obama.
I was wondering why Glenn had reposted this video from earlier in the year – after all, we’ve known about it for months – so I watched it again. Go ahead, do the same: Let’s review: Obama opposed the war – which includes the surge that later succeeded beyond his wildest dreams (though not John McCain’s). He would have cut missile defense programs; Russia says | Read More »
They THREATENED to attack the tax-exempt status of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations? [UPDATED]
When I heard that line about how they had to disinvite everybody political from the anti-Ahmadinejad rally because of the IRS, I figured that it was nonsense, for pretty much the same reasons as Allahpundit. GOP/Dem disparity has never stopped anybody before and it’s a convenient face-save for a group that has to deal with a Democratic Presidential candidate in the middle of what is, | Read More »
Bush administration suggesting Obama/Taheri dispute to be a nothingburger.
No Logan Act investigation for me! Alas. Alack. Such is life. PS: You guys over at the Obama campaign will still pout about it though, right? Please tell me that you’ll still pout about it.
Annnnnd the WaPo does its best to spin away its own words on Raines.
Alas, yes, they had to admit that they said what they quoted, and that they got it from Raines himself. (Via Hot Air Headlines It’s hard to figure out which is the funniest bit: the fact that they tried giving McCain two Pinocchio noses for the knavish tactic of directly quoting them, the “we’ve sent out emails to the relevant people” (read: “we’re going to | Read More »
Friendly fire: WaPo unloads on Obama for lying about McCain.
(Via Hot Air) Although they’re nicer about it than I would have been. Guess Obama calling them liars about Raines rankled a little. As well it should have. Remember, folks: don’t stand between this guy and his quest for the Presidency. He’ll not only run over you, he’ll expect you to thank him for it.
Canister fire: McCain unloads on Obama in speech.
“Fore guns first, then fire as you bear! Eyes on your guns!” “And… FIRE! Senator Obama talks a tough game on the financial markets but the facts tell a different story. He took more money from Fannie and Freddie than any Senator but the Democratic chairman of the committee that regulates them. He put Fannie Mae’s CEO who helped create this disaster in charge of | Read More »
More suppressing fire: Obama’s hypocrisy in salary equity.
“Volley fire by mast, alternating! Hold… hold… hold…” “Fire!“ Obama Pays Women Only 78 Percent of What He Pays Men By Fred Lucas, CNS News, September 18, 2008 – While Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign has produced a television ad criticizing Sen. John McCain’s position on equal pay for women and pointing out that women in America are paid only 77 cents on the dollar | Read More »
Salvo Two: Obama’s links to the mortgage crisis
“Full broadside on my mark… hold… hold… hold…” “FIRE!“ “LOADERS! LOAD GRAPESHOT! LOAD GRAPESHOT!”
Salvo one: Obama present for the crisis
“…Helmsman, hard port! Handsomely, handsomely… Wait for it, WAIT FOR IT… FIRE!“ “RELOAD! RELOAD!”
Second shot: Obama, Fannie Mae, and Jim Johnson.
The Raines ad was the first shot, and it hit surprisingly well, didn’t it? Even TNR had to admit that, no, if anyone’s lying here it’s not McCain; and Howard Kurtz’s willingness to throw his own paper under OBAMABUS is just, well, sad. Now we have the second shot: Old rule: one over, one under, then the broadside. Only it looks like McCain has the | Read More »
OBAMABUS FEEDS ON FRANKLIN RAINES!
Hit him again, Johnny: The campaign puts out a statement from former Fannie Mae chief Franklin Raines, disowning ties to Obama, after a McCain ad attacked him for the ties. The Washington Post reported — with the kind of blind sourcing that suggests the source was Raines — that Raines had “taken calls from Barack Obama’s presidential campaign seeking his advice on mortgage and housing | Read More »
Democrats force anti-Ahmadinejad protesters to disinvite Palin.
This is one of those times where I’m relieved to have left the Democratic Party several years ago. Trying to justify this tawdry denouement to Clinton’s withdrawal from the anti-Ahmadinejad rally next week: The organizers of an anti-Iran rally Monday rescinded their invitation to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin after Democrats protested that her presence would turn the event into a political rally, McCain campaign and | Read More »
And McCain does a ranging shot on Obama’s ties to the Fannie Mae mess.
Much more. Via Ace, who wants the full broadside. As do I, but there’s a rhythm to such things. Moe Lane PS: Hey, remember the Countrywide loan payola thing that Senator Dodd was in on? Yup, Franklin Raines was one of those guys. So was James Johnson, who was also tight with Senator Obama’s campaign until he got caught out. Small world, huh? Note by | Read More »
Obama to McCain: Hey, we violated the Logan Act *completely differently* than the way you said!
Come, I will hide nothing from you: I raised an eyebrow at Amir Taheri’s allegation that Obama violated the Logan Act. It’s certainly a juicy allegation – that the then-presumptive Democratic candidate for President went behind the backs of both the current legal government of the USA, and his own partisan supporters, to try to influence foreign affairs for his own benefit – but like | Read More »