Foreign Trade, John McCain, and Barack Obama
First off: a heartfelt Happy Anniversary and best wishes for continued success to RedState’s good friend Rush Limbaugh. The headline from yesterday’s advance estimate of second-quarter GDP was that the US economy grew at an annual rate of 1.9 percent in Q2. This was disappointing news because private forecasters had been expecting a number well above 2%. Additionally, growth in each of the past three | Read More »
Must Reads for the Morning
Marc Ambinder on Obama’s comments [that people should inflate their tires.] (http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/07/inflatingthetires_conserving.php) Obama’s broadside today against McCain and his associations with the industry ought to put in the context of the 2005 energy bill, which contained oodles of tax breaks for the industry. McCain opposed it for that reason. Obama supported it (a flawed bill, he admitted), for other reasons. John Fund on the Democrats | Read More »
Even Hardball Recognizes Obama Played the Race Card
When even the Hardball panel has to recognize Obama crossed a line he should not have cross, you know the guy is in trouble. That is probably why in the Gallup poll Obama has looked more like Jack tumbling down the hill. Snobs frequently throw punches and can rarely take them.
Kissinger On Iraq
The thoughts and ideas of the former Secretary of State are always worth reading so it should come as no surprise that I would highlight his latest on Iraq. Key graf: Over the past year, many have proposed setting a deadline for withdrawal. Proponents have argued that a date certain would compel the Iraqi government to accelerate the policy of reconciliation; would speed the end | Read More »
Just In Case The Obama Campaign Has Forgotten
There are still disgruntled Clinton supporters to deal with. Of course, few of them are as utterly fanatical as Lanny Davis but there are enough Clinton supporters out there who will be plenty mad if Hillary Clinton is not selected as the Vice Presidential candidate and who will be more than willing to take their anger out on the Obama campaign in the fall. And | Read More »
Jake Tapper: One Man Truth Squad
Right on target. The McCain campaign has done nothing to suggest that people should vote against Barack Obama because of his name or background. And it is utterly wrong of Obama to suggest otherwise. Obama is perfectly free to take issue with and take on McCain’s critiques of his candidacy. But he should actually argue against McCain instead of some straw man that Obama says | Read More »
The Audacity Of Hype–Campaign Polling Edition
The Los Angeles Times properly points out that despite all expectations, Barack Obama has done nothing to open up a lead against John McCain. Quite the contrary; he has allowed McCain to hang around and is giving him a chance to take the race in the end. This despite one week of adulatory coverage while Obama was overseas and despite a fair amount of turmoil | 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 »
Acceptance of Arrogant Obama Critique Says a Lot About the Media
After months of adulatory press (minus a few weeks of Jeremiah Wright), have the national media finally begun responding to a large-scale critique of Barack Obama? Yes, argues Politico reporter Carrie Budoff Brown in a piece which she alleges that the Illinois senator is now being hit for being too arrogant: Barack Obama’s critics laid down the foundations of the strategy months ago: The Republican | Read More »
Quote of the Day to Ross Douthat
See here. If your candidate is going to stage enormous rallies in front of tens of thousands of chanting Germans (with monuments to Prussian military might in the background) in the middle of his Presidential campaign, it isn’t the GOP’s fault if the footage comes out looking a little like Hitler at Nuremberg.
John McCain Does Not Think That Campaigning Against Barack Obama Makes Him A Racist
Back when this campaign started in the beginning of 2007, I had a low opinion of many things about Barack Obama – his experience, his policy positions, his voting record, his knowledge of national security matters. But naive liberals aren’t necessarily bad people, and sometimes they do have something useful to contribute to public debate. The one thing Obama’s 2004 convention speech and occasional public | Read More »
So I suppose this means that David Letterman is racist, too.
So concludes Allahpundit, based on what we’ve been hearing from a rather pouting Left recently: Mind you, if I had burned through half a billion dollars on a divisive primary, and only gotten back the results that the Democrats have gotten, I’d probably be pouting too. Besides everything esle, I doubt that anybody actually thought to save their receipts. Moe Lane
Barack Obama plays the race card. The media denies Barack Obama is playing the race card.
John McCain’s campaign manager, Rick Davis, called out Obama today saying, “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong.” The media, though, is denying that Obama played the race card. They do not want to believe that their golden boy has stooped so low, so soon. By the way, do | Read More »
The ditzy, celebrity candidate.
It has been established that Barack Obama is a celebrity without portfolio, to combine lines from Lindsey Graham and former Democrat Joe Lieberman. The latest Gallup tracking poll, the one which recently had Obama up by nine points, “has moved back into a statistical tie,” with Obama up by only one: 45% – 44%. The latest three-day average confirms that Obama was unable to solidify | Read More »
Video: Leave Obama alone! (Hilarious)
This video is too good to be passed. Absolute hilarious.Go watch here.http://hotair.com/archives/2008/07/31/video-leave-obama-alone/ Obama’s MSM sycophants are whining how negative McCain has become, how much it will hurt McCain, blah, blah, blah. You guess what? McCain actually has had a couple of great days by sharpening his message and contrast with THE ONE. **Today’s Rasmussen:Obama 48McCain 46 Today’s Gallup:Obama 45McCain 44**