For The Obama Campaign

    Sleep with one eye open:A brother of New York Sen. Hillary Clinton and local Democrats who backed her unsuccessful presidential campaign socialized privately Monday with a top surrogate of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain.The private gathering featured Carly Fiorina, Mr. McCain’s top economic adviser, and took place at the Dunmore home of political consultant Jamie Brazil, a longtime friend of Mrs. | Read More »

    Front Runner

    This election season appears to be conspiring to make me look bad as a prognosticator. I thought that Hillary Clinton would win the Democratic nomination and instead, Barack Obama came storming onto the political scene and took it away from her. Next, I thought that Barack Obama would win the Presidential election and . . . well, I still think that but here comes John | Read More »

    Dems in denial of Barry’s position on infant life

    When the Yankees aren’t playing, and when Erick is a guest on Hannity & Colmes, I watch FNC’s prime time stuff. One thing I’ve noted about Alan Colmes and Bob Beckel is their reluctance to accept that Obama actually believes that you can leave living babies, survivors of botched abortions, to die without medical treatment. They think the claim cannot be right; there must be | Read More »

    Harry Reid hates John McCain

    John McCain has made some powerful enemies of late, none more so that the majority leader of the United States Senate, Dingy Harry. That’s Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) to those of you who respect the man.His hometown paper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal , asked Reid about Joe Lieberman, and Dingy Harry defended his old friend:”He has a close personal relationship with John McCain. I don’t | Read More »

    McCain and Obama: A Tale of Two Platforms

    A little compare-and-contrast regarding the party platforms. On the GOP side, John McCain has decided against a bitter battle to bend the party platform to match his own idiosyncratic views:Republicans are inviting suggestions for their party platform this year, and thousands have responded online. But when a committee meets to draft the document in Minneapolis next week, one voice will be largely absent: John McCain’s.The | Read More »

    In 2002, Barack Obama Supported Infanticide and I’ve Got the Transcript of His Words

    Promoted up top in light of tonight’s debate.Editorial Note: People forget this issue came up more than once in Illinois. In 2001, Obama was concerned about abortion rights and the impact the Born Alive Infant Protection Act would have on abortion rights. In 2002, those concerns were addressed and fixed in the legislation. Now Obama’s concerns were more clear. His views on life had no | Read More »

    Barack Jennings Obama

    A young, inexperienced orator captures the Democratic presidential nomination and squares off against the war hero and senior statesman nominated by the Republicans. Speaking as if from a pulpit, in a style learned from fiery preachers, the magnetic newcomer had the crowds swooning. I’m referring, of course, to the presidential election of 1896.That year, the Democratic Party was sharply divided between an establishment faction led | Read More »

    Obama news: Rezko to be sentenced a week before the election

    Barry Obama’s real estate buddy and fundraiser Tony Rezko is set to be sentenced for “wide-ranging fraud, connected to taking kickbacks from state deals.” Rezko’s sentencing date is scheduled for October 28, a week before the Presidential election.Don’t look at us. We didn’t nominate the guy and his baggage.

    About the Pay-Grade Thing

    Never make a joke that undermines the premises of what you’re trying to sell. That one’s not actually in the rule book (at least I’ve never seen it there), but you know it’s true if you’ve ever had to kick a cocky young sales guy under the table.Knowing where one stands on challenging, controversial questions is above Obama’s pay grade. We know this because he | Read More »

    Seriously, shouldn’t Obama do something about this?

    The Italian edition of Vanity Fair has recently tracked down George Hussein Onyango Obama, half brotherof the presumptive Democratic nominee, living in a two by three meter shack in a small town near Nairobi. The man’s income amounts to about one dollar per day, and the neighborhood he lives in is extremely dangerous. During the recent disturbances following the disputed presidential election Obama’s town saw | Read More »

    You too can buy the Obama Family T-Shirt

    In honor of Senator Obama’s devotion to his extended family and the DNC’s efforts to remove the homeless from unsightliness if not from sight altogether, we’ve created this little item in commemoration:Get the t-shirt here

    Here’s the audio of Obama endorsing Infanticide from the floor of the Illinois Senate

    This is on YouTube. It’s his voice. I cannot vouch for the authenticity of it, but I trust the friend who sent it to me.In the audio, Obama raises a new argument against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act that he has not raised in public during the present discussion. The description of the YouTube clip sums it up:In this audio Obama coldly claims two | Read More »

    McCain Leads For First Time

    FiveThirtyEight runs a rather unique projection site. Unlike RCP’s crude averages that follow the current state of the race, 538 tries to project the result based on current polls, underlying demographics, and cyclical trends (i.e. when a convention bump happens, 538 will be discounting those numbers). 538 runs a large number of simulations using a calculated probability of winning each state.For the first time this | Read More »

    Senator Obama’s Family Values or Charity Begins At Home

    First Brothers. Gotta love ’em. My gosh, who can forget Billy Carter, amateur brewmeister and registered agent of Muammar Khaddafi. Or the exploits of the uber-talented Roger Clinton. And the Rodham brothers. You’d have to look far and wide to find a more egregious pair of asshats (though heaven forbid one of them may be flirting with a McCain endorsement.) In the past, though, the | Read More »

    Obama brings knife to gun fight

    The headline is hilarious and the point is valid. The Obama campaign sent out an email announcing they were releasing a new ad in Georgia linking McCain to Ralph Reed and, by association, Jack Abramoff. Brian Rogers, spokesman for the McCain campaign, fired back with this: “Barack Obama’s ad is ridiculous. Because of John McCain, corruption was exposed and people like Jack Abramoff went to | Read More »