The John Edwards Test

    The Obama campaign and its supporters have been quick to throw around charges of racism when their candidate has been criticized. I propose the following easily-applied thought experiment before evaluating such charges: would Republicans say the same thing about John Edwards? Edwards is not, of course, precisely identical to Obama, but if you were conducting a test for racial bias and needed a white “tester” | 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 »

    Another Flip from the Flop

    I awoke Sunday morning to the news that the Democrat party’s flop has flipped yet again, and I knew it was going to be a good week. The look on his face as he stuttered his way through yet another tail-tucked admission of defeat to conservatism was utterly priceless. And so, it is with great satisfaction, that we add offshore drilling to the ever growing | Read More »

    Asking For Change, And Only Getting Hope

    To state the obvious, we’ve arrived at a moment where the American people are so dissatisfied with our public policy, that they think they want nothing more than for things to be different. But it’s important to ask just how much change we’re really willing to entertain. Senator Obama has shrewdly played on this theme from the very beginning of his campaign. The essence of | Read More »

    MI Morning Update

    92 Days until Election Day August 4, 2008 MORNING UPDATE: OBAMA IN MICHIGAN TODAY…spinning his "jobs" and "energy" plans.  How does 70 mpg CAFE standards, higher taxes, and more government programs create a SINGLE job in Michigan?  Independent and Reagan Democrats need to think twice before even considering voting for Obama…Granholm’s failed policies at the national level? I REPEAT MYSELF…If you like what Jennifer Granholm | Read More »

    Don’t Look Now . . .

    But John McCain appears to be having a lot of fun with the campaign, all of the sudden. McCain, of course, has traditionally been comfortable in the role of the underdog and now that he has been cast in that role anew, he is making the most of it. The comment about the lightsabers was a funny touch and was designed to get under the | Read More »

    Still Tied

    It must frustrate Barack Obama that for all the talk of his impending Presidential coronation, he is not yet ready to put John McCain away. How unkind of McCain to refuse to acknowledge the fact that the rise of the oceans has slowed and that we should elect as President the man who claims to have outdone King Canute.

    And Speaking Of Flip-Flops

    Gee, I thought that the old, enfeebled, elderly and Methuselah-resembling John McCain wouldn’t stand a sand castle’s chance in an earthquake again the young, vigorous, rhetorically masterful Barack Obama. So I am puzzled at this: Barack Obama’s campaign released a letter this afternoon from campaign manager David Plouffe to the Commission on Presidential Debates only agreeing to the traditional three sanctioned fall debates and single | Read More »

    Yet Another Policy Stance Gone Down The Tubes

    Now that Barack Obama has said that he is open to offshore drilling, one wonders what will be the next policy issue on which he will flip-flop for the judges. Perhaps we will soon see a (belated) appreciation for the surge and for the implementation of the counterinsurgency strategy in Iraq. Perhaps we will see a realization that corporate taxes are too high and that | Read More »

    Summertime, and Obama Shows Off His Flip-Flops

    Ah, those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Bermuda shorts, sunscreen, and most certainly in Barack Obama’s case, flip-flops. No, I am not talking about the rubber beach shoes, I am talking about a presumptive presidential candidate who cannot pick one side of an argument, and then stay on it. Not that the flip-flops are new apparel for Obama this summer, he seems to have | Read More »

    Pres-08: Tie Game

    As a poll watcher, it is hard to avoid RealClearPolitics homepage. On it, there is a list of important states that could swing this election. Right now, almost all of those states are tied. National: Obama +2.7 Colorado: Obama +1.7Virginia: Obama +1.0Missouri: McCain +2.0Michigan: Obama +4.3Ohio: Obama + 0.5Florida: McCain +0.5 Wow. But a couple observations would be prudent. First, McCain needs to win almost | Read More »

    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 »

    Barack Obama Has a Campaign Staff That Looks Just Like America

    Barack Obama has come under some, in my view, very fair and timely criticism for releasing his inner Al Sharpton last week and engaging in a very juvenile effort at that old Democrat standby, racebaiting. If anyone thinks that Obama is truly a “black” candidate, by this I mean in the political philosophy sense that we equate with Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Cornel West, and others | Read More »

    Obama Crime Family: Inside and Out

    At the top is the family’s top boss Barack “Barry” Obama. His second in command, David “Wonderboy” Axelrod serves as his main adviser and the outfit’s under boss of Chicago. I’ve been following the outfit for months; taking breaks when I can. So far I’ve been able to pin different activities to the Obama crime family. Obama himself, often labeled as a “Teflon” candidate, reminds | Read More »

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