Is Obama going to skip a military townhall for a vacation in Hawaii?
Kudos to Newsbusters for tracking this down.John McCain and Barack Obama have been invited to participate in a townhall with the active duty military and their families on August 11. According to the organizers, only McCain has agreed to attend. What’s Obama’s excuse? Scheduling conflict: Obama campaign spokeswoman Shannon Gilson said that while the senator has a scheduling conflict on Aug. 11, he “strongly supports” | Read More »
Larry Johnson Continues His Jihad
The aptly named Larry Johnson has posted more revelations on Barack Obama’s birth certificate.I’ve got to tell you that I don’t know whether my head or sides were splitting after reading the “forensic analysis”. Here’s the simple summary–an authentic [certificate of live birth] COLB was used as a template to create the so-called “birth certificate” that was first posted at Daily Kos and the official | Read More »
AP: GOP Convention Protesters Create ‘Marketplace of Ideas’
Talk about a puff piece, this Associated Press short is a story with absolutely no substance. Not only that but after seeing the headline and then reading the story, one is hard pressed to believe they belong together. This Amy Forliti puffery is incongruously headlined “Protesters expected to transform the streets outside GOP convention into marketplace of ideas,” yet there isn’t any discussion at all | Read More »
Barack Obama Is Very Flexible
One of the critiques that has been relentlessly attached to President Bush is that he’s inflexible. If Barack Obama is elected president no one need have that worry. Barack Obama is the epitome of flexibility. Even his nuances are nuanced. He is so nuanced and flexible (or disingenuous, dishonest, and evasive depending upon your outlook) that he inspired me to steal my subhead, verbatim, from | Read More »
MI Morning Update
91 Days until Election DayAugust 5, 2008MORNING UPDATE:McCAIN IN MICHIGAN…John McCain will tour our Fermi II nuclear plant downriver and stress the need for domestic alternative power to make us less reliant on foreign crude. We need to maximize domestic oil supplies, nuclear, wind, and solar power…to help put America back to work. McCAIN CHALLENGES OBAMA TO CALL BACK CONGRESS…and get to work on an energy | 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 doesn’t | Read More »
As Obama Rises in the East, I’m Having a Heck of a lot of Fun on the Radio
I’m having so much fun on the radio this morning, I’ve got to share the link this morning. Feel free to tune in or call at 478-742-0940.We’ve already talked all about Obama’s reversals on oil, Iraq, etc., etc., etc. We’ve decided you all must be dirty racists if you think these are flip-flops. Clearly you’re so bigoted you just did not hear the consistency in | Read More »
Barack Obama’s Three and a Half Day Cure
If Sen. McCain’s gas tax holiday was worthless because it would only save consumers about “half a tank of gas over the course of the entire summer,” how much worse is Obama’s plan to give drivers less than half a tank once, and for only three and a half days?The media coverage of yesterday’s energy speech by Sen. Barack Obama has focused mainly on Obama’s | Read More »
In Praise Of Charlene Barshefsky
Unlike many people in her party, Charlene Barshefsky has an accurate and sensible view of trade issues and–fortunately for the rest of us–is not shy about sharing those views with the public. Of course, I hope that there is some private conversation going on as well–namely, conversation that entails Ambassador Barshefsky lobbying her fellow Democrats and beseeching them to recall that trade liberalization helped work | Read More »
What Is A “Windfall Profit”?
A very good primer which cuts the legs out of the Obama windfall profits tax plan. A must read for the presumptive Democratic nominee and his campaign, but just because they won’t pay attention doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t.
Look Who’s Leading
This is statistically insignificant, but given that John McCain is supposed to suffer a landslide defeat of Mondale-ian proportions, it is worth nothing this poll:The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows the race for the White House is tied with Barack Obama and John McCain each attracting 44% of the vote. However, when “leaners” are included, it’s McCain 47% and Obama 46%.This | Read More »
Of Glass Houses And Stones
The following is the key point of the latest Obama ad:”Every time you fill your tank, the oil companies fill their pockets,” a narrator says. “Now Big Oil’s filling John McCain’s campaign with $2 million in contributions.”Ahem. Time for a fact check to point out this discrepancy between word and deed. Prominently.
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 »
ELECTION PROJECTION 8/4: McCAIN 265 OBAMA 273
All one has to do is read the recent releases from Rasmussen, SurveyUSA and Quinnipiac to see that McCain has been gaining considerable ground, even in Democratically “safe” states.Hes now up again in Nevada as the trend average moves back nationally in his favor, he’s managed to cut Obamas leads in Colorado, Michigan and New Hampshire, and has strengthened in several key red states.As the | Read More »
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Follow The Leader
A wise man once said, “When your political opponent suddenly changes position that is similar to yours, it means you’re on the right side of that issue” And such is the case with Energy. John McCain has supported offshore drilling since June; his opponent Barack Obama opposed offshore drilling…until now. In the same day he accused McCain of being in the back pocket of big | Read More »