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 »
Daily Polling Shows McCain Gains
Yesterday, I noted that the two major tracking polls showed a tie in the national race for President. I wanted more recent state polls in order to validate those national result. Today, they started coming in.First, if you add any pollster site to your blogroll, it should be fivethirtyeight. Yes, he’s an Obama supporter but he’s better at working with this data and presenting it | Read More »
Mookie is going to be a Community Organizer or a Social Worker…not much difference!
Mookie knows the path to the Presidency runs through the community…heh.”The al-Mumahidoon office will be separated into sections, including religion, education, social services and information. Posters bearing the indicating a new direction for the Mahdi Army have been put up in some areas of Baghdad, the Wall Street Journal reported.”Hey it’s a first step in the direction of running for national office. He has been | Read More »
Obama first compared Obama to Paris Hilton
John McCain was not the first to compare Barack Obama to Paris Hilton. Nope. It was Barack Obama who compared himself to the ditzy socialite.Newsbusters.org’s Seton Motley found this quote in a Febuary 4, 4005 Washington Post article:There’s nothing exotic or complicated about how phenoms are made in Washington, and, more to the point, how they are broken. “Andy Warhol said we all get our | Read More »
Everybody knows … this is why, I, this … I don’t like …. here’s the thing … let’s not do the Town halls
Sounds like it’s Senator Obama who needs the breathalyzer … err, inhaler. No wait, breathalyzer. Not hard to see why he is afraid of a McCain Town Hall meeting. Let’s see them make a music video out of that one.
What about Google, Senator Obama?
Senator Barack Obama today once again attacked oil companies, Exxon in particular, as greedy nefarious corporations who seek to bribe officials and prevent American energy independence.Well, I have a question. If making “windfall” profits is greedy and a threat to our economy and way of life, why hasn’t the Senator spoken out against Google? Confused? Allow the Wall Street Journal to expain: If Senator Obama | Read More »
Obama’s Faith in Government
I think a proper response to Obama’s big energy speech in Lansing today should include this poster:
Broken Promises — The Barack Obama Legacy
Writing in the Evening Standard, in a piece entitled Barack Obama’s broken promise to African village David Cohen last week detailed a promise made by Barack Obama to the village of Kogelo in Kenya.More than two years ago, traveling to the village of his 86-year old Kenyan step-grandmother, Barack Obama promised to come to the aid of the school named in his honor. As of | Read More »
Inconvenient Democrat Watch: Steve Cohen.
The one that Ed saw has already been taken down.What makes this particularly sad, of course, is that Representative Cohen is an early Obama super-delegate… and one who has been assaulted for months, in some of the vilest ways possible. He has a right to receive some sort of support from his erstwhile patron, in other words: either out of pragmatism, or simple human decency. | Read More »