Election 2008
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Right Wingers on NRO: 50 De-Stimulating Myths Disguised as “Fact”

One of the worst aspects of the "debate" over the economic stimulus package has to be the sophistry exhibited by the far right when discussing  the issue. One of the purest examples of the bullshit coming from the far right was in The National Review Online this morning, in the …

BushWorld
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Cutting the Crap: Conservative, My Ass!

You know, I rarely agree with David Frum on anything, but much of his assessment of the McCain campaign in  this morning's Washington Post hits the nail pretty much on the head. Here's an excerpt: There are many ways to lose a presidential election. John McCain is losing in a …

Election 2008
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Caribou Barbie; Put Bush in a Dress and Add a Little Loon…

Okay, I don't know about you, but at first I found Caribou Barbie to be a lovable dweeb. Then, as she started speaking, I saw her as a slightly befuddled clown, who was in way over her head. Now, I'm convinced; she's a freaking loon. A complete, unadulterated facsimile of …

Election 2008

It’s Time to Hand The Reins of Government Back to the Adults

There is a great article in this morning's New York Times about the sense of "risk and reward" Democrats will feel, should they win the presidency, and strong majorities in the House and the Senate. Essentially, as the article points out very well, Democrats relish the opportunity to run the …

Election 2008

Obama’s Single-Handedly Reforming Campaign Finance: McCain Worried

John McCain made me laugh my ass off today. I know, I usually laugh my ass off, but this had to be the most clueless thing I have ever seen in my life.  You see, McCain seems to be quite concerned about Obama’s effect on the campaign finance system. Read …

Election 2008

Don’t You Even THINK of Not Voting!

To paraphrase a very popular presidential candidate just a couple of weeks ago, the best advice I can give to absolutely everyone is… Don’t get cocky! If you look at all the signs, and if you know anything about politics, everything is in place for a decisive Democratic win on …

Election 2008

Why Would Anyone Endorse McCain?

It seems that Barack Obama is kicking John McCain’s "you know what" in the newspaper endorsement department. But why isn’t it a shutout? Who the hell would endorse McCain, except for the hardest-core  right wingers? I decided to look into it, and examine why these people are endorsing Gramps. From …

Election 2008

Washington Post Endorses Barack Obama for President

Link: Barack Obama for President. THE NOMINATING process this year produced two unusually talented and qualified presidential candidates. There are few public figures we have respected more over the years than Sen. John McCain. Yet it is without ambivalence that we endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president. The choice is …

Election 2008
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Cutting the Crap: Joe The Plumber is a Whiny Little Bitch

There was an awful lot of talk about "Joe the Plumber" last night, wasn’t there? By virtue of that debate, one would think Joe was an average American working stiff, just trying to make his way to the American Dream. Listen to him, and you could get the impression Joe …

Election 2008

McCain’s Ties to Saddam Even Closer Than Obama’s ties to Ayers

In today’s Huffington Post, Murray Wass reports that William Timmons, John McCain’s handpicked transition chief (and he says that Obama’s "picking out curtains"?), once lobbied on behalf of Saddam Hussein, to try to reduce sanctions against Iraq. But it’s actually worse than that: William Timmons, the Washington lobbyist who John …

Election 2008

McCain is Right; Obama’s Up For the Job, McCain is Not

One has to wonder if John McCain even wants to win these days. Over this past weekend, McCain finally figured out that two weeks of calling Obama a “terrorist” actually lost him more votes than he gained. Apparently, someone on his campaign staff thought it was a good idea, because …

Election 2008

McCain’s Last Chance to Save McCain

I have to confess that I have never been a fan of John McCain, politically speaking. He’s far too conservative for my tastes. But up until the last few years, I always thought of him as being a step or two above the right wing cabal that took over the …

Election 2008
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Bye Bye Right Wingers

Newsweek has a new poll, which has Obama ahead of McCain by 52%-41%, but I’m ignoring head-to-head polls this year, because they all seem to be wrong. This election has been trending to the Democrats all year. It wouldn’t matter if the nominee was Obama or Clinton, the Democrat was …

Election 2008

Caribou Barbie Abused Power; Will McCain Continue to Associate With Her?

Well, well… This is what happens when you make a rash, purely political appointment, without vetting the appointee thoroughly and completely. Today, the Alaskan legislature, which is majority Republican, voted to release a report by a non-partisan investigator, hired by a Republican majority legislative council, that declares that Governor Sarah …

Election 2008

McCain Does WHAT?

This is excellent…

Civil Rights

NRA Sells Out: Endorses “One of the premier flag carriers for the enemies of the Second Amendment”

Wow. I’m stunned.  The National Rifle Association has endorsed John McCain. Not only that, but they have embarked on a $40 million ad buy, where they lie their asses off about Barack Obama, and his alleged desire to take away everyone’s guns. Okay, let me dispatch the lies in the …

Economy
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Buying Bad Mortgage Policy from McCain

I know what a lot of you think you heard from John McCain last night about the government buying bad mortgages and all that. And in a way, it kinda sorta sounded like an idea Barack Obama had earlier, and that Congress included in its final bailout package last week. …

Election 2008

Out of the Way, Wingnuts! This Election is Too Important for Your Crap!

Just to make clear, what you’re seeing all over the country is the far right in this country being forced back to the fringes of political discourse in this country, which is where they belong, and progressives and real conservatives taking back the country. This is not just people wanting …

Election 2008

Caribou Barbie’s Glass House

Look, I know Sarah Palin is just being told what to say by the McCain people. She has demonstrated herself to be just as detached and incurious as the current occupant of the White House, in that she obviously doesn’t read news of any kind, and she didn’t know anything …

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