Archive for August, 2008

Can McCain’s Nomination Break Gitmo?

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Over the weekend, my son pointed out that we now had a candidate from the first and the last states (DE and AK).  With Obama being born in HI we have 3 out of 4 that are from small, niche states.  McCain isn’t from some small obscure state, he’s from Arizona, right?  Well, sorta. McCain […]

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Scaling It Back

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or no 38 million viewers for you! The RNC has decided to scale back its convention next week, they say to make it a call to service rather than a political celebration. That is likely a good thing — americablog already notes that CNN has started the split screen competition and major portions of their […]

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Bowing his way in Mavirieness….

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For weeks, advisers close to the campaign said, Mr. McCain had wanted to name as his running mate his good friend Senator Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, the Democrat turned independent. But by the end of last weekend, the outrage from Christian conservatives over the possibility that Mr. McCain would fill out the Republican ticket […]

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comment rescue…voncrackittyrefic

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Want to learn a little about Hillary errr Palin? Von Cracker links to a great read in my thought for the morning post that illustrates her brand of politics this is how Palin operates… grrrrr

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A Christian fundamentalist group is fervently praying for rain to drown out Barack Obama when he accepts the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination before a vast open-air throng. Looks like they got their wish that a storm would ruin a convention. I wonder if they will feel guilty when a few billion dollars worth of destruction […]

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Thought for the morning

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I have been watching the talking heads this morning and it seems that a VP pick “historically” has made little difference.  They seem (Britt Hume and a few others) said that we should not get too excited.  In the end it is only a VP. The past 8 years have raised the bar when it […]

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Ronstock Gets Noticed (sorta)

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The AP story on the 9,700 person Ron Pail rally that Cassandra blogged about has been picked up by a traditional news outlet. A Minot North Dakota TV station posted an the item on its web site.

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Palin Pregnancy Rumors Abound

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If true, (and that is a big if) this story would be explosive.   At the very least,  with this rumor circulating in Alaska prior to her pick, this story gives some insight into how poorly McCain vetted Palin. Talking points Memo Daily Kos The Moderate Voice Democratic Underground All we know for sure is […]

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Another Built in Republican Advantage

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Yesterday I said that the Republicans have a built in advantage over Democrats because they are disciplined partisans who would vote for Satan (R) is he was running against Jesus (D). Another advantage they have is that they think nothing of brazenly lying if they think it will advance their cause. Democrats feel constrained by […]

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Republican Carl Cameron Accused McCain of Running “Haphazard” Campaign

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You know it is bad when Fox News talking heads diss McCain. There is still a haphazard feel to much of what the McCain campaign does. While they have plans, tactics and a strategy, there are bugs in the system that often complicate the message He was talking about earlier staff screw ups, but that […]

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Ronstock 08!

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That’s what they are calling it — next week’s rally by Ron Paul (failed Presidential candidate) supporters meeting across the river from the RNC St. Paul event. So have any of you heard about this? They’ve sold 9800 tickets to this thing and today is the first I’ve heard of it. If this had been […]

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Based on the recent surprise pick for republican VP, what post in the Executive branch do you now feel you qualify for?

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Breaking news!!!!!

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Mayor of Secretary Maryland picked as McCain’s Secretary of state! When asked why, McCain stated, “My Friends, anyone who lives in Secretary and is it’s mayor obviously qualifies to be my Secretary oh and I’m a POW” Secretary, with a population of about 500, 90% of them white, it is the right move say many […]

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Comment Rescue: The Delaware (Republican’s) Way

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Benjamin writes: You see, this is what is wrong with politics today. If Burris is smart enough to know (that Palin was the wrong choice), why not take advantage of the situation to come here and have a discussion where he agrees with us – from the other side ? Why immediatly snark against us […]

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wooooooooahhhhhhhhhh, take my hand and we’ll

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can you think of any other song to fit the McFailin campaign?

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Republicans Nervous About Palin

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She was mayor of a small town 20 months ago, and if McCain/Palin somehow won she could be the president in 6 months. That math has Republicans like Ramesh Ponnuru, “one of the smartest guys writing on the National Review’s Corner” very worried. So is the macho bluster that you read from Republicans on this […]

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Van Halen Jumps on McCain

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Van Halen Jumps on McCain

Van Halen to McCain: No You Can’t Posted Aug 29th 2008 3:00PM by TMZ Staff John McCain used a Van Halen song during his big speech earlier today and the band wants to make one thing clear — they’re not running with McCain. Van Halen management tells us the band had no idea McCain was […]

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Cape Gazette Endorses Markell

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State Treasurer Jack Markell’s campaign for governor won the endorsement Aug. 29 of the Cape Gazette. The newspaper, which has a well-earned reputation for its thorough coverage of Southeastern Sussex County, praised Markell’s bold, Democratic proposals to solve the problems facing Delaware. “Faced with serious budget problems, the loss of large employers and discouraging trends […]

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Palin Asks, “What Is It That The VP Does?

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2:50 in. Kudlow Response: It is a pretty big job, Madame Governor. It’s a real big job.

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Prescient Commentary

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This talking head is a repub operative who was clearly impressed by Obama’s speech last night AND was just as clearly overwhelmed by what it means for the state of play.  I thought that his concluding statement, “whoever didn’t get picked for Republican VP today may be a lucky Republican”, would be interesting to think […]

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McCain is toast

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This from Easchton… 38 Million Viewers: Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention was seen by more than 38 million people. Nielsen Media Research said more people watched Obama speak than watched the Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing…. That number does not include PBS or C-Span. Nor does it include those who streamed […]

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UPDATE II: Can you say clumsy?

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UPDATE II:  Can you say clumsy?

Nice pick McCain: This Palin (sounds like Failin’) just keeps getting better. Turns out Romney is pissed off: DENVER — Though it was high in shock value, the Palin pick left bruised feelings among the short-list contenders who were not picked — and infuriated some Republican officials who privately said McCain had gone out on […]

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Sarah Palin won’t help McCain

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Sarah Palin won’t help McCain

And you know why?  Because women, just like minorities, aren’t interchangeable!  You can’t switch out Hillary Clinton for Sarah Palin, just like you can’t appease Obama supporters with Alan Keyes.  But you guys don’t get it, and frankly, I find McCain’s pick insulting.  But maybe that’s just me… so I made a few calls to […]

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Jack Markell Statement in response McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be the Republican VP nominee

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“She’s no Joe Biden.”

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Updated:What if You Named a VP and Nobody Came?

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Today is the day that McCain picks his VP candidate at a rally in Dayton, OH. EDIT: VC was right, it really is Palin. How desperate is that? Update: Kos reports various media reaction — Joe Scarborough: I can’t imagine a woman that’s been a governor for a year and a half, but to debate […]

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