Sarah Palin – Change Hits UnDemocratic Party Between The Eyes

At the Disco Democrats convention Il Duce Obama strutted and said “the change we need doesn’t come from Washington. Change comes TO Washington.” For Disco Democrats, change is coming – from Alaska.

The Disco Democrats are no longer closeted sexists and misogynists. They are now out and proud sexists and misogynists. Throughout the unDemocratic primary campaign Disco Democrats said about Hillary that they would vote for a woman just not this woman – Hillary.

Now another woman is in contention for a national job who is not named super-experienced-ready-on-Day-1 Hillary Clinton and guess what? This time the complaint is that the woman running for national office is not experienced enough.

Now it is all about experience.

If you are a woman with too much experience that is a problem. If you are a woman without excess experience, that is a problem.

But inexperienced male Obama? No problem – he’s black – and if you don’t vote for him you are a racist – even if you yourself are black.

Americans who would elect Colin Powell in a heartbeat (Powell is African-American) are called racists because they will not vote for unqualified Barack Obama. African American Colin Powell beats white John McCain yet Americans are still labeled “racists” by Obama’s surrogates.

Sarah Palin is a strong woman. Strong women scare the Disco Democrats. The Republicans are not much better. But this election cycle, because of their self interest it is a sad fact that it has been right wing news outlets like Fox News and the Republicans who have already and will continue to speak out in defense of women.

What poses these days as the Democratic Party along with Obama/Dean/Brazile/Pelosi is now trying to paint Sarah Palin as a deranged, vindictive woman firing troopers and chefs. This is very similar to the Hillary as Sharon Stone Fatal Attraction psycho narrative.

The Big Blogs acting as Frank Nitti to Obama’s Al Capone are now degenerate sewers. At one popular PINO Big Blog a woman lawyer who purports to be a progressive is dispensing gifts as a reward to winning a preverse lottery betting on when Sarah Palin will be driven out of the presidential race. The demand for Hillary Clinton be driven out of the presidential race is now a demand for Sarah Palin to be driven out of the national ticket. The “Democratic” Big Blogs are accusing Palin and her family of faked pregnancies, incest, and being white trash – mere variations of the accusations against Hillary. This time the victim is Sarah Palin. These pitchfork progressives are why we created the category of PINO (progressive in name only).

Big Media is all of a sudden concerned about “experience”. Big Media boosted the unqualified Obama and ignored the issue of experience during the primary. But now, experience is all. The attacks on the latest woman candidate is due to the power of that candidacy:

The “gun-packing, hockey-playing woman,” as the Republican strategist Karl Rove described her, instantly bolstered Mr. McCain’s wobbly conservative base, which rejoiced over the selection of an anti-abortion evangelical Christian.

Her reputation as a reformer who took on her state party over corruption and wasteful spending could reinforce Mr. McCain’s own maverick appeal.

Her personal narrative as a working mother raising five children, including an infant with Down syndrome, with a husband who belongs to a union, might prove attractive to working-class voters in swing states who have been suspicious of Mr. Obama. And her presence on the ticket will allow Republicans to argue that Mr. Obama would not be the only one to break barriers if elected.

“He’s chosen a Washington outsider who will be an ally for him in shaking up the way things are done,” said Ron Nehring, chairman of the California Republican Party. “This is someone with solid conservative credentials but solid credentials as a reformer. And it’s clear after watching today’s event, no one is going to push Sarah Palin around — not Barack Obama and not Joe Biden,” the Democratic vice-presidential candidate.

Sarah Palin, an elected Governor with executive experience is running against Washington insider, repeat presidential candidate, and loser Joe Biden (Biden received 9,500 this year). Palin has challenged a corrupt Republican establishment in Alaska and won. Obama bought into the Chicago political machine instead of challenging it.

Meanwhile many of the Disco Democrats compare Sarah Palin’s selection as a vice presidential candidate to the generation earlier selection of Geraldine A. Ferraro. The suggestion is that only desperation drove both selections. Women only get selected out of desperation – as a “hail Mary” desperation play.

The New York Times while selling the propaganda line of a united Democratic Party was forced to recognize the power of the Palin candidacy. Sarah Palin praised Hillary Clinton and Geraldine Ferraro and promised to “shatter that glass ceiling!”

Democrats, who make up the party that has long claimed the bigger pool of up-and-coming women, were quick to dismiss Ms. Palin as not experienced enough to be a heartbeat from the presidency. Mrs. Clinton’s supporters will never back her, they insisted, because she is against abortion rights.

Not. So. Fast.

That underestimated, or at least underappreciated, the raw feelings of many Clinton supporters, and particularly the women among them, despite the almost flawless display of harmony in Denver.

At the very least, Ms. Palin’s selection unleashes gender as a live issue again, just when Democrats thought they had it under control.

The New York Times did not quote Big Pink, but it might as well have. The Times interviewed Lynn Hackney and Kim Hoover and 20 equally passionate Hillary supporters at their home in Washington on Tuesday to watch Mrs. Clinton’s speech. Lynn and Kim cried for Hillary but Thursday, when 38 million Americans watched Mr. Obama’s speech, they watched a movie, “The Squid and the Whale.”

No matter what Mrs. Clinton urged, they cannot support Mr. Obama.

“To go against Hillary is not easy for us,” Ms. Hackney said. “We don’t take that lightly. We just don’t think he has a message. We don’t think he’s good for women.”

“It’s not about being bitter for Hillary,” she said. Still, “I think the Democratic Party took women for granted in the primary, they didn’t step on sexism when they should have, and I can’t support them.”

Lynn, like Big Pink was busy when John McCain saw the value of a woman on the ticket.

“The fact that he went out on a limb to pick a woman, I’m very impressed by that.” She says she is not sure she can vote for a Republican, and will most likely stick to her plan to write in Mrs. Clinton. But, she said, “It’s opened my eyes to at least pay attention.”

Yes, they said, they were troubled by Ms. Palin’s opposition to abortion rights. But Ms. Hoover said she felt betrayed by pro-choice groups, and in particular politicians like Senators Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who were helped into office by pro-choice groups like Emily’s List but came out early to support Mr. Obama over Mrs. Clinton, despite her being the first viable pro-choice woman to run for president.

Ms. Hoover has stopped giving to Emily’s List as a result. [snip]

“The setback for the pro-choice movement is almost deserved.” [snip]

“If 18 million votes is not enough, what does it take in the Democratic Party to get a woman on the ticket?”

Will the mainline “women’s groups” defend Palin. We will watch.

We are not the only ones watching. We are not the only ones saying NObama, NOvember.

“It made me like McCain a little more,” said Judith France, 62, of Thornville, Ohio. “They always say he was a maverick, and this made me think, well, he really is. He went all the way to Alaska — there aren’t that many people up there, they don’t have that many electoral votes — and he picked this person. I know people will say she’s inexperienced. But she’s been a governor for 20 months. That’s more experience than Obama has.” [snip]

“I wish the Democratic Party had the courage” to pick a woman, said Kimberly Myers, a retired transit worker in Pittsburgh who supported Mrs. Clinton in Pennsylvania’s primary and said she now planned to vote for Mr. McCain.

Ms. Myers said she also saw a bonus in the choice of Ms. Palin: “The fact that she’s a working mom will send a message to America that you don’t have to choose children over career.”

The woman on the Republican ticket but not on the Democratic ticket confounded many eggheads. At the New York Times, the obtuse Gail Collins wrote that women will not “race off to vote for any candidate with the same internal plumbing” because that is “offensive and historically wrong”.

Gail Collins does not understand that Hillary Clinton supporters, women, are not considering voting for Governor Palin because of her plumbing but rather because Hillary supporters will not reward with votes sexism and misogyny.

Gail Collins is upset that John McCain is “pandering” to women. Addressing women’s concern is called a “pander” but addressing issues of concern to other groups is applauded. A “pander” we suppose is in the eye of the beholder.

Collins compares Palin to “cute” Danny Quayle. The problem with the argument is that the Bush/Quayle ticket won.

Change is coming to Washington – it’s going to hit the sexist Disco Democrats right between the eyes.

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585 thoughts on “Sarah Palin – Change Hits UnDemocratic Party Between The Eyes

  1. Hi, Everyone. I haven’t posted since June because I have been too angry and “bitterly clinging” to my HRC yard signs. Back and ready to fight to make sure that this fraud of candidate doesn’t get anywhere near the WH.

    McCain/Palin 2008
    HRC 2012

  2. Admin thank you for such a wonderful article.

    No one thought that the dems could screw up an election that should have been in their pockets. It shouldn’t have happened and it wouldn’t have if the DNC hadn’t been taken over by corrupt aliens and if their choice hadn’t been such a flawed candidate.

    The repubs should have been anihilated this election season. Thanks to the Dems they are strong and getting stronger every day. I never thought I would say this, but a part from a few disagreements regarding policy, I really like the McCain/Palin pairing.

    I loved Hillary so much and would have given anything to see her at the top of the ticket. This being said, my pain isn’t as bad as it was and I have hope she will make a comeback.

  3. HURRAY ADMIN! HURRAY!

    LOL…
    they will always be disco democrats to me now…
    i think you will be leading us down a great new path.. the ‘you f*cked up path’… translation: the affair is now over…………….

  4. Breaking News on Fox, for the first time Obama has broken through the 50% mark in polling.

    This can’t happen, we must stand up for this woman! They are saying now that this is from Palin announcement!

  5. Yeah, I would have never thought Moon was a man either. Thankgoodness for all these men here that care about us women!!

  6. Big Media is the enemy. John McCain better fight back unlike the Hillary campaign:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=washingtonstory&sid=as77Ueg2JfbQ

    The longtime love affair between John McCain and what he once called his “base” — the national news media — is on the rocks.

    McCain’s campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, yesterday lashed out at what he deemed “offensive” and “demeaning” coverage and questions from reporters after McCain’s running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, confirmed her 17-year-old daughter is pregnant.

    “It used to be that a lot of those smears and the crap on the Internet stayed out of the newsrooms of serious journalists,” Schmidt said at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

    ——————-

    More recently, though, McCain, 72, has accused news organizations such as the New York Times, Time magazine and the NBC network of being unfair to him. The campaign even considered pulling out of one of the three presidential debates because it would be moderated by Tom Brokaw, a former NBC News anchorman.

    —————–
    There have also been a series of public rifts between the campaign and the media. On July 31, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis sparred with MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell in an exchange about a McCain campaign ad portraying Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama as a celebrity.

    “I’m happy to talk about more substantive issues the next time I come on your program,” Davis said, capping the testy interview.

    On July 22, the McCain camp assailed the media in an Internet advertisement and an e-mail to supporters.

    “It’s pretty obvious the media has a bizarre fascination with Barack Obama, some may even say it’s a love affair,” McCain’s campaign said in the e-mail. “The media is in love with Barack Obama. If it wasn’t so serious, it would be funny.”

    On Aug. 17, Davis sent a letter to NBC News President Steve Capus saying the network was “abandoning non-partisan coverage of the presidential race.” Davis said New York-based NBC had made “unsubstantiated, partisan claims” designed “to undercut John McCain.”

  7. Hi all. Admin, the hail Mary Pass assessment is right on. Well said, but I must say you have driven me now from Disco Music. All I will ever be able to see is an image of NObama on Ellen superimposed over images of Nancy and Donna doing the Bump under a Mirror Ball….

    Now, for some real fun, I got this in the email today – from two Clinton Supporters who were involved in our trip to Washington to see the RBC rape the democratic process.

    “Subject: Let’s all come together and support the candidate of your choice

    There are less than three months until the election, an election that will decide the next President of the United States. The person elected will be the president of all Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans. To show our solidarity as Americans, let’s all get together and show each other our support for the candidate of our choice. It’s time that we all came together, Democrats and Republicans alike.

    In a Bi-Partisan effort for America:

    If you support the policies and character of John McCain, please drive with your headlights on during the day.

    If you support Obama, please drive with your headlights off at night.

    Together, we can make it happen”

    ++++++++++

    ATTENTION ALL YOU OBAMA PROMOTERS – you have totally fu&ked the women’s vote

  8. If you support the policies and character of John McCain, please drive with your headlights on during the day.

    If you support Obama, please drive with your headlights off at night.

    OMG, I’m holding my stomach ROTFLMFAO over here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Repost

    I don’t care if Hillary speak for Obama….It’s over, the corrupted Dems choose Obama/Biden for their TICKET and swifted boated Hillary Clinton and then toss her bloodied body under the bus.

    I.GET.IT….WOMEN are DISPOSABLE in the DEMOCRATIC? Taliban PARTY!!!

    I don’t do ABUSE!!!

    I OWN MY VOTE!!!

    P.S. Thanks admin for speaking truth to fiction-The DEMOCRATIC? Taliban PARTY.

  10. Idunn, me too. I was most surprised to read the end. When I got it in the inbox, I thought, “ugh, please don’t tell me they have rolled for Obama”

    I was delighted to see they love him as much as we do,

  11. Now I’m wondering what ever lead me to believe that Moon was a woman. LOL… funny how we all have internal things that lead us to draw conclusions about people. Not funny ha ha, but funny precular.

  12. I picture SKMF as a fiesty, morally upright black woman in her 50’s or 60’s. One who threw shoes at her childrens heads if they dared to back talk her.

    How far off am I? 😉

  13. Log Cabin endorse McCain/Palin

    marcambinder.theatlantic.com/archives/2008/09/log_cabin_republicans_endorse.php

  14. i saw that poll. lets let palin speak-and she will. i bet things will move. note in the states obama is having real rtouble. today in oh ras shos mccin up 5. infl up3. nader on the ballot in wi is very bad for obama.
    so admin-how does mccain fight the media? i fear it will be to late. i think they should vet obama-or have a 527 do it asap. hillary begged the msm to vet obama. of ourse they said no. mccain must do it himslef

  15. And even though I know exactly what Norman Desmond looks like and what she does for a living, now that she’s changed her name, all I see is Gloria Swanson. LMAO!

  16. Confloyd, I have never seen a poll that could not be rigged, just like most of those in the primary, remember?

    FYI, wonderful Robert Wexler that we all saw at the RBC meeting on May 31st,remember him? Well, come to find out he does NOT live in Florida, he claims the address of his in-laws that live in a 55 and over community. He lives in Maryland, but he serves as an elected politician from Florida.

    I don’t know how much of a swing state my state is. Florida has a very popular Governor, Charlie Crist, who was one of those who campaigned hard for McCain and was on the short list for VP for a while. He promised long ago that he would DELIVER his state to McCain in November. And, as said many times before, I am now a registered Independent voter in Florida and I will not forget those who voted me half a person.

  17. FYI, wonderful Robert Wexler that we all saw at the RBC meeting on May 31st,remember him?

    You mean the wonderful gentleman who called Pat Buchanon a nazi sympathizer?

  18. neetabug Says:

    September 2nd, 2008 at 4:29 pm
    mp Says:

    September 2nd, 2008 at 1:11 pm
    I have done poll working twice now.
    My biggest fear on voter fraud is in swing states that do not require voter ids.
    If soneone knew that such ans such is not going to vote this year, some one could masqueraade as them and go vote for them. That is why even if we do not vote for BO, it is important for us to go and vote.
    And also DO NOT leave the POTUS blank…who knows some one inside the poll center could rig it. Fill in with something…if you do not want anybody…put your OWN name…that would be better.
    in some states, if you put hillary’s name, it would count towards BO as they are on the party….discretion of the election judges…etc etc…

    MP,

    I will be a presiding judge here in Cleveland, Oh

    We have paper ballots. Once the voter votes they are directed to place their ballot in a ballot box.
    After polls are closed we open the box to count the ballots. We have a republican and a democratic
    watching as we count the ballots. If there is something not right, you can file a complaint with the board. we called down once about a girl trying to persuade a voter to vote another way. she is no longer working at any precint.

  19. idunn,

    so wrong….

    dad is first nation, who was in prison my whole life.
    mom came up from mexico, died when i was young.

    my ex a musician traveled the world with blues band…
    i did the whole experimenting thing, well for years actually…
    drugs, sex, rock and roll…

    i finally grew up…
    i used to be a bad ass bitch, but now i’m just a bitch… LOL

    and you?

  20. Disco Democrats!!!!!!

    I looovvvvvvve it.

    But how about Disco DUMOCRATS? 👿

    I always thought moon was a guy.
    Wouldn’t it be fun if we could do a thread with our notions of different posters appearance and then compare that to the posters own self-description?

  21. The polls are showing Obama’s convention bounce. We need to wait at least a week to see where things are, after the GOP convention is over. McCain will get a bounce, too. We just don’t know how big.

    I love Carly Fiorina’s comments, BTW, and I’m very curious who the Dems are in her sky box.

  22. Yep, Idunn, the one and the same. Robert Wexler was actually interviewed at his Maryland home and admitted to that the home in FL was not his and the home in Maryland was his residence. And the one that said Buchanan was a Nazi sympathizer. Morning Joe said that Wexler was prone to such acts and statements and would later apologize. But, I have a motto: You can do to me, but you can not undo to me. That is how I feel about Wexler.

  23. Another Obama surrogate speak.

    Lindsay Lohan Blogs About Bristol Palin
    Originally posted Tuesday September 02, 2008 03:50 PM EDT
    Lindsay Lohan

    The actress, who has been regularly updating her official MySpace page, addresses the controversy surrounding the pregnancy of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s 17-year-old daughter Bristol.

    “I am concerned with the fact that Sarah Palin brought the attention to her daughter’s pregnancy, rather than all world issues and what she believes she could possibly do to change them – if elected,” writes Lohan in a Tuesday posting. “I get Sarah Palin’s views against abortion, but i would much prefer to hear more about what she can do for our country rather than how her daughter is going to have a child no matter what.”

    She also added: “i think that girls that are CHOOSING to be sexually active and are making a conscious decision to grow up faster….. I think that parents need to recognize how important it is to talk to their children about the things that can result from being sexually active if they aren’t protecting themselves (birth control, condoms, etc.)”

    ww.people.com/people/article/0,,20222833,00.html

  24. Shorttermer, I definitely remember the fist-pounding jackass at the RBC meeting. I sincerely hope Crist delivers Florida, and when they do there will be a paper trail to prove that McCain won it.

    I just want to know how many states have the easy to hack voting machines that the Obama campaign will use to win that state. They are cheaters and they are too freaking confident about winning, it makes me feel very uneasy!!

  25. From Uppity Woman – she’s pissed! LOL

    Susan Estrich: As Many as 30% of Clinton Voters May Vote for McCain/Palin
    Posted on September 2, 2008 by Uppity Woman

    This morning, former Mike Dukakis Campaign Manager Susan Estrich says she surfed the blogs and what she found written about Sarah Palin is horrific and totally inappropriate.

    Referring to the fact that the sexism in America is overt, she had this to say:

    Estrich was asked: “Realistically speaking” How many of Hillary Clinton’s voters are in play for John McCain. Her answer: …..”about a third….30 % I would say”.

    What they’re doing to her………..and I mean friends of yours and mine….what they’re saying , second guessing her prenatal care……..with her youngest child….. even going so far as to suggest she took unnecessary risks………..maybe she was even responsible for the Down’s Syndrome………this whole business of saying maybe she was covering up for her teenage daughter’s pregnancy….they are dumping all over the daughter…..I find it Really offensive….and I think a lot of women in particular….who ended up supporting Hillary because they were so offended by the sexism may well be offended by what they see as the piling on of Sarah Palin.

    You can see the video here

    Overall, I would say Ms. Estrich is darned close. I look forward to Obama and his fellow sacks of crap helping us all to send Barack Obama back to Chicago Thug Land. And I look forward to Howard Dean, Donna Brazile and Nancy Pelosi getting exactly what they deserve. We won’t be staying home as you “suggested,” Donna. Count on it.

    This is the year you inhumane pigs who think you are going to subjugate women again will understand that we will NOT allow Barack Obama and you to catapult the rights of American Women back to the 60s.

    I look forward to you learning the lesson: It’s The Women Stupid, because we are brushing you right off our shoulders, Studly.

    You many have fooled very young women who think their rights as actual humans were always there, but you can’t fool the rest of us. The rest of us know what you are up to and we are going to fight you until the last dog is dead. Do you understand? We know that your kind of crap, Barack Obama, rolls downhill in the workplace and in the home and we will have none of you or your sexist pig attitude. We will fight to the death to maintain our rights, and we aren’t kidding, in case you didn’t notice.

    I fully expect you to make another hysterical “historic speech” about women as you did on race— coming to our theater soon— because you are nothing short of a pandering vote whore with Plans. Don’t even waste your time. Don’t break our jaws and then come home with flowers. Your shameless and shameful use of the Race Card while figuratively killing off a women who is and always will be far superior to you, so that you might climb up that greasy political poll you cling to, is inexcusable. We will not forget. And we are horrifed to watch you try the same crap on yet another woman. Horrified, but not surprised. We know what you are, Barack Obama.

    We know that you and your sponsors from America and the Middle East think you are saving the “best” for when it’s too late. It’s our job to make sure you never reach the “too late” phase. Your capture of the young women in America alone is nothing short of despicable, given what you really are, Sweetie. Why don’t you trot over to Kenya and be President? Or maybe you can go to Pakistan or Afghanistan and help rule. They like to shoot women on sight and set them on fire. Maybe Hamas can help set you up there. After all, they have already funneled money to your campaign right from one of their compounds.

    One more thing, Barack: I cannot tell you how sad I am for the future of your daughters after what you have done. And true to your habit of passing the buck, you continue to blame others for the behaviors you have fostered. Now run along and stick your hands in your pants. Your cell phone is vibrating.

    Also, I recall Michelle saying you are only home on the weekends. You’re a lousy father. Get your ass home.

    I also think it’s important right now to say that we women who Get It can hardly express how much we appreciate all the many real progressive men who also See what’s really going on here. I am not referring to the radical Far Left hijackers, also known underground as Regressives in the Democratic Party. These truly Democratic men, and there are millions of them, are superior in every way to Barack Obama and the pigs who surround him. Women do not forget. They don’t forget the good and they don’t forget the bad. To me, Barack Obama is The Bad. I recognize him from places in Corporate America twenty years ago.

    Barack Obama and his sycophants are caught in their own irony. They have become exactly what they purported to despise: Threatening, lowlife fascists, misogynists and sexists. This is what you get when you allow left over members of failed fringe parties attempt to take over our party. Again. It’s happened before and the results have always been the same. MoveOn, you need to Move On for sure.

    Pigs. All of you.

  26. SKMF…lol…I wasn’t even close. :laugh:

    As for me…you have to guess first so I can say you’re so wrong too. 😉

  27. McCain camp accuses Obama campaign of smears:

    news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080902/ap_on_el_pr/cvn_palin_politics

    Apparently she wasn’t a member of the Alaska independence Party.

  28. Is this the same as that “responsible” Lindsay Lohan who is getting pulled over or going into rehab every month?

    Palin brought attention to her daughter’s pregnancy because others would have brought it up after one or two days of research and prying. It’s called “getting in front of the issue”. Duh.

    Stick to what you know, Lindsay. Whatever THAT is.

  29. ‘Fairness’ and the Smearing of Gov. Palin

    Tuesday, September 2, 2008 3:25 PM
    By: Lowell Ponte Article Font Size

    The liberal mainstream media applauds Democratic lawmaker plans to re-impose the “Fairness Doctrine,” a weapon that can be used arbitrarily and politically to stifle free speech or impose left-wing voices into conservative and libertarian talk radio — and perhaps even into conservative and libertarian Internet Web sites.

    But how “fair” is the liberal mainstream media?

    Consider its coverage of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. The pro-Barack Obama mainstream media bias thusfar has verged on the obscene.

    As even liberal comic and Democratic fundraiser Bill Maher observed, MSNBC hosts Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann have not only been ideological bedfellows with Obama but also have acted as if they “were ready to have sex” with the Democratic presidential standard-bearer. (Matthews’ contract with MSNBC ends next year and likely will not be renewed. This leaves the then-63-year-old Democratic apparatchik free to pursue his dream of running for Senate in his native Pennsylvania. This blond-dyed ambition explains why Matthews has dropped any pretense of fairness and turned his show into a partisan commercial to elect Democrats.)

    An honest watchdog group such as the Media Research Center should also document liberal media unfairness by measuring minutes of airtime.

    Republicans this week modified their convention schedule only after the mainstream liberal networks announced that their news anchors would give coverage priority to hurricanes, not the elephant gathering in St. Paul.

    We all expected major network coverage to be slanted in favor of Democrats and against Republicans, as it has been for more than half a century. But simple “fairness” should mean that the networks would allot a roughly equal number of hours and minutes to Republicans and Democrats.

    A minute of major network national airtime is worth how much — $20,000? $50,000? $100,000? more?

    But the major networks as well as cable news networks CNN and MSNBC appear to be allocating far fewer minutes of coverage to Republicans.

    Given the value of such airtime, this tilt is tantamount, e.g., to General Electric, a major government contractor and the parent company of NBC and MSNBC, giving millions and millions of dollars in campaign contributions to the Democratic Party. Is this fair? Ethical? Even Legal?

    Or consider the narrower case of how the liberal mainstream networks have aired anti-GOP rioters, and amplified the attacks and smears by Obama’s supporters and surrogates against Republican standard bearer John McCain’s choice for running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

    Gov. Palin has been subjected to one of the most massive and dishonest pile-on smear attacks in the history of liberal media. Its apparent aim: to splatter her with every imaginable kind of mud before the American people can discover how genuinely good and competent she is.

    Palin’s experience, these attackers said within minutes of McCain introducing her, is that she was mayor of a town. Almost unmentioned: she is the elected governor of America’s largest state, has been a leader of state commissions overseeing both ethics and oil, and handled all responsibilities so well that her popular approval in Alaska hovers between 80 percent and 90 percent.

    Her husband, the liberal media reported, back in the 1980s got a ticket for driving “under the influence.”

    This seemingly trivial story is actually the opening wedge of a multi-pronged orchestrated left-wing attack designed to appeal to the racism that has always been at the heart of the Democratic Party.

    Palin’s husband, you see, is part Native American. His ancestors include Inuits, i.e., Eskimos. But if this fact enters the news untinted by left-wing bias, it would show Gov. Palin to be inclusive, non-racist, and noble — qualities the media intends to prevent voters from seeing.

    The liberal media is therefore falsely implying that Palin’s husband is alcoholic, and from there it will echo those left-wing blogs who paint him with the “drunken Indian” racist stereotype long promoted by Democrats.

    The ultra-leftist Daily Kos blog over the weekend declared that Palin’s baby had been born not to her but to her teenage daughter. It published photographs purportedly revealing the daughter’s pregnancy.

    That this 17-year-old girl is five months pregnant was widely known in Palin’s hometown, as were plans that she and the baby’s father would soon wed. Centuries before such things became routine in America, in far northern latitudes such as low-birthrate Scandinavia it has been widely accepted that young women demonstrate their fertility before marriage.

    Gov. Palin committed no sin here, and to her and her daughter’s credit there has been no thought of aborting the baby.

    To his credit Barack Obama has said that attacks on any candidate’s children are out of bounds and that he would fire any member of his staff caught engaging in such attacks.

    But Sen. Obama has not repudiated his allies and surrogates at the Daily Kos, nor has he returned any of the millions of campaign dollars this radical left-wing Web site helped raise for his campaign. Can Obama pretend that his hands are clean so long as he continues to grab millions in dirty Daily Kos cash?

    The hypocrisy of other left-wing media smears against Palin seems surreal.

    Feminist pundits who wanted women to work as male equals now say Palin will have no time for her children if she becomes vice president. But being vice president entails less work than being Alaska’s governor?

    Left-wing journalists decry Palin’s “lack of experience” describing it as a disqualification to be vice president. But she has more years in political office than Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. And Palin has executive experience as both a state governor and commander-in-chief of Alaska’s National Guard in America’s only state bordering Russia. The liberal media never mention their candidate’s embarrassing lack of experience.

    The liberal media describe Palin as conservative but never identify Obama or his running mate Sen. Joe Biden as liberals.

    Such is the “fairness” we will get in an Obama-dominated America.

    What would be fair? Observe that John McCain’s hero is President Teddy Roosevelt, who sought re-election via the Bull Moose Party. Sarah Palin hunts and eats moose.

    http://www.newsmax.com/lowell_ponte/sarah_palin_attacks/2008/09/02/127060.html.

  30. aaw shucks, yes i am a boy. Actually I’m a gay man who respects women greatfully and depises those macho bullshit bastards.

    Anyway about polls, who knows where they asked people, if they poll more people in California, than say Wyoming, then you’ll get a different poll, state polls mean something, national, absolutely nothing.

  31. Obama Biden or i call them

    The 2 lawyers representing the firm of Novak and Good.

    Say it fast and pass it on.

  32. um if this is how mccain goes he will win-
    voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/2008/09/mccain_manager_this_election_i.html

    McCain Manager: ‘This Election is Not About Issues’
    Rick Davis, campaign manager for John McCain’s presidential bid, insisted that the presidential race will be decided more over personalities than issues during an interview with Post editors this morning.

    “This election is not about issues,” said Davis. “This election is about a composite view of what people take away from these candidates.”

    Davis added that issues will no doubt play a major role in the decisions undecided voters will make but that they won’t ultimately be conclusive. He added that the campaign has “ultimate faith” in the idea that the more voters get to know McCain and Barack Obama, the better the Republican nominee will do.

    Davis generally dismissed the controversies surrounding McCain’s vice presidential pick — Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — as a media creation but did acknowledge that her acceptance speech, which seems likely to come tomorrow, is critically important to defining who she is to the American public.

    As for the speech itself, Davis said a generic, “masculine” speech was being prepared before the pick was made and, now that Palin is the choice, she is adapting the speech to her own needs and personality.

    Davis demurred when asked when Palin will sit for interviews with major news organizations, pointing out that now would not be the right time given the “combative” attitude the media has seemingly adopted toward Palin. Pressed on the issue, Davis insisted that “we allot a lot more access in our campaign than any campaign in modern political history….we’ll get around to it.”

    On the general election playing field, Davis alleged that Obama had tried — and failed — to expand the political map, and that 11 or 12 states (and maybe as many as 13) would be truly competitive. He added that campaign operatives are feeling better than they did a month ago about Iowa and Minnesota and believe their prospects have not dimmed in any competitive state during that time.

    Davis did admit, however, the challenges of running for president as a Republican in this political atmosphere.

    “We are in the worst Republican environment since Nixon in 1972,” said Davis. “We take that seriously. We get the joke.”

  33. i dunn,

    ive already heard you say you are black/white mix, married to a white man…. i like to think you have flavor…

    i once thought i heard you say you have a farm, and that you like to cook, and you are into astrology or something…

    i think you are in 30-40 range…

    i think you are funny and outspoken and full of yourself… meaning you’ve never been broken…
    you are opinionated and confident, and perhaps a little bitchy…

    i dont know how much loyalty plays into your decisions, but right and wrong are big for you…
    you love attention but you are also giving…

    okay what?

  34. Yeah but I’m a real hard nosed bitch when i need to be, i can make the queen from Alien look like June Cleaver.

  35. moon,

    you have always seemed so sensitive, which ofcourse makes me now wonder about your sexual persuasion, which ofcourse is none of my business…

    anyway we love you, and now we are really going to have to scrutinize you, to see why you fooled us…

  36. This place is like a house party, all the women and gay men always end up in the kitchen, bitching about life and the useless men, i love it.

  37. Idunn
    I picture as a lean woman with straight black hair. Mid forties clad in jeans and a t shirt with a pack of cigarettes just out of reach. In a home big on earth tones and natural light.

  38. okay what?

    Well excuse me for doubting you, Miss Cleo. LOL!

    The only thing you got wrong was the loving attention thing. I actually hate it. Makes me incredibly uncomfortable. But I can’t contain my core either, so I tend to blurt things out and become the focus of attention alot of times, despite the fact that I hate it.

    In general though, I’m much happier in the company of trees than the company of people.

  39. Since everybody’s baring their true identities, I thought I should divulge that I am a rabbit. A very smart rabbit. with a PC and interweb connection.

    Hey, we get bored.

  40. McCain refuses to go on CNN’s Larry King show because of Campbell Brown’s attacks on Gov Palin!!! The republicans DO NOT TAKE SH**!!

  41. Hope your right Moon, we just can’t have this fraud as POTUS.

    We cannot award the Presidency to this lying, stealing, cheating bunch of crooks. Ain’t goin happen!!!

  42. tm running the smear about palin was in the a secessionist party. this si a smear debunked today by many. sick.

  43. rgb44hrc… handsome man, trim, about 6 ft tall, dark hair, mid to late 30’s. Probably a bit of a tech geek. Works in business. Probably management.

  44. idunn,

    i will tell you a secret, i believe the trees are more than just alive…NO, i really do… i believe that they are the first beings on this planet, and they must be respected…

    i have a love affair with redwoods…
    i feel they whisper to us in the breeze….

  45. Hey….didn’t they say Biden was chosen the Thursday before the weekend MELODRAMA TEXT MESSAGE by The Bullshit Artist Obama?

    I* love it that they are making a big deal that there was ACTUALLY A DAY McCain decided on Palin. AS if, with Biden, it “just was”

    I have had MSNBC on today. Forst time in about 3 months. Wow. It is DISGUSTING.

  46. Henry…AA gay man, mid to late 40’s. I imagine him to be HUGE on service. Service in his community, service in his job…responsibility matters ALOT.

  47. Nikki22, where is the Mcain/Larry King story from? Great news if true. And you are right that the Republicans unlike Dems won’t be attacked without fighting back.

  48. ALL DAY “Vetting Sarah Palin” has been the slug under the MSNBC puppets.
    Notice we have NEVER SEEN “Vetting Barack Obama” ANYWHERE?!?!?!?

  49. Since everybody’s baring their true identities, I thought I should divulge that I am a rabbit. A very smart rabbit. with a PC and interweb connection.

    Hey, we get bored.
    *****************************************
    I’ M SORRY, DOES THAT MEAN YOU LIKE TO $*%! ?

  50. More proof Republicans fight back Nikki22 –

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2008/09/thompson_speech_hits_media_on.asp

    Fred Thompson will forcefully defend the selection of Sarah Palin tonight in a speech Republicans are characterizing as “red meat.” He will argue that the feeding frenzy over Palin’s is the result of “panic” from the Democrat-friendly mainstream media.

    “What a breath of fresh air Governor Sarah Palin is. She is from a small town, with small town values, but that’s not good enough for those folks who are attacking her and her family. Let’s be clear, the selection of Governor Palin has the other side and their friends in the media in a state of panic. She is a courageous, successful, reformer, who is not afraid to take on the establishment.”

  51. Every interview I gave in Denver, I mentioned Chris Matthews and his sexist smear against HRC about how she wouldn’t have had a political career if Bill hadn’t “messes around”

    Called him out on his shit that that was a slam to ALL women and I referred to him as “New Reader, Chris Matthews”

  52. Idunn, pretty close. Yes 6ft. Handsome? Well, …i’m not fugly. I might be mistakenly taken for “late 30’s”, but am 48. “Trim”?…well, compared to others my age, I guess it could be worse. No six-pack abs, but I am fairly fit and can bicycle 20 + miles prettty easily. Yes, computer system administrator….(but no, I am not “admin” here). A little geeky (chess), but not too into every latest expensive toy. I like tangible things and “wooden” music.

    Play guitar, and love ALL kinds of music, esp. classical (Mozart, Bach, Beethoven) and jazz (Parker, Coltrane), and grew up on the Stones and Zep.

    Married, no kids, six cats, one dog, and we feed hundreds of birds daily at our central NJ “outdoor diner”.

    As for the women and the gay men hanging out in the kitchen, I am no great chef, but I can make some interesting dishes. Primarily veggie, plus love fish (haven’t eaten red meat in like 20 years).

  53. Idunn
    close but no cigar. 41 and presently unemployed. But spend a lot of time taking care of a little one. Responsible. Hmmm? I know I have been very fortunate because of those who taught me and I got to live a pretty blessed youth. Partied my ass off all over the place, but today I’d rather take my boom boom (short for chicky chicky boom boom) to the zoo. Lucky me!!!

  54. # skmf12 Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Since everybody’s baring their true identities, I thought I should divulge that I am a rabbit. A very smart rabbit. with a PC and interweb connection.

    Hey, we get bored.
    *****************************************
    I’ M SORRY, DOES THAT MEAN YOU LIKE TO $*%! ?
    &&&&&&

    Yes, that the first thing we learned in Wabbit Skule.

  55. Moon, like Tony Perkins ;-D (not what I really think, but it’s SO opposite of what I envision, i thought I would try that first! ) LOL

  56. Well, it doesn’t matter to me what moon is…animal, vegetable, or mineral. It doesn’t matter to me what any of the posters here are.

    We are all fighting for the same cause and for that reason I think you are all fantastic people. I am very happy to know all of you. 🙂

  57. moon,
    i wonder if you are dark skinned or dark haired?
    do you like the color blue or black or purples?

    do you like quiet and beauty? are you private and observant?

  58. # henry Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    rgb44hrc
    always thought there was something a little lapin about your posts.
    &&&&&&

    “lapin”. A word I never knew. Thanks!

  59. Thanks Nikki22.

    Here’s the story:

    http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/CA6592163.html

    According to CNN, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) pulled out of a scheduled interview with the network after a segment with Campbell Brown and a top McCain spokesman Monday night in which Brown asked for examples of a foreign-policy decision made by Republican vice president pick Sarah Palin.

    McCain was scheduled to appear on Larry King Live, but CNN’s Wolf Blitzer said Tuesday that the campaign told the news network they thought Brown’s interview with spokesman Tucker Bounds was “over the line.”

    CNN said it disagreed and it is committed to covering both sides of issues.

    The McCain campaign was checking into the report of the interview’s cancellation at press time.

  60. Idunn/Norma
    Do you remember the woman back when the something awful cretins first began to attempt to disable this site by spreading thier impotent venom. She was a writer and they hit her really hard. if you still read and do not post. tHEY SUCKED AND WERE IMMATURE IDIOTS.

  61. Damn, I thought I sucked at this guessing game. Guess I’m actually not that bad.

    Moon…I’m gonna say you are latino or asian (no idea why), maybe 5 ft 7 , trim , work in some creative field, maybe writing, or art , or design. Life of the party, of course. People flock to you. And you love it. LOL. I’d guess that you are bubbly, exhuberant , flamboyant, and more than alittle over the top in your likes and dislikes.

    Close?

  62. rgb44hc
    well may I suggest Richard Adams “Watership Down” an absolute favorite of mine from childhood. It is about a warren and so much more.

  63. Ok, I’m 5’6, I’m 33, I’m working and living out in Turkey. I work for the US Govt (can’t tell you anymore than that sorry).

    I’m totally white, mother was Irish, father american, black hair blue eyes.

  64. LMAO…I had to look up the word “lapin” too. Who knew?

    By the way, I love the mix of folks here. It’s alot like my kitchen when I throw a get together….blacks, white, hippies, sons of confederate veterans , gay people, farmers, pastors (my m.i.l. usually, but still)…my house often rocks with diversity. Lots of good natured arguing, as you can imagine. LOL!

  65. I think someone over at McCain/Palin need to contact People.com and have them post Gov. Palin statement on their site because I can’t find it over there.

  66. Bet admin is getting ticked off with all our playfulness today.

    Oh well, slow news day, sue us.

    Let’s guess Admin! HA!!!!

  67. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuaDC8SGxAM

    Yikes

    Obama Very Interesting Audio Surfaces

    Obama says in his own words HE HAS TO SAVE BLACK PEOPLE TO SAVE OUR COUNTRY.

    This is the only audio were Obama fully explains his strange “My salvation depends on collective salvation ” line This audio proves OBAMA THINKS HE IS OUR SAVIOR, our Redeemer , the Anointed One!!!

  68. Henry, yes, I remember her, but not her name. Lynn maybe?

    Fran, I think. Very dramatic…but her heart was always in the right place.

  69. I have been saying that women will swing this election. I apologize. Women and GAY MEN and a few damn fine straight ones will swing it. 😀

    I’m happy to be part of the kitchen party bitching. Someone pour me a damn drink, and lets plot how to take these bastards down, because I am right sick of all their chest-thumping.

  70. My only problem is my accent is so fucked up having an irish mother, i talk in american and backwards and forwards slip into broad irish.

  71. Moon
    I hope you do not take any offense to this but you reminded me of my maternal grandmother in your posts. She was smart and had a wicked tongue coupled with a heart of gold. Far to outspoken for her time/economic situation/geo-political realities. She was drop dead gorgeous and possessed a wit that is comparable to yours. I worshipped her so I hope you take it as a compliment.

  72. idunn
    your kitchen table sounds a lot like what the democratic party should be. A new party Idunn’s kitchen table.

  73. Regarding that audio…wtf is he talking about? God, can the man EVER have a cohesive thought?!

    If he IS saying he’s come to save us poor black folk (and I’m not even sure that IS what the doofus is saying), I’m pretty sure I can save my own damned self, thankyouverymuch.

  74. Admin:According to CNN, Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) pulled out of a scheduled interview with the network after a segment with Campbell Brown and a top McCain spokesman Monday night in which Brown asked for examples of a foreign-policy decision made by Republican vice president pick Sarah Palin.

    —————————————————————————————

    What foreign policy decision has BO made???

  75. anyone think that Gov Palin’s pulchritude will be a liability? Sorry I used lapin and now the sat words are spewing forth.

  76. What foreign policy decision has BO made???

    Well, there’s always the senate european subcommittee he’s never called a single meeting on.

  77. Oh…she’s pretty. LOL!

    No, I don’t think that will be a liability. UNLESS she doesn’t also know her shit. Then, oh yes…major liability.

  78. okay idunn,

    i’ll start…

    admin is meticulas, very cloths concious, slim, possibly a vegetarian, or at least health concious.
    admin sleeps little, and is very driven…

    i think admin has a loft, that is very refined, some lithograghs and some art pieces… probably has a big music collection, could be jazz. but may like broadway.

    earthtones or greens and beige….
    admin is intense and in some respects rigid… admin is intelligent and has an agenda. admins past, has defined his future… childhood very instrumental…

  79. It’s mind-boggling that Sarah Palin has been vetted more in the last week than Obama’s been vetted in the last 20 months.

  80. Afternoon, all. Fine article, Admin. The breathtaking double standards roll on. We know what we have to do. I OWN MY VOTE!

    McCain/Palin ’08
    Hillary 2012

    PS – “……The hockey-mom wears lipstick!” LOL

    Hillfriends, nice to hear about your hopes, dreams and descriptions in the banter above.

  81. It’s mind-boggling that Sarah Palin has been vetted more in the last week than Obama’s been vetted in the last 20 months.

    …………………………………………………………………….

    I know and actually it shows me they are scared as hell actually of her.

  82. Campbell Brown is an idiot and an affront to all women. I watched her once for a couple of minutes and have not gone back. I am not a native English speaker and it galls me to see the so called trained journalists not speak well or think quickly on their feet. Who taught them journalism and who hired them?

  83. Well, I am white female, 5’9″, thinnish, blondeish, late 40’s, mother of 4 (2 I birthed, 2 I inherited with hubby) and grandmother of 1. I have always been outspoken. My grandaddy used to say I was “a pistol” even as a little girl. Raised by a single mom social worker who was also bi-polar. I swear like a sailor, but love nail polish and perfume. I am a bookworm in the extreme. I normally read around 2 to 3 books a week, but sadly not since elections started. I can lay pipe, beltsand a floor, hang drywall, drive a toe-nail, bake mean bread, sew, and roof. I have african violets that I’ve kept alive and blooming for 30 years. My most famous act ever was painting future football star William “refrigerator” Perry’s fingernails fuschia while he slept in study hall.

    I’m smart as all fuck, but not overly educated. 😀 I’m a bit of an auto-didact. Like I said, I read a lot.

    There – that’s me.

  84. Campbell Brown, she’s one of those people who if you spilled coffeee on and then you realised it was her, would spill the rest on her head.

  85. this is a comment from NQ…take with a grain of salt because we all know “anonymous sources” are usually BS, but I do hope that the source of the pregancy rumor turns out to be pushed by BO campaign:

    Barack Sexist charge, With Cnn & Msnbc

    There is Proof out there I know first Hand, that Obama Campaign & Barack & Michelle Obama, them self, are making CNN & Msnbc, Thrash
    Palin & Her Family,
    Obama Campaign heard Quarter, emails and faxs going around, From Both Michelle & Barack,
    To attack Sarah Palin on her Experience and Family Values, many sources right now confirming ties Between Cnn & Msnbc,. to the Barack Obama camp,
    One Source in side Obama Head Quarters in Illinois one chief obama staffer claim that, He heard Barack telling them have Cnn & Msnbc, to thrash her and thrash her Hard, Let me worry if it Sexist or not, Msnbc & Cnn are Paid assets, and owe us, They taken care of Hillary for me, and they will Take care of Sarah Palin, Soon as Cnn & Msnbc start in on it,, the other news Network will start rolling with it to. Just like with Hillary, That was a direct Quot,

  86. Wow…not how I see admin at all.

    I see admin as a man, average height , heavy smoker (probably marlboro reds), dark wavy hair, unusual dresser (maybe with some oddball personal flair).

    I picture someone a bit Dustin Hoffmany.

    (you realize we’re never gonna get any confirmation on these guess, right?)

  87. The Politico has received an opposition research file from the Alaska Democrats. In the file, the Democrats have released Sarah Palin’s social security number minus the last four digits. Also tied to the information are her various home addresses. Back in 2005, Democrats used Michael Steele’s social security number to get his credit record. It is atrocious that the Democrats would not only seek out Sarah Palin’s social security number, but release it in opposition research to the press.

    This would be FBI problem now would it not, seeing as she’s under federal protection. I want arrests. This is a joke now.

  88. Count The Votes…while I have suspicions about NQ’s sources, I can totally imagine that the story might be true. Would NOT doubt it at all.

  89. Riverdaughter has a wonderful and sad post up, regarding the sham roll call vote. Here is the first paragraph:

    Wuh Roo?” said Scooby Doo, “What Did I See On TV?”

    This was bothering me. Many of you have moved on to whatever’s next in your PUMA/Just Say No Deal/Democrat or anti-establishment lives. But I’m not that way. I can’t move forward until I understand and sort out what I have witnessed.

    What exactly did we see on the “Democratic” Convention floor last Wednesday, August 27, 2008? Why was the roll call halted halfway through? Why did state after state in which Hillary won the primary election and a majority of delegates declare their votes for Obama? Who and what do all those delegates’ votes represent? As each “Great State of” our Union called out its numbers, I wondered, what was the actual delegate count? I felt compelled to compare the roll call vote with the delegate count that we were supposed to get. After all, why pull the lever if it doesn’t even matter? Wow, now that’s deja vu all over again, ain’t it?

    riverdaughter.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/null-and-void-democrats-roll-call-in-retrospect/#comments

  90. moon: the democrats are acting like slime. New politics? Naw, just more of the same, just Chicago-style, on a national scale.

  91. MP….pretty brunette, mid 40’s , short , a bit plump because she’s a great cook, devoted mother , active in the community, probably in a leadership position in her work, which for some reason I see as medical…a nurse perhaps, or something to do with geriatric care.

    (bet I’m about as far off as I can possibly be. LOL!)

  92. moononpluto Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    ————————

    This is making me angry. Something has got to be done to stop this. They are doing everything to push her out of the race by scaring her and her family. That shows how much they fear her. I hope the republicans hang in tight and give her support and protection.

  93. They are certainly using Chicago style poltics and thuggery. What jerks. It will only get worse, if BO gets in the WH.

  94. moononpluto Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 3:05 pm
    I think its better if we say beat them to death with our handbags, because all of us gay men can join in then.

    =============

    ROTFL!!!!

  95. My god, if thats all they could dig up with 63 pages, she’s fuckin Mother Theresa compared to Bambi and Biden.

  96. moononpluto Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    It’s mind-boggling that Sarah Palin has been vetted more in the last week than Obama’s been vetted in the last 20 months.

    I was coming here to post something along the same line. Palin is taking a hard beating by the press. First her, then daughter, now scrutiny on the husband’s party affiliation.

    When has Michelle ever been vetted? Did the media ever investigate how while her husband dissed HRC for being on the board of Walmart, his wife was also sitting on the board of TreeHouse Food, a major supplier of Walmart?

  97. pm317 Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    moononpluto Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 5:59 pm
    ————————

    This is making me angry. Something has got to be done to stop this. They are doing everything to push her out of the race by scaring her and her family. That shows how much they fear her. I hope the republicans hang in tight and give her support and protection

    ******

    Hey doesn’t this remind you of the incessant “Hillary drop out,” “Hillary must quit,” memes.

    Here we go again. Same old, same old.

  98. carbynew Says:

    September 2nd, 2008 at 4:38 pm
    Another Obama surrogate speak.

    Lindsay Lohan Blogs About Bristol Palin

    ********

    Lohan…… what she writes is absolutely laughable!
    She has no place to speak on bristol palin ROFLMAO! we have all seen the tabloids on Lohan
    and her WILD CHILD WAYS…..

  99. I knew moon was male. Didn’t know he was gay, but never assumed he was a she.

    I always thought texan4hillary, basil and pulchritude were male, but then I received an email from pulchritude just before the NC primary and he was actually a she. Could’ve of met her, but the campaign office I thought she was at, wasn’t.

  100. God I hate that SOB obama.

    We have to call him out for this character assassination of Palin.
    We have to demand that the fraudulent one be vetted with equal vigor
    that the media is extending to Palin.

    That was not a vetting report, those were talking points, spin.

    McCain needs to get on this and call these bastards out.
    The Republicans need to call the media out on this bs.
    THE REPUBLICANS NEED TO BE AGGRESSIVELY PROACTIVE, THERE IS ONLY ONE MONTH LEFT TO GET THE JOB DONE.
    Obama needs to be held accountable for this smear and slime.

  101. Campbell Brown, she’s one of those people who if you spilled coffeee on and then you realised it was her, would spill the rest on her head.

    I laughed my ass off. Moon – you are terribly funny!!!

  102. Lindsey Lohan, that drugadled, drunk celebrity famehound slut.

    thats like asking Madonna for advice on invading Nicaragua.

  103. What about the YouTube video of P Diddy cursing McCain over Palin choice?

    He’s upset because there’s no crime, no black people in Alaska?

    News Flash Sean Combs – Huge minority population in Alaska – country!

    Before White, black, yellow, brown, there was red – Native Americans…did you never listen in your history or geography classes Diddy, or were you too high to “get it.?”

    Got news for you Diddy – the world does not revolve around you!!!!!!!

  104. Idunn,

    Well, if we’re still guessing about our dear admin/s….

    Remember a movie with Lauren Bacall as an oldish rich lady who planned a big robbery with an all-women crew? I see admin as a group of such rich sophistiacated women in the Washington area who have day jobs where they learn a lot and then they get together and put it all out here.

    Sort of like Scarlet Pimpernels or Zorro — elites who are really on the people’s side — operating under secret identities.

    What I in no way beleve is that if admin were busted and challenged he/she would admit it! She’s much too cool for that.

  105. Bill Krystal taking down the media on Palin.

    Time apparently has a cover coming out with Palin with the words

    Sex, Lies and Scandal

    and a memo from Time that suggest to the media that it will “Help as this vetting plays out”

  106. Carbynew – you mean this youtube of P Diddy…he’s such an idiot. Fox should play this over and over…P Diddy and Lindsay Lohan make BO laughable.

    youtube.com/watch?v=thmueS0ngAs

  107. Turndownobama – beside what I THINK I know, i LOVE your description of Admin. I too see folks the like of Lynn Forrester De Rothschild adding her two cents into the Big Pink talking points. LOVE WHAT YOU SAID!

  108. moononpluto Says:

    September 2nd, 2008 at 6:41 pm
    Lindsey Lohan, that drugadled, drunk celebrity famehound slut.

    thats like asking Madonna for advice on invading Nicaragua.

    ***********

    LMAO!!!! 😀

  109. Does anyone else think the country under BO is being taken over by crude young idiots who know nothing off anything past 1 year ago.

    Any wonder the country is going down the shithole when we are looking up at people like Obama.

  110. The piddy or is it diddy video is scary as he!!, especially as he’s one of the chairs of the
    get-out-the-vote brigade.

  111. I love the descriptions of you all….

    I have to say i have alwaays seen admin as a woman or a small group of women who are very close to hillary somehow….i have always felt like they are a artery to HRC and WJC.

    I see the main admin as a sort of political 007 LOL
    one with huge library book shelves and multiple computer screens to keep all that vast knowledge organized and instantly at her finger fingertips at a seconds notice….. something high tech like 007ish so i envision halley baily as the bond girl 😀

  112. Considering Marsh as the source, this is even more ironic than it sounds. Not only was Marsh herself involved in beauty pageants and the porn industry…

    Let’s talk some trash, shall we?

    LOL!

  113. secret,

    good to have you out in the day light!!!!

    i was beginning to think you were a vampire cause you only check in at night…. LOL
    beautiful no?

  114. Pooplosi was in Hiroshima today laying a wreath on the memorial. I think it best that she stays out of town for awhile with all the thuggery she was instagating at the convention.
    I guess she believes like Bambi that world needs to be rid of Nukes. I guess we can get rid of ours and the other countries that hate us can just hide theirs.

  115. Norma Desmond Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 4:40 pm
    From Uppity Woman – she’s pissed! LOL
    Susan Estrich: As Many as 30% of Clinton Voters May Vote for McCain/Palin
    Posted on September 2, 2008 by Uppity Woman

    =================

    That’s nice, but according to polls, about 3 million Hillary supporters have ALWAYS been planning to vote GOP (and another 4+ million to stay home). This has beena steady figure starting with exit polls in the later primaries and holding steady all summer.

    I have more on this at turndownobama.com and at a clintondems diary linked from there.

  116. http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=74137

    The risk John McCain took last Friday is comparable to the 72-year-old ex-fighter pilot knocking back two shots and flying his F-16 under the Golden Gate Bridge.

    McCain’s choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his co-pilot was the biggest gamble in presidential history. As of now, it is paying off, big-time.

    The sensational selection in Dayton, Ohio, stepped all over the big story from Denver – Barack Obama’s powerful address to 85,000 cheering folks in Mile High Stadium, and 35 million nationally, a speech that vaulted him from a 2-point deficit early in the week to an 8-point margin. Barack had never before reached 49 percent against McCain.

    As the Democrats were being rudely stepped on, however, Palin ignited an explosion of enthusiasm among conservatives, evangelicals, traditional Catholics, gun owners and Right to Lifers not seen in decades.

    By passing over his friends Joe Lieberman and Tom Ridge, and picking Palin, McCain has given himself a fighting chance of winning the White House that, before Friday morning, seemed to be slipping away. Indeed, the bristling reaction on the left testifies to Democratic fears that the choice of Palin could indeed be a game-changer in 2008.

    Liberals howl that Palin has no experience, no qualifications to be president of the United States. But the lady has more executive experience than McCain, Joe Biden and Obama put together.

    None of them has ever started or run a business as Palin did. None of them has run a giant state like Alaska, which is larger than California and Texas put together. And though Alaska is not populous, Gov. Palin has as many constituents as Nancy Pelosi or Biden.

    She has no foreign policy experience, we are told. And though Alaska’s neighbors are Canada and Russia, the point is valid. But from the day she takes office, Palin will get daily briefings and sit on the National Security Council with the president and secretaries of state, treasury and defense.

    She will be up to speed in her first year.

    And her experience as governor of Alaska, dealing with the oil industry and pipeline agreements with Canada, certainly compares favorably with that of Barack Obama, a community organizer who dealt in the mommy issues of food stamps and rent subsidies.

    Where Obama has poodled along with the Daley Machine, Palin routed the Republican establishment, challenging and ousting a sitting GOP governor before defeating a former Democratic governor to become the first female and youngest governor in state history.

    For his boldness in choosing Palin, McCain deserves enormous credit. He has made an extraordinary gesture to conservatives and the party base, offering his old antagonists a partner’s share in his presidency. And his decision is likely to be rewarded with a massive and enthusiastic turnout for the McCain-Palin ticket. Rarely has this writer encountered such an outburst of enthusiasm on the right.

    In choosing Palin, McCain may also have changed the course of history as much as Ike did with his choice of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan did with his choice of George H.W. Bush. For should this ticket win, Palin will eclipse every other Republican as heir apparent to the presidency and will have her own power base among Lifers, evangelicals, gun folks and conservatives – wholly independent of President McCain.

    A traditional conservative on social issues, Palin has become, overnight, the most priceless political asset the movement has. Look for the neocons to move with all deliberate speed to take her into their camp by pressing upon her advisers and staff, and steering her into the AEI-Weekly Standard-War Party orbit.

    Indeed, if McCain defeats Barack, 2012 could see women on both national tickets, and given McCain’s age and the possibility he intends to serve a single term, women at the top of both – Sarah vs. Hillary.

  117. Can I join in the fun?

    Just from Admin’s post, I think she might be an atty or possibly a professor of political science or sociology. 40-50ish. Perhaps a former political aide/intern in her younger years. Admins is probably a husband/wife team with the wife supplying the political rhetoric and the husband with IT knowledge. I don’t think it is a group of women b/c the writer is one voice and its a consistent voice.

    Admin may not know HRC, but definitely has met and even held fundraisers for her. Admin is a lifelong Democratic supporter from a family of Democrats, which is why Admin, admittedly, while not voting for BO, can not bring herself to vote for McCain.

  118. http://www.philly.com/dailynews/opinion/20080902_Fatimah_Ali__We_need_Obama__not_4_more_years_of_George_Bush.html

    If McCain wins, look for a full-fledged race and class war, fueled by a deflated and depressed country, soaring crime, homelessness – and hopelessness!

    Plenty of Americans would rather stay in their dream state than to recognize the poverty sweeping across the country, right here, right now.

    Obama understands that people are suffering. Every week, prices go up at the supermarket, and people are unable to feed their families. It already is dark and stormy for millions, who can’t even afford pencils, book bags and lunch money for their children.

    But when Obama wins the White House, we may just see a revolution that can turn the tide and improve this nation for everyone, not just a select few.

  119. # Idunn Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    Considering Marsh as the source, this is even more ironic than it sounds. Not only was Marsh herself involved in beauty pageants and the porn industry…

    Let’s talk some trash, shall we?

    Can I just chime in for a bit in defense of Taylor? During the Primary when she was one of few pro-HRC blogger, Josh Marshall of TPM trashed her by bringing up “her past.” Taylor wrote on her blog that she has been very open about it and it’s even in her bio on the blog.

    Believe it or not, I still like Taylor and know that her heart is in the right place. I can’t fathom doing to her what those Obamabots did while trying to discredit her.

  120. filbertsf Says:
    September 2nd, 2008 at 7:12 pm:

    Believe it or not, I still like Taylor and know that her heart is in the right place. I can’t fathom doing to her what those Obamabots did while trying to discredit her.

    she abandoned hillary because of the ‘bots (threatened or bought out?), and started trashing hillary supporters on her site and being rude with her responses. nice deserves nice.

  121. ADMIN ADMIN,

    thats exactly how i see it… if we put mccain in now, hillary gets a fighting chance in four little years, if not, we get Ovomit for at least 8, and alot of dem power.

    and even if we have to wait till 2012, i would be happy to see hillary and sarah as top billing…

  122. Funny to read all the personal bios and the admin guesses. I’ll throw my hat in the ring, with my own bio/blurb:

    34, Caucasian male, straight, single, never married, no kids yet. Grew up inside the beltway in Maryland and now live in the SF Bay area, and work as an attorney. Lifelong Democrat and avid Clinton supporter (shocker). Pursued a degree in political science and a career in law in large part due to the ’92 campaign.

    I found this website about a year ago I think, and love it! I got booted of DKos for supporting Hillary, and was tiring of all the Obama-bots there anyway, and found a haven here.

  123. okay sorry, read next post…

    again, i didnt call him O-VOMIT for nothing…
    he has no clue what the life of the working and poor class in this country is like… liars….

  124. Taylor is a sell out, she went whatever way the wind blows because she’s shallow and relys on the income from sucking Baracks dick. She may as well be the Whore of Babylon because she’s acting like it.

    May she rot in hell for her pretense of standing up for women and sexism because its worse because she turned tail and ran when the first battle was lost. No integrity.

    How an you trust anyone like that……you can’t.

  125. Sweetie we all got booted from Kos or DU, its our badge of honour.

    We are now committed to mindfucking them and taking them down.

  126. JUst got a campaign call for Chet Edwards, I said sorry I was a democrat until you all screwed Hillary and now I am a republican, so goodbye.

  127. berkley,

    oh i love that story!

    and can admin be like one of those lawyers in a john grisholm novel? that would be so cool…

  128. gop grateful to dnc for dumping hillary-

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13090.html
    Graham: Palin critics are sexists
    By DANIEL W. REILLY & PATRICK O’CONNOR | 9/2/08 4:37 PM EST

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Sen. Lindsey Graham, a top surrogate for John McCain, Tuesday accused critics of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin of sexism for suggesting she could not handle her multiple roles as mother, soon-to-be grandmother, McCain’s running mate and, potentially, vice president.
    “Would a man be asked this question? Probably not,” the South Carolina Republican said in an interview with Politico.
    “Did anybody ask [Democratic vice presidential nominee] Joe Biden [similar questions] when his tragedy hit him?”
    Biden’s first wife, Neilia, and infant daughter died in a car accident shortly after he was elected to the Senate in 1972. Graham said he could not recall a “groundswell” of calls for Biden to resign to care for his two surviving children after the accident.
    “If the shoe was on the other foot — if [Palin’s husband] Todd was running — I don’t think we would be talking about this.”

    Biden has said that he considered not taking the oath of office but that Democratic leaders encouraged him to do so.

    Graham also dismissed the notion that the media frenzy over the pregnancy of Palin’s 17-year-old daughter would distract the convention messaging and hamper unity within the Republican Party.

    Graham acknowledged that some conservatives have been slow to embrace McCain but argued that “Obama is going to fix our Republican problem.” He argued that party loyalists will throw their support behind McCain when they learn more about the positions of Barack Obama, his Democratic rival.

    The McCain confidant said his close friend “dodged a bullet” when Obama decided not to share the ticket with New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his main rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.

    “We would have had a hard time,” Graham said. “If he picked her, it would have been a different ballgame. … In a weird kind of way, I have always been a Hillary Clinton fan.”

    Long known as one of McCain’s feistiest surrogates, Graham criticized the Democratic ticket on numerous fronts.

    On national security, Graham said the family of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein would support the Democrats in this fall’s election, because Biden in 1991 voted against the Persian Gulf War.

    “In Joe Biden’s world, Saddam would still be in Kuwait,” said Graham. “The Hussein family wishes both of these guys [will win]. Because in Obama’s world, we would have never have taken Saddam out.”

    On gun control, Graham said that trying to pin down Obama’s position on Second Amendment issues was like “nailing Jell-O to the wall.”

    Graham also lit into the Obama message of change, saying that Obama “couldn’t find a new idea with a flashlight.”

    The Obama campaign did not return a request for comment

  129. On gun control, Graham said that trying to pin down Obama’s position on Second Amendment issues was like “nailing Jell-O to the wall.”

    …………………………….

    Not just gun control, practically everything Lindsey, lets face it Obama couldnt take a position if he was put in the chair and given a teleprompter.

  130. haha nah i’m just a regular guy but thanks. y’all are the most-knowledgeable group of progressive politics junkies i’ve encountered online and i learn a lot from this site.

  131. Just dropped in for a moment. Havent read what is posted above so if this is a repost mea culpa. But it is good. Its from the New Republic and is posted at Real Clear Politics so you may have seen it already. Will return later.

    ———————————————-
    The Case Against the Case Against Palin

    A very good friend, who is a lifelong Alaskan and one of the smartest people I know, offers this word of caution to those (yes, like me) inclined to take Sarah Palin lightly:

    At the end of 2005, a close friend called to say that he begun writing speeches and talking points for a certain gubernatorial candidate.

    “Remind me,” I asked. “Who is Sarah Palin?”

    I was dismayed at my friend’s choice of political entree. Why was he wasting his time on a relative nobody, trying to beat an incumbent governor (and former three term senator) in the Republican primary? It was utter folly. “Wait until the big money starts coming in for Murkowski,” I said. “Wait until the party machinery goes to work on Palin. They will eat her for lunch.”

    Murkowski, for his part, expressed a similar view. “If I decide to,” he said, “I will run and I will win. It’s that simple.”

    The folly, of course, turned out to be my own (and Murkowski’s), as Palin slaughtered the incumbent in the primary–posting a 30 point margin of victory–and went on to win the general (over a former Democratic governor) without seeming to break a sweat. She then quickly fulfilled an implicit campaign promise by slapping down ExxonMobil, BP, and ConocoPhillips in negotiations over a proposed Alaska natural gas pipeline, even though they, too, by all accounts, were well prepared to dine on her tender little frame. Not bad for a lightweight.

    Listening to the Democratic leadership respond to John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, one hears echoes of the Alaska Republican leadership from just a few years ago. Barack Obama’s spokesman, Bill Burton, put it this way: “Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency.” Former mayor? If you’re going to skip over her job as governor and, before that, her job heading the commission that oversees production of the largest petroleum reserves in America, why not “former high school student”? Bah, what does it matter: She’s just a small town mayor, just a hockey mom, just a beauty pageant queen. Palin has never shunned these belittling monikers, in part, I imagine, because the camouflage has served her so well. Soothed by the litany, her opponents tend to sleep too late, sneer too much, and forget who it is that hires them.

    Watching Palin operate over the past few years has been like witnessing a dramatic reading of All the King’s Men. In 2002, Murkowski had interviewed but passed over Palin in selecting a replacement for the senate seat he vacated to become governor. In a grand act of nepotism, he chose his own daughter instead. Palin was tossed a bone: She chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which oversees the production of petroleum in Alaska. When she reported conflicts of interest and other ethical violations by another commissioner, she was ignored by Murkowski’s chief of staff and ultimately resigned in frustration. One can imagine how the quick double dose of corruption–insiders having their way with the polity and its resources–sickened the young Palin. It also fired a savage competitiveness that is not, perhaps, apparent at first glance.

    What the Republicans missed about Sarah Palin then–and what the Democrats seem poised to miss now–is that she is a true political savant; a candidate with a knack for identifying the key gripes of the populace and packaging herself as the solution. That keen political nose has enabled her to routinely outperform her resume. Nearly two years into her administration, she still racks up approval ratings of 80 per cent or better.

    One might reasonably ask to what extent her local popularity is buoyed by the high price of oil (and thus, a budget surplus, and thus, the ability to carry a stick into meetings with big oil). One might speculate about the durability of her anti-corruption stance in light of her conflict of interest in the dismissal of her director of public safety. And only the truly feckless would not concern themselves about her dearth of foreign policy experience. But in probing this candidate, it would behoove the Democrats and the pundits to shed the notion that they are dealing with some dimwitted bumpkin (Dan Quayle seems to come up a lot lately) who’s going to start crying when they ask her to name the president of Azerbaijan; or that Palin is the townie who was brought into the Skull & Bones initiation night for the amusement of all; or that somehow the prom queen ballots got mixed up with the Alaska gubernatorial poll. Trivialize her at your own peril.

    Sarah Palin is a living reminder that the ultimate source of political power in this country is not the Kennedy School or the Davos Summit or an Ariana Huffington salon; even now, power emanates from the electorate itself. More precisely, power in 2008 emanates from the working class electorates of Pennsylvania and Ohio.

    Sooner or later, the Obama camp will realize that the beauty pageant queen is an enormously talented populist in a year that is ripe for populism. For their own sake, it had better be sooner.

  132. Admin: BO will bankrupt the country, if the Global Poverty Act is enacted. We cannot afford 850 billion dollars in aid to Africa. Lowering taxes on 95%of the population? Sounds good, but how are we going to support programs in health care, social security, medicare, etc., if the revenue decreases?

    Bo understanding people’s suffering and poverty? Give me a break! He was not very helpful in helping to decrease the poverty in his district. What benefit did he bring to his community? Seems like he just lined the pockets of Rezko and others. No, he is not a friend to the middle class person. If he was a friend, he would be able to relate more effectively, to this group of people. He is an empty suit.

    Bo cannot be trusted.

  133. “We would have had a hard time,” Graham said. “If he picked her, it would have been a different ballgame. … In a weird kind of way, I have always been a Hillary Clinton fan.”

    Lindsay Graham is a tool, but he has said on numerous occasions, even before this election year, that he liked Hill a lot, and respected her. That’s why he did some bi-partisan legislation on veteran healthcare benefits with her.

  134. im single and live in tx. yes i am a guy. im a low informed gun clinging voter. my mind is very unenlightened. i do not believe in the One Obama. many say it is a shame i do not for my eyes are not open. he is the way. nonetheless being the stubborn jew i am i will follow another path, for we do not worship idols as the torah says.
    actually i am well educated and very involved in many poltical campaigns and degree in polisci. it is their eyes whom are blind.

  135. I was right about Texan! Too bad I was wrong about basil and pulch.

    I initially thought that Okie was male b/c she curses like a trucker and I grew up in a family where women just didn’t speak that way.

  136. Moononpluto! what a wonderful description of Obama: trying to pin him down on any issue is like nailing jello to a wall.

    Or in the in the magic lyrics of Fred Astaire: he is just as hard to land as the Isle (pronounced eel) d France. (Which is not acutally an eel or an isle but the old section of the city of Paris lyrics by Dorthy Field in the song A Fine Romance–for whatever the fuck thats worth)

  137. next week my sense is the gop will vet obama. msm has opened this up for them. they have no choice-they must do it themselves. yes the gop caluclates and vets its candidates, does the oppo and goes for it. they liek to win. they are the minorty party. but why do they win more?they like to win

  138. Me thinks admin is a man. I would think mid forties probably from or lived in New York. East Village or LES a few years ago but has since moved on. Relaxed in appearance but hyper alert.

  139. skmf12,
    I wrote yesterday as to how thankful I am to gather here – I feel like I am meeting with likeminded people and I have friends here. I feel protected. If not for Hillary44 I would feel under seige and hopeless. I would congregate under ADMIN for Hillaryis44 anyday than congregate under Obama. I am so lucky – correction, we are so lucky we have this site. I cannot thank ADMIN and loyal long time members of this site and recent enthusiasts. My wish is that this site should remain active after Nov election.

  140. Yeah, I liked that analogy to “trying to nail up jello”. The is BO as well as Nancy Pelosi! She does the two step like no other politician!

  141. Funny I was just recalling super tuesday when many of us were online anxiously awaiting the results together and someone (Idunn I believe) asked every one thier age and gender. Wow spent so much time here I have memories. Thankyou for those admin.

  142. I would like to think ADMIN is a MAN – but I would like to leave the rest for imagination. I would like that very much. We can imagine him – just the way we want:)

  143. [Davis] added that the campaign has “ultimate faith” in the idea that the more voters get to know McCain and Barack Obama, the better the Republican nominee will do.

    Translation: We have lots of dirt on Mr. Hopey Changey.

  144. take your hands off before i take your hands off, the studmuffin lawyer is mine.

    AHA!!! Now I know why I assumed you were a woman!!

    And sheesh…that was pretty narrowminded of me, wasn’t it. LOL!

  145. No need to describe myself, I think everyone here knows who I am! I have enjoyed all you guys describing yourselves.

  146. lol @ idunn, right back at ya babe.

    Now if I was single and he was batting for my team then, it would be full on frontal assault but as he’s not alas.

  147. all this attacks on Palin just goes to show how scared the Democrats are and how again once again Obama being the narccisistic that he is. He’s insulted that the spotlight was taken away from him and onto Gov. Sarah Palin.

  148. as Bill O’reilly said the other night, please do not underestimate BHO. he has a lots of new voters. GOP has lots of work to do to defeat him.

  149. Palin beat a former Senator and sitting Governor in the Primary and a former Governor in the General. That gives me some optimism.

  150. did you guys see this on NQ – again, we can think of it with a huge grain of salt, but this is a regular poster on NQ – (this is an excerpt):

    Comment by Jeremiah God Damn Amerikkka Wright | 2008-09-02 19:10:48

    Looks like Harry’s masters as DailyKOS have pulled the Sarah Palin post by arcxix:

    dailykos.com/story/2008/8/30/121350/137/486/580223

    Markos also pulled his diary:

    arcxix.dailykos.com/

    Word has it that some of the right wing blogosphere types traced the
    IP for arcxix and it led to none other than…
    Wait for it….
    Wait for it….
    AKP Media via a couple of different web sites.
    Oh, that didn’t do it for you huh?
    How about David Plouffe – BarryO’s campaign manager.
    Expect this one to explode soon.
    Naughty, naughty, naughty…

    ——

    http://www.AKPmedia.com

    A xelrod
    K upper
    P louffe

  151. I think it’s wise to let the Obamanation keep under-estimating her for the time being. Something tells me, Sarah Palin is NOT the lightweight the media and the bots would like to think she is.

  152. did you guys see this on NQ – obviously, take it with another huge grain of salt, but the source of rumor about Bristole on DKos

    Comment by Jeremiah God Damn Amerikkka Wright | 2008-09-02 19:10:48

    Markos also pulled his diary:

    arcxix.dailykos.com/

    Word has it that some of the right wing blogosphere types traced the
    IP for arcxix and it led to none other than…
    Wait for it….
    Wait for it….
    AKP Media via a couple of different web sites.
    Oh, that didn’t do it for you huh?
    How about David Plouffe – BarryO’s campaign manager.
    Expect this one to explode soon.
    Naughty, naughty, naughty…

  153. meiyingsu, agreed. which is why I think this election is BO’s to lose.

    another thing is I think BO and his people are ruthless. we saw what they are capable of in the Primary. the thing is, the media portrays BO as this gentle, Mr. Smith Goes Washington type, when he and his people play dirty politics.

    McCain needs a Rove on his team. As in right now!

  154. Guess Barry will have to fire the greasball now, huh? I mean…he did say anyone on his campaign caught discussing Palins daughter would be fired on the spot, didn’t he??

  155. Idunn
    and if after all of thier energies all they can come op with is DUI from the seventies by her husband, the dismissal of a taser using wife beating officer and her daughters decision to have her baby, they are running on empty. Attack ads by the rnc will probably not come out to after the convention. stock up on the popcorn now.

  156. Those of you who have volunteered hours of your time at the campaign office and/or traveled for HRC know that one of the things that is disheartening when HRC suspended her campaign was the thought of all the people who game of themselves to see HRC become 44.

    I still remember all the people at the campaign offices who gave so much of themselves, their time and their energy. HRC volunteers/staff/interns/supporters are just about the best people in the world.

    I was hoping to see many of them again in the GE. That’s what compound the sadness. All those people I’ve met and will never see again. Some of them may have already switched to BO.

  157. I have a feeling the Republican Blitzkrieg is about to start and Obama is going to be sorry he started this.

  158. Remember how Rove said the Democrats would be stupid if they went for Obama as this is a real clear indication that the Democrats are in it to lose

  159. Remember how Rove said if Obama is elected as the nominee for the Democrats that this clearly shows how much the Democrats wants to lose.

  160. Sarah Palin looks like the female version of Clark Kent, soon the glasses and the black suit will come off and the thugs will get a taste of Sarah barracuda!!! LOL!!

  161. filbertsf
    speaking for myself I believed and still belive HRC would be the best thing to happen to this country. With her out of the picture I have to look at what is next and in my opinion McCain is that. Obama scares me. I have never been a conspiracy person but I keep thinking about the word utterred post September 11th– We will destroy America from within. Soros- Auchi-Black Panthers-Rezko and others. Gives me pause.

  162. filbertsf, I know how you feel, its sad, but now is not the time to wallow in sadness, now is the time to save our country from the likes of BHO, the chicago gansta.

  163. Rove said on FOX today that they will start in on Obama after the convention. He smiled like the cat that ate the canary when he said it, too.

  164. confloyd Says:

    September 2nd, 2008 at 8:34 pm
    Sarah Palin looks like the female version of Clark Kent, soon the glasses and the black suit will come off and the thugs will get a taste of Sarah barracuda!!! LOL!!

    LOVE IT

  165. neetabug
    I believe that your an African American woman. Late thirties to fifties. Mother. Committed. Couple of kids. married for awhile. reader.

  166. POsted tonight on Bill O’s site

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4:
    • Democratic presidential :strike:selectee:/strike: nominee Barack Obama enters the No Spin Zone for the first time ever! Don’t miss this ‘Factor’ event!

    Hmmmmm will Bill O Play patty cake or will he
    actually do what the MSM should of been doing all along with the 👿 one?

  167. I got a mail from Obama asking me to “support” his campaign, wrote on it, not supporting the theft that stole the election from Hillary.

  168. Idunn, yep that’s me, but add that ole’ Ma Barker owns two Pit Bulls that ride around town in the front seat of her pick up truck!! LOL!!

  169. djia, OMG, you bambi finally hit puberty and grew some pelotas, kayones. LOL!! I guess he thinks we forgot how Hillary took on BIll, I will watch this for comparison.
    Huh, ohhh, hmmm, iii, aaahhh, ooohhh!!

  170. H4T, I can’t wait, Rove had that smile on his face??? I love it!! I will stock up on popcorn now, I might even buy a 12-pk.

  171. LMAO.
    44 is rocking tonight!
    Counthe votes – great find on NQ. I read that site often and I’ve seen plenty of posts by Jeremiah. He seems reliable with his info so i would bet the AKA link is true!!!! Can’t WAIT to see that story!

    T4H and Berkeley, I would’ve sworn both of you were shes.
    I’m a she but lots of posters have thought I was a he.

  172. confloyd, you’re not from Austin are you? Because the women I saw in Austin is not the stereotypical TX women I was led to believe. Many of the women are very much in the mode of Ann Richards in attitude and physicality. Very genteel, yet blunt and had this flare about them.

    The people there are definitely seeped in TX political history that an outsider would not understand. Mind you, I never left Austin, so I can only speak of what I saw there.

    The person you’re describing yourself as is more of the North Carolinians that I encountered. Rugged women in pickup trucks. eh… hillbillies? sorry.

  173. confloyd Says:

    September 2nd, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    djia, OMG, you bambi finally hit puberty and grew some pelotas, kayones. LOL!!
    ************************

    Me thinks little ole Sara Palin is scarying the crap out of him and thinks Bill O will make him look like a “BIG BOY”…but more like ” BIG BOY PISSYPANTS”

  174. In my experience, having been a political junkie through so many elections, the Dems tend to be premature.
    They often do a lot of attacking, a lot of mud-throwing, and get some benefit from it, but they do it too early. The Dems always seem to peak too soon, every time. The Repubs sit back and let it roll, just picking at the Dems, then unleash their barrage of crap right about the time the swayers are deciding in late Sept/Oct.

    The Dems are almost always still playing primary games echo chamber with themselves in the general, trying to win the theoretical argument, make voters who are already theirs feel good. They put on a nice show for all their egghead sycophants and the Georgetown Social Club to coo over. Repubs just go for the votes, and reel them in late. They do not play to the political junkies or intelligentsia – they play directly to Joe Sixpack shopping at Walmart in the closing days of the campaign.

    It is one of the things that has always frustrated me as a Democrat, because I would always be banging my head wondering why my party didn’t GET IT. But this year, I am hoping he Dems stay true to form.

  175. Gotta love Newt – SOMETIMES –

    How many reporters are looking into the fact that Barack Obama was doing COCAINE about the same time Palin’s husband got a DUI for too many BEERS

  176. Henry, yep,

    I am a widow with four children, two boys and two girls. Recent grandmother. I love to read. I was married for twenty five years. I have a son thats a writer who writes for some popular shows on tv. A daughter who writes plays. She has her own production company, a son who is in the military a daughter which is classified. I have been blessed, no problems from any of them.

    They treat me like their child. Always checking on me. I love to travel, travel to Europe at least once a year. My daughter is taking me to Hawaii in Dec. I am very Blessed

  177. http://www.politico.com/blogs/jonathanmartin/0908/Thompson_Obama_most_liberal_most_inexperienced_nominee_to_ever_run_for_president_.html?showall

    In a clear signal that Republicans have shed concerns about appearing overly political following Hurricane Gustav, Fred Thompson tonight will offer a full-throated denunciation of Barack Obama.

    Obama, Thompson is to say in planned remarks provided to Politico, is a “history-marking nominee for president.”

    “History-making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for president.”

    And in a reference to Obama’s speech this summer in Berlin, Thompson will compare the two nominees to paint the Democrat as bolstering anti-American sentiment abroad.

    “The respect he is given around the world is not because of a teleprompter speech designed to appeal to American critics abroad, but because of decades of clearly demonstrated character and statesmanship,” he’ll say of John McCain.

    Broadening his critique, Thompson will also echo a new RNC ad released today that seeks to link Obama to a Congress disliked by many Americans.

    “Apparently they believe that he would match up well with the history-making Democratic-controlled Congress,” Thompson is to say. “History-making because it is the least accomplished and most unpopular Congress in our nation’s history.”

  178. filbertsf, I don’t mind at all being called a hillbilly, but am a Texan in its truest sense. I grew up riding and breaking horses and have taken part and won many barrel races. I am a little too old for that now. I am a x-ray tech, that educated herself when her husband lost his job in the oil industry. I graduated with honors and recieved the highest scholarship available for my major that was awarded. I graduated with a 4.0 in radiological technology in 1989 and have supported my whole family for the 10 years as my husband of 40 years has multiple sclerosis. Now in the autumn of my life, I will open a true Texas Saloon next month, a life long desire as I love country music, playing pool and listening to my youngest daughter sing. I have 3 children and all followed me into the medical profession, one cardiac catherization tech, one echocardiograher and one that will be a nurse soon. None of my children got in trouble, none on drugs, so I think I must have done a few things right, but many more I did wrong.

  179. I am watching the convention, there’s more spirit, and more about you, the “Americans,” not just about McCain.

    And given the spirit of this conversation, who am I?

  180. I am watching. I may have to tune out when Bush comes on, because he makes me ill, but I want to hear the others. Pretty boring so far, but Newt got some zingers in.

  181. Newt on Fox earlier, I mean. I am flipping between CSpan and Fox. Toe-sucker Dicky just called Obama holier-than-thou, said everyone knows the crap dumped on Palin is coming from his oppo-research.

  182. The Saloon is near Lake Livingston on FM356 in Trinity, Texas. I will open the first of October. We are all so excited, it is going to be a fun place. Come on down!

  183. confloyd 🙂 It’s so nice to learn more about you. You guys are all pretty fascinating people.

    I, too, would love to visit your saloon if I pass through TX in, say… 2012.

  184. Rudy pointing out how ridiculous it is that the press is picking over every detail of Palin personal life, but he has never ONCE heard the press going into the details of Obama’s relationship with Ayers, the board they sat on, etc.

  185. Resume debate. Colmes tries to point out “community organizer” on Obama resume. Rudy looks at him like nuts and says, What is that? What the heck does a community organizer even do?

    Colmes tries to change subject, says well BO has other things on his resume. Didn’t name one, though.

  186. neeta-

    I’m not…just listening as the signal fades in and out on PBS.

    Who ever is going to wash dishes while baby Bush is on, you’ll have to hurry…he’s only talking for 8 minutes…thank goodness.

  187. Colmes is so out of his element it isn’t funny. I have absolutely no respect for a man who is supposed to be pro-democrat but left Hillary out to dry all for his precious Obamalight.

  188. I wrote this today in response to what I posted last night. I intend to pass it along to PUMA. For me it answers a number of vexing questions. Let me know if you agree.
    ———————————————
    HILLARY SUPPORTERS ARE THINKING DEMOCRATS-NOT YELLOW DOGS

    Hillary’s speech answers the burning question that has been on the minds of her supporters since that Saturday afternoon when she suspended her candidacy—quo vadis? (i.e. dear girl whither go’est thou?). Are you still the war goddess we saw on the night of the South Dakota victory just waiting for the right opportunity to launch a counteroffensive; or have you given up the quest and if so why? The answer is neither. Instead, Hillary has decided to wrap herself in the tattered principles of the party, and the highest ideals of our nation, and to inspire the rest of us friend and foe alike to follow her lead. In this safe haven, she finds personal and political salvation. She knows who Obama is and supports him only to that extent.

    The more I think about it the more I realize that this is the right answer for Hillary. Think about it for a moment from her perspective: you have given everything you have to this ship of fools called the Democratic Party–everything. During the past eighteen months you made a clear, cogent and convincing case for your candidacy, your party and this nation. It resonated with the American People. You made them feel that they were a part of something wonderful which was about them and more than them. You re-energized women and caused conservative men to rethink the whole issue of women’s rights at a time when this country needs all heads in the game. You connected with real people and lit the path to a better future for everyone.

    At the same time, what you have done for this country has come at a high personal cost– in terms of heartbreak, betrayal, and disappointment. We admire your commitment to duty and the self discipline it requires. But no human being is immune from such sentiments. Thus, we can only imagine how it broke your heart to see two of your closest friends and allies suffer tragic deaths in the days leading up to the Convention. Or to see your beloved daughter savaged by the likes of David Schuster and his msnbc cronies. Likewise, we can only imagine how it felt to see people like Bill Richardson forget what you have done for them and turn their backs on you in your hour of political need—after they promised to support you. Or to be targeted by traitors like Dean, Pelosi and Brazille who conspired with the likes of Karl Rove to undermine your candidacy, and the standing of centrist Democrats in the party. Or insiders like Patty Solis Doyle who betrayed your confidence and made you wonder who you can trust. Finally we understand the bitter disappointment of winning the popular vote only to be cheated out of the nomination by the forces of corruption, and thus deprived of the rightful opportunity to do great things for the country you love.

    The Democratic Party has made a fatal mistake in nominating Barack Obama to be President of the United States. Now they will do everything fair and foul to foist that mistake on the American People. They will hack voting machines in key states, they will lie cheat and steal, and they will launch the same misogynistic attacks against Palin that they did against you while Obama maintains plausible deniability. No doubt, you will do what you can to prevent this but it is not in your hands. Rather it is in the hands of people like Axelrod who are devoid of moral scruples and in the primary we saw the lengths to which they would go to disenfranchise voters. They are left wing ideologues of various stripes, their goal is to take over the country as they have the party and if they fail then they will try to make you a scapegoat.

    These people cannot connect with the traditional base of the party and they know it. Therefore, they will cast you into the breach. They will ask you to sell their candidate to the same audiences who previously rejected him in favor of you. Then they will ask you to spearhead the attack against Palin to neutralize the gender issue. I hope you will tell them that Obama and Biden must sell themselves to these audiences—it cannot be done by proxy. Furthermore, I hope you refuse to attack Palin personally and confine the discussion to policy related issues. Everyone knows your candidacy is what made hers possible. And, you know that if you attack her on behalf of Obama then you will forfeit the good will you have worked hard to establish with those audiences. Lest we forget, it is Biden’s job as vice presidential nominee to handle any attack on Palin. If he is sane, sensible and sober, then he will keep it to a bare minimum. There are plenty of snarling hyenas in the press who are chomping at the bit to destroy any opponent of Obama for a Pulitzer, a promotion and a passport to hell.

    We are your supporters and we are thinking Democrats—not yellow dogs. The party of Barack Obama is no place for centrist democrats. When Howard Dean calls the Republican Party the white peoples party, when the Chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party tells black voters to not support white candidates, when Obama himself claims that people who live in small town America are bitter, cling to guns and religion, and when former Democratic Chairman Don Fowler hopes a hurricane will hit New Orleans during the Republican Convention something is clearly amiss. Furthermore, we know who is running the party now and what their real agenda is. Finally, we know who Obama is, who he is not and if he is elected then woe betide the country for all the reasons discussed in this paper. We need leaders within the party who remember how things used to be and will continue to fight for us. But the Obama virus is metastasizing down to the state level and the only way the sickness will be cured is at the ballot box.

    It is clear to us that this train is headed in the wrong direction. Therefore, we must step off and switch to another train for the time being. Yes, Obama talks a good game but if past is prologue then he will break his promises to the American people, but will honor those he makes to big business and to a new coalition that does not include us. We are freer than you are in this respect, since we do not have a constituent base to serve, or a senate position to protect. We can flatly state that an Obama presidency would be an unmitigated disaster for the country. Consequently, we cannot possibly vote for him. So keep the torch lit dear girl, fight for us as best you can and lord willing we will rendezvous with you in 2012 after Barack is beaten and this fever has passed. Until then we bid you a fond adieu.

  189. confloyd Says:

    September 2nd, 2008 at 9:42 pm
    Whoa, the republicans know how to pull at your heart strings, tear jerkers!

    Yes, it brought tears to my eyes

  190. Laura Bush recognizing women saying they have always been a force to reckon with and said Gov. Palin is a known reformer, wow!

  191. President Bush giving a good speech endorsing McCain and saying he will have an excellent leader by his side, Governor Sarah Palin.

  192. article after article I read, everyone is wondering what Hillary supporters will do.

    There are the “don’t worry they’ll come back” articles,
    the “damn those broads are pissed” articles,
    the “get over it bitches” articles
    and then there is the “dems fvked up” articles

    regardless of which article I read … they are talking about US. they are talking about us because WE control the next election, make no mistake about it. We are the swing voters, the leaners, the undecideds, the angry protesters, the fed up, the sick and tired, and dismissed voters. THEY know we are out here and they know our power. Why else are they (3 months after the primary’s ended) still talking about us??

    A little message to the democrats…the last category of articles, the “dems fvked up” ones are the most factual.

    WAY TO GO COMRADES!!!

    WE OWN OUR VOTE!

  193. lol now a video tribute to Regan, very touching….I liked how they threw in Carter and how Regan faced Carter and addressed his indecision (implying such of Obama)

  194. justmeinmountdorafl

    Do you go to those great craft and art shows ever. If you do, I might ask a favor. I purchased this large animal spike that you stick in a large plant, with the head of a Giraffe. It was made of pottery stuff.

    She had large, and maybe small animal spikes for plants. If you go, All I need is contact information for her (at least I think it was a her).

    I broke that recently, and I dearly would love to replace it.

    If you don’t go that is OK.

  195. wow Thompson going on saying some people are already attacking a women who actually governed and is highly respected and that is Sarah Palin

  196. BTW, notice how unlike the Democrats the Republicans started their main speakers right on time at 10:00 exactly – the very moment the networks started broadcasting convention coverage. The networks probably won’t cover the speeches but that is the fault of the networks.

  197. the one thing is good about this convention is the speakers is more level-eyed with the audience instead of from above on a overly-decorated podium (American Idol) this one shows eye-to-eye – I’m with you type of a audience

  198. Again, notice the chants at the convention are “USA” not a cult of personality chanting of a name (like the Dems with O baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ma).

  199. Thompson doing well (much better than in the primaries) :

    Ask yourself: Who is this man? And can you trust him as president? John McCain has character you can believe in.

  200. The “contrast and compare” with BO and McCain was STUNNING

    BO and his terrorist friends and McCain getting the crap beat out of him for five years

  201. Norma Desmond Says:

    September 2nd, 2008 at 10:29 pm
    One thing is a bit odd though…

    I KNOW there are Republicans of color….

    but where are they?

    They showed them very few, but thats ok. Most will vote for McCain silently. They get tired of the back lash from the Obamas

  202. thanks 😉

    Wow, Fred’s really firing up the crowd, what a great way to start the week, far better off then Michelle.

    USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

  203. thanks 😉

    Wow, Fred’s really firing up the crowd, what a great way to start the week, far better off then Michelle.

    USA USA USA USA USA USA USA

  204. did you guys here that the messiah’s temple cost $6 million!!!!

    WOW!

    talk about elitist!!!!!

    I wonder how many starving babies he could have fed in kenya with that 6m???

  205. justmeinmountdorafl, there is this about Lieberman:

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080903/D92UUH680.html

    Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Democratic vice presidential pick eight years ago, on Tuesday criticized Barack Obama’s national security record and hailed Republican candidate John McCain’s, a clear boost to the GOP.

    Playing his former party’s spoiler, Lieberman called McCain – not the Democratic nominee Obama – the best choice to lead the country forward. The Democrat-turned-Independent said that while Sen. Obama was voting to cut off funds for troops in Iraq, McCain took the unpopular position to support a surge in troops.

    “Because of that, today, our troops are at last beginning to come home, not in failure, but in honor,” Lieberman says in excerpts that were released in advance of his speech Tuesday to the Republican National Convention.

    Lieberman was scheduled to address the second night of the Republican meeting just eight years after he stood before a cheering throng at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles and accepted the nomination as Al Gore’s running mate.

    These days, he often calls himself an independent. But in excerpts released ahead of his address to the GOP crowd, he referred to himself as a Democrat who’s opted to put politics aside during wartime.

    “I’m here tonight because John McCain is the best choice to bring our country together and lead our country forward. I’m here because John McCain’s whole life testifies to a great truth: being a Democrat or a Republican is important. But it is not more important than being an American,” he said.

    Lieberman also sought the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004, but lost badly to John Kerry. Two years later, he lost a Democratic nomination for another term in Connecticut in 2006, then recovered quickly to win re-election as an independent.

    Although his vote in the Senate gives the Democrats a narrow majority, he has riled former party members again this year by criticizing Obama and endorsing his longtime friend McCain.

    Former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean said Lieberman’s speech would be the most interesting of the night, and shows tremendous courage.

    “He’s going to be punished by the Democratic Party and he knows it. But he wants to do it because he thinks he’s the best candidate for president,” Kean said.

    Lieberman was also believed to be among those on McCain’s vice presidential shortlist before the candidate selected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin last week. Bedrock Republicans reacted strongly against the political moderate.

    His address was originally scheduled for opening night, but was cut along with most of the program when McCain opted to dramatically scale back the convention because of Hurricane Gustav.

  206. Neeta

    Cindy McCain….. Has a beautiful smile and she displays it often!

    Meeesh elle……scowels (she’s angry) and looks down her nose all the time (she’s an elitist)

    BIG difference

  207. I like Cindy McCain. She walks the talk. Her life has been full of doing good things for other people, which I admire. She would make a great First Lady.

  208. birdgal Says:

    September 2nd, 2008 at 10:43 pm
    I like Cindy McCain. She walks the talk. Her life has been full of doing good things for other people, which I admire. She would make a great First Lady.

    *******

    I agree! I feel like i could walk right up to her and
    she would give me the time of day with a smile and a kind heart….. I don’t feel that way about MOO

  209. Wbboi, great paper.

    Hillary reminded us to never give up, never give in, and to just keep going.
    I believe she was referring to the old and true Democratic principles
    that we all stand by. The ones scoffed at, derided, abandoned and exploited by the new messiah. Never give up and never give in.
    I have full and complete faith in our Hillary.
    Caligula will get his due.

  210. Justmeinmountdorafl….mid 50’s early 60’s, pretty and very well dressed , likes jewelry (the good stuff!) , hosts very classy parties by her pool , watches classic movies , eats at really nice restaurants , lots of friends who love her and think highly of her ,spoils her grandchildren rotten , if she isn’t married she has a gentleman friend who is a professional and also dresses nice…they are probably excellent dancers.

    (okay…how far off am I?)

  211. Idunn? Me, lol!?!?!?! No….. Im in my 30’s…. I’m a male….a closeted trekkie (although I don’t go to those trekkie conventions or dress up like one except once for a holiday), I love movies, horror ones, love Indian but no fancy resturants, no children yet, hope to adopt one…..

    now you are OFF!!!!!! Major time.

  212. The full Lieberman speech:

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gwe9T LkJ5aTXM29zhuE2XyexTpJgD92UV0J81

    Text of prepared remarks by Sen. Lieberman

    By The Associated Press – 9 minutes ago

    Remarks as prepared for delivery to the Republican National Convention on Tuesday by Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.:

    Thank you for that warm welcome. I am honored to be here.

    We meet tonight in the wake of a terrible storm that has hit the Gulf Coast but that hurts all of us, because we are all members of our larger American family.

    At times like this, we set aside all that divides us, and we come together to help our fellow citizens in need.

    What matters is certainly not whether we are Democrats or Republicans, but that we are all Americans.

    The truth is, it shouldn’t take a hurricane to bring us together like this.

    Every day, across our country, millions of our fellow citizens are facing huge problems.

    They are worried about their homes, their jobs, and their businesses; they are worried about the outrageous cost of gas and of health insurance; and they are worried about the threats from our enemies
    abroad.

    But when they look to Washington, all too often they do not see their leaders coming together to tackle these problems.

    Instead they see Democrats and Republicans fighting each other, rather than fighting for the American people.

    Our founding fathers foresaw the danger of this kind of senseless partisanship. George Washington himself — in his farewell address to our country — warned that the “spirit of party” is “the worst enemy” of our democracy and “enfeebles” our government’s ability to do its job.

    George Washington was absolutely right. The sad truth is — today we are living through his worst nightmare, in the capital city that bears his name.

    And that brings me directly to why I am here tonight. What, after all, is a Democrat like me doing at a Republican convention like this?

    The answer is simple.

    I’m here to support John McCain because country matters more than party.

    I’m here tonight because John McCain is the best choice to bring our country together and lead our country forward.

    I’m here because John McCain’s whole life testifies to a great truth: being a Democrat or a Republican is important.

    But it is not more important than being an American.

    Both presidential candidates this year talk about changing the culture of Washington, about breaking through the partisan gridlock and special interests that are poisoning our politics.

    But only one of them has actually done it.

    Only one leader has shown the courage and the capability to rise above the smallness of our politics to get big things done for our country and our people.

    And that leader is John McCain!

    John understands that it shouldn’t take a natural disaster like Hurricane Gustav to get us to take off our partisan blinders and work together to get things done.

    It shouldn’t take a natural disaster to teach us that the American people don’t care much if you have an “R” or a “D” after your name.

    What they care about is, are we solving the problems they are up against every day?

    What you can expect from John McCain as president is precisely what he has done this week: which is to put country first. That is the code by which he has lived his entire life, and that is the code he will carry
    with him into the White House.

    I have personally seen John, over and over again, bring people together from both parties to tackle our toughest problems we face _to reform our campaign finance, lobbying and ethics laws, to create the
    9/11 Commission and pass its critical national security reforms, and to end the partisan paralysis over judicial confirmations.

    My Democratic friends know all about John’s record of independence and accomplishment.

    Maybe that’s why some of them are spending so much time and so much money trying to convince voters that John McCain is someone else.

    I’m here, as a Democrat myself, to tell you: Don’t be fooled.

    God only made one John McCain, and he is his own man.

    If John McCain was just another go-along partisan politician, he never would have taken on corrupt Republican lobbyists, or big corporations that were cheating the American people, or powerful colleagues in
    Congress who were wasting taxpayer money.

    But he did!

    If John McCain was just another go-along partisan politician, he never would have led the fight to fix our broken immigration system or to do something about global warming.

    But he did!

    As a matter of fact, if John McCain is just another partisan Republican, then I’m Michael Moore’s favorite Democrat.

    And I’m not.

    Sen. Obama is a gifted and eloquent young man who can do great things for our country in the years ahead. But eloquence is no substitute for a record — not in these tough times.

    In the Senate he has not reached across party lines to get anything significant done, nor has he been willing to take on powerful interest groups in the Democratic Party.

    Contrast that to John McCain’s record, or the record of the last Democratic president, Bill Clinton, who stood up to some of those same Democratic interest groups and worked with Republicans to get
    important things done like welfare reform, free trade agreements, and a balanced budget.

    Governor Sarah Palin, like John McCain, is a reformer who has taken on the special interests and reached across party lines. She is a leader we can count on to help John shake up Washington.

    That’s why the McCain-Palin ticket is the real ticket for change this year.

    The Washington bureaucrats and power brokers can’t build a pen strong enough to hold these two mavericks.

    And together, you can count on John McCain and Sarah Palin to fight for America and to fight for you! And that’s what our country needs most right now.

    What we need most is not more party unity in America but more national unity!

    Especially at a time of war, we need a president we can count on to fight for what’s right for our country — not only when it is easy, but when it is hard.

    When others were silent, John McCain had the judgment to sound the alarm about the mistakes we were making in Iraq. When others wanted to retreat in defeat from the field of battle, when Barack Obama was
    voting to cut off funding for our troops on the ground, John McCain had the courage to stand against the tide of public opinion and support the surge, and because of that, today, our troops are at last
    beginning to come home, not in failure, but in honor!

    Before I conclude, I ask the indulgence of those in this hall tonight, as I want to speak directly to my fellow Democrats and independents who are watching.

    I know many of you are angry and frustrated by our government and our politics and for good reason.

    You may be thinking of voting for John McCain but you’re not sure. Some of you have never voted for a Republican before and in an ordinary election, you probably wouldn’t.

    But this is no ordinary election, because these are not ordinary times, and John McCain is no ordinary candidate. You may not agree with John McCain on every issue.

    But you can always count on him to be straight with you about where he stands, and to stand for what he thinks is right regardless of politics.

    As president, you can count on John McCain to be a restless reformer, who will clean up Washington and get our government working again for you!

    So tonight, I ask you whether you are an independent, a Reagan Democrat or a Clinton Democrat, or just a Democrat: This year, when you vote for president, vote for the person you believe is best for the country, not for the party you happen to belong to.

    Vote for the leader who, since the age of 17, when he raised his hand and took an oath to defend and protect our Constitution, has always put our country first.

    So, let’s come together to make a great American patriot our next great president!

  213. I can’t stand Lieberman, but I am smiling right now thinking of how much steam is coming out of Nasty Pooplosi’s ears.

  214. Idunn, I forgive you, but its comforting though in a sense… we’re a family interwinded through our strong sense of support for Hillary yet can reach out to one another for support…. for all I could know you could be my neighbor and I wouldn’t know. Anyway I’m out of here… peace be with you.

    McCain/Palin 2008.

    Hillary Clinton 2012

  215. I will vote for McCain but I will not change my values to support the republican platform. I will urge them to change to be more inclusive and welcoming of broader ideas and principlea. If they want “country first” then it must be “people first”.

  216. JUSTMEINMOUNTDORAFL

    Oh well, I guess you don’t go to the arts and crafts fairs then.

    So say hello to that beautiful lake when you are down there. I always loved looking at it.

  217. Funny how its only the democrats without manners. Seems like the republicans have manners. The thugs of Chicago could use a lesson in manners.

    Fred was hitting it out of the park tonight, and I thought Leiberman spoke from his heart. It was a good night and I agree I like the normal stage with the American Idol stage. That was such a huge waste of money when the American people are struggling with food and gas prices. I think that will come back and kick them in the butt.

    I hear that very loud sucking noice, oh, thats the Bambi folks trying to catch their breath.

  218. Who would have ever thought that the Republicans would praise the Clintons and the Democrats would verbally attack them.

    Something is so very wrong with this picture and it breaks my heart.

  219. Karl Rove says Thompson’s speech should’ve been last but his analysis made sense. I can’t believe I’m listening to Rove and not barfing! That’s what this campaign has done to me, lol.

  220. Rove also thought Leiberman’s speech did a good job demolishing Obama…and then Wolfson came on and also said it was an effective speech…

  221. Okay, guys and gals. Remember the “new politics?” BO’s campaign has been about, not using the politics of fear? Remember that? Well, he is bringing out the big, divisive guns. He is an a**hole.

    news.yahoo.com/s/politico/20080903/pl_politico/13103;_ylt=Ah76lo_ZjiPKdTzSVrdhPHS_w5R4

    Barack Obama has launched a broadside against John McCain’s opposition to abortion rights and moved one of the most divisive issues in modern American politics to the airwaves on a large scale for the first time in this presidential campaign.

    Obama’s new radio ad, airing widely in at least seven swing states, tells voters McCain “will make abortion illegal.” It’s airing as McCain courts female voters with the addition of the staunchly anti-abortion governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, to his ticket.

    Democrats had, until now, sought to appeal to women primarily on economic issues such as health care and workplace discrimination; abortion rights were hardly mentioned at the Democratic National Convention in Denver last week. But women’s rights groups have been urging Obama to attack McCain on the issue, pointing to polling showing that some women who support McCain think he is supportive of abortion rights.

    “Let me tell you: If Roe vs. Wade is overturned, the lives and health of women will be put at risk. That’s why this election is so important,” says the nurse-practitioner who narrates Obama’s ad. “John McCain’s out of touch with women today. McCain wants to take away our right to choose. That’s what women need to understand. That’s how high the stakes are.”
    Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the ad about McCain was sent to stations last Thursday, before the choice of Palin was made public.

    “This is a straightforward ad about the very well-documented fact that he wants to overturn Roe v. Wade and supports a constitutional ban on abortions,” said Burton.

    The campaign didn’t release further details of the ad buy, but Politico readers reported that it’s airing in Florida, Virginia, Iowa, Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin and Colorado.

    One Colorado reader said he’d heard it about a dozen times Tuesday — signs of a large buy.

    This is disgusting and an attempt at blackmail.

  222. McCain backs out of Larry King interview in protest of Campbell Brown’s Palin attacks yesterday. Old Wolf and Brown both say questioning was not over the line. They do not get that her harping on Palin’s daughter is the reason for canceling the interview and not her questioning of Palin’s experience.

  223. hawk
    abortion, oh my reminds me of lions and tigers and bears. Instead we have choice, gays and immigrants to you as tools of fear

  224. fun-gingrich says palin shoudl debate obama. her experience far outweighs his. and olympia snowe decries sexist attacks on palin. these delegates are very exclited. eletric. had a diff feeling than the dem conv

  225. OMFG, that ad is going to backfire, bigtime. Part of the problem this election is that we are SICK of being beat over the head with the abortion stick. So what does Obama do? Get out the 20-pound fear-mongering club.

  226. I am sure the RNC has got this covered….. they had to know it was coming seeing as the PAID bots
    have been trying to scare us with that BS for over a year now and it hasn’t worked yet……it won’t move the PUMA’s, the NEW DEM PARTY

    we can not be threated with abortion rights

    NO way NO how NObama

  227. What strange power does Obama have to cloud men and women’s minds?

    People I have liked, like Michael Moore, say terminally stupid things – like about Gustav. sounding like Pat Robertson/Jerry Falwell.

    Newt Gingrich and Fred Thompson sound like adults.
    Newt, after being asked the Palin-experience question, said that’s nonsense and compared Palin to Obama, point by point….”what has he ever done?” The Fred keynote detailing McCain’s years of capture was stunning. If Fred had been anywhere near as eloquent, he might have been the R nominee

  228. Norma: If you have heard it so many times, it is a huge ad buy. BO re-inforces my loathing for him, more with each passing day.

    The Alaska delegates were pumped about Sarah. Don’t underestimate the strength and power of this woman. Keep hearing that from people, who are from Alaska. Wednesday’s night speech should be good. Supposedly, she is a great debater.

  229. BO is using FEAR, I thought that was the Republican tool. So much for his new politics, SAME OLD SHIT/DIFFERENT DAY!!

  230. such a big ad buy will do nothing more than turn people off from obama……they have already been over saturated by the sound of his voice

    (whine……whine…….whine……)

    I say let him keep spending the big bucks on wasteful ads….. it’s already been proven to be a not so effective tool with this election… IMHO

    I just can’t wait for McCain to come out with his NEXT DOOZY of an AD on BHO!!

    they are always so much more effective! 😀

    and since BHO is attacking he has left himself wide open for Macs big guns right back at him! 😉

  231. freckles
    my take. red hair or strawberry blonde. freckles(duh) thin. glasses. Early thirties in school at least part time. Several brothers. studied or are studying arts or humanities. Little bit of a temper.

  232. hehehe…a few, like Idunn, remember me from “the old days”

    would be curious to know what description there is of Norma out there! HA!

  233. The Fred keynote detailing McCain’s years of capture was stunning.

    Breathtaking. That’s what ol’ grandpa Fred can do so well. Deliver an impassioned movie solliquy. He had me in tears.

    That’s basically why I have no problem pulling the lever for John McCain. He’s earned my respect the old fashioned way.

    As a sidebar, the old military guys NEVER want to go to war without a strategy for getting in and out.

  234. I’ll bet things will get interesting this weekend. Won’t the GOP start to attack Obama more aggressively after the convention?

  235. Did anyone hear the caller on c-span asking if they were going to take away her social security, because everyone at the convention looked like senior citizens?

  236. These relevant provisions of Fred Thompsons speech give Caligula all the credit he deserves. (PS: the maggots at huffpro are trying to drag Hillary in to attack Palin with an article entitled Hillary started it and now she must end it–the inference being womens rights. This exercise in misogysm is of course by a female writer–a tool of patriachy). But first here is fred on the disgusting subject of Barcrack Banana:
    —————————————————————-
    Because John McCain stood up our country is better off.

    The respect he is given around the world is not because of a teleprompter speech designed to appeal to American critics abroad, but because of decades of clearly demonstrated character and statesmanship. (Bwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkk)

    There has been no time in our nation’s history, since we first pledged allegiance to the American flag, when the character, judgment and leadership of our President was more important.

    Terrorists, rogue nations developing nuclear weapons, an increasingly belligerent Russia.

    Intensifying competition from China.

    Spending at home that threatens to bankrupt future generations. For decades an expanding government … increasingly wasteful and too often incompetent.

    To deal with these challenges the Democrats present a history making nominee for president. (Bwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkk)

    History making in that he is the most liberal, most inexperienced nominee to ever run for President. (Bwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaakkkk)

    Apparently they believe that he would match up well with the history making, Democrat controlled Congress. History making because it’s the least accomplished and most unpopular Congress in our nation’s history.

    This is not reform.

    And it’s certainly not change.

    It is basically the same old stuff they’ve been peddling for years. America needs a President who understands the nature of the world we live in.

    A President who feels no need to apologize for the United States of America. (Bwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkk)

    We need a President who understands that you don’t make citizens prosperous by making Washington richer, and you don’t lift an economic downturn by imposing one of the largest tax increases in American history. (Bwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkkkkkkkkk)

    Now our opponents tell you not to worry about their tax increases.

    They tell you they are not going to tax your family.

    No, they’re just going to tax “businesses”! So unless you buy something from a “business”, like groceries or clothes or gasoline … or unless you get a paycheck from a big or a small “business”, don’t worry … it’s not going to affect you.

    They say they are not going to take any water out of your side of the bucket, just the “other” side of the bucket! That’s their idea of tax reform. (BBBBBwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaakkkkkkkk)

  237. Republicans have not done one diddly thing to outlaw abortion or overturn Roe in decades, despite having had MANY opportunities to do so, with presidents much more staunchly pro-life than McCain.

    It’s a moot point for me. I am more afraid of the Democrats continuing to use choice to KEEP ME IN LINE than I am afraid of the Repubs overturning squat.

    hwc, I feel the same way. If the Repubs had nominated Romney or someone, I don’t know if I could do it – might just sit out. But I have no real problem voting for McCain

  238. Has anyone gotten anything from Senator Clinton since the convention. I have not. I replied back to the last one I rec’d that I respected her but was going to vote for who I thought was best for my country. I was getting at least one a day before then.

  239. OMFG. Huffpo has an article up “Hillary started it, now she must end it” SHE is responsible for calming down all the wimmins, because it is HER fault they are angry??

    Fucking assholes. You beat up my sister, I got pissed about it, but SHE needs to drag her beaten bloody self over here and tell me it’s okay, and you didn’t really mean it, or I didn’t see/hear what I think i did, it was all a little misunderstanding? These people are SICK.

    NO. NO. FUCK. YOU. These scum are no better than the abuser getting the family to stand there and tell the cop, “Nothing happened, it’s all fine.” FUCK. YOU.

  240. not even close, Henry, except I’m a blond, not thin unfortunately, although I’m trying.

    Graduated from Stanford in ’61. Two sisters, no brothers. Worked in TV — husband was fanous photogapher then writer and producer.

    What do you mean temper, dammit?

    With my Polish ancestry, Thompson’s speech left me breathless. I thought that Europeans of a certain age appreciated that speech.

  241. McCain backs out of Larry King interview in protest of Campbell Brown’s Palin attacks yesterday. Old Wolf and Brown both say questioning was not over the line. They do not get that her harping on Palin’s daughter is the reason for canceling the interview and not her questioning of Palin’s experience.
    ——————————————————————
    Dear Wvulff and Idiot Wind (Brown):

    Not over the line? How would you know? We don’t need your business.

    Feel free to fill the empty screen with a proctological examination of Cafferty, and see if you can locate his brain.

    Dont call us–we will call you.

    xxxxxxxxxxxooooooooooooo

  242. freckles
    it was the name I thought of an Irish lass.
    Henry was my childhood dog. Walked with me everyday to the bus stop and was there everyday at 330 when i got off. Small town I didn’t have to worry cause every one around us was to busy clinging to guns and a bible to notice my little buddy.

  243. neetabug

    I lived in CA…grew up in Santa Barbara, lived for 45 years in L.A. Moved to Nevada last year.

    My husband wrote a book, a movie and lots of TV. Was known for writing and producing Mission:Impossible as well as lots of other action-adventure stuff like Columbo.

  244. hey ……no one has done me today either 🙁

    so i will give you a clue I wear my Auburn hair just like Sara Palin …..& long before Sara Palin was cool 😀

    and even though at times i wear black frame glasses I want a new pair of Sara Palin Cool Frames!……who makes them??? :DD

  245. H4T, What the heck are we going to do if they drag her out on that stage to go after Palin??? This is getting worse by the minute. The stupid democrats put up a loser and no one, I mean on one can save his ass!
    God, Hillary take a VACATION untill Nov. 4th, can’t you go to Africa with Bill for a couple of months. Geez, get the hell out of town!!

  246. confloyd Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 12:22 am
    H4T, What the heck are we going to do if they drag her out on that stage to go after Palin???
    ********

    Wouldn’t that be political suicide for Hillary?
    I know i would loose all my respect for her
    if she attacked Palin on anything other than
    the differences on the issues.

  247. HillaryforTexas Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 12:10 am
    OMFG. Huffpo has an article up “Hillary started it, now she must end it” SHE is responsible for calming down all the wimmins, because it is HER fault they are angry??

    Fucking assholes. You beat up my sister, I got pissed about it, but SHE needs to drag her beaten bloody self over here and tell me it’s okay, and you didn’t really mean it, or I didn’t see/hear what I think i did, it was all a little misunderstanding? These people are SICK.

    NO. NO. FUCK. YOU. These scum are no better than the abuser getting the family to stand there and tell the cop, “Nothing happened, it’s all fine.” FUCK. YOU.
    —————————————————————–
    HFT: see my posting above. It anticipates and speaks to that issue. This is not the first time these journalistic maggots have tried to direct bambis campaign. They are flummoxed by the choice of Palin and are grasping for straws. It is Bidens job, period. If this nevish writer wants to stop giving this advice and go to work inside the campaign. As Ann Lewis said Hillarys appeances on the campaign trail will be limited. The answer is since I am not the vice president it is not my role to answer palin and I cannot be a party to the sexism which is being directed against her by those in the press some of whom are known to be on Obama payroll despite no conflict of interest policies with their employer which could easily get them fired.

  248. dija
    thought you were near eastern. College. Female. Under 30. Individual. Likes bright colors. Just what i imagined when reading your posts. Am i way off.

  249. Oh, I am not afraid Hillary is going to do it – not at all. I am just pissed that they keep acting like it is HER fault we are angry, and refusing to even mention the abuses of Obama that MADE us so angry.

  250. freckles, you have a COOL husband. I was just wondering if my son knew him. He wrote for Jag, and NCIS. Soul Food.

  251. The Obama/Biden gaffes continue:

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/09/oh-that-joe-n-2.html

    The evening was full of Biden-isms, including the inevitable Obama/Osama slip, made when Biden was discussing the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border “where Obama, Osama Bin Laden lives, and Obama wants to go to get him.”

    The ebullient son of Scranton did not disappoint, telling one questioner concerned with how the Democratic ticket would withstand “Swift boat-style” attacks that they would respond with “a straight left and a right hook. Hey baby, I want to tell ya, we ain’t laying down, We are not going to lay down. Period. If you know anything about me, that’s what worries people. We are not going to lay down.”

    At another moment, he said, “when I hear people say, ‘Hey Joe, geez, I understand your values. I connect with you. But I don’t know about that other guy.’ Let me tell you something. Let me tell you something. If Barack Obama grew up in my neighborhood in Scranton or Claymont or Wilmington, Delaware, he would have been the guy who had my back. If Barack Obama had grown up in my neighborhood, he would have been the same guy he is now.

    “I’ve got to tell you, I’m tired,” Biden continued. “Let me tell you. If you’re looking for a very sophisticated, Harvard graduate who went to Columbia undergrad and was president of the Law Review, he’s totally intellectual. Baby, you ain’t seen nothing yet. This guy is steel. This guy is steel, and I assure you that.”

    (As an aside, I have to say, I’m not sure that the voters looking for a very sophisticated, totally intellectual Harvard graduate who went to Columbia undergrad and was president of the Law Review are the ones Obama needs help winning over)

    At another point, Biden riffed on being the older presence on the ticket, saying, “my role in this campaign is I’m the old man. I really thought I was still in pretty good shape. But I watched when they, when Barack, as they say, ‘rolled out,’ his, his, Vice President nominee. Half of the people in America thought I was going to get ‘rolled out.’ I don’t know.

    “And I was listening to one of the news broadcasts after we had that great event in Springfield, Illinois, and there…was a runway to get up to the, to get up to the microphone from the door we came out. And I came out, and it was a long way away, I didn’t want to hold people up, so I started jogging. Next morning, I listen, I think it was Gwen Ifill, who I love, Gwen Ifill said, you know, something to the effect that, ‘It was a great speech, but Biden shouldn’t run.’ I thought, What are you talking about I shouldn’t run? What do you mean I shouldn’t run? So, you know, I don’t like young guys anymore.”

    Baby, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. How true.

  252. “Hillary started it”

    This is SO OFFENSIVE to me on SO MANY levels!

    Hillary started WHAT? Making sure Women had a voice and rights?

    No, she didn’t. She just CONTINUED a long tradition of women traying to break through in a society run by men.

    Hillary Started WHAT? Calling the PIGS out on their sexism? No. That has been done for years before.

    Hillary started WHAT? Ensuring the democratic process was helt to account to remain democratic? NO! Try the Greeks, the Romans and the Magna Carta!

    Hillary Started WHAT? Not backing down while being gang-raped by the members of her party and the press?

    And now SHE has to fix it?HUFFINGTON POST, GROW THE HELL UP AND GET A LIFE! You are a DISGRACE and it’s THAT type of thing that will make women vote in DROVES for McCain just to prove you are DISGUSTING and SHALLOW SLOP. I could spit nails.

  253. ok, my last comment is off in the ether of wordpress and will reappear whenever, but in the meantime…night all!

    LOOOOONG day tomorrow!

  254. No he didn’t say Obama would have his back. If it did happen when he turned around Obama would be running the other way. All the person had to do was huff and puff and blow Obama down. Biden is a sick man.

  255. neetabug
    no. a very very sick little boy 38 yrs ago who had to play by himself. Excercised my imagination. Automaticlly I placed a face to everyone I engaged. Wanna know what a neetabug looks like? We all do it. Aware or unaware. ever meet anyone from work who you had only talked to on the phone? I would have laid money on moononpluto actually being my grandmother.(major compliment). He’s a gay guy in Turkey.

  256. This is America. We don’t jail journalists here.
    Award winning journalist and host of “Democracy Now” Amy Goodman
    was arrested by St. Paul police while covering a protest outside
    the Republican National Convention. Though clearly identified as press,
    Goodman was charged with “obstruction of a legal process and interference
    with a ‘peace officer.'” Two of her producers were arrested for “suspicion of felony riot.”

    Emaill I jst got

  257. Take this with a grain of salt, because it’s rumor, BUT posts on the rightwing blogs are indicating that people have been digging into this Kos blogger arcxix, who was the prime offender with the Palin smears.
    Word has it that some of the right wing blogosphere types traced the
    IP for arcxix and it led to none other than…
    Wait for it….
    Wait for it….
    AKP Media via a couple of different web sites.
    AKP media is Axelrod, Kupper, Plouffe

  258. Norma,Norma Norma
    I knew people in Manhattan who were musicians working as bike messengers that were arrested taken to the west side and held in pens for over 72 hours as they looked shady. You’ll never hear from them as they weren’t political and rec’d a very healthy settlement from the city with a gag order.

  259. dija
    thought you were near eastern. College. Female. Under 30. Individual. Likes bright colors. Just what i imagined when reading your posts. Am i way off.
    ********

    well you got female right 😀

    I am 45,( so lived thru the 60/70/80’s wild times 😀 ) I have green eyes, auburn hair from a bottle 5’7 and about 50lbs over weight for a teen ager 😀 so since i am not a teen, i am just right IMHO 😀
    I have 5 children, live on a farm with 3 horses etc
    I love riding, nature walks/drives… grew up in the land of 10k lakes till i was 42 and now live in SD with NO LAKES!!! arrrrghh!

    I have made a career in the food and beverage industry until this year i was the country club’s food and beverage director until i quit a year ago… I have no formal education beyond highschool…. i was raised in a family business ( beauty supplies) so i learned to market and sell growing up as well as do hair as my mother was a hair dresserr (shop in our house)

    I am a artist by nature and at times professionally as well ( i used to freelance) now…. I still paint
    and I have been a photographer since the age of 11…… today i am in the process of changing careers and reinventing myself as a portrait photographer …its been slow but going well .
    i am country bumpkin first and formost at heart but was raise in a very keep up with the jones family and neighborhood so i have always described myself as a chameleon, i am able to be comfortable and fit in anywhere. I am a total free spirit who my mother always said i danced to the beat of my own drum…..and it’s true I do!

    I am a life long rebel & free spirit & to signify it
    i had a outline of a running mustang tatoo’d on the back of my neck done in brown so it isn’t too
    obnoxious….just significant for me

    Politically, i have been both independant and democrat…..currently dem……till the election is over that is. I want my vote to show for McCain to be as a disgusted dem!

  260. Norma Desmond Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 12:53 am
    This is America. We don’t jail journalists here
    ***********

    YEP….. sounds just like MN Cops to me..
    they must be obama supporters too 😀

  261. Joe Biden sounds like that lechy guy from the 70s with his shirt open to his naval and gold necklaces who says, “yeah, baby” and this is how he thinks he’ll connect with youth.

  262. reason.com/convention2008/show/128519.html

    (excerpt –read the rest at link)

    The View on Palin from an Alaskan Anti-Real ID Activist and Democrat

    Matt Welch | September 2, 2008, 5:24pm

    I ran into anti-Real ID activist Bill Scannell, “the man who helped kill CAPPS II,” and asked him what intelligence he can give us about Sarah Palin, governor of the state he’s lived in for the past several years. Scannell is a Democrat, a long-time acquaintance of mine, and as such should be taken with a few grains of salt.

    He called Palin “a poster child for the Evangelical Right,” but said that “frankly most Alaskans don’t even care” about that stuff, and at any rate, a McCain/Palin White House wouldn’t deliver whatever it is the Religious Right wants. More excerpts from our conversation:

    Q: So libertarian-minded people should be fine with that, right?

    A: Let me tell you all the nice things about Sarah Palin: Sarah Palin has been a pretty freaking awesome governor. She came in saying that the entire system was corrupt, and that Republicans were evil, and she was going to just mix everything up and get us a gas pipeline and end of story. And she got to power, she was elected overwhelmingly by independents, beat Tony Knowles, who had been governor before.

    The Republicans hate her. If you go and talk to the Alaska delegation here, they despise her.

    Q: Really?

    A: Hate her. Oh my god! This whole thing about her retarded son really being her daughter’s was started by Lyda Green, who is president of the senate, a Republican. […]

    She gave a two-finger salute to Conoco Phllips and Exxon Mobile, raised their taxes on their oil, put in place a transparent way to bid for the seed money and the licenses to finally, finally, put in a natural gas pipeline in Alaska. And it was won by a Canadian company. And she went to the mat and made it happen. She has been systematically pulling the drilling licenses of Conoco Phillips and Exxon Mobile for areas that they haven’t touched. I mean, they’ve been hoarding reserves, and she says, you know, use it or lose it, and she has been sending the attorney general time after time to revoke these things. It’s absolutely fascinating.

  263. Thought djia stood for Dow Jones Industrial Average. Oh well.

    On the Palin front some PINO blogs are starting the rumor that Palin “is in hiding”. this is the truth however:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/02/AR2008090203337.html?hpid=topnews

    Since Sunday night, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has been holed up in her suite in the Hilton Minneapolis while a parade of Sen. John McCain’s top advisers have briefed her on the nuances of his policy positions, national politics and, above all, how to introduce herself to the national audience she will address Wednesday night at the Republican convention.

    Sitting around a dining room table, the McCain team has talked to her about Iraq, energy and the economy, but has focused on what she should say in her speech, struggling almost as hard as she has to prepare for what will be, along with a debate in October, her main opportunity to shape the way she is viewed by voters. Not anticipating that McCain would choose a woman as his running mate, the speech that was prepared in advance was “very masculine,” according to campaign manager Rick Davis, and “we had to start from scratch.”

    By all accounts Palin has thrown herself enthusiastically into preparations for her prime-time debut as well as for her first campaign trip without McCain, expected to be next week. On Tuesday afternoon, she practiced her first run-through of the speech before an audience that included strategists Steve Schmidt, Nicolle Wallace and Mark Salter, who all offered suggestions.

    “She’s very engaged, she’s very enthusiastic,” said Palin spokeswoman Maria Comella, who has attended some of the briefing and speechwriting sessions. “She clearly wants to absorb as much information as possible.”

    Aides to McCain and Palin were still debating elements of the speech, according to several GOP sources familiar with the process, including whether the governor should make reference to her 17-year-old daughter’s pregnancy. On Tuesday, Levi Johnston, the high school student Palin has said her daughter plans to marry, left Alaska to join the Palin family at the convention.

    In the speech, Palin is likely to emphasize her areas of policy expertise — particularly energy and political reform — rather than focusing on her biography or gender. An initial version of the address, which speechwriter Matthew Scully started crafting a week ago for an unnamed male vice-presidential pick, included plenty of attacks aimed at Democratic nominee Barack Obama along with ample praise for McCain, aides said. But they said Palin’s speech will focus more on substantive matters.

    “There’s an expectation that she doesn’t have a depth of knowledge on issues,” said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds. “That’s absurd.”

    The stakes for Palin are much higher than they were for her Democratic counterpart, Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., who has run for president twice and has served in the Senate for 35 years. Several GOP strategists said Palin, who has been governor less than two years, needs to establish herself as someone who is credible as a potential president. “She’s like any new person or product on the scene — she’s got to prove she can handle the job, that she’s got the presence and suppleness of mind to be a heartbeat away from the presidency,” said Ben Ginsberg, who was a senior adviser to McCain’s GOP primary rival Mitt Romney.

    In an effort to prevent any damaging mistakes, the McCain campaign is orchestrating Palin’s public introduction carefully. Except for an interview with People magazine the afternoon her selection was announced, she has not taken a single question from a reporter, and it remains unclear when she will speak to the national news media.

    McCain and his allies are hoping to present his running mate as a like-minded reformer who will pursue the same approach to governing. Campaigning with her over the past few days, McCain presented her time and again as a fighter.

    “A lot of candidates talk about reform, changing the failed policies of the past, but often they find after they’re elected they leave things as they are,” McCain said. “Not Governor Sarah Palin — not Sarah Palin.”

    [there is a lot more at the link]

  264. admin Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 1:39 am
    Thought djia stood for Dow Jones Industrial Average. Oh well.

    Well had i known way back when i had to choose a user name here that this election was going to be like it is i would of picked something like this…. BHOAYERSBFF or BHO=chicagoSHILL
    or “Imustbearacistbhosaysso” or my personal favortie “typicalbitterwhitewomandon’tmesswith meiclingtoguns!”
    😀

  265. dija
    i had never blogged before this site and i made the mistake of using my real name and even posted my email address. I wish now I had held on to the viscious emails I rec’d. Looking back I get a chuckle but at the time i was floored. I got instuctions for suicide. Twenty reasons why my life was not worth living and a thousand you must confirm your membership to every deviant group you can think of. Guess what I just did that much more to work for what I believe in. Doubt admin will read this but once again a big thankyou.

  266. Something that djia didn’t tell you is she is also an artistic photographer…

    Remember the Hillaryis44 photo of the turtle on the post?? That’s from our djia, with about a ten hour heads up.

    Unbelievable talent- don’t let her make it smaller than it is.

  267. Andy Martin charges that Senator Barack Obama smeared Governor Sarah Palin’s family
    Andy Martin exposes Barack Obama’s clandestine “dirty tricks” operation. Martin says that Obama runs the most extensive dirty tricks operation in American political history. Martin says Obama “is a threat to both American democracy and American decency.” Martin says more disclosures on Obama’s dirty tricks will come on Wednesday, September 3rd.

    NEW YORK News Conference: Tuesday September 2
    Andy Martin charges Obama “dirty tricks” operation with smearing Palin
    ANDY MARTIN
    Executive Editor
    ContrarianCommentary.com
    “Factually Correct, Not
    Politically Correct”
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
    ATTENTION DAYBOOK/ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
    ANNOUNCEMENT OF NEW YORK NEWS CONFERENCE September 2, 2008
    OBAMA AUTHOR ANDY MARTIN SAYS OBAMA “DIRTY TRICKS” OPERATION SMEARS PALIN FAMILY
    MARTIN WILL ALSO BE A GUEST ON AL-JAZEERA ENGLISH ON TUESDAY
    NEW YORK “KING OF TALK RADIO” BOB GRANT SAYS “BUY ANDY’S BOOK!”
    (NEW YORK)[September 2, 2008] The leader of the national anti-Obama movement, legendary Chicago Internet columnist and Obama author Andy Martin, will hold a New York news conference Tuesday, September 2nd to charge that Senator Barack Obama’s “dirty tricks” operation was behind the smearing of Governor Sarah Palin’s family.
    Martin is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind the Mask.”

    “I want to make the accusation loudly and clearly: Barack Obama has the most sophisticated ‘dirty tricks’ operation in American political history. His smear artists make Nixon’s ‘plumbers’ look like amateurs. David Axelrod’s smear machine is part and parcel of the way he does business. This smear machine was behind the desperate attempts to demonize Governor Sarah Palin by embarrassing and exposing her daughter.

    “Obama also likes to provide plausible deniability by protesting ‘too much’ that something is ‘off limits’ when he knows that all while his smear operation is in progress. Anonymously. Why this man wants to abolish anonymity on the Internet puzzles me. He is the most pronounced anonymous smear agent on the Internet.

    “Obama’s fingerprints and Axelrod’s fingerprints are all over the Palin smear.
    “Wednesday we will have a more detailed analysis of the pervasiveness of Obama’s smear and dirty tricks operations.

    “But today I am blowing the whistle on the mysterious Barry Obama, and alerting the American people to the threat Obama poses to our democracy.

    “During the Army McCarthy hearings in 1954, attorney Joseph Welch uttered the eternal words: ‘Senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty, or your recklessness…Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?’

    “Obama’s own teenage mother was caught in an unwanted and unwarranted pregnancy.
    “Instead of being especially sensitive to such a situation, Obama unleashed his attack dogs on the Palin family. It is one of the most disgraceful performances I have witnesses in a half century of observing politics. At long last, Senator Obama, have you no sense of decency? You know what your dirty tricks operatives are doing, your ‘Obamabots.’ You, sir, are a threat to both American democracy and American decency.
    “John McCain once said he would rather lose an election than lose a war. You would rather risk destroying a helpless teenage girl to further your mindless and limitless ambition.

    “You launched your poisonous attacks. Now you want to pretend you had nothing to do with the smears. Well they did happen, and you are personally responsible for the Obama/Axelrod dirty tricks operation. You have been demonizing and smearing opponents since your first run for office.
    “I saw you smear Blair Hull and Jack Ryan four years ago. I saw you try the same dirty trick against John McCain a few weeks ago. The latest mud is nothing new. This is the real Obama, the only Obama.”

  268. Here’s a link to the C-SPAN video of the final 2006 debate in the Alaska Governor’s election:

    http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/index.php?main_page=product_video_info&products_id=195195-1&showVid=true

    I’m almost through the 90 minute debate. It took me a little while to get the hang of the local Alaska topics. I am very seriously impressed with Ms. Palin. She is very quick, very articulate, and references EVERY answer back to the will of the Alaskan people.

    She gets in a couple of brutal digs. For example, all three candidates agree with a proposed change in the law to reduce the legislative session to 90 days. So, she points out that her two opponents both served in the legislature and she wonders why, since they support the change now, they never proposed or promoted the change when they had the opportunity? Ouch. That’ll leave a row of Barracuda teeth marks.

  269. Just finished the Alaska debate. Final question: Ms. Palin, would you hire either of your opponents to serve in your administration and, if so, what position:

    Palin: “I think Mr. Knowles (former governor) would make an awesome chef down in Juneau….”

    Ouch. Stop biting his leg.

  270. henry Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 1:57 am

    so sorry you went though that Henry….. we all have lived and learned on the net….I too learned the hard way about email addy’s that is why now use a toss away one in forums etc.

    Emjay Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 1:58 am
    Something that djia didn’t tell you
    ****

    Thanks Emjay! the post turtle was fun, but then so was annie oakley 😀

  271. had to email that link to me. way to late. tried to watch but it was like paint drying.

    Watch the second half. It picks up.

    C-Span also has the primary debate between Palin and the 21 year US Senator, 4 year incumbent gov, Frank Murkowski (he appointed his daughter Lisa to the Senate when he became gov). Palin kicked his ass in the primary by 30 points. Like beatin’ Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts.

    I’m guessing that debate is nasty.

  272. who is emjay…..

    emjay i would say is female, lives in southern iowa in a medium size town
    is under 30?

    I picture her with brunette hair about medium length… likes hip trendy new clothes (which i detest since i am older and like taylored more classic stuff rather than trendy and retro) she’s probably 5’5 and thin because she’s active.

    went to college, is independant but likes to surrounded with family and friends she’s known for a lifetime, works full time, probably in a office of some kind, is married with 2 young school age kids

    how close am i ??

  273. admin
    I am sure what you get is amillion times more heinous than what I rec’d.
    But I like many others on board found you because I was disgusted with what I heard from the daily news and had no where else to go. Said it last night you are a harbor in a tempest. And I wish I had kept my sense of humor with the bots, what fun i would have had. And my money is on you being a guy. I think the odds in Vegas are 7 to 1. Throw in gay and there’s an over/under element that I don’t get.

  274. Damn. Sarah Palin is a barracuda. Her husband Todd’s stepmother, Faye Palin, ran for Sarah’s job as mayor of Wasilla as an independent when Palin’s terms ended.

    Sarah endorsed the Republican candidate.

  275. wbboei Says:
    September 3rd, 2008 at 2:00 am

    Andy Martin charges that Senator Barack Obama smeared Governor Sarah Palin’s family
    Andy Martin exposes Barack Obama’s clandestine “dirty tricks” operation. Martin says that Obama runs the most extensive dirty tricks operation in American political history. Martin says Obama “is a threat to both American democracy and American decency.” Martin says more disclosures on Obama’s dirty tricks will come on Wednesday, September 3rd.

    *****
    Even if it’s Andy Martin – I’m glad someone is publicly linking Obama to McCarthy. About damn time. I’m especially intrigued about how the Axelrod/Plouffe operation smeared Palin and her daughter – we all know that they were vicious to Hillary, they bots are their tools, and the BO campaign has empowered DKos and Moveon to take over the party.

  276. hwc
    snippet of a story. whats the whole spiel.
    Got into a long online argument earlier this evening regarding sex education. the bill that was in congress became so rediculously convoluted that opponents were able to say that the bill req’d sex ed for kindergardners and yes in a sense it did. It required education and training for teachers who deal with children daily. Not to send them with mental health issues to the school psychologist with whom they would be reluctant to speak. mental health had a budget. sex ed not so much. conservatives screamed it was about giving condoms to kids. not at all. I will vote for McCain because he has shown time and time again that he has disdain for shit stuffed on bills.

  277. admin
    a key however small to your identity– you should read “our” emails. means more than one. personnally I hope you are post warhol-new yorkers. fell in love with the glamour and excitement of a time gone by. looked around and moved on. Sorry i get a little critical of a community which replaces cbgb’s with starbucks. No starbucks didn’t take over cbgb’s– they’d never pay that rent what supplanted is actually worse( that was simply for dramatic effect I have no clue what moved into that place.)

  278. nobody likes me everybody hates me think i’ll eat a worm, worms are greasy slide down easy think i’ll eat a worm

  279. CountTheVotes: agreed. If Caligula goes on OReilley on Thusday, I will make sure this gets to him so he can inquire,

  280. this is sick-new facebook grp made mostly of dems and great sexist complete with pics of hottie palin in tight skirts etc… im a facebook member and seeingmany of my local dem candidates on it is highly offensive. how an we fight this shit? to see frmr hillary supporters now turn and do what was done to hillary is beyond belief. our society is depraved
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36436310820&ref=nf

  281. i have a question. can a woman be elected to the whitehouse? hillary tried but the ivy league male machine held her down in denver. palin is trying but i worry the nuts will fry her every day helping obama eak a win. perhaps im pessimistic-but judging what hillary and now palin face im thinking how?

  282. Anyone notice how Obama’s Fight the Smears website refers to William Ayers as a “chicago academic.”

    Obama rebuts the Ayers charges by attack the potential illegality of the “next-generation swiftboaters” (The AIP).

    Shouldn’t there be a more substantive rebuttal in place for the charges that are likely to come heavy at Obama next week?

    http://my.barackobama.com/page/invite/nextswiftboat

  283. texan4hillary Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 4:26 am
    i have a question. can a woman be elected to the whitehouse? hillary tried but the ivy league male machine held her down in denver. palin is trying but i worry the nuts will fry her every day helping obama eak a win. perhaps im pessimistic-but judging what hillary and now palin face im thinking how?

    i believe so. what happened to hillary was vicious. such blatant disrespect to a senator and former first lady, even to her husband – the only 2 time democratic president in office (in my memory). by her own party + revenge/hate from the press.

    sarah palin’s case is different. the ‘bots and the press (alsobots) are trying to bring her down because they know that she will take the shine off of barack. makes him look small in comparison to her. and she’s just a VP candidate.

    but the big difference between hillary and sarah – both admirable women – is that sarah’s party is fighting back FOR HER.

  284. Sorry I missed your tribute to Admin folks, but could I add a comment now? Thanks Admin, for your helpfulness and kindness when Clinton Supporters Count Too! first organized. Admin’s support and advice allowed us to survive the chaos and attacks of those first critical weeks. His kindness and concern certainly saved me from throwing in the towel many times before we finally went our separate ways.

    I actually think admin is a she, or else the most caring and thoughtful man I’ve ever come across. And I’ve come to appreciate his/her remarkable recall of lyrics as much as his/her unfailing defense of our lady. The Ed Ames tune was the best! How do you come up with those?!

    I’m with Admin on Sarah Palin. I say this media crap will only stop when a woman in the White House is old news. So lets just do it and get Hillary in the top spot in 2012. Who cares who’s pandering to who.

    Norma Desmond, I meant to find you at the Broker and I forgot. Sorry.

    Hope you’ll forgive the intrusion. Many thanks.

  285. Bill told us the key to the election in his speech. He said those who engage in the politics of fear are the ones we should watch out for. We should embrace the party that is offering us hope. The Republicans are offering us hope. They are offering a female candidate to shatter Hillary’s glass ceiling. The Democrats are saying you have to support us no matter how bad we treat you. If you don’t support us you’ll lose abortion so we can slap you, slap Hillary and slap Sarah Palin and you’ll come back because you’re scared.

    These Democrats are treating us like an abusive husband. They are trying to scare us now. Will they come to our doorstep with roses and an apology and of course “We’ll never do it again.”

    I guess not. If they were going to offer roses they would have nominated Hillary as VP.
    I think they are offering “more of the same” after the smear of Sarah Palin!

    I

  286. If you are old enough to remember The Jackie Gleason Show, then you may recall an amiable drunk named Crazey Gughenheim played by crooner comediene Frank Fontaine. If this raises no mental piture in your mind let me suggest one. He sorta looked like Joe Biden with a dishelled suit, a messed up tie and a crushed Homberg hat, crossed eyes and an amiable grin. He skit was set in a bar, he was the customer, and Gleason was the bartender straignt man.

    This begs an important question: On those rare occasions when Biden imbibes (6 shots per day on the club car and hopefully no longer on the Senate Floor) what is his poison? I have heard unsubstaniated rumors that it is Ripple, but I have also heard Night Train or Atomic Grapejuice–anything so long as it comes with a twist off cap.

    I’m forever blowing bubbles
    Pretty bubbles in the air
    They fly so high
    Nearly reach the sky
    Then like Barack
    They fade and die
    McCain is always smiling
    Smiling everywhere
    I’m forever blowing bubbles
    Pretty bubbles in the air

    A few rounds of that crap and they throw Biden off the train between stops if the noise polution gets too bad. It breaks up the long train ride ao its okay with him as long as it does not damage those prescoious senate cufflinks.

  287. i believe so. what happened to hillary was vicious. such blatant disrespect to a senator and former first lady, even to her husband –
    ———————————————
    The press angle to this is real different. I am sure that McCain and Davis know they are running against Caligula, and Crazy Guegenheim (hereinafter Crazy), but the press as well. I think they will bait the press, call them on gaffs and boycott them when necessary. If you dont do that and they are in the bag for your opponent then it is like a sheep and two wolves talking about what they are going to have for dinner.

  288. If it can be shown that the obama campaing was smearing palin over her daughter while obama himself was publicly deploring the fact this was being done then I wonder how he squirms his way out of that one.

  289. I believe we need to hit msnbc advertisers. let them try to take cover in saying they buy a bunch of time on different networks without regard to social responsibility. Lets hold them responsible. The time is now. Thousands of letters have been written to delegates and super delegates they did not listen to our words. Make them listen with our bank accounts/wallets. bambi has gotten this far by spending money. We can have the same effect by choosing were we spend ours.

  290. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0908/13111.html

    Mounting a ferocious defense of his embattled running mate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said he is buying a TV ad arguing that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has more experience than the Democratic presidential nominee, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).

    A campaign statement, in an effort to rev up conservatives, issued a list of critical media mentions that it called “smears” of Palin, who speaks in prime time at the convention on Wednesday night.

    The campaign announced: “The McCain campaign will launch a television ad directly comparing Governor Palin’s executive experience as a governor who oversees 24,000 state employees, 14 statewide cabinet agencies and a 10 billion dollar budget to Barack Obama’s experience as a one-term junior Senator from Illinois.”

    The ad is what the campaign calls “a forward-leaning effort to counter the shameless smears that have prevailed during Governor Palin’s introduction to the American voter.”

    Senior Adviser Steve Schmidt gave Politico a statement saying the campaign will have no more comment about the vetting process, which was the subject of more critical coverage in Wednesday morning’s papers:

    “Governor Sarah Palin is an exceptional governor with a record of accomplishment that exceeds, by far, the governing accomplishments of Senator Obama. Her selection came after a six-month long rigorous vetting process where her extraordinary credentials and exceptionalism became clear. This vetting controversy is a faux media scandal designed to destroy the first female Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States who has never been a part of the old boys network that has come to dominate the news establishment in this country. Senator McCain picked his governing partner after a long and thorough search. Governor Palin looks forward to addressing the nation and laying out the fundamental choice this election represents for the American people.

  291. The STUPIDEST thing I ever heard about the biased media coverage of Palin was just on Morning Joe.
    Mark Halperin said the reason the press is so hard on Palin is because they were SURPRISED and the media RESENTS that McCain didn’t tip them off about his vp pick on Tuesday !

    WTF!!!!??????? So the entire press corp is throwing a collective hissy fit coz they fell dissed???????

  292. BTW,

    Ya can’t blame Bo’s campaign for going after Palin with sexist and misogyistic charges.

    After all, look how well it worked on HRC.
    They’re probably kicking themselves that they didn’t start the HRC attacks earlier before she solidified her 18 million voter base.

  293. Fred Thompson just made the point:
    If the press doesn’t break a story it’s as if it never happened
    OR their indignation at being ‘scooped’ spews out in lop-sided coverage.
    The first happened to a degree with HRC – they NEVER reported on the sexism – and the second in the Palin story.
    I used to admire journalists and even toyed with the idea of going back to school for a second degree in journalism but after what I’ve seen during this election cycle I think this is the year journalism died.

  294. basil9 Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 8:12 am
    The STUPIDEST thing I ever heard about the biased media coverage of Palin was just on Morning Joe.
    Mark Halperin said the reason the press is so hard on Palin is because they were SURPRISED and the media RESENTS that McCain didn’t tip them off about his vp pick on Tuesday !

    WTF!!!!??????? So the entire press corp is throwing a collective hissy fit coz they fell dissed???????
    *****************************************************
    Basil9,

    Please, Mark Halperin is talking about his friends in the media because there are plenty of people who know of Sarah Palin, they are not in the MSM or in the TANK for Barack Obama and that’s why they are pissed.

  295. Hi carby,

    I don’t get your point. (early morning brain fog.) Are you saying Halperin’s one of the good guys? Could you clarify? Like I said, I’m slooooow in the AM.
    😳

  296. but the big difference between hillary and sarah – both admirable women – is that sarah’s party is fighting back FOR HER.

    Yup. She has that, plus all of us fighting for her. Hillary only had us.

    basil, one of the reasons the press hated the Clintons so is that they were OUTSIDERS. They weren’t your usual Ivy League elites. They are hating Palin for the same reason (plus misogyny). She is not part of their little cocktail gossip circuit. Bill was white trash from podunk Arkansas in their eyes, and Palin is white trash from Alaska.

    The press hates Bubbas with an astounding venom. And McCain just picked a female Bubba.

  297. That makes both Hillary and Palin a “double weenie threat” to the Georgetown Social Club.

    Not a fan of cocktail weenies, AND do not have weenies. So the press goes batshit.

  298. h4t,

    Hmmmm…… I’ve heard that before, about the Clintons being considered white-trash outsiders by the omnipotent press but didn’t make the connection between their coverage and Palin’s.

    Good point.

  299. It is interesting to me that when it really comes to hope and change (the election of a women at the natioal level), the person taking about it and the party that is so excited about it, really can not make that change and give hope to women which is the majority of their party.

    In fact within less than a year, they have proven that it is not just that women, IT IS ANY WOMEN.

  300. Basil9,

    Mark Halperin is part of the problem of what is wrong with are current media princes and princesses they have no accountability or responsibilty to the American people only to their sense of ol’ boy network.

    I totally believe Mark statement when he said “the reason the press is so hard on Palin is because they were SURPRISED and the media RESENTS that McCain didn’t tip them off about his vp pick on Tuesday”

    Because most of MSM are in the “tank” for the Democrats and Obama…examble John Edwards babymamma & kids scandal and the no vetting of Obama done by MSM. Those issues alone should convince you that the media is working in tandem with TEAM OBAMA.

    Another FEC rule that should be adopted is that no candidate running for office can paid bloggers or hire those in the media without listing them part of their official campaign staff and deemed their blogs also…also no money from independent 527’s without listing their contributions to the candidates.

    Let’s get everything out in the open and see who is buying who.

  301. Carby,

    Thanks. that’s what I THOUGHT you meant but wasn’t sure.
    I agree paid bloggers and media should be banned unless they’re listed as paid campaign staff.

    BTW, did you catch that article upthread linking the Palin smears to the Axelrod-Plouffe website? A smoking gun if some principled reporter would dig the info up and publish it.

  302. I feel sorry for Palin, but this is how it is and now I believe Hillary actually handled well. She said she was impervious to the smear and kept on talking to the American people and she won18 million voters and I believe Sarah MUST do the same thing. Hillary ignored the media crap and McCain supporters should use some 527’s to counteract the smears. IF they have proof its Obama’s people then tell the freaking world about this joke of a candidate!

  303. Repost from countthevotes at 8:20pm.

    Word has it that some of the right wing blogosphere types traced the
    IP for arcxix and it led to none other than…
    Wait for it….
    Wait for it….
    AKP Media via a couple of different web sites.
    Oh, that didn’t do it for you huh?
    How about David Plouffe – BarryO’s campaign manager.
    Expect this one to explode soon.
    Naughty, naughty, naughty…

    ——

    http://www.AKPmedia.com

    A xelrod
    K upper
    P louffe

  304. If they can re electon GWB to a second term, I would think they know they have a fighting chance here.

    As far as fixing the election, the Dems will have experts watching them. It should be interesting.

  305. “They just nominated the female bubba” how right you are. She is the “white trash” from Alaska as Bill and Hillary were the “white trash” from Arkansas. This is the elitest’s and I hope the republicans can blow them out of the water.
    I bet some were involved the the 16 years of crap Hillary went through, I pray they find out who is doing this!

  306. Carby,
    here’s the article posted by countthevotes last night at 8:20.
    Word has it that some of the right wing blogosphere types traced the
    IP for arcxix and it led to none other than…
    Wait for it….
    Wait for it….
    AKP Media via a couple of different web sites.
    Oh, that didn’t do it for you huh?
    How about David Plouffe – BarryO’s campaign manager.
    Expect this one to explode soon.
    Naughty, naughty, naughty…

    ——

    http://www.AKPmedia.com

    A xelrod
    K upper
    P louffe

  307. Breaking News on Fox @ 5pm a discussions about the smears against Sarah, GLOVES OFF per FOX! This maybe the push back against Obama!

  308. “Lohan…… what she writes is absolutely laughable!
    She has no place to speak on bristol palin ROFLMAO! we have all seen the tabloids on Lohan
    and her WILD CHILD WAYS…..”

    We gain nothing as feminists by attacking Lindsay Lohan. Savaging her for taking an interest in politics is not nice.

  309. I am glad now that I heard that McCain will not address this crap anymore, this is what Hillary did. She usually came out with one statement and she let media feed itself. They are peronas. I think the average person will tie the smears that Hillary has gone thru to what now Sarah is putting up with.

  310. confloyd,

    McCain camp has to push the smear back hard. Palin is so unknown that her reformer image has not been sold to America people yet. if Mccain camp cann’t calm down the media storm, then Palin’s image will be damaged.

  311. meiyingsu,

    I disagree. There will be an intense backlash against the media telling us how to vote and why. All the media can talk about is Sarah Palin, which means they are scared.

  312. My reply to email from Kathryn at People for the American Way
    Subject: Your attack on Palin

    In the first place the only alternative to McCain/Palin is Obama/Biden. Obama cannot be trusted to keep to his platform on anything, he has questionable associates, his judgement is very poor, he’s terribly inexperienced. All he can do is speechify in sophomoric platitudes designed for adolescents with cheerleader mentalities. I’m not stupid. I can’t vote for Obama.

    2. Palin is not running for pres — it’s VP Joe Biden is the Dems VP and he too has a load of baggage. He also has unfortunate personal traits — can’t trust him, either.

    3. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

    4. The Dems trashed the voters and rigged the nomination in order to choose a man without qualifications for the job of president. They were cruelly unjust to a woman whom history might very well regard as one of the great leaders of our time — brilliant, astonishingly well-informed, offering solutions to serious problems, etc. I am so disgusted and repulsed by the current powers in the Democratic Party I want only to see them destroyed and a new Democratic Party created based upon the values and integrity of the Clintons. Until that happens, don’t bother me with your whining about Republican platforms. Never thought I’d say it but the Dems are worse!

    5. It’s turned out to be a bad election year. The choices are nearly all bad from the top down.

    My God, we could have had a return to the prosperity of Bill Clinton’s years!

    You say you have done your homework — what you emailed looks pretty shallow to me. I have done my homework, too — thoroughly, everyday for the past year — and I am very very angry.
    I have to vote Republican for the first time in my life unless by some miracle our nominee is Senator Clinton.
    Now don’t bother me with your trivia again.

  313. Did you see this magazine cover US weekly
    On Palin: Babies Lies & Scandal a scathing attack on the Gov 17yrs old daughter

    Then they showed the cover for Obama
    Michelle & Obama a love story

  314. Would like to share my reply to an email from Kathryn at People for the American Way — Subject: Your attack on Palin

    In the first place the only alternative to McCain/Palin is Obama/Biden. Obama cannot be trusted to keep to his platform on anything, he has questionable associates, his judgement is very poor, he’s terribly inexperienced. All he can do is speechify in sophomoric platitudes designed for adolescents with cheerleader mentalities. I’m not stupid. I can’t vote for Obama.

    2. Palin is not running for pres — it’s VP Joe Biden is the Dems VP and he too has a load of baggage. He also has unfortunate personal traits — can’t trust him, either.

    3. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

    4. The Dems trashed the voters and rigged the nomination in order to choose a man without qualifications for the job of president. They were cruelly unjust to a woman whom history might very well regard as one of the great leaders of our time — brilliant, astonishingly well-informed, offering solutions to serious problems, etc. I am so disgusted and repulsed by the current powers in the Democratic Party I want only to see them destroyed and a new Democratic Party created based upon the values and integrity of the Clintons. Until that happens, don’t bother me with your whining about Republican platforms. Never thought I’d say it but the Dems are worse!

    5. It’s turned out to be a bad election year. The choices are nearly all bad from the top down.

    My God, we could have had a return to the prosperity of Bill Clinton’s years!

    You say you have done your homework — what you emailed looks pretty shallow to me. I have done my homework, too — thoroughly, everyday for the past year — and I am very very angry.
    I have to vote Republican for the first time in my life unless by some miracle our nominee is Senator Clinton.
    Now don’t bother me with your trivia again.

  315. My 19-year-old daughter saw a “NOPE” bumpersticker with the little insignia inside the O, just like HOPE for Obama on a college student’s car. She supports Obama but is beginning to come around (??). She thought “NOPE” was funny, that is.

    Can anyone tell me where to get a “NOPE” bumpersticker?

  316. # texan4hillary Says:
    September 3rd, 2008 at 3:07 am

    bill oreily to interview obama thurs! funny
    ———————–

    This will be good, count the stutters. Somebody should do a side by side of that with Hillary on O’Reilly!

  317. mariaconz,

    BHO camp scares of the Palin’s reformer brand. that is why they smear her. still Mccain camp has to sell the reformer brand.

  318. The media needs to get over themselves. This is not about them. It never has been about them. They are power-hungry corrupt subliminal-mind twisting messengers whose gutter-like probing makes them no better than paparazzi chasing after Britney et al.

    Their attacks on Hillary mirror their attacks on Palin. Obama is right that family should not be attacked. It’s a shame that his lemmings are the ones doing the hateful smearing and that he waited until it was at it’s worst to condemn it.

  319. “# marie3548 Says:
    September 3rd, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Did you see this magazine cover US weekly
    On Palin: Babies Lies & Scandal a scathing attack on the Gov 17yrs old daughter

    Then they showed the cover for Obama
    Michelle & Obama a love story”

    I subscribe to a lot of newspapers and magazines. I will not renew my Rolling Stone subscription due to their sexist smears.

  320. Here’s another try: Would like to share my reply to an email from Kathryn at People for the American Way — Subject: Your attack on Palin

    In the first place the only alternative to McCain/Palin is Obama/Biden. Obama cannot be trusted to keep to his platform on anything, he has questionable associates, his judgement is very poor, he’s terribly inexperienced. All he can do is speechify in sophomoric platitudes designed for adolescents with cheerleader mentalities. I’m not stupid. I can’t vote for Obama.

    2. Palin is not running for pres — it’s VP Joe Biden is the Dems VP and he too has a load of baggage. He also has unfortunate personal traits — can’t trust him, either.

    3. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

    4. The Dems trashed the voters and rigged the nomination in order to choose a man without qualifications for the job of president. They were cruelly unjust to a woman whom history might very well regard as one of the great leaders of our time — brilliant, astonishingly well-informed, offering solutions to serious problems, etc. I am so disgusted and repulsed by the current powers in the Democratic Party I want only to see them destroyed and a new Democratic Party created based upon the values and integrity of the Clintons. Until that happens, don’t bother me with your whining about Republican platforms. Never thought I’d say it but the Dems are worse!

    5. It’s turned out to be a bad election year. The choices are nearly all bad from the top down.

    My God, we could have had a return to the prosperity of Bill Clinton’s years!

    You say you have done your homework — what you emailed looks pretty shallow to me. I have done my homework, too — thoroughly, everyday for the past year — and I am very very angry.
    I have to vote Republican for the first time in my life unless by some miracle our nominee is Senator Clinton.
    Now don’t bother me with your trivia again.

  321. Joshua Green of Atlantic.com is another sexist, like Matt Tabias (sp?) of Rolling Stone. He said, “Had Hillary spoken with any enthusiasm for Obama, it might have made a difference.” Did he see the same speech that we did?? What do they want from this woman???

  322. henry Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 2:47 am
    dija
    i think you just described one of americas most wanted.

    ********

    LMAO!!

  323. JanH, Obama and his campaign are behind these smears. I imagine the George Soros/Moveon. types are pulling the strings. THis is why we don’t is NOW or any women’s groups that endorsed the messiah coming out against this bs.

  324. Okay, I’ll try a few lines at a time of my reply to an email from Kathryn at People for the American Way — Subject: Your attack on Palin

  325. In the first place the only alternative to McCain/Palin is Obama/Biden. Obama cannot be trusted to keep to his platform on anything, he has questionable associates, his judgement is very poor, he’s terribly inexperienced. All he can do is speechify in sophomoric platitudes designed for adolescents with cheerleader mentalities. I’m not stupid. I can’t vote for Obama.

  326. # mariaconz Says:
    September 3rd, 2008 at 9:53 am

    We gain nothing as feminists by attacking Lindsay Lohan. Savaging her for taking an interest in politics is not nice.
    &&&&&&&&&&7

    We’re not savaging her for taking an interest in politics.

    We are savaging her for hypocrisy. We’re going to get a lesson on morals and virtue from….Lindsay Lohan??? Who next, Amy Winehouse?

  327. 2. Palin is not running for pres — it’s VP Joe Biden is the Dems VP and he too has a load of baggage. He also has unfortunate personal traits — can’t trust him, either.

  328. 3. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

  329. Anyone else, think that BO is appearing on FOX, to dampen any publicity/enthusiasm that may come after Palin’s speech tonight? He always had a big announcement/endorsement planned after a big win by Hillary.

  330. 4. The Dems trashed the voters and rigged the nomination in order to choose a man without qualifications for the job of president. They were cruelly unjust to a woman whom history might very well regard as one of the great leaders of our time — brilliant, astonishingly well-informed, offering solutions to serious problems, etc. I am so disgusted and repulsed by the current powers in the Democratic Party I want only to see them destroyed and a new Democratic Party created based upon the values and integrity of the Clintons. Until that happens, don’t bother me with your whining about Republican platforms. Never thought I’d say it but the Dems are worse!

  331. He can’t handle O’Reilly, and O’Reilly better show him NO slack or we will know that Bill takes part in this misognistic smears.

  332. 5. It’s turned out to be a bad election year. The choices are nearly all bad from the top down.
    My God, we could have had a return to the prosperity of Bill Clinton’s years!
    You say you have done your homework — what you emailed looks pretty shallow to me. I have done my homework, too — thoroughly, everyday for the past year — and I am very very angry.
    I have to vote Republican for the first time in my life unless by some miracle our nominee is Senator Clinton.
    Now don’t bother me with your trivia again.

  333. confloyd,

    Obama never had anything kind to say about Hillary. His condescending me-me king of the world attitude was that she and her family were beneath him. M.O. “had to think” about whether she would ever vote for Hillary. What was she going to do if the great one didn’t win? Vote Republican? Stay home? And this is party unity?

    If any of Hillary’s delegates want to pretend that Obama is now better than sliced bread, I hope they are able to sleep at night. And further, I fully expect the dnc to condemn and fault Hillary for every single problem that Obama has from now until doomsday.

    The Democratic Party does not exist anymore. It’s gone down in flames. They are now called the Sexist/Gender/Race Baiting Party and they are damn proud of it.

  334. I nearly forgot…..yesterday i went into a barnes and noble book store

    and yes i did search out the pro obama books / mags
    and turned them all around 😀 even turned around a book micheal moore has written on politics LOL but that’s not what i forgot to tell y’all

    as i was walking out towards the front of the store
    I noticed a rack of childrens books…..hmmmm
    since i have kids i walked over to see them

    what did i find????

    “Barack Obama” based on his book audacity of hope…..some woman decided that it needed to be simplified and rewritten for children!!!!!

    un freakin believable!! if i hadn’t seen it for myself i would never of believed it, I didn’t read it all but it begins with a little black boy asking about
    who that man is….. and his mother is trying to explain how he (BHO) is THE ONE….. the one we have been waiting for…..the little boy goes on to not be able to pronounce his name and the mother
    proceeds to explain “HIS” story of who he is, how he brings HOPE etc…

    I am OUTRAGED!!! WTH !!!!!

    well…..MY CHILDREN will neverr read it!

  335. You say you have done your homework on Palin — what you emailed looks pretty shallow to me. I have done my homework, too — thoroughly, everyday for the past year — and I am very very angry.

  336. confloyd,
    BO doesn’t even have the decency to wait until Friday for the FOX interview like McCain did by delaying his vp announcement.

  337. Well don’t be concern…because O.K. magazine cover is all about Sarah Palin and her son Trig. Very cute photo cover.

    Team Obama are showing their comtempt for those Americans who are disable. To slam Gov. Palin for having her baby and not getting it “taken care of” like many pro-choice Obama fans..is just dispicable.

    I do know they are saying this because my daughter is drunk the kool-aid and is flapping Obama campaign talking points like they are facts and going to big media sites Obama post, repeating those offensive smears against Palin and her daughter.

  338. “# HillaryforTexas Says:
    September 3rd, 2008 at 12:10 am

    OMFG. Huffpo has an article up “Hillary started it, now she must end it” SHE is responsible for calming down all the wimmins, because it is HER fault they are angry??

    Fucking assholes. You beat up my sister, I got pissed about it, but SHE needs to drag her beaten bloody self over here and tell me it’s okay, and you didn’t really mean it, or I didn’t see/hear what I think i did, it was all a little misunderstanding? These people are SICK.” ………………….Love your comments, HillaryforTexas!!!!!

    NO. NO. FUCK. YOU. These scum are no better than the abuser getting the family to stand there and tell the cop, “Nothing happened, it’s all fine.” FUCK. YOU.

  339. basil: We all know, that BO does not possess any decency at all. He is always trying to upstage anyone, who might be getting more attention than he is.

  340. Loyalty and Honest are at the core of my being. I try to live by them as best I can.

    The democratic party has shown no Loyalty or Honesty toward HRC (people betrayed her, Delegates, and SD betrayed even though they knew what their voters wanted).

    I saw McCain give the Reps a lot of Loyalty, and I consider him to be an honest person. He supported the Reps almost too much. However, now I see him being honored by the Reps supporting their voters choice.

    Now I don’t reallly know why, whether it is because the vote came out that way, that McCain was loyal to them, or they can smell victory.

    All I know is they appear closer to my core values right now than the Dems are. In fact, I am embarressed by the Dems.

  341. This country has gone nutzo. People think Hillary needs to “fix” this? I thought, BO was the great beacon of hope and unity? Isn’t he the one, people have been waiting for? The hypocrisy of PINOs is mind blowing.

  342. carby,

    good point.

    We can now add the Disabled to the list of groups BO has thrown under the bus. 😈

    grape,
    Email me soon coz I’m leaving the house in a few.

  343. nmf: The democratic party, as we know it, does not exist anymore. I don’t know, what core values it has, but it appears to have none.

  344. Politico has the full text of the document the Republican Party released today pushing back on the sexist attack in the media.

    dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=27E94C15-18FE-70B2-A83E2BB976321AAF

    An excerpt:

    MCCAIN ACTIVITIES PLANNED FOR TODAY:

    • Mayor Rudy Giuliani will be on all three network and cable television stations defending Gov. Palin’s family and her historic candidacy.

    • The McCain campaign will launch a television ad directly comparing Gov. Palin’s executive experience as a governor who oversees 24,000 state employees, 14 statewide cabinet agencies and a $ 10 billion budget to Barack Obama’s experience as a one-term junior senator from Illinois.

    • Former Democratic vice presidential nominee and current U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman and Congressman Eric Cantor will hold a press conference calling on Barack Obama to condemn and/or dismiss his official campaign spokesman who implied Gov. Sarah Palin supported Nazi sympathy because she wore a Pat Buchanan pin on one single occasion.

    • McCain-Palin surrogates Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, former Ebay CEO Meg Whitman, McCain senior advisor Nicolle Wallace, McCain communications director Jill Hazelbaker and McCain senior advisor Nancy Pfotenhauer will do television and radio interviews to demand better treatment for Gov. Palin’s family.

  345. ADMIN!
    How come I keep getting trapped in the spam filter??????
    I’ve tried 3 times to post grape’s artticle!

    pleeeeeeze help and release me from spam.i

  346. My reply to an email from Kathryn at People for the American Way
    Subject: Your attack on Palin
    By: Lil “ole grape
    In the first place the only alternative to McCain/Palin is Obama/Biden. Obama cannot be trusted to keep to his platform on anything, he has questionable associates, his judgement is very poor, he’s terribly inexperienced. All he can do is speechify in sophomoric platitudes designed for adolescents with cheerleader mentalities. I’m not stupid. I can’t vote for Obama.

    2. Palin is not running for pres — it’s VP Joe Biden is the Dems VP and he too has a load of baggage. He also has unfortunate personal traits — can’t trust him, either.

    3. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

    4. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

    5. It’s turned out to be a bad election year. The choices are nearly all bad from the top down.

    My God, We could have had a return to the prosperity of Bill Clinton’s years!

    You say you have done your homework on Palin — what you emailed looks pretty shallow to me. I have done my homework, too — thoroughly, everyday for the past year — and I am very very angry.
    I have to vote Republican for the first time in my life unless by some miracle our nominee is Senator Clinton.
    Now don’t bother me with your trivia again.

  347. LAST TRY!!!!
    From Lil ‘Ole Grape
    My reply to an email from Kathryn at People for the American Way
    Subject: Your attack on Palin
    In the first place the only alternative to McCain/Palin is Obama/Biden. Obama cannot be trusted to keep to his platform on anything, he has questionable associates, his judgement is very poor, he’s terribly inexperienced. All he can do is speechify in sophomoric platitudes designed for adolescents with cheerleader mentalities. I’m not stupid. I can’t vote for Obama.

    2. Palin is not running for pres — it’s VP Joe Biden is the Dems VP and he too has a load of baggage. He also has unfortunate personal traits — can’t trust him, either.

    3. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

    4. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

    5. It’s turned out to be a bad election year. The choices are nearly all bad from the top down.

    My God, We could have had a return to the prosperity of Bill Clinton’s years!

    You say you have done your homework on Palin — what you emailed looks pretty shallow to me. I have done my homework, too — thoroughly, everyday for the past year — and I am very very angry.
    I have to vote Republican for the first time in my life unless by some miracle our nominee is Senator Clinton.
    Now don’t bother me with your trivia again.

  348. Anyone notice how Obama’s Fight the Smears website refers to William Ayers as a “chicago academic.”
    ——————————————————————-
    Thats like saying Hitler was a “Bohemian Corporal”.

  349. From Lil ‘Ole Grape
    My reply to an email from Kathryn at People for the American Way From Lil ‘Ole Grape
    Subject: Your attack on Palin
    In the first place the only alternative to McCain/Palin is Obama/Biden. Obama cannot be trusted to keep to his platform on anything, he has questionable associates, his judgement is very poor, he’s terribly inexperienced. All he can do is speechify in sophomoric platitudes designed for adolescents with cheerleader mentalities. I’m not stupid. I can’t vote for Obama.

    2. Palin is not running for pres — it’s VP Joe Biden is the Dems VP and he too has a load of baggage. He also has unfortunate personal traits — can’t trust him, either.

    3. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

    4. I experienced first hand the misogyny in the Dem Party. It’s not the Dem Party I knew. These current leaders treated Senator Hillary Clinton very badly. Now they are trashing Palin and Palin’s young daughter. I loathe the ugly sexist attitude of the Dems and of the MSM and you should, too.

    5. It’s turned out to be a bad election year. The choices are nearly all bad from the top down.

    My God, We could have had a return to the prosperity of Bill Clinton’s years!

    You say you have done your homework on Palin — what you emailed looks pretty shallow to me. I have done my homework, too — thoroughly, everyday for the past year — and I am very very angry.
    I have to vote Republican for the first time in my life unless by some miracle our nominee is Senator Clinton.
    Now don’t bother me with your trivia again.

  350. I can’t wait to see that ad comparing Palin and Princess O. They should start with his own words where he alluded to her as small town mayor..

  351. I may just do some oppo research. How many sitting Democrats who are MALE have kids who fathered or mothered a child out of wedlock? How about kids with drug problems? Drinking problems?

    Let’s make a list! Then we can start screaming for them all to resign. While we’re at it, let’s include the media in that. How many of the talking heads have kids who have gotten in trouble in one way or another? Let’s make a list!

    Hey, menz, GET YOUR ASS HOME AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR FAMILIES, YOU FILTHY UNFIT FATHERS, YOU!

  352. So I’m guessing that if the media feel it is perfectly okay to smear Palin and her daughter, then it is also perfectly okay to start smearing Biden, Michelle, her daughters as well? 😉

    C’mon media, lets have a free for all and see how low the media get…mud fights and all.

  353. I also fault O’Reilly for putting him on Thursday, knowing that is stealing McCain’s thunder, Hey – O’Reilly – Country before Ratings? Whatever happened to that? The Spin is Still Spinning – Now there’s your Talking Points Memo. Disgraceful that you would sell-out America by agreeing to this.

  354. Chris Wallace of Fox News is pathetic, his love of Obama is disgusting. He needs to move over to MSM and he and Mathews/Oberman can have group sex with Obama. THese guys are so freaking disgusting I can hardly stand to watch their sexiest little asses!

  355. JanH, I had not thought about O’Reilly putting him on Thursday, well now we know O’Reilly can join Oberman/Mathews/Wallace. These GUYS ARE SICKENING!!

  356. NYT retracts story
    The original story
    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/us/politics/02vetting.html?_r=1&ref=politics&oref=slogin
    Conservatives rallied around Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, who is Senator John McCain’s choice for a running mate, after the disclosure that her unmarried teenage daughter was pregnant.
    By ELISABETH BUMILLER
    Published: September 1, 2008
    Palin Disclosures Raise Questions on Vetting

    The retraction
    thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/alaska-party-official-says-palin-was-not-a-member/?scp=2&sq=alaska%20independence&st=cse
    September 2, 2008, 10:32 pm
    Alaska Party Official Says Palin Was Not a Member
    By The New York Times

  357. news.aol.com/political-machine/2008/05/01/clinton-obama-sponsor-mccain-citizenship-bill/
    Clinton, Obama Sponsor McCain Citizenship Bill
    Mark Impomeni
    May 1st 2008 10:30PM
    Comments

    #136 YesSheCan on 09.03.08 at 10:47 am
    I read somewhere a draft of language that Obama had personally tried to add to the resolution, that did not relate to John McCain in any way. Can’t find it now.

    Maybe we can find out what it was he was trying to add to the bill or at least get the media on this.

  358. michellemalkin.com/
    Lead Story
    P.D.S. alert: Us magazine’s partisan hit job
    By Michelle Malkin • September 2, 2008 11:17 PM

    Fox News Alert
    MSM and palin
    New magazine cover US weekly
    On Palin: Babies Lies & Scandal a scathing attack on the Gov 17yrs old daughter
    Then they showed the cover for Obama
    Michelle & Obama a love story
    They are asking double standard or fair game.

    Looks like they wont get away with the same shit they pulled on Hillary..

  359. confloyd, we could start with the Kennedy family. THAT would keep us busy for days.
    Comment form RD blog:

    We know what the worse case scenario is with McCain… just more of the same repub foolishness. With Obama the worst case scenario is limitless. He is a self-glorifying dirty pol and our party has turned to unmitigated corruption.

    My reply:

    Obama wants an Imperial presidency, period. Why would I not think that, when he has demanded an Imperial primary and an Imperial convention?

    McCain is a safer choice for me, hard as that is to fathom. Not better on stated policy, mind you, but SAFER for this country. He might pass some shitty policies, but he is not going to undo the foundations of democracy and representation. McCain is not Bush in that regard. I think he respects the voter, and our system of government.

    Obama is MUCH more like Bush in that regard – and seems to have the potential to be even worse.

  360. Spokesman for MCcain
    Saying the MCcain camp has now mobilized for counter attacks against MSM and liberal blogs smear of Palin.
    1 A memo to address questions and false reports

    2 New ad released by noon today
    3 Press conference with female supporters of Sarah Palin
    4 J liberman and Eric Cantor will hold a News conference to call on Barak Obama to condemn comments about Palin and P. Buchanan being a Nazi sympathizer by Obama’s Fl spokesperson

    Also saw this on Foxnews

    Throwing Bleach on the delegates as they try to enter the convention Ct GOP delegates attacked by angry mob he had to shield his 70yr old mother from attacks and being spit upon.
    Obama will unite the republican party with these tactics and they will pick up Independents and Democrats.

    Palin will get sympathy for these dirty tactics and the support of all women.

    Mccain/Palin08

    I guess if it wasnt for FOXNEWS the MSM would get away with this.

  361. It doesn’t make a difference to me in this media age…I can see O’Reilly on youtube. Also I don’t think the interview will be hardhitting as many people think because he want to have Obama come back on again.

  362. HillaryforTexas Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Looks like somebody is coming up with the same idea that you have to give them a taste of thier own medicine.

    #138 scarlet on 09.03.08 at 10:47 am
    A poster on a Republican group wrote this:
    After seeing the perverted coverage of Sarah Palin, it is time to give the media and their left wing bloggers a taste of their own medicine. We need to establish and fund a web site that compiles information about the personal lives of the major media and the left wing bloggers in a consolidated place.
    It should be modeled on YouTube so that anyone can submit a video of past predictions, compromising pictures and other embarrassing items in their past. We all remember how Larry Flynt offered to pay a $1,000,000 bonuty for Republican dirt. We don’t need to go that far, just provide a forum for them.
    The Web Site could be called MediaHypocrites.Com (if this is not already used). Since the media controls much of it’s own destiny (except the ad revenue flow), the best way to get back at them is through humiliation. Make them look like the Emperor Without Clothes to the average American.
    And the beauty of this is that they also fall under the ‘Public Figure’ category, making them less able to sue for defamation.

    I will try to follow this group and see if they do anything about it.

  363. I am definitely going to vote a protest vote (straight republican ticket) against the corrupt democratic party, but always believe I would go back in 2012, but now this is iffy, unless they run Hillary, then I will go back, otherwise I beginning to think I am going to be a rest of my life republican!

  364. confloyd Says:

    September 3rd, 2008 at 11:24 am

    Right On I came to that conclusion last week before all this Palin bashing started but now it is sealed in stone Straight repub ticket for me .

    MCcain/Palin08

  365. Confloyd,

    I am on a self-banned absence from any and all Czar Obama multimedia/literature. It’s the only way I can feel cleansed from this filth.

  366. Rasmussen did a new poll:

    Twelve percent (12%) of Americans now say that Palin is Very Likely to be the first woman elected President of the United States. Another 26% say that outcome is somewhat likely. For comparison, 14% say Hillary Clinton is very likely to become the first woman President and another 34% say it is somewhat likely. In a head-to-head match-up, Clinton leads Palin by eleven.

    I myself would love to help Palin bust that glass ceiling this year, and then see she and Hillary BOTH top of their tickets in 2012. As a woman, I would be BURSTING with pride. Imagine – would that not be the biggest blow ever to the misogyny haters, if BOTH tickets were women, and there was no man they could prop up with sexism?

  367. WOW !!! Sorry if trhis is “old news” but HUGE SMACKDOWN against sexism and media bias by the REPUBLICAN WOMEN in a news conference today!~~

    Makes DONNA, NANCY, MICHELLE and all the “Women’s Rights” groups look like the hypocritical liars that they are!

    WOW!~

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