L.A. Times And Obama Bin Hidin’

For more than 2 years Barack Obama has fought alongside Big Media to suppress information of his many unsavory associations.

Big Media organizations charge “racism” alongside the Obama campaign if a black face of a creepy Obama associate is shown. Big Media organizations charge “racism” alongside the Obama campaign if a white face of a creepy Obama associate is shown. Yesterday Politico admitted that negative attacks that in a normal campaign would be commonplace in this year would carry an out-of-bounds racial subtext.

Historically, most people read NEWSpapers to read the NEWS, not opinion. News organizations are strong when they report news. News organizations weaken when they become propaganda sheets. During World War II the BBC World Service was believed and trusted by all sides of the conflict because the BBC delivered reliable news.

In the past few decades American news organizations have moved towards becoming entertainment outlets and only pretending to be news gathering and news disemination operations. In 2000 Big Media trashed Al Gore and skewed the coverage to hurt Al Gore. This election cycle Big Media became an adjunct of the unqualified Barack Obama’s presidential campaign and has done everything possible to trash Obama opponents and praise and promote and worship Obama.

Because Big Media “news” organizations have become Obama shill operations, not news gathering and reporting operations, Americans no longer value Big Media “news” operations. Americans continue to read Big Media, but less and less believe there is any value worth actually paying for when consuming Big Media “news“.

Today, the New York Times posted it’s own eulogy:

It’s been an especially rotten few days for people who type on deadline. On Tuesday, The Christian Science Monitor announced that, after a century, it would cease publishing a weekday paper. Time Inc., the Olympian home of Time magazine, Fortune, People and Sports Illustrated, announced that it was cutting 600 jobs and reorganizing its staff. And Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the country, compounded the grimness by announcing it was laying off 10 percent of its work force — up to 3,000 people.

Clearly, the sky is falling. The question now is how many people will be left to cover it.

It goes on. The day before, the Tribune Company had declared that it would reduce the newsroom of The Los Angeles Times by 75 more people, leaving it approximately half the size it was just seven years ago.

The Star-Ledger of Newark, the 15th-largest paper in the country, which was threatened with closing, will apparently survive, but only after it was announced that the editorial staff would be reduced by 40 percent. [snip]

More than 90 percent of the newspaper industry’s revenue still derives from the print product, a legacy technology that attracts fewer consumers and advertisers every single day. A single newspaper ad might cost many thousands of dollars while an online ad might only bring in $20 for each 1,000 customers who see it.

The difference between print dollars and digital dimes — or sometimes pennies — is being taken out of the newsrooms that supply both. And while it is indeed tough all over in this economy, consider the consequences. [snip]

The Los Angeles Times, which toils under Hollywood’s nose, has one movie reviewer left on staff. And dozens of communities served by Gannett will have fewer reporters and editors overseeing the deeds and misdeeds of local government and businesses. [snip]

At the recent American Magazine Conference, one of the speakers worried that if the great brands of journalism — the trusted news sources readers have relied on — were to vanish, then the Web itself would quickly become a “cesspool” of useless information. That kind of hand-wringing is a staple of industry gatherings.

The lesson for Big Media is that consumers will pay for news, not cesspool propaganda. Citizens want news organizations to investigate and provide information on “the deeds and misdeeds of local government and businesses” but fairness is also required. No one will pay for Big Media product that goes through the garbage of Governor Sarah Palin and Joe – The Plumber but provides Barack Obama immunity from investigation.

The New York Times and Big Media tried to deny its readers information in order to protect “sources” such as “Scooter” Libby and other high Bush administration officials along with reporter Judith Miller when Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald investigated a national security matter. The protection of sources excuse eventually fell apart.

Today Governor Palin said “If there’s a Pulitzer prize category for excellence in kowtowing, the L.A. Times wins“. Governor Palin was referring to the latest Big Media protection of Barack Obama.

John McCain’s presidential campaign Tuesday accused the Los Angeles Times of “intentionally suppressing” a videotape it obtained of a 2003 banquet where then-state Sen. Barack Obama spoke of his friendship with Rashid Khalidi, a leading Palestinian scholar and activist.

The Times first reported on the videotape in an April 2008 story about Obama’s ties with Palestinians and Jews as he navigated the politics of Chicago. The report included a detailed description of the tape, but the newspaper did not make the video public.

A major news organization is intentionally suppressing information that could provide a clearer link between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi,” said McCain campaign spokesman Michael Goldfarb. ” . . . The election is one week away, and it’s unfortunate that the press so obviously favors Barack Obama that this campaign must publicly request that the Los Angeles Times do its job — make information public.”

The L.A. Times is engaging in news suppression not news dissemination.

But there’s a video out there of Obama saying kind things about Khalidi, and on the general principle that information in an open society shouldn’t be kept secret and that the voters should make up their own minds about whether or not they trust certain candidates, this video should be set free. But a pro-censorship organization called the Los Angeles Times, which has the tape in its possession, is hiding it, for reasons it won’t fully explain. And it’s looking more and more ridiculous each passing day.

I understand that the tape was leaked to the Times by a source or sources unknown, and that an agreement was struck with that source to keep the tape hidden, but the tape has been described in a Times story already, and it quite obviously contains no state secrets. I also suspect that the tape could be posted in such a way as to obscure its origins. The Times, however, won’t discuss in detail why it’s keeping the tape from its readers, and the newspaper’s “readers’ representative,” Jamie Gold, has lined up against the readers, and argued against the release of the tape.

The Jeremiah Wright tapes are effectively banned on national television and now the Rashid Khalidi tape is suppressed.

Big Media is worried about their tool Barack. Big Media knows that the Jeremiah Wright tape had a negative impact with voters. Big Media knows that Obama’s “bitter” and “cling” tape had a negative impact with voters. Big Media is helping Obama hide the latest negative impact tape which shows who Obama really is.

The original L.A. Times story cast doubt on Obama’s public statements in support of Israel and private feelings by Khalidi and some Palestinian American leaders believing that Obama is more receptive to their viewpoint than he is willing to say.

Their belief is not drawn from Obama’s speeches or campaign literature, but from comments that some say Obama made in private and from his association with the Palestinian American community in his hometown of Chicago, including his presence at events where anger at Israeli and U.S. Middle East policy was freely expressed.

At Khalidi’s 2003 farewell party, for example, a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel. If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, “then you will never see a day of peace.”

One speaker likened “Zionist settlers on the West Bank” to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been “blinded by ideology.”

Obama adopted a different tone in his comments and called for finding common ground. But his presence at such events, as he worked to build a political base in Chicago, has led some Palestinian leaders to believe that he might deal differently with the Middle East than either of his opponents for the White House.[snip]

Last year, for example, Obama was quoted saying that “nobody’s suffering more than the Palestinian people.” The candidate later said the remark had been taken out of context, and that he meant that the Palestinians were suffering “from the failure of the Palestinian leadership [in Gaza] to recognize Israel” and to renounce violence. [snip]

Nationally, Obama continues to face skepticism from some Jewish leaders who are wary of his long association with his pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., who had made racially incendiary comments during several sermons that recently became widely known. Questions have persisted about Wright in part because of the recent revelation that his church bulletin reprinted a Times op-ed written by a leader of Hamas.

One Jewish leader said he viewed Obama’s outreach to Palestinian activists, such as Said, in the light of his relationship to Wright.

“In the context of spending 20 years in a church where now it is clear the anti-Israel rhetoric was there, was repeated, . . . that’s what makes his presence at an Arab American event with a Said a greater concern,” said Abraham H. Foxman, national director for the Anti-Defamation League.

American voters need information not protection of a candidate.

Joe Biden has already warned America that Obama make unpopular decisions as president and that it’s not gonna be apparent initially, it’s not gonna be apparent that we’re right.

Yesterday Politico admitted that most reporters find Obama a distant and undefined figure.

The Khalidi tape being suppressed by the Obama endorsing L.A. Times can help define Obama – that is what Big Media and Barack Obama are most afraid of.

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295 thoughts on “L.A. Times And Obama Bin Hidin’

  1. A reposting from the previous thread:

    Idunn: I am so sorry to hear about your neighbors. How frightening for something like that to happen near you.

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    I am TOTALLY DISGUSTED with the California Nurses Association! I received this announcement in an e-mail today. Totally biased against Governor Palin:

    Nurses Present Palin Clothing Line Website…and other ways the money could have been spent.
    What else could you do with $150,000? That’s the sum the Republican National Committee famously spent on wardrobe and makeup for Gov. Sarah Palin.

    Contrast that with a registered nurse who can be outfitted in scrubs for just $10 for a hospital shift. “The same $150,000 would outfit 15,000 RNs in scrubs,” notes Geri Jenkins, RN, co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee which sponsored the site, http://www.DressLikePalin.com.

    “How disgraceful at a time when so many Americans are struggling to pay their medical bills or keep their homes,” Jenkins noted.

    click here to play the game and pass it on…

    “Spending $150,000 for a one month wardrobe while painting yourself as a ‘hockey mom’ or the voice of ‘Joe Six Pack’ is an insult,” said CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro. “There’s been a lot of talk about Marxists in this campaign, but the real Marxist is in the McCain camp – she’s just a Neiman Marxist,” said DeMoro.

    “Real working people live and dress far differently,” DeMoro noted. The $150,000 shopping spree amounts to, as one writer put it, more than the average American household spends on clothes in 80 years. The same $150,000 could buy 15,000 chef coats, 5,769 painter’s bibs, 5,000 police shirts, 4,687 auto mechanics’ coveralls, 3,750 pilot uniforms, or 3,571 housekeeper uniforms.

    more: http://www.calnurses.org/media-center/press-releases/2008/october/nurses-present-palin-clothing-line-website-and-other-ways-the-money-could-have-been-spent.html

    If I did not have to belon to this union for employment purposes, I would resign. Totally disgusting. This is on top of an obscene video clip that they did on Palin, emphasizing the debunked lies about her.

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    Now, I’ll go read Admin’s post.

  2. A lot of groups that are suppose to support women are shooting themselves in the foot this election year.

  3. Excellent, Admin

    And from the last thread:

    Thanks emjay…sigh…I bet the violins will be playing in the background, doves flying all around, a halo effect…etc…etc…

    Birdgal,

    Did you reply to your union and tell them how you felt? You can’t be the only one who isn’t voting for the empty suit!

  4. rjk1957

    I totally agree with that ad. The only reason the supposed Cold War was stopped was not with the firing of a weapon, but with the fear of what we had to fire.

  5. NMF: I am horrified at the wrath displayed towards Palin by so-called progressive organizations. During the primary, CNA did not endorse a candidate, because they advocate for a single payer system, but who do they endorse after the primary? Mr. No Health Care Plan, himself. They are barbecuing Palin and Cindy McCain, but neglect to mention the 6 million dollar fake columns, European Grand Tour, MO’s makeover and wardrobe costs, changing the USA flag decal to the Obama emblem, and the fake seal. Where is the outrage over those things? Where is the outrage over the enormous spending by the BO campaign? How many drugs, vaccines, hospitals, etc., could that money have bought? The hypocrisy is astounding. I am totally sick to my stomach. I am ashamed to belong to such a hypocritical organization. CNA has been the worst, but most of the my nursing magazines are promoting BO.

  6. LA TIMES does not want to release the tapes, but they had no problem releasing the personnel information about Joe the Plumber, when they knew someone had to illegally get into databases to find that information.

    It is call get the Little Guy, but suck up to you know who or you will not go to any State Dinners. Who cares about the Democracy and the Country? The LA Times does not.

  7. From NQ

    Viewers’ Alert Time (ET and PT time zones): 8:00 p.m., October 29, 2008 (I believe Midwesterners have it scheduled for 7:00 p.m.)

    Viewers’ Alert Channels: NBC, CBS, and Fox Entertainment (following the world series game, if played tonight)

    In lieu of watching those channels, may I suggest that we all tune in at precisely that time to FOX NEWS? Or how about Pushing Daisies on ABC?

    SNIP

    So, it is only “fair” that, in return for their more balanced coverage, we reward Fox News tonight with a bump in ratings.

  8. I think the newspapers are going under, and I think the TV Newscast have lost their power, as no one believes what they say and we worry about what they do not say.

    People are getting their information from the Internet. There they find all the information, good bad or indifferent, and they can validate or filter it for themselves.

    The TV news and Newspapers had immunity of their source, so they could give the American people all the information out there. Instead, in this election, and really since 2000, they have decided to make decisions for the American Voter, that rightly belong to them.

    Ads are flocking to blogs and internet like crazy, and ads keep newspapers and TV alive.

  9. Busted… Obama Camp Was Providing ACORN With Donor Lists

    gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2008/10/acorn-official-admits.html

    More Hope and Change…
    Like Barack Obama says: “An Acorn Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree”

    SNIP

    Ohio Daily Blog even posted the email announcing the ACORN-Obama ties.

    Now today we find out that the Obama Campaign was giving donor lists to ACORN.
    Unreal.
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported:

    A former staffer for an affiliate of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now testified today that the organization was provided a “donor list” from the presidential campaign of Barack Obama in late 2007 for fundraising efforts.

    Anita Moncrief, a former Washington, D.C. staffer for Project Vote, which she described as a sister organization of ACORN, said her supervisor told her the list of campaign contributors came from the Obama campaign. Moncrief said she has a copy of a “development plan” that outlines how Obama contributors who had “maxed out” under federal contribution limits would be targeted to give to Project Vote, and that it was her job to identify such contributors.

    Is there any thing these Chicago politicians will not do?
    Don’t expect the LA Times to carry this news either.

  10. Obama is late to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing at least 10 times in these clips – apologies for being tardy and missing essential questions and answers. This guy sucks – how in the hell is he the Dem nominee?!!!

  11. Lots of late breaking news today.

    London Times has discovered Obama’s aunt living in a Boston slum. So little we know about this guy. Obama family values:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece

    Barack Obama has lived one version of the American Dream that has taken him to the steps of the White House. But a few miles from where the Democratic presidential candidate studied at Harvard, his Kenyan aunt and uncle, immigrants living in modest circumstances in Boston, have a contrasting American story.

    Zeituni Onyango, the aunt so affectionately described in Mr Obama’s best-selling memoir Dreams from My Father, lives in a disabled-access flat on a rundown public housing estate in South Boston.

    A second relative believed to be the long-lost “Uncle Omar” described in the book was beaten by armed robbers with a “sawed-off rifle” while working in a corner shop in the Dorchester area of the city. He was later evicted from his one-bedroom flat for failing to pay $2,324.20 (£1,488) arrears, according to the Boston Housing Court.

    The US press has repeatedly rehearsed Mr Obama’s extraordinary odyssey, but the other side of the family’s American experience has only been revealed in parts. Just across town from where Mr Obama made history as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review, some of his closest blood relatives have confronted the harshness of immigrant life in America.

    In his book Mr Obama writes that “Uncle Omar” had gone missing after moving to Boston in the 1960s – a quarter-century before Mr Obama first visited his family in Kenya. Aunt Zeituni is now also living in Boston, and recently made a $260 campaign contribution to her nephew’s presidential bid from a work address in the city.

    Speaking outside her home in Flaherty Way, South Boston, on Tuesday, Ms Onyango, 56, confirmed she was the “Auntie Zeituni” in Mr Obama’s memoir. She declined to answer most other questions about her relationship with the presidential contender until after the November 4 election. “I can’t talk about it, I just pray for him, that’s all,” she said, adding: “After the 4th, I can talk to anyone.”

    Lots more at the link
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece

  12. I think the collusion of the news media with the BO campaign is mostly financial – probably BO promised a failing industry that he would buy hundreds of millions in advertising which he has done, and that as President, he would help the industry as much as possibly so long as they aid and abet him in getting to the WH. He is trying to set the precedent that the Presidency can be bought.

  13. Lou Dobbs just said that in Mississippi, 29…29 counties have registered more people to vote than there are illegible adults in those counties. VOTE EARLY, VOTE OFTEN.

  14. More on today’s Obama relative:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece?token=null&offset=12&page=2

    The Times could not determine their immigration status and an official at Boston City Hall said that Ms Onyango was a resident of Flaherty Way but not registered to vote on the electoral roll. However, that Ms Onyango made a contribution to the Obama campaign would indicate that she is a US citizen. Records at the Boston City Hall confirmed Zeituni Onyango’s birthdate as May 29, 1952.

    It is not clear when Ms Onyango first came to the US. She said: “I have been coming to America ever since 1975. I always come and go.”

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5042571.ece?token=null&offset=24&page=3

    The Obama campaign was repeatedly approached for comment yesterday but had not responded at the time of going to press. It is not clear whether Mr Obama has been in touch with his African relatives living in the US, or even whether he is aware that they are on US soil.

    In the preface to the 2004 reissue, he writes: “Most of the characters in this book remain a part of my life, albeit in varying degrees – a function of work, children, geography, and turns of fate.”

    “What is family?” he reflects. “Is it just a genetic chain, parents and offspring, people like me?” Twenty years after he first met Aunt Zeituni, and first heard of the elusive Uncle Omar, the man likely to be the next president will have the opportunity for another family reunion, rather closer to home.

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    From Dreams From My Father:

    “Welcome home,” Zeituni said kissing me on both cheeks . . .

    We went to drop Zeituni off at Kenya Breweries, a large, drab complex where she worked as a computer programmer. Stepping out of the car, she leaned over again to kiss me on the cheek, then wagged her finger at Auma. “You take good care of Barry now,” she said. “Make sure he doesn’t get lost again.”

    Once we were back on the highway, I asked Auma what Zeituni had meant about my getting lost. Auma shrugged.

    “It’s a common expression,” she said. “Usually it means that the person hasn’t seen you in a while. ‘You’ve been lost,’ they’ll say. Or, ‘Don’t get lost’. Sometimes it has a more serious meaning. Let’s say a husband or son moves to the city, or to the West, like our Uncle Omar in Boston. They promise to return after completing school. They say they’ll send for the family once they get settled. At first they write once a week. Then it’s just once a month. Then they stop writing completely. No one sees them again. They’ve been lost, you see. Even if people know where they are.”

  15. Emjay,

    If the propagandamercial is going to be biographical, does that mean it will be a “30 minute Grimm’s Fairytale?” LOL…just asking. 😉

  16. OK – so, we’re not watching NObama tonight. It’s O’Reilly, Hannity or a re-run of Law & Order for me, then.
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    Shocking news, day after day. Blatent unfairness, intellectual dishonesty. Fraud, deception and collusion. All this is hurting my fwagile wittle mind!

  17. The bastards were prepared to go after Joe the plumber but not even verify his book. I remeber how they made Billy carter and Clinton’s brother such a big issue. I guess Michelle hates his relatives.

  18. WOW Admin!!!

    as for me……. i am out of here for the night ….It’s Dart League Night……..thankfully! 😀

    will check back in around 11pm!

  19. Heck he is lucky he can find his way to the Senators rest room, let alone show up on time, listen respectfully to people, and then comment.

  20. CountTheVotes Says:

    October 29th, 2008 at 7:02 pm
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    Just another verification of arrogance and narcissitic personality disorder.

  21. RJK, I was just going to suggest that one of us look at tell us what the deal is. LOL!

    Peek again and tell us what he’s saying.

  22. I turned it off, it is like a movie going across america with flags waving and average people talking about their struggles. Anyone want to bet that Hollywood creates a new category in the Emmy’s for this fictional documentary?

  23. The informercial is incredibly boring…and it’s not saying anything specific…Obama will lower taxes yada yada…..someone is saying Obama will be a Democrat who will actually lower taxes

    Now they have personal snippets of families–there is a black family. An older woman is saying she doesn’t have medical insurance

  24. Now talking about energy independence…will invest 15 billion in alternate energy. Will help auto companies retool. Make it easier to get cars with a tax credit to get as many on the road as possible. Expand domestic oil production…now talking about conservation–new era of responsibility.

    Says he has offered spending cuts above their costs…biggest saving..change policy in Iraq

    now showing debate snippet with McCain and Obama on the campaign trail saying how much that money could be used for other things.

  25. Obama snippets from the campaign saying he’s worried about people losing jobs.

    another family story–widower with kids in New Mexico. Woman gets up early to work with at-risk kids. Special needs angle–woman takes care of special needs students. She training to be a teacher. The woman is talking about her finances and how much everything costs.

    Personal note: this is the most depressing candidate ad I’ve ever seen. Everything is a struggle, all the people are in crisis…even the music is durgelike

  26. Obama now talking about his dad and mom. His mom made him get up in work.

    Now giving another laundry list of things–education and more accountability. Talking about giving tax credits for serving your communities or countries.

    Now talking about hospitals and saving costs.

    Now talking about the death of his mom. She died quickly. Says life short and you must sieze the moment. Now showing video of campaign–talking about his mom again and her fight for insurance.

  27. This has been the longest 19 minutes, just spent over 5 minutes talking about his childhood and mother (a recap of several ads that have already played a million times on TV already.

  28. Michelle saying Obama is like his mom. Now showing video of Obama with his kids. She says he calls them every night. Now video of Obama “I am my brothers’ keeper”

    Someone saying Obama has a quality not seen in other candidates–clear leader in springfield (Dick Durban). McCaskill–he’s changed the rules in Washington–fought senior members. Biden–OBama reached out to Dick Luger.

  29. Now video of Obama “I am my brothers’ keeper”

    ROTFLMAO!!

    “Not my actual brothers keeper, though…cause screw that guy!”

  30. She also said he never forgets anything. Didn’t he say in an early debate with Hillary that he is a scatterbrain and has a habit of losing things or papers? Words to that effect.

  31. Looks like we are back to throwing a lot of advertising money and still losing ground. Not good money management.

  32. Obama now talking about Biden–he shares his core values.

    Another family story–factory workers. Plant cut back work. Struggling to make ends meet.
    Grandparents had worked 30 years and got retirement benefits. Now, woman in ad is laid off. People are losing homes.

    Obama talking about grandfather in WWII. They defeated fascism. Says “This is our moment” Says he learned to defend liberty from his grandparents. Says he will renew direct diplomacy with Iraq…will fight taliban in Afghanistan

  33. Look how much he spent in the primaries after super Tuesday and Hillary cleaned his clock in all the big states that actually voted instead of caucusing.

  34. NOw Obama giving speech about people having stories about people coming from other countries and wanting to work hard to get a better life for their children.

    Richardson–this guy is special. He understands the world from his background. He has an usual positive side.

    Obama “I may not be a perfect president but I will always tell you what I think and where I stand”

    Will ask you to be involved.

  35. Live now–the time for change has come.

    Reinterating the things he just talked about. Talking about change. We can come together as one nation and one people. Rah rah crowd. Big hall–lots of people.

    Now asking people to campaign for him–knock on doors, make phone calls. revving up crowd.

    We will change country and world. Ends with “God bless the United States of America”

  36. Speaking of Judas, I saw his wife on TV a few weeks ago and she is an attractive woman. It got me thinking why did we not see her during his run for the President? She must know he is a Judas and didn’t supporting his run.

  37. AmericanGal Says:

    October 29th, 2008 at 8:29 pm
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    What, not get in their face?

  38. People, that was a complete waste of 30 minutes of my life.

    Fun–I turn to Fox and O’Reilly is talking with a someone who knew Ayers personally and was an FBI informant. Describing what a bad guy Ayers is…

  39. It was a new one not on youtube yet.
    Something like despite all the hype and the “specials” is he really ready to lead. I saw it on Fox’s world series intro. If Mccain were smart he would have bought up all the available ad time during this game.

  40. I am told that Mrs. Richardson is a close personnel friend of the Clinton. Unlike her husband, she knows what the means.

  41. Americangal, did he say anything new at all? What was it, a campaign stump speech? Riley was saying to Dick Morris that there was nothing new in the infomercial, and they had no idea if it would help or hurt him cause it is unprecedented. I refused to watch, but am curious if you thought it would help him at all, or if it was same old same old and will do nothing, or if you think it might hurt.

  42. Thanks for the comments. I wouldn’t waste my time, watching that self-love fest.

    Idunn, your comments were the best.

    Selma is a lie. Wasn’t he born after Selma?

  43. Sorry, I just scrolled up far enough to see that you had live blogged it.

    Particularly like Michelle saying he is like his mom. ummmm, yep, she was a marxist too. LMAO!

  44. McCaskill–he’s changed the rules in Washington–fought senior members.
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    huh?
    when?
    Name me one time, thats a crock of sh*t. He has toed the Pelosi Reid line.

  45. I wonder how muc MO has spent on her campaign wardrobe? Since people are tearing Palin and Cindy McCain apart over their clothing expenses.

  46. Don’t you think it is interesting how he talks and writes about his family, but you never see his family behind him, with him on the campaign trail.

    Instead what you see is a created back drop of people to polish an image that is not there.

    When you find the actual family members he talks about, they will not talk.

  47. McCaskill–he’s changed the rules in Washington–fought senior members.
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    Yeah, he fought Clinton during the primary. Other than that, he has just gone along with Kennedy, Kerry, Pelosi, Reid, and Dean.

  48. rjk1957 Says:

    October 29th, 2008 at 8:02 pm
    Okay, I cheated and peeked at the beginning of Obama’s ad. Give me a break the setting is a fake oval office!!!
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    Oh you are kidding me!!!! And no one thinks that won’t backfire????? Americans do not, do not, like being told what to do, and they like to pick their own presidents, not have a candidate annoint himself. That is as bad as his own seal.

  49. Lin67, the infomercial was mostly a laundry list of things he has said a million times during the campaign. They had little snippets of four families but frankly their screen time was brief and looked to me to be just an attempt to make the show look more personal. They were just a “frame” for the laundry list.

    I can’t see this changing anyones mind. In my opinion, lthough the ad might be unprecedented, there was nothing new in it or even anything to keep your attention as everything was just a rehash. Overall, I think it was boring, and actually a little depressing in tone….

  50. AmericanGal, O is depressing.

    Admin, I spoke too quickly, and the imbed finally came up on my screen.

    It was interesting.

  51. Hello, Comrades,
    I love the play by play. O’reilly said tonight that OBiden had nothing new to say, so I had wondered just what in the world he might invent at the last moment. I don’t guess he mentioned Khaldi, and how he is not an advisor to his campaign.
    I don’t think I could stomach the big MO. If BO has such a good memory,why the exclusive use of the teleprompter and all the fumbles when he ad libs.

    I am also glad to know that this wasted money won’t bring the undecideds home to roost. I really can not believe that there are any undecided voters now….just undeclared like Donna Brazille used to be when she was for Obama and supposedly for Hillary at the same time….remember.

    Also, my son and I voted early today here in FL to counter my next door neighbor’s and husband’s absentee votes for nObama. They each cited that they had lost a looooot of money and that Bush was the reason [Republicans] and that they lump all the Republicans together…..even after my husband heard every word I had to say about nObama and all his associations and that our country will end on Nov 5th should he get the Presidential seat.

    Thanks, again.

  52. NewMexicoFan Says:

    October 29th, 2008 at 9:05 pm
    birdgal

    You better watch it,you are not suppose to touch The One’s wife.

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    I don’t care. I am so angry about the Palin and Cindy McCain bashing, that I could scream.

  53. pm317 Says:

    October 29th, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    Palin on LATimes and THE tape.
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    “Excellence in kowtowing.” That could be true of most of the media, written and broadcast.

  54. Idunn,

    sounds like your doggie needs emergency pupscology or a therapists couch at the very least.

    I would also sit her down and explain the obstacles to inter-special pairings, especially canine vs assinine. :wmk:

  55. I don’t know if this means anything, but here is an interesting anecdotal poll:

    My sister is a teacher at a local Catholic elementary school and one of the 1st grade teachers had a mock election today. Obama won with 10 votes, McCain had 7.

    I don’t know if the teacher voted with the kids–my sister has told me the majority are for Obama at her school. If we take out one vote for the teacher that is only a 2 point spread. And this in Minnesota where a poll had Obama leading by double digits at one time.

    Note: the city I am in is a college town. We have lots of educators and the rest of the population is college students and blue collar workers. We tend to be a Democrat town. Signs are roughly 50/50 Obama McCain.

  56. neetabug Says:

    October 29th, 2008 at 9:22 pm
    My girlfriend sent me that video with my name as why O lost

    ——————————————————

    Congratulations for being the one vote that put him under. 👿

  57. confloyd

    You have until the 31st at 5:00 to vote early and can find your polling place here:

    voterinfo.sos.state.tx.us/voterws/viw/faces/SearchSelectionPolling.jsp

  58. Can this be correct? or disregard this as usual media hype? Anyone?

    ——————
    Analysis: Obama on his way toward landslide election victory
    – By LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer Liz Sidoti, Associated Press Writer – 12 mins ago

    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama has pulled ahead in enough states to win the 270 electoral votes he needs to gain the White House — and with states to spare — according to an Associated Press analysis that shows he is now moving beyond typical Democratic territory to challenge John McCain on historically GOP turf.

    Even if McCain sweeps the six states that are too close to call, he still seemingly won’t have enough votes to prevail, according to the analysis, which is based on polls, the candidates’ TV spending patterns and interviews with Democratic and Republican strategists. McCain does have a path to victory but it’s a steep climb: He needs a sudden shift in voter sentiment that gives him all six toss-up states plus one or two others that now lean toward Obama.

    Obama has 23 states and the District of Columbia, offering 286 votes, in his column or leaning his way, while Republican McCain has 21 states with 163 votes. A half dozen offering 89 votes — Florida, Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Nevada and Ohio — remain up for grabs. President Bush won all six in 2004, and they are where the race is primarily being contested in the homestretch.

    Though sounding confident, Obama is still campaigning hard. “Don’t believe for a second this election is over,” he tells backers. “We have to work like our future depends on it in this last week, because it does.”

    The underdog McCain is pressing supporters to fight on: “Nothing is inevitable here. We never give up. And we never quit.”

    Less than a week before Election Day, the AP analysis isn’t meant to be predictive but rather provides a late snapshot of a race that’s been volatile all year.

    It’s still possible McCain can pull off an upset. Some public and private polling shows the race tightening nationally. And, roughly one fourth of voters in a recent AP-GfK poll were undecided or said they still could change their minds. It’s also still unclear how racial feelings will affect the results in voting that could give the country its first black president.

    Last month, in a similar analysis, Obama had an edge over McCain but hadn’t laid claim to enough states to cross the 270-vote threshold.

    Since then, the economic crisis has reshaped the race, and the public’s call for change has grown louder. Obama has strengthened his grip in the contest by using his significant financial advantage to lock up most states that Democrat John Kerry won four years ago, even as he makes inroads into traditionally GOP turf that McCain cannot afford to lose.

    Obama now has several possible routes to victory, while McCain is scrambling to defend states where he shouldn’t even have to campaign in the final days.

    In new AP-GfK battleground polling, Obama has a solid lead in typically Republican Colorado, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia. He and McCain are even in two other usually GOP states: Florida and North Carolina. Obama also is comfortably ahead in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. The series of polls showed Obama is winning among early voters, is favored on most issues, benefits from the country’s sour mood and is widely viewed as the likely victor by voters in these states.

    McCain’s senior advisers acknowledge his steep hurdles and no-room-for-error strategy. However, they insist that internal polling shows the race getting closer. They hope the gains trickle down to competitive Bush-won states in the coming days and help the Arizona senator eke out a victory in Kerry-won Pennsylvania. McCain is keeping up his attacks against Obama as a tax-and-spend liberal; his strategists contend that’s moving poll numbers.

    “This campaign is functionally tied across the battleground states with our numbers improving sharply,” said Bill McInturff, McCain’s lead pollster in a strategy memo. “All signs say we are headed to an election that may easily be too close to call by next Tuesday.”

    Democrats privately acknowledge the race is narrowing, though they say they aren’t concerned. Obama’s top aides hope not just for a win but a sweeping victory that would reshapes the political landscape.

    “Strategically we tried to have as wide of a map as possible,” to have many routes to reaching the magic number of 270 on Election Day, David Plouffe, Obama’s campaign manager, told reporters this week. “We think we’ve been able to create that dynamic and have a lot of competitive states in play.”

    Indeed, Obama has used his financial heft and organizational prowess, a remnant of the long Democratic primary that was fought out in every corner of the nation, to compete in states the party has ignored in previous elections because of their histories of voting Republican. McCain has lagged in both money and manpower.

    As a result, the GOP’s hold on states usually considered safe has shrunk, and the election’s final week is being played out largely in states that Bush won and that are toss-ups in a political climate that greatly favors Democrats.

    They include the traditional GOP bastions of Indiana and North Carolina, as well as perennial battlegrounds of Missouri and Nevada. Also on the list are the crown jewels of Florida and Ohio, which were crucial in deciding the last two presidential elections. McCain could sweep all six and still lose the White House.

    Obama has every state that Kerry won four years ago seemingly in the bag or leaning his way, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and New Hampshire — four states with 41 votes that McCain and his allies aggressively fought for before pulling back this month when they became out of reach. McCain still hopes to win one of Maine’s electoral votes, which are allotted by congressional district.

    Among Kerry’s states from 2004, only Pennsylvania, which hasn’t voted for a Republican since 1988, remains realistically in McCain’s sights. Public polls show Obama leading by double-digits, though McCain aides say it’s much closer. McCain hopes that working-class white voters who haven’t fully warmed to Obama will vote Republican. Some aides say a Pennsylvania victory, with 21 votes, could be what allows McCain to win the White House, provided he can thwart Obama in Bush-held states.

    Over the past month, Obama has strengthened his standing in four of those offering a combined 34 votes.

    He has comfortable leads in Iowa and New Mexico polls. Long considered toss-ups, Colorado and Virginia have started tilting more toward Obama. McCain is still advertising heavily in the four and has visited all in recent days. His advisers say their polling shows the race tighter than it seems.

    West Virginia and Montana both emerged as GOP trouble spots after Obama started advertising in them; the Republican National Committee was forced to go on the air this week to defend them.

    Earlier in the year, Obama had put millions of dollars into Georgia and North Dakota only to pull out when McCain ended up maintaining an edge. But, as the race closes, there are indications Obama could win them, too. Obama also could pick up a single vote in Nebraska, which awards votes based on congressional districts.

    There are even signs that the race in McCain’s home state of Arizona — which would be a battleground if he didn’t live there — is narrowing. Public polls show McCain with a single-digit lead, even though Obama hasn’t targeted the state.

  59. This should have been done long ago (about the time we wrote on the issue back in April 2007) – the Chicken Button:

  60. You know, maybe we already have the answers we need without having to see the infamous tape that the L.A. Times is in possession of.

    I would think that if I were present at a dinner/meeting with someone who spouted anti-semitic/hateful comments about Israel, that I would take a firm stand and walk out as soon as those words were spoken.

    Did Obama walk out? No! Therefore he is guilty at the very least of condoning those remarks! Enough said!

  61. If McCain pulls this out, I would get the greatest pleasure out of watching the faces of the Obamabots on CNN, MSNBC, and yes, FOX. Can you imagine Tweety and KO? But they won’t be working on election night. What about Cooper, Brown, Powers, Blizter, Maddow, etc. It would be so sweet. I will probably watch C-Span, so I can avoid the obnoxious commentary. I can dream about it. 👿

  62. Do you think its possible that all this lying done by the networks that Obama is winning hands down, is another way to have the people think he really won, when they actually hacked the voting computers, Diabold, owner George Soros. to steal the election. If everyone in the country believes he was this far ahead, who would believe he really lost???

    Rjk1957, thanks, I will have time early on Friday to vote!

  63. Obama’s prime-time ad skips over budget realities

    By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.

    Obama’s assertion that “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond” the expense of his promises is accepted only by his partisans. His vow to save money by “eliminating programs that don’t work” masks his failure throughout the campaign to specify what those programs are — beyond the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

    A sampling of what voters heard in the ad, and what he didn’t tell them:

    THE SPIN: “That’s why my health care plan includes improving information technology, requires coverage for preventive care and pre-existing conditions and lowers health care costs for the typical family by $2,500 a year.”

    THE FACTS: His plan does not lower premiums by $2,500, or any set amount. Obama hopes that by spending $50 billion over five years on electronic medical records and by improving access to proven disease management programs, among other steps, consumers will end up saving money. He uses an optimistic analysis to suggest cost reductions in national health care spending could amount to the equivalent of $2,500 for a family of four. Many economists are skeptical those savings can be achieved, but even if they are, it’s not a certainty that every dollar would be passed on to consumers in the form of lower premiums.

    ___

    THE SPIN: “I also believe every American has a right to affordable health care.”

    THE FACTS: That belief should not be confused with a guarantee of health coverage for all. He makes no such promise. Obama hinted as much in the ad when he said about the problem of the uninsured: “I want to start doing something about it.” He would mandate coverage for children but not adults. His program is aimed at making insurance more affordable by offering the choice of government-subsidized coverage similar to that in a plan for federal employees and other steps, including requiring larger employers to share costs of insuring workers.

    ___

    THE SPIN: “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond their cost.”

    THE FACTS: Independent analysts say both Obama and Republican John McCain would deepen the deficit. The nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates Obama’s policy proposals would add a net $428 billion to the deficit over four years — and that analysis accepts the savings he claims from spending cuts. The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, whose other findings have been quoted approvingly by the Obama campaign, says: “Both John McCain and Barack Obama have proposed tax plans that would substantially increase the national debt over the next 10 years.” The analysis goes on to say: “Neither candidate’s plan would significantly increase economic growth unless offset by spending cuts or tax increases that the campaigns have not specified.”

    ___

    THE SPIN: “Here’s what I’ll do. Cut taxes for every working family making less than $200,000 a year. Give businesses a tax credit for every new employee that they hire right here in the U.S. over the next two years and eliminate tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas. Help homeowners who are making a good faith effort to pay their mortgages, by freezing foreclosures for 90 days. And just like after 9-11, we’ll provide low-cost loans to help small businesses pay their workers and keep their doors open. ”

    THE FACTS: His proposals — the tax cuts, the low-cost loans, the $15 billion a year he promises for alternative energy, and more — cost money, and the country could be facing a record $1 trillion deficit next year. Indeed, Obama recently acknowledged — although not in his commercial — that: “The next president will have to scale back his agenda and some of his proposals.”

    news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081030/ap_on_el_ge/fact_check_obama_ad

  64. I still can’t believe the republicans did not use everything they knew about Obama! I would have thought by now the republicans would have been in full swing to serve the knock out blow to Obama! WHY!! I figure the will start the day he takes office and make him ineffectual and replace him with Palin in 2012!

  65. I think republicans are just as tired of Bush as the rest of the country. So, Obama is having a free ride into the white house. It sends me shudders down my spine to think of him as the next President of USA. What a joke! This is what our country has come down to. Sad indeed!! Imagine had Hillary been the nominee – what could have been! What an opportunity lost.

  66. As if the news isn’t bad enough, we have to turn on the channel and see for me, my beloved Bill…and Hill…telling us…almost pleading with us…to vote for obama…i cannot take it…

    I have never turned the channel on Bill ever…but I had to…I cannot stand to listen to this…

    I hope Bill and Hill know what they are doing…

  67. S, I know what you mean, I got an email today from Hillary asking for money for DNC, I almost laughed had it not been sooo SAD. I dare them make her ask for money for them. The DNC is not other candidates, they are the ones that perpetuated the theiving of the primary. I personally, do not know how she can ask for money for them! I really still believe that got her under threat or worse are blackmailing her!

  68. Confloyd: no dims are getting money from me, right now. I did make a small contribution to McCain, to help ease some my frustration and anger.

  69. http://cbs2.com/local/Sarah.Palin.Effigy.2.852046.html

    An effigy of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has been taken down from a West Hollywood home, after the homeowner discussed the situation with the city’s mayor.

    The mannequin hanging by a noose was part of a larger Halloween display that included an effigy of John McCain coming out of the chimney surrounded by fake flames. The display has drawn national attention and a visit from the Secret Service, which decided there was no threat.

    Earlier in the afternoon, neighbors covered up the Palin mannequin with sheets, in what was described as a friendly protest.

    Later a handful of protesters were joined by an SUV with an effigy labeled “Chad,” after the display’s creator, Chad Morrisette.

    Local politicians and city officials, including Supervisor Mike Antonovich, called the images offensive and urged their removal.

    Creator Chad Morrissette decided to remove the figures after discussing the situation with West Hollywood Mayor Jeffrey Prang, Los Angeles County sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

    “My understanding is that the mayor had a long talk with the man and convinced him to bring it down. The homeowner began to realize what they had done caused a little more of a reaction than they had hoped for,” Whitmore said.

    Just earlier Wednesday, the homeowners still maintained it was a harmless Halloween work of art and vowed the effigy would stay up “until Saturday.”

    Whitmore says the rest of the scene — with John McCain popping out of the chimney surrounded by fake flames — is still on display.

  70. S and birdgal, I was just over at hcsfjm and there is a protest at the LA times in the morning. They are protesting the bias reporting and the holding on to a tape of Obama talking about Israel. Have you all heard about this??

  71. Secret,

    I didn’t know you were asking about the election results! I have found the neatest site… The Green Papers.com BUT…..

    Google the following exactly to get the Nov 4 results: 2008 Poll Closing Times Electoral College Chronologically

    Pick the first one because you can then choose GE alphabetical, GE Chronological or Electoral Chronological, plus senatorial, congressional, gubenatorial, etc. at the bottom.

    It really is cool. I like Electoral Chronological the best for sifting thru the networks “calling” the races.

  72. Idunn

    I thought the half hour film itself was $3 million, the big networks were close to $1 million each, and the 3 or 4 remaing were 1/2 mill each. Thats a lotta money as an Illinois senator pointed out 4 decades ago.

  73. confloyd Says:
    October 29th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    I still can’t believe the republicans did not use everything they knew about Obama! I would have thought by now the republicans would have been in full swing to serve the knock out blow to Obama! WHY!!

    *****
    I’m almost waxing nostalgic as this election (finally!) is coming to a close, but in retrospect, I think like the Clinton campaign, the Republicans did not find an effective way to fight 90% of the media that was in the tank for BO. The media created a teflon wall around The One and so anything either campaign threw at him would be suppressed or minimized. I can’t blame this part on the Republicans – I can’t imagine any way to have fought this, unless the right owned 50% of the broadcast media.

    I’m so glad this election is coming to a close – it has been like…well, constipation. eew.

  74. O said he would tell us what he thinks and what he would do? Starting when? On what topics? Won’t that be a tad late?

    I find the ‘lynching of Sarah’ display to be so far beyond the pale, I can’t even describe my disgust.

  75. is the press trying to redeem themselves 6 days before the election? WTF? too little too late becomes their strategy for BO now?

    Obama’s prime-time ad skips over budget realities
    Oct 29 09:47 PM US/Eastern
    By CALVIN WOODWARD
    Associated Press Writer
    10 Comments
    WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.

    Obama’s assertion that “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond” the expense of his promises is accepted only by his partisans. His vow to save money by “eliminating programs that don’t work” masks his failure throughout the campaign to specify what those programs are—beyond the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

    A sampling of what voters heard in the ad, and what he didn’t tell them:

    THE SPIN: “That’s why my health care plan includes improving information technology, requires coverage for preventive care and pre-existing conditions and lowers health care costs for the typical family by $2,500 a year.”

    THE FACTS: His plan does not lower premiums by $2,500, or any set amount. Obama hopes that by spending $50 billion over five years on electronic medical records and by improving access to proven disease management programs, among other steps, consumers will end up saving money. He uses an optimistic analysis to suggest cost reductions in national health care spending could amount to the equivalent of $2,500 for a family of four. Many economists are skeptical those savings can be achieved, but even if they are, it’s not a certainty that every dollar would be passed on to consumers in the form of lower premiums. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D944H6EO0&show_article=1

  76. Hasn’t anyone noticed that we threw out a lot of Republicans in 2006 and since then, how’s it been going? Economy-wise, for instance.

  77. Whoo-hoo for the Phillies! It was so cool. I was watching another program and switched over to the game at the top of the 9th with 2 outs. I got to see the last out!

    I didn’t really have a favorite in the playoffs this year until…a few weeks ago (October 11th, I think) I watched the Colbert Report and his guest was the fellow that has the website Five-thirty-eight. I could see this guy was a bot from the start. Anyway, he said that he was great at analyzing polls and statistics, and BO had an 89% chance of being the victor in the election. Oh, and he also predicted that, statistically, Tampa Bay would win the World Series. Uh-huh.

    I think that AP article posted upthread about BO winning in a landslide is the same propaganda BM has been throwing at us for the last month. Big money wants BO like it wanted Bush–a lapdog for its interests alone. I don’t know how the election is going to turn out but I won’t be surprised, at all, if McPalin wins. And I know how I am going to vote and no amount of money or propaganda is going to change that.

    Anyway, polling this year is pure junk science; I try to tune it out.

  78. There was a poster over at no quarter saying that our future “dear leader”, has taken a bribe and that Axelrove has been suppressing and is scared its going to come out before the end of the election. Lets hope this comes out, apparently it is still punishable!

  79. I hear the infomercial was a big flop, has anyone seen it?? Hopefully this tape will come out that the times is holding on to sometime soooon!!

  80. So now suddenly last night Obama said his tax cuts were now for people making under 200,000, hey where’d the other 50,000 go. Biden said 2 days ago, 150,000 dollars, what is this multiple choice?

  81. Admin,

    Good on ya! A reminder jab just in time to help us keep our heads on straight,

    It ain’t over til it’s over, kiddos….

  82. The MSM has been scathing about the infomercial, methinks they see signs and know something that Bambi may have lost this and its full speed 180 degrees.

  83. What I mean is once Obama has the people he needs in the right places he will declare himself President for life and tax the hell out of all of us.

  84. Also, don’t forget…the last time the Philly’s won the big kielbasa, the people of America elected a Republican President!

  85. dennis miller was on o’reilly last night…and i don’t really care for miller anymore since he has been so vicious to the clintons…but last night he said something i really agreed with…

    he and o’reilly were talking about the palin mannequin hanging by a rope in west hollywood and they were saying that on halloween they were going to go to that house…

    and then dennis said something like

    ‘you know, this could have been an important time for obama to show real leadership and take the high road and make a statement about that hanging of Palin…he could have said something like that represents a terrible time in our history and there is no place for it towards anyone in today’s politics or humor’…especially since there was reportedly an Obama sign in the yard also…

    …saying something like that would have shown some real character for Obama and was almost a perfect setup for him…but no,

    what dennis said made so much sense but of course that would not even enter in obama’s head because he is too concerned with himself to reflect on others…or to take the high road…

    …the other thing that dennis said was something I, and probably many of us have been thinking about, and that was how ‘creepy’ the whole obama thing is becoming…the savaging of joe the plumber, the shutting down access to the tv station because of tough questions, the monopolizing of the airwaves just because he has an extra $5 MILLION to blow on himself…(not to mention pummeling Palin for her wardrobe and this guy spends other ‘questionable’ people’s money like it is water)

    creepy…that is the word…it is all kind of creepy…the thought of four years is really tough to take

  86. Well we did say this would be a yawner and by god it seems people switched off in droves.

    Barack Obama shows dull side on infomercial

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/politics/2008/view/2008_10_30_Barack_Obama_hits_the_tube_with_closer__special/srvc=home&position=1

    “Night Rider” – one of the TV shows that got bumped to make way for Barack Obama’s infomercial – was looking pretty good last night about six minutes into the candidate’s last-minute pitch.

    The Democratic contender had better be elected president, because he wouldn’t make a great late-night infomercial pitchman.

    His 30-minute TV special was aimed at the middle class and depicted a few Americans struggling with finances and health care that left you with a feeling of depression rather than hope.

  87. corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjMzOWEzMGExNjAzMjQzMDA0MTVjYmM4ZTQyODc1ZGI=

    The Barack Obama Lack-Of-Variety Show [Mark Steyn]

    For what it’s worth, I don’t think the night worked for him. The last time anyone did this — Ross Perot — it was so weird a world unto itself (strange-looking guy with pie charts) that, beached between Cybill and Murphy Brown (or whatever it was back then), it had a kind of integrity and distinctiveness. This time round, The O Show followed by the Phillies followed by Jon Stewart cumulatively undermined the candidate.

    For a start, the show itself was slick only in a drearily generic way. The waving wheat and music made it seem like a standard campaign commercial, only longer — “It’s Morning, Noon And Night In America,” which is a big enough problem thanks to the media’s Obama cultists without the candidate himself piling on. As for the King Barack Meets [Insert Name Of Downtrodden Subject Here] stuff, aside from the fact that I don’t recognize the hellhole this country apparently is, there’s something faintly ridiculous in doing it in the middle of the Phillies winning the World Series. Maybe on Super Bowl Sunday, instead of Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunctioning, Obama could come out and interview people about how our entire rotten society is malfunctioning. And then The Daily Show kibbitzing stepped all over the infomercial even more.

    This is an amazing race. The incumbent president has approval ratings somewhere between Robert Mugabe and the ebola virus. The economy is supposedly on the brink of global Armageddon. McCain has only $80 million to spend, while Obama’s burning through $600 mil as fast as he can, and he doesn’t really need to spend a dime given the wall-to-wall media adoration. And tonight Chris Matthews’ doctors announced that his leg tingle has metastasized leaving his entire body like a vibrating cellphone whose ringtone is locked on “I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love, I’m In Love With A Wonderful Guy.”

    And yet an old cranky broke loser is within two or three points of the King of the World. Strange.

  88. apnews.myway.com/article/20081030/D944GOGG0.html

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.

    Obama’s assertion that “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond” the expense of his promises is accepted only by his partisans. His vow to save money by “eliminating programs that don’t work” masks his failure throughout the campaign to specify what those programs are – beyond the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

    A sampling of what voters heard in the ad, and what he didn’t tell them:

    THE SPIN: “That’s why my health care plan includes improving information technology, requires coverage for preventive care and pre-existing conditions and lowers health care costs for the typical family by $2,500 a year.”

    THE FACTS: His plan does not lower premiums by $2,500, or any set amount. Obama hopes that by spending $50 billion over five years on electronic medical records and by improving access to proven disease management programs, among other steps, consumers will end up saving money. He uses an optimistic analysis to suggest cost reductions in national health care spending could amount to the equivalent of $2,500 for a family of four. Many economists are skeptical those savings can be achieved, but even if they are, it’s not a certainty that every dollar would be passed on to consumers in the form of lower premiums.

  89. The Messiah sure knows how to handle money.Easy come easy go.It is no wonder that the MSM supports this phony economist.They truly have a gravy train that keeps giving and giving.This Hustler has moved up the political ladder without lifting a finger or earning a dime of his own.He has been a hot Oreo since his relatives sent him off to the best schools,best Dorms,best of everything in order to get him out of their lives as they did his mother.He is a slap in the face for many students that work long hours and several jobs in order to relieve the economic drain on their parents.This guy does not know the meaning of Work Your Way,yet he professes to feel your economic and work burdened pressures.Has he ever had a job,and washed a car,flipped burgers,waited tables,delivered Pizzas,pumped gas,shoveled snow ,mowed a lawn,sold christmas trees,mined coal,worked in steel,dug graves and picked up trash and gave four years to the military to fight against the very things you see as your future vision of America.
    Obama you hope to be the second coming of JFK and it is not going to happen.You may have a craving for young blond journalists and advisers as well as campaign groupies but your still a los
    er and a family and political Leech.No friends,no records,no accomplishments,no loyalties except to the money boys that keep you afloat and ready to carry out their dangerous agenda of destroying America.As a matter of fact can some one check his Record if any for SS payroll deductions at any job that he has ever held.Next Tues.4th of Nov.,is the day to stop him in his tracks and save our democracy.I will vote for JM and continue to fight for Hillary Clinton.
    “IT COULD HAVE BEEN BUT WILL SOON BE HILLARY CLINTON”

  90. Blue State 13% “undecided” could derail Barack Obama

    http://www.collinsreport.net/

    Yesterday’s IBD/TIPPs poll reported an overall 9.2% “undecided.” This is a very high number at this point in any election cycle and should be worrisome for Barack Obama.

    But far worse is the reported 13% undecided in the very blue Northeast. If this number is right that’s Halloween scary and could spell defeat for Obama. If he can’t shake his “Undecided problem” in the deeply blue Northeast where Obama should have things wrapped up, he is in trouble. The Northeast is supposed to be Obamaland.

    IBD/TIPPs shows John McCain up 53/40 with just 7% undecided in the red Republican South where saying you are voting McCain presents no problem.

    A 13% undecided in the Northeast begs pollsters to ask new questions.

  91. Blue State 13% “undecided” could derail Barack Obama

    Yesterday’s IBD/TIPPs poll reported an overall 9.2% “undecided.” This is a very high number at this point in any election cycle and should be worrisome for Barack Obama.

    But far worse is the reported 13% undecided in the very blue Northeast. If this number is right that’s Halloween scary and could spell defeat for Obama. If he can’t shake his “Undecided problem” in the deeply blue Northeast where Obama should have things wrapped up, he is in trouble. The Northeast is supposed to be Obamaland.

    IBD/TIPPs shows John McCain up 53/40 with just 7% undecided in the red Republican South where saying you are voting McCain presents no problem.

    A 13% undecided in the Northeast begs pollsters to ask new questions.

  92. Morris: “There are no more “undecideds”

    More on last night’s Dick Morris on O’Reilly —

    Yes, Morris is annoying and loves to talk. But he has a very good record of predicting results in the last week of an election cycle. He made the point that there are no undecided Obama voters; Obama has 98% of the black vote sewn up and all the white voters who will vote for him have said so. He maintainedn that the 9% “undecided” vote will go to McCain. They are “undecided” only because they want to vote Dem but just don’t trust Obama or are afraid to be called “racists!” by pollers and acquaintances.

  93. Admin, Thank you for the Electorial Collage Stat on Kerry and Bush on 1 Nov 04.

    That couplied with the larger than usually undecideds makes this election un predictable.

    Writing something, polling something, predicting something, does not make it so.

    Voting on 4 November makes it so.

  94. Admin, you are a big tease! Here I was, so excited to see Moveon call out Big Pink by name , only to discover you can stick any old name in that video. 🙁

    I’m still going to continue to believe Moveon hates us, though. Because THAT rocks my little world.

  95. My dander is up and rising to new heights and I must make another get it off my chest statement to the annointed one.I am proud to be 90 and I sustained my family and myself quite comfortably.I did it the hard way young un’.Lived through the great depression and many more lesser ones until you came out of nowhere and helped this present one.I never ever thought that my country owed me anything but protection against power seekers like you.No welfare,no unemployment comp,no stimulus but free air and services that our taxes paid for.You have no idea how it feels to love your country and carry some of the load in peace time and at war.You have no country Obama You bundle up your constant BS and send it out over your MSM pack of dogs networks and then then throw in our hard earned tax money to Acorn to insure that the fraudulent votes will close the deal.Yes your time has come and it will be our way to your highway to/Where did you say you were from Obama?????

    By ABM90 This blog is for you. Talking Eagle

  96. The promise by O of reducing health care cost by $,2,500 is a fantasy. The Department of Defense has been trying to implement a standardized travel system for over 10 years. That is a small area, and mass implementation has been fought all the way. When people talk of standardizing the accounting system, all hexx breaks lose.

    So, explain to me how we are going to place all the medical records into electronic form in four years, and update the whole system, so that the CEOs of any of the medical places will see fit to drop those saving to me by the amount of $2,500.

    OBAMA LACKS EXPERIENCE IF HE THINKS THAT.

    Also, you don’t promise stuff to people or kids that you cannot deliver.

    Of Course in 4 years the media would either ignore that or say he has somehow done that.

    People have a lot easier time living with reality, than with false promises.

  97. ABM: Thank you for your insight and wisdom filled postings. I thoroughly enjoy them.

    Admin: Thank you for the 2004 electoral college estimate.

    RJK: I think Morning Joe is a PUMA.

  98. NewMexicoFan Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 10:05 am
    ———————————————————–

    In the long run electronic medical records and other disease prevention models may reduce the cost of health care, but I don’t believe that those savings will be passed on to the patients. The benefits may decrease some of the rising costs, such as premiums, but there are so many other extraneous costs associated with healh care. Some of these include: infrastructure, salaries, drugs (the number 1), uninsured people, equipment, etc. People will not see a reduction, unless it is in the form of a tax credit.

  99. Everyone can see through this fraud.

    canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/5923
    The Obama Commercial

    canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/5910
    Brother Barack: Why Not “Spread the Wealth” Among Family?

    canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/5909
    Not Your Grandfather’s Democrats!

    canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/5907
    The Jury is Still Out on Obama’s Closing Argument

  100. Ha Ha Ha. Feel better now ABM90?

    Lordy you can produce a good rant…good enough to help the rest of purge some spleen as well.

    Thank you.

    Whatever you had for breakfast, I want some. 😀

  101. NewMexicoFan Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Right We have lost faith in our MSM they have no credibility. But as one of the above links that I post they touch on the MSM but that is a great point about our grandfathers democrats looking at the DNC now It makes you think besides the Clintons how you could have stayd a democrat for so long they really touch on some great points that make you think.

  102. Obama and the Politics of Crowds
    The masses greeting the candidate on the trail are a sign of great unease.

    There is something odd — and dare I say novel — in American politics about the crowds that have been greeting Barack Obama on his campaign trail. Hitherto, crowds have not been a prominent feature of American politics. We associate them with the temper of Third World societies. We think of places like Argentina and Egypt and Iran, of multitudes brought together by their zeal for a Peron or a Nasser or a Khomeini. In these kinds of societies, the crowd comes forth to affirm its faith in a redeemer: a man who would set the world right.

    online.wsj.com/article/SB122533157015082889.html

  103. DancesWithPumas 10.30.08 at 11:08 am

    WARNING:

    WARNING:

    PREVENTIVE: DO NOT CLICK ON LINKS TOTHE API SITE
    Several Puma Pac Pumas have reported computer disabling viruses and trojans after visiting the API site.
    If you believe your computer has been attacked by the viruses/trojan:

    From Pumapac

  104. here;s another review LOL
    newsbusters.com

    MRC’s Motley On the Obama Infomercial
    By NB Staff | October 30, 2008 – 11:23

    “I hear that they were originally going to do an hour of just glowing media clips from major talking heads, but they couldn’t pare it down to a half hour,” MRC Director of Communications Seton Motley quipped to Fox News Channel’s Steve Doocy about Sen. Barack Obama’s Oct. 29 half hour-long paid advertisement that ran on NBC, CBS, and Fox network stations.

    “I didn’t see anything new that really needed to be told last night…. To see if it’s effective, let’s see what the ‘Pushing Daisies’ ratings were,” Motley added, referring to the program in the 8 p.m. Wednesday time slot on ABC, the one broadcast network which didn’t carry the Obama informercial.
    [Recommend story on Digg.com]

  105. That is the site that claimed to have an audio recording of Michelle Obama where she made a phone call about thier coverage of her husbad since they are supposed to be and african site or whatever but she supposedly called them to bless them out because they were supposed to be for the black man and black people and thier agendas only and where she admittedly claimed Barack was adopted by his indonesian step father like so what. They claimed they were in neogations with a major network to release the taped phone call after about 3 weeks some peeps beleive Nobama or his cohorts were behind the whole thing.

    I never trusted the site first they were infighting with thier attorneys then which network should they give it to and so on and so on. They now claim it should break some time this weekend or today.

    Whatever.

    Now thier site is accused of making peeps comps act up.
    Wll post the conversation if I have it. Not the link to the website.

  106. canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/5576
    According to Michelle Obama, the fix is already in
    By Judi McLeod Wednesday, October 15, 2008

    Like editors the world over used to admonish reporters at deadline: “Your lead is buried down copy”, the lead in African Press International’s (API’s) “Mrs. Obama decides enough is enough” comes well down copy:
    “My husband and I know that there is no law that will stop him from becoming the president, just because some American white racists are bringing up the issue of my husband’s adoption by his step father.” (Emphasis added).

  107. newsbusters.org/blogs/soren-dayton/2008/10/29/ap-reporter-married-democratic-operative-doesnt-report-sources-are-oba
    AP Reporter Married to Democratic Operative Doesn’t Report that Sources are Obama Donors

  108. I see on Yahoo News and also hear it in passing from TV, a think last night that the McCain camp is going to use Palin as the scapegoat if they lose. WTH!!!!! Disgusting!!

    Apparently some of them was happy with McCain’s choice and trying to sabotage it.

  109. I see on Yahoo News and also hear it in passing from TV, a think last night that the McCain camp is going to use Palin as the scapegoat if they lose. WTH!!!!! Disgusting!!

    Apparently some of them wasn’t happy with McCain’s choice and trying to sabotage it. Any comments?

  110. Obama’s Redistribution Tax Increase Now To Hit Top 20%, $84,000 – $100,000 Earners!

    http://tinyurl.com/5hwebe

    For months I have wondered how Senator Obama’s tax increases would affect those families who filed joint returns. Would the tax increase actually amount to an increase on families earning $400,000 – 500,000 per year or would the inverse occur in which joint filers would see an increase in taxes at a joint income of $200,000 – $250,000 annually. Last night, Senator Obama put that question to rest when he announced to the nation that “families earning over $250,000 per year would see a tax increase”.

    “FAMILIES”! Not Individuals!

    So now it appears that Senator Obama is not longer targeting the top 1% of taxpayers, but rather the top 10% of taxpayers. That 10% that makes over $125,000 per year; That 10% that currently pays an astounding 60% of all US Income Taxes according to IRS records.

  111. Obama’s Redistribution Tax Increase Now To Hit Top 20%, $84,000 – $100,000 Earners!

    tinyurl.com/5hwebe

    For months I have wondered how Senator Obama’s tax increases would affect those families who filed joint returns. Would the tax increase actually amount to an increase on families earning $400,000 – 500,000 per year or would the inverse occur in which joint filers would see an increase in taxes at a joint income of $200,000 – $250,000 annually. Last night, Senator Obama put that question to rest when he announced to the nation that “families earning over $250,000 per year would see a tax increase”.

    “FAMILIES”! Not Individuals!

    So now it appears that Senator Obama is not longer targeting the top 1% of taxpayers, but rather the top 10% of taxpayers. That 10% that makes over $125,000 per year; That 10% that currently pays an astounding 60% of all US Income Taxes according to IRS records.

  112. I am F***NG angry and don’t F**NG understand why Americans are not waking up…

    It looks like Americans are getting fooled by this F***G socialist……This is F***NG OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!!I can not believe this is happening to this country!!!!!!!

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  113. Don’t Let the Polls Affect Your Vote
    They were wrong in 2000 and 2004.
    By KARL ROVE

    online.wsj.com/article/SB122533149619882883.html

    There has been an explosion of polls this presidential election. Through yesterday, there have been 728 national polls with head-to-head matchups of the candidates, 215 in October alone. In 2004, there were just 239 matchup polls, with 67 of those in October. At this rate, there may be almost as many national polls in October of 2008 as there were during the entire year in 2004.

    Some polls are sponsored by reputable news organizations, others by publicity-eager universities or polling firms on the make. None have the scientific precision we imagine.

    SNIP

    On Monday, there were seven nationwide polls, with the candidates as close as three points in the Investors Business Daily/TIPP poll and as far apart as 10 points in Gallup’s “expanded” model. On Tuesday, the Gallup “traditional” model poll had the candidates separated by two points and the Pew poll had them separated by 15. On Wednesday, Battleground, Rasmussen and Gallup “traditional” model polls had the candidates separated by three points while Diageo/Hotline and Gallup “expanded” model polls had the spread at seven points.

    Polls can reveal underlying or emerging trends and help campaigns decide where to focus. The danger is that commentators use them to declare a race over before the votes are in. This can demoralize the underdog’s supporters, depressing turnout. I know that from experience.

    SNIP

    But the question that matters is the margin. If Mr. McCain is down by 3%, his task is doable, if difficult. If he’s down by 9%, his task is essentially impossible. In truth, however, no one knows for sure what kind of polling deficit is insurmountable or even which poll is correct. All of us should act with the proper understanding that nothing is yet decided.

    As for me, I’ve already cast my absentee ballot in Kerr County, Texas — joyfully, enthusiastically marking the straight Republican column. I would like to have joined the line Tuesday outside the polling place in Ingram, where I’ve been registered the past few years. But I will be in New York, part of the vast horde analyzing exit polls, dissecting returns, and pontificating on consequences. I’ll thoroughly enjoy myself that night, and probably feel guilty the next morning. But this year’s 728 national polls and the thousands of state polls made me do it.

  114. independent2008 – that sounds like the typical yahoo propaganda.

    CHECK THIS OUT:

    Did Obama Take Campaign Donations From Foreign Governments?

    Its like the old saying, “another day, another Obama revelation” This one from Newsmax. They hired a private investigation firm headed by a former CIA investigator Frederick W. Rustmann Jr. and a team of international forensic accounting experts to comb through Obama’s donor list to identify those who apparently aren’t U.S. citizens or residents. They found at least 118 donors who were not US Citizens some of them work for foreign governments. Another 3,400 donors were suspected of being non-citizens.

    yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2008/10/did-obama-take-campaign-dontations-from.html

  115. MICHELLE O: “HE HASN’T DONE ANYTHING YET”!!!

    QUESTION TO MO:
    “What do you think about all this talk about him running for president?”

    MICHELLE OBAMA:
    “It’s way too soon, he hasn’t done anything yet.”

    mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/194637.php

  116. Philip J. Berg Will Be Arriving U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC at 3:15 p.m. today to file for an Injunction to Stay Presidential Election Pending Writ of Certiorari regarding Obama who is “NOT” qualified to be President of the United States

    (Press Release – 10/30/08 – Contact information and pdf of press release at bottom)

    (Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania – 10/30/08) – Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama’s lack of “qualifications” to serve as President of the United States, announced today that he will
    be at the United States Supreme Court today, October 30, 2008 to file:

    Application to Justice Souter for an Immediate Injunction to Stay the Presidential Election of November 4, 2008; and
    Writ of Certiorari.
    Berg stated, “I am hopeful that the U.S. Supreme Court will grant the Injunction pending a review of this case to avoid a Constitutional Crisis by insisting that Obama produce certified documentation that he is or is not a “natural born” citizen and if he cannot produce documentation that Obama be removed from the ballot for President.

    Berg’s case, Berg vs. Obama was dismissed from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Docket # 08-cv-4083 for lack of standing. This is a question of who has standing to uphold our Constitution. If I don’t have standing, if you don’t have standing, if your neighbor doesn’t have standing to question the eligibility of an individual to be President of the United States – the Commander-in-Chief, the most powerful person in the world – then who does?

    What happened to ‘…Government of the people, by the people, for the people,…’ Abraham Lincoln in his Gettysburg Address 1863.

    We must legally prevent Obama, the unqualified candidate, from taking the Office of the Presidency of the United States,” Berg said.

    Our website obamacrimes.com now has 86.1 + million hits.

    Berg again stressed his position regarding the urgency of this case as, “we” the people, are heading to a “Constitutional Crisis” if this case is not resolved forthwith.

    * * For copies of all Court Pleadings, go to obamacrimes.com

    # # #

    Philip J. Berg, Esquire
    555 Andorra Glen Court, Suite 12
    Lafayette Hill, PA 19444-2531
    Cell (610) 662-3005
    (610) 825-3134
    (800) 993-PHIL [7445]
    Fax (610) 834-7659
    philjberg@obamacrimes.com

  117. All I can do as a Jewish American is apologize for the naive view of many in my community who simply chose to ignore the reality of the threat this man is to Israel.

  118. http://www.news-record.com/content/2008/10/30/article/boy_shocked_by_campaign_sign
    Boy shocked by campaign sign
    Thursday, October 30
    (updated 7:00 am)
    By The Associated Press
    CHAPEL HILL (AP) – Shawn Turschak of Chapel Hill was tired of someone stealing McCain-Palin campaign signs from his yard.
    So the man with a degree in electrical engineering hooked up a third sign to a power source for an electric pet fence Monday. Turschak also put up a surveillance camera.
    The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Tuesday, a 9-year-old boy with an Obama-Biden sign grabbed the McCain-Palin sign and got a jolt.
    The boy’s father, Andrew Noble, then showed up at the Turschak’s door, upset his son had been shocked. Soon an Orange County sheriff’s deputy also showed up at the Turschak’s home.
    Noble says his son just wanted to see how the sign was put together. Turschak says the boy intended to swap out the signs.
    Sheriff Lindy Pendergrass said he doesn’t plan to file charges.

  119. Just two teeny bits of cattiness on my part:

    When I was looking at the Morning Joe clip upthread last night, I looked at a couple of embedded clips from earlier this year-July, I think. Anyone else notice lately that Mika has aged more than the chronological 4 months since then?

    Second one is this: Michelle has so obviously put her face in the hands of a good cosmetologist – lighter, more refined and smoother skin (regular facials) and totally different, lighter shades in makeup… foundation, eye liner, lid colors, blush and lipstick.

    Meow.

  120. For mystery readers everywhere:

    Tony Hillerman died late Sunday -natural causes. He and his Navaho detective and deputy sheriff will be missed.

  121. independent2008 Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    ————————————————–

    I wouldn’t worry about it. McCain won’t blame Palin. If anything, she has energized his campaign. The left is foaming at the mouth, but many conservatives are very pleased with her. Plus, since when, has Yahoo had a positive headline about McCain or Senator Clinton. Don’t read the headlines, if they upset you.

  122. check out the story at bmerrys “the real barack obama” today!!!

    Obama is surrounded by even more marxists and it is all laid out in this new article
    written by Loudon.

    Loudon: The Axelrod Axis — Who Is Behind the Man Behind Obama?
    October 30, 2008

    therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/

  123. http://www.modernconservative.com/metablog_single.php?p=2416
    Obama has peaked, McCain will win on Tuesday By Christopher Cook
    McCain’s going to take this one. Take heart, and tell your friends: Obama is going down.
    Here are just some of the reasons:

    SNIP- drum roll #8

    8.Women/PUMAs/Hillary supporters
    So Long, Democrats: A speechwriter for Obama, Edwards, and Clinton on why she’s voting McCain.
    Former Hillary (Now McCain) Supporters Say New Obama Ad Featuring Palin Winking Is Sexist
    There’s more, too. Lots more. I hear from and/or about these Hillary supporters every day. They’re not just voting McCain, they’re becoming Republicans. They’re sickened by what they’re seeing.
    They’re working their tails off, and there no way accurately to account for them in most polling that is done.

  124. birdgal Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 12:48 pm
    independent2008 Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 12:10 pm
    ————————————————–

    I wouldn’t worry about it. McCain won’t blame Palin. If anything, she has energized his campaign. The left is foaming at the mouth, but many conservatives are very pleased with her. Plus, since when, has Yahoo had a positive headline about McCain or Senator Clinton. Don’t read the headlines, if they upset you.
    —————————————————————————————————————————————————–

    Birdgal,

    I hope McCain doesn’t, but it just seems that the republicans in his campaign may blame her. I fear that the republicans will be giving her a much harder time and ridicule if they lose. I can’t help from reading yahoo headlines since that is my email account. I just see the headlines. I didn’t read the actual article. I had also heard something similar to that on TV.

  125. birdgal

    O has always tried to pretend he is ahead and has already been elected. To bad he has not tried to get some experience, then he would not have to pretend.

  126. Todays Headlines at NewsMax not looking good for obama at all! 😀

    Inside Cover

    MORE STORIES RSS

    * Blue Dog Democrats Strain to Shed Obama Link
    * Obama Positions Run Against Grain of Voters
    * Video: Obama Late for Numerous Senate Hearings
    * Obama, McCain to Be Interviewed for ‘MNF’
    * McCain Campaign: Obama Lied About ACORN
    * Mike Reagan: Obama’s ‘Change’ Is Socialism
    * Fla. Rep. Mahoney: ‘We Had An Open Marriage’
    * Gallup Still Says It’s a 3-Point Race
    * McCain Criticizes L.A. Times on Obama Tape
    * Morris: ‘Undecideds’ Could Shift Toward McCain
    * Expert Shows How to Steal an Election
    * Obama’s $4 Million Ad Calls For Change
    * Palin: ‘I’m Not Doing This For Naught’
    * Hillary’s Words Haunt Obama
    * Expert: Obama’s ‘Change’ Would Turn Back Clock
    * Obama Encouraged Risky Fannie, Freddie Loans

  127. deepbackground.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/10/30/1613877.aspx
    Feds probe Countrywide’s ‘VIP’ program
    Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2008 7:03 AM ET
    Filed Under: Politics
    By Lisa Myers & Amna Nawaz, NBC News
    The wide-ranging criminal investigation into wrongdoing at Countrywide – once the nation’s largest mortgage originator – now includes serious scrutiny of a loan program that provided special mortgage deals to the well-connected and powerful, including two U.S. senators.
    NBC News has learned that Robert Feinberg – a former Countrywide loan officer who handled what were known as the “VIP” mortgages – spent six hours last Thursday with a six-person team from the Justice Department. The team included prosecutors from the Public Integrity section, which handles investigations of possible public corruption.
    “The Justice Department is making very serious inquiry into any possible wrongdoing that may involve (former Countrywide CEO) Angelo Mozilo, other Countrywide employees, Sen. Chris Dodd, Sen. Kent Conrad, (former Fannie Mae CEO) Franklin Raines or other public officials,” said Feinberg’s lawyer, Anthony Salvano. “Robert has always cooperated thoroughly with authorities and is strictly a witness in their investigation

  128. Well said Marie –

    “They’re working their tails off, and there no way accurately to account for them in most polling that is done.”

    I know personally and casually of a hundred or so women doing what I have chosen to do: Mcpalin phonebanking in the evenings, and maintaining my Dem registration until Nov 5th, on which day a bunch of us are going to overwhelm our county auditor by changing to Independent.

    I want the bean counters to be off on their estimate of registered Dems and also want to use change in registration to send a message that it’s not my party anymore and they can cry all they want to…

    Donna Brazille told me I am too old and am the wrong color and am too small town to be of any use to her party and I never stay where I am not wanted.

  129. birdgal Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 12:59 pm
    Marie, I hope that is correct

    Hell I do too
    I did my part yesterday so I know they counted me in with those stats.

    LOL

  130. latimesblogs.latimes.com/babylonbeyond/2008/10/israel-absentee.html

    McCain wins Israeli US absentee voters 76% to 24

    I keep telling you all that Republican candidate John Sidney McCain would win a much higher percentage of the votes of American citizens who live in Israel than any of the polls were showing. I was right.
    The exit polls show a very strong preference for John McCain over Barack Obama. The polls, carried out and analyzed by Keevoon, a Jerusalem-based research, strategy and communications firm, indicate that 76% of the polled voters in Israel said they voted for Republican candidate John McCain; 24% said they cast their ballot in favor the Democrat, Barack Obama. The information is based on data collected from 817 absentee voters at several voting events in Jerusalem and Tel-Aviv as well as an online survey.
    And I was right about the reasons too.

    A few interesting figures about the voters:
    A clear correlation was noted between religious observance and voting pattern.
    Turnout among young voters ages 18 to 34 was high (37%)
    31% were first-time voters
    25% have lived in Israel for more than 15 years, 33% less than one year
    52% are also Israeli citizens
    Half are either independent or not registered with either party

    46% of Democrats crossed party lines to vote for McCain.
    Only 2% of Republicans voted for Obama. And
    57% listed foreign policy (including Israel) as the most important factor in their consideration; 14% listed the economy; 7%, Iran; and 6%, the war in Iraq/terrorism.
    Nearly two-thirds were ‘very concerned’ with Iran; 93% agreed that a nuclear Iran would be a threat to the U.S.

    Perhaps most interesting is that McCain is viewed as more capable of handling challenges, even among Obama voters.

  131. Emjay Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    You are right she said they did not want us anymore.

    You dont know the number of times I checked and read that ballot before it was posted to make sure my ballot read MCcain/Palin. My husband was kinda scared to ask me who I voted for and it was very painful to sit around all those kool-aid drinkers (well my husband I can take care of he knows that it is a source of contention and not a good subject for He and I. I made him go upstairs in our bedroom and watch his hypnotic infomercial while I stayed down here where my comp and Fox news is located.

    Sad to say and as I always say and will remember this as the most divisive election in modern history pitting families against families, neighbors against neighbors, friends against friends, coworkers against coworkers I really despise this man for what he is doing and what he has done to the Clintons they did not deserve to be treated as such I looked at Bill Clinton last night for a sec speaking on Obama’s behalf my husband got all giddy and I reminded him of SC when Obama and his cohorts accused the Clintons of being racist and he did not utter another word.

  132. This from BBC:

    “The film, titled Dear Mr Obama, is the most-viewed election-related video on the YouTube website, attracting more than 11 million hits.

    Made by an Iraq war returnee, it’s an example of how ordinary Americans have used the website to get their voice heard.

    The power to control the message is no longer in the hands of the political parties and candidates or the mainstream media.

    It’s now shared by the public at large. They can distribute a piece of media on YouTube faster in a 15-minute news cycle than traditional media can in a 24-hour news cycle”

    Watch the video:

    news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/us_elections_2008/7699509.stm

  133. Poll gives McCain lead in Fla. early voting
    BY JIM ASH • FLORIDA TODAY • October 29, 2008

    Buzz up! TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Charlie Crist is taking heat from fellow Republicans for a last-minute decision to extend early voting in Florida, but any Democratic advantage might not be as overwhelming as conventional wisdom suggests.

    Democrats are beaming that their party is outperforming the Republicans in early voting, releasing numbers Wednesday that show registrants of their party ahead 54 percent to 30 percent among the 1.4 million voters who have gone to the polls early.

    “We’re thrilled at the record turnout so far,” said Democratic Party of Florida spokesman Eric Jotkoff. “It’s a clear indication that Democrats want to elect Barack Obama and Democrats up and down the ballot so that we can start creating good jobs, rebuilding our economy and getting our nation back on track.”

    But party breakdowns for turnout aren’t the same as final tallies, and at least one poll offered a different view for the campaign of Republican John McCain.

    A Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll gave McCain a 49-45 lead over Democrat Barack Obama among Floridians who have already voted.

    And Republicans continued to show a traditional strength, leading 50 percent to the Democrats’ 30 percent in the 1.2 million absentee ballots already returned.

    Conducted Oct. 25-27, the Los Angeles Times poll gave Obama a 50-47 lead overall in Florida. Only a tiny fraction of the Florida respondents reported voting early, leaving McCain’s lead subject to a wide margin of error. A Quinnipiac University poll, released Wednesday, showed early voters favoring Obama 58-34, another small sample with a potentially wide margin of error.

    Meanwhile, some Republicans grumbled that Crist’s dramatic change of heart to expand early voting hours, at the urging of Democratic members of the Florida congressional delegation and House Democratic Leader Dan Gelber of Miami Beach.

    Republican operatives said McCain can make up for the apparent Obama surge in early voting through the robust absentee ballot program.

    Polls seesaw, but representatives of both campaigns still expect a tight race.

    Republican Party of Florida spokeswoman Erin VanSickle declined to comment about early returns.

    “Clearly, Gov. Crist continues to put people ahead of politics in Florida, and we commend him for his leadership,” she said. “This type of bold action is why Gov. Crist maintains such high approval ratings among Floridians of all backgrounds.”

  134. A BLAST FROM THE PAST!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama: I’d Be A Bad “Chief Operating Officer” As President
    Reno Gazette-Journal | Anjeanette Damon | January 15, 2008 12:10 PM

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama freely admits he doesn’t have the experience to run a bureaucracy.

    But he’s banking on the fact voters aren’t looking for a “chief operating officer” in this election.
    “I have a pretty good sense of my strengths and my weaknesses,” he said today during a meeting with the Reno Gazette-Journal editorial board.“I am very good at teasing out from people who are smarter than me what the issues are and how we resolve them,” he said. “I don’t think there is anybody in this race who can inspire the American people better than I can. And I don’t think there is anybody in this race who can bridge differences … better than I can.

    “But I’m not an operating officer. Some in this debate around experience seem to think the job of the president is to go in and run some bureaucracy. Well, that’s not my job. My job is to set a vision of ‘here’s where the bureaucracy needs to go.'”
    huffingtonpost.com/2008/01/15/obama-id-be-a-bad-chie_n_81599.html

    January 15,2008 Dem Primary Debate
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv0b7crS9Dw

  135. independent2008 Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 1:00 pm
    ——————————————————————————-

    The Romney faction of the party has been giving Palin a hard time. They are trying to damage her, so she is less of a threat in 2012 ( info from some other blogs).

  136. nationalrepublicantrust.com/
    Obama and Wright: He Never Complained Once
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  137. Rush Limbaugh is talking about HillBuzz. He tracks the site. Wonder if he tracks this one. HAHA! We’re famous.

  138. Meiyingsu

    Please dont apologize for postjng the insightful articles and great you tubes that you do.

    They are NOT too much, too many. In fact I’m afraid many of us have come to rely on your sharp eyes and fast retreival methods, and are slightly more lazy as a result.

    Anyway, thanks a bunch for all you do.

  139. Lin

    he was just reading a blog post that was reposted here the other day about the obama campaign worker who talked about how they blogged etc but is now voting mccain

    I know he reads these sites……..there have been times when I swear he has taken comments from here and made them his own 😀

    GO El-Rushbo!!

  140. birdgal Says: The Romney faction of the party has been giving Palin a hard time. They are trying to damage her, so she is less of a threat in 2012 ( info from some other blogs).
    =============

    Fwiw, I saw this speculation at long and thoughtful length in some respectable rightwing journal sort of thing. They were commenting on a ‘Palin diva’ story all about ‘anonymous sources.’

  141. djia Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    BLAST FROM THE PAST ll

    BHO Admits He’s a Socialist in a primary debate with moderator Charles Gibson
    admits that in his view tax policy is less about revenue and more about “fairness,”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUfo-RxkXA8
    ==============

    If it comes to that, didn’t Pelosi come out with a strong statement not long ago about wanting to tax personal retirement savings so as to help people on the very low end, immigrants etc?

  142. turndown…

    I am not sure if she did or not……..but i don’t believe or trust a single word out of the Pelosi/Reid/Dean/Obama REGIME

  143. Do you guys know what happened to that character Ed Hale? I thought he was anti-Obama but now there is some rumor he tried to buy the API tape so it won’t get played?!

  144. Emjay Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 12:41 pm
    Just two teeny bits of cattiness on my part:

    When I was looking at the Morning Joe clip upthread last night, I looked at a couple of embedded clips from earlier this year-July, I think. Anyone else notice lately that Mika has aged more than the chronological 4 months since then?

    Second one is this: Michelle has so obviously put her face in the hands of a good cosmetologist – lighter, more refined and smoother skin (regular facials) and totally different, lighter shades in makeup… foundation, eye liner, lid colors, blush and lipstick.

    &&&&&&&&&&

    Shouldn’t that money for her face work, and lord knows she needs it, gone toward helping the underprivileged, the hungry, the debilitated?

    With all the crap that MSM threw at Palin regarding the $150,000 for her “Interview Clothes”, will they ever play fair?

    Do we know how much Obama spends on his suits? “I only have five suits that I rotate.” Sure, whatever, but isn’t each one like $2,000? Don’t tell me you went to Men’s World and got the two-suits-for $199 special.

    What about flying around on a plane to Hawaii?

  145. pm317 Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 2:32 pm
    Do you guys know what happened to that character Ed Hale? I thought he was anti-Obama but now there is some rumor he tried to buy the API tape so it won’t get played?!
    &&&&&&&&&

    If it’s THAT Ed Hale, he’ll play the tape from the top of the Sears Building, 24 hours a day.

  146. Independent2008

    Most Republicans i talk to love Palin.

    They do not be beleive the hype about the diva status. Most i talked to say they love her and she is down to earth.

  147. Lin67 Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 1:37 pm
    Rush Limbaugh is talking about HillBuzz. He tracks the site. Wonder if he tracks this one. HAHA! We’re famous.
    &&&&&&&

    Maybe Rush is a poster here.

    Maybe the “R” in rgb44hrc stands for Rush??

  148. Marie — you must have really chuckled at that Morning Joe tape where the Dem is asked what has Obama EVER done and he comes up with “He has brought the country together.” !!! Really?? If this is together, god help us.

    So explain to your husband that there’s no need to worry, and I guess it doesn’t matter who wins, because the country is now together.

  149. palin’s suits are going to be donated to charity, and she donates more than any other candidate, and earns less.

    I think the ball is in O court, to see if he can match that.

  150. Anybody know how much money has gone towards outfitting Obama and his wife since this whole nightmare started?

  151. from politico.com

    Clinton’s transformation

    A smart Dem makes a great point about Clinton’s transformation from a figure who, not so long ago, was used to scare off conservative Democrats.

    You know what one of the weirdest consequences of the Democratic presidential primary might be? The emergence of Hillary Clinton as blue-collar Dem validator to such an extent that Bruce Lunsford would have her down in Kentucky campaigning for him a week out from the election.

    Who would have ever thought (before the primaries) that a Dem candidate in a Southern state would actually TOUT HRC’s support?

  152. When the media was talking about Palin’s wardrobe, it occured to me also that their was talk about how much Obama oro Michelle spend on their clothes (even Biden). I agree with NMF, let’s see if Obama can match Palin’s and donate his to charity!

    They act as if Obama’s extravagant spending is a good thing.

  153. Illinois “combine” kingpin indicted:

    A source says a federal grand jury has indicted longtime Republican power broker William Cellini in the Operation Board Games investigation of corruption in state government. Latest developments at chicagotribune.com:

    link.chicagotribune.com/r/H6NLYF/674CB/PNO0UG/RGKZ/QQW1U/VU/t

    * * * * *
    He’s a Republican – but this shouldn’t be misinterpreted. There are no “R’s” and “D’s” in Illinois. Only “insiders” (like BO and his makers) and “outsiders” (everyone – like us).

  154. Just heard on hannity that Obama is raising moeny for his transition team $5,000 max per donor. Why would he have to raise money for a transition? I always thought that the government pays for the transition of administrations.

  155. NewMexicoFan Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 2:42 pm
    palin’s suits are going to be donated to charity, and she donates more than any other candidate, and earns less.

    I think the ball is in O court, to see if he can match that.

    * * * * * * *
    Why hasn’t there been a similar discussion of the appalling expenditures of the BHO campaign? Stinky’s expenses for TWO personal trips to Hawaii on “Jet Obama” reportedly cost over $400,000 alone! Don’t his donors have a problem with that? And his dreary little infomercial simulcast to the serfs was a huge display of dear leader’s attitude toward spending OTHER people’s money, too, just like his adventure in Berlin! It’s but a dim foreshadowing of the spendthrifty Obama-Pelosi-Reid cabal who want to take OUR hard-earned money and give it to whover THEY want to reward….. corrupt patronage, writ large.

    New commercial: a big party – cue: happy days are here again in the background – with Obama-Pelosi-Reid throwing money around, confetti and streamers flying, party hats and horns, dollar signs for every redistributive program you can think of flying across the screen in big RED TYPE – you get the picture.

  156. Since people are talking about the one-sided and hypocritical coverage of Palin’s wardrobe, I am reposting this, from earlier in the thread. I left a seething e-mail in the comments section.

    I am TOTALLY DISGUSTED with the California Nurses Association! I received this announcement in an e-mail today. Totally biased against Governor Palin:

    Nurses Present Palin Clothing Line Website…and other ways the money could have been spent.
    What else could you do with $150,000? That’s the sum the Republican National Committee famously spent on wardrobe and makeup for Gov. Sarah Palin.

    Contrast that with a registered nurse who can be outfitted in scrubs for just $10 for a hospital shift. “The same $150,000 would outfit 15,000 RNs in scrubs,” notes Geri Jenkins, RN, co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee which sponsored the site, http://www.DressLikePalin.com.

    “How disgraceful at a time when so many Americans are struggling to pay their medical bills or keep their homes,” Jenkins noted.

    click here to play the game and pass it on…

    “Spending $150,000 for a one month wardrobe while painting yourself as a ‘hockey mom’ or the voice of ‘Joe Six Pack’ is an insult,” said CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro. “There’s been a lot of talk about Marxists in this campaign, but the real Marxist is in the McCain camp – she’s just a Neiman Marxist,” said DeMoro.

    “Real working people live and dress far differently,” DeMoro noted. The $150,000 shopping spree amounts to, as one writer put it, more than the average American household spends on clothes in 80 years. The same $150,000 could buy 15,000 chef coats, 5,769 painter’s bibs, 5,000 police shirts, 4,687 auto mechanics’ coveralls, 3,750 pilot uniforms, or 3,571 housekeeper uniforms.

    more: http://www.calnurses.org/media-center/press-releases/2008/october/nurses-present-palin-clothing-line-website-and-other-ways-the-money-could-have-been-spent.html

    If I did not have to belon to this union for employment purposes, I would resign. Totally disgusting. This is on top of an obscene video clip that they did on Palin, emphasizing the debunked lies about her.

    ————————————————————————————-

    Women seem to be their own worse enemies. Shame on CNA.

  157. Illinois, do you keep up with Hillbuzz? Doe sit ring true what they write about Chicago politics? They have a third punch story up about Obama taking a bribe of $10000 from a Republican, Yehudah.

  158. Hillfriends: This is courtesy of BMerry (Thanks, B!) Very easy to use the online registry.
    * * * * * *
    REMINDER….all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing companies tomorrow and you will start to receive sale calls. YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS. To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222. It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number… HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS. It takes about 20 seconds.

    Please pass around the information. OR go to: h t t p : / / http://www.donotcall.gov

  159. pm317 Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 3:48 pm
    Illinois, do you keep up with Hillbuzz? Doe sit ring true what they write about Chicago politics? They have a third punch story up about Obama taking a bribe of $10000 from a Republican, Yehudah.

    * * * * *
    I haven’t kept up – just visit/share here when I have time. What you read about Chicago politics is true x 10. I’ll check out Hillbuzz – hadn’t heard that one yet.

  160. marie3548 Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    The link for #8:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2008-10-28/so-long-obama/1/

    And now, the whole thing, to save you time. It’s really good stuff, TOTALLY INSIDER-Y:

    So Long, Democrats
    by Wendy Button
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2008-10-28/so-long-obama/1/

    A speechwriter for Obama, Edwards, and Clinton on why she’s voting McCain.

    Since I started writing speeches more than ten years ago, I have always believed in the Democratic Party. Not anymore. Not after the election of 2008. This transformation has been swift and complete and since I’m a woman writing in the election of 2008, “very emotional.”

    When I entered this campaign, it was at the 2006 Edwards staff Christmas party. My nametag read “Millie Worker.” When former Senator John Edwards read it, he laughed and said, “That makes you like my parent.” He went on to say, “Would you please come down to Chapel Hill so we can talk about what’s coming up.” I sat in John and Elizabeth’s living room for two and half hours. I left North Carolina, energized about politics for the first time in months.

    I didn’t hear from anyone for three weeks.

    When I finally received the official offer, it was the kind of political offer that said, “Go away.” That happens. It’s their campaign and I just assumed that I had been pushed out. The problem was that I had canceled a number of freelance writing jobs because I had assumed that when John said, “Start right away” I would. I needed a job right away and so I took the one in front of me with Senator Barack Obama.

    When we first met, Obama and I had a nice conversation about speeches and writing, and at the end of the meeting I handed him a pocket-sized bottle of Grey Poupon mustard so he wouldn’t have to ask staff if it was okay to put it on his hamburger. At the bottom of the bottle was the logo for “The South Beach Diet” and he snapped, “Oh so you read People magazine.” He seemed to think that I was commenting on his bathing suit picture.

    I helped with his announcement speech and others. I worked in the Senate when he was in D.C. One day after a hearing on Darfur, we were walking back to the office. I was still hobbling from a very bad ankle injury and in a very kind and gentle way he offered his arm when we approached the stairs. But later in debate preps and phone conversations and meetings, I realized that I had made a mistake. I didn’t belong. No matter how hard I tried, my heart wasn’t in it anymore.

    See campaigns get complicated when you’ve written for so many Democrats. Not only had I written for Senator Edwards, but I had also been Senator Hillary Clinton’s speechwriter. Senator Joe Biden is a “good looking” man and his care after my father almost died from an aneurysm is the kind of kindness you never forget. When I saw Edwards at a traffic light in D.C. about a year after our meeting, he asked for help and I did and it was an honor to help him with his concession speech. And when the primary ended, it was a privilege to help Michelle Obama with a stump speech, be considered as a speechwriter for the V.P. nominee again, and send friends in Chicago ideas until the financial crisis hit. This is what the Democratic Party has been for me; it’s family. Now, it doesn’t even feel like a distant cousin.
    This drift started on a personal level with the fall of former Senator John Edwards. It got stronger during the Democratic National Convention when I counted the substantive mentions of poverty on one hand and a whole bunch of bad canned partisan lines against Senator John McCain. Some faith was lifted after Senator Hillary Clinton’s grace during a difficult hour. But that faith was dashed when I saw that someone had raided the Caligula set and planted the old columns at Invesco Field.

    The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn’t “a real plumber,” and “They’re fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager,” and the patronizing, “I’ve got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber.”

    Having worked in politics, I know that absolutely none of this is on the level. This back and forth is posturing, a charade, and a political game. These lines are what I refer to as “hooker lines”—a sure thing to get applause and the press to scribble as if they’re reporting meaningful news.

    As the nation slouches toward disaster, the level of political discourse is unworthy of this moment in history. We have Republicans raising Ayers and Democrats fostering ageism with “erratic” and jokes about Depends. Sexism. Racism. Ageism and maybe some Socialism have all made their ugly cameos in election 2008. It’s not inspiring. Perhaps this is why I found the initial mocking of Joe so offensive and I realized an old line applied: “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party; the Democratic Party left me.”

    The party I believed in wouldn’t look down on working people under any circumstance. And Joe the Plumber is right. This is the absolutely worst time to raise taxes on anyone: the rich, the middle class, the poor, small businesses and corporations.

    Our economy is in the tank for many complicated reasons, especially because people don’t have enough money. So let them keep it. Let businesses keep it so they can create jobs and stay here and weather this storm. And yet, the Democratic ideology remains the same. Our approach to problems—big government solutions paid for by taxing the rich and big and smaller companies—is just as tired and out of date as trickle down economics. How about a novel approach that simply finds a sane way to stop the bleeding?

    That’s not exactly the philosophy of a Democrat. Not only has this party belittled working people in this campaign from Joe the Plumber to the bitter comments, it has also been part of tearing down two female candidates. At first, certain Democrats and the press called Senator Clinton “dishonest.” They went after her cleavage. They said her experience as First Lady consisted of having tea parties. There was no outrage over “Bros before Hoes” or “Iron My Shirt.” Did Senator Clinton make mistakes? Of course. She’s human.

    But here we are about a week out and it’s déjà vu all over again. Really, front-page news is how the Republican National Committee paid for Governor Sarah Palin’s wardrobe? Where’s the op-ed about how Obama tucks in his shirt when he plays basketball or how Senator Biden buttons the top button on his golf shirt?

    Oh right, this story goes to the sincerity of her Hockey Mom persona. What planet am I living on? Everyone knows that when it comes to appearance, there’s a double standard for women politicians. Remember the speech Speaker Pelosi gave on the floor the day of the bailout vote? Check out how many stories commented on her hair that day and how many mentioned Congressman Barney Frank’s.
    Here we are discussing Governor Palin’s clothes—oh wait, now we’re on to the make-up—not what either man is going to do to save our economy. This isn’t an accident. It is part of a manufactured narrative that she is stupid.

    Governor Palin and I don’t agree on a lot of things, mostly social issues. But I have grown to appreciate the Governor. I was one of those initial skeptics and would laugh at the pictures. Not anymore. When someone takes on a corrupt political machine and a sitting governor, that is not done by someone with a low I.Q. or a moral core made of tissue paper. When someone fights her way to get scholarships and work her way through college even in a jagged line, that shows determination and humility you can’t learn from reading Reinhold Niebuhr. When a mother brings her son with special needs onto the national stage with love, honesty, and pride, that gives hope to families like mine as my older brother lives with a mental disability. And when someone can sit on a stage during the Sarah Palin rap on Saturday Night Live, put her hands in the air and watch someone in a moose costume get shot—that’s a sign of both humor and humanity.

    Has she made mistakes? Of course, she’s human too. But the attention paid to her mistakes has been unprecedented compared to Senator Obama’s “57 states” remarks or Senator Biden using a version of the Samuel Johnson quote, “There’s nothing like a hanging in the morning to focus a man’s thoughts.”
    But thank God for election 2008. We can talk about the wardrobe and make-up even though most people don’t understand the details about Senator Obama’s plan with Iraq. When he says, “all combat troops,” he’s not talking about all troops—it leaves a residual force of as large as 55,000 indefinitely. That’s not ending the war; that’s half a war.

    I was dead wrong about the surge and thought it would be a disaster. Senator John McCain led when many of us were ready to quit. Yet we march on as if nothing has changed, wedded to an old plan, and that too is a long way from the Democratic Party.

    I can no longer justify what this party has done and can’t dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. It’s wrong and someone has to say that. And also say that the Democratic Party’s talking points—that Senator John McCain is just four more years of the same and that he’s President Bush—are now just hooker lines that fit a very effective and perhaps wave-winning political argument…doesn’t mean they’re true. After all, he is the only one who’s worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges.

    Before I cast my vote, I will correct my party affiliation and change it to No Party or Independent. Then, in the spirit of election 2008, I’ll get a manicure, pedicure, and my hair done. Might as well look pretty when I am unemployed in a city swimming with “D’s.”

    Whatever inspiration I had in Chapel Hill two years ago is gone. When people say how excited they are about this election, I can now say, “Maybe for you. But I lost my home.”

  161. FYI via NQ comment — don’t have a link.

    ————————-
    Formal Ethics Complaint Filed On Obama
    Thursday, October 30, 2008 1:38 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Conservative Union filed a formal complaint with the United States Senate Ethics Committee Thursday stating that Senator Barack Obama’s purchase of property with convicted felon Tony Rezko’s wife violated the U.S. Senate’s gift ban.

    The Complaint notes that in June 2005, just months after Barack Obama took office as a United States Senator, he and the Rezkos acquired pieces of land next to each other on the same day from a single seller. ACU documentation notes that now-convicted felon Tony Rezko toured the Greenwood mansion property and adjacent side yard with Obama before Rezko’s wife purchased the attached property on the same day Obama bought the Greenwood mansion. ………[there is more]

  162. LOL…hubby and I have taken to calling any sleazy character we run across an “Axelrod”.

    ” God, did you see that creep cut in front of that old lady at the checkout? What an Axelrod!” 😉

  163. Okay, Hillary Clinton die-hard supporters now for electing McCain and Palin, please take note and spread far and wide to JustSayNoDeal and all the umbrella blogs and websites. The word needs to be disseminated to all of those who “…have been knocked down but got right back up….THIS ONE’S FOR YOU!!!!”

    I waved signs today with other McPalin supporters and spent some time at the Republican Headquarters on this side of town. I have been telling them about us and about how many of us there are, and that we are doing such excellent work….boycotting, phonebanking, blogging, emailing, and writing letters to everyone. And I told them how many of us there are!!! Well, one of the head people in the Republican Party talked to me today. He had googles Hillary Clinton supporters and found hillbuz.

    Here is what he said he wanted me to say to Hillary supporters now campaigning for McPain:

    He was astounded and amazed having read the posts how badly Hillary Clinton supporters had been treated by the Dems, the DNC, and Obama and his campaign. He asked me to express the deep gratitude that the Republicans that are supporting McCain and Palin have for all your hard work and decication. You, each and everyone of you, are to be applauded and others will lurk on all the coalition websites and blogs periodically, but they can not comment, so I was asked to please let you know that they are very happy with all our work, and hope that together we can defeat nObama next Tuesday.

    So, please, spread the word liberally. And encourage everyone to phonebank through johnmccain.com in all the battleground states, but especially here in Florida. Bill is here now shilling for nObama. Palin will be here Saturday. And, so far the results of the early voting show McCain trailing [someone said they always lag in early voting, the steamrolling starts when the absentee ballots come in] so every boot on the ground and every phonebanker is absolutely necessary.

    John McCain thanks you. Sarah ‘Redneck Woman’ Palin thanks you. The Republicans thank you. And I thank you.

    Soldier on.

  164. Seeesh, a lot of corrections to the post above:

    Okay, Hillary Clinton die-hard supporters now for electing McCain and Palin, please take note and spread far and wide to JustSayNoDeal and all the umbrella blogs and websites. The word needs to be disseminated to all of those who “…have been knocked down but got right back up….THIS ONE’S FOR YOU!!!!”

    I waved signs today with other McPalin supporters and spent some time at the Republican Headquarters on this side of town. I have been telling them about us and about how many of us there are, and that we are doing such excellent work….boycotting, phonebanking, blogging, emailing, and writing letters, travelling to battleground states, donating and doing YouTubes, to everyone. And I told them how many of us there are!!! Well, one of the head people in the Republican Party talked to me today. He had Goggled Hillary Clinton supporters and found hillbuz.

    Here is what he said he wanted me to say to Hillary supporters now campaigning for McPalin:

    He was astounded and amazed having read the posts how badly Hillary Clinton supporters had been treated by the Dems, the DNC, and Obama and his campaign. He asked me to express the deep gratitude that the Republicans that are supporting McCain and Palin have for all your hard work and dedication. You, each and everyone of you, are to be applauded and other Republicans will lurk on all the coalition websites and blogs periodically, but they can not comment, so I was asked to please let you know that they are very happy with all our work, and hope that together we can defeat nObama next Tuesday.

    So, please, spread the word liberally. And encourage everyone to phonebank through johnmccain.com in all the battleground states, but especially here in Florida. Bill is here now shilling for nObama. Palin will be here Saturday. And, so far the results of the early voting show McCain trailing [someone said they always lag in early voting, the steamrolling starts when the absentee ballots come in] so every boot on the ground and every phonebanker is absolutely necessary.

    John McCain thanks you. Sarah ‘Redneck Woman’ Palin thanks you. The Republicans thank you. And I thank you.

    Soldier on.

  165. ShortTermer Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 4:30 pm
    &&&&&&&&&

    The extremist wing of the Democratic Party staged a coup. They decided they wanted a smaller party where they could enjoy only listening to their own opinions, and the electability of their candidates was not going to get in the way of extremist ideology. Instead of grappling with Reality, the Braziles and Deans were going to shoo away the old guard, and replace us with hipper “younger and urbane” voters.

    But We don’t just vote. They threw away the hard workers. They practically begged us to turn against them.

    So we took them up on their offer.

  166. so, if BO gets elected for whatever reason, this is what it’s going to look like up until inauguration, possibly after:

    1) voter fraud investigation / ACORN links
    2) rezko investigation
    3) vera baker scandal
    4) election campaign violations – taking money from foreign govts. investigation
    5) birth certificate scandal

    i’m sure I’m forgetting about 50 other things.

  167. CountTheVotes,

    and then…

    1) suppressed and buried by Obama’s thugs…
    2) suppressed and buried by Obama’s thugs…
    3) suppressed and buried by Obama’s thugs…
    4) suppressed and buried by Obama’s thugs…
    5) suppressed and buried by Obama’s thugs…

  168. CTV:
    “4) election campaign violations – taking money from foreign govts. investigation”
    * * * * *
    Foreign governments? I thought it was illegal to take money from foreign NATIONALS! If they disabled the address/name matchup (I didn’t know that credit card companies would let you do that) then anyone from anywhere can donate money!

  169. Emjay: thanks for the comment.I doubt wether you would care to be sustained by my breakfast diet.I crave carbs and consume my share of sinkers(dunkers) any old time and remain healthy.Perhaps if my appetite was not spoiled by the Messiah every morning with his Hope Change and Restitution Garbage,my life would be more tranquil and digestable.Any how it is fun to spout off once in a while.Blogging is brain food when we fight for our girl.Hope you are over the cold and back to normal.

    By ABM90…You Colt 44’s make my day everyday.Thanks

  170. Interesting article on Hill Buzz:

    Fresh face or old-school player?
    By Dan Morain
    September 08, 2007 in print edition A-1

    “Read the story below from Dan Morain. We know this one is tough because it’s not easy for most people to understand Illinois politics — but what Obama did here with this grant is illegal, and it’s the kind of things politicians in Illinois go to jail for all the time — including our last governor George Ryan, and most likely our current governor Rod Blagojevich too.

    Bribes like this are what people mean when they refer to “dirty Chicago politics”.

    hillbuzz.wordpress.com/

  171. Turndown and djia

    It wasn’t Pelosi, but I thought I’d posted a report about a very quickly called hearing where the proposal was discussed.

    I will find and repost.

    It was a totally scary proposal- part of the “redistribution” theory.

  172. djia Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 6:12 pm

    obamainfomercial ratings total 30 million across 5 networks = 6 million each= IT BOMBED!!!! LMAO!!!

    ————————————————————

    So basically only his bots tuned in to hear Dear Leader, everyone else had better things to do

  173. Turndown and djia

    Found half of it and the link to the full account in an email I sent to a friend:
    ————————————–

    This country is going to take away the incentive for working, if they keep going like this. Did you hear about the potential plans to stop the tax breaks for 401(k) plans?

    Powerful House Democrats are eyeing proposals to overhaul the nation’s $3 trillion
    401(k) system, including the elimination of most of the $80 billion in annual tax breaks that 401(k) investors receive.

    House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-California, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, are looking at redirecting those tax breaks to a new system of guaranteed retirement accounts to which all workers would be obliged to contribute.

    A plan by Teresa Ghilarducci, professor of economic-policy analysis at the New School for Social Research in New York, contains elements that are being considered. She testified last week before Miller’s Education and Labor Committee on her proposal.

    At that hearing, the director of the Congressional Budget Office, Peter Orszag, testified that some $2 trillion in retirement savings has been lost over the past 15 months.

    Under Ghilarducci’s plan, all workers would receive a $600 annual inflation-adjusted subsidy from the U.S. government but would be required to invest 5 percent of their pay into a guaranteed retirement account administered by the Social Security Administration. The money in turn would be invested in special government bonds that would pay 3 percent a year, adjusted for inflation.

    The current system of providing tax breaks on 401(k) contributions and earnings would be eliminated.

    “I want to stop the federal subsidy of 401(k)s,” Ghilarducci said in an interview. “401(k)s can continue to exist, but they won’t have the benefit of the subsidy of the tax break.”
    (full story is here: )

    http://www.workforce.com/section/00/article/25/83/58.php

  174. LMAO……..from Hillbuzz today

    Remember that 3am ad? Looks like “The One” Still Needs Hillary. So is he ready on Day One? Not.
    Posted by hillbuzz under Uncategorized
    [73] Comments
    We found this comment on a neighboring blog.
    Bill Clinton: Obama’s Not Very Smart
    —DrewM.

    Okay, so that’s not exactly what he said but it’s pretty much the gist of his “praise” ofObama’s handling of the economic crisis.

    “You know what he did?” Clinton said, heralding Obama’s reaction to the financial crisis. “First he took a little heat for not saying much. I knew what he was doing. He talked to his advisers – he talked to my economic advisers, he called Hillary. He called me. He called Warren Buffet. He called all those people, you know why? Because he knew it was complicated and before he said anything he wanted to understand.”

    So it was too complicated for Obama to understand right away, he had to talk to smart people like Bill and…Hillary to make sense of it. The backhanded compliment is fine and delicate art. Bill Clinton is a master of it.

    Have I mentioned the strange new respect I’ve developed for the Clinton’s in the last year?

    ace of spades http://ace.mu.nu/

  175. Survey USA’s poll of Iowa is complete bull and there may be a problem come Nov 4th

    They have Obama up 55 to McCains 40.

    However, I just looked at the internals sample : 29% Rep, 45% Dem, 25% Independent.

    Complete rubbish, this is Iowas voter registration, which is 29% Rep, 34% Dem and 36% Independent.

    They over sampled Dems by 11% and undersampled independents by 11%, this completely makes a mockery of the poll.

    http://www.sos.state.ia.us/pdfs/VoterRegStatsByCounty.pdf

  176. rgb44hrc

    Funny. wbboei and I were talking about BO’s duds the other night.

    He buys Saville Row duds…off the rack ones cost $3500-5500. His are made to order, which will run $6000-9500 and up, plus the extra fee for having them done w/in 72 hours, plus havinng them picked up, air freighted or delivered.

    He wears VERY EXPENSIVE shoes, $300 ties, and made to order shirts.

    He and MO better not make ONE little peep about Sarah’s clothes.

    And he has more than 5 suits. He has 4-5 on the plane, same number at home and his aides carry 2 extra at all times, just in case. That’s not counting the ones in rotation at the cleaners.

    Get out the calculator and do a little math.

    Am also sure he was not wearing a rented white tie outfit at the Al Smith dinner.

  177. Another Sign Of Blog POWER!!! 😀

    newsbusters.org

    Northern Virginia Registrar Reversed: Military Absentee Ballots to Be Counted
    By Ken Shepherd | October 30, 2008 – 17:35

    Two days ago I noted the downplayed coverage the Washington Post devoted to a Fairfax County, Va., registrar tossing aside military absentee ballots. Rokey Suleman II, a Democrat who had previously lived in Ohio and unsuccessfully ran for officer there, was alone among Old Dominion registrars in throwing aside military absentee ballots for lack of witness signatures and addresses.

    While the mainstream media were not concerned, conservative blogs, RedState chief among them, led the charge to pressure Suleman to back down.

    A few moments ago I received an e-mail from RedState Editor Erick Erickson declaring victory, noting that the Fairfax County Board of Elections has overruled Suleman (emphases Erickson’s):

  178. I visited another blog, where there are many bots, and they were drooling over the wonderful, sensitive, touching, tasteful, and sincere infomercial. They thought it was done very, very well. They especially liked the part, when he was talking about his mother’s death. This is the same mother that he did not visit, when she was on her deathbed. He was running for the State Senate. Guess, he didn’t have time.

    The bots do not see any of Bo’s failings at all.

  179. Thursday, October 30, 2008
    API’s Bizarre Michelle Obama Tapes Story Finally to be Resolved Tonight?

    API/Fox News deal: Sean Hannity show and Greta Van Susteren’s show “On the Record” to air the Michelle Obama tape in less than 24 hours.

    A note from Radarsite: Could it be possible that this bizarre API story is finally going to be resolved within a matter of hours? Well, not according to Greta Van Susteren. On her blog Greta has vehemently denied any knowledge of this story or even of API itself. Reporting on this ongoing mystery has proven to be a real challenge. Could it possibly be true, or is it just another wild hoax? We are supposed to have the answers to all of our questions tonight. Now, why do I tend to doubt that it will be that easy? We shall see.
    Both Maggie Thornton of Maggie’s Notebook and myself have been following this story since it first came out. But, speaking just for myself, if we are put off again this evening, I will not be spending much more time on this musty tale of the mystery tape. – rg

    —————————————————————-

    Posted by africanpress on October 30, 2008

    Many have been wondering about what will happen to the Michelle Obama tape, now that API has received death threats for planning to have the tape aired. Death threats mounted after API refused an offer of 3 million US dollars by Senator Obama’s Campaign manager.
    There has been speculations that Fox News may deny that there is an agreement already reached that gives the them permission to air the tape. The public who are aware of the existence of a tape should be aware that some elements in our society would not like the message in the tape to come out.
    The agreement stipulates that any information on the day and hour the tape will be aired will only be announce 15 minutes to the airing time. This was agreed upon to avoid any pressure being directed to Fox News Network by individuals who would want to get the details about the tape in question.
    The airing of the tape can take place any time from this day and due to its sensitivity, people who will inquire from Fox News and API for details will either get a no comment answer or that there is no agreement on the table.
    We are aware of the fact that some people made inquiries today by emailing or telephoning Fox News and may have been disappointed with the answers they got. API is not here to mislead anyone and takes the responsibility to inform its loyal readers that the tape will be aired unless pressure wins over any of the parties involved, of which case that will amount to a breach of contract. Such a thing is unacceptable because API is committed to let the American people get the information in the tape and judge for themselves what value it may have in their political lives.
    Although the parties had agreed that the particular shows going to air the tapes should not be made public before 15 minutes to airing of the tapes, public pressure has forced us to make this revelation earlier than we should. Both parties, API and Fox are in agreement that no further details will be released on the subject.
    While we struggle to have the Michelle Obama tape, the McCain camp is struggling to have another tape that has information relevant to the campaign. The taped conversation has Mr obama when he was dining with friends considered radicals and supporters of terrorism.

    By Chief Editor Korir africanpress@getmail.no

  180. WELL HERE’S WHAT JOHN MCCAIN HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE INFOMERCIAL ……LMAO!!!

    McCain mocks Obama’s ‘infomercial’
    By Sam Youngman
    Posted: 10/29/08 08:33 PM [ET]
    John McCain blasted Barack Obama’s “gauzy, feel-good” 30-minute network ad Wednesday night as having been bought and paid for with “broken promises,” affordable only because Obama did not accept public financing.

    McCain, speaking in the battleground state of Florida, compared Obama’s ad to other televised half-hour product infomercials, accusing Obama of attempting to sell liberal economic policies to American voters.

    “As with other infomercials, he’s got a few things he wants to sell you: He’s offering government-run health care, an energy plan guaranteed to work without drilling and an automatic wealth spreader that folds neatly and fits under any bed,” McCain said, according to his prepared remarks.

    snip

    McCain was also prepared to blast Obama for delaying the already-delayed Game 5 of the World Series. A representative from the Fox Network reportedly said that Obama’s ad was in fact not responsible for delaying the game.

    “It used to be that only rain or some other act of God could delay the World Series, but I guess the network execs figured an Obama infomercial was close enough,” McCain said.

    But McCain saved the harshest of his attacks to blast Obama for not accepting public financing. While McCain’s campaign, excluding the fundraising of the Republican National Committee (RNC), was held to $84 million after the convention, Obama raised $150 million in September alone.

    “Sen. Obama signed a piece of paper committing to public financing of his campaign,” McCain said. “Twice he looked the American people in the eye and said he would sit down with me before he abandoned public financing. He didn’t mean a word of it. When it was in his interest to break his promise, he tossed it aside like it didn’t mean a thing. He is the first candidate since Watergate to abandon the public financing system, and his campaign is now being flooded with hundreds of millions of dollars in undisclosed and questionable donations. His campaign has directly profited from his broken promise and because of that, the American people have to ask: what does the broken promise behind tonight’s infomercial say about the value of his other commitments?”

    thehill.com/leading-the-news/mccain-mocks-obamas-infomercial-2008-10-29.html

  181. whats this Im hearing about Obama with the new ad called, “his choice” thats supposedly attacks Gov. Palin?

  182. Let’s tick off Axlegrease !!!

    ———————————-
    WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s campaign has approached Illinois Rep. Rahm Emanuel about possibly serving as White House chief of staff, officials said Thursday as the marathon presidential race entered its final, frenzied stretch with a Democratic tilt.

    The Democrats who described the Obama campaign’s approach to Emanuel spoke on condition of anonymity, saying they were not authorized to be quoted by name. An aide to the congressman, Sarah Feinberg, said in an e-mail that he “has not been contacted to take a job in an administration that does not yet exist. Everyone is focused on Election Day, as they should be. ”

    Emanuel is a veteran of President Clinton’s White House, and has made a rapid ascent of the House leadership ladder since his election to Congress. He was chairman of the Democratic campaign committee two years ago when the party won a majority for the first time in more than a decade, and he cemented his reputation as a prodigious fundraiser and strong-willed political strategist.

    Both Obama and McCain have authorized their staffs to begin transition operations in recent weeks —although only one of them will be in a position to make use of the results. As far as is known, no job offers have been made by either man.

  183. Emjay Says:
    Funny. wbboei and I were talking about BO’s duds the other night.

    He buys Saville Row duds…off the rack ones cost $3500-5500. His are made to order, which will run $6000-9500 and up, plus the extra fee for having them done w/in 72 hours, plus havinng them picked up, air freighted or delivered.

    He wears VERY EXPENSIVE shoes, $300 ties, and made to order shirts.

    He and MO better not make ONE little peep about Sarah’s clothes.

    And he has more than 5 suits. He has 4-5 on the plane, same number at home and his aides carry 2 extra at all times, just in case. That’s not counting the ones in rotation at the cleaners.

    Get out the calculator and do a little math.

    Am also sure he was not wearing a rented white tie outfit at the Al Smith dinner.

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

    Sounds about right. Is there any evidence we can cite?

  184. Tell me, this slam came up a week ago. So why has it taken so long to come up with this rebuttal. Sarah’s cost for dudes pales in comparison to Os and MOs.

  185. NewMexicoFan Says:

    October 30th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Tell me, this slam came up a week ago. So why has it taken so long to come up with this rebuttal. Sarah’s cost for dudes pales in comparison to Os and MOs.
    =============

    Who finally came up with it?

    Sarah said the cost figures given for her clothes weren’t even accurate. Did the bots make the whole thing up?

  186. OT: This is fun…eBay is having an auction of one of a kind Cabbage Patch dolls saluting the election. There is one for each candidate and running mate. Check out who has the most bids…

    http://www.ebay.com/

    Click on the Cabbage Patch issue to get to the auction

  187. Hey all

    Admin – this is one of the best posts in ages (tho they are all great!)

    I heard a snippit on the radio this morning that LATimes issued a statement that the tape would NOT be released because it might “influence” Jewish voters who are thinking of voting for Obama.

    What pigs they are.

    I have been trying to find the source. Maybe it’s here, but I haven’t looked through the whole thread.

    Now, on Hannity – wonder how Teddy and Caroline Kennedy are feeling about her pal Obama’s buddy Ayres considering her uncle’s and his BROTHER’S murderer, Sirhan Sirhan a “Political prisoner” .

    Nice going Obama. You are a pig.

  188. That just disgusts me to no end.

    This man has disgusted me over and over and over but this one takes the cake.

    He is a PIG.

    Obama isn’t worthy to lick Bobby Kennedy’s shoes.

  189. Emjay-

    Q: when will this political crap end?

    A: when bambi is defeated or bambi destroys the country-whichever occurs first.

  190. As far as Ethel and Caroline and teddy, they sold their souls and Bobby’s name to liken this FRAUD ONE to their brother JFK.

    Shame on Ethel!!!!!!!!!

    Teddy was always the one to seel his family name and send it to the gutters!!!

    They could not care less!!!!

  191. mp – I REALLY CANNOT IMAGINE that CAROLINE knew this about Ayers.

    She has had a great rep – I do NOT think she would have knowingly sullied Bobby’s name.

  192. Turndown

    Don’t have time to go back now…just remember there is a difference between “made to order” which is an alteration of an already created pattern for the customer, (which is what I mistakenly referred to as BO’s clothes.)..and bespoke Saville Row clothing, handmade pieces created for the specific customer from patterns made by the bespoke tailor for the specific client.

    Stinky wears bespoke tailored items. I can only guess who introduced him to that luxury. A person on this site has mentioned an important “fixer” who makes sure Stinky gets what he wants, on spec, on time, and at a discount.

  193. Hey wbboei

    I thought the baby was cute though.

    I don’t know how to post photos like Hawk and Turandot used to do so I sent it to admin a couple weeks ago when we were all down at the mouth, asking if it could be posted.

    Guess not.

    Sent it to you, ABM, Skmf12 and basil9. Hoped one of you know how to get it on here.

  194. Well…shame on caroline not knowing this Ayers connections and Ayers book dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan!!!

    Caroline promotes reading, write books etc BUT does not READ critical books about someone whom she likens to her father!!!

    VERY BADLY DONE CAROLINE SCHLOSSBERG KENNEDY!!!!!!

    As for Ethel..the widow of Bobby…shame on her!!!!!!
    Her children makes their father proud!

    GOD D**M Ethel and Ted Kennedy!!!!

  195. Hafta tell you this , I hafta tellyou. Was planting another 100 informative flyers re BO in strategic places today (markets, post offices etc, etc) They’re folded and addressed to “Rudy” or “Jan or whoever (“Rudy – read this – you’ll love it”) I hide them among the ketchup bottles, the Priority mail envelopes, among the bananas, in the magazines, drop them into open car windows, etc. Anyway, what I want to tell you is: while at the post office, I hear a young woman say to her group of gossiping friends, “OMG, Obama?! — he’s so … yesterday!” ….. I almost yelped my glee out loud, but I was on this secret mission – the planting of the folded flyers – so I just finished the job, ran out to the car where I could let out a blast of a laugh and a mighty “YES!”

  196. On May 10, 1982, Sirhan told a parole board: “I sincerely believe that if Robert Kennedy were alive today, I believe he would not countenance singling me out for this kind of treatment. I think he would be among the first to say that, however horrible the deed I committed 14 years ago was, that it should not be the cause for denying me equal treatment under the laws of this country.”[17]

    A parole hearing for Sirhan is now scheduled every five years. On March 15, 2006, he was denied parole for the 13th time.[18] Currently he is confined at the California State Prison. He did not attend the hearing, nor did he appoint a new attorney to represent him. His next possible chance for parole will be in 2011
    ——

    Well if Obama becomes president, maybe he will pardon Sirhan Sirhan!!!!

    What say you!!! Ted Kennedy and the other Kennedy hussies- Ethel and Caroline and Maria!!!!!!

  197. Talk about “made my day” — oh! really! It was like a message from the heavens…the heavens will open up and a voice will say he is soo yesterday!!

  198. MP: Well if Obama becomes president, maybe he will pardon Sirhan Sirhan!!!!
    ————————
    But will WE ever pardon Obama?

  199. mp Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 10:41 pm
    As for Ethel..the widow of Bobby…shame on her!!!!!!
    Her children makes their father proud.
    **************
    Maybe the reason for the political split in the family. RFK was basically kicked to the historical curb by the revisionist JFK history written by Teddy White and Jackie. JFK was very impaired by his medical problems and I suspect that RFK’s contributions to the JFK presidency have been marginalized in order to continue the Camelot myth. After Joe Jr, Bobbie was the star of the Kennedy family. As time goes on, JFK drops farther down the rankings of the Presidents. Hopefully, some day, the true stories of both JFK and RFK will be written; if it is, both will benefit.

  200. He buys Saville Row duds…off the rack ones cost $3500-5500. His are made to order, which will run $6000-9500
    ——————————————
    He is in the latest version of GQ. The caption reads best dressed Bolshevik who tried to cheap his way to the top and almost succeeded.

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