Big Media Fails To Warn America About Barack Obama

Not since the conversion of the Apostle Paul as he traveled the road to Damascus, have we witnessed such a pleasing switcheroo as some of what has happened to the London Times. It might not be much, but compared to the shame of American Big Media, the London Times deserves a bit of applause from Big Pink.

The London Times used to visit this website in order to throw dirt at us even as they accused us of throwing dirt (see HERE and HERE and HERE). The London Times was concerned about our unrelenting coverage of Antoin “Tony” Rezko and his ties to Obama. The London Times noted that we had taken up the scandal with gusto and [is] offering a Rezko for Dummies guide on its site.

Then a funny thing happened at the London Times. Even before Obama’s slumlord friend and bagman, Rezko, was convicted in federal court the London Times began to write some well researched and insightful articles about (surprise!) Antoin “Tony” Rezko.

Perhaps while rummaging through this website in January 2008, the London Times discovered that we were indeed onto a very important story from which American Big Media was protecting Obama. Regardless of how the London Times arrived at the decision to examine some of what we had been writing about since April 2007, the fact remains that the London Times published one of the most important articles regarding the relationship between Obama and Rezko (Obama Bagman Is Sent To Jail After Failing To Declare $3.5M Payment By British Tycoon).

The important London Times story, with so many clues and questions and opportunities for follow-up articles and investigations, was effectively ignored by American Big Media. Some dismissive mentions of the story were published but the startling connections to Iraqi friends of Saddam Hussein possibly financing the purchase of the Obama mansion were ignored as were all the other potentially very damaging questions raised by the article.

We were reminded of the “conversion” of the London Times (we are being very generous to the London Times because compared to the shameful American Big Media the London Times is doing a superlative job) to journalism by the latest article in the London Times to examine the Obama reality as opposed to Obama propaganda.

We examined the London Times article in Obama Halloween Family Values. The article was about Obama’s aunt living in Boston Public Housing and Obama hypocrisy. In our commentary we picked up on the possibility that Obama’s aunt is not only living in the United States illegally but also made an illegal contribution to her dastard nephew’s campaign. To our surprise the Associated Press did some follow-up and it is now clear that Obama’s aunt is indeed in the United States illegally and therefore her campaign contribution is also illegal, yet still in Barack’s coffers.

We do not believe that Obama’s aunt should be hounded. She appears to be a good woman.

But Governor Sarah Palin was trashed and investigated about her family. Joe – The Plumber was trashed and investigated about his family.

So why is Obama not being questioned about his aunt? How did she get into public housing? Does Obama think illegal immigrants should be allowed in public housing or not? How did she get into public housing with a standing deportation order? Considering how controversial the issue of illegal immigration has been why is Obama not being questioned about his aunt who was instructed four years ago by an immigration judge to leave the country? Does Obama think his aunt should be deported? Does Obama think his aunt should be allowed to stay? Why? Did lawyer Obama know his aunt was defying an administrative court order? Did Obama know his aunt was in the United States? If he did not know, why did he not know, she is family after all?

In August, the London Telegraph wrote an article (based on an article in the Italian Vanity Fair) about the discovery of an Obama brother living in a shantytown in Kenya – did Obama not make inquiries at all about his familiy after that article was published? Why is Obama not being asked about his family values? Why is millionaire Obama not helping his familiy financially yet he accepts hundreds of dollars from his poor aunt? Has his aunt’s illegal contribution been returned? Will it be returned? What measures does his campaign take to prevent such illegal contributions? When did Obama know, years ago or recently, that his aunt and uncle were living in the United States? When was the last time Obama spoke with his aunt/uncle? Should his aunt receive special treatment not afforded to the estimated 10 million other illegal immigrants in the United States? Why? Does Obama agree with the unusual nationwide directive within Immigrations and Customs Enforcement requiring any deportations prior to Tuesday’s election to be approved at least at the level of ICE regional directors? Why? Any other lost or misplaced relatives? These are just a few questions we can think of, which American Big Media could and should ask instead of accepting perfunctory Obama campaign press releases.

[Imagine if it was a Hillary or a McCain relative caught in a similar situation. It would be front page news in the New York Times, the subject of a rant by Olbermann on MSNBC, round the clock stakeouts at homes, and thrashing on the floor by Chris Matthews.]

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The London Times has done some good work. But today, the glory goes to another British newspaper – The Guardian. Harold Evans, in almost a summary of all the articles we have published, hits American Big Media right between its willfully closed eyes:

It’s fitting that the cynicism “vote early and vote often” is commonly attributed to Chicago’s Democratic boss, mayor Richard Daley, who famously voted the graveyards in 1960 to help put John Kennedy in the White House. In this 2008 race, it’s the American media that have voted very early and often. They long ago elected the star graduate of Chicago’s Democratic machine, Barack Obama.

Harold Evans gauges the problem as we have:

What’s troubling to anyone old-fashioned enough to care about standards in journalism is the news coverage in mainstream media. Forget the old notions of objectivity, fairness, thoroughness, and so on. The nastiest rumours on both sides haven’t been published, but the coverage has been slavishly on the side of “the one“.

It has not just been anti-Republican. It goes without saying that after eight years of George Bush’s macho blunders, the disenchantment of even the conservative outlets was bound to show. Researchers at the Project for Excellence in Journalism report that in the six weeks since the Republican convention, McCain, once the darling of the media, got four times as many negative stories as positive ones. Meanwhile, Obama got twice as many positive stories as McCain. The website Politico has also acknowledged that it had loaded the dice against McCain: 100 stories were more favourable to Obama than McCain; 69 were the opposite.

As we did, Harold Evans takes Politico to the woodshed. And now Harold Evans is awarded honorary “HillaryIs44” status:

But the press bias towards Obama doesn’t represent a simple revulsion for the Republican party. It was on display in the Democratic primaries with the persecution of Hillary Clinton. Worst of all, in the primaries, the press let the Obama campaign get away with continuous insinuations below the radar that the Clintons were race-baiters. Instead of exposing that absurd defamation for what it was – a nasty smear – the media sedulously propagated it.

Clinton made the historically correct and uncontroversial remark that civil rights legislation came about from a fusion of the dreams of Dr Martin Luther King and the legislative follow-through by President Lyndon Johnson. The New York Times misrepresented that as a disparagement of King, twisting her remarks to imply that “a black man needed the help of a white man to effect change”. This was one of a number of manipulations on race by the Obama campaign, amply documented by the leading Democratic historian, Princeton’s Sean Wilentz. Clinton came close to tears in a coffee shop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which many thought helped her to win an upset victory there. MSNBC television gave a platform to the Chicago congressmen, Jesse Jackson Jr, where he questioned her tears and claimed that she’d not shed any tears for the black victims of Katrina, and that she’d pay for that in the South Carolina primary, where 45% of the electorate would be African-Americans.

In fact, MSNBC ran a non-stop campaign for Obama propelled by the misogyny of its anchors, Chris Matthews, Keith Olbermann and David Shuster. Chelsea Clinton joining Clinton’s campaign prompted Shuster to report she was “pimping” for her mother.

Harold Evans notes yet another technique of the ugly media manipulation:

In the Democratic primaries, there was a pattern on CNN where the short news videos of Clinton rarely let you hear what she was saying, but the short news videos of Obama let his words come through. I mentioned this to a CNN editor who said, “Oh, that’s our young video editors, they just find Obama more exciting.”

Harold Evans also addresses the delusions of the incense burners and Big Media protection of Obama:

The young and affluent liberals have been captivated by Obama’s charisma, the unstated notion that electing a black man will be absolution for the years of discrimination and prejudice, and the expectation that Obama’s undoubted appeal to the outside world will repair America’s image. All understandable, but these emotions have been allowed to swamp the commonplace imperatives of journalism: curiosity and scepticism.

All the mainstream national outlets were extraordinarily slow to check Obama’s background. And until it became inescapable because of a video rant, they wouldn’t investigate the Reverend Jeremiah Wright connection for fear of being accused of racism. They wouldn’t explore Obama’s dealing with the corrupt, now convicted, Chicago businessman Tony Rezko. They haven’t investigated Obama’s pledge to get rid of the secret ballot in trade union affairs. After years of inveighing against “money in politics”, they’ve tolerated his breach of the pledge to restrict himself to public financing as McCain has done (to his cost). Now the LA Times refuses to release a possibly compromising video, which shows Obama praising Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi at a 2003 banquet, saying its promises to its source prevent it from doing so.

Harold Evans also notes how Big Media in 2000 did a great deal to elect George Bush by portraying Al Gore as a boastful liar.

Thank you Harold Evans for writing what American Big Media has not written.

Harold Evans, like Joe Biden, is issuing a warning to American voters.

American Big Media has failed to do its job and warn Americans about Barack Obama.

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289 thoughts on “Big Media Fails To Warn America About Barack Obama

  1. Will Obama’s aunt pay fines; will she she pay back money given to her from welfare; will she go behind the line to apply to live here; who employed her? how much did she earn?

    I am sorry…I am not veyr sympathetic about this issue any more!

    For this issue to have arisen, Obama is UNFIT TO BE IN THE SENATE…leave alone running for president.

  2. Obama’s aunt donated $269 to his campaign, so I would like to know how many more foreigners have donated to his Campaign?

  3. I think the issue about his aunt’s asylum is kinda of strange…..4 yrs ago if she was seeking asylum, it must be because she feared that the luos tribe (of raila odinga/obama) were being targeted by the kikuyus.

    But now Raila odinga is PM…and has equal power…it all lead sto the Odinga movment and the Luos/Obama supporting that group….

    I beleive that Joe Biden was talking this issue and the sensitive areas in Kenya/Somalia.

  4. clintondem99 Says:

    November 1st, 2008 at 3:09 pm
    Obama’s aunt donated $269 to his campaign, so I would like to know how many more foreigners have donated to his Campaign?

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    Absolutely…I would like to know more as well…

    That is why nor revealing the small donor names is ABSURD…

    Meanwhile the silence from the DEMS is deafening!!!!!

  5. Admin says:

    “[Imagine if it was a Hillary or a McCain relative caught in a similar situation. It would be front page news in the New York Times, the subject of a rant by Olbermann on MSNBC, round the clock stakeouts at homes, and thrashing on the floor by Chris Matthews.]”

    Amen!

  6. MP says:

    I think the issue about his aunt’s asylum is kinda of strange…..4 yrs ago if she was seeking asylum, it must be because she feared that the luos tribe (of raila odinga/obama) were being targeted by the kikuyus.

    Yes it is strange! how long has she lived in this country? Did she live in chicago before living in Boston? He said he is “his brothers keeper”. I do not see any compassion.

    According the his campaign:

    “Senator Obama has no knowledge of her status but obviously believes that any and all appropriate laws be followed.”

    he only denies the knowledge of her “status” not her “presence in this country”.

  7. Speaking of Brit media having a clear eye on our political scene, I enjoyed this concise summary by M. Phillips in The Spectator Oct 14:

    “You have to pinch yourself – a Marxist radical who all his life has been mentored by, sat at the feet of, worshipped with, befriended, endorsed the philosophy of, funded and been in turn funded, politically promoted and supported by a nexus comprising black power anti-white racists, Jew-haters, revolutionary Marxists, unrepentant former terrorists and Chicago mobsters, is on the verge of becoming President of the United States. And apparently it’s considered impolite to say so.”
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    And there is an article on American Thinker – it’s long but really worth reading and thinking about. “This Fateful Election” by Walid Phares

  8. If Obama is elected then I hope western Europes goes its own way…..
    This Obama and his family will use the US and african countries as victims of the colonial days and slavery to the nth degree!!!!

  9. I interupt my hard work on behalf of those in most need to make this brief racist comment to admins post…
    “The young and affluent liberals have been captivated by Obama’s charisma, the unstated notion that electing a black man will be absolution for the years of discrimination and prejudice”

    if my dear AA friends and civil rights want Barack Obama for this, and “if” you get him…then consider it payment of your $40 and a mule

    Now STFU

    Thank you for your attention…now back to work for those that need help

  10. A Message From The Top of The McCain campaign received this morning. They are counting on true Hillary supporters like us.
    —————————————-
    Note from McCain campaign manager, Rick Davis:
    The State of the Campaign

    If your television is tuned to cable news as frequently as ours are here at campaign headquarters, you have seen the pundits say John McCain and his campaign are done. And, if you’ve followed this race since the beginning, this is clearly a song you’ve heard before. I wanted to take some time today to give you some insight on the state of the race as we see it.

    An AP poll released this morning revealed a very telling fact: ONE out of every SEVEN voters is undecided. That means, if 130 million voters turn out on Tuesday, 18.5 million of them have yet to make up their mind. With that many votes on the table and the tremendous movement we’ve seen in this race, I believe we are in a very competitive campaign.

    Here’s why:

    All the major polls have shown a tightening in the race and a significant narrowing of the numbers. In John McCain’s typical pattern, he is closing strong and surprising the pundits. We believe this race is winnable, and if the trajectory continues, we will surpass the 270 Electoral votes needed on Election Night.

    National Polls: Major polls last week showed John McCain trailing by double-digit margins – but by the middle of this week, we were within the margin of error on four national tracking surveys. In fact, the Gallup national tracking survey showed the race in a virtual tie 2 days this week.

    State Polls:

    Iowa – Our numbers in Iowa have seen a tremendous surge in the past 10 days. We took Obama’s lead from the double digits to a very close race. That is why you see Barack Obama visiting the state in the final days, trying to stem his losses. It is too little, too late. Like many other Midwestern states, Iowa is moving swiftly into McCain’s column.

    The Southwest – It is no secret that Republican candidates in the Southwest have to focus on winning over enough Latino and Hispanic voters in Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado to carry them to victory. John McCain has overcome challenges Republicans face, and has made up tremendous ground in these states with these voters. For these voters, the choice has become clear, and you have seen a big change in the numbers. John McCain is now winning enough voters to perform within the margin of error – putting these states within reach.

    Colorado – Barack Obama tried to outspend our campaign in Colorado during the early weeks of October and finish off our candidate in Colorado. However, after our visit early this week, we saw a tremendous rebound in our poll position, and Colorado is back on the map.

    Ohio and Pennsylvania – Everyone knows that vote rich Ohio and Pennsylvania will be key battlegrounds for this election. Between the two: 41 electoral votes and no candidate has gotten to the White House without Ohio. Senator McCain and Governor Palin have been campaigning non-stop in these key battleground states and tonight Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has pumped up our campaign at a rally in Columbus. Our position in these states is strong and undecided voters continue to have a very favorable impression of our candidate.

    Obama campaign faces tremendous structural challenges in the final days of this campaign

    Obama has a challenge hitting 50%: Barack Obama has not reached the 50% threshold in almost any the battleground state. He consistently is performing in the 45-48% range. When we look closely at the primary votes, we see a history of a candidate whose Election Day performance is often at or behind his final polling numbers. If this is true, our surge will leave Obama with even or under 50% of the vote on Election Day.

    Early Vote: The Obama campaign has promised that their early vote and absentee efforts will change the composition of the electorate. They have sold the press on a story that first time voters will turn out in droves this election cycle. Again, the facts undermine their argument. In our analysis of early voting and absentee votes to date: The composition of the electorate has not changed significantly and most folks who have voted early are high propensity voters who would have voted regardless of the high interest in this campaign.

    Expanding the Field: Obama is running out of states if you follow out a traditional model. Today, he expanded his buy into North Dakota, Georgia and Arizona in an attempt to widen the playing field and find his 270 Electoral Votes. This is a very tall order and trying to expand into new states in the final hours shows he doesn’t have the votes to win.

    The Final Barnstorm

    On Monday, we will have a 14 state rally with our candidates crisscrossing the country trying to turn out our voters and sway the final undecided voters. Governor Palin will hit Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and Alaska in the final day of campaigning, while Senator McCain will travel from Tampa, Florida, to Virginia, then Pennsylvania, Indiana, New Mexico, Nevada and finish the night in Prescott, Arizona. The enthusiasm and excitement we generate on Monday will be the electricity that powers our “Get Out the Vote” efforts on Tuesday.
    On the Ground

    Our field organization has tremendous energy and is out-performing the Bush campaign at the same time in 2004. This week our field organization crossed a huge threshold and began reaching more than one million voters per day, and by week’s end will have contacted more than 5 million voters. Our phone centers are full and our rate of voter contact is significantly out-pacing the Bush campaign in 2004. We have the resources to do the voter contact necessary to support the surge we are seeing in our polling with old fashioned grassroots outreach.

    On the Airwaves
    In the final days of the campaign, our television presence will be bigger and broader than the Obama campaign’s presence. The full Republican effort – the RNC’s Independent Expenditure and the McCain campaign will out-buy Barack Obama and the Democrats by just about 10 million dollars.

    In short: the McCain campaign is surging in the final 72 hours. Our grassroots campaign is vibrant and communicating to voters in a very powerful way. Our television presence is strong. And, we have a secret ingredient – A candidate who will never quit and who will never stop fighting for you and for your families.

    In these final hours, Senator McCain and Governor Palin are counting on you – they are counting on you to knock on doors, to make turnout calls, to contact your friends and neighbors. Get our voters to the polls and help John McCain fight for your and for our country. This is our last mission on behalf of John McCain and I have no doubt I can count on your effort and energy to carry us across the line to victory.

    (More to come)

  11. Buyers Remorse From Tapper (ABC)? Or a Hiccup?
    -Political Punch
    Power, pop, and probings from ABC News Senior National Correspondent Jake Tapper

    Obama’s New Attack on Those Who Don’t Want Higher Taxes: ‘Selfishness’
    October 31, 2008 10:58 AM

    On the stump this week, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has pushed back against Sen. John McCain’s description of his tax policies.

    “The reason that we want to do this, change our tax code, is not because I have anything against the rich,” Obama said in Sarasota, Florida, yesterday. “I love rich people! I want all of you to be rich. Go for it. That’s the America dream, that’s the American way, that’s terrific.

    “The point is, though, that — and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class — it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month – then guess what? Everybody starts spending that money, they decide maybe I can afford a new car, maybe I can afford a computer for my child. They can buy the products and services that businesses are selling and everybody is better off. All boats rise. That’s what happened in the 1990s, that’s what we need to restore. And that’s what I’m gonna do as president of the United States of America.

    “John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic,” Obama continued. “You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness.”

    It’s unclear if this was a nod to the Ayn Rand book “The Virtue of Selfishness,” with all that the invocation of Rand implies.

    It would seem to be, given the themes of Rand’s work, what happens when independent achievers are demonized.

    Which would fit with this description of those who want to keep their hard-earned tax dollars as “selfish.”

    Atlas may not be shrugging, but Obama is.

    — jpt

    October 31, 2008
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  12. OCTOBER 31, 2008
    McCain Pins Hopes on Getting Party Faithful to Polls in Ohio
    By LAURA MECKLER

    LANCASTER, Ohio — At his field office in this small town outside Columbus, Steve Davis, the local county Republican chairman, has seen the polls showing Sen. John McCain trailing Democratic rival Sen. Barack Obama. But he takes comfort in other numbers: 6,100 McCain-for-president yard signs distributed in Fairfield County this year versus 2,500 Bush signs in 2004.

    Outside Cincinnati, some 100 miles to the southwest, Lori Viars is feeling good, too. This anti-abortion activist has put pro-McCain fliers on windshields in church parking lots, spent hours making phone calls and participated in “prayer conference calls,” where people can dial in and pray together for a Republican win.

    Both Ms. Viars and Mr. Davis live in Republican counties just outside major Ohio cities, the exurbs where Sen. McCain must run up the score if he hopes to win the state on Tuesday. It was here that President George W. Bush pulled out a narrow victory in 2004, drawing thousands more voters to the polls than outside experts thought possible, and ultimately clinching the race.

    One key to Mr. Bush’s re-election was the Republican party’s nationwide get-out-the vote effort in the final 72 hours before election day. Operatives and activists built on months of phone calls and door knocks to turn out an unprecedented number of supporters from the conservative base.

    Heading into the crucial final weekend, Republicans say their operation is even stronger and running ahead of where they were four years ago at this time. They say their targeting is more efficient, their workers more experienced and their technology better. The McCain campaign, using an operation funded by the Republican National Committee, has already made 19.6 million phone calls this year nationwide. That’s more than 2004, says Mike DuHaime, Sen. McCain’s political director. And 2004, he says, “was the gold standard for turnout.”

    Officials expect to make more than 15 million contacts, including phone calls and door knocks, just in these final days.

    But Republicans also have a lot more ground to make up than they did four years ago. Back then, most polls showed Mr. Bush tied or with a narrow lead against his Democratic opponent Sen. John Kerry. In contrast, Sen. McCain has trailed Sen. Obama in every major national poll since mid-September. Polls show Sen. Obama with leads in enough battleground states to be able to secure an electoral-vote victory. He also has a stronger ground operation than Sen. Kerry had. In recent days, traders on Intrade, the political futures market, have given Sen. Obama a more than 80% chance of winning.

    McCain aides say a victory Tuesday is still possible. Some national polls have shown a tightening of the race, with Sen. Obama’s lead down to as little as three percentage points. Bill McInturff, Sen. McCain’s chief pollster, argued this week that Sen. McCain is closing the gap in battleground states, gaining among non-college-educated men, rural voters, abortion opponents who vote on that issue, and Democrats who do not strongly identify with the party.
    Mr. McInturf also says the campaign is seeing improvement with what he calls “Wal-Mart women,” women without a college degree in households earning under $60,000. McCain aides say that his new focus on taxes, an argument centered on “Joe the Plumber” and his fears of rising taxes under Sen. Obama, is finally resonating.

    And while analysts predicting an Obama victory point to signs of a record turnout among African-Americans and young people, two groups that overwhelmingly favor the Democrat, Mr. McInturf says there could also be a record turnout among working-class whites. He says that group may be more receptive to Sen. McCain’s message.

    Repeat Performance
    Political strategists widely agree that Sen. McCain can’t win the election without Ohio. No Republican has gone to the White House without carrying the state. Polls now show Sen. Obama leading here, by four to nine percentage points. Sen. McCain is spending two of the last six days here, and twin efforts are under way to replicate Mr. Bush’s 2004 performance.

    The first is from the party infrastructure, which is implementing a plan to identify voters who need to be urged to the polls, figure out the best message to sway them and then deliver those messages. In Ohio alone last week, the campaign’s 45 field offices aimed to make 627,848 calls. The campaign says it expects to have met or exceeded that number.

    The other effort comes from evangelical Christian activists, a critical component of the GOP base, who are providing some of the muscle to make the party’s plan work.

    Sen. Obama’s Ohio operation, with 89 field offices, including many in Republican parts of the state, is also making a big push in the final days. The campaign says it made 691,858 phone calls last week. On Saturday, it staged a run-through of its election-day operations. Volunteers are assigned to be part of either a red team, responsible for collecting data at the polls about who has not yet voted; a blue team, responsible for knocking on the doors of voters who haven’t voted yet; or a white team, which provides logistical support.

    David Axelrod, Sen. Obama’s chief strategist, says of the McCain operation, “We can’t control what they do, but we can control what we do. We’re going to get our vote out.”

    Keeping Tabs on Voters
    Using commercially available data, the Republican party also tailors its automated phone calls and mailings, focusing them on issues it suspects the voter contacted cares most about.

    Chris McNulty, the RNC’s Midwest regional director in Ohio, says he experienced this himself recently. He requested an absentee ballot but had not yet turned it in — something the campaign can track by monitoring whose ballots have arrived at the secretary of state’s office.

    One night, Mr. McNulty came home to find a flier from the RNC urging him to send in his ballot and also to “support the troops.” Mr. McNulty had never told anyone at the party that the war in Iraq was his top issue. He says the party figured it out from profiling done based on his magazine subscriptions and other commercially available data. “We had me right,” he says. “I was completely thrilled.”

    Mr. McNulty also noticed that he only received that one piece of mail, which he thinks is because the RNC database shows that he votes in every election so needs less urging. His wife turned in her absentee ballot for Sen. McCain right away; she didn’t get any mail.

    In 2002, during statewide elections, Mr. McNulty helped run a test to see if contacting voters directly really made a difference. Officials picked two demographically similar precincts in Republican Butler County, outside Cincinnati, and did a full set of phone calls and door knocks in one and made no effort in the other. The result: 10% higher turnout in the targeted precinct.

    By the 2004 presidential race, the Republicans were making so many calls, they had to hire round-the-clock data-entry staffers to enter the results — mainly voters’ support for various candidates — into the database. In 2006, the GOP created bubble sheets that volunteers could fill out after every phone call and scan electronically. This year, volunteers enter voter responses by pushing buttons on the phones connected to the Internet. The data are immediately uploaded into a master database.

    Last weekend, a dozen volunteers in Hamilton County, which includes Cincinnati, were calling to urge voters to turn in their absentee ballots, ringing a bell in the center of the table whenever they found a McCain supporter. When one volunteer called a voter and was informed that the voter had died, she entered “4” on her Internet phone, updating the computer file so the number wasn’t dialed again.

    When volunteers got voice mail or answering machines, they punched a couple of buttons and the call was transferred to a recorded message — in this case, it was a message from Gov. Sarah Palin.

    Obama, McCain Signs
    One new challenge for Republicans is that the Obama campaign has penetrated corners of Ohio that John Kerry, the 2004 Democratic nominee, barely touched. In Republican Warren County, which gave 66% of its votes to Mr. Bush in 2004, David Fornshell says he now sees Obama signs. The 35-year-old attorney, who works in neighboring Cincinnati and named his son Reagan after the former president, says that in 2004, “it would be a shock if you were driving down the street and saw a Kerry-Edwards sign.”

    Still, he thinks that the stronger Obama presence motivates local Republicans. One day he saw an Obama yard sign on Poplar Hill Drive. The next day, neighbors on either side had put up McCain signs.

    Mr. Fornshell is part of a network of evangelical Christians who are now active in the campaign. Sen. McCain has long had a rocky relationship with social conservatives, and it took some of them a while to come around.

    John McCain at a campaign rally in Defiance, Ohio. He is on a two-day campaign bus tour through the state of Ohio.

    Ms. Viars, who has been putting pro-McCain fliers on windshields, has been involved in Republican and anti-abortion politics for 20 years. But ahead of Ohio’s presidential primary, she worked hard for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. She helped to get him on the ballot in Ohio and stuck with him even when it was clear that Sen. McCain had the nomination wrapped up.

    Then, in late June, she and other social conservatives met with Sen. McCain, and urged him to choose an anti-abortion running mate. She sent the campaign a check for $1 and wrote in the memo field, “More to come if you pick a conservative running mate.” When Sen. McCain publicly floated the idea of a vice-presidential nominee who supports abortion rights, Ms. Viars complained loudly to her contacts at the campaign.

    On Aug. 29, Sen. McCain was set to announce his pick in nearby Dayton, and like many others, Ms. Viars thought it would be Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who opposes abortion. She was fine with that. She painted a sign, “Conservatives for McCain-Pawlenty,” and put it in her trunk as she and two friends set out for the event.

    On the way, she got a call from her contact in the campaign, “We’re hearing it’s Sarah Palin,” he told her. The three friends began to squeal with joy. They never dreamed they’d get a strong social conservative, a Christian and a woman to boot. “It was like the Beatles had arrived,” she said.

    Wavering Voters
    Ever since, Ms. Viars has been fully dedicated to the cause. She spends hours making calls at phone banks. She spreads the word about McCain events in the area and this week, she plans to blast-email more than 2,000 people her picks for the election. “McCain picked a conservative [for his running mate] like we had hoped,” she says. “We have to keep our end of the bargain.”

    Pastor Mark Fuller at Grove City Church of the Nazarene did his part on Sunday, nine days before the election. “It’s your privilege as an American citizen. It is your responsibility as a follower of Jesus,” he said, urging people to vote. “This is one way we can influence for the kingdom of God.”

    He encouraged congregants to check out the voter guides that had been distributed with the church bulletin and prepared by the Ohio Christian Alliance. The guides highlight Sen. McCain’s anti-abortion and anti-gay-marriage positions, leaving out the areas where his views run contrary, such as support for embryonic stem-cell research.

    Some in the audience needed no persuasion. But others are wavering. Sam Gookin, 49, voted twice for Mr. Bush and says, “I don’t think you can consciously call yourself a Christian and vote for someone who is pro-abortion.” But, he adds, “it’s hard not to focus on the economic issues.”

  13. Redistribution You Can Believe In
    American workers should beware the siren song of “the Redistributor.”

    By Rich Lowry

    The growing cast of characters at McCain rallies includes Joe the Plumber, Tito the Builder and now “Barack the Redistributor.”

    John McCain is keying off Barack Obama’s comment to Joe the Plumber about “spreading the wealth around,” and his 2001 rumination in a Chicago Public Radio interview about the Supreme Court “redistributing the wealth.” Cautious even then, Obama didn’t commit himself on whether the Court should force “redistributive change,” but his use of the R-word was enough to make it his moniker at McCain events.

    Obama is an exotic bird – a self-described tax-cutter for “95 percent of working Americans,” with a predilection toward socialistic language and concepts. The key to the riddle is the nature of his tax program.

    Obama proposes a dog’s breakfast of tax credits, including a $500 refundable work credit that applies even to people who owe no income taxes. The Internal Revenue Service would cut them a $500 check every year. This essentially is a government payment dressed up as a tax cut. It will be partly funded by new taxes on the top 5 percent. So Obama is redistributing wealth, but in an eminently salable way. Call it “redistributive change we can believe in.”

    Obama’s plan wouldn’t, like cuts in marginal tax rates, increase the incentive to work, invest or save. In fact, the opposite. As tax credits phase out, they increase marginal tax rates. But for Obama, his plan is a matter of justice rather than economics.

    When in a Democratic primary debate Charlie Gibson of ABC News pointed out to Obama that increasing the capital-gains rate in the past has initially reduced revenue, Obama replied that he wanted the increase “for purposes of fairness.”

    But how unfair is the American tax system? It’s already steeply progressive. IRS data show that the top 1 percent of filers paid 40 percent of federal income taxes in 2006. The top 5 percent paid 60 percent. The top half paid 97 percent.

    According to the congressional Joint Economic Committee, these are the highest tax shares paid by these income groups since 1986. The bottom half of filers, in contrast, pays 3 percent. Millions of these people have an income-tax liability less than zero, because they receive already-existing refundable tax credits.

    Obama couches his work credit as relief from the payroll tax funding Social Security. Even here, the system is already redistributive. American Enterprise Institute economist Andrew Biggs points out that low earners get a roughly 4 percent rate of return on their Social Security taxes, while high earners get a 1.5 percent rate. Obama would heighten the disparity, “pushing it closer toward a welfare-program approach.”

    None of this means average workers aren’t under stress or that tax credits in themselves are nefarious. Rising health-care costs have eroded wages, and McCain has a well-considered policy – including a tax credit – to help workers cope with these costs. An intelligently crafted increase in the per-child tax credit, meanwhile, would counteract the perverse redistribution of our entitlement system – from households with children to childless adults.

    But Obama’s tax program pursues a foolhardy goal – redistribution for its own sake – in an unworkable manner. As Alan Reynolds of the Cato Institute has written, between his tax credits and other proposals, Obama is seeking to balance some $4.3 trillion of new spending over the next 10 years on the top 5 percent of earners.

    Experience shows that raising taxes on these earners doesn’t produce as much revenue as expected, thanks to what economists call “the elasticity of income” – i.e., people find ways around the Tax Man. Regardless, there’s simply not enough money to be had from “the rich.” This is why socialistic European countries have tax systems arguably less progressive than ours. To fund their extensive welfare states, they must resort not only to onerous income-tax rates, but to high payroll and sales taxes paid by everyone.

    American workers should beware the siren song of “the Redistributor

  14. The Choice
    By the Editors

    This election does not present Americans with a straight-up choice between conservatism and liberalism. This is not so much because John McCain is a moderate, although he is, as because liberals are likely to have effective majorities in both houses of Congress. Thus the choice we face is, in most respects, between a liberalism that is checked and one that is not.

    We have reached this point because of the unpopularity of President Bush, the parlous state of the economy, and the enduring weakness of Republican positions on domestic policy. Senator McCain has done little to overcome these obstacles to his presidential hopes, and as a result he trails in the polls.

    His opponent, Barack Obama, is a talented young politician who has shown both discipline and savvy in beating Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. Given the initial odds against him, it is not quite right to say that he is untested. Yet his accomplishments, beyond propelling himself to the top of American politics, are few.

    His views place him on the left edge of liberalism. The press has ruled that discussion of his extensive association with radicals is outside the bounds of polite society, although his history surely demonstrates at the very least that he has followed a policy of having no enemies to the left – and indicates that he probably shared more of their views than he now lets on.

    The platform on which Obama is running is troubling enough. He advocates higher tax rates than any Democratic presidential candidate of the past 20 years has called for. He favors a health-care plan that would move millions of Americans from the private plans they prefer to a government system – and, in the long run, would reduce the quality and raise the cost of health care. He is more hostile to trade liberalization than any presidential nominee of either party within the last 70 years. He supports taxpayer funding of abortion. He seeks judges who “empathize” with liberal causes rather than feel themselves bound by the text of the Constitution. And with a stronger liberal base in Congress than any Democratic president has had in at least 40 years, he would have a good chance to get much of this domestic agenda accomplished.

    His chief foreign-policy commitments have been to meet with America’s enemies – one could be forgiven for wondering whether he even thinks in terms of America’s having enemies – and to abandon Iraq. If he had prevailed on Iraq over the last three years, we would have lost a war that we now appear to be winning.

    Luckily for the United States and Iraq, Senator McCain prevailed instead. He advocated the troop increase and strategic shift now known as the surge, first when other Republicans were denying the need for any change and then when they were rushing to quit the war. When President Bush came around on the need for the surge, McCain overlooked their past differences and became the policy’s most effective advocate. If we win in Iraq, McCain will deserve a good deal of the credit.

    McCain has a solid record of opposing economically damaging tax increases. He has always opposed abortion. He has advanced a creative free-market health-care policy, even if he has not done much to defend it against Obama’s dishonest attacks. He is a scourge of wasteful spending and a resolute free trader. He says that he will look for judges who have demonstrated their fidelity to the Constitution as written. We have our differences with McCain, as do most conservatives, on such issues as immigration and stem cells. On each of these issues, however, Obama is at least as mistaken.

    We have no doubt that if McCain is president we will find much to criticize. But we will be confident that we have the right commander-in-chief and that liberals do not have a free hand to remake our country. In this election we support Senator McCain and urge all conservatives to do so as well.

  15. How Low Can It Go? Richardson Pegs Middle Class as Those Making Under $120,000
    For the second time in a week, a prominent Democrat has downgraded Barack Obama’s definition of the middle class.

    FOXNews.com

    Friday, 2008-31-305

    For the second time in a week, a prominent Democrat has downgraded Barack Obama’s definition of the middle class — leading Republicans to question whether he’ll stick to his promise not to raise taxes on anyone making under $250,000.
    The latest hiccup in the campaign message came Friday morning on KOA-AM, when New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson pegged the middle class as those making $120,000 and under.

    “What Obama wants to do is he is basically looking at $120,000 and under among those that are in the middle class, and there is a tax cut for those,” Richardson said in the interview, according to a clip posted on YouTube.

    There’s no indication that Obama has changed his tax policy, which states that anyone making under $200,000 would get a tax cut under his administration, and nobody making under $250,000 would be hit with a tax increase. Richardson actually recited that part of Obama’s plan correctly earlier in his radio interview.

    But Sarah Palin accused Obama of shifting the threshold Friday afternoon at a rally in York, Pa.

    “So now we’re down to less than half of the original income level,” she said, citing Richardson’s interview. “We can’t let this happen.”

    And the Republican National Committee quickly blasted out an e-mail saying, “At this rate, it won’t take long until Obama is again raising taxes on Americans making as little as $42,000 a year.”

    “When Barack Obama comes to your door this Halloween, there will be no treats — just taxes,” the e-mail said.

    Joe Biden caused headaches for the campaign Monday when he told a Scranton, Pa., TV station that Obama’s tax break “should go to middle class people — people making under $150,000 a year.”

    John McCain said the tax threshold was “creeping down,” while the Obama campaign accused him of lying about Obama’s tax policies.

  16. Admin,

    Thank you for all of your hard work. Finally, someone in the MSM has the guts to write what you have been wrting about for a long time.

    I have not commented here for some time, but I have been lurking. In fact I do lurk everyday. I also visit No Quarter daily.

    I have said from the beginning that BO is just like Bush II. They took a page out of the Rove’s playbook. And the MSM just fell in line. I cannot even watch the news these days.

    To all who post or lurk here, please go out and vote. Your country needs you!! BO has not won yet!! Confound them!! I want to see the look on all those people at CNN, MSNBC, CBS, CSPAN, ABC, NBC, NYT, LAT, WAPO etc. on November 5th.

  17. Report on Palin Rally here from 3pm to about 4:15pm. I went. I saw. I loved it.There were no estimates of attendance, but it was group that filled the area of the event.
    I volunteered and got assigned to rally the crowd and then to guard a rope line. We were to be on the look out for distractors, protestors and such. If there was a need for security we were told to chant USA and that would rally the other workers and security could be called. No incidences of this type occurred.
    There were local politicians who spoke, followed by small businessmen who told how Obama’s tax plans would hurt them, their business, their workers, and eventually all of America. We were told that Gov Crist would be there, but he was not. Someone nearby who had relatives who went to Palin’s event just prior to ours here was on the cell phone getting updates of who was there, when the speech finished and when she left that place.
    Two buses arrived and were spot on time. The children were on one of the buses, but they did not come out to the stage. When Sarah and First Dude walked out, they took the audience’s breath away. They are a beautiful couple by any measure, and I have seen her before in person but from a distance.

    Today I was directly in front of the podium right up to the iron fence surrounding the stage. The podium was less than 12 feet away by my estimation.
    Sarah wore a black skirt, royal blue jacket top and black heels. She wore her hair up. First Dude wore a light blue long sleeve shirt, but I think the sleeves were rolled up to about the elbows. I can not tell you how much more handsome he is in person and that smile lights up the room, and I think I detected dimples when he smiled. And his eyes were bright and twinkling.

    Sarah did the usual in her speech….the crowd roared. And First Dude applauded. But she did an excellent job, and as with Hillary, it was like she was talking to each of us as opposed to making a speech to us. There were chants from the crowd. Now I will relay my personal experience with them.

    As Sarah spoke I was one of those who punctuated with comments like….and a woman in the whitehouse, the second time I yelled this, First Dude smiled really really big as he seemed to like the comment. There was a chant SARAH, SARAH, SARAH. and then a man right behind me with a deep and loud voice chanted T-O-D-D and the crowd took up the chant. First Dude seemed to really like this, and Sarah turned around to him and acknowledged his name chant by pointing to the crowd and then him as she stepped away from the podium.

    I shoulted other things, like….yeah Messiah, yeah depression, yeah, $120k, ask about the birth certificate, and more but I can not remember what.

    At the end of the speech they went beyond me to the right a little bit and started shaking hands. She shook my hand for a lingering shake. I said PIPER 2044, she had to think about that for a second and then smiled the biggest most beautiful smile I have ever seen. She said she liked my hat [red hat with my Hillary Supporter for McCain/Palin button on it and I said thank you, and I am a Hillary supporter now for McPalin. She said thank you so much and God bless you. I told her there were lots and lots and lots of us across the country; she said God bless them and her eyes met mine for what seemed like a long time.

    Up close she is flawless. People in the crowd before the event said that she looked tired last night on Greta and that she had lost weight. She was the perfect size, had perfect hair, perfect teeth, a very fetching smile, and a beautiful figure. First Dude was as handsome as Sarah was beutiful. They are a perfect couple. She seemed to really like it when for the second or third time she mentioned USA gas and I started the chant DRILL BABY DRILL.

    There were little ones there. A group of children sang the military songs for each branch of the service. The school’s ROTC were the color guards.
    One little one [special needs?] had on a yellow hard hat with a McCain/Palin sticker on it. They made a fuss over this child, and while I did not have a clear view, I believe that they may have held it and let pictures be taken.

    My back is hurting and my feet hurt, but those hours spent working for her campaign and working rallies has all been worth it. She and First Dude came across as everyday, although magazine beautiful and pretty near perfect and with a beautiful family, people who, like John McCain, would fight hard and work hard for the betterment of our country.

    Now, I hope they forgive me but I did a lot of politicking for Hillary Supporters who are now for McPalin. They seemed to be very appreciative. And I was surprised at how much they knew already. But I can assure you that what they did not know, I told them about. Sorry for this long post, but JanH asked for it…..so this is dedicated to JanH and fellow His44’ers. I am going to go buy me the biggest, fattest, juiciest hamburger around now. I deserve it.

  18. FOLKS – THIS NEEDS TO GET OUT

    Apparently, a January 23rd letter written by Clinton Campaign lawyer Lyn Utrecht has surfaced, and it details voter intimidation and voter suppression in the Nevada caucus.

    I was wondering when some of this would come to the surface.

    I think this is a story that might have some legs, given all attention that ACORN is drawing these days.

    p.s. I haven’t posted on Big Pink months, but I read occasionally, and I’m still involved in this campaign.

    http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=4562

  19. ShortTermer Says:
    November 1st, 2008 at 5:07 pm
    ************************
    wow! thanks for the on scene report. damn, reminds me of working HRC rally’s here in NH. glad you had the opportunity to tell her there are many of us “out there” who support the McPalin ticket.

    thanks for your hard work and enjoy that burger!

  20. Don’ know if this means anything but I just answered a real person calling on behalf of the waffles camp. I immedately told her to save her breath. I was a registered dimocrat and had evry intention of casting my vote for McCain. she sounded quite dejected, must be getting alot of similar respnses. I hope.

  21. Independent Ben Says:

    November 1st, 2008 at 5:29 pm
    FOLKS – THIS NEEDS TO GET OUT

    Apparently, a January 23rd letter written by Clinton Campaign lawyer Lyn Utrecht has surfaced, and it details voter intimidation and voter suppression in the Nevada caucus.

    I was wondering when some of this would come to the surface.

    I think this is a story that might have some legs, given all attention that ACORN is drawing these days.

    p.s. I haven’t posted on Big Pink months, but I read occasionally, and I’m still involved in this campaign.

    http://www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=4562

    ——

    My thoughts on this: If this was such a BIG issue and Hillary DID NOT use it effectively then she let me down!

    I DO NOT WANT ANY PARTY UNITY BULLSHIT!

  22. My thought is that maybe she and her campaign tried very hard to get something done about this and were stymied by Obama’s thugs everywhere they turned. I can’t see a letter being written unless they had serious intentions. I can however see Pelosi, Kennedy, Kerry, et al shutting it all down.

  23. I can also see the media turning a blind eye on everything negative about Obama so no matter what Hillary’s camp tried to do, it was a hopeless cause.

  24. The city hall in my town was open today for absentee balloting. The gal at the desk said it had been pretty slow. I don’t know if that means anything in regards to turnout or if it reflects that we’re in hunting season here in Minnesota.

    Anyway, count two absentee votes for McCain/Palin–mine and my dads. I even took a photo of the ballot. There are lots more McCain signs in my town these days. Hope it’s a sign of things to come on Tuesday….

  25. This is my first post here. I joined here today. I have been a lurker here since the day McCain chose Palin. I am a democrat in the extremely blue state of Oregon. I adored Bill & Hillary Clinton through the 90’s and was so looking forward to Hillary. I have never seen the HATE like the hate I have seen this election cycle. It is like the civil war within the Dem party. I get mental pictures of the American civil war with “brother against brother” fighting eachother.Portland is the most liberal city outside of San Francisco. Let me tell you, it is like Isreali vs. Palestinian with the Hillary vs. Obama rivalry. Here are examples:

    1. My Hillary stickers on my car were scratched off or ripped off 7 times during the primaries. All the air was let out of my tires in the parking garage at Portland State University…TWICE!!
    2. My car was keyed not once but twice.
    3. Lawn signs disappeared within 45 minutes being placed in my yard.
    4. poll calling asking me if I would support Obama, after telling them “I would not vote this year” I was asked if it was because Obama was black, or if I was a real progressive or not.

    This is simply too much from the Obamacons to handle. I gave $50 dollars to McCain the day after he picked Sarah Palin. I continue to give $25 per month to them as well. I never thought I would support a Repub ticket but Obama MUST be defeated. I don’t agree with her on much but I do like the fact that she doesn’t take crap from anybody. McCain is not a sexist zealot that Obama has proven to be. Until the democrat party regains control of the party from Pelosi/Reid and the Obamacons I will NEVER vote for another democrat again (except Hillary).

    I have phone banked for McCain for 2 weeks now because I think the NewMexico or Grape? (I can’t remember her name) poster on here is always pushing for it and have gotten alot of good responses in Florida,Pennsylvania & Ohio. Obama talks about “Unity” and I agree with him on this point…..He has managed to Unite both Repubs & Dems together to get rid of the Chicago trash out of the DEM PARTY!!!

    This is my favorite Hill site, followed by HillBuzz & NoQuarter.

    Sorry it took so long to join here, but to let you know there is a large silent movement that follows Hillary is 44 & is following your lead!!

    Don in Portland

  26. Thanks so much ShortTerm. And Jan H, I agree with your post. This is the sadness of this election:

    # JanH Says:
    November 1st, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    I can also see the media turning a blind eye on everything negative about Obama so no matter what Hillary’s camp tried to do, it was a hopeless cause.

  27. mp Says:
    November 1st, 2008 at 6:00 pm
    My thoughts on this: If this was such a BIG issue and Hillary DID NOT use it effectively then she let me down!

    I DO NOT WANT ANY PARTY UNITY BULLSHIT!

    MP, I don’t really know. What I do know is that during Texas primary, the Clinton camp called an online press conference and laid out stuff that was going on in the caucus part. Obama people were showing up at polling locations with forged authorization letters and getting control of the packets. Not a single major media outlet went with the story. In the end, it was my understanding that Dean and DNC got Hillary to agree not to push the caucus issues – so it wouldn’t give the GOP an issue.

    Oh well, I think the GOP can certainly make use of that letter now – with all the controversy about ACORN, and the Dems and GOP are trading their usual voter fraud-voter suppression charges.

  28. Was watching Nickalodean and there was a commercial replete with kids dancing and singing Nick kids choose president. It was an endorsement by the network for obama. Has anyone else seen this?

  29. hey all – including Shortermer -I was at the Palin rally too! I have to admit I was awed with Palin and her husband – I have admit I was skeptical about going to a repubilican rally – as soon as I got out of my car there was two ladies coming out of theirs and they immediately commented on my Hillary shirt – from there on more and more did the same – all were positive – some said this belonged to Hillary but now were McCain supporters – one even gave me a sticker that said another democrat for mccain which was cool – I used the ILY sign in sign language often when Palin spoke – and the best part was – Mr. Todd Palin shook my hand!

  30. For all who need a little uplifting, and for those headed back to phone banking work…from our friend Paul Villareal:

    h t t p ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrbhYQLrqp0

  31. MP: Hillary intended to use that letter and others like it as part of her appeal to the superdelegates and ultimately the dnc. Unfortunately the evil doers aborted that. If she had turned it over to the press they would have used it to crucify her. They are sociopathic. As for the letter, you can logically assume the Republicans have it.

  32. Will the election results headlines on BIGPINK be

    ***************
    Shock & Awe
    ***************

    or

    ****************
    Gloom and Doom?
    ****************

  33. The blesed one could jut about say any thing he wants:

    In the final weekend before the presidential election, John McCain unveiled a new attack on Barack Obama, criticizing his comment that his victory in Iowa’s caucuses last winter had “vindicated” his faith in the American people.

    “My country has never had to prove anything to me, my friends,” McCain said while campaigning in the Washington suburbs in northern Virginia. “I’ve always had faith in it and I’ve been humbled and honored to serve it.

    McCain was referring to a remark Obama made at a campaign stop in Des Moines on Friday.

    “My faith in the American people was vindicated and what you started here in Iowa swept the nation,” Obama said.

    I bet this sent a spark up tweety matthews A$$

  34. ClontonDem – this is the Male Obama’s version of “for the first time in my life I am proud of my country”

    Arrogant, SOB’s BOTH o them –

    disgusted by America unless they support Barky and his bitter nasty wife

  35. “My faith in the American people was vindicated and what you started here in Iowa swept the nation,”

    sweep it up your ass.

  36. This is just CREEPY!!……..@ newsbusters.org

    Seattle Paper Publishers Pictures and Addresses of Homes With McCain Signs
    By Warner Todd Huston | November 1, 2008 – 15:16

    **Update** 4PM 11/01/08

    Like Obama, the folks that run The Stranger “newspaper” in Seattle are all about tolerance… as long as you believe the same things they believe. If you don’t, well, then you deserve intimidation and a good “outing.” just as Obama has tried to intimidate radio talk show hosts, just like he has tried to use the office of the Attorney General to quash political free speech, The Stanger publication has decided that the best way to force citizens of Seattle to toe the far left political line is to have their homes photographed and their addresses made public for the outrageous crime of having a McCain/Palin sign on their property.

    Editorial Director Dan Savage, another boring Seattle gay activist, has helmed this intimidation disguised as “humor” in order to attack his political opposition. Good thing ol’ Danny is all “tolerant” and stuff, isn’t it?

  37. Slap them with an emergency injunction,,,ask the WA RNC for help in doing so, pointing out the sign burnings, shot-at house windows and similar recent happenings that are endangering McPalin supporters.

  38. just thought of something……. I bet hannity and Rush use it on their radio shows

    They loved Hank williams jr’s mccain palin tune and played the heck out of it !!!

  39. sorry wbboei. i should know better.
    ————————————–
    Alcina: I am sorry I did not mean you. I am just tired of seeing this bad vaudville act go on and on and nobody in big media have the common sense to know when to say when and reach for the vaudville hook. Bambi and Biden are pathetic. Who in their right mind would vote for this fraud if they had the relevant information. I guess I worry most about people who are so naive in their thinking that they could fall for this crap.

  40. http://www.thecityedition.com/Pages/Archive/Summer08/RoguesGallery.html
    This year, America’s top broadcast networks, print publications and internet media are conspiring with political groups, polling companies and investment banks to sway the outcome of the election. Before coverage of the primaries began, New Dealer Sen. Hillary Clinton was heavily favored to become the next U.S. president. Now Sen. Barack Obama – largely unknown before 2007 – is promoted by nearly every news program and morning show across America. Although Clinton won 9 of her last 13 contests, she was forced to withdraw from the race prematurely, partly in response to an endless array of controversies fabricated by the media. These included claims that she and her husband were racists, that she secretly hoped Sen. Barack Obama might be assassinated, and that she refused to be “gracious in defeat”. In a similar fashion, Cindy McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin have been targeted by media-driven smear campaigns in order to sabotage Sen. John McCain’s candidacy. Meanwhile, Sen. Obama’s tenure in Chicago politics remains murky and unexplained. Obama’s longtime benefactor, the slumlord Tony Rezko, has barely been mentioned, despite his conviction on 16 counts of influence peddling and bribery. The press is perpetrating a fraud, betraying the public trust and acting in a manner comparable to the treatment of Polish union leader Lech Walesa by Pravda in the 1980s. Meet America’s “Messengers of Mass Destruction
    Brian Williams, Andrea Mitchell, Keith Olbermann, Katie Couric…and more! Worth reading.

  41. Dear Dan,

    Generally speaking I do not getting into a pissing contest with a skunk, but in your case I have decided to make an exception.

    You know that vandals in our community have damaged autombiles with McCain-Palin signs. You know that two punks in Portland were caught trying to fire bomb a house with a McCain sign.

    Yet knowing that you decided to publish the names and addresses of people with McCain signs. What legitimate purpose could that possibly serve except to facilitate more attacks?

    Let us hope that none of the people whose names and addresses you published are attacked or you may well learn the difference between freedom of expression vs aiding and abetting.

  42. Hey Guys, I went to vote yesterday in little Crockett, Texas and I had to wait in line for at least an hour. I was on the phone because I had many irons in the fire and they politely told me cell phones were no longer allowed in the voting lines. I said “WHY NOT? and WHEN DID THIS START?” They said they started it this year! I told them OH could it be you all are trying to tamp down the cell phone videos taken at the primary to film the cheating? Needless to say they were glad when I left! Folks now they want to make sure there is no tapes of the cheating. I was totallly disgusted!

  43. “My faith in the American people was vindicated and what you started here in Iowa swept the nation,” Obama said.

    Another version of MO’s “I am proud of my country for the first time.”

  44. pm317 Says:

    November 1st, 2008 at 11:30 pm
    “My faith in the American people was vindicated and what you started here in Iowa swept the nation,” Obama said.

    Another version of MO’s “I am proud of my country for the first time.”

    ————————————————————————

    he left out the part about bussing people into Iowa, voter intimidation, caucus irregularities, and whatever other nefarious tactics were used to “win.”

  45. Obama, per Drudge, is now saying “I will change the world”. So much for his trying to damp down expectations after the election if he becomes president.

  46. Slap them with an emergency injunction,,,ask the WA RNC for help in doing so, pointing out the sign burnings, shot-at house windows and similar recent happenings that are endangering McPalin supporters.
    ————————————
    Emjay: an old business associate and friend of mine is co-chairman of the McCain campaign for the state of Washington. His co-chairman is the former US Attorney.

    I was gonna send the publisher the letter posted above, but I think I will let the campaign do whatever they decide is best. I will send them an email tonight on this. Most likely he is aware of it

  47. wbboei

    Did you get a pic of a chubby little disgruntled baby in your email in the last couple of days? Sent it Thurs. ABM90 got his, but you and a handful of others here have made no mention. Go get it out of your spam filter.

  48. Just read this on Levi’s myspace profile.

    ENOUGH, already!!!

    I wont be run out of myspace just because of some fuckin newspaper people working for obama. What my future mother-in-law is doing has nothing to do with me or Bristol, but I want everyone who reads this to know, every time they attack us for being human, they show why America needs leaders like Sarah Palin.

    If you came to my page just to be political, you are wasting your time. But if you came and want to throw a shout out for support, bring it on!

    -Levi.

  49. HELP THIS PAC RUN THESE GREAT ADS – WRIGHT, ETC!

    The National Republican Trust is the group running a great Wright ad, an ad about BO’s support of driver’s licenses for illegals, and one on the economy.

    Remember the effect that Wright had when the story broke last March. Think how many millions of Americans have only recently tuned into this election and haven’t been exposed to the Wright issue at all. I know these ads started out in PA, OH and FL, but this group wants to expand to more swing states.

    nationalrepublicantrust.com/obama_letter.html

  50. Success has a million parents; Failure None:

    If Obama is installed next week, w/ big media’s help, they will join in the celebration of what a marvelous part of the political process they played, and how the country is finally back on the right track.

    Should he lose, they will pretend they never knew him, never supported him. They will throw him under the bus. They will suddenly come forth with all the explanations that we and others have already shouted from the rooftops:

    * The Dems chose a weak, extremist candidate.

    * Obama was an affirmative action symbolic nominee

    * The DNC and MSM purposefully overlooked Obama’s glaring weaknesses, and will have to pay the price for such dereliction of their respective duties: newspaper readership down,Brazile and Dean hunting for jobs starting Nov. 5th (would yoyu hire them?).

    * Obama is the classic “empty suit”. Nice speech. Over and over and over again. “Where’s the beef?”

    * Obama is not the post-partisan illusion he and Axelrod wanted to sell the public on; they knee-cap with the worst of them.

    * Obama has a shady past that is part of who he is.

    * Obama is not the “transparent” candidate that he has purported to be. In fact, he is one of the most unforthcoming candidates to ever run for president. And yet the MSM has given him a free pass. Why? What is their angle? Access to the son to be anointed king? Or something more sinister?

    %%%%%
    The list above is just the tip of the iceberg, a Cliff Notes synopsis.

  51. The Second coming of the “great McGinty.Just like the old movie.
    OBAMA
    The mouth from no where.
    No friends
    No relatives that stand beside him
    No records
    No paper Trail.
    No witnesses
    No accomplishments
    No Admissions
    No memory
    No responsebility
    No Heart
    No Soul.
    No guilt
    No character
    No honor
    No compassion

    “NO BUSINESS RUNNING FOR ANYTHING BUT THE NEXT FLIGHT TO AFRICA to Advise Odinga on how to steal a large country with MSM help.

    By ABM90 Time is short to stop this disaster before it occurs. THe alternative is to learn all about growing Bananas.Just in case he makes it.

  52. henry Says:

    November 1st, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    Was watching Nickalodean and there was a commercial replete with kids dancing and singing Nick kids choose president. It was an endorsement by the network for obama. Has anyone else seen this?
    ====
    Yes Henry I saw it. His face is everywhere. I have heard he is also in video games. And we get the children’s book of the month club too, and when the monthly catalog came there was a children’s book on the second page about Barack Obama, and in the description it had practically already annointed him president. Made me sick. I think they got a lot of complaints though, cause the next month it was several pages in with a book about McCain with it and other patriotic books. That Nick poll they do every election and it has never been indicative who actually wins. Kerry won it in 2004.

  53. I don’t share most of the fuss about a single illegal immigrant in a country where every fifth or sixth person you you used to pass by used to be or is probably still is an illegal immigrant.
    I would rather that everybody focus on whether BO qualifies on the inside, for the job he is eloquently competing for!
    We have had, thanks to admin, plenty of evidence on this site that BO is not the right man to be president of the United States of America.
    I even guess that one of BO loving BigMedia source brought the aunt issue on the eleventh hour.
    divert attention from other major matters

  54. Good Morning, Big Pink.

    I wanted to take a second to say hello to all the lurkers and new posters . We tend to be VERY focused here, and sometimes we don’t stop to take the time to be as welcoming as we probably should be. Please don’t think that means you aren’t wanted or welcome here…nothing could be further from the truth. We just have a constant uphill battle to win this thing, and most of our energies are focused on that.

    So….from ALL of us here at Big Pink: Welcome! Jump right in and post your little hearts out. If we don’t respond right away (or at all), know that that does NOT mean we don’t read what you post and appreciate your contributions. And if you ask a question that doesn’t get answered…YELL AT US! You’ll get our attention eventually. 🙂

  55. This little gem from Lynn Sweet nearly missed my attention. See if you can connect some dots here, Pinkers. 😉

    blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/10/obamas_pal_eric_whitaker_his_t.html

  56. Welcome Judda and portlandon!

    Americangal,

    Obama can’t lower expectations. His fat ego won’t compute anything than his annoitment as emperor with no clothes. 😉

  57. ABM90 Says:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 7:13 am
    *************************
    one thing missing from your “list”.. no humor
    there is something terribly wrong with someone who cannot laugh at oneself.

  58. “Get your ass under the bus, Auntie!”

    elections.foxnews.com/2008/11/01/barack-obamas-kenyan-aunt-living-illegally-boston/

  59. Good morning.

    I’ve been feeling too eyeoorish for company so I’ve just been lurking.

    Here’s someting that cheered me up so thought it might help others, too.

    From hillbuzz;

    # Benjamin Says:
    November 2, 2008 at 3:59 am

    Michael Says:
    November 2, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Remember Super Tuesday.

    The media chatter that Obama was gonna deliver a knockout blow was deafening.

    All the polls showed that BO was gonna win California (except 1) – Hillary won by 13 pts.

    All the polls had him closing and some had him going ahead in Massachusetts – Hillary won by double digits.

    All the polls had him surging to within the margin of error in New Jersey – Hillary won by double digits.

    Remember Pennsylvania. All the polls had him closing to within the margin of error – Hillary won by 10 points.

    And remember to ignore any exit poll results that are leaked – and believe me, if they are favorable to Obama, they WILL be leaked. All through the primaries BHO would always overperform in exit polls by 5-7% I guess it’s that “enthusiasm” to grab the form and fill it out – and the typical Hillary voter had to get back to work.

  60. Some insightful comments on obamas character and proclivities as a leader from todays American thinker. The author traces the party back to jefferson, and describes it as a party of passions willing to cut corners and suppress liberties. He sees those tendencies in bambi, and some of us see pathological dimensions as well. Be that as it may here is what the author said:
    ——————————————–

    The moralistic tone of (Obama’s) pronouncements indicate that he is man who is unwilling to accede to any views except his own when confronted with a crisis. And his temperament might tempt him to try. By his own admission he spent his college years hanging out with Marxists, structural feminists, and radicals. His association with Bill Ayers is too well known to require repeating. These groups are not known for the tolerance of dissent.

    And in all frankness the stress of being the first black man to be president may act upon Obama’s mind in such a way that he might be tempted to coerce opponents into sub- mission.

    Would a policy of repression succeed? Unlikely, for the political and legal system have matured to the point that the American polity would resist — perhaps violently — such an assault on its civil liberties. Yet Obama’s campaign has demonstrated a willingness to use the legal system to intimidate the opposition into withdrawing or moderating criticism of Obama the candidate. Should he become president, he will have the vast power of the American presidency at his disposal. And given the adoration of him expressed by the mainstream media (and it willingness to overlook the troubling aspects of his campaign) it is unlikely that he would face the harsh criticism that Richard Nixon faced when he attempted to intimidate opponents.

    A policy of political repression would destroy or seriously undermine the claim by the Democratic Party to be the champions of dissent. How would the Party answer such a charge? By denial and obfuscation, as can be seen by anyone studying the response by Democrats to the financial meltdown of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Yet truth can be suppressed only so long. And if Andrew Jackson was the Alpha of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama may be its Omega. The intense desire for power, the determination to overcome all opposition, and the passion drove Jackson, that animated Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Lyndon Johnson may lead Obama to commit acts that might signal the end of the Democratic Party.

  61. moononpluto Says:

    November 2nd, 2008 at 6:23 am

    Myself and other have sent this video to the press I just read where someone sent this to Drudge every 15 mins it is up on Drudge now I am told. I also sent to Drudge watching MCcain on Fox news now he mentioned developing clean coal alternative not eliminating coal.

    Goooooooooo MCcain
    Going to blog papers in VA OH PA CO IN with this video.

  62. Polling Tricks

    Okay, so if this pollster admits this in its data, then I’m sure other pollsters are doing the same thing. The Diego/Hotline poll, which has always had *61 leading McCain, posted this in its explanation:
    “** Based on an analysis of responses to questions on candidates’ images, partisan identification and demographics, “Refused” responses in the head-to-head question were assigned either to Obama, McCain or Undecided.”
    Flat out stated that the refusals were assigned to a candidate! WTF?
    So, besides pollsters under sampling Republican turnout, this one casually admits that they arbitrarily assign “refuse to responders” a candidate. This is insane.
    http://www.freerepublic.com/%5E
    http://www.diageohotlinepoll.com/

  63. Hidden Audio: Obama Tells SF Chronicle He Will Bankrupt Coal Industry:This should be heard by every voter in PA and OH:

    Let me sort of describe my overall policy.

    What I’ve said is that we would put a cap and trade system in place that is as aggressive, if not more aggressive, than anybody else’s out there.

    I was the first to call for a 100% auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. That will create a market in which whatever technologies are out there that are being presented, whatever power plants that are being built, that they would have to meet the rigors of that market and the ratcheted down caps that are being placed, imposed every year.

    So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

    The audio is here:
    newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2008/11/02/hidden-audio-obama-tells-sf-chronicle-he-will-bankrupt-coal-industry

  64. From Pumapac

    TexasTigress 11.02.08 at 1:27 pm

    Just talked to the communications director for the Pa. Gop. they got our e-mails and have alerted the whole state party !!!!!!! WOOT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ——————–

    That is wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO PUMA!!!!!!!!!

  65. My final decision about Obama
    ;
    Ihave vetted him and I find him totally ill-fit for the office he seeks. Ater watching him,listening to him,I find him an invisible and inept person that suffers from yhe effects of being three bubbles off center and hopes no one will notice or care.
    He does not pass my smell test and that is enough for my vote to go to JM until Hillary returns to be honored.By the way BHO pick up a copy of “BANANA FARMING FOR IDIOTS”.You will need some experience when you go job hunting after next week.

    By ABM90 Free clothes pins anyone?

  66. Rodham at pumapac.org has done a GREAT thing!
    She has made a list of links to articles at papers with NO LOGIN, and posts go up immediately.

    Each link leads DIRECTLY to the comment section of a particular political article.

    It’s at

    http://pumapac.org/media.html
    Collected links are here, at the top of the left side column, under ‘Rodham’

  67. Rodham at pumapac.org has done a GREAT thing!
    She has made a list of links to articles at papers with NO LOGIN, and posts go up immediately.

    Each link leads DIRECTLY to the comment section of a particular political article.

    The list is at

    h t t p : / / pumapac.org/media.html
    Collected links are here, at the top of the left side column, under ‘Rodham’

  68. Thanks everybody. And justme, I wish I had told you how to identify me, and I am soooo glad you got to come to the rally yesterday. There were a number of chair users, one blind lady with a white cane and led by someone who may have been her daughter.
    I saw the Big Mac this morning on tv and he looked gleeful and gave a much more rousing speech.

    We only have what two days now to KEEP OBAMA FROM CHANGING OUR COUNTRY for all time….will
    he change it to SOCIALISM, MARXISM, CUMMUNIST, OR A NATION OF ISLAM under Farrakan?

    God SAVE our county. God bless our country.
    God bless Joe the Plumber and all the good guys/women and patriots.

    And a special THANK YOU to Sgt. Joe Cook of Chicago Illinois, Obama’s home state now, his brother Brenden still in Iraq and his brother that just returned home from Iraq. Joe’s and his father’s youtube Dear Mr. Obama has brought me to tears everytime I see it………………THANK YOU SGT. JOE COOK AND GOD BLESS YOU AND THE COUNTRY YOU FOUGHT FOR!!!!!

    Here is the text I will use for posters that I will wave the next two days. This text will have a graphic of Obama and a graphic of McCain in uniform and it will say………
    WHO WOULD YOU TRUST MORE?
    -a man who has been to war & stood beside this country & fought for your FREEDOM
    -or a man who has never once stepped on the battlefield & has never been tested by FIRE and who has never fought for your FREEDOM

    Which man would you trust more with the lives and safety of our troops?
    OBAMA WHO HAS NEVER SERVED [his graphic]
    McCAIN A CAREER NAVAL OFFICER [his graphic in uniform]
    ______________________________________
    My 20 something year old son gave me the words, now I will put it on a poster.
    _____________________________
    P.S. a warm up speaker said something to the effect of: A man who has flown a navy jet in the dark of night in battle with enemies fire and landed safely in the dark of night on a carrier deck smaller than a football field in turbulent and choppy waters ONE TIME is a hero and someone WHO AS BEEN TESTED. John McCain did it dozens of times.

    Justme, please correct this if you can remember it more accurately.

    Please keep up the good fight….it is a matter of hours now……..and phonebank in Florida, please!!!!!

  69. Just saw on Gretawire that robo calls are going out with a recording of Hillary praising John Mccain during the primaries. I am sure they are targeting states Hillary kicked Obama’s ass in the spring.

  70. ABM90

    3 BUBBLES OFF CENTER !!!

    Oh my gosh ABM- you have a lot of great one-liners, but this is one of your best.

    Almost dropped my laptop out the window! (Was trying to pick up a Wi-Fi signal.)

    See you later on the pages.

    Great photo of Maggie.

  71. I just opened my email and hope that each of us can tune in today, sent by Will Bower, you know who is is:
    For Immediate Release:

    Just Say No Deal Presents Closing Arguments in Nationwide Conference Call

    Hillary Supporters, PUMAs & Fence Straddlers,

    You’re Invited To Join:

    Just Say No Deal’s
    Closing Argument Conference Call
    Sunday, November 2, 5:00 PM ET

    The Just Say No Deal coalition, a group of Senator Hillary Clinton’s most ardent supporters, will be holding its final conference call of this election season on Sunday, November 2, 2008 from 5:00 to 6:30PM EST.

    Guests include:

    Charlie Crist, Governor of Florida
    Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City
    Larry Johnson, PhD.
    Lynette Long, PhD.
    Lady Lynn de Rothschild
    Will Bower, National Spokesperson, PUMA & Just Say No Deal

    Listen Online @ BlogTalkRadio hosted by NoQuarterUSA:put the proper letter before the dotcoms

    blogtalkradio.com/nqr/2008/11/02/Just-Say-No-Deal-Presents-Closing-Arguments-in-Nationwide-Conference-Call

    Or Dial: (218) 486-1662
    Access Code: [removed]

    WASHINGTON DC & NATIONWIDE – The Just Say No Deal coalition, a group of Senator Hillary Clinton’s most ardent supporters, is hosting its Closing Argument Nationwide Conference Call, Sunday, November 2, 5PM et. High-profile Democrats including Lady Lynn De Rothschild and Dr. Lynette Long join Moderate Republicans Charlie Crist and Rudy Guiliani in a plea to Hillary Supporters, PUMAs and Undecided Voters during this 1 hour 30 minute call, which will also be streamed live over the internet.

    Since its inception on the weekend of Hillary Clinton’s suspension speech, Just Say No Deal put Country Before Party by vocalizing opposition to thuggery, sexism, voter disenfranchisement, caucus fraud and corruption within the Democratic Party, in mainstream media and in the blogosphere.

    The distinguished guests will specifically make their case to former Hillary Clinton supporters, who are still on the fence, as to why they should cast their votes for John McCain and Sarah Palin on Tuesday, November 4th. The panel will cover a host of topics based on questions posed by Just Say No Deal members via email.

    Thank you,

    justsaynodeal.com

  72. Obama can take his Milton Friedman theories and shove them where the sun don’t shine. Today, the burning issue is economic survival. He has no solution to that problem, period. On the eve of the general election he is finally unmasked.

    In coal states and elsewhere he codes this way: first I will take your job, then I will take your gun, and then I will call you rich and tax you to death. I intend to spread whatever wealth I think you have to pay off my political promises. You would be wise to fall in line and worship me as others do. But you must never complain because if you do I will find an effective way to silence you.

  73. wbboei Says:

    November 1st, 2008 at 11:21 pm
    Dear Dan,

    Generally speaking I do not getting into a pissing contest with a skunk, but in your case I have decided to make an exception.

    You know that vandals in our community have damaged autombiles with McCain-Palin signs. You know that two punks in Portland were caught trying to fire bomb a house with a McCain sign.

    Yet knowing that you decided to publish the names and addresses of people with McCain signs. What legitimate purpose could that possibly serve except to facilitate more attacks?

    Let us hope that none of the people whose names and addresses you published are attacked or you may well learn the difference between freedom of expression vs aiding and abetting.
    ################################################

    You are right Wbboei- (although I don’t know if you are calling me a skunk or think I am some sort of troll)

    There were 2 terrorist Obamacon jerks who firebombed with MOLOTOF COCKTAILS no less a persons big McCain Palin signs on their front lawn. The people were asleep less than 30 feet away and could have been killed. Than after the people cleaned up the mess and got new signs put up, the CITY OF PORTLAND has the balls to leave a notice on their door that the signs are too big and are illegal according to the residential sign code!!! I am progressive but this is absolutely becoming UNHINDGED!! This is not the democratic party I used to be proud of. Obama has turned the DNC into what I always thought the BushCo Party was….a bunch of Thugs. Printing the addresses of people who support Repubs in a paper in Seattle was the worst piece of yellow journalism I have ever seen in all my years. What world is this? This election has turned everything upside down. Friends & family I have known for years have shocked me in their support of Obama or McCain. I think that Obama is the most polarizing & disengenuous politician to ever come this close to the presidency.

    I work and pray for a McCain/Palin win because I don’t worry that they will sell out the country UNLIKE an Obama administration. I have learned more on this site in 1/2 an hour than I can get on the MSM in 6 months. Thats why I come here. Thats why I volunteer for McCain.

    Whoever wins, the DNC will demand we all get along and I say NO DEAL. Obama does not represent me even if we agree on afew policy positions. I have friends that keep doing their best Rodney King “Why can’t we all just get along” talking points. I keep forwarding them Hillary is 44 link. They don’t answer back. I will not compromise my value system just so others can feel good about an “Obama Victory Tour”. My only choice is to become an independent and get Hillary to Run against whoever wins this election.

  74. Admin, it may have been unwise to have posted Will Bowers email; if you think it wise, please delete. What was I thinking?

    McPalin 2008

  75. In the final days before the election the real Obama has begun to emerge. The evil spell of the corrupt American media has finally been broken. The soft imaging has given way to a sober appraisal of what he is, what he is not and why it is Russian Roulette to put our future in his hands. I believe Obama will go down to defeat.

    Yes, we all of us to vote. Clinton dems, indies and Republicans who have not swallowed the koolaid. But after that Obama will not go gentle into that good night. It is more probable than not that he will unleash scorched earth litigation and scream racism to every media outlet. And foreign money will continue to pour in. But when he is finally beaten, he will begin to preparate for 2012. The party will not walk away from a cash cow like this one voluntarily.

    If this supposition is correct then our job is hardly over. It has only just begun. The crimes of Obama are a matter of record–and unlike his birth certificate this record has not been sealed. It is a record replete with proven thuggery, sexism, voter disenfranchisement, anti-Americanism, caucus fraud and corruption of superdelegates, the Democratic Party, big media the blogosphere. The list goes on and on.

    If we are to survive as a party then we must set our own house in order. When Obama loses and blames it on racism we must rebut that false charge and call it for what it is: the last bastion of scoundrels. We must tell the world that this is a hiring decision and the people of this country decided that it was unwise to entrust their future to an unqualified candidate like him. Ironically, he and his vp proved this through their serial gaffs.

    Then we must get down to the hard work of rebuilding our party. Let us hope that the candidates Hillary stumped for win their elections because they are likely to be centrists and thus able to rebuild the party, and provide a credible answer in 2012. But it is naiive to expect any public official to walk the plank at this point. Rather it will be up to us to create the conditions necessary to provide them with terra firma.

    Fortunately, we have credible leaders in the Just Say No Deal Coalition. We all have our favorites. Mine are Lady Lynn de Rothchilde, Lynette Long and our own Spega. And we have some of the best bloggers starting with Admin who I have said many times is the smartest political analyst I have ever seen. I would add the that list people like Anachel, River daughter and all of you.

    The point is if I am right and Obama loses, we must turn the false charge of racism against him and go to the foreign press to talk about the real reason he failed. We can redefine him at that point over the bleating voice of big media.

    The salvage operation I envision must begin there. It has to emanate from outside the party. The success of our country depends on the ability of our electorate to weed out the four flushers and I believe they will do it again two days hence. After that we must relax for awhile and then rededicate ourselves to the cause.

    Like Irving Berlin said The Show Must Go On!

  76. http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/in-pennsylvania-gop-highlights-wright-and-clinton-remarks/

    The Pennsylvania Republican Party has cut a television ad – which the McCain campaign said was unauthorized — reminding people here that Senator Barack Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, had said “God damn America” in a sermon. [snip]

    But Mr. Black happily took credit for a phone call that the McCain campaign and the Republican National Committee are paying for that features one of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s toughest attacks on Mr. Obama during the primary campaign.

    “Senator McCain will bring a lifetime of experience to the campaign, and Senator Obama will bring a speech that he gave in 2002,” Mrs. Clinton says in the recording on the call, first reported by CNN.

    “Senator Clinton said it, she meant it at the time,’’ Mr. Black said. “We understand now that she has to support her ticket. But she is a good friend of Senator McCain’s, and I have not hear her demand that we quit using it.’’

  77. Good Afternoon Everyone!!

    Here we sit 2 days from the end of this nightmare of a election…..and hopefully the good fight we have all been going through together ends with a win for our side.

    In either case, our real work as wbbeoi says is just begining.. With that said I am concerned about the future of this site and
    IMHO the network of friends here that have all come to feel like family and how we continue to stay together.

    ADMIN Can you please tell us what is the future for this site after the election?? will you keep it up and running?
    will we need a new home??

    To All The New POsters here you’re too many for me to list by name, I would like to say WELCOME!! to all of you!
    and i am so happy to see you here …welcome to the family 😀

    Cavuto and Newt were just talking all about Obama’s coal audio/plan!!!!! I really hope this goes viral!!

    Marie I did my part and emailed all those VA emails with the audio 😀

  78. ADMIN, Shortermer, Independent Ben and Marie 3548…

    thanks to all of you for the interesting and informative material you all posted today…

  79. Where Was Obama Born?

    Sunday, November 2, 2008 11:03 AM

    If the polls are to be believed, America is on the verge of electing a man whose past is scarcely known.

    For example, as of today, the public still has no idea as to the place where Barack Obama was actually born.

    He may turn out to be the only current or former president in history that does not have a historic marker or reported location that identifies the exact site of his birth.

    A lawsuit filed earlier this year in federal court demanding that Obama release his birth certificate was thrown out.

    During the court proceedings, Obama never produced his birth certificate, though he did produce a “certificate of live birth” issued by the state of Hawaii. Such a certificate lacks much of the basic details typically found on a birth certificate.

    On Friday, an Associated Press story revealed that Hawaii’s Health Department director and the state’s registrar of vital statistics did indeed look at Obama’s birth certificate and verified that he was born in that state.

    Still, these officials gave no details as to where the possible next president was actually born. The state cannot release a birth certificate without a person’s permission, but Obama has yet to allow his certificate to be released. [John McCain has released his birth certificate.]

    The birth certificate is just one document in a long laundry list of documents that Obama has yet to release to the public, including college records, medical records and even his records as a state senator in Illinois. [See: Obama: Most Secretive Democratic Candidate Ever]

    Since the founding of our republic, 42 men have served as president of the United States. Of these, there are only two presidents with disputed birth sites: Andrew Jackson (born in 1767) and Zachary Taylor (born in 1784). The remaining 40 presidents all have a historic site, or at least a marker, on the spot of their birth.

    http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/obama_birth_certificate/2008/11/02/146805.html

  80. hey shorttermer u got it right although I liked when Obama was compared to mr. Hollywood and mr. Mccain to mr. American

  81. Obama-Farrakhan Ties Are Close, Ex-Farrakhan Aide Says

    Saturday, November 1, 2008 2:59 PM

    By: Kenneth R. Timmerman
    http://www.newsmax.com/timmerman/farrakhan_obama_islam/2008/11/01/146685.html

    A former top deputy to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan tells Newsmax that Barack Obama’s ties to the black nationalist movement in Chicago run deep, and that for many years the two men have had “an open line between them” to discuss policy and strategy, either directly or through intermediaries.

    “Remember that for years, if you were a politician in Chicago, you had to have some type of relationship with Louis Farrakhan. You had to. If you didn’t, you would be ostracized out of black Chicago,” said Dr. Vibert White Jr., who spent most of his adult life as a member and ultimately top officer of the Nation of Islam.

    White broke with the group in 1995 and is now a professor of African-American history at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

    White said Obama was “part of the Chicago scene” where Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and radicals would go to each other’s events and support each other’s causes.

    “Even though Chicago is the third-largest city in the country, within the black community, the political and militant nationalist community is very small. So it wouldn’t be uncommon for [Obama and Farrakhan] to show up at events together, or at least be there and communicate with each other,” White told Newsmax.

    The Anti-Defamation League has denounced Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam as a “hate group.”

    Farrakhan has called Jews “bloodsuckers,” “satanic” and accused them of running the slave trade. He has labeled gays as “degenerates.” In a 2006 speech, the ADL again condemned Farrakhan when he said: “These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength. … It’s the wicked Jews the false Jews that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s wicked Jews, false Jews that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!”

    Obama was careful to “denounce” Farrakhan’s comments – but not the man — during the Democratic primary season earlier this year, but only after Hillary Clinton called him out for benefiting from Farrakhan’s support.

    Farrakhan endorsed Obama in a videotaped speech to his followers at Mosque Miryam in Chicago in February. “You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth,” Farrakhan said.

    He told the crowd that Obama was the new “messiah.” See Video: Farrakhan Endorses Obama, Calls Him Messiah.

    Once the news media and the Clinton campaign got hold of those comments from Farrakhan, demands mounted from all sides that Obama “renounce” Farrakhan.

    But as he has done repeatedly throughout this campaign, Obama was careful to parse his words.

    “You know, I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments,” he said during one appearance on “Meet the Press.” “I think that they are unacceptable and reprehensible.”

    Obama hastened to point out that Farrakhan had been praising him as “an African-American who seems to be bringing the country together. I obviously can’t censor him, but it is not support that I sought. And we’re not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan.”

    But Obama, once again, was less than candid.

    THIS ARTICLE IS A LITTLE TOO LONG TO POST HERE…. PLEASE GO FINISH READING IT!

    “These are mean, cruel times, exemplified by a ‘lock ’em up, take no prisoners’ mentality that dominates the Republican-led Congress,” Obama said.

    “Historically, African-Americans have turned inward and towards black nationalism whenever they have a sense, as we do now, that the mainstream has rebuffed us, and that white Americans couldn’t care less about the profound problems African-Americans are facing.”

    “Black nationalism” is a current of thought and political action in the African-American community that has been championed by the likes of Farrakhan, Wright, Malcolm X, the Black Panthers and Khalid al-Mansour. Obama discussed his attraction to black nationalism at length in his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father.”

    Obama further parsed his words in a Feb. 25, 2008, presentation to a Jewish community meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, where he insisted that Wright “does not have a close relationship with Louis Farrakhan.”

    And yet, just months earlier, Wright’s Trumpet magazine gave Farrakhan its Lifetime Achievement Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award, saying that Farrakhan “truly epitomized greatness.”

    That award was the fruit of a long and deep relationship between the two men, White told Newsmax. In 1984, Wright accompanied Farrakhan on his much-criticized trip to meet Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, at a time when Gadhafi was considered an enemy of the United States.

    Wright also accompanied Farrakhan and Jackson to Syria in 1986, where they successfully negotiated with Syrian strongman for the release of downed American pilot Robert O. Goodman.

    Obama’s Speaking Style

    In addition to the ideological affinity Obama expressed for the black nationalist movement, White believes that Obama owes much of his success as a public orator to speaking techniques that Farrakhan developed over the years, and exploited for years to great success.

    “If you listen to the rhetoric and you take away Obama’s political jargon, you hear a religious tenor to it that is very much Nation of Islam-like. I don’t know if anyone has ever touched on it, but Obama’s speaking style is very Malcolm-like, very Farrakhan-like,” White said.

    Any American who has listened to early radio or television interviews of Obama can hear how dramatically Obama’s speaking style has changed since he became a United States senator.

    In clips dating from 2001 and even early 2004, Obama speaks haltingly and in long, rambling sentences packed with legalese and dense pseudo-academic rhetoric. But not today.

    “As a former minister of the Nation of Islam, I know how they speak,” White told Newsmax. “I don’t know who was training Obama. But that style is not a ministerial style like in the Christian church. It’s a Nation of Islam style.”

    White began in the late 1970s as a foot soldier in the Fruit of Islam, the military branch of Farrakhan’s Black Muslim group, then rose to become a minister of the Nation of Islam and a top deputy to Farrakhan himself.

    Known initially as Brother Vibert L.X., and later as Minister V.L. Muhammad, he parted ways with Farrakhan not long after the Million Man March, after nearly 25 years within the organization.

    White’s 2002 book “Inside the Nation of Islam” prompted death threats by Farrakhan loyalists, so he left Illinois and moved to Florida to teach at the University of Central Florida.

    He told Newsmax that Obama’s remarkable speaking style, even his manner of standing at a podium to appear larger than life, is directly copied from Farrakhan.

    “If the Nation of Islam can’t do anything else, it can train people how to speak. And nobody can outspeak a Muslim minister,” he said.

    Earlier this year, a pro-Clinton blog run by former CIA officer Larry Johnson unearthed a 2004 photograph showing Michelle Obama and Farrakahn’s wife, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, at an event hosted by Jackson’s Citizenship Education Foundation.

    Newsmax queried Obama’s U.S. Senate office, his Chicago office and his campaign press office about his ties to Farrakhan, but did not receive a reply.

    Ever since he appeared before the annual policy conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee in June, Obama has attempted to convince the Jewish community that he is pro-Israel.

    But his longstanding ties to Farrakhan, Wright and Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi, among others, have disturbed many Jewish community leaders.

    Sen. John McCain publicly chastised The Los Angeles Times on Thursday for not releasing a videotape the newspaper said it possessed of a 2003 dinner for Khalidi, where Obama reportedly accused Israel of carrying out a “genocide” against the Palestinians.

  82. OOOPS…… i thought i cut out most of the article…….i know i did deleat some of it in the middle
    so please go get it all at newsmax

  83. http://hotair.com/archives/2008/11/02/ibdtipp-obama-2-under-50/

    The Most accurate polster in 2004!!!

    IBD/TIPP: Obama +2, under 50%posted at 4:44 pm on November 2, 2008 by Ed Morrissey
    Send to a Friend | printer-friendly TIPP got the 2004 almost exactly correct, and now they’re showing a much closer national race than almost every other pollster. They now have Barack Obama ahead of John McCain by only 2, 46.7% to 44.6%. Outlier? Prophets? We’ll see on Tuesday, but if they’re right, two points in particular have to be worrying Team Obama:

    “The race tightened again Sunday as independents who’d been leaning to Obama shifted to McCain to leave that key group a toss-up. McCain also pulled even in the Midwest, moved back into the lead with men, padded his gains among Protestants and Catholics, and is favored for the first time by high school graduates.”

    The internals are interesting, but the topline results show two potentially disturbing trends for Obama. First, Obama has never gotten to 50% in the TIPP poll, and now has dropped below 47%. A Democrat hasn’t won 50% of the vote in decades, and Obama may have the same problem John Kerry had in 2004. Related to that is the high level of undecideds. Almost 9% still have not made up their minds about the election, and as I wrote earlier today, that bodes ill for Obama. If he hasn’t made the sale with this group by now, it’s likely that most of them will wind up in McCain’s column on Tuesday.
    How do we know this? Independents have begun to break for McCain. McCain now leads 45-43. A week ago, Obama led 43-38 with 19% undecided. The entire 7% that has come out of the undecided column in that period have gone to McCain, and 12% of them still have to make up their minds. Interestingly, slightly more Democrats than Republicans are undecided — not good news for Obama.
    If TIPP is right — and at the moment, they’re occupying a lonely spot among national pollsters — then it calls into question the notion that Obama is leading in all of the battleground states. We’ll see who was right on Tuesday.

    McCain has gained grown among catholics. Do you know where there are alot of Catholics???? PENNSYLVANIA!!!

    Go Mac Go!!

  84. Obama is one worried in this race.JM leading or even in many polls that I believe are in the Acorn realm of Enemies of The State.Saw a bit of one of his campain stops and watched the BS flow from is fertilizer spreading teleprompters.I saw a scared edgy low level political novice trying to reasure himself that he is moving up when infact he is sinking like the AFrican Queen and he can’t swim.I also saw many many more black supporters behind him as he rambled on reapeating the same rhetoric and tired promises.In the past he has always managed to have white
    cheerleaders fill the stage and hoot and holler on cue.Last minute plea for a life preserver.The panic button is all he has left in his hope chest and change is just around the corner Nobama no winner.

    By ABM90

  85. You are right Wbboei- (although I don’t know if you are calling me a skunk or think I am some sort of troll)
    ————————————–
    Portlandon: on the contrary. You are on the side of the angels.

  86. Please can someone give a run down of the States Mcain needs to win in order to win? Also, how is fairing in these states? I see a lot of popular polls and not state polls. I can’t wait for this thing to be over. It has consumed over a year of my life. I also pray we have a favorable outcome.

    admin, is it possible to do a post soon on where Mcain stands?

  87. What I am most concerned about, is all the early voting in states like NC, FL, VA, Colorado, NM, and Ohio. I briefly heard Chris Wallace say, that the number of dimocrats that have already voted is around 35%, and out number the Republicans by huge margins. Take that with all the fraud that has been showing up, BO may already have a huge margin of votes already banked. If this is wrong, please correct me.

  88. Obama is one worried in this race.JM leading or even in many polls that I believe are in the Acorn realm of Enemies of The State.Saw a bit of one of his campain stops and watched the BS flow from is fertilizer spreading teleprompters.I saw a scared edgy low level political novice trying to reasure himself that he is moving up when infact he is sinking like the AFrican Queen and he can’t swim.I also saw many many more black supporters behind him as he rambled on reapeating the same rhetoric and tired promises.In the past he has always managed to have white
    cheerleaders fill the stage and hoot and holler on cue.Last minute plea for a life preserver.The panic button is all he has left in his hope chest and change is just around the corner Nobama no winner.

    By ABM90
    —————————————
    ABM90: brilliant. If Bambi found himself aboard the African Queen with Katherine Hepburn and it started to sink I doubt she would jump overboard for him. More likely he would push her overboard since she was a woman. I also like the image of a Bambi manure speader which caused the things that should grow like our hard earned dollars to wilt and die under his benighted tax policies. You are brilliant my friend.

  89. I hope someone can verify what I thought I heard as I toiled at a hobby project Hillary made a statement today that she and John McCain had the experince need to be in the race. I really believe that today she threw off the shackles of party unity and spoke her mind.To me that means “I shall return”.The famous words of Gen. MacAurther directed at the Tojo.
    I hope I get some verification of my greatest hopes for our Girl.

    By ABM 90

  90. On Friday, an Associated Press story revealed that Hawaii’s Health Department director and the state’s registrar of vital statistics did indeed look at Obama’s birth certificate and verified that he was born in that state.
    ——————————————
    If you believe that one you must also believe in the tooth fairy.

  91. Love NQ today [Be my pravda]

    Comment by Patrick | 2008-11-02 12:25:31

    All, be brave and vote!!!

    Take a look at the state polls today…all collapsing to within the margin of error, including yesterday’s rass for pa. at only 4!

    wooot!

    Colorado by Denver Post only barky +5

    Missouri by Mason Dixon Mac +1

    Rass national stays at 5, zogby at 5.7

    Nevada by Mason Dixon only Barky +4

    North Carolina Mason Dixon Mac +3

    Ohio by Mason Dixon Mac +2

    Morning call has barky +7 in Pa. IT WAS +14 four days ago! And Rass has it at +4

    Mason Dixon has Barky only +2 in Va.

    Also, think on this…WHY is Obama spending $$$ in states like Arizona, MT, ND, etc.? because he’s freaking panicked…he’s already saturated the airwaves in all the swing states…there is NO MORE TIME left to buy there and he is FREAKING PANICKING about what he sees in all these states…

    286 for McCain…BANK IT!!!

  92. Forgive me for saying so but the Associated Press is not what one might call a bastion of truth. Just think back to their mole beth fouhey who was embedded in the clinton campaign, passing secrets to the obama campaign and published that false article on the day of the south dakota primary that she would concede that night so that hillary supporters in that state would be demoralized and not show up to vote.

    Like Yogi said: deja vu all over again.

  93. more comments from NQ today [Be my pravda]

    Comment by mel | 2008-11-02 13:38:57

    Odumbo said in his infomercial last week that “if I do not win this election, I will be running in 2012″!

    Is that not fair warning to Hillary and Bill for one to stop the crap of supporting this pathological liar?

    Is this not a notice to the American people that the likes of Acorn will be even more in your face over the next few years?

    Get this guy in jail now and stop the crap and slime he has infected the American public and the world with!
    Reply to this comment

    Comment by Shiloh | 2008-11-02 13:43:23

    He is also quoted as saying about this election: “it’s now or never.”

    Comment by beebop | 2008-11-02 14:07:33

    No. He will not be back. We will make it our business to uncover and publicize EVERY disgusting connection he has made, evey vote he misses, every person he shakes hands with and takes 2 cents from. He will be the most watched man in the world.

    He cheated Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton and SHE is running in 2012. PUMA!

  94. Obama: I won’t answer questions until after the election
    posted at 2:15 pm on November 2, 2008 by Ed Morrissey
    Send to a Friend | printer-friendly

    A profile in political courage this is not. Given his recent gaffe on redistributionism, though, it’s probably smart. ABC’s Jake Tapper tried to get Obama to talk about his plans for the economic rescue plan, but Obama refused:

    JT: What would you tell your Treasury Secretary to do differently with the $700 billion?

    BO: We’re on a tarmac.

    JT: Why don’t you have a press conference?

    BO: I will. On Wednesday.

    Remember when the media screeched over Sarah Palin’s lack of press availability after the convention? Neither Obama nor Joe Biden have taken questions from the press in weeks. If Palin’s fortnight of preparation somehow revealed her unreadiness for higher office, what does this say about Barack Obama?

    hotair.com/archives/2008/11/02/obama-i-wont-answer-questions-until-after-the-election/

  95. THIS IS A EXTREMELY LONG , WELL LAID OUT ARTICLE……PLEASE BE SURE NOT TO SKIP OVER THIS ONE!!

    The RCP Readers Article Obama Dosen”t Want You to See..Hackers removed It from Blogsom

    valsword.spaces.live.com/

    Nov 2, 2:54 pm

    Can Obama Pull Off A Hugo Chavez…You can bet your assets.
    The Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 provides
    additional powers to the President of the United
    States, allowing the suspension of the
    Constitution and Constitutional rights of
    Americans during a “drug crisis”. It provides for
    the construction of detention camps, seizure of
    property, and military control of populated areas.
    This, teamed with the Executive Orders of the
    President, enables Orwellian prophecies to rest on
    whoever occupies the White House. The power
    provided by these “laws” allows suspension of the
    Constitution and the rights guaranteed in the Bill
    of Rights during any civil disturbances, major
    demonstrations and strikes and allows the military
    to implement government ordered movements of
    civilian populations at state and regional levels,
    the arrest of certain unidentified segments of the
    population, and the imposition of Martial Law.
    When the Constitution of the United States was
    framed it placed the exclusive legislative
    authority in the hands of Congress and with the
    President. Article I, Section 1 of the United
    States Constitution is concise in its language,
    “All legislative powers herein granted shall be
    vested in a Congress of the United States, which
    shall consist of a Senate and House of
    Representatives.” That is no longer true.

  96. Shhhhh, this is not public. Someone told me that in this one county and early voting goes like this:
    80,000 early votes
    20,000 for nObama
    9,000 for Others

    so that leaves 51,000 for McPalin, right?
    This is current through yesterday.

    I caught the tale end of the conference call with Hillary supporters with Crist, Guiliani, Lady de Rothschild, Dr. Lynnette Long, and NPR with JustSayNoDeal and PUMA. I loved it. Anyone here hear it all?

  97. Well, if Nobama is running scared, I’m sure the telephone wires are burning up with his screams of incompetence to Acorn and the DNC as well as his terrorist friends. 😉

  98. Why is Fox news so down on McCain? Listening to Fox news I somtimes feel they want McCain to lose! What is the matter with these guys?

  99. My gratitude goes to my many new friends that give me the patience and tenacity to hang in and fight for our democracy and expose the enemies of our democratic way of life.Many thanks to Emjay ,Jan,Wbboei,basil and so many more that keep me up and running everyday.Use it or lose,the brain needs fed and kept in good working condition,from cradle to grave.I am truly blessed at this period in my life to have such patriotic and brilliant blog pals.

    By ABM90 Thanks gang

  100. I was listening on the radio show organised by PUMA, Just Say No Deal and Larry Johnson of noquarter.net and I was lol when Rudy Gulliani who was a guest was saying you can’t compare Obama with JFK. JFK wrote a book about American history and Obama wrote a book about himself lol.

  101. http://radioequalizer.blogspot.com/2008/11/obama-supporter-kgo-libtalker-calls-for.html

    02 November 2008
    Obama-Supporting KGO Libtalker Calls For Death Of Joe The Plumber

    DEATH TO ‘JOE’

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: KGO Talker Wants Ohio Plumber Killed

    *** EXCLUSIVE TO THE RADIO EQUALIZER ***

    BREAKING: KGO / San Francisco libtalker / Obama supporter Karel has been caught on tape calling for the death of Joe The Plumber.

    Here’s the clip (NOTE — EXPLICIT LANGUAGE WARNING):

    Karel, also known as Charles Karel Bouley, is an evening and weekend host at KGO radio in San Francisco.

    Based in Los Angeles, Karel is a gay activist who also writes for the Huffington Post website.

    This latest incident caps a weekend of unhinged behavior by Obama’s supporters, including a call for the death of Mormons campaigning on behalf of Proposition 8 in California and the push for an investigation into the “leak” that Obama’s aunt was an illegal alien facing deportation.
    ################################################

    Do these Obamacons have no shame? This radio freak just said ON AIR (He didn’t know anyone was listening- He said it when his mic was hot and while John McCain’s voice was being played) that he wanted Joe the Plumber dead..Killed. This is what we will have to look forward to if Obama wins. God Help us all.

  102. # clintondem99 Says:
    November 2nd, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Why is Fox news so down on McCain? Listening to Fox news I somtimes feel they want McCain to lose! What is the matter with these guys?
    **************
    Maybe they are looking at a long term RNC plan…If Obama wins, he will screw up so badly that, after 2012, the WH will be Republican for at least a generation.

  103. I just want Obama’s average poll numbers to drop below 50% in all the battleground states. History has shown he over polls to begin with and if he is under 50% in the last polls we will be in for a long night on Tuesday.

  104. To all on Hillaryis44. Lest in the last hours of hard work that I forget, please accept my thanks in advance for helping in keeping me sane and informed.
    I wonder if Admin would give us numbers who hits and numbers of those who lurk daily, as I know for a fact that many many many more people lurk here than post [the local Republicans do I know].

    Let’s all meet here the afternoon of Nov 5th and chat. And who knows, we might be celebrating!!!!

    We have all worked our butts off to first get Hillary elected – and forget not that she did actually win the nomination and it was stolen from her by the DNC/RBC/Obama. And we have worked doubletime to help get McPalin elected; and a lot of our job was educating all those not originally Hillary supporters about how nObama and his Obamanationals, the DNC, and the Rules & Bylaws Committee worked against freedom and the American way. It now appears that all our hard work may just pay off.
    Hell, I did not even know what ‘Fair Reflection” meant until ….oh his name escapes me, not Howard Wolfson, but……

    And we need to recognize those who did not turn into Obamabots in the Dem Party after Hillary was kicked aside, like Terry McCauliffe. Is he running for Governor now somewhere?

    Thank you one and all on JustSayNoDeal and all the websites and blogs under the umbrella of JSND.

  105. http://www.redstate.com/
    Obama wants to reshape the agriculture industry
    It’s not just the coal industry he has it in for
    Posted by: Soren Dayton

    Sunday, November 2, 2008 at 11:55AM CST

    Below, Moe writes on some shocking statements by Barack Obama about “bankrupting the coal industry” in order to address global warming.

    Obama has it in for another industry: agriculture. Check out these statements from an interview he gave with Time’s Joe Klein:

    “As a consequence, our agriculture sector actually is contributing more greenhouse gases than our transportation sector. And in the mean time, it’s creating monocultures that are vulnerable to national security threats, are now vulnerable to sky-high food prices or crashes in food prices, huge swings in commodity prices, and are partly responsible for the explosion in our healthcare costs because they’re contributing to type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease, obesity, all the things that are driving our huge explosion in healthcare costs. That’s just one sector of the economy.”

    He is blaming our agriculture policy for global warming, obesity, stroke, heart disease, etc.

    If he is willing to “bankrupt” the coal industry over global warming, what’s he going to do to the agriculture sector which “actually is contributing more greenhouse gases than our transportation sector”?
    ################################################

    My Grandparents farm in Oregon, and if Obama wants to destroy the farming industry like the Coal industry, The US is in for a world of hurt. Is there anything Obama won’t destroy?

  106. ABM90,

    I think it’s the other way around…lol… Your posts constantly make me feel better about the world.

    Thank you! 🙂

  107. Cheney=can’t shoot. Now, open mouth insert foot.

    ABM: Love your posts. They cheer me up.

    Short Termer: Your energy and enthusiasm are remarkable. I loved your description of the Palin rally.

    I don’t watch the news. Too much negative energy.

  108. rjk1957,

    It’s only a big deal if we acknowledge and whine about Cheney’s endorsement. Honestly it really doesn’t matter one iota.

  109. Palin really ripped into Obama today over that interview where he talked about bankrupting the coal industry. McCain needs to get ads out on this in WV, PA, OH, IN and CO.

  110. some other pro-hillary blog was talking about these “internal” McCain numbers by a GOP polling place – this has McCain defeating BO in NJ and PA – take a listen.

    davidjeffers.thevanguard.org/wp-content/uploads/qr103108-the-real-polls.mp3

  111. http://patriotroom.com/

    November 2nd, 2008 at 6:51 pm
    McCain Blowout in AOL Straw Poll

    Here are the numbers for Virginia.
    McCain-59% Obama-39%

    Pennsylvania
    McCain-54% Obama-44% (Kind of like Hillarys #’s right?)

    Ohio is McCain 59-40

    Florida McCain 59-41

    You can say only white people use AOL, but that won’t fly. You can say young people use AOL a lot more than older folks, and that does fly, and yet, Obama is looking at a landslide defeat of historic proportions. All of the blacks in the country could vote for Obama and he still couldn’t overcome this kind of deficit.

    Have you seen this poll on MSNBC today?

    I didn’t think so.

    The AOL Map shows complete Red except for NY & DC. You can see it at AOL.

  112. OMG, there is the woman in the red hat in photo 17 of the 28 in the photo gallery with the Palin Rally article.

    Thanks everybody.

  113. shortTermer – way to go florida!
    thanks for the great pics of the palin rally. it is obvious floridians will do the right thing tuesday. btw, todd is pretty damn cute!

  114. ABM90

    Skipped ahead to respond, so someone else may have already reassured you about the facts:

    Our girl has not, and still refuses to withdraw the statement she made in the primaries…that she and JMcain had experience and all Stinky was bringing to the table was a speech he made in 2002.

    She has been careful to add since June that JMack and she do not see eye to eye on policy matters…fair enough – She is a Dem and he a Repub.

    That does not mean that BO is more “experienced” than she, or JMcCain, or Sarah, for that matter.

    Rest easy, my friend. She still is who she is, just needing fresh pasture.

  115. JFK wrote a book about American history and Obama wrote a book about himself lol.
    _______________________________________
    Rudy is right but he misses the larger point. JFK wrote history and Obama wrote FICTION.

  116. Caroline

    Left this msg for Secret, but it is for spreading around:

    Google—– Poll closing times green pages 4 November 2008 Electoral College Chronologically

  117. wbboie Says:

    “Rudy is right but he misses the larger point. JFK wrote history and Obama wrote FICTION.”

    ———————————————–

    Very true. Has there ever been a more ficticious person on earth than this charleton? I bet he’s told so many lies that even he doesn’t know the truth anymore!

  118. Young or old, rich or poor, male or female, gay or straight, AA, Asian, white or green, east, west, north and south. We have beem here for each other. Other of our friends and relatives have gone a seperate way.

    But those on this blog have remained strong, loyal to our beliefs, and ou rbelief in
    Democracy and our coumtry.

    I am proud to call you friends. Well done thou breave and valient solirders of tje Pik 44 blog

  119. Caroline im lol..Rudy saying tht made me lol..wrote about himself …Ob is arrogunt idiot..
    I hope Hillary took off..becaasue she will beat that arrogant ob for 2012… those shackles and BO running in 2012..HUH uhh Huh…nope he wont..
    will have him all expose of what he has done to Mrs Clinton..and BILL we report everything to everyone so he will be ashamed of himself..we will put him thru the ringer before he runs again he is BIG FAT LIAR and only cares about BO..and his ship who runs him…the behind the scenes his dirt thugs and thieves…

  120. I am quite sure that Obama’s head will explode from all the weight of his lies. Either that or he will be ridiculed and/or banished from ever running again.

    If/When McCain is victorious, I can’t imagine he will let Obama’s crimes go unpunished.

  121. CAUGHT ON TAPE: KGO Talker Wants Ohio Plumber Killed

    *** EXCLUSIVE TO THE RADIO EQUALIZER ***

    BREAKING: KGO / San Francisco libtalker / Obama supporter Karel has been caught on tape calling for the death of Joe The Plumber.
    —————————————–
    Sober people smarter than I am are very worried about a presidential candidate who refuses to answer questions, plays the race card and has so many terrorists in his orbit.

  122. 48 hours away people JOHN and sarah all the way and Hillary your still my hard worker for president
    that bo will sleep all day in the white house he has people who will run his presidency..like wright ayers jesse jackson pelosi reid…kerry…brazille…he wont do nothing

    Hillary that is why john McCan and sarah palin will be the right ones until you are in there..
    you will be OUR President…because we will have a BIG MESS IN 2012…
    the only ones to save us is Hillary…

    Admin thank you for all the things you do and keeping us inform about hillary and BILL…
    I just didnt understand why people were so mean to her ..she is a Clas act and smarter than the
    whole bunch of the Amer

    icans…we would be happy have money have had a home stay in a home..
    i never believe anyone except her..she has the sense and knowledge of what the american and the will of the People want..
    DO NOT believe the POLLs Cheney endorse Mccain..but ya know what he has pull in wyoming and he knows alott of people there and that state will be JMand palin you got all the repubs simpsons strong
    thruout thestate for Mccain…and Montana..he has ties there..i think JM and SP will take MOntana….called
    some friends there and lotts have gone towards palin and mccain..

    Welcome to all the new people too..been here for along time..and its great to talk hillary..
    The best place to keep your sanity so ya dont throw a shoe at the media pundits..and dont break your tv…LOL…

  123. ShortTermer

    Sailor straw or baseball? Who is that sweetie patootie? Also, I swear I have seen you posting elsewhere –yes?

  124. yeppp newmexicfan ..we all can write a book about this election..and we all put our 2 cents in..i bet it would be a number 1 sller too..lol..some people dont know that crap he pulled and we can go on oprah
    to advetise it..lol..

  125. JanJ

    I don’t even like him anymore but I SO want Bob Woodward to do one of his insider expose’ books on Stinky, Soros and Axlegrease.

    Said that to wbboei the other night and could hear him almost falling off his chair and ROTFLHAO

  126. Mark twain, mark twain, mark twain, I barely remember the story. But as I recollect it as Samuel Clemmons et al plied the waters of the mighty Mississipi in the post bellum years on one of those sternwheelers Edna Ferber wrote about , they would take soundings to make sure they did not run aground. The words they used wereMark Twain. One of our greatest humorists used then for his nome de plume. (If thats what it takes to get a date with Lillian Russell I must try that).

    Name me one delusional bot who has taken any sounding on Obama. Have they tested the depth? If they had then they would realize that there its rocky bottom Chicago politics just below the surface. One sharp rock is rezko, then auchi, ayers, khalidi, kadaffe, wright, pheglar and next weeks surprise. Who is he?????????

    It has been nearly two years and still we dont know who this Obama is. Who controls him. What would he do to this country. Even his butt boy Tapper cannot get a straight answer. Wait until Wednesday and you will know who I am. That statement should be plastered above every voting place in the country.

    Call me old fashioned but I hate to buy a pig in a poke. Mark Twain.

  127. http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/video.aspx?v=e46U2Gnzpr

    He is going to make it so expensive for the energy industry that they will pass that onto the consumers and the consumers will be forced to reduce their consumption (with a gun to their head as it were). He is inspirational? Sounds more like a two-bit dictator. Get rid of individual liberty and the pursuit of happiness from the constitution. Frugality is a virtue and I have nothing against it but I don’t want it enforced in a devious manner by the greatest crook and you know who gets hurt the most from his approach — the bottom layer in the society. But, ah, that is why he needs to give them handouts and spread the wealth. It is all becoming clearer isn’t it?

  128. NMF

    I think first and foremost he is a hot-for-now author, like Tom, “The Earth Is Flat” guy…

    I bet both would say “Indie.”

  129. ABM90: You have been right all along my friend. We must never ever give up on Hillary. I weaken at times but I never give up on her. I believe in this country and its abililty to produce the right kind of leaders when they are needed. As a late friend reminded me once the path of progress is never a straight line. He was a great inventor in the post war miltary industrial complex, and I will leave it at that. The point is our Hillary is the leader we need, and it is critically important that she survive. For that reason I wince alot, ignore what she is now saying alot, because I know she is on our side. Her whole political life proves it. The essential task before us is to defeat Obama. We are the true democrats and Hillary supporters. The Taylor Marshes of this world are merely good the good germans taking the path of least resistance. I believe in Hillary and that is why I am voting for McCain.

  130. I wonder if this one is true.

    chicago.craigslist.org/chc/pol/902657162.html
    Motion To Decertify Obama (Electoral College Electors Filing Monday)
    Vice presidential Candidate Wiley S. Drake Sr. to file in court asking to
    de-certify Barack Obama because he has refused to release proof of being a Natural Born Citizen, thereby disqualifying Obama in his bid for the Office of President.

    The recent Lawsuit in Washington State demanding their Secretary of State to vet the citizenship credentials of Barack Obama has spawned a slew of similar suits with new lawsuits filed and/or prepared in WA, FL, NC, CO, CA, OH, FL, CT, GA, TX, MI. Related lawsuits HI, US District.

    As part of this effort, this group of citizens from states across the union made an outreach to the whole presidential slate asking each candidate for president and vice president to offer up a certified copy of their birth certificates and any related candidate declarations to be placed in a library made available to the public via a non-partisan web site.

    At least one VP candidate Wiley S. Drake Sr. went the next step and agreed to file a lawsuit of his own to demand the disqualification of Barack Obama unless he can prove status as a ”Natural Born Citizen” as the constitution and federal statues demand and define.

    In another unrelated action, though also aimed at forcing Obama to release proof or step down, 24 potential Electoral College electors are filing action Monday morning in court also demanding proof. A call is herein being issued to any elector in any state, especially democrat electors who would like to join that effort. Electors interested in adding their name to this lawsuit can contact Mr. Marquis who will put you in contact with the attorney handling that case.

    Contact: Steve Marquis
    Telephone Number: 425-698-7084
    Email Address: peoplesvoice@peoplespassions.org

    Wiley S. Drake, Sr. wileydrake@hotmail.com

  131. He is going to make it so expensive for the energy industry that they will pass that onto the consumers and the consumers will be forced to reduce their consumption (with a gun to their head as it were). He is inspirational? Sounds more like a two-bit dictator
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    Chaplinesque, as in the little dictator. As the US Supreme Court noted in one of its early decisions the power to tax is the power to destroy.

  132. hillbuzz.wordpress.com/2008/11/02/no-no-no-not-g-bless-america-g-damn-america/
    No, no, no. Not G** Bless America. G** DAMN AMERICA!
    Playing nonstop now through Election Day in Pennsylvania…just like we repeatedly told you it would.

  133. chicago.craigslist.org/chc/pol/902657162.html
    Motion To Decertify Obama (Electoral College Electors Filing Monday)
    Vice presidential Candidate Wiley S. Drake Sr. to file in court asking to
    de-certify Barack Obama because he has refused to release proof of being a Natural Born Citizen, thereby disqualifying Obama in his bid for the Office of President.
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    This is why we have an electoral college. To uphold the rule of law–even if judge surrick is unwilling or unable to do so.

  134. hillbuzz.wordpress.com/2008/11/02/no-no-no-not-g-bless-america-g-damn-america/
    No, no, no. Not G** Bless America. G** DAMN AMERICA!
    Playing nonstop now through Election Day in Pennsylvania…just like we repeatedly told you it would.
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    The truth is never redundent. By the Amighty how could a man who loves this country sit in a pew with his family for twenty years and never once raise his voice against this hateful speech?

  135. wbboei
    I just worry about fatigue. I must have rec’d 30 calls today. I wonder if the halting of the coal will translate to higher electric bills to the voter. I will give bambi one thing he did say we were going to have to stop keeping our homes at 72 degrees all along. This from a man who flew a private jet twice to HA and was it the Virgin Islands? I am already dreading my hangover on Wednesday.

  136. marie: the plaintiff comes out of Granite City (small town) but the defendant Reed (Secretary of State) is pretty good people. He has been on ACORNs case here and has called them on their fraud. Our soon to be defeated governor is in the tank for Obama. That may cost me a job opportunity but getting rid of her is more important than anything else at the moment.

  137. http://www.redstate.com/diaries/dave_in_fla/2008/nov/01/fear-grips-the-obama-campaign-worker/
    Fear grips the Obama campaign worker
    This is the third of these now, I sense a trend
    SNIP-
    This post is a copy of a letter left by mistake on a shared hotel computer. The author is very worried about Obama winning Pennsylvania (bolding NOT mine):

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is something that I want all of my blue state friends to know before it’s too late, and I’m not sure who else is going to tell you. I CAN’T SEE HOW OBAMA CAN WIN PENNSYLVANIA.

  138. wbboei, his approach as we piece it together is alarming. It is one of lowering the standard of living because there is poverty and deprivation everywhere else instead of trying to raise the standard of living across the board by giving them the skills to enhance their own productivity and ingenuity. It is like the old saying — teach a man to fish, he will never go hungry (or something like that). If I were to give a laywoman’s example on this (and of course there are lot of critics of globalization and such, but..) — the IT industry of today here and everywhere in the world had its origins in the invention of computers (start with Babbage and Turing but the real marketplace innovations came from Bill Gates and others) and networks (ARPAnet of the 60s and then the Internet as we know it today). America has been in the forefront of moving on to the next challenge and finding solutions and opportunities (in a way because it could afford to with all its material and intellectual wealth). But with this guy Obama, we seem to be moving backward trying to adopt methods that were soundly rejected. When we kill the innovation and entrepreneurial spirit of America, we are killing a lot of opportunities to raise the standard of living here and in other parts of the world. I can only go back to the IT industry example and see what it has done in India for its younger generation. Obama does not seem to grasp the unique mindset and position of America in the rest of the world.

  139. Sry for long post

    Obama-Farrakhan Ties Are Close, Ex-Farrakhan Aide Says
    Saturday, November 1, 2008 2:59 PM
    By: Kenneth R. Timmerman
    A former top deputy to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan tells Newsmax that Barack Obama’s ties to the black nationalist movement in Chicago run deep, and that for many years the two men have had “an open line between them” to discuss policy and strategy, either directly or through intermediaries.
    “Remember that for years, if you were a politician in Chicago, you had to have some type of relationship with Louis Farrakhan. You had to. If you didn’t, you would be ostracized out of black Chicago,” said Dr. Vibert White Jr., who spent most of his adult life as a member and ultimately top officer of the Nation of Islam.
    White broke with the group in 1995 and is now a professor of African-American history at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.
    White said Obama was “part of the Chicago scene” where Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. and radicals would go to each other’s events and support each other’s causes.
    “Even though Chicago is the third-largest city in the country, within the black community, the political and militant nationalist community is very small. So it wouldn’t be uncommon for [Obama and Farrakhan] to show up at events together, or at least be there and communicate with each other,” White told Newsmax.
    The Anti-Defamation League has denounced Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam as a “hate group.”
    Farrakhan has called Jews “bloodsuckers,” “satanic” and accused them of running the slave trade. He has labeled gays as “degenerates.” In a 2006 speech, the ADL again condemned Farrakhan when he said: “These false Jews promote the filth of Hollywood that is seeding the American people and the people of the world and bringing you down in moral strength. … It’s the wicked Jews the false Jews that are promoting lesbianism, homosexuality. It’s wicked Jews, false Jews that make it a crime for you to preach the word of God, then they call you homophobic!”
    Obama was careful to “denounce” Farrakhan’s comments – but not the man — during the Democratic primary season earlier this year, but only after Hillary Clinton called him out for benefiting from Farrakhan’s support.
    Farrakhan endorsed Obama in a videotaped speech to his followers at Mosque Miryam in Chicago in February. “You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth,” Farrakhan said.
    He told the crowd that Obama was the new “messiah.” See Video: Farrakhan Endorses Obama, Calls Him Messiah.
    Once the news media and the Clinton campaign got hold of those comments from Farrakhan, demands mounted from all sides that Obama “renounce” Farrakhan.
    But as he has done repeatedly throughout this campaign, Obama was careful to parse his words.
    “You know, I have been very clear in my denunciation of Minister Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic comments,” he said during one appearance on “Meet the Press.” “I think that they are unacceptable and reprehensible.”
    Obama hastened to point out that Farrakhan had been praising him as “an African-American who seems to be bringing the country together. I obviously can’t censor him, but it is not support that I sought. And we’re not doing anything, I assure you, formally or informally with Minister Farrakhan.”
    But Obama, once again, was less than candid.
    In 1995, according to a profile of Obama that appeared in the Chicago Reader newspaper, Obama “took time off from attending campaign coffees to attend October’s Million Man March in Washington, D.C.”
    At the time, Obama was running for the Illinois Senate from Chicago’s South Side, a seat he won after getting surrogates to challenge the signatures on nominating petitions for his chief rival, the incumbent Alice Palmer.
    The march, which fell far short of attracting the million men it advertised, was organized by Farrakhan and by Obama’s then-pastor, the anti-white black nationalist Wright.
    Obama spoke at length with the Chicago Reader upon his return from the Million Man March. “What I saw was a powerful demonstration of an impulse and need for African-American men to come together to recognize each other and affirm our rightful place in the society,” he said.
    “These are mean, cruel times, exemplified by a ‘lock ’em up, take no prisoners’ mentality that dominates the Republican-led Congress,” Obama said.
    “Historically, African-Americans have turned inward and towards black nationalism whenever they have a sense, as we do now, that the mainstream has rebuffed us, and that white Americans couldn’t care less about the profound problems African-Americans are facing.”
    “Black nationalism” is a current of thought and political action in the African-American community that has been championed by the likes of Farrakhan, Wright, Malcolm X, the Black Panthers and Khalid al-Mansour. Obama discussed his attraction to black nationalism at length in his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father.”
    Obama further parsed his words in a Feb. 25, 2008, presentation to a Jewish community meeting in Cleveland, Ohio, where he insisted that Wright “does not have a close relationship with Louis Farrakhan.”
    And yet, just months earlier, Wright’s Trumpet magazine gave Farrakhan its Lifetime Achievement Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. Trumpeter Award, saying that Farrakhan “truly epitomized greatness.”
    That award was the fruit of a long and deep relationship between the two men, White told Newsmax. In 1984, Wright accompanied Farrakhan on his much-criticized trip to meet Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, at a time when Gadhafi was considered an enemy of the United States.
    Wright also accompanied Farrakhan and Jackson to Syria in 1986, where they successfully negotiated with Syrian strongman for the release of downed American pilot Robert O. Goodman.
    Obama’s Speaking Style
    In addition to the ideological affinity Obama expressed for the black nationalist movement, White believes that Obama owes much of his success as a public orator to speaking techniques that Farrakhan developed over the years, and exploited for years to great success.
    “If you listen to the rhetoric and you take away Obama’s political jargon, you hear a religious tenor to it that is very much Nation of Islam-like. I don’t know if anyone has ever touched on it, but Obama’s speaking style is very Malcolm-like, very Farrakhan-like,” White said.
    Any American who has listened to early radio or television interviews of Obama can hear how dramatically Obama’s speaking style has changed since he became a United States senator.
    In clips dating from 2001 and even early 2004, Obama speaks haltingly and in long, rambling sentences packed with legalese and dense pseudo-academic rhetoric. But not today.
    “As a former minister of the Nation of Islam, I know how they speak,” White told Newsmax. “I don’t know who was training Obama. But that style is not a ministerial style like in the Christian church. It’s a Nation of Islam style.”
    White began in the late 1970s as a foot soldier in the Fruit of Islam, the military branch of Farrakhan’s Black Muslim group, then rose to become a minister of the Nation of Islam and a top deputy to Farrakhan himself.
    Known initially as Brother Vibert L.X., and later as Minister V.L. Muhammad, he parted ways with Farrakhan not long after the Million Man March, after nearly 25 years within the organization.
    White’s 2002 book “Inside the Nation of Islam” prompted death threats by Farrakhan loyalists, so he left Illinois and moved to Florida to teach at the University of Central Florida.
    He told Newsmax that Obama’s remarkable speaking style, even his manner of standing at a podium to appear larger than life, is directly copied from Farrakhan.
    “If the Nation of Islam can’t do anything else, it can train people how to speak. And nobody can outspeak a Muslim minister,” he said.
    Earlier this year, a pro-Clinton blog run by former CIA officer Larry Johnson unearthed a 2004 photograph showing Michelle Obama and Farrakahn’s wife, Mother Khadijah Farrakhan, at an event hosted by Jackson’s Citizenship Education Foundation.
    Newsmax queried Obama’s U.S. Senate office, his Chicago office and his campaign press office about his ties to Farrakhan, but did not receive a reply.
    Ever since he appeared before the annual policy conference of the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee in June, Obama has attempted to convince the Jewish community that he is pro-Israel.
    But his longstanding ties to Farrakhan, Wright and Palestinian activist Rashid Khalidi, among others, have disturbed many Jewish community leaders.
    Sen. John McCain publicly chastised The Los Angeles Times on Thursday for not releasing a videotape the newspaper said it possessed of a 2003 dinner for Khalidi, where Obama reportedly accused Israel of carrying out a “genocide” against the Palestinians.

  140. wbboei
    I just worry about fatigue. I must have rec’d 30 calls today. I wonder if the halting of the coal will translate to higher electric bills to the voter. I will give bambi one thing he did say we were going to have to stop keeping our homes at 72 degrees all along. This from a man who flew a private jet twice to HA and was it the Virgin Islands? I am already dreading my hangover on Wednesday.
    _________________________________________

    Henry: Bambi could do clean coal if he wanted to. Thats not the gig. His gig is nuclear. He is in the bag for that industry. I could cite you chapter and verse on this. For starters just remember his little deal where he threw his constituents under the bus for Excelon who thereafter made him political contributions to him. And remember the GE-NBC-MNBC connection where he has supported taxpayer guarantees so they could build 40 nuclear plants. A trillion dollar deal. Like my godfather used to say an honest politican is one who stays bought,

  141. wbboei, that was a great saying and we need to get that slogan on the net.
    I believe in Hillary and that’s why I am voting for McCain!! I love that!

  142. One more full day of polling numbers,phone banking,brainless spineless talking heads and political advisers,pundits analyzers,low grade reporters and dime a dozen ph.d’s will soon get there last visible means of support,a final pay check.It is my belief that they do not have a clue about the outcome of this race for the white or blackhouse.Nobody seems to face the reality that for the first time in our political history,there is a black and a white candidate and the general public is scared to death to divulge their choice and suffer the wrath of BHO cultists.His calls for the “legacy of restitution and the implied retributions”has changed the playing field from level to a giant money pit spewing out treasury checks with his picture on them in order to keep his restless useless followers happy with our tax money.
    Good night all.must hit the sack charge the old batteries and get ready to do battle for Hillary again in the morning.

    BY ABM90

  143. PM: here is the final argument I would make against Obama which goes to your profound point and everything else:

    1. Senator Obama claims that he has “superior judgment”.

    2. His claim of superior judgment is based on the following formula: superior judgment= intelligence + good advisors.

    3. Let us pressure test that formula and see if it really works.

    4. Today, all eyes have turned to the economy–for obvious reasons.

    5. Small businesses are the workhorse of the economy. They have created 100% of the new jobs in the economy this past year. Today, they are in trouble.

    6. Consequently, Obama has attempted to put forth a solution. During his infomercial he said: ” “And just like after 9-11, we’ll provide low-cost loans to help small businesses pay their workers and keep their doors open. ”

    7. But having never managed so much as a hot dog stand, he does not recognize that the last thing a failing a small business needs is a loan when their sales are so dismal that they cannot meet payroll. All that will do is drive them deeper in debt.

    8. Small businesses need solutions. They do not need the loans he promises, nor the tax increases he proposes. Such policies would be extremely detrimental to our economy, particularly now.

    9. Obama is an intelligent man. However, he lacks experience. And because he lacks experience, he failed to realize that the solution proffered by his experts was ridiculous and doomed to failure.

    10. This is more than a policy problem. It is a problem of leadership writ large. We have seen it before. In each case, he conferred with advisors, and proposed solutions which were counter productive–or worse. (Pakistan, Georgia, etc.).

    11. The bottom line here is simple: the leadership formula which Obama offers to the America people is fatally flawed. But he has managed to cloak himself in an aura of his supreme judgment.

    12. The American voters need to understand this is a sham. If we fall for it then things can get far worse than. A leader who has experience knows which advice to listen to. A leader who lacks experience is at the mercy of his advisors and is playing Russian Roulette with our future.

    13. The successul formula is this: superior judgment= experience + good advisors. Yes, experience. That is the critical difference between John McCain and Barack Obama. And it is all the difference we need to navigate the country safely through this perfect storm.

    14. VOTE MCCAIN- PALIN

  144. Question: Early voting, are they counting the ballots now or are they waiting to count the ballots on Nov 4th?

    I voted for McCain, check the Dem box on my absentee ballot.

  145. justmeinmtdora

    In one of the pictures from the Ocala rally, there is a person signing “I love you” in ASL. Would that be you?

  146. Neetabug

    Most states are counting now, but just the number of ballots publically given out as to Rep, Dem, No Party (Indy) and marked. No VOTE results released as yet.

  147. wbboei, like you I disagree with others when they make judgment and experience two mutually exclusive properties. Good judgment comes from long experience – putting yourself in positions where you have to make critical decisions. Maybe a genius can visualize quickly various scenarios without having to go through them in real time to have good judgment. But Obama is not a genius. In addition his world view is skewed by having been a minority (or seen as one). May be that is why he thinks America is the problem. Even there, he seemed to have not internalized any of his unique experiences and suggest a path to betterment — it is all a confused muddle. If you want to lead this country, you have to know its special characteristics, what makes it tick, how it is different from the rest of the cultures in the world — you have to be its biggest cheerleader knowing how to make it work in its own national interest and in the interest of the rest of the world community. So in a nutshell, he is not a genius, so there is no instant good judgment; he is not a well read scholarly man of history to understand what works for this country; he does not have years of experience making critical decisions; like you say he will be at the mercy of his advisers more so than McCain, at this point.
    {Last night we went out with another couple and the man was a Democrat who listened to the media happy to vote for Obama — ignorance is bliss. One of his points was Obama need no
    t know everything, he will have advisers. I asked him how he will which adviser to follow? Haven’t we already tried that approach with Bush and see what we got? The man has a PhD in math and is considered an “intellectual.” But intellectuals can be gullible.}

  148. Neeta

    My answer was very unclear…sorry.

    The votes ARE being counted. But only the number of ballots distributed, marked and tabulated are being released…not the actual votes per candidate or party. Those will be added into the final votes at poll closing. Of course, leaks start almost immediately the evening news starts.

  149. Neeta

    I do not understand this part of your post:

    neetabug Says:November 2nd, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    ………………..
    …………………….

    I voted for McCain, check the Dem box on my absentee ballot.

    What do you mean, Voted McCain—-check the Dem box ?

  150. Survey USA Poll Minnesota:

    Obama/Biden, 49% and McCain/Palin, 46%.

    Poll taken Wed/Thurs/Fri last week. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it here..wow..

  151. A close relative of Martin Luther King Jr. is supporting McCain/Palin.

    Dr. Alveda King is head of African-American outreach for the Gospel of Life Ministry. She is the niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. Her father, A. D. King worked with his brother Martin on Civil Rights. She is author of the book: Sons of Thunder. This book is about her father (Dr. A. D. King) and her uncle Martin (Martin Luther King, Jr.)

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2123207/posts
    http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20172908&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8

  152. your gonna love this from NPR
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96437123&ft=1&f=1012

    What is this?
    Election 2008: Voting Problems
    Some Military Votes May Not Be Counted
    by Libby Lewis

    All Things Considered, November 2, 2008 · Voting experts are expecting a huge wave of military absentee ballots this year. The 184,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan have a lot at stake in the vote to choose their next commander-in-chief.

    The mechanics of military voting are better than they used to be. But “better” doesn’t always cut it for troops in war zones.

    Teresa Purcell got a call from her husband nine days before Election Day. “You’re not going to believe this,” he said, “we’re not going to be allowed to vote for president of the United States because we’re not getting the ballots.”

    Robert Purcell was calling from Afghanistan, where he’s serving with the New York National Guard.

    He told his wife his troops got ballots, but that they were the wrong ones.

    “He said, ‘They gave us the ballots for the local Puerto Rico election,'” Teresa recalls.

    It’s not clear what happened, or whether the snafu can be fixed in time for his 13 troops to meet New York’s deadline.

    But his phone call — coming from a true battleground on the eve of the U.S. election — illustrates the many glitches in military voting.

    ‘Almost An Afterthought’

    “You would think if anybody’s vote ought to count first, it would be those who are deployed defending our freedom and fighting for our country,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) says. “But yet they seem to be almost an afterthought.”

    Cornyn sponsored a bill to deal with some of the glitches. The bill passed the Senate unanimously, but the House didn’t take it up in time for this election.

    ……

    there’s more to the story but I wanted you to read this last paragraph !!!!

  153. UPDATE: Andy Martin/Obama BC Lawsuit info
    You won’t believe what you read in these….ok maybe you will , but i will wager that you will be glad you read it!

    http://www.pr-inside.com/state-of-hawai-i-backs-andy-martin-r893026.htm
    http://www.pr-inside.com/andy-martin-demands-detailed-information-from-r894080.htm

    Great Info in these next to links….. it’s all one story just in 2 separate parts

    PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: ONE GIANT FRAUD
    http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd409.htm

    STOP THE ELECTION: ACCURATE VOTE COUNT IMPOSSIBLE
    http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd410.htm

    11-2-2008: The Count starts in 48 hours: Instructions for Protect the Count
    Black Box Voting was asked by YouTube to prepare an easy to follow public education program for Protecting the Count on ELECTION NIGHT and the days that follow. We also collaborated with Videothevote.org and Election Defense Alliance. YouTube has created a Channel called Video Your Vote. The Black Box Voting Protect the Count series contains important information and several video clips never before made public.

    Please distribute immediately and as widely as you can. EASY INSTRUCTIONS: View the videos that best fit your location, find a buddy, pick an action, do it!

    1. Protect the Count – most locations in America(4 min)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3_xFb1sWKU
    Takes 90 minutes on … More

    http://www.blackboxvoting.org/

  154. AmericanGal Says:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 12:25 am

    Survey USA Poll Minnesota:

    Obama/Biden, 49% and McCain/Palin, 46%.

    Poll taken Wed/Thurs/Fri last week. This is the closest I’ve ever seen it here..wow..

    ————————————————–

    and thats with a 8% Dem bias, McCain may end up with Minn, how delicious, if McCain can keep it close in the Twin cities, he’ll take it because he is outflanking Obama in every other part of the state.

  155. any 44’s have the stomach to check out the bot-blogs? just curious as to the overall mood. are they all measuring the drapes and picking out the new china design? or is there..just maybe, a sense of panic?

  156. portlandon

    thanks for the great video. this may very well be a revolution, of sorts. gotta git me one of those bayonets..he he..

  157. alcina, lets just say theres been a few changes of underwear lately and they seem to be panicking, they thought they would be further ahead and they are not so they are shit scared.

  158. thanks moon. funny, i am experiencing a sense of calm. i guess you just have to let go and let the wheels turn. i have faith in the american people that they will see through this charade.

    tomorrow i will, without hesitation and full support, vote for John McCain.

  159. Tomorrow, I will be just not here until the results start coming in, I’m having a blank out of all the msm bullshit. I just want the results not the scam the msm will try to pull.

  160. I will be around, I just dont want any eyeore shit tomorrow in here, if you coming here with doom and gloom, we’ll set the puma’s on ya.

  161. I can’t believe the election is tomorrow. It just seems like this thing has gone on forever. Hopefully, tomorrow is the end of the road for NOBAMA. I am so sick of seeing his face. Come on VOTE MCAIN/PALIN.

  162. Nothing would make me happier than to have those big media wannabes fall flat on their faces. That is what I am hoping for big time!

  163. MORNIN……

    I have to work tomorrow night 🙁 so i won’t be able to be here until 2am

    BUT… i plan on having FOX on all the tv’s in the bar…..no sports on tuesday, if they want sports they can go home LOL

    Thankfully I live in a pretty much a McCain state .. & hopefully those who were considering BHO here that i have met and talked with were turned to Mac as a result 😀

    I purposely have Hannity on my truck radio when i go to walmart etc and i have my windows open and the volume turned up to high and i always make a point to sit in the parking lot for 10 min or so before going in so that people are forced to listen to him
    I especially love it when i am at the gas station 😀

  164. I think it is generally conceded among pollsters that this Investors Business Daily IS the most accurate polling source, so this is good news. It factors out the dem weighting problem seen in other polls, but has no way to guage the bradley effect vs obamacheating now widely recognized phenomenon. Be that as it may, a 2%spread, a 9%undecided and momentum on our side as the public realizes that obama could turn a recession into a depression, this is mildly encouraging to say the least. Obama: the man who never was.
    ———————————————

    Dear Newsmax Reader:

    I told you this morning this election would be a horse race – and now a major tracking poll proves it’s true.

    The Investor’s Business Daily TIPP tracking poll released today shows Obama with 46.7% and McCain at 44.6% – just 2 points separate them!

    Remember, this poll was the most accurate poll in the 2004 election.

    The poll also shows that almost 9% of voters remain unsure. We believe this is incredible news.

    Contrary to what the media and Obama want you believe, this election has yet to be decided.

    Please continue to help our national and battleground efforts to stop Barack Obama. We are having an effect.

    The American people don’t want a president who was once Rev. Wright’s best friend.

    Our national TV ads just began running in the past two days. We believe they are already having an impact.

    We will do one major push of new ad buys Monday.

    We want to buy up huge amounts of ads to stop Obama in key states

  165. Dear Newsmax Reader:

    With so many polls showing Obama “ahead” you may be wondering why we should fight.

    Here’s why.

    When you strip away the national polls and look down deep into each of the battleground states, you find that this is NOT a runaway election for Barack Obama.

    In fact, the race is tied in almost ALL of the battleground states.

    The Mason Dixon poll for Fla. and Virginia not only has Obama and McCain statistically tied, but up to 9% of voters in each state are still undecided.

    We see the same trends in Ohio and Missouri.

    For the past several weeks the media have been trumpeting every poll showing Obama ahead. Polls showing McCain-Palin’s strength get shoved to the bottom of the page.

    The media wants to create a “feeling” of Obama’s imminent victory. It is nothing less than psychological warfare to drain you of your enthusiasm.

    Don’t buy into this nonsense.

    We can win this!

    I have been told that ever since we began airing our Obama and Rev. Wright ad in Ohio, McCain’s decline stopped and he began to see a turnaround.

    Right now we are pumping millions into both battleground states and into national TV ads.

    Dick Morris says undecideds will swing in a big way behind McCain. But they need to be reminded how radical and risky Obama is.

    We are doing that!

    On Monday my ad buyer is on stand by. I will give him final instructions on buying ads Monday night and Tuesday morning.

    I need your help to continue our final push.

    You can help by Going Here Now.

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  166. Inside this issue…

    Today’s Feature… Obama to Coal Country: I will bankrupt you
    In Focus… Conservative Classifieds
    News… Obama, McCain battle across campaign’s closing day
    Commentary… Obama’s Vision Is Far From That Of Founding Fathers
    The Loft… Spread the wealth around = Spread Your Paycheck around
    State News
    Today’s Feature

    Obama to Coal Country: I will bankrupt you

    As the election draws to a close, a fierce battle is being fought in swing states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Obama is traveling around promising the moon, and no one is questioning him on what his policies will actually do. He promises a tax cut for 95% of Americans. They think it sounds great, but don’t realize that the promise is completely false. He promises cuts in spending, but has never mentioned programs that he’d actually cut.

    Obama has never run an organization, a business, or a state, yet he wants to run the country. He is not driven by the entrepreneurial spirit that has built America, but rather by a socialist agenda that seeks to make America less free and more reliant on government. In particular, a radio interview with Obama has surfaced which shows just how out of touch he is with the people and communities (many in swing states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Virginia) who rely on the coal industry for jobs and energy. As Obama said in interviews not covered by the media, he seeks to “bankrupt” the coal industry and put together policies that will make electricity prices “skyrocket.”

  167. Do yourselves a favor and stay away from the front page headlines in the major national and international newpapers today. Totally biased and ridiculous. 😉

  168. Our plan is and should be, can we ask admin to put it at the top of the site “Do not believe msm and pollsters, get out and vote”

    Send this to everyone you know.

    Do not listen to EXIT POLLS.

  169. PM317 say:

    am not watching any of it but I will check here around 11:34 ;). You guys tell me that McCain Won!!
    ……..

    ditto….I will only tune in when it is announced John McCain has won…!!!

  170. I personally know this lady…she was on Fox a few days ago!!!!
    Great reasons for McCain/Palin!
    —-

    From Prameela Bartholomeusz….(deleted email and phone #)

    To Various
    Subject What motivates you this election season?
    Message It’s About Principle For Me

    What motivates you this election season? My passion was inspired by a strong desire to see our country turn the corner after eight years of an administration and a congress that has failed us. Democrats and Republicans alike, in Congress, are responsible for the current economic crisis under the leadership of George W. Bush, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Barney Frank. My journey began with the hope of giving back to the country that has given me so much. My family immigrated to the US when I was four years old. Mine is yet another story of how with hard work, one can live the American dream.

    I have admired Sen. Clinton from her days as First Lady and saw in her a brilliant woman who would one day make a great president. I volunteered and campaigned for Sen. Clinton in seven states, organizing, fundraising, making calls and knocking on doors. It was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Sen. Clinton’s dedication to education, healthcare reform, advocacy of women’s causes and her work with the Children’s Defense Fund inspired me and I hoped that I could contribute in some way in addressing issues such as domestic violence and the plight of children that are thus affected.

    It was my great honor to have been selected by the Clinton campaign to serve on the DNC Platform Committee. The opportunity provided me a voice that my vote for her during the primaries never did. Eighteen million voices were silenced. Sen. Clinton was never vetted and considered for the VP slot, while a male candidate that received 63,100 votes, who voted to authorize the war and is a long-time Washington insider was selected in her place. It is said that this decision was made against the advice of senior Obama advisors and was the sole will of Barack and Michelle Obama.

    To Sen. Clinton supporters, Sen. Obama has never asked for our support and has maintained that he does not need our vote to win on Nov 4th. Sen. Clinton won the popular vote and won every primary except in Illinois. Sen. Obama won his delegate lead in the caucus states that were fraught with documented fraud and was ignored just as voter registration fraud by Acorn is currently. After Florida and Michigan were finally seated with a full vote by the DNC Credentials Committee at the convention, the pledged delegate gap between Clinton & Obama was only 17 delegates (I heard recently that number is 4); without superdelegates.

    Track Record Is An Indicator

    1) Sen. Obama, while a good man and an accomplished orator, does not have the level of experience required for a commander-in-chief.
    2) He has had no notable accomplishments while in the Illinois State Senate nor in the US Senate (in the 143 days he served).
    3) As chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs, Sen. Obama admittedly held no oversight hearings on Afghanistan.
    4) Illinois has the highest tax rates (10.25% sales tax) with one of the highest deficits in the country; Sen. Obama voted 96 times for higher taxes that affected the middle class. Sen. Obama is a big spender; this translates into higher taxes for all.
    5) There is no evidence of being an agent of change; his district continues to have high rates of crime, unemployment and foreclosures.
    6) Sen. Obama has run on judgment to trump experience. His associations with the indicted developer and good friend, Tony Rezko; his spiritual mentor, Rev. Wright from whom he has distanced himself after 20 years, Bill Ayers, the domestic terrorist with whom he shares some socialist views and with Rashid Khalidi, about whom the LA Times will not share more information, are unsettling.
    7) The meteoric rise of Sen. Obama’s political star was on the back of the pervasive corruption of the Chicago political machine. A marriage of Washington style and Chicago style politics would breed a super strain of corruption unparalleled in our nation’s history and is not the solution to our nation’s economic recovery or peace efforts.
    8) Sen. Obama’s silence on the issues of sexism and equality for women are telling of what women may expect under an Obama Administration.
    9) Every word and deed of Sen. McCain’s career as a public servant is a matter of public record; Sen. Obama’s have been either sealed, fabricated or distorted.

    Country First
    I am supporting the McCain/Palin ticket because:
    1) I believe in their message of reform; Sen. McCain has never taken earmarks and
    promises to veto such funding as President.
    2) Sen. McCain has served this nation for 27 years and has been tested.
    3) Democrats have endorsed Sen. McCain over the years. Sen. Biden endorsed a
    “unity” Kerry/McCain ticket in 2004 while he said that the presidency is not
    conducive to “on the job training” when referring to Sen. Obama.
    4) The McCain/Palin plan for energy independence is comprehensive. This is one of
    Gov. Palin’s strengths.
    5) We are headed for a filibuster-proof Congress, threatening the checks and
    balances among the branches of government; partisanship will reign if this comes
    to fruition.
    6) There will be no tax increases which is the right formula at a time of recession,
    rising unemployment rates and diminished retirement accounts.
    7) Their goal is transparency in government; the McCain campaign accounts for
    every dollar of campaign contributions.
    8) Our reproductive rights are not at stake; Roe vs. Wade is a state issue and
    the sovereignty of the states will be upheld, regardless of the justices appointed.
    9) With this strong, qualified woman on the ticket, we have an advocate for women
    and children. In Alaska, she had declared October 2008 Domestic Violence
    Awareness Month and has made it known that she will be an advocate for special
    needs children..
    10) Gov. Palin has fought corruption in her home state of Alaska; she did not
    embrace corruption for political advantage.
    11) Gov. Palin has executive experience in the largest state of the union, one that
    faces some of the broadest challenges, where she has been effective and as governor has had the highest approval rating in the country.
    12) This team believes in governing in a bipartisan manner and will ensure a place for everyone at the table.

    I am convinced reform in Washington will only happen with a McCain/Palin administration. I am a Democrat voting on democratic principle and putting country first on November 4th. My vote for Sen. Clinton didn’t count and if you voted for her, neither did yours. Eighteen million voices were silenced this election cycle. The McCain/Palin campaign has reached out to us, has respected us and has listened to us. Do not stay home or write Hillary in. I urge EVERY Hillary Clinton supporter to prove that YOUR vote DOES matter on November 4th. Put country first.

    Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
    Adlai Stevenson

    Prameela Bartholomeusz
    DNC Platform Committee Member

  171. ELEANOR CLIFT AND CLARENCE PAGE: 17% of those “undecided” voters will probably trend toward McCain. What is surprising is that both think this could tilt heavily toward McCain, nearing 80%:

    Yesterday, On McLaughlin, he outlined factors that could work to undermine Obama’s supposed certain lead in polls.

    http://www.mclaughlin.com/bb/bb.htm?topicid=2444

    Obama’s Hurdles

    ——————————————————————————–
    DR. MCLAUGHLIN: Despite Obama’s good polling numbers, there are hurdles for him to clear. The first hurdle is, of course, the numbers.

    First, polling. It’s not science. It’s art. Harry Truman versus Thomas Dewey, 1948, proved it. Going into the race, Dewey was ahead by five points. Then the Truman surprise. He defeated Dewey by 4.5 points.

    Second, Democrats’ 65-year losing streak. In the past 65 years, Democrats have sought the presidency 16 times. Of those 16 times, the number of Democrats who have won the popular vote is two — Lyndon Johnson against Barry Goldwater in ’64; Jimmy Carter against Jerry Ford in ’76.

    The two out of 16 make the odds against Democrats winning awesome, eight to one. So whom do the Democrats put to break the losing streak? Answer: The number one liberal in the United States Senate, a black American whose middle name is Hussein.

    Third, LIVs — low-information voters. Seventy-five million strong, LIVs show up at the polls but are uninformed on the issues, with little taste for politics, whether in newspapers, TV, radio, the Net or conversations. Question: Which of these hurdles — the expulsion of reporters, the Democratic losing streak, odds of eight to one, or the LIV — which one is the most difficult for Obama to clear? I ask you, Eleanor.

    What’s his biggest hurdle, Clarence?

    Clarence Page
    ——————————————————————————–
    Well, I think Eleanor’s right about those undecideds out there. This is where you’re going to hear talk about the Bradley effect, whether it exists or not. The Bradley effect, of course, is called that because Tom Bradley got fewer votes than the polling indicated and he lost. But the place where you see it is not in people lying to pollsters. It’s people who don’t answer the pollsters. In other words, they say they’re undecided or they don’t answer at all, but they do vote. And when they vote, you see this hidden vote that was not measured before. And that’s where you’re going to see, I think, Eleanor’s right, as much as 80 percent of those undecideds could go to McCain, because he’s just more familiar or he’s white or whatever reason.

  172. More from McLauglin Group yesterday:

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    1. Obama’s Press
    MR. BUCHANAN: The press has been covering for Obama. As soon as Obama goes out and makes an explanation, that’s it; you can’t bring it up again. These associations —

    MR. PAGE: Well, that’s gratitude.

    DR. MCLAUGHLIN: Oh, I expect —

    MR. BUCHANAN: They would have sunk the Republican and they would have sunk a conservative if they were on the other side.

    MR. PAGE: We wouldn’t know about it if it weren’t for the LA Times. We wouldn’t know about Rezko if it wasn’t for the press. We wouldn’t know about these things if the press wasn’t reporting them.

    MS. CROWLEY: Here is the point. Here is the point.

    DR. MCLAUGHLIN: Quickly.

    MS. CROWLEY: The point is that this is an overwhelming Democratic year. John McCain has been pushing a millstone up the hill this whole time. The question is, why isn’t Barack Obama more than three points ahead? And the reason is because people fear, based on all these associations — we have yet to see a normal friend — that perhaps he might be a closet radical. When he talks about spreading the wealth around, is he a closet socialist? People have —

    MR. PAGE: Well, give yourself credit. Give yourself credit now.

    DR. MCLAUGHLIN: The answer is —

    MR. PAGE: Keep those numbers down for Obama.

    (Cross-talk.)

    DR. MCLAUGHLIN: Eleanor’s got to remember —

    MR. PAGE: He’s answered the questions. With all the negative campaigning — (inaudible) — Fox News every night.

    The press, in the bulk, is in the tank for Obama. That’s why we’re giving him the examination we are. And I think I’m going to get a letter of gratitude. You know why? Because I would want these things aired and get them cleared away, as we’ve done here.
    -John McLaughlin

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    2. Obama Evicts Press Members

    DR. MCLAUGHLIN: Okay, these are good polling numbers for Obama, but will they be negatively affected by the issue that emerged late in the week? On Friday, Barack Obama evicted three reporters from his plane. All three were from newspapers that had just endorsed John McCain for president — the New York Post, the Washington Times and the Dallas Morning News.

    The editor of the Washington Times, John Solomon, commented on the eviction. Quote: “This feels like the journalistic equivalent of redistributing the wealth. We spent hundreds of thousands of dollars covering Senator Obama’s campaign. I hope the candidate that promises to unite America isn’t using a litmus test to determine who gets to cover his campaign.”

    Ryan Rusak, a Dallas Morning News editor, said he was not surprised at Obama’s action. Quote: “Senator Obama has not done a press conference in more than a month, but he’s given ‘exclusive,'” quote-unquote, “interviews to Jon Stewart, Rachel Maddow and Mario Lopez.”

    Obama spokesman Bill Burton defended the press expulsion decision, saying — get this — quote: “We are accommodating these folks in every way possible.”

    What do you think of this story? Was the ban on the reporters an act of retribution for their newspapers’ endorsement of McCain? Eleanor.

    There are only a limited number of seats evidently on the plane. There’s enormous interest in covering him, and they’re giving those seats to people who are going to send the message out to where they want. And, look, the Republicans are now blaming the media, which is what losers always do. Newt Gingrich is running around the country giving paid speeches where he accuses the media of being Pravda.But once the election is over — the Republicans will start blaming each other.
    -Eleanor Clift

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    3. Home Stretch — Finally.
    Obama, 53 percent; McCain, 38 percent. Obama by 15. Pew.

    Obama, 52; McCain, 41. Obama by 11. CBS/New York Times.

    Obama, 52; McCain, 44. Obama by 8. ABC/Washington Post.

    Obama, 50; McCain, 43. Obama by 7. Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby.

    Obama, 48; McCain, 42. Obama by 6. Hotline.

    Obama, 51; McCain, 46. Obama by 5. Rasmussen. Obama, 50; McCain, 45. Obama by 5. Gallup Traditional.

    Obama, 47; McCain, 44. Obama by 3. Fox.

    Question: What’s the outlook, Pat?

    The outlook is probable Obama victory. McCain is closing in Florida and North Carolina, and he may have won Missouri or he’s winning Missouri. But he’s in big trouble in Virginia, John. He’s in big trouble in Colorado. He has not secured Ohio. And he must be 10 points behind in Pennsylvania, which he needs to win. He can do it, but it is a long, long, long shot.
    -Pat Buchanan

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&

    4. More Hurdles
    Fourth, votes are fungible, not saleable. In fact, Americans feel off-put if they think anyone is buying their vote. Obama has set a new all-time record for fund-raising, a total of $605 million in his campaign war chest. That’s compared to McCain’s $359 million.

    During the primaries, McCain and Obama both agreed to public financing. But Obama reversed that pledge when he became the presidential nominee. This week Obama aired a 30-minute infomercial on seven networks during primetime. The total cost: A cool $4 million. Money talks, but what does it say?

    Fifth, the company he keeps. One, Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

    REV. JEREMIAH WRIGHT: (From videotape.) Not God bless America — God damn America.

    DR. MCLAUGHLIN: Obama attended Reverend Wright’s services at 11:00 a.m. Sunday mornings twice a month, 20 years, almost 500 times. And Wright officiated at Obama’s wedding and baptized his children.

    Two, Tony Rezko, political fixer, influence-peddler and real estate developer in Chicago. Obama has returned $150,000 in Rezko- tied funds. Rezko is now a convicted felon on multiple counts of bribery and fraud.

    Three, Bill Ayers, professor at the University of Chicago, one of the founders and former member of the ’60s-era Weather Underground, a left-wing radical organization that bombed the U.S. Capitol and other government buildings. Later Ayers helped launch Obama’s political career. Four, Rashid Khalidi, professor of Arab studies at Columbia University, friend of Obama’s from Khalidi’s teaching days at the University of Chicago; former spokesman for the PLO in the ’80s and ’90s, when the Palestine Liberation Organization was in militant exchange with Israel’s Urgun. Obama’s relationship to Khalidi has led some to believe that Obama’s support of Israel is questionable, despite his assertion that his commitment to Israel is, quote-unquote, “sacrosanct and non-negotiable.”

    Six, the so-called Bradley effect.

    Question: What’s the impact of Obama’s association on the voters in this election?

    The 2003 tape of Rashid Khalidi’s farewell party, where Barack Obama attended along with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, is being suppressed by the Los Angeles Times. If, in fact, it wasn’t a Jew-bashing event and Barack Obama has nothing to hide, then he should clear the air and demand that the Los Angeles Times release this tape. He could make this go away like that.
    -Monica Crowley

  173. OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I think obama just gave john mc cain the finger!!

    on fox: obama rally in jacksonville florida

    while saying ” i want to congratulate John McCain, he has run a rough campaign” and while saying it he wiped around his lips with his middle finger!!!!!!!

    someone get the clip!!!!

  174. I know he did, i seen that one too

    I really hate hate hate this creep!!!
    I can’t wait till America Gives Barack [barry soetoro] Hussein Obama THE BIGGEST MIDDLE FINGER tomorrow night 😀

  175. omg

    HE HAS NOT JUST TAKEN MC CAIN’S LINES ABOUT CUTTING OUT SPENDING …….. WHAT A JOKE!

    HE’S BEEN DOING NOTHING BUT PROMISING TRILLIONS IN NEW SPENDING FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS !

    HE IS THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE!

  176. How different things would be if Jack Ryan’s divorce records had not been released. Obama would still be in the IL senate and not the US Senate.

  177. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/maps/obama_vs_mccain/?map=5

    If you go to realclearpolitics.com’s electoral map, you’ll see:

    a) absolutely laughable scenarios where everything is skewed toward Obama (not RCP’s fault, but their methodology factors in the major pollsters, almost all of whom are not in the Reality Based Community.

    b) If you click on certain states, you can see polling data. Even assuming it is a combination of skewed polls, all show that Obama benefitted from the Lehman failure and subsequent financial crisis, and continued making advances until the last week of October. Somewhere around 10/22, all the polls showed a reversal, where Obama’s numbers started falling and McCain’s started rising.

  178. Well, we are almost at O hr and I just want to thank again the administrator and so many of you here who really poured your heart and soul into this election. When I found this site, it was a refuge from the hateful “Huffington Post” and the anti-Hillary venom spewing from that site as well as all MSN. We all thought that Hillary would pull it out after her historic wins in Tx, Ohio and PA, but she was cut down by forces we never envisioned ( or at least I didn’t) at the outset of this campaign. Once that happened, it became personal and I vowed I would become an Independent (which I did) and vote for anyone buit Obama. Being a lifelong democratic, the decision was not even difficult because I saw the evilness of the BO campaign and how they turned a party and race against both Hillary and former President Clinton. These are evil people at their core and their followers are much like a cult whom will do anything to please thier leader.
    The only way I made through this depressiing turn of events was reading the great stuff you people post here and knowing their were many like me out there.
    I am not att all confidnet about tomorrow and expoect the worst, but at least we have done our best to expose BO as the fraud he is. My god have pity on our country should he win as we will need all the help we can get. some s

  179. wow,

    i was up till four in the morning on the computer, playing games, and campaigning for mccain palin with gamers…

    sheesh!!! that mostly what all these young people r talking about… one game i went on on facebook, called ‘yoville’, is a little reality game, where you make a character, go to work, live in an apartment, buy furniture and cloths. last night the community was having all kinds of obama vs mccain debates. there were obama partys everywhere. people doing little obama signs for their characters.

    anyway, i was so surprised to see how many mccain supporters, out there working the game, trying to talk to other young 20-30 somthings about the election.

    dude i went to every computer game i could on facebook, bibi, myspace….
    millions are on these sites. anyway, i think i did pretty goo. these ‘kids’, cant say much about obama… they can only sprout the chance and hope thing, oh and the hes for all the people no matter what color. that was my favorite. i got the most headway with the whole reverand wright thing. and i asked em what nationality they were, than said ‘wrong’, your not the wright color!!!!!

    anyway, this morning, i got so many notifications, to join obama rallys on utube, facebook and myspace today and this evening. they have a gigantic get out the vote movement going on…

    SO JUST WANT TO SAY, IF YOU HAVE ACCOUNTS, OR YOUR CHILDREN DO, MILLION AND MILLIONS ARE GOING TO BE ON COMPUTERS TONIGHT, AND WE CAN GET TO EM!!!!
    OUR LAST CHANCE TO TALK TO THE YOUNG KIDS, LIKE THEIR SPINLESS PARENTS SHOULD HAVE.. 🙂

  180. Emjay Says:

    November 2nd, 2008 at 9:14 pm
    ShortTermer

    Sailor straw or baseball? Who is that sweetie patootie? Also, I swear I have seen you posting elsewhere –yes?
    _____________________________________
    Emjay, maybe I am dense but I fail to grasp what your first two questions are referring to. And you may well have seen my posting other places. I have worked myself to death for what close to two years now trying every way I am capable of to ensure that nOBAMA loses for I truly fear for future generations of our country, and if nObama wins this very well could be the LAST election Americans get to vote in.

    P.S. at the Sarah Palin rally in Ocala FL Saturday, I forgot to mention the most interesting attendee. A couple somehow got in and she was holding a leashed SQUIRREL on her chest and was petting him. I did my job as a rallier and protector against protestors and distractors and reported it; six or seven security guards came at a sprint and escorted her out with her squirrel….but how in the world did she get it through the security and body scanners? It is funny now, but I could envision it getting loose or biting someone….sheesh.

    On the pro Hillary sites we all need to make a pact to track and report on Bo & MO for the next four years and keep a dossier on all thier doings and goings. This could be a great help to whoever runs against him should he run again in 2012.

  181. djia, he did the same thing to Hillary when she was beating the crap out of him, so lets all look on the bright side, it means Obama is cornered and is losing. The internals polls must look pretty bad.

  182. I checked the dem box on the envelope. When voting absentee there is a space on the envelope where you check whether you are a dem, rep, or ind. That is how they can tell if a dem or rep, are voting.

    If you don’t check a box, they will discard your ballot.

  183. admin, I also want to thank you for all your hard work and all those who also worked hard to get the truth out to us about Obama. It has been a pleasure to read and be a part of this blog and I will never forget the comradie that I have felt throughout this election season!
    HILLARY IS 45!!

  184. LOL

    Mac’s mic was receiving “feedback” and he says……….my friends this mic is brought to you by the democratic national committee……….LOL!!!

  185. # confloyd Says:
    November 3rd, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    djia, he did the same thing to Hillary when she was beating the crap out of him, so lets all look on the bright side, it means Obama is cornered and is losing. The internals polls must look pretty bad.
    *************************************************

    EXCELLENT POINT! 😀

  186. ha ha ha awesome! he just used his line ” I am not George Bush…….if obama wanted to run against bush he should of run 4 years ago!

  187. Thanks for the play by play.

    I just learned the other day that I will be a great-grandmother for the second time [have only one grandchild]. For thirty years I have begged everyone to name a child after me, jokingly…if this one is a girl, and I so hope so, for she would already have a big brother, I am going to suggest that one of her names be Palin [my gggggrandmother had five first names and my grandmother had three.] Just fyi and lol.

  188. neetabug

    For a while they also had Georgia, Montana, West Virginia and North Dakota grey. Like West Virginia would ever vote for Obama, what did he get in the primary 30% of the vote if that?? After this weekend’s news about bankrupting the coal industry he is in trouble in PA, OH, IN and CO.

  189. Congratz Short Termer!!

    I am 45 and no grandkids as of yet

    I think “Palin” would make a great first name for a girl or a boy 😀

  190. Re onair ads here in Central FL:
    McCain:
    -the not ready showing an pilot an airplane, perform surgery, teaching children etc and saying would you trust someone with no experience to do any of these important jobs?
    -the empty chair saying that nObama is not ready to fill the empty chair in the oval office
    -and others by RNC

    nObama:
    -the goptrust one on Wright
    -others by nObama, but I turn a deaf ear to those

  191. WOWWWWWWWW TAKE A LOOK AT THIS

    canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6004
    Venceremo Brigades was a Cuban spy operation
    Trashing Camelot: Obama’s pal Bill Ayers Violated JFK’s Cuba Embargos

    SNIP-
    That’s where Ayers and Dohrn and their kill-the-imperialist-pig ilk came in handy as Castro’s pawns. As previously reported, Ayers and Dohrn traveled as part of the Venceremo Brigades, ostensibly defying Kennedy’s February 1963’s travel restrictions to Cuba.
    The Venceremo Brigades was a Cuban spy operation tasked to recruit “individuals who are politically oriented and who someday may obtain a position, elective or appointive, somewhere in the U.S. Government, which would provide the Cuban Government with access to political, economic and military intelligence.” (Canada Free Press)
    But the Vencermos Brigades were used for other purposes too. Ayers recruited American students to help boast Cuba’s economy, by enlisting them to work in Cuba’s sugar economy to export to the Soviet Union—another violation of Kennedy’s embargos.
    The FBI report provides an example. It was July 29, 1969, when Ayers, in a speech at the University of Oregon, discussed the role of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), (SDS split off later to become the Weatherman), in the Venceremo Brigade.
    In response to student’s questions about the Vencermo Brigade, Ayers said this:
    “In November and beginning January, SDS was involved in sending 150 people, both times to Cuba to cut cane, to cut sugar, as part of Cuba’s program to create, to put out 50 million, or what is it 100 million…tons of sugar.” Ayers said. “They are not being paid because they are not honkeys who need to get paid in order to do something, in order to serve the people… there will be about 75 SDS people on each trip and about 75 people recruited from the Black Panther Party and Young (illegible) organizations, and other black and brown organizations that will go to Cuba,…by going to work to create and help the Cubans create a solid economy in the face of the economic boycott by the United States, in the face of the constant threats from the United States, in fact a couple of invasions that didn’t work because the Cuban people were too well armed and well educated.
    The Venceremo Brigade,” Ayers expanded, “is an idea which is an attempt to show the people of the world that…all American’s aren’t solid in their support of the economic boycott of Cuba, and so we are going to go and we are going to attempt to…help the Cubans in their efforts

  192. djia, thanks. We have so wanted little ones in the family for so long. It is the delight of my life, and as the joke says if I had known that being a grandmother or great grandmother, was so much fun, I would have had them first.

  193. Remember when:

    We would post comments from Hannity or Limbaugh and feel the need to apologize for listening to them? We still get the posts but without any apologies.

    Someone started calling Obama Ramadamadingdong? I liked that one.

    We were a lot more optimistic for Hillary in those days. I assume all or most of us still are optimistic about her future.

    I don’t know what Admin has planned, but I’m optimistic about what he or she will do in the near future. Taking a rest would probably be in order.

  194. That McCain rally at the Tri-Cities Airport was HUGE! Consider that it’s a Monday morning…we are VERY rural here…and look at the crowd that showed up!

    GO JOHNNY, GO!!

  195. By all that is good, why in the hell are Ayers and Dorhn not imprisoned for life, where they might meet some real American criminals who love this country so much they would kill terrorists, baby killers, and the ilk?

    And, the most disturbing thing to me about Ayers, Dorhn, Khalidi and the other good professor terrorists is that they are worming through mainstream educational systems to perpetuate their ‘radicalizing’ of the school children. Anyone who has taught public school in the inner cities has seen their doctrines at work.

  196. neetabug Says:

    November 3rd, 2008 at 12:07 pm
    I click on the map on real clear politics, Az is grey, whats up with that?
    &&&&&&&&

    a) Technically, it might indicate Obama is doing well on McCain’s home turf, perhaps due to Latinos.

    b) Reality, I’d love to see the sampling of Dems/Reps/Inds, and what assumptions are being made; if they assume X number of Dems, do they *assume* they will vote for Obama??? Also gray are GA, FL (not unexpected), NC, Mont (!!), N. Dak !!!, OH, Indiana !!!, Missouri, VA.

    Some are expected close. Those that should be “leans McCain” are painted “tossup”.

    Those that should be tossup are labeled “leans Obama”: MN, CO, NM, NV, PA

    Those that are almost certainly “leans Obama” are labeled “solid Obama”: NJ,etc.

    &&&&&&&&&&&&&

  197. canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6004
    Venceremo Brigades was a Cuban spy operation
    Trashing Camelot: Obama’s pal Bill Ayers Violated JFK’s Cuba Embargos

    I guess the Kennedys are ok with this these are hardcore criminals.

  198. Our Polls Are on the Mark. I Think.
    By Jon Cohen
    Washington Post
    Sunday, November 2, 2008; Page B02

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/31/AR2008103103044.html

    Excerpt:

    I worry more about a basic concern: whether we are getting a truly random sample of opinion. Pollsters bank on the fundamental notion that the people who answer our calls are similar to those who don’t, and we have reams of data justifying those assumptions. But what if the people who pause to take a pollster’s question are significantly different from those who don’t?

    After all, fewer and fewer people have been taking our calls over the years. The Pew Research Center, which has done extensive research into declining survey-response rates, has found that poorer, less educated whites — who tend to hold somewhat less positive views toward African Americans — are also harder to get on the phone than those who have higher incomes and more formal education. My fellow pollsters and I give this a pretty academic name, “differential nonresponse,” but it’s a live, practical concern.

  199. Well, this morning, I printed andhanded out the th last list of reasons why not to vote for BO, reached out to the last person I found sitting on the fence, and then decided on no more phones, no more flyers, no more talk, talk, talk. This has been one hell of a long year, andI am, like so many othrs, really tired. The laundry is piled up again, the car needs gas, the grocery supply is low, family and friends have scarcely heard from me in months except for emails and faxes delivering campaign news, the house needs cleaning – I have a house n yard to-do list that’s so ridiculously long it makes me feel utterly helpless. Maybe most of all, I’m tired of walking around with my jaws clenched.

    But I’m happy.

    Because, admin and fellow 44 warriors, no matter how it turns out – we did everything we could to fight BO and the dirty Dimocrats. We can all feel good about that. Very good.

    Idunn, break out the holy water and bless us — every one – as we figuratively hold hands and our breath to learn what awaits America, land that we love.

  200. I also suggest that no matter what happens tomorrow, we continue to boycott most media on air and in print outlets and their sponsors. Let them tank…tank…tank…

  201. lil ole grape:

    Yes I am happy..because like you, I also did what I could what is in my control….

    If tomorrow night, the result is not what I expect it to be, then I will not feel guilty…while I will not accept the final result I know I did for th elast 18+ months.

    I am also more stonger and I have come a full circle in my perspective of these two parties…it is all about a person and not a party….

    One thing I know that I will not contribute any more political money to any candidate the way I have done this year……..

  202. I don’t know if anyone saw the McCain rally in VA but there was a really big sign behind him from someone that said “Hillary Supporter for McCain” You couldn’t miss it!!! yeeehaw!

  203. Jan, yes after cancelling newspaper and mag subscriptions and turnng off the TV so-called pundits I find I get along without them very well …like that old song “Got along withoutcha before I metcha, gonna get along without you now”

  204. to admin, and my friends and to all those who have left,

    tomorrow is the day we make history. trust in God and the judgment of the american people.

    they are busy building barack’s stage in grant park. people are scared that when barack loses, there will be a violent outburst of anger from the ‘bots.

    thank you for two years of passion and conversations. we have already made history.

  205. Perhaps the most outstanding thing we all learned in this election cycle, is the power of the internet watchdogs

  206. Forgot to mention I had a long conversation with a prominent official in OH who told me he doesn’t know ANYbody who is voting for BO!

  207. Have you noticed that the Republicans you talk to know all that we know about Obama and the Obama supporters know NOTHING?!

  208. i want to congratulate John McCain, he has run a rough campaign” and while saying it he wiped around his lips with his middle finger!!!!!!!
    ——————————————–
    So Obama thinks McCain has been rough on him? What a fragile ego he has. I think McCain has shown excessive restraint in dealing with Obama.

    If he flipped McCain the bird like he did Hillary then it shows that he is a case of arrested development. Wait til he pulls that with Putin.

    Nobody can predict the future. That is why we do projections. Best case, likely case and worst case. In Obama the worst case and the likely case tend to merge.

    The Four Horsemen of the Appolox. Depression, war and all the rest. They are the fruits of he kind of leadership he offers. Caveat voter.

    It all gets back to him and the kind of man he is. The arrogance, the ignorance and the willingness to silence dissent through all means fair or foul.

    It will be up to the American voters to see through this fog of propaganda, lies and deceit.

    Fundamentally, this is a hiring decision. Only a rube would hire someone for a critical job who refuses to tell them who he is, starting with something as simple as a birth certificate. Someone who claims that he will not tell us his plan for the economy til after the election.

    In this life you have got to know who you can trust and who will lie to you. Obama falls into the latter category.

  209. Imagine says: “people are scared that when barack loses, there will be a violent outburst of anger from the ‘bots. ”
    ——————-
    I don’t think many of us are scared of violence from the bots — I think that’s a ‘scare the opposition’ BO campaign tactic — like the racist b.s.

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