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In his dreams

Mccain’s that is. Seems his campaign committee has already decided he won tonight’s debate with an ad placed in the Wall Street Journal online edition. Thanks to mudflats for this screenshot.

Seems to me that seeing into the future like that would be considered witchcraft to some; maybe Rev Muthee prayed over the wrong person. 

This also goes to prove how desperate the McCain campaign is right now. He tries to worm his way out of the debate, in order to play the savior of wall street, and instead makes things worse. with a sharp drop in the polls, and Palin proving to be a rock around his chicken neck, McCain then decides to proclaim himself a winner in a debate he didn’t want in the first place.

It’s been one misstep after another for this campaign, and I applaud Obama for sticking to the important things, staying on message and being an intelligent, thoughtful candidate in the midst of a crisis. I was not an Obama supporter during the primaries, I liked Hillary. however when it became clear she would not get the nomination, I kind of lost interest in the race. 

When Palin was picked for the VP slot, I got interested again. I started reading about Obama and watching his speeches on youtube. I’m impressed with him, and admit I may have been wrong in giving him short shrift in the primaries.

We’re past needing a Rambo mentality in charge. We need intelligence, and grace under pressure. Obama has shown this week, he has both, and Mccain has shown nothing but the receipt he got for selling his soul to the devil.

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September 26, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , , , | 4 Comments

One cancer cell away from the Presidency

I’m posting the Katie Couric interview of Sarah Palin as a public service. This woman has no business being a governor let alone a Vice president. This interview proves it.

September 24, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , | 6 Comments

WTF?

I mean seriously, WTF?

When Americans blame Republicans for the financial crisis by a margin of 2-1, a VP nominee whose approval rating dipped 10 points in a week, when a neck and neck race is suddenly breaking out-but not in your favor, what do you do?

If you’re John McCain, you suspend your campaign and say you need to be in DC to work on the financial crisis. I might give him the benefit of the doubt on this but for one thing. Obama called McCain’s campaign at 830 this morning, asking to issue a joint message about the need for bipartisanship in order to move past the crisis.

See, when you offer more of the same, with no ideas of your own, you do anything you can to win, whether you deserve the win or not. The problem for Johnny Mac is that people are beginning to see through the charades, and they’re pissed off. With this new stunt, McCain may as well give his concession speech.

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 4 Comments

I was right

Last week over on the mudflats blog, as the financial industry imploded on its bought out, greedy carcass, I said Obama would take over as leader in the polls with over 50%. In the latest poll from abcnews and the Washington Post, Obama is up 52-43%. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/24/83-percent-of-americans-t_n_128822.html Much of that can be atributed to the ties McCain has the financial industry, and the fact that 8 years of Bush policies has not only failed, but dug a hole so deep it will be a long while before the country can climb out.

I also think it’s something else. For all their talk of change and reform, of transparent government, McCain/Palin are showing it’s all talk. McCain is still guilty of voting with Bush 91% of the time. Palin with help from the McCain team is still stonewalling the troopergate investigation. They talk about issues with no idea of how to fix them. Palin isn’t allowed to talk to the press, was ushered through meetings with minor world leaders for photo ops, and yet the republicans still claim she’s fit.

Physically fit, perhaps, but was there ever a more vacuous, shallow VP nominee? Not in my lifetime. The truth express McCain is so proud of hass derailed.

Not that it was ever on track to begin with.

September 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | 2 Comments

State of Mind

Aside from poor image quality, this 2 minute clip from Fish’s song state of mind is as relevant today as it was when written almost 20 years ago.

September 21, 2008 Posted by | My Life, politics | , , , | Leave a comment

The debate debacle

As if this election couldn’t take any further odd twists, comes this little tidbit from the NY Times.

At the insistence of the McCain campaign, the Oct. 2 debate between the Republican nominee for vice president, Gov. Sarah Palin, and her Democratic rival, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., will have shorter question-and-answer segments than those for the presidential nominees, the advisers said. There will also be much less opportunity for free-wheeling, direct exchanges between the running mates.

McCain advisers said they had been concerned that a loose format could leave Ms. Palin, a relatively inexperienced debater, at a disadvantage and largely on the defensive.

It’s not enough that they’ve run some of the sleaziest ads in campaign history; blocked an investigation with troopergate; limited or denied access to Palin by the media, now they feel the need to change the rules of the debate because they’re worried she won’t do well.  If she can’t even hold her own in a debate without her handlers changing the rules, how in hell is she ready to become a VP?

We all know the answer, she’s not qualified. And the more they shield her from the press, run ads based on slogans, and continue to hide her dirty secrets, the more the public will catch on. For all their rhetoric about being Mavericks and reformers, they seem to barely know the definition of those words, let alone act in that way.

September 20, 2008 Posted by | politics | , , , | 4 Comments