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Bloggers! Gear up for the next wave of dirty McCain attacks!

We did it the first time, when McCain made a purely political choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate. More than energising the Republican base, Palin’s selection motivated the Obama base even more. We put up latest news, blew whistles on false McCain ads, called Palin’s bluff and pointed out her ineptitude to lead this country everytime we got the chance. Bloggers all around the web got geared up, energised and did all we could to get Obama back in the polls. In just one week, Obama’s numbers went from -5% to +5% in national polls, and he reclaimed several battleground states. Experts attribute exclusively to the failing economy, but I dont see it that way. The role of the blog world cannot be diminished.

Now is the time for more action once again. Amidst reports by Washington Post that McCain campaign is readying for the next wave of negative campaign ads, Palin continued her critiscism of Obama by calling him reckless and unpatriotic. The same charges, trying to scare folks all over. This is what she said at a fundraiser in Colorado today:


“Our opponent … is someone who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect, imperfect enough, that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.” She also said, “This is not a man who sees America as you see America and as I see America.”


Other statements from the McCain campaign point to a broader strategy to Swift-Boat Obama and get away with it. Like this one by the idiot Tucker Bounds, a spokesman for McCain campaign.


“On a day when new reports have surfaced about Barack Obama’s long association with a domestic terrorist, our Democratic opponent had the audacity to call John McCain’s health care plan ‘radical.’ The American people know radical when they hear it, and John McCain is not the candidate in this election they should be concerned about,”


Its time for us to gear up and start out a guerilla campaign once again. Here’s a list of some liberal blogs that I feel everyone should check every day to get new updates about the political scene. Bookmark them. Spread the word as much as possible.

Huffington Post

Daily Kos

Talking Points Memo

Liberal Oasis


Also, here is a site that should help you make some fast Fact Checks:

Fact Check

Fight the Smears

Here’s a list of some conservative blogs:

Best 25 conservative blogs

The attack is coming. Get ready!


October 5, 2008 - Posted by | general, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. This election will be a sham. Electronic voting machines effectively ended the power of the people.

    Comment by rjjrdq | October 5, 2008 | Reply

  2. Check out the wordpress blog Mudflats. It will really open your eyes to what Alaskans really think about their governor. Everyone ain’t buyin’

    Comment by aliceparris | October 5, 2008 | Reply

  3. Good post!

    I for one am going to fight back at the Rethugs!

    Comment by Bruce | October 6, 2008 | Reply

  4. Good point. I heard somewhere on the radio that blogs are having a major impact on elections. This is something new to campaigns. Obama, being the smart person that he is, has been able to make good use of this free communication and YouTube has been extremely useful in getting out information. McCain being the barely graduated from the Navy Academy candidate who doesn’t even know how to use email, doesn’t know how to run an Internet campaign.
    And he has Palin out there yapping trash which can easily be disproved within a heartbeat. I don’t know who is dumber, McCain or Palin for accepting a position on his ticket. When McCain loses in November, Palin will be going back to an Alaska that sees her differently.

    Comment by Cats r Flyfishn | October 6, 2008 | Reply

  5. @Cats r Flyfishin
    I agree with you completely. The Internet has seriously helped Obama, whose campaign, in turn, has realised and made use of its enormous power. One thing I forgot mentioning in the post was use of social bookmarkings – like StumbeUpon and Digg and They can increase the traffic on your blog exponentially. Unfortunately, putting them in WordPress, especially on the template I am using, is a little difficult. But I am sure other bloggers like you will find it much easier, and I seriously recommend doing that.

    Btw, you have an excellent blog..Kudos!

    Comment by Flobpf | October 6, 2008 | Reply

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