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Amazing new Obama ad hits McCain on his VP choice without saying a word

October 29, 2008 Posted by | humor, news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

New Obama 2-min ad: Defining moment

October 25, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

True story: Al-Qaeda endorses John McCain

This from Huffington Post

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WASHINGTON — Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher in a McCain presidency.

The message, posted Monday on the password-protected al-Hesbah Web site, said if al-Qaida wants to exhaust the United States militarily and economically, “impetuous” Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain is the better choice because he is more likely to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“This requires presence of an impetuous American leader such as McCain, who pledged to continue the war till the last American soldier,” the message said. “Then, al-Qaida will have to support McCain in the coming elections so that he continues the failing march of his predecessor, Bush.”

SITE Intelligence Group, based in Bethesda, Md., monitors the Web site and translated the message.

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Not surprising, eh?

October 22, 2008 Posted by | news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Video: Funny new pro-Obama ad features Gossip Girl actors

October 14, 2008 Posted by | humor, news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Break their backs, crush their spirits

Reproduced as such from DailyKos

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Break their back, crush their spirits

Thu Oct 09, 2008 at 11:14:58 AM PDT

See, here’s the deal — we’re going to win the White House, we’re going to win big in the Senate, and we’re going to rack up big gains in the House. Republicans know this and are preparing for the worst. Now think of 2004 — we really thought Kerry was going to pull it off. Remember that? And remember how utterly devastated we were when Bush pulled it off? The pain was so much worse because we expected to win.

So with conservatives bracing for the worse, they won’t experience the kind of pain we did. Not unless we deliver a defeat even worse than their worst nightmares. And I’ll be honest with you — I want them to hurt as much as we did. I want their spirits crushed, their backs broken.

So the way we do that is we deliver a defeat worse than they ever imagined. We do that by winning states that have no business turning Blue — like North Carolina, Georgia, Indiana, and so on — states that were easy Bush victories in 2004. We do that by electing a 60-seat supermajority in the Senate. We do that by defeating their leadership, like Mitch McConnell in the Senate. We do that by defeating their heroes, like wingnut go-to hero John Shadegg. We do that by making sure a record number of Americans reject conservative ideology, leaving it utterly discredited.

The day after the election, I want to see an electoral battlefield littered with defeated Republicans, their ranks demoralized, their treasury in heavy debt, and no real leadership to take the helm. I want a vacuum so complete, that a bloody leadership battle between the neocons, theocons, and corporate cons shakes the GOP to its core, and leaves it fractured and ill-equipped to stymie the progressive agenda, much less ramp up for an even bleaker (for them) 2010.

Guys, that’s why I don’t worry about complacency. We’re not out to win this thing. We’re out to crush them. And that’s going to require a level of engagement beyond anything you’ve ever done before. It’ll mean more phone banking, more canvassing, more donating. Work on this site keeps me from working the phones or walking precincts (my wife has helped out on those fronts), but I’ve surrendered a significant portion of my income, way more than my family can really afford, on behalf of the cause. We’ve all got something to offer, whether it’s time or money, and now’s the time to offer what we can.

One of my favorite cyclists likes to say, “Leave everything on the road”, meaning that when he crosses the finish line, he will have burned every last ounce of energy in his body. If he falls short? No regrets because he gave it his all, every last bit of it.

We can’t have regrets on Election Night, thinking that some Democrats came up short because we failed to leave everything on the road. We can’t have a Jim Martin or a Bob Lord or a Darcy Burner or whoever come inches from victory, knowing that maybe we could’ve done just a little bit more to help them cross the finish line victorious. Even if all you can give is $5 to one candidate, or one afternoon phone banking, it still matters. There’s a lot of us, and a lot of little gestures adds up to a whole lot of action.

We are approaching a historic night, and one that can radically transform the direction of our country.

Donate your time, donate your money.

Leave everything on the road.

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October 13, 2008 Posted by | news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

National debt and Bush’s impact on it

When Jimmy Carter arrived at the White House: $660 billion.

Added during Carter’s four years: $337 billion.

Added during Ronald Reagan’s eight years: $1.6 trillion.

Added during George H. W. Bush’s four years: $1.6 trillion.

Added during Bill Clinton’s eight years: $1.5 trillion.

Added during George W. Bush’s seven years, nine months: $4.5 trillion.

Portion of the $9.5 trillion added to the national debt during the past 31 years and seven months that came during Republican presidencies: $7.7 trillion.

Percentage of that $7.7 trillion added during George W. Bush’s two terms: 58%.

Could somebody explain again what “fiscal conservative” means?

From DailyKos

October 13, 2008 Posted by | general, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why it is unlikely that McCain would win on Nov 4

Purpose.

Thats the simple answer.

Obama has a purpose, has a vision for America. McCain has none. Obama’s supporters have a purpose. They understand how crucial this election is. The moment McCain goes up in polls, the Obama base gears up with a higher sense of urgency. They knock on doors, rally on streets, call up their neighbors and feel ever more responsible for putting Obama in the White House.

What happens when Obama goes up in polls? The McCain voters get worried and dejected. Most of them have given up the hope of winning the White House. The only solution they see is bringing doen Obama by destroying his character, and muddying his background. This anxiety is because McCain has laid out no vision for America. He has no purpose in going to the White House other than being the powerful President. No specific plans, no specific goals, no sense of urgency.

I feel ever more confident now that Obama is going to the White House. Even if McCain launches his sly tirade against Obama’s character. He has been really successful in tapping the latent power of the people. That is exactly what democracy is about. Obama and his campaign has become like that “Punch-Me” bob. The more you hit it on its nose, the more wildly will it swing up and hit you back.

Watch out!

October 8, 2008 Posted by | general, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

McCain camp hits a new low…disgusting!

Excerpts from Palin and McCain speeches:

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On the day when the McCain campaign released a new attack ad not-so-subtly titled “Dangerous,” Sarah Palin made a concerted effort to use words like “fearful” and “afraid” to describe Barack Obama, signaling her campaign’s decision to make the election a referendum on Obama’s character, rather than the issues facing the country.

“I am just so fearful that this is not a man who sees America the way that you and I see America—as the greatest source of good in this world,” Palin said at a rally this morning in Clearwater, Fla.

“I’m afraid this is someone who sees America as imperfect enough to work with a former domestic terrorist who had targeted his own country. This, ladies and gentlemen, has nothing to do with the kind of change anyone can believe in—not my kids, not for your kids.”

Palin has devoted a significant portion of every one of her stump speeches in recent days to lamenting that the “filter of the mainstream media” has not given her a chance to do what she really wants to do: talk about the issues. But in filter-free forums across the country, Palin continues to speak in generalities about where she and John McCain want to take the country, calling for tax cuts, winning the wars, and reforming government, while providing very few details on how she would accomplish those goals.

Instead, Palin has increasingly focused her remarks on tearing down Obama.

“Either do the math or just go with your gut,” Palin said at a rally here this morning. “Either way you’re going to come up with the same conclusion — Barack Obama is gonna raise your taxes. So there’s a pattern here of a left-wing agenda that is packaged and prettied up to look like mainstream policies.”

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Read the full story here

If Palin had done HER math, and if she had some common-sense (which no one in the McCain campaign seems to have), she would have known that Obama would cut taxes for 95% of the American public. Thats something.   Here’s what McCain has started vomiting

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“I don’t need lessons about telling the truth to American people,” McCain will say according to prepared text sent out by his campaign. “And were I ever to need any improvement in that regard, I probably wouldn’t seek advice from a Chicago politician.”

McCain delivered the remarks at a rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the hardly-fought battleground state where the latest CNN poll of polls shows the Arizona senator trailing slightly.

“My opponent’s touchiness every time he is questioned about his record should make us only more concerned,” McCain also said. “For a guy who’s already authored two memoirs, he’s not exactly an open book. It’s as if somehow the usual rules don’t apply, and where other candidates have to explain themselves and their records, Senator Obama seems to think he is above all that.”

The new language is part of the McCain campaign’s effort to move away from the country’s economic crisis as the primary narrative on the campaign trail, aides told CNN’s Dana Bash earlier Monday. McCain, the aides say, will try to reframe the economic issue into an overall theme that Obama is still a virtual unknown, and is not the right person to steer the country through its current financial turmoil.

“All people want to know is: What has this man ever actually accomplished in government? What does he plan for America? In short: Who is the real Barack Obama?” McCain said.

The Obama campaign quickly responded to the comments, calling McCain the “one truly angry candidate in this race.

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Angry, he truly is. See this previous post on this blog

Read the full story here

October 7, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Michigan Republican: McCain pulling “dumbass stunt”

I saw this around on WordPress on this nice blog:

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Not all Michigan Republicans are thrilled with John McCain:

“If you are going to end visits to the state by McCain/ Palin, do it,” urged Jack Waldvogel, Chairman of the Emmet County GOP in a message obtained by Politico.  “Just don’t formally announce that you are ‘pulling out’ of Michigan, and then come back two days later asking the base core of support to ‘keep working.’  What a slap in the face to all the thousands of people who have been energized by the addition of Sarah Palin to the ticket. I’ve been involved in County Party politics and organization for 40 years, and this is the biggest dumbass stunt I have ever seen.”

Waldvogel added later in the message: “He has given up on our State? What a total and complete crock of crap. Again, I think McCain owes the Republicans and the People of Michigan a HUGE APOLOGY. SOON!”

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October 6, 2008 Posted by | general, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New DNC ad on what McCain himself said in 2000 on negative ads

October 6, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Obama ad in anticipation of McCain’s smear campaign

Amidst reports that the McCain campaign is readying a new assault on Obama, by linking him to terrorists, talking about his character and shift focus away from the economy, Obama camp has come up with this new ad:

October 5, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, videos | , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Realtime poll: Which battleground states do you think would go to Obama?

Voting for multiple options is allowed

October 5, 2008 Posted by | news, politics, polls | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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:

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“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.”

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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.

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“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,”

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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

AmericaBlog

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 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Top 10 reasons why Sarah Palin turned me off in yesterday’s debate

10) Her saying “Gotcha” and “Betcha” made me wonder whether she’d talk like that with the Prime Minister of Spain…or would she?

9) That “Joe-6 pack” thing…Well, I’d really have someone with half a brain than six packs…look where those Joe 6-packs of this administration have landed America in the last eight years!

8) That dumb woman criticized Obama’s policies.

7) Was she reading out of her prepared notes? Well, that was a down-turner….duh!

6) Her repeated use of the word MAVERICKS. We saw how a maverick (read: McCain) behaves, in the last two months. Choosing a completely inexperienced, ignorant woman to be the next President, gambling with the economy by politicizing the issue to the highest extent and just acting plain stupid on several occasions. A maverick is just a pretty word for being irresponsible, gut (rather than brain) reactive and completely intolerant of other’s opinion, with a firm fixation on one’s own.

5) Her suggestion over the past few weeks that her being the governor of Alaska for one and half years makes her an expert on energy. That is outrageous. Its like saying I have a heart, so I am a heart surgeon. Ridiculous! She wouldn’t even be able to name the crops used for biofuel production (NOT EVEN CORN!!, despite being so corny)

4) Her blatant affirmation of Dick Cheney’s correctness on the role and the power of the Vice-President. Beware guys, here comes the next Cheney!

3) She did not answer the healthcare point raised by Biden. Would McCain be really taxing my healthcare? If thats the case, oh hell!

2) She never gave any specifics…the answers were too general. I “betcha” she did not know half a thing of what she was talking. Her handlers have successfully converted her into a chirping parrot. She says the “key words” and hopes that people will trust America and the world to be safe in her hands. Someone please stop her!

and the top reason why she turned me off…

1) She is on ticket with John McCain!!!!!!!!!!!!

(For more information on who John McCain REALLLLY is, please go down and take a look at some of the videos on my blog…)

Obama ’08!!

October 4, 2008 Posted by | general, humor, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Top Ten reasons why Palin cancels her debate

This, from Huffington Post

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10. Suspicious Russian tourists spotted across the Bering strait in Dezhnevo

9. Wrasslin’ a bear

8. Learns Tina Fey will be watching

7. When taken on tour of White House by McCain handlers, is “inadvertently” locked in Cheney’s man-sized safe

6. Schedule for memorizing state capitals thrown off by need for new schedule to memorize states

5. Speechless after finally looking up what “MILF” stands for

4. On deadline to finish her book, Namin’ Your Baby the Alaskan Way

3. Needs more time to really nail those hilarious hair-plug zingers

2. No matter how hard she scrubs, she can’t get Kissinger’s moral stank off of her

1. Stuck in traffic on the Bridge to Nowhere

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Thats gotta hurt

September 29, 2008 Posted by | humor, news, politics | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment