The fix is in

During the 2008 presidential election cycle, I wrote over 60 posts — including extensive analysis of the primaries and conventions — at my personal blog, The Vulture Lurks (recommended by 4 out of 5 curmudgeons). So far this election cycle I’ve written a handful of minor posts. Why the drop-off? That’s easy. This isn’t an election we’re witnessing. It’s a coronation, at least on the Team Elephant side of the ledger.

Why would I call it a coronation? How could I call it a coronation when there is no clear front-runner and the first primary hasn’t even occurred yet? Follow along as I read the tea leaves.

Conservative media: Fox News (“fair” and “balanced”) is in the tank for Romney. Big time. Some of Fox’s so-called analysts are so far up Romney’s butt that they taste his lunch mere seconds after he does.

Fox has proclaimed Romney winner of nearly all of the debates. Yet after one of the debates, Michele Bachmann surged into the lead in the polls. After another, it was Herman Cain. After yet another, it was Newt Gingrich. You should be getting the idea by now. No matter Romney’s showing, he’s the winner.

Every time Fox gets on the subject of the “Primary front runners”, Romney’s name is first on their lips. No matter where he is in the latest polling, first, second, even FOURTH, he is always “a front runner”. Meanwhile, if he is first or second, NO ONE beyond second place gets a mention. Hell, when he was in fourth place in an Iowa poll recently, the candidate ahead of him, Ron Paul, was omitted from mention in the front runners discussion. But not Mitt.

Talk radio isn’t quite as blatant; in fact, many talk show hosts are reluctant to be seen as endorsing anyone, such is the general distaste for Romney among the listening public. But almost without fail, all talk show hosts assert that no matter who the Republican nominee is, no matter how much they might deviate from conservative principles, we HAVE TO vote for them – ANYONE but Obama. Never mind that a vote for Romney is a vote for “Obama-lite”. You gotta do it!

Columnists of various stripes have wandered hither and yon regarding Romney. But two powerhouse conservative pundits have lined up foursquare behind him: Ann Coulter and Charles Krauthammer. Both of these two alleged conservatives have shelved principle and gone with “electable” as be-all/end-all for their candidate. Never mind that it was said of Ronald Reagan in 1980 that he was unelectable. This is different.

Bang the war drums: Every candidate still in the race, with the exception of Ron Paul, is obsessed with proving their warrior bona fides. “I would go to war with Iran NOW!”, one after another will thunder. The audience (God help us!) eats that shit up. It would appear that so-called conservatives have bought into the propaganda that never-ending pre-emptive war is “defense”. Again, God help us!

One is left in amazement that a candidate can spew vitriol with regards to all of the wasteful spending in Washington, and yet opine that the military, estimated to hit around $1.4 TRILLION in spending in 2012, needs to be beefed up. We’re drowning in debt, but without war-without-end and the trillions of dollars it requires, we’re going to be overrun by cave-dwelling terrorists, and conquered.

The military-industrial complex lives and thrives.

The Team Elephant elite: They’ve made it clear for over a year – Romney is their guy. I suppose they’d settle for Gingrich in a pinch (much as they settled for McCommie last cycle, when Rudy Giuliani was their preference). But they’re adamant. It WILL be Romney or an equally conviction-free statist. Period.

Do you really think the attacks on Governor Perry Gardacil, Herman Cain, and Michele Bachmann happened because Big Media (the BM for short) hates “real” conservatives and wanted to destroy them? Those attacks were friendly fire. Those attacks were orchestrated. Don’t be surprised if Newt succumbs to something similar to what happened to Cain between now and mid-January.

“Okay, Vulture. You believe there’s a coronation afoot. What do you say we do about it, smart guy?”

What CAN we do? Truthfully, we in the West have gone so far down the slippery slope to ruin that I don’t think it matters any more who we elect.We might crash and burn and start to recover sooner with one candidate over another.

But crash and burn we shall.

McCain’s Perfect Choice for a Running Mate: Governor Sarah Palin

While most of the pedantic, two-dimensional, inside-the-box-thinking, conservative political hacks are touting Tom Ridge for the slot (Not a bad guy, but…), David Freddoso notes a far superior choice has been proposed: The Republican Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin.

I believe this is a truly inspired idea. Gov. Palin ran as an anti-corruption outsider, and handily defeated a corrupt and entrenched Republican political machine. Plus, at 44, she would almost totally wipe the “age issue” McCain has off the slate, and since Obama is only two years her senior, there is no way they could attack her for her youth and inexperience: She has much more executive experience than Senator Obama has.

Not to mention the fact that, she’s a gorgeous woman who exudes mass quantities of charisma…


and has a super-solid family life.


Dibs on the eldest daughter! LOL!

This inspired choice would allow McCain to actually capitalize on his “maverick” persona, as Gov. Palin shook Alaska politics to the core: She’s a charming, charismatic woman, but she can also play with the big boys and kick ass.

What say ye?

UPDATE: Things are looking optimistic!

UPDATE II: Welcome to all 4500 8000 40,000 in the past few hours (so far!) people visiting us from Google. We’re a fairly opinionated right-wing blog, and you might like to take a look at our “About” page. You might also be interested in our other coverage of Sarah Palin and whether she becomes a prospective Vice President of the United States. You can find this coverage here and here. Personally, I hope she does, but you can feel free to debate the idea in comments below. All first comments are moderated, but unless you either insult or use severe profanity (and I mean severe by my standards, which generally only means the C U Next Tuesday word or the implication that someone has had a rather enjoyable erotic experience with someone who has borne a child), however if you come up with a new one, I may simply delete your comment. I, and all other contributors to this blog are more than fair in what we permit.

UPDATE III: Nayr Drahcir, don’t bother even trying. You will not be published.

UPDATE IV: A lot of people must like Palin.

UPDATE V: More coverage of Governor Sarah Palin and a theme song here.

UPDATE VI: Funniest observation on the announcement yet: “Put Obama and Palin on a basketball court one on one. Winner takes all!”

UPDATE VII: [spot_the_dog] No, we do not have any pictures of “Sarah Palin + Naked,” nor do we have any of “Sarah Palin + Swimsuit.” In the past 24 hours, there have been 157 separate searches on this site for “Sarah Palin Swimsuit,” and 161 separate searches for “Sarah Palin Naked.” I repeat, we have no bathing suit, swim suit, bikini, or naked pictures of Sarah Palin. What kind of people do you think we are, anyway? 😉

UPDATE VIIa: [spot_the_dog] Ace has noticed a similar search phenomenon on his blog and has a theory…

UPDATE VIII: A well-rounded view of the selection of Sarah Palin for the Vice President Nomination can be found here.

UPDATE IX:  We got it!  YES!  Nude photo of Sarah Palin right here!  (C’mon.  You know you want to click.)

UPDATE X: Feel free to visit our main page and read the latest posts we’ve written.

A Net Loss For Team America

Barack Obama has accepted the duty as President of the United States, and did so with a speech that I could have sworn came right out of Marx’s teachings. Words like “sacrifice”, “giving”, and “patriotism” are being thrown around like he means them in the good context they should be used in. Obama is speaking well, but his words sound quite hollow.

On the other hand, John McCain gave one of the most excellent speeches I have heard in this campaign. He admitted his faults, yet didn’t deny them, and he was gracious in defeat. There should be more men like him.

The next four years will be very interesting.

Waking? Sleeping? Pajamas.

Via Michael Ledeen, in his Pajamas.

What makes me angriest: that there is no outcry against election fraud; that the media have become pure political instruments; that our “educational system” has produced an ignorant electorate.

Ahh, yes, the ‘youth’ vote. Saw them on CNN last night. Well, anyway, this ‘youth’ thinks a bit differently. Hopefully you US guys have had enough time to see through Obama, time Aussies didn’t really get – and not helped by the Oz media either, which is substantially Leftist. Ditto?

Let’s hope not.

Never before has the ignorance of the electorate been so intensely cultivated as in this election. We all know that major publications and broadcasters have simply refused to report news, and what they did report was spun politically. And among the stories they are not reporting, is the massive electoral fraud, from the “where is all that money coming from?” to the “how dare state officials refuse to verify the identity of voters?” one, to the refusal to report, day by day, on Joe Biden’s scandalously inept, incompetent, and often meretricious campaign. Instead, they obsess on every real and imagined misstatement by Sarah Palin, who for me has been the most attractive of the four candidates.

American exceptionalism rests upon independent thinking, pride in community and heritage, and disdain for ivory tower intellectuals combined with admiration for self-help and achievement. My greatest fear is that these values are going to be trashed over and over again the next few years, and we will have to fight it very fiercely.

Seems so. There’ll still be lots to do come Wednesday, no matter which way the cookie crumbles.

My Fantasy Election Result

It’s a shame that it won’t turn out this way, but hey, I can always dream. It would be just so awesome hearing the howls of the moonbats both here and all the way across the Pacific. I’m sure I could hear Illinois from here if Obama copped a pasting in his own state, which won’t happen.

Election Result

Two Predictions of a McCain Win Tomorrow

From Bob Krumm and Vox Day.

Says Krumm:

“Here is my prediction. Wednesday morning you can grade me on how well I did.

Arizona: Don’t believe the hype. John McCain is in no danger of doing an Al Gore and losing his home state. McCain by ten.

Colorado: Bush won here by almost five. Barack Obama thinks that, along with Iowa, the Rocky Mountain State is his best chance for a pickup. The youth vote in Boulder and Denver will be up this year. So too will be the military vote in Colorado Springs and the rancher/farmer/landowner vote everywhere else. Net effect: some change in the Democratic direction, but not enough to swing the state. McCain by two.

Florida: McCain will do better with Jewish and older voters than did Bush four years ago when he won the state 52-47. They turn out to vote. The youth vote that Obama depends on will vote just like it always has in the Sunshine State: not very much. McCain by four…

Nationwide: Going in to election day, Obama will be leading 47% to 44% with 7% undecided. McCain wins the undecided almost 5:2. Increased support from black voters in the three Ds (DC, Detroit, and the Deep South) along with gains in other reliably red states runs up Obama’s popular vote totals, but adds nothing to the electoral bottom line. The only states he turns in his favor are two very white ones (Iowa 2% black and Nevada 6% black), providing evidence against the charge of racism. But facts don’t get in the way of the story line that racism decided the race.

Final popular vote tally: Obama 49.2%, McCain 48.8%, Other 2%.

Electoral votes: Obama 244, McCain 273, Pennsylvania’s 21 TBD.

Wednesday the 5th won’t be pretty.”

I think he’s being too cautious. 🙂

Day says:

“The first is my five-point rule. In general, if a Democrat leads by less than five points in the polls, he loses. I was planning to run the numbers today, but the Baseball Savant already did so I don’t have to.”

Again, too cautious, but this is exactly true: The polls always favor the Democrat, and they’re often wrong. I’m prepared to be disappointed, but I feel good about our chances tomorrow. I think, personally, that McCain will win in an epic surprise by a comfortable margin.

Another Guitarist for McCain: Aerosmith’s Joe Perry

Regular readers know that both The Nuge and I are for McCain, but this endorsement of McCain by Joe Perry came as a total surprise to me.

I had no idea he was “a lifelong Republican.” I went to a music school in Boston, and I can’t remember ever meeting a Republican the entire time I was there… but I met Joe once, so I guess I did, I just didn’t know it.

Via Lucianne.

Macho Sauce has a Parting Shot for the Electorate

It seems The Jawa Report have subscribed to the Macho Sauce YouTube channel. I don’t have a YouTube account yet, so I can’t do that. Anyway, here he is again. It’s kinda long, but he brings up some of my favorite points, including that class envy is covetousness, and so is sinful. I love this guy.

The closing credits include links to other black conservatives, and the music is his metal band, Twenty Pound Sledge. Enjoy.

Like I’ve Been Saying for Months: The Polls are a BS Plot

Check this out.

“I was having dinner a night ago with a friend of mine who is a statistician for a well-regarded private polling company. They do some work for Republicans in California, but most of the work they do is for Democrats or Democrat-leaning operations (Unions, etc.). Anyway, her shop was retained to do a few Presidential polls for targetted states on behalf of a union so the union could decide where to spend their ad dollars for the last week. They did Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada and Missouri. After mocking the hell out of the voter id spreads used by Rassmussen, Zogby, etc. (and this is coming from a committed Dem who will be voting for Barry O) she said the results of their polling lead her to believe that McCain will definitely win FL, OH, NC, MO and NV. She says Obama definitely wins New Mexico. She said that Colorado and New Hampshire were absolute dead heats. She said she thinks there is a 55% chance Obama holds on in Pennsylvania and a 75% chance McCain wins Virginia. She absolutely laughed at the public polls showing Obama leading Virginia–and pointed out that all of those polls rely on Dem turnout being +4 and as much as +7, when in 2006, Republicans actually had the advantage by +3. She also pointed out that the numbers for Obama in SWVA look absolutely awful and that McCain is running 10 points better then Allen did in NoVa.

Anyway, her companies conclusion is that the election will come down to Colorado, New Hampshire and the Republican leaning district in Maine, which in her opinion might very well decide the Presidency (apparently the district in Nebraska that Obama thought he might be able to get is now off the table). She said she has very little doubt that the public polling is part of a “concerted voter suppression effort” by the MSM. She said IBD/TIPP was the only outfit doing public polling that was “worth a bucket of warm piss”.”

Like I said, not only is the DemSM involved in an effort to suppress Republican voter turnout, but the DemPollsters are in cahoots with them as well, and ACORN is trying, clumsily, to outright steal this election for Obama.

My question is this, when McCain-Palin win and the Obamabots – who have been lied to and have super-high hopes – are so disappointed that rioting breaks out in the inner city areas of the US, do you think the DemSM, DemPollsters, and ACORN colluders will accept any responsibility or take any blame? The question is obviously rhetorical.

I have my voter registration card out, and am ready to vote in one week and one day. DemSM, ACORN, and lying pollsters be damned.

CNN Reports This Like it’s Bad News: Palin Going Rogue

The idiot hosebags at the Commie News Nutwork actually think, actually believe that Plain going “rogue” is bad news.

“(CNN) — With 10 days until Election Day, long-brewing tensions between GOP vice presidential candidate Gov. Sarah Palin and key aides to Sen. John McCain have become so intense, they are spilling out in public, sources say.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa, on Saturday.

Several McCain advisers have suggested to CNN that they have become increasingly frustrated with what one aide described as Palin “going rogue.”

A Palin associate, however, said the candidate is simply trying to “bust free” of what she believes was a damaging and mismanaged roll-out.

McCain sources say Palin has gone off-message several times, and they privately wonder whether the incidents were deliberate. They cited an instance in which she labeled robocalls — recorded messages often used to attack a candidate’s opponent — “irritating” even as the campaign defended their use. Also, they pointed to her telling reporters she disagreed with the campaign’s decision to pull out of Michigan.”

Let me get this straight, the brightest rising star in the Republican party is ticked off at her botched rollout, and so now she isn’t listening to any of the McCain campaign advisors who botched said rollout… and this is a bad thing.

Let me think about this a second… I need to come up with an appropriate response…


The one thing we have going for us is that the DemSM Obama propagandists are butt-fuckingly stupid.

Big Trouble for Obama: Nickelodeon Kids Pick Him 51-49%

Nickelodeon is a US kids and family cable/satellite TV channel, and the kids picked Obama over McCain 51% to 49% with over 2,000,000 votes cast (Nick will redirect you to their home page, then hold the back button on your browser to navigate to the original link).

Why is this bad news for Obama? Two reasons, first the kids picked Kerry over Bush in 2004 57% to 43% and Bush won, and secondly, kids views at that age mirror the views of their parents, or what their parents are telling them, indicating that the race is much closer than the polls are showing. I’m betting – literally, I have a bet with my best bud – that McCain is actually ahead by 5-7%, and 6-8% of parents are telling their kids that Obama is indeed cool, though they are secretly planning to vote for McCain.

Remember, I picked Palin six months before McCain did.

Via Drudge.

UPDATE: more bad news for Obama as a poll of US troops shows McCain ahead with them by a 3:1 margin. Maybe only the military should be allowed to vote. LOL!

UPDATE 2: RCP Battleground Poll is a dead heat! 48% Obama versus 47% for McCain, and just look at the trend!!!


Iowahawk gets serious about the smearing of Joe the Plumber:

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The lighter side…

Obama and McCain, respectively, at the Al Smith dinner.

Comments open.

Macho Sauce Productions: Advice for McCain in Tonight’s Debate

Via the Jawas.

Why doesn’t the McCain campaign hire this guy and get him to appear with Palin at an event? The dude is just cucumber cool and he communicates better than all but a very few of the most brilliant politicians. Not to mention that his target audience is in Obama’s pocket for the most part.

In fact, since I came up with this brilliant idea, McCain should hire me!

The Best Speech of McCain’s Career… Ever

There are old and wise sharks, and there are young and dumb sharks. Young, dumb sharks go racing off at the merest scent of blood, and often expend their energy to dine on mere morsels. Old and wise sharks, however, evaluate every blood trail they encounter, and shift to fresher, heavier ones at their leisure, ensuring that when they do dine, they have expended little energy and arrive to a feast.

I think McCain is an old, wise shark who has found a fresh, heavy blood trail.

McCain in Virginia Beach, Virginia:

“Three weeks from now, you will choose a new President. Choose well. There is much at stake.

These are hard times. Our economy is in crisis. Financial markets are collapsing. Credit is drying up. Your savings are in danger. Your retirement is at risk. Jobs are disappearing. The cost of health care, your children’s college, gasoline and groceries are rising all the time with no end in sight. While your most important asset — your home — is losing value every day.

Americans are fighting in two wars. We face many enemies in this dangerous world, and they are waiting to see if our current troubles will permanently weaken us.

The next President won’t have time to get used to the office. He won’t have the luxury of studying up on the issues before he acts. He will have to act immediately. And to do that, he will need experience, courage, judgment and a bold plan of action to take this country in a new direction. We cannot spend the next four years as we have spent much of the last eight: waiting for our luck to change. The hour is late; our troubles are getting worse; our enemies watch. We have to act immediately. We have to change direction now. We have to fight.

I’ve been fighting for this country since I was seventeen years old, and I have the scars to prove it. If I’m elected President, I will fight to take America in a new direction from my first day in office until my last. I’m not afraid of the fight, I’m ready for it.

I’m not going to spend $700 billion dollars of your money just bailing out the Wall Street bankers and brokers who got us into this mess. I’m going to make sure we take care of the people who were devastated by the excesses of Wall Street and Washington. I’m going to spend a lot of that money to bring relief to you, and I’m not going to wait sixty days to start doing it.

I have a plan to protect the value of your home and get it rising again by buying up bad mortgages and refinancing them so if your neighbor defaults he doesn’t bring down the value of your house with him.

I have a plan to let retirees and people nearing retirement keep their money in their retirement accounts longer so they can rebuild their savings.

I have a plan to rebuild the retirement savings of every worker.

I have a plan to hold the line on taxes and cut them to make America more competitive and create jobs here at home.

Raising taxes makes a bad economy much worse. Keeping taxes low creates jobs, keeps money in your hands and strengthens our economy.

The explosion of government spending over the last eight years has put us deeper in debt to foreign countries that don’t have our best interests at heart. It weakened the dollar and made everything you buy more expensive.

If I’m elected President, I won’t spend nearly a trillion dollars more of your money, on top of the $700 billion we just gave the Treasury Secretary, as Senator Obama proposes. Because he can’t do that without raising your taxes or digging us further into debt. I’m going to make government live on a budget just like you do.

I will freeze government spending on all but the most important programs like defense, veterans care, Social Security and health care until we scrub every single government program and get rid of the ones that aren’t working for the American people. And I will veto every single pork barrel bill Congresses passes.

If I’m elected President, I won’t fine small businesses and families with children, as Senator Obama proposes, to force them into a new huge government run health care program, while I keep the cost of the fine a secret until I hit you with it. I will bring down the skyrocketing cost of health care with competition and choice to lower your premiums, and make it more available to more Americans. I’ll make sure you can keep the same health plan if you change jobs or leave a job to stay home.

I will provide every single American family with a $5000 refundable tax credit to help them purchase insurance. Workers who already have health care insurance from their employers will keep it and have more money to cover costs. Workers who don’t have health insurance can use it to find a policy anywhere in this country to meet their basic needs.

If I’m elected President, I won’t raise taxes on small businesses, as Senator Obama proposes, and force them to cut jobs. I will keep small business taxes where they are, help them keep their costs low, and let them spend their earnings to create more jobs.

If I’m elected President, I won’t make it harder to sell our goods overseas and kill more jobs as Senator Obama proposes. I will open new markets to goods made in America and make sure our trade is free and fair. And I’ll make sure we help workers who’ve lost a job that won’t come back find a new one that won’t go away.

The last President to raise taxes and restrict trade in a bad economy as Senator Obama proposes was Herbert Hoover. That didn’t turn out too well. They say those who don’t learn the lessons of history are doomed to repeat them. Well, my friends, I know my history lessons, and I sure won’t make the mistakes Senator Obama will.
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McCain Campaign Wises Up, Brings Up Ayers and Dorhn

This latest McCain campaign ad is starting to go viral on all the righty blogs, so I thought I’d do our part. It’s hard-hitting factual stuff.

Perhaps they’re starting to listen to Palin’s advice now?

McCain-Obama Town Hall Debate: Beer Blogging

Tom Brokaw is moderating.

“Gwood evening wadies and wentlemen.

How did this guy end up a news anchor.

Obama gets the first question. Thanks everybody. Everybody’s worried. Economy. Blames Bush.

No mention of Barney Fag or McCain’s 2005 oversight bill.

Bilge, bilge, bilge… Obama is a knot-head.

Proposes tax cuts for middle class. Government projects. IT’S A NEW DEAL!

McCain responds. Thanks all.

My plan. Energy independence. Low taxes for all. Stop Washington spending spree. Home values. Mortgage problems. Buy up bad mortgages. It will be expensive. MUST stabilize home values.

Browkaw lisps in.

“Not you Tom.” Good joke for McCain.

The rest in comments…


OK, I read all the pundits, listened to all the analysts – even Carl Rove – and here’s how I see it: Obama won on style, McCain won on substance, so it’s basically a draw.

Obama has come a long way, but he’s just an actor. I don’t think he believes in ANY of his “mentors” or what he portrayed himself as tonight: A black Bill Clinton/centrist Democrat (A black version of the first black president). Rather, I’m convinced he’s a chameleon who changes his color simply to advance to the next level. IOW, Obama believes in nothing… except himself.

Amid this subprime, er, confusion…

Al Gore, with his always impeccable timing, has a new film on the way.

It slipped under all our radars.

Sense Spoken

I don’t agree with everything the man in this video clip says, but he says it well and makes his points clear. It’s worth a watch.

Does anyone know who he is?

This video, focusing mostly on abortion, is also worth watching. Excellent points are made.

I’m not sure who he is either.

The Vice-Presidential Debate: My Wrap Up (Updated)

The line that spoke to me most came from Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin:

“I think we need more of Main Street Wasilla in Washington, so that these people, these middle-class, hard-working people are heard in Washington.”

Contrast this to the line that almost made me cry with laughter:

“I go down Union Street, and speak to folks in Home Depot…”

On to the serious stuff, I think Palin nailed this debate. She spoke in a way that showed that she’s far outside Washington circles, using some very homely expressions such as “doggone it”, “ya”, “Say it ain’t so Joe”, and she sounded nowhere near as rehearsed as Joe Biden, plus Governor Palin didn’t rely on her notes almost every sentence. Certainly, she looked at notes (although hers were clearly in dot point form, whereas Biden’s can’t possibly have been) yet she spent the majority of her time making eye contact with the camera.

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The Fix is In: Partisan Leftist Hack Gwen Ifill to “Moderate” VP Debate

I’ve taken quite a bit of time to read several sources on this controversy so that I can boil it down to the salient points… OK, point. There is only one salient point.

1] Gwen Ifill has written a book called, “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”

The publisher’s release date is to be the day the next president is sworn in to office. So, if Obama loses, what do you think her book sales will amount to? Oh sure, she’ll still sell a few if McCain wins, but she and her publishers are obviously banking on an Obama win.

Since there is only one salient point, there is also only one pertinent question: How the Samuel B. Hell does this fact NOT instantly disqualify her, since she has an obvious and undeniable conflict of interest?!

I’ve seen Ifill work before, and she doesn’t seem a particularly malicious example of leftist partisanship in the media – see Olberman – more like your run of the mill deluded, indoctrinated, and brainwashed 90 IQ hack who owes her position to affirmative action, but still… this is very far beyond simply ridiculous.

Here’s the money quote from the above linked article.

“Fox News commentator Greta Van Susteren reported the McCain campaign didn’t know about the book.

“It simply is not fair – in law, this would create a mistrial,” she said.”


EPIC FAIL: 700B Credit Bailout Bill Voted Down by House – UPDATED

This is the best of all possible outcomes, my friends. I am beside myself with glee. Why? Stay with me here.

The Democrat party controls the House, and yet, they couldn’t pass the bill.

“WASHINGTON (AP) – In a stunning vote that shocked the capital and worldwide markets, the House on Monday defeated a $700 billion emergency rescue for the nation’s financial system, ignoring urgent warnings from President Bush and congressional leaders of both parties that the economy could nosedive without it.”

So, since the Democrats control the house, they should have been able to pass the bill on a party-line vote, correct? Wrong. 40% of democrats voted against the bill, and the Republican coalition fell apart, partly because of this divine gift of a speech that Nancy Pelosi gave before the vote.

This is the worst Speaker of the House in History: Remember, her approval rating has been as low as 14%. This time, however, she helped the Republicans snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. You see, the Democrats only wanted the Republican votes as a fig leaf to hide behind, and now hey have nothing whatsoever to hide their shame.

The Democrats who voted against the bill had an entirely different agenda than the Republicans who voted against it. Pelosi’s partisan beat-down forced enough Republicans to do the right thing to derail the bill, but for the Democrats, it was the lack of leftist provisions and slush money for leftist groups like ACORN that made them vote against it. Strange bedfellows, indeed.

So, the Democrats will have to offer up a far worse, more leftist version of the bill now; one that will be able to appease the hard left and pass on a party-line vote. That’s exactly what they are already planning to do.

“WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are going to try to move another financial rescue bill after a $700 billion plan was rejected in a House vote, a senior House Democrat said on Monday.”

The thing nobody is talking about is that investigations are going to happen over this mess, and heads are going to roll. Almost all of those heads will have “D is for Democrat” on their foreheads. The first subpoenas have already been issued.

“NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. mortgage finance giants that were taken over by the government this month, said on Monday they were subpoenaed for documents as part of a federal grand jury investigation into their accounting.”

Of course, the stock market has nose-dived.

“NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street plunged precipitously Monday, at one point sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 735 points as investors feared that the failure of the government’s financial rescue plan in the House will force the country into a worsening credit and economic credit risis.[sic- Beef]”

This isn’t the “worst” of it, however, as I’m virtually certain that McCain-Palin have no chance of winning the election in this climate – seriously, it would take a real Deus ex Machina miracle for the Republican ticket to win now, and I don’t see it happening – but even that has long term upsides.

Let Obama and Biden preside over the hearings, commissions, investigations, prosecutions, and convictions of their fellow party members. If McCain and Palin do it, everything will be, “A RethugliKKKan Fascist, Racist, Witch Hunt” /leftard. If Obama and Biden do it, it may lead to the mighty governmental collapse I’ve been praying for for the past ten years, and then the Democrats may need a generation or more to get back into power. And, trust me, they won’t look, sound, or smell like the Democrats of today when they do. And that, my friends, would be a very, very good thing.

So, be of good cheer. I am.

UPDATE: Carl Rove, the magnificent bastard of the right, and ultimate boogeyman of the left, explains the vote to John Gibson, blow by blow.

Rove is brilliant.

McCain’s Debate Ad

Team McCain had an ad out hours after the debate finished.  Good stuff.

As someone over at Ace’s says: “John McCain is absolutely right.” Rinse and repeat.

P.S.  “I have a bracelet, too! It’s from  sergeant…oh, what’s-his-name…whose mother…Mrs. what’s-his-name….”   Did anyone else find themselves audibly gasping when Obambi had to look down at the bracelet to try and find the name?

Keep in mind that this is what was said of the McCain/Obama bracelets back in February:

Mrs. Jopek [who gave her dead son’s bracelet to Obama in February ’08] said she’s a “political junkie” who was once watching a press conference on television and noticed likely GOP nominee John McCain wearing a similar bracelet.  McCain’s was given to him in August [’07] by the mother of Cpl. Matthew Stanley, also killed in Iraq, and the Arizona senator’s been wearing it regularly ever since.

So Mrs. What’s-her-name only gave her son’s bracelet to Obama as a political me-too stunt, anyway.



UPDATE: Apologies.  The Time Magazine piece from February I linked to above with Mrs Jopek’s comments is now “expired.”  I had originally cut ‘n’ pasted it into my comment here, the day after it appeared, but now the original is disappeared.

Democrats Caused the Credit Crisis, Part Deux

Long, well researched, but fast, fast paced video detailing how Democrat policies lead to the credit crisis. Did you know Obama sued a bank for not issuing enough sub-prime loans? Neither did I.

Of course, the Democrats are trying to spin their way out of this – they’re lying, IOW – and with the paleo-media on their side, most voters won’t probably figure out the truth.


UPDATE: Here’s a second vid by the same producer. Not quite as long, and some of the same info, but a different way of looking at it. I like the music better. LOL!

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