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Archive for October 11th, 2008

The Tattlesnake – The Turn of the Screwed Edition

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2008 4:39 am by HL

The Tattlesnake – The Turn of the Screwed Edition
And Other Worms in the GOP Apple… Obama just made two very smart moves: 1.) Buying a half-hour of TV primetime on the Wednesday before the election. If he plays it right, this will be like a presidential address ahead of the election, making any part of America that still has doubts comfortable with Obama in […]


Palin Abused Her Power

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2008 4:38 am by HL

Palin Abused Her Power
A report from Alaska’s legislature finds that Gov. Sarah Palin “unlawfully abused her authority” in firing Alaska’s public safety commissioner Walt Monegan. The 263 page report concludes that a “family grudge” was a contributing reason for the dismissal.

“Monegan says he was dismissed as retribution for resisting pressure to fire a state trooper involved in a bitter divorce with the governor’s sister. Palin says Monegan was fired as part of a legitimate budget dispute,” the AP explains.

In an attempt to preempt the news, the McCain campaign issued their own report clearing Palin.

Democrats Have Registration Edge
An Associated Press survey of election officials nationwide “found that as of Oct. 1, the number of registered Democrats had grown by nearly 5 percent since 2004 — outpacing overall population growth in the 28 states where information on voter registration by party was available for 2004 and 2008. During the same time, the GOP lost more than 2 percent of its registered voters.”


Voter Election Guide to Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2008 4:36 am by HL

Voter Election Guide to Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Find out how the candidates compare on a range of issues from torture to wrongful convictions.

Recession? Depression? How Deep, How Far and What Can Be Done?
A survey of what some of the best thinkers believe we’re facing in the coming months and years — and the best ways to prevent complete disaster.

Troopergate Investigator: Palin ‘Unlawfully Abused Her Authority’
The news isn’t good for the Republican vice presidential nominee — and is an unpleasant reminder of the power abuses of the Bush years.


McCain Says No Need To Fear Obama, Calls On Supporters To Be “Respectful”

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2008 4:35 am by HL

McCain Says No Need To Fear Obama, Calls On Supporters To Be “Respectful”
After taking criticism for standing by for days while his supporters grew increasingly unhinged and hysterical, John McCain did the right thing today, telling his supporters that there’s no need to be “scared” of a president Obama and calling on…

Big GOP Pollster Behind Oregon Calls
So yesterday we reported on a possible push poll being conducted in Oregon by a company called Western Wats. A caller told one Oregon woman we spoke to about tax increases being supported by Democratic Senate candidate Jeff Merkley, then…

New Obama Ad: “Smears Are All John McCain Has Left”
The Obama campaign has a new spot in key states firing back at John McCain’s attack ads, saying it’s all a result of McCain’s own desperation: “Barack Obama launched his first campaign here, not in anyone’s living room,” the announcer…


Loaded Questions

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2008 4:34 am by HL

Loaded Questions
We dug into the internals on the latest Fox News poll, and some of the questions might surprise you (or might not, since it’s Fox). Example: Have you heard any of your friends and neighbors say there is something about…

Walking a Fine Line
The Pentagon confirms to TPM Election Central that military officials told the Obama campaign he could not visit Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany yesterday with campaign aides in tow because that would violate DOD regs. “We informed the Obama…

Obama In Berlin
The speech: Late Update: TPM Election Central analyzes the speech here….


Black man begs McCain to bring up Ayers

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2008 4:33 am by HL

Black man begs McCain to bring up Ayers

I thought it was odd that a Black man would stand up in a McCain rally and beg for McCain to take the gloves off. This guy is in the front row. So, was he just lucky to be in the front row? I doubt it. This SOB is a radio talk host on the conservative WTMJ 620 in Milwaukee. So any honorable man would have stood up and stated that he was a talk show host, who supported McCain and who stood to personally gain from spouting this crap. Did he say that? No! He pretends that he is just an average citizen who is begging McCain to take it to Obama. This guy, James T Harris, was trying to boost his own popularity among conservatives which should increase his listenership. What a tool!

(Thanks to Mike Mallory for doing the background on this weasel.)


Bush Remarks on the Global Economy

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2008 4:32 am by HL

Bush Remarks on the Global Economy
PRESIDENT BUSH DELIVERS REMARKS ON THE ECONOMY OCTOBER 10, 2008 SPEAKER: PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH [*] BUSH: Good morning. Over the past few days we have witnessed a startling drop in the stock market, much of it driven by uncertainty and fear. This has been a deeply unsettling period for the…

The Trail
The number of fake names attached to Barack Obama’s campaign contributions continue to pile up as news outlets and political researchers go through thousands of pages of donor listings.


October Surprises

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on October 11th, 2008 4:28 am by HL

October Surprises
WASHINGTON — We’re now into the 10th month of an election year, and the so-called mainstream media are on the lookout for an “October surprise.” For those too young to remember, the term was coined by the potentates of the press to describe a nonevent: the belief of conspiracy theorists that Ronald Reagan somehow thwarted President Jimmy Carter from achieving the release of 52 American hostages being held in Tehran, Iran, before the 1980 election. It didn’t happen; but that hasn’t slaked the thirst of print and broadcast “journalists” and “commentators” for a sensational event that will sway voters in the month before an election. What many in the media either don’t know or choose not to remember is that October has produced a lot of surprises for Americans. It was on Oct. 19, 1781, that the success of the American Revolution was assured. That was the day British Gen. Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army to George Washington at Yorktown, Va. Had this “October surprise” not occurred, it’s unlikely that we would be holding presidential and congressional elections next month.