Wednesday, November 5, 2008


A picture is worth a thousand words!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Go Vote!

Thanks to the thousands of readers who have visited this blog since it was launched the night of Sarah Palin's speech at the Republican Convention. Now it's up to you so go out and VOTE!

Hoping for a big Barack win!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Palin thinks Constitution protects her from media criticism

No one would ever accuse Sarah Palin of being a Constitutional genius. After all, she thinks the Constitution gives the VP power to rule the Senate. Her latest display of stunning ignorance came during an interview yesterday with conservative talk radio show WMAL-AM. Palin said her First Amendment rights are threatened by reports who suggest she is engaging in a negative campaign against Obama:
"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Poor Sarah really is clueless. The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech AND freedom of the press. That means she can say whatever ridiculous nonsense she wants and the press can call her on it. Instead, Palin thinks the First Amendment was intended to give political candidates the freedom to say whatever they want without being criticized by the press.

Too bad the McCain campaign handlers couldn't give Palin a cram course in Constitutional rights since she's running to potentially be President. I suggest when Palin gets back to Alaska, she funnel more money towards education in her state, sounds like they might need it.


Friday, October 31, 2008

Top McCain Supporter Says Palin NOT Ready to Lead

Just in time for Halloweeen, Lawrence Eagleburger, former Secretary of State and top McCain supporter, gave a frightening summary of Palin's qualifications during a an NPR radio interview yesterday. Eagleburger was asked if Palin could take take over the reins as President if the need arose; here is his SCARY assessment:

"I don't think at the moment she is prepared to take over the reins of the presidency. I can name for you any number of other vice presidents who were not particularly up to it either. So the question, I think, is can she learn and would she be tough enough under the circumstances if she were asked to become president, heaven forbid that that ever takes place?

Give her some time in the office and I think the answer would be, she will be [pause] adequate. I can't say that she would be a genius in the job. But I think she would be enough to get us through a four year... well I hope not... get us through whatever period of time was necessary. And I devoutly hope that it would never be tested."

OUCH! With friends like that who needs enemies? McCain frequently cites Eagleburger as one of his top supporters and immediately threw out his name to counterpunch Colin Powell's endorsement of Obama. You've got to admire Eagleburger's honesty since he had the guts to say what everyone else in the Republican Party surely thinks but doesn't say out loud. Eagleburger, who served as Secretary of State under George Bush, Sr., has made it clear he doesn't think Palin is smart enough to get us through whatever period of time might be needed in a crisis. Brilliant!

Anyone thinking of voting for McCain needs to take one thought in the voting booth with them: Do you want to put Palin in the Oval Office? This woman shouldn't even have the keys to the Governor's house in Alaska much less the code to the U.S. nuclear arsenal. McCain tried to trick Americans into thinking Palin was a qualified candidate for VP - let's treat her to a one-way ticket back to Alaska.


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Joe the Plumber now on McCain's Foreign Policy Team

Will someone please flush Joe the Plumber down John the Toilet so we don't have to be tortured by this knucklehead anymore! Joe, whose real name is Samuel and who isn't a licensed plumber, is now on the campaign trail with McCain and Palin dispensing foreign policy opinion.

As unbelievable as it seems, McCain the Senator appears to be pinning the hopes of his entire directionless campaign on Joe's self-promoting shoulders. And "Joe" is loving it. He now has a publicist, an impending country music record deal, a spot on McCain's campaign bus and has announced he may run for Congress. Worst of all, he is offering his political opinion every chance he gets and McCain is now issuing statements agreeing with him! Joe's inane pontificating has gotten so bad that even a Fox "News" anchor had to set him straight.

In Ohio yesterday, some idiot in the crowd asked Joe whether he thought a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel. Joe gamely responded, "I'll go ahead and agree with you on that."

NO, really - you agree Joe? Gee, and I thought you had an open mind about the election which is why you bulldozed your way to the front of the line to ask Obama a question about his tax plan the infamous day he was campaigning in your neighborhood.

When Fox's Shepard Smith questioned Joe about the comment, he became so frustrated that he not only made a truthful statement about Obama's real position (a first for Fox) but he added a disclaimer after they pulled the plug on Joe. Watch the clip:

Geez Joe, you clueless blabbermouth, maybe you should take your own advice and get informed. If a Fox "News" anchor is frightened by McCain's lunatic fringe the rest of us should be horrified by the prospect of people like Joe being able to cast a ballot.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

McCain's newest guilt-by-association game

Poor pathetic John McCain is desperately trying to conjure up a new guilt-by-association game with less than one week until Election Day. During a radio interview this morning in Florida, McCain fantasized about an absurd tie between Barack Obama and Palestinian-American activist Rashid Khalidi in an attempt to sway the Jewish vote. Khalidi at some point in his life may or may not have attended an event with - you guessed it - Bill Ayers. Khalidi, who McCain called a "neo-Nazi", is not connected to Obama but McCain is trying to create a tie via the nearly non-existent relationship between Obama and Ayers.

Got that? Here's what McCain told the radio station:

“I think the whole issue of the relationship with Bill Ayers needs to be known by the American people. Sen. Obama said it was just a guy in the neighborhood. We know much more than that. I don’t care much about an old, washed-up, unrepentant terrorist, and his wife who was on the FBI Top 10 Wanted list. We should know about their relationship including, apparently, information that is held by the Los Angeles Times concerning an event that Mr. Ayers attended with a PLO spokesman."

Who cares if Ayers attended a party with Khalidi or the boogeyman for that matter. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Obama or this election. No one has brought up McCain's friendship with convicted felon G. Gordon Liddy.

In 1998, G. Gordon Liddy hosted a fundraiser for John McCain, and last year, McCain went on Liddy's radio show and said, "I'm proud of you,I'm proud of your family. It's always a pleasure for me to come on your program, Gordon, and congratulations on your continued success and adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great."

Really, Liddy makes our nation great? Liddy makes no apologies for his role in engineering the illegal Watergate break-in and says the prison time he received for those activities made him a "prisoner of war" - I wonder if McCain would equate Liddy's time in jail with his time in the Hanoi Hilton? On his radio talk show, Liddy advised his listeners on how to deal with federal agents, "Now if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms comes to disarm you and they are bearing arms, resist them with arms. Go for a head shot; they're going to be wearing bulletproof vests. ... Kill the sons of bitches."

If McCain wants to create a relationship that doesn't exist between Obama and Khalidi, he should be ready to defend his "proud" friendship with Liddy. He should also be ready to talk about Sarah Palin's connection to the Alaska Independence Party, which preaches secession from the U.S. and violence against the government. Her husband was a member of the party for seven years and Palin herself has expressed her support for their political activities.

It's time McCain rode off on the Straight Talk Express into the Arizona sunset.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

McCain adviser admits their health care plan is ailing!

Today McCain's senior economic policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, all but admitted the campaign's health care plan is a sham. During an interview on CNN, Holtz-Eakin discussed whether younger, healthier workers would be likely to abandon their company-sponsored health care plans and spend McCain's health care tax credit to buy insurance on the free market. He said:

"Why would they leave? What they are getting from their employer is way better than what they could get with the credit."

That's a great admission from the campaign since the entire premise of their plan is that people can do better on the free market -- hence the tax credit. According to McCain, a market-based system means better, cheaper health care. Now his senior policy adviser admits that's not so even though McCain wants to tax employer health benefits to push people to get insurance on the free market (where providers can deny you coverage for pre-existing conditions).

Bottom line: McCain's senior adviser says even the young and healthy would NOT be able to afford good insurance with their McCain-provided health care tax credit. Sounds like McCain put as much thought into his health care plan as he did into picking Sarah Palin as his running mate.


Corruption runs rampant in Alaska politics

Less than two weeks after Sarah Palin was found guilty of violating a state ethics law in the Troopergate scandal, Senator Ted Stevens (R, Alaska) was found guilty yesterday of seven counts of corruption. This morning, John McCain called for Stevens to step down from the Senate. Stevens said that not only does he NOT intend to resign, but he is also going to continue his current campaign for re-election.

If Alaskans vote to return Stevens, a convicted felon, to the Senate, it will show just how easy it is for anyone, regardless of qualifications, to get elected to public office in their state (i.e. Sarah Palin).

The McCain campaign and Sarah Palin have strangely remained coy about whether Palin supported Stevens re-election and whether she would vote for him now that he's a convicted felon. On MSNBC Tuesday morning, McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds talked around the point when asked whether Palin and Alaskans should vote for a convicted felon:

"I don't expect that they [McCain and Palin) would cast their ballot for Ted Stevens if they were Alaska voters."

Seems like political spin to me, not a straightforward answer. McCain isn't an Alaskan so take him out of the equation. Palin is an Alaskan so she's either going to vote for Stevens, vote for his Democratic opponent, or not vote at all.

Yesterday, after Stevens' conviction was announced, Palin was purposely non-committal in her response to the news saying, "I'm confident Senator Stevens will do what's right for the people of Alaska." Which means what? Palin stopped short of calling on Stevens to resign or drop out of the Senate race against his opponent Mark Begich. Palin has previously declined to reveal whether or not she supported Stevens' reelection bid even though she once served as a director of a Stevens-steered 527 group.

As a fellow law-breaker, perhaps Palin has some empathy for Stevens. As a potential VP of the U.S., she should clearly state whether she supports his continued bid for re-election. It's time for Palin to step up to the microphone and speak the truth for a change.