Sunday, October 26, 2008

It's time to campaign (for a mandate)

I'm spending less time at the keyboards and more time at the doors and on the streets campaigning. It's beautiful fall weather for campaigning.

Please help out in this election. A larger margin of victory for Obama will position his agenda of change well. The Republicans and forces of the status quo will try to "Clintonize" Obama and obstruct. We must not allow that because President Obama will need a strong mandate for change to overcome Republican obstructionism.

Further, the deeper we bury Republicans in this election, the greater their disarray, their infighting, their disrepute. Bury `em deep! They'll be digging themselves out longer.

If you want to know how to get started, the Obama web site is a great organizing tool. Check it out, find something that works for you, and just pitch in.

For Victory!

Monday, October 06, 2008

John McCain is losing it

Wow. Just wow. John McCain is losing it!

John McCain, Ringleader of the Keating Five

John McCain associated with, and abetted, a financial confidence man convicted of fraud, racketeering, and conspiracy. Bailing out the investors in Keating's company cost U.S. Taxpayers billions of dollars.

This, however, is directly relevant to our current events and lives, unlike the Ayers opposition research attack.

Let's talk about Charles Keating and John McCain, the Keating Five and the the Savings and Loan scandal. Why should a Senator reprimanded for his involvement with convicted financial felons be trusted with this financial scandal?

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Biden Sails Past Palin

Well, that was not as painful a Vice Presidential debate as I expected.

On style, Sarah Palin was only really painfully awkward a couple times. She proved she could loosely string together talking points to make it seem like she was engaging in debate.

But... she embraced Dick Cheney's looney "fourth branch" theories of the Vice Presidency. She repeatedly and falsely accused Joe Biden of lying. She embraced Bush and McCain. She got the name of the commander in Afghanistan wrong and stubbornly lied about his opposition to a surge in Afghanistan.

Joe Biden knocked it out of the park. He demonstrated mastery of the issues with passion for doing the right thing.

And Biden took McCain apart. Not a Maverick on health care, on Iraq, on education. Nice riff! And the Obama-Biden campaign backs it up.

Palin could show she could talk without complete embarassment for an hour and a half. Biden showed that the Obama-Biden campaign is ready to lead America back to international respect, back to economic solvenccy and ahead to great environmental security.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Making up some serious allegations

Picking Sarah Palin for VP was a bad joke.

The McCain-Palin campaign clarified Gov. Sarah Palin’s (R-AK) remark from last week that “Putin rears his head and comes into the airspace of the United States of America.” The campaign told CBS News, “Russian incursions…inside the air defense identification zone have occurred.” But as the Associated Press reports today, no such incursions have occurred ‘in recent years’:

The air defense identification zone, almost completely over water, extends 12-mile past the perimeter of the United States. … However, no Russian military planes have been flying even into that zone, said Maj. Allen Herritage, a spokesman for the Alaska region of the North American Aerospace Defense Command, at Elmendorf Air Force Base. “To be very clear, there has not been any incursion in U.S. airspace in recent years,” Herritage said.

They should have her well-trained in the dark arts of deflection by tomorrow night. McSame has been focusing his staff on getting her ready.

She's pulling the campaign down. Bad choice, McCain. Thanks.

McCain will soon go really negative, start inventing new Republican victimizations to be outraged over.

Reach for the anchor

Bush's popularity is at 22%.
70% of the American people - a new record - disapprove.

Republicans are drowning. Quick, someone throw them an anchor.