"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Thursday, October 30, 2008

McCain, Palin, Joe The Plumber Go Slap Stick NUTS Socialist Silly…Get Some Help!



Obama Mocks Socialist Attacks: "I Shared My Toys in Kindergarten"
By Steve Benen, Washington Monthly
"By the end of the week, he'll be accusing me of being a secret communist because ... I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich." Read more


Barack Obama campaigned earlier in Raleigh, North Carolina, principally relying on the closing-statement speech he unveiled in Ohio on Monday. Today, however, he added a new paragraph.


"Because he knows his economic theories don't work, he's been spending these last few days calling me every name in the book," Obama said. "Lately, he's called me a 'socialist' for wanting to roll back the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans so we can finally give tax relief to the middle class. I don't know what's next. By the end of the week, he'll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich."

Obama The Commie Shared Toys As A Child

GOP Chairwoman - Obama Is A Muslim Socialist

McCain Running Out of Ways to Paint Obama


From time to time, over the course of the 20 or so months, Obama has demonstrated an ability to use humor very effectively. Greg Sargent noted earlier, "[This] kind of unforced mockery, even levity, tends to be a good indicator of genuine confidence in the outcome."


I think that's true, but I'd add that Obama seems to use humor, light mockery, and the occasional sarcasm even when he's lessconfident in the outcome. For months, regardless of circumstance, even, when given a choice between delivering an angry response and a humorous one, Obama almost always prefers.


One gets the sense that Obama's not mad at the Republicans; he just thinks they're ridiculous.


Obama neck and neck with McCain in Arizona




Sen. John McCain's once-comfortable lead in Arizona has all but evaporated, according to a new poll that has the underdog Republican presidential candidate struggling in his own backyard.


With less than a week until Election Day, McCain is leading his Democratic rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, by 2 points, 46 to 44, down from a 7-point lead a month ago and a double-digit lead this summer, according to a poll from Arizona State University.


Factor in the 3-percentage point margin of error, and a race that was once a nearly sure thing for McCain is now a toss-up, pollsters say.


Man Shoots Teenager to Protect McCain Sign (They Are All Nuts!)
By Steven D., Booman Tribune
Every  year yard signs get stolen, but this reaction is beyond absurd. Read more


'Wow': Palin Goes Way Off the Reservation, Talks Losing and 2012




Posted by Booman, Booman Tribune at 7:29 PM on October 29, 2008.


Maybe the McCain campaign shouldn't have called Sarah Palin a 'diva' and a 'whack job'. You know, I don't think those insults sat very well with her.


"Palin Has an Eye on 2012,"


CNN: Palin Talks 2012, McCain Aide "Speechless"

Transcript of CNN's response:


Wolf Blitzer: And this just coming into the "Situation Room," the Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin now speaking out openly about her intentions in 2012 if, if she and John McCain were to lose this contest next Tuesday. In an interview with ABC News, Sarah Palin is now saying, she would be interested in remaining a serious national political figure, going ahead to 2012.


She was asked what happens in 2012 if you lose on Tuesday, would you simply go back to Alaska? Elizabeth Vargas of ABC News asked her and Palin said this, and I will read it to you verbatim according to an ABC News transcript: "Absolutely not," Sarah Palin says. "I think that, if I were to give up and wave a white flag of surrender against some of the political shots that we've taken, that ... that would ... bring this whole ... I'm not doin' this for naught," and that is a direct quote from Sarah Palin.


Clearly, leaving open the possibility that she would be interested in leading the Republican Party in 2012 if she and John McCain were to lose this presidential contest right now.


Let's go to Dana Bash. She has been covering the McCain campaign reaction from the rather blunt statement from Sarah Palin that she would in fact be interested in leading the Republican Party going forward after Tuesday if they lose?


Dana Bash: I just got off of the phone, Wolf, with a senior McCain adviser and I read this person the quote and I think it is fair to say that this person was speechless.


There was a long pause and I just heard a "huh" on the other end of the phone.


This is certainly not a surprise to anybody who has watched Sarah Palin that she is interested in potentially future national runs, and she is being urged to by a lot of people inside of the Republican Party if they do lose, but it is an "if" and people inside of the McCain campaign do not want any discussion that has an "if" in front of it six days before the election, they don't want any discussion at all, any kind of hypothetical talk about running for the next time around. So certainly, this is not at least initially being received well inside of the McCain campaign.


Wolf Blitzer: I am not surprised, not surprised at all. It is one of those "wow, she is talking about 2012 if we lose," that is not supposed to be something that you say.


You are supposed to say, "well, I'm not looking ahead, I'm not looking ahead only to Tuesday," and those are the talking points she's supposed to be saying, but she is obviously blunt and she is looking ahead if something were to happen on Tuesday that she wouldn't be happy with.


I don't blame Palin. Maybe she should have her aides call McCain a 'codger' and 'unhinged'.