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Oct. 31st, 2008

As a registered Democrat our current candidate concerns me more than ever.

Please take a look at this short film and tell me why none of this should bother me.

A brilliant football analogy by Rachel Maddow...Obama's playing on McCain's 25 yard line. Ouch!


Flirting Her Way to Victory ~ Michelle Goldberg, The Guardian (UK)
Sarah Palin's farcical debate performance lowered the standards for both female candidates and US political discourse.

At least three times last night, Sarah Palin, the adorable, preposterous vice-presidential candidate, winked at the audience. Had a male candidate with a similar reputation for attractive vapidity made such a brazen attempt to flirt his way into the good graces of the voting public, it would have been universally noted, discussed and mocked. Palin, however, has single-handedly so lowered the standards for both female candidates and American political discourse that, with her newfound ability to speak in more-or-less full sentences, she is now deemed to have performed acceptably last night.

By any normal standard, including the ones applied to male presidential candidates of either party, she did not. Early on, she made the astonishing announcement that she had no intention of actually answering the queries put to her. "I may not answer the questions that either the moderator or you want to hear, but I'm going to talk straight to the American people and let them know my track record also," she said.

And so she preceded, with an almost surreal disregard for the subjects she was supposed to be discussing, to unleash fusillades of scripted attack lines, platitudes, lies, gibberish and grating references to her own pseudo-folksy authenticity.

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John McCain wants to "postpone" the debate that's scheduled for this Friday night.

His reasoning? The financial situation is so dire that he and Obama should both SUSPEND THEIR CAMPAIGNS and go to DC to help find a solution.

Translation 1: The Bush plan is not going to pass. (thank god for small miracles)

Translation 2: McCain is too chickenshit to actually answer questions about the financial crisis with Obama standing next to him, calling him out for his bullshit.

You know what, McCain? I think your concern is complete shit. You haven't gone back to DC to vote on a bill, let alone attempt to find solutions to anything since last APRIL. Suddenly though, you can't be fucked to attend a debate? It's not like you're gonna miss the vote if you attend this debate. And it's not like you can't go to DC and work on "solutions" in the meantime. The debate itself will take up a few hours of your time. Surely you can grace the American public with your presence for that long, can't you?

Oooh wait...are you afraid you won't have time to prep? Well. I can see how that would be a big worry since Obama's going to eat you for breakfast. But the thing is, dear McCain, all the prep in the world isn't gonna save your sorry ass. You see, you have nothing to offer us. Nothing. At least, nothing that 82% of Americans haven't already called bullshit foul on.

Also, isn't this the very time when you, as a presidential candidate, should be engaging the American public in a discussion about the financial crisis? Shouldn't you be telling us how you plan to fix it? Shouldn't you be explaining to us how it happened so that we can avoid it in the future? 

Nah, that's just not your style, is it? Because you have no solutions. You don't dare face the American people now, not when it was YOUR PRESIDENT who caused this nightmare. And all you have to offer is more of the same.

And Obama? Do not let him off the hook. This debate could be game, set, match for you. McCain clearly thinks it will be.

McCain's Radical Agenda ~ Bob Herbert, NY Times

Talk about a shock to the system. Has anyone bothered to notice the radical changes that John McCain and Sarah Palin are planning for the nation's health insurance system?

These are changes that will set in motion nothing less than the dismantling of the employer-based coverage that protects most American families.

A study coming out Tuesday from scholars at Columbia, Harvard, Purdue and Michigan projects that 20 million Americans who have employment-based health insurance would lose it under the McCain plan.

There is nothing secret about Senator McCain's far-reaching proposals, but they haven't gotten much attention because the chatter in this campaign has mostly been about nonsense -- lipstick, celebrities and "Drill, baby, drill!"

For starters, the McCain health plan would treat employer-based health benefits as income that employees would have to pay taxes on.

"It means your employer is going to have to make an estimate on how much the employer is paying for health insurance on your behalf, and you are going to have to pay taxes on that money," said Sherry Glied, an economist who chairs the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

Much more at the link.

Fuck. Just, Fuck.

Sarah Palin by the numbers

Sarah Palin, By the Numbers ~ Daniel Kurtzman, HuffPo

Sarah Palin may lie, but numbers don't. Her record speaks for itself:

2007: the year in which Sarah Palin first obtained a passport (Source)

312: the number of nights during her first 19 months in office that Palin charged taxpayers a "per diem" totaling $16,951 for staying in her own home -- an allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business (Source)

$500 to $1,200: the fee that Wasilla charged rape victims to pay for post-sexual assault medical exams, after the city cut funds during Palin's tenure that had previously covered the exams (Source)

$150: the cash payment offered by the Palin administration to hunters who turn in legs of freshly killed wolves gunned down from airplanes (Source)

3: the number of times during her first few weeks as mayor that Palin inquired with the Wasilla librarian about banning books (Source)

3: the number of months after the censorship discussion that Palin fired the librarian (Source)

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You lie. You're a lying liar who lies.

Now if they would just cut the niceties and refer to Sarah Palin as the LIAR that she is, that'd be great.

On edit: Ok, the damn thing won't embed, but it's a segment called "Fact Checking Sarah Palin" that was on the NBC Nightly News tonight, and you can watch it HERE: 



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