From the daily archives: Friday, March 7, 2008

I figured after he won the nomination, John McCain would shift his focus to the general election instead of still continuing to try to convince all of his party’s wingnuts that he is conservative enough to be their candidate.

I guess I was wrong.

Today McCain was in New Orleans meeting with the Council for National Policy (CNP)- a super-secret, invitation-only social conservative group founded by the king of all wingnuts Tim LaHaye (author of the Left Behind series of apocalyptic fiction).

In attendance was Ohio’s own Phil Burress- the former porn-addict turned anti-gay activist who is currently president […]

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“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything“

That’s what got Samantha Powers ousted from the Obama campaign. She also said this:

“You just look at her and think, ‘Ergh,’ ” Power also said. “But if you are poor and she is telling you some story about how Obama is going to take your job away, maybe it will be more effective. The amount of deceit she has put forward is really unattractive.”

I can’t say I disagree with any of it. I’ll say it again. She and Bill view […]

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While we may speculate in Ohio on what the exit polls may mean in the southern part of the state, Pennsylvania’s Governor Ed Rendell just goes ahead and admits that racism will play a role in his state’s primary election for the Democratic nomination of President:

“You’ve got conservative whites here, and I think there are some whites who are probably not ready to vote for an African-American candidate,” Rendell told the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in remarks that appeared in Tuesday’s paper.

During the interview Rendell also brought up his last gubernatorial race against Lynn Swann. Rendell […]

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Sure looks like it. It’s interesting how her 3am ad was criticized for being “Rovian” and this appears very Orwellian (a Rove favorite):

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff said someone in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign gave Canada back-channel assurances that her harsh words about the North American Free Trade Agreement were for political show, according to a report by the Canadian Press.

The report comes just days after a Canadian government memo stated Barack Obama’s senior economic adviser told Canadian officials that the Illinois senator’s own comments about NAFTA were for “political positioning.” The release of that […]

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Be safe out there

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I just got home from work – I left early so I didn’t get stranded there for the weekend – and the snowstorm here in central Ohio is bad. And there are a lot of fools out there (often in luxury SUVs) running without headlights. Leave early, take your time, and be safe.

UPDATE: my wife put her car in the ditch. It’s bad out. Be careful if you have to be out, and preferably don’t go out at all.

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Wow. Talk about a breathtaking turn of events. For weeks now Jerid at BSB has been at Hillary’s throat after having finally come out for Obama. Now he’s apparently worried that his informational pipeline at ODP might get cut off and he’s shutting down all criticism of Clinton even though the primary appears to be far from over with a crucial Pennsylvania election coming up in a few weeks. I’d say the shit that needs to end now is the way Hillary has been campaigning and unfortunately winning.

Interesting as well is the appearance recently of a Hillary […]

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NAFTAgate: never happened

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Check the video:

(Note the Clinton and McCain statements were virtually identical.) From HuffPo

But as the CBC report and others makes clear, the core of the story turned out to be false. The Canadian government contacted Goolsbee to clarify Obama’s position on trade, not the reverse. Although Goolsbee did meet with Canada’s Chicago consul general George Rioux (not, as was reported in the original leak, Ambassador Michael Wilson), there’s no evidence that he ever described Obama’s position as mere political posturing. Instead, Goolsbee responded to Canadian questions by clarifying that Obama wasn’t pushing to scrap the agreement […]

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