From the monthly archives: July 2008

That’s question (and a good one) that Jonathan Chait asks:

Obama’s strategy seems predicated on convincing voters that they really, really like the inexperienced black guy with the foreign-sounding name. Convincing them not to vote for the other guy, the one who embraces the least popular president in modern history, sounds like a better bet to me.

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Not surprising from this disingenuous bunch. He did NOT visit troops at Landstuhl, so they attacked. If he HAD visited them, guess what?

THEY WOULD HAVE ATTACKED!

What the McCain campaign doesn’t want people to know, according to one GOP strategist I spoke with over the weekend, is that they had an ad script ready to go if Obama had visited the wounded troops saying that Obama was…wait for it…using wounded troops as campaign props. So, no matter which way Obama turned, McCain had an Obama bashing ad ready to launch. I guess that’s political hardball. But another […]

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So I got put in a pickle. Let me illustrate:

[rock] [eric] [hard place]

You see. I made it known how we were gonna fight anonymous email smears of Barack Obama:

1. Reply to everyone who got the email that you can tell (you may need to copy addresses from a quoted email that was forwarded). Tell them the truth.

2. Forward it to watchdog@barackobama.com

3. Forward it to me eric@plunderbund.com and I’ll blog it (include the entire message including original sender/recipients)

All well and good until you get one from your own mother. This is how insidious this […]

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The Other Obama Doll

On July 31, 2008 By

This one I actually like- mainly because it doesn’t look like a monkey. Also, the creators promise to donate a dollar from every purchase to the campaign.

According to the ad this Obama action figure is 6″ tall and has eight points of articulation so you can “pose him presidentially”.

No word yet on whether they will also offer additional accessories like his Blackberry or a removable flag pin.

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Just in time, we have LowRoadExpress.com. Yet another site dedicated to answer McCain campaign false attacks and low road methods to try and beat Barack Obama. You’d think someone that promised to have a “respectful campaign focused on issues” wouldn’t cause his opponent to dedicated an entire new site to exposing his negative strategy.

Like FightTheSmears.com, this is another excellent effort to fight off what will only be lower gutter level politics tossed at the Senator.

It’s only going to get worse the more desperate they get. There has always been an exponential correlation to those […]

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McCain Takes the Low Road

On July 31, 2008 By

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Barack Obama assassinated, age 46.

That’s what was written down.

It was envisioned. It was contemplated. Then it was written down.

I completely understand controversial and catchy headlines – being a fan of them myself – but this seems to cross a line even with me. I understand the point that Tim is trying to make and it’s no secret he and I are friends and I think he does some of the best stuff around when he’s on.

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As far as Republican Senators go, Arlen Specter is certainly one of the better ones.

He’s a moderate who supports women’s reproductive rights and, in a lot of cases, LGBT rights. This quickly brings him out of the wingnut category in my book.

He’s also a Yale Law grad and a former DA (from Philly) who recognizes the immense power entrusted to the Supreme Court and the importance of keeping the court balanced.

Which is pretty damn important given that he is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee i.e. he’s one of the people entrusted to approve judicial […]

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I mean, seriously. Do they smoke crack in meetings? First they criticize Obama for ditching troops in an ad that contains video of him visiting troops, now they put out an ad that when you watch it all you can think is:

“Fuck alot of people come out for Barack Obama”

“He’s the biggest celebrity in the world”

Damn, that’s a HUGE concession that I wouldn’t be willing to make. Joe America is probably going to at least ask “well, if he’s that popular something must be up”. The beginning of this ad almost looks like it could […]

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