From the daily archives: Friday, August 1, 2008

Obama Plays the Sideburn Card

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If you’ve watched TV at all in the past few days then you’ve certainly seen Obama’s “Dollar Bill” remarks played over and over again…

“So nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re going to try to do is make you scared of me,” he told voters in Springfield. “You know, he’s not patriotic enough. He’s got a funny name. You know, he doesn’t look like all those other Presidents on those dollar bills, you know. He’s risky. That’s essentially the argument they’re making.”

Inititally I thought […]

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Earlier today Tim over at BI posted about the invite for an upcoming McCain fundraiser in Dublin, Ohio that seems to break multiple campaign finance laws.

It seems like it should be a big story- especially since the McCain team pulled the ad from their site right after Tim pointed it out. I’m not sure why the national blogs haven’t picked up on it yet. Soon, I hope.

Anyway I did a little digging around on the guy who is supposed to be holding the planned McCain fundraiser. His name is Brent Crawford.

Crawford is a real estate guy […]

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Team McCain just posted their latest campaign ad. The funny thing about it is: I come out liking Obama even more!

Note to Republicans: if you want to try create some negative association between Obama a historical figure, maybe Moses isn’t your best option.

Best to pick someone who promised a lot – and had a lot of followers – but didn’t actually accomplish anything.

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Illegal search and seizure

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New details have emerged about DHS policy during US border crossings.

Federal agents may take a traveler’s laptop or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security recently disclosed.

Also, officials may share copies of the laptop’s contents with other agencies and private entities for language translation, data decryption or other reasons, according to the policies, dated July 16 and issued by two DHS agencies, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Update: I guess the McCain camp is a bit worried about this because they pulled it from the campaign website calendar! Whoops.

The straight talking maverick is at it again. He’s skirting campaign finance laws he used to support and built his maverick appeal on. This time in Ohio. It’s a shell game, really. Though legislation limits individual contributions to $2,300, McCain and his rich friends have decided to skirt a law with his name on it by creating a financing structure in conjunction with the RNC.

Tim at Blogger Interrupted has a fundraising email nailing […]

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Get Your War On Talkies!

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Yes, Barack. That’s all he got. Look for more of the same from these pukes. Gutter level politics.

No more games. Elect Barack Obama.

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