From the daily archives: Friday, August 22, 2008

12:43am. CNN confirms from two Democratic sources that Joe Biden was offered the #2 spot by Barack Obama. No text message.

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Let the Swiftboating Begin!

On August 22, 2008 By

We knew the bastards were coming:

The spokesman for the American Issues Project, the independent group whose ad is the most negative of the cycle and links Obama to terrorism, says the group just filed a report naming its sole donor.

The donor, spokesman Christian Pinkston said, is Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who made his first fortune in chain pharmacies and is now listed as the 73rd richest person in the world, with a net worth estimated by Forbes at $2.1 billion.

Simmons, a major Republican donor, gave maximum $2,300 contributions to Senator John McCain last year, as well […]

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Continuing on the house theme, the Obama team keeps up the pressure:

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OK, So It’s Biden

On August 22, 2008 By

So basically everyone will know it’s Biden when they get the text in the morning.

Bleh.

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3 Fridays. 3 False Attack Ads

On August 22, 2008 By

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I’ve been watching a lot of TV over the past few weeks between the never ending diaper changing, bottle washing and baby feeding.

I recently started watching ‘How It’s Made’ late in the evening on Discovery (did you know the average bee hive produces 7 pounds of honey A DAY?!) – but normally it’s just news – CNN and MSNBC.

I’ve very happy and quite surprised that the story about McCain’s 7 houses got so much play – and it really does look like it’s going to prompt a lot more scrutiny and research into McCain’s rich, elitist lifestyle on […]

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Obama VP Name Game

On August 22, 2008 By

Obama/Biden has a certain ring to it. Just sayin’.

Obama/Kaine has obvious problems. Say it fast and it has “McCain” in it.

Obama/Sebelius is too complicated. Like something in a medical dictionary.

Obama/Bayh sounds too much like “Obama bye”.

Obama/Clinton sounds fine really. Doesn’t roll off the tongue like Biden.

On ticket name alone the lead would have to go to Biden. Plus his name is “Joe”.

Awaiting a text. Don’t try to fool me. Every idiot and his brother has already tried. One side benefit of this text game is that it has spawned numerous pranksters. […]

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This is great. Karl Rove, the much heralded genius of political strategy and electoral politics is absolutely punch drunk from the latest roundhouse that McCain took over his many houses. His spin? Barack is attacking Cindy!

Note: Rove is forced to call Cindy and John “are wealthy”. NOT elitist. Just wealthy. LOL.

Boohoo.

Ouch.

Leave John McCain alooooooone (in one of his many houses)

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Pathetic:

The McCain campaign was in full damage-control mode as the housing story took off today. Rogers tried to play down the story, saying that reports of the many McCain houses were overstated.

“The reality is they have some investment properties and stuff. It’s not as if he lives in ten houses. That’s just not the case,” Rogers said. “The reality is they have four that actually could be considered houses they could use.”

Those four include an apartment in Arlington, a ranch in Sedona, and two condos, in California and Phoenix, he said. The others include “some investment […]

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NixGuy Calls The Wahmbulance

On August 22, 2008 By

Dave Stacy of Nixguy calls the wahmbulance over at his AOL blog. It’s funny, really. His guy plays the patriot card. The black guy with your white daughter card. The arugula card. The elitist card. Dave says shit.

Obama slaps McCain with a roundhouse to the side of the head with his own narrative and Dave can’t take it. Negative McCain ad after negative McCain ad and Dave ignores it. Completely. Obama fights back and all of a sudden? Dave wants a clean campaign. Sorry, bitch. Your guy started this. Obama’s gonna finish it.

The Maverick is […]

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