From the daily archives: Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Lifting this from a comment at HuffPo. I think it’s important enough to think about:

It’s better to defeat an enemy instead of battering a victim. She’s tough. A lot of conservatives are, especially when they think God has made them better than the rest of us.

Obama has been running as a ‘hero’. His problem was that he didn’t have a villain. Hilary wasn’t a villain. McCain was a nuisance, but McCain/Palin gives birth to the right wing villain that Obama (and his supporters) needed. We were getting lazy. Overconfident.

Now we’re awake again. We see the hearts […]

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Hope vs. Hate indeed. That is pretty much what we’re looking at this time around. Conservatism has been backed into a corner and is foaming at the mouth to stay alive. Anthony picks up on something really important though, and I also noticed Roland Martin (whose African American parents were community organizers) on CNN get very upset about this:

The highlight of the evening? The introduction of the newest code phrase for “uppity negro,” Community Organizer! This is the hook to rural voters who don’t understand Midnight Basketball, Block Clubs, and Community Development Organizations. They don’t understand black churches. […]

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A 10% Chance on Change

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Obama camp’s response to Sarah Palin’s speech:

“The speech that Governor Palin gave was well delivered, but it was written by George Bush’s speechwriter and sounds exactly like the same divisive, partisan attacks we’ve heard from George Bush for the last eight years. If Governor Palin and John McCain want to define ‘change’ as voting with George Bush 90% of the time, that’s their choice, but we don’t think the American people are ready to take a 10% chance on change”

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The Angry GOP is Back

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So Sarah Palin’s mean. A “Pit Bull in lipstick”. The angry GOP is back:

Libruls! Evil! Run! Hide! Save Amurica!

I don’t think this is the year that anger will work. I don’t think anyone but the far right base (which has been shrinking) really wants to hear this.

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Sarah Palin Speech Analysis

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She’s the new kid at school talking shit.

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While Sarah is reminding us in her big speech about how we Democrats look down on small town America and her experience governing a town of a few thousand, let’s remember this:

Palin Went to See Ivana Trump at Costco, Saying Alaska was So Desperate for “Any Semblance of Glamour and Culture”. “Sarah Palin, a commercial fisherman from Wasilla, told her husband on Tuesday she was driving to Anchorage to shop at Costco. Instead, she headed straight for Ivana. And there, at J.C. Penney’s cosmetic department, was Ivana, the former Mrs. Donald Trump, sitting at a table […]

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The Palin Speech: Should be Stellar

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The Sarah Palin coming out speech (she has been in seclusion since Dayton it appears) should be absolutely stellar. I think she’ll give one hell of a speech.

Ironic, however, to find the Republicans in a position to argue a SPEECH is gong to redeem them and their pick for Vice President. Afterall, they’ll be but words right?

Palin is a former beauty pageant contestant. She understands how to play to a camera. She also was a sports reporter, so she can read cue cards effectively and smile.

Seriously. She has the resume for this speech thing. […]

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Ever see the fish at the end of the Faith No More “Epic” video? It defines the McCain campaign this week. They are flailing around like a fish out of water. Gasping for air or any sense of strategy or direction. Their latest toss it against the wall and see if it works strategy is to blame the media for their incompetence and for doing THEIR job of vetting a VP candidate.

Sad, really. Hopefully the media will buy into the advice of fellow journalist Joe Klein and not cave:

it is important for the public […]

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Update: What is Drudge reporting? “NOONAN: Clear and Present Danger To the American Left…“:

she is a real and present danger to the American left, and to the Obama candidacy.

Hahahaha. Pwned.

Conservative Analysts Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy Tell Chuck Todd What They REALLY Think. Gotta love hot mics:

Transcript:

Peggy Noonan: Yeah.

Mike Murphy: You know, because I come out of the blue swing state governor world: Engler, Whitman, Tommy Thompson, Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush. I mean, these guys — this is how you win a Texas race, just run it up. And it’s not gonna […]

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… kinda. From Aug 10th:

Republican strategist Karl Rove said on Face The Nation Sunday that he expects presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama to choose a running mate based on political calculations, not the person’s readiness for the job.

“I think he’s going to make an intensely political choice, not a governing choice,” Rove said. “He’s going to view this through the prism of a candidate, not through the prism of president; that is to say, he’s going to pick somebody that he thinks will on the margin help him in a state like Indiana or Missouri or Virginia. […]

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McCain Meets Levi

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John McCain greets Levi Johnston, the self-described “fucking redneck” who is supposedly the father of Bristol Palin’s unborn kid

This thing is screaming for a caption… I’ll start:

“so… Sarah tells me you’d make a great ambassador to Tajikistan”

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