From the daily archives: Monday, September 29, 2008

The Couric Reel Gift Keeps on Giving

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So McCain was with Palin when she was becoming a gaffe machine? His contributions are not much better:

His mannerisms while she is talking at first are absolutely priceless…and telling!

Thing is, it gets worse:

Of concern to McCain’s campaign, however, is a remaining and still-undisclosed clip from Palin’s interview with Couric last week that has the political world buzzing.

The Palin aide, after first noting how “infuriating” it was for CBS to purportedly leak word about the gaffe, revealed that it came in response to a question about Supreme Court decisions.

After noting Roe vs. Wade, Palin […]

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Overheard: Twitter

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Things have gotten so bad maybe McCain should suspend his campaign until November 4.


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Jump! You Fuckers!

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Sent by a reader:

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Remember when John McCain blasted Barack Obama for raising money in California? Went something like this:

“He talked about siding with the people just before he flew off for a fundraiser in Hollywood with Barbra Streisand and his celebrity friends,” McCain told a crowd in Ohio. “Let me tell you, my friends, there’s no place I’d rather be than right here with the working men and women of Ohio.”

Guess what. John McCain says one thing to the good hard working people of Ohio in public, but then in private he jets off to – of all places – […]

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HR 3997 Aftermath: the road forward

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Dear Senators Obama, Biden, Reid, Byrd, Durbin, Dodd, Brown, and Representatives Pelosi, Hoyer, Frank, Wilson, Kaptur*, Kucinich*, Sutton*, Ryan, Space:

With today’s failure of HR 3997 to pass, largely due to the unwillingness of Republicans to support a bipartisan compromise bill, our financial economy continues to stare in the face of a total collapse. Action is urgent, and the American people agree.

My father used to tell me when I was a boy that “every problem is an opportunity to excel.” The unwillingness of the GOP to agree to a compromise – a courtesy they undoubtedly would […]

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Economy FAIL

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Those Republicans cheering this might want to think twice about what just happened. Your Presidential candidate – who supported the plan and said he’d vote for it – just finished the dramatic move of “suspending” his campaign to come to Washington to make it appear as if he brokered a deal.

There is no deal. McCain can’t even lead his own party. This will be viewed as utter failure.

Secondly, while some are noting anecdotal evidence of 10-1 calls into congressional offices against this bill, the American people as a whole either did not know what to […]

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Steve Schmidt on Meet The Press this weekend:

“What Senator McCain was able to do was to help bring all of the parties to the table, including the House Republicans, whose votes were needed to pass this,”

What are they saying now? No comment:

After bragging today about his role in shaping the economic bailout package, Sen. John McCain has made no statement to the press since the defeat of the bill, in part at the hands of House Republicans.


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The roll call is in on HR 3997, and Tiberi voted with most Republicans (but not Bush & Boehner, an unusual move for him) against the bill, as Eric mentioned. I’ve been looking for a copy of the bill as voted on, but Thomas at the Library of Congress is completely swamped.

We’ll see what happens. I suspect it won’t be pretty.

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House Republicans kill the bailout deal they previously got behind.

The market is not pretty. Began down over 700. Now down 500 or so.

Can’t see how this helps McCain, but conservatives are probably happy. They have to be against this or their fundamental basis for existing goes away.

I’d not want to be near retirement right now.

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Devastating Video:

If the question is who has the better judgment as Commander in Chief, there is no comparison really. None.

(ht Dave at PO)

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