From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Apparently one of the people who forwarded this email is not at all happy that he was called out for it:

Don’t threaten me with what I can or can not forward, truh, half truth, jokes, beliefs. Nothing different than what we see on TV, hear on the radio, read in the paper and what our government tells us. We take it with a grain of salt.
As an independent, I keep my mind open and decide what is relative, reliable and worth ‘filing’
Your pompous, arrogant attitude has settled it for me,Thanks for helping me make up […]

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Just look at the body language in this clip and tell me which person’s candidate is doing better:

I obviously like Kyle a great deal. He’s solid and very cool and collected. We’ve only ever met once I think down at ProgressOhio on election night in 2006. He is really well spoken and I think represents our side very well. I actually also like Ben quite a bit. I’m not sure what it is, but he just seems like a decent guy. He’s capable of going a bit wingnutty, but we all have our weaknesses. We do need to […]

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Perfect:

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Not about race, right? Right:

Worse, Palin’s routine attacks on the media have begun to spill into ugliness. In Clearwater, arriving reporters were greeted with shouts and taunts by the crowd of about 3,000. Palin then went on to blame Katie Couric’s questions for her “less-than-successful interview with kinda mainstream media.” At that, Palin supporters turned on reporters in the press area, waving thunder sticks and shouting abuse. Others hurled obscenities at a camera crew. One Palin supporter shouted a racial epithet at an African American sound man for a network and told him, “Sit down, boy.”

Sit down, boy. […]

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Apparently the email chain smear merchants are taking their cues from the McCain campaign. My inbox if blowing up with readers sending in smears. The latest has been out before, but it’s main headline reads:

WAKE UP PEOPLE – NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK READ THE TAX SECTION

Hence, the post title.

Here is how FactCheck.org characterized it:

This widely distributed message is so full of misinformation that we find it impossible to believe that it is the result of simple ignorance or carelessness on the part of the writer. Almost nothing it says about Obama’s tax proposals […]

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We’ve officially hit rock bottom. When asked this question:

In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in The United States at this time?

Only 9% said satisfied.

That’s the lowest number EVER on record at Gallup. What is the most important problem they are dissatisfied with?

Net economic problems – 69%
Iraq War – 11%
Government/Politicians – 9%
Healthcare – 5%
Ethics/Moral decline – 4%
Education – 3%
Illegal aliens – 3%

Those numbers are stunning when you think about it. If John McCain wanted to […]

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Do the GOP know how to measure?

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