From the daily archives: Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Despite their claim to be a “nonpartisan research and educational institute” – the Buckeye Institute is clearly nothing of the sort.

I know I’ve written about this before – but the topic suddenly seems relevant again given their recent legal action against ACORN.

Not only is the Buckeye Institute staffed exclusively by right wing nuts like Ken Blackwell (and Matt Naugle, if you believe the rumors) – but they also push exclusively right wing policies.

Since U.S. politics is dominated by two parties, and right wing nutjobs belong to only one of those parties (Republican), in my […]

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It’d be really hard not to be impressed with this. You never know how this guy will vote, but you can almost see his posture change toward Obama. His ability to articulate our side is what makes me most proud to support him:

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The entire poll is bad news for McCain. This 73/48 gap has swelled from 67/55 in April. Clear plan for solving has also swelled greatly:

Obama is also now viewed as just about a strong and decisive a leader as McCain was back in April. Back then McCain was +13. Now he’s +2. The debates and the contrast between how Obama and McCain handled the economic crisis surely have moved these polls.

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So let me get this straight. The right wants to bash Barack Obama for his middle name while overlooking an actual connection to Saddam in the McCain campaign? Only Republicans could live in such an Orwellian world:

The Washington lobbyist John McCain has named to head his presidential transition team aided an influence effort on behalf of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to ease international sanctions against his regime.

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Somebody didn’t get the memo:

1:25 p.m.

Chris Hackett addressed the increasingly feisty crowd as they await the arrival of Gov. Palin.

Each time the Republican candidate for the seat in the 10th Congressional District mentioned Barack Obama the crowd booed loudly.

One man screamed “kill him!”

I hope the man was detained and questioned and is fully investigated. Shouting “kill him” is a threat. I think the fear and hate the McCain camp has unleashed is not going to go away quietly. It certainly appears to be continuing despite the campaigns attempts to try to walk it back.

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The Name Game

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Well, had a longer post about this but stupid host errors wiped it out. Best thing I can do now that I wasted time writing that is point you here:

How McCain Will Steal the Election from Obama (Sort Of):

Imagine an election where one of the participants calls foul. Investigations are launched or at least called for. Prosecutors raise the specter of charges, the U.S. attorney and FBI get involved. No voter fraud is ever actually found. But by the time that conclusion is reached, the myth has been solidified both to soothe the loser’s supporters and condemn […]

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This is really innovative and I think very effective. Humanize the campaign for supporters letting them know that real people are also working as hard as they are in volunteering. This time, Plouffe does something else new and creative. He gives some national exposure to local attacks. These things typically stay pretty targetting and under the radar. David is not content to let that happen. He wants to shine some light on them in order to blunt their effectiveness. Really good stuff:

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Oops. Toss something else against the wall guys.

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