When it comes to expressions of patriotism in perilous times, silence is not golden. Among Republicans, John McCain clearly knows that.
The sounds of silence coming from congressional Republicans in the wake of the indictments of twelve more Russian intelligence officers that have been forensically linked to the 2016 election debacle have been deafening. That’s why John McCain’s statement on the matter has become a singular sensation, for there is no one else in his party that is so demonstrative in putting country, rather than party, first in mind.
It is becoming increasingly clear that the Republican Party has […]Full Story... →
Today’s Dispatch article about Mark Kvamme adds a new piece to the puzzle that suggests there is something highly unusual about his interest in JobsOhio and Ohio in general, especially for a guy committed to return to his California-based venture capital firm by the end of this summer.
We know that Kvamme first worked on Kasich’s ‘00 Presidential campaign as a “Senior Internet Strategist.” We know that for years John Kasich was able to keep his oldest and closest congressional aides paid by keeping them on the payroll of his federal PAC, New Century, which did little but… keep […]Full Story... →
Haven’t heard a peep from John McCain today, yet, even though he was on “Face the Nation” yesterday morning tearing Obama a new one over his foreign policies.
Obama was roundly criticized by Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden when they were rivals of Obama’s during the Democratic nomination fight. Then, McCain and the Republicans attacked Obama over his willingness to go it alone and take unilateral action in Pakistan if it meant taking out Osama bin Laden.
Obama might have finally put to rest the nonsense that Democrats are “weak” on terrorism and wrong on foreign policy […]Full Story... →
Closing in on 2 million views and hands down the most impact an Ohio blogger has had on a campaign, Tim Russo’s “McCain/Palin Mob” video makes Politico’s “10 most viral videos of the campaign”. Congrats Tim and good work! Tim came in at #7:
Perhaps the best entry in a disturbing sub-genre of documentary videos descended from the 1986 “Heavy Metal Parking Lot” cult classic, this 4½-minute hatefest is like watching a full week’s worth of Hannity’s America. The best participant of all is the annoying blonde with dirty hair who keeps popping up in the frame, first to […]Full Story... →
Walking down the alley on my way back from the Obama rally this afternoon I passed what appeared to be a U.S. Postal Service truck covered with John McCain signs.
As I got closer I saw another sign in the door of the truck: Democrats for McCain.
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Charles Fried, a professor at Harvard Law School, has long been one of the most important conservative thinkers in the United States. Under President Reagan, he served, with great distinction, as Solicitor General of the United States. Since then, he has been prominently associated with several Republican leaders and candidates, most recently John McCain, for whom he expressed his enthusiastic support in January.
This week, Fried announced that he has voted for Obama-Biden by absentee ballot. In his letter to Trevor Potter, the General Counsel to the McCain-Palin campaign, he asked that his name be removed from the […]Full Story... →
Look closely. I damn near clicked this thinking it was FOR Obama. Until I saw “Paid for by McCain-Palin 2008”:
I figured what the hell and clicked it to see what they wanted people to speak out on. The link goes to a page that begs you not to connect McCain with Bush. LOL. That narrative ship has sailed, clearly. 12 days out it’s a little late to try to convince the electorate of something that has been pretty well established over 2 years now.
I figured I’d let them know […]Full Story... →
[Update] Tim transcribes:
I case…I think ya may have noticed that Senator Obama’s supporters have been sayin’ some pretty nasty things about Wester Pennsylvania lately [cheers]. And ya know, I couldn’t agree with them more….I couldn’t disagree…with you…I couldn’t agree…with you more….than the fact…that….Western Pennsylvania is the most patriotic….most fff….uh… god loving…most…most patriotic part of America…this is a great part of the country!Full Story... →
The McCain campaign is un-American. They drag the American flag on the ground after a rally. Not just any American flag, but a ginormous American flag. Their treatment of this flag is despicable and violates rules of handling for our beloved red, white, and blue. Simply horrifying is the following video:Full Story... →
Looks like the RNC had to dress ’em all up to parade them out at their convention:
The Republican National Committee appears to have spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August.
According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74.
The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September.
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