Another R Jumps Ship: ‘Obama is the True Conservative’

Jeffrey Hart was a speech writer for Ronald Reagan both as governor of California and as President. He was a speechwriter for Richard Nixon. He’s written academic books and articles on the underpinnings of the true conservative movement. He was a senior editor of The National Review for nearly 40 years. He is a true conservative. Yet  he has endorsed Barack Obama, first in February at The Daily Dish by Andrew Sullivan.  Why did he do it? It’s best to let him explain himself. Here are a couple excerpts from The Daily Beast the source where I found it today. Republican President George W. Bush has not been a conservative at all, either in domestic policy or in foreign policy. … Continue reading

Don’t Let Others Be Fooled: Dirty Tricks Abound In Last Few Days

From misleading, or lying, robocalls to false flyers and even private investitgators showing up at people’s doors to question their legal status, the dirty tricks games are in full swing. Aimed at suppressing the vote of, primarily, minority voters they can work only if we let them. First short excerpt of an analysis from AP per MSNBC: Complaints have surfaced in predominantly African-American neighborhoods of Philadelphia where fliers have circulated, warning voters they could be arrested at the polls if they had unpaid parking tickets or if they had criminal convictions.  <>Over the weekend in Virginia, bogus fliers with an authentic-looking commonwealth seal said fears of high voter turnout had prompted election officials to hold two elections — one on … Continue reading

Ten Post Round-Up: Big News In Digestible Bits (Monday, November 3rd)

It’s election eve and a lot of people are kind of feeling like it’s the night before Christmas. Sadly, tomorrow may be the day when a lot of people will discover whether or not there really is a Santa Claus. Many of us will sit under our television sets, waiting to see what results pop down the chimney. Many of us will likely go to bed, not knowing what Santa left. Many of us will wake up with coal in our stockings. Many of us may wake up with a “nightmare before Christmas“. There is a lot of pre-election night chatter on the blogs, right now. I’ve managed to gather a few for you in today’s Ten Post Round-Up. One … Continue reading

SNL – Funnier Than Waterboarding. Or Maybe Not.

Wow. Last night’s Saturday Night Live was … well, not so funny. SNL – Smooching Butt To Power Or, actually it WAS funny, but not funny “ha ha.” The opening sketch, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin with the actual John McCain going on QVC because McCain didn’t have enough money for any other network buy was kind of funny. But what was “funnier” was that SNL would give McCain a big freebie less than 72 hours before the election.

The New Ugly: More Ignorance and Bigotry in the McCain-Palin Mob

The latest chant at Palin rallies is this: “Vote McCain, not Hussein!” or “John McCain! Not Hussein!” As NYT’s The Caucus is reporting, the former made an appearance at a rally earlier this week in Pennsylvania, the latter at one this morning in Florida: After the rally in Florida ended, two of the people leading the chant explained why they did so. “Because it rhymes,” said Shirley Mitten, 64, a volunteer at a pregnancy center and a resident of Brooksville, Fla. She said she does not know if Mr. Obama is a Muslim. “He says he’s not, but we have no way of knowing,” Ms. Mitten said. Her husband, John A. Mitten, 64, took credit for starting the chant. “I … Continue reading

Spooky Halloween Stories

They aren’t connected, you know, except that I have three observations of an electional nature, and those are them. Or, rather, them are these. Or somesuch. Happy Halloween! Three tales of misery and the magi nation.

Maddow’s Second Half Of Her Interview of Barack Obama

In Maddow’s second part of the interview she has solid questions and Barack Obama has complete answers. It’s not a softball ‘Larry King’ interview. [No offense to Mr. King.] These are specific answers to questions that needed to be asked. It was unusual for a candidate in the last days of a campaign to make time for this interview. It is a testament to his desire for the nation to know who he is and what he truly believes.