Here we go. The christianist right has never liked McCain. The christianist right wasn’t happy with McCain as the GOP nominee. The christianist right (specifically the Council for National Policy) wanted Palin on the ticket and — surprise! — McCain picked her. Palin, a member of the christianist right, has energized the party… and McCain’s candidacy. But the christianist right, while pleased with the pick, is still suspicious of McCain. And Tony Perkins, head of the christianist Family Research Council, is warning McCain that he’d better come to Palin’s defence with respect to her “faith”. Or else: “People are watching. It will be very important how the McCain campaign handles this. If they become defensive and run from it and … Continue reading
The sleeze is flying from the McCain camp: It’s going to be a long ugly 2 months as we settle into general election season and the lies and insults are flying from the right wing and Republican presidential candidate John McCain. McClatchy News, one of the few fair and balanced factions of the media has the goods on McCain’s latest ad against Obama today: “Out of bounds! McCain misstates Obama sex-ed record.”
I fell behind on my reading last week due to my site’s move and the mild coma I lapsed into thanks to the Republican National Convention. But getting back into it, I find a piece by Sean Quinn at Five Thirty Eight that points out the seemingly obvious (but somehow often overlooked) fact that the presidential election cycle is largely a game. There are teams, there are players, there are official rules that can’t be broken (with punishment of ejection) but many others whose violation will cause, at worst, a minor foul. Quinn shows why Sarah Palin might be the player to watch out for: And then several years ago I had an epiphany about the hockey playoffs –nobody is coming to … Continue reading
I hate these days when I feel as though I don’t get anything done. Today was one of them. Juggling a small business and a blog can be a bit much sometimes and now I have added in the prospect of picking up and moving cross country. Well, my plate is full and my cup runneth over. I’ll have more here on my move soon. I’m still working things out… That said, here’s a few late night reads that I just breezed through and think readers should take a few minutes to check out: Blaming the media is an old Republican ploy, and voters shouldn’t fall for it. Hold Your Heads Up. A judge repeatedly told Palin and family not … Continue reading
It was okay for John McCain to reference Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan some months ago and say: “I think they put some lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig,” he said of her proposal. But suddenly when Barack Obama says something similar about John McCain, it’s first an assault on Sarah Palin and then on McCain. Really… We need grow up here and the McCain campaign needs to get they can’t pull this double standard B.S.. Barack Obama did not call Sarah Palin or John McCain a pig. Jake Tapper has it right: It seems to me we should have one rule. If Obama was calling Palin a pig, then McCain was calling Hillary Clinton one. If McCain wasn’t, … Continue reading
Hundreds have lost their lives and nearly a million people are without shelter, medical supplies, or food in the aftermath of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike (which is ravaging Cuba at this moment with a storm surge as high as a five story apartment building and winds up to 150 mph, according to Reuters.) But Condi Rice says the Bush administration sees “no wisdom” now in ending an economic embargo against Cuba — even temporarily — despite strong criticism that only prompt action by Cuba’s largest neighbor can truly save lives and provide needed disaster relief in the aftermath of hurricanes Gustav and Ike. There’s “No Wisdom” in helping a million of our neighbors and restoring our image in the world … Continue reading
Thank goodness for football season. I get to root for my favorite team and forget about politics for a few hours. Still working on that light political, high carbonated news diet, for this week. But, today’s Ten Post Round-Up is probably a little heavier on the political scale than I was hoping for…but news, is news, so I go with it. I’m currently uninspired to offer up a video for the day. I’ll try and do better, tomorrow.
Oh my… “Sarah Palin is trying to seduce independent voters. But she comes across like a whip-wielding mistress who wants to discipline a naughty America.” At a conscious level, the Republican duo are masquerading as reformers who will “clean up Washington.” But their unconscious appeal may be more important. By choosing Palin, McCain and the GOP have elbowed the Democrats off the dance floor. In a bizarre turnaround, the uptight Republicans are suddenly the party of sex, women, fun. They’re all about spontaneity, bucking convention, letting their freak flags fly. If it feels good, do it! Let Mr. Dignified, Obama, drone on about the economy or the resurgence of the Taliban or whatever boring downer of a subject he wants … Continue reading