Shorter John McCain:




“Well, he LOOKED like a rebel kidnapper! You damn kids get off my lawn!”

Published in: on May 30, 2013 at 11:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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Good on You, Jim Sensenbrenner!!

Yes, not something I expected to say either, but Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) deserves an “atta boy” for A) not only defending a Muslim-America; B) not only standing up to Michelle Bachmann (R-Arkham Asylum) but most importantly C) calling down a constituent for pushing bigotry and paranoia.  Lucky for Bachmann, though, bloated Tiffany’s-loving joke Newt Gingrich has got her back.  Ooooh, and I bet John McCain (who also called out Bachmann) is really shaking in his boots to hear that perennial asshole Louie Gohmert is pissed at him!

Now THAT’S the John McCain I Used to Admire!

Good to see him back to his old mavericky self.  Hope he sticks with it this time.

In a related story, Krugman has a typically brilliant piece on the politically correct cult of centrism that dominates the media.  A combination of moral relativism and journalistic laziness is destroying the environment for honest, sane political debate.

Published in: on July 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm  Comments (1)  
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Put Up or Shut Up

Okay, let’s be specific.  My prediction is probably on the safe side (just my well-known conservative tendencies) but I’ll say Obama takes all of Kerry’s states plus Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, and Virginia for a total of 338 electoral votes.  I’ll put his popular margin at 53%.  The link below will take you to the site where I got my polling data.

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UPDATE:  Just noticed a typo.  It should read “popular margin at +3%” not “53%” which would be a +6% margin.  That would be nice, but given how big Obama is likely to lose the deep red states, that seems unlikely.

Published in: on November 3, 2008 at 4:23 pm  Comments (5)  
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Adam Smith is a Socialist!

At least by John McCain’s definition.

The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. . . . The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. . . . It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
“The Wealth of Nations” (1776)

In other news, the Founding Fathers turn out to be effete European socialists, probably French.

Good On Them!

McCain supporters (including Muslims and one self-described conservative Christian) hoot down and chase off two loonies spreading insane bigoted anti-Muslim conspiracy theories about Obama.  McCain should be proud to have followers like this.  From American News Project.

UPDATE:  Yeah, apparently not.  Sigh.

Keeping it Classy

I take John McCain at his word that he condemns the stupid things random idiots say at his rallies, though it was rather lame of him to conflate complaining about that to an attack on veterans, military mothers and so forth as he did during the last debate.  On the other hand, when the Virginia GOP puts out a flyer with a picture of a scary brown manwho might or might not be Obama and label it “evil,” and California Republican women put out another that definately pictures Obama along with watermelon, fried chicken and food stamps, you have to wonder what kind of idiots the Republicans think we are.

UPDATE:  Fear not!  Texas Republicans won’t be out-yayhooed by anyone!

Debate Slackin’

Didn’t liveblog this one.  Sorry.  Think Progress did a good job, so I’ll just rip them off.  And what is the deal with McCain sticking out his tongue?

UPDATE:  The Great & Powerful Kos is reporting that Obama won the CBS debate instapoll.  I see that CNN is reporting the same thing, also that Obama’s favorables went up, while McCain’s went down.

Published in: on October 15, 2008 at 9:34 pm  Leave a Comment  
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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Are there Left-wing nuts out there saying ugly things about John McCain and Sarah Palin?  Yes, though it seems to be confined primarily to anonymous commenters on blogs for the most part.  Is that the same as the delusional insanity wafting around the tin-foil hat faction of the Right concerning Obama?  Oh hell no!  Krugman is the right that this is the same strain of hate virus as Clinton Derangement Syndrome back in 1990’s, only with the added stench of odious racism.  In fairness to John McCain, at least he (unlike his running mate) has the common decency to be appalled at this, if only because he’s starting to realize the political end is nigh and this isn’t how he wants to be remembered.  Assuming an Obama victory, I look for a return to militia nuts, and huge boosts to the careers of Right Wing Howler Monkeys cranking out increasingly insane conspiracy theories in print and on teh interwebs.

UPDATE:  A rundown of violent Right Wing fantasies, long before they had Obama to fear.

UPDATE 2:  Glenn Greenwald makes the same point in disassembling the moral equivalency argument of Michael Crowley at TNR.

Liveblogging the Next Debate

I’m a big fan of town-hall formats.  As I have said before, any candidate who cannot answer live unscripted questions from an unscreened audience doesn’t deserve to be elected dog-catcher.  Obviously, McCain enters this debate way behind the eight ball.  The conventional wisdom seems to be that he can’t go negative in such a format.  I think that remains to be seen.  As usual, I’m watching this on PBS since it is the least annoying, David Brooks notwithstanding.


Published in: on October 7, 2008 at 7:57 pm  Leave a Comment  
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