Around the dinner table a few nights ago we did a back and forth on the presidential candidates, and the economy was front and center. I reminded everyone the economy has always been the Democratic platform—whether things were good or bad you could count on that theme. We love to talk about Wall Street greed, but greed is a part of human nature, and especially when it comes to our personal economy. If that weren’t true, there’d be no rich people in Congress. Many liberals wail about corporate greed, but anyone with a 401k probably should cheer Wall Street on. Your personal fortune relies on Wall Street and more importantly, on all those small businesses and corporations that provide jobs. Unless you live in a socialist country where the government owns all the jobs. I searched for a few videos of past presidential campaigns just for fun and I think you'll enjoy what I found.
A 10 pt. lead is definitely impressive for Sen. Barack Obama, so the Oct. 12 results from the Washington Post/ABC News poll warranted a closer look. There are so many polls now and none of them seem to sample in the same manner. Quite a few reflect a higher percentage of Democrats than Republicans, and some don’t even provide explanations. I’ve answered maybe one poll in my entire life; I hate being tied up on the phone with something like that. So naturally I’m always curious when it comes to poll respondents. The lead is curious when compared to Zogby, which has Obama up over Sen. John McCain 48-44 percent, and Rasmussen, which has Obama up 50-45 percent. But the description of the poll is curious and there's also a big difference in Democrat and Republican counts.
"I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they are independent or whether they are Republican. I want you to argue with them and get in their face," he said. [Sen. Barack Obama, Las Vegas, 9-17-08]
Once again, racism rears its politically profitable head, with Georgia Democrat Rep. John Lewis accusing Sen. John McCain of ‘sowing seeds of hatred.’ Lewis was referring to anger expressed by some who spoke up at recent rallies.
Memo to David Axelrod: these people, like your own constituents, are angry at Washington. And let me assure you it has nothing to do with race. Let me add I also realize race is a valuable card for Democratic Party supporters. And let me make a case for who the real race-baiters are.
It’s that time of the election year again, and reportage sizzles like the video clip of Madonna doing her sexual gyrations just before she fell on her fanny. This month’s New York magazine has hatchet jobs on Sen. John McCain and an analysis of the mess Sen. Barack Obama will confront if he wins the presidency (after the two year reign of ineptitude displayed by a Democrat-led Congress). There are lurid tales about Palin and Obama in a popular tabloid, and the writers are not sympathetic.
Updated on Friday, October 10, 2008 at 8:49PM by Kay B. Day, Editor
The Keystone Cops in Alaska have issued their ruling; see followup below.
I’ve been dogging the Anchorage Daily News website today waiting for the so-called 'Troopergate' report from the Legislative Council headed by Obama supporters and including Republicans who might still be a bit miffed over Palin’s housecleaning when she took office. Palin fired a commissioner over budget differences. Last time I looked that was an executive privilege. The newspaper has a blog with live updates. At 2:15 p.m. Alaska time the blog said the report might be released within 4 hours. That would put it at 6:15 p.m. here on the East coast. So they’re obviously running behind. Is this just another act in the Circus that is Democratic politics?
If the economic news is blowing your mind, rest easy. We’re electing a new president and one candidate’s main focus is the economy. It’s the election, stupid.
If you didn’t catch Uri Dadush, director of the Economic Dept. of the World Bank this morning on CSPAN, go watch the video right now. Advance it to around 24 minutes and listen—Dadush said a best case scenario for the US economy is a “relatively mild slowdown.” Dadush also noted the stock market is a balance between “greed and fear.” Right now, courtesy of 24/7 news cycles and media’s love affair with a charismatic Democratic candidate, all you’re hearing about is fear. Dadush backed his statement up with facts.
I thought it was droll humor or a prank, but when I saw the video, I realized it was true. Louis Farrakhan, addressing the faithful, says when you hear Sen. Barack Obama, "When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking." I understand Obama fans admiring him, but this is quite over the top. If this were a Christian or Jewish assembly, there would be a faith scandal. I have no idea how long YouTube will leave this video up. Videos seem to be screened nowadays if anything offends a Democrat. World Net Daily has the story about Farrakhan addressing his Nation of Islam devotees and calling Obama 'The Messiah.'