After all the hoohah in 2000 about deciding the election THAT DAY, Republican dirty trick operators think they can still get away with the old two-election day dodge. This goes back to Jim Crow politics where black people were told that white people voted on Tuesday and blacks could vote on Wednesday, but it became more PC by dividing it between Republicans and Democrats instead of whites and blacks. But it shows you who they’re trying to catch, doesn’t it? Yup, it’s true–the fliers were circulated in my home state of Virginia: (AFP) ‘Dirty tricks’ escalate as US election nears. As the article states, “These practices commonly target minorities — who this year overwhelmingly support Barack Obama — and while most states prohibit making false statements regarding elections, the laws are difficult to enforce.” Who knows who actually circulated those fliers? you can be sure there’s no direct link to the RNC. Nor will anyone catch who printed up those press-apply “s” stickers to be applied over the b in Obama so that yard signs would read “Osama-Biden.” It’s all about voter suppression, specifically, voters for Obama. The cry of “Voter Fraud” is shouted from the rooftops–and Fox News–to cover up their own misdeeds. The Republican party has run one of the dirtiest, sleaziest campaigns in the last 60 years–and it might not stop there. See BlackboxVoting.org for what might happen as the votes are actually counted.
John McCain has been calling himself a maverick for I don’t know how long. Given the tightness of the Republican Party to act as one, disagreeing with them once in a while might constitute you as a maverick in their eyes. John thinks he bucked Bush over and over–yet as Barack Obama pointed out, over and over was only 10% of the time. McCain says HE stands for change. After all, how many times didn’t Obama vote with his party. But Obama isn’t promising to be a maverick–he promises change–and if McCain hasn’t noticed, McCain’s own party controlled Congress for 6 of the last 8 years. Although they’ve lost the House, they hold onto enough of the Senate to play spoiler for every Democratic sponsored bill, making THIS Congress have one of the worst “do nothing” ratings, not because they have tried to do anything, but because the Republicans have ensured that nothing will get done. Now as to the maverickness of Sarah Palin, I think she’s confused unbranded cattle with wild bulls seeing red at every corner. With wild abandon, Obama has become in her speeches: a terrorist, a Moslem, a hater of the United States, a Socialist…everything but beating his wife and skewering innocent babes when in his cups. Given the reactions of the mob she’s preaching to, those last would probably make them like him more. America just won’t be the same, said the attendees of one of her rallies to the Daily Show. Well, hell, haven’t they noticed how different it’s been since the usurpation of George Bush? How this last disaster in the economy is just the last straw on the bonfire of his policies? Maverick, as portrayed by James Garner (and his brother by Jack Kelly), never sought out trouble. He didn’t run wild, he sort of ambled, minding his own business when trouble would find HIM. Yes, he went his own way, but that way wasn’t as a pugnacious rule-breaking cadet, an unruly fighter pilot whose refusal to follow orders got himself shot down, not as a senator who votes no when it looks good, not as a demagogue stirring up a mob. No, a maverick lives by his own code and sticks with it when the going gets tough because it’s the only way he can live. And yes, I know the Mavericks didn’t cheat, but they cheated each OTHER all the time. It was only fair, they were brothers They are a stand-in here for the REAL Maverick family of Texas…you know, the descendants of THE Sam Maverick who didn’t brand cattle? They seem to be none too pleased about John McCain right now: Rob Kaiser column: Maverick cringes at political take on family name. Oh and we’ve been working so hard on trying to get this site “Google friendly” that Fred’n'Bert took the night off to actually get some sleep in the dark
Well, the debates are over. John McCain actually did a lot better in this one than he did in any of the others (even the Town Meeting Style one), but boy, what a nasty old man he is. He can lie much better with a straight face (Straight Face Express?) especially when he tried to link Obama to the Weathermen and then the Weathermen to ACORN. But he still didn’t do as well as Obama, who remained unflappable in the face of what would be considered slander if these weren’t public figures duking it out for the Presidency. I did like when McCain literally dropped his jaw when Obama told him he was completely wrong about the details of his health plan. I wish that Obama had thought to mention that most of the registration irregularities in ACORN’s lists were in fact flagged by ACORN as possibly fraudulent registrations, but there’s only so much you can get into a timed response. Irish bookmakers are already prepped to pay off on Obama (Wash Times) Bookies bank on Obama win: Pay out early”–but there’s still a lot of fraud at the polls the REPUBLICANS can« go back — keep looking »