An Illustrated Guide to Mendacity and Folly in the Imperium Americanum

Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, Could Obamarama be a real Politician?


OK so Obama collects a quarter billion dollars in contributions from millions of people who sent the money in 10s and 20s–i.e., 90% of his contributions were well under $100. He’s way over the $85M FEC collecting limit if he wants the governmental campaign financing. Everyone’s running around going–ah-hah, he’s a hypocrite, since he said he’d limit himself. What’s he going to do with the money if he DOES go with government campaign financing? Is he supposed to a) give it to the Democratic Committee, b) stick it in his pocket, or c) give it back? I’ll remind y’all that after Super Tuesday, McCain sent a letter to the FEC stating his intention not to rely on government campaign financing–but this request is in limbo since the FEC is short 4 commissioners. McCain Blows by Public Spending Cap and Holding McCain Accountable For Campaign Finance Violations
If I remember Obama correctly, he basically said that he hoped that McCain and he would both agree to the fed campaign limitations. Is it hypocrisy to make the choice that is your only real option? His supporters didn’t give the money to the Democratic Party–they gave it to the Obama campaign. Sticking it in his pocket is a no-go from the get-go. Giving it back? Hell, that would use UP more money than he could return! What’s he supposed to use, PayPal?

So why all the hubbub, bub? Could it be that now that Hill has stopped putting her foot in her mouth, the media needs a new controversy? Besides Cindy McCain’s cookie recipe? And perhaps that the right-wing wants to paint Obama errrr black? And McCain white (actually kind of a pale rosacea). Hmmmm, could those be the reasons behind Campaign Finance-gate? Enquiring minds want to know 😉

My God, It Almost Makes McCain Look Like He Isn’t Dead Yet


Well, we’re slowly getting started over here and there’s a few glitches to be worked out yet from the old archives (like the comments from 2003 below), but we’re on our way. Even though our beloved First Nitwit is in his last 10 months, there’s a helluvalotta damage he can do, despite how much everyone wants us to ignore him and focus on the coming election. In the meantime, we have the scandal that ISN’T a scandal…if anything, this is something that makes John McCain seem interesting instead of looking like the dull old man he really is. I mean really, at least it wasn’t an underage page BOY. I rarely quote from advertising, but this particular one includes links to several important blog posts on this topic, so I’ll let Brave New Films get a plug:

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Seriously, this story has actually been around for ages…just why DID the Times hold it back until McCain practically had the GOP nomination sewn up?

Yet Another Costumed Villain!


(AP) Bush, ‘The Decider,’ Vows More Changes

Just to explain it, you’ve all seen the Magic Eightball, haven’t you? I’m sure Bush thinks more of himself as a super hero like the Daily Show did, but I think he is more the supervillain type 🙂 I was looking for the references to this when I came across an interesting discussion on Firedoglake…The ‘Decider’ By Taylor Marsh

Close to the bottom of the comment, GrahamG reminds us TO DECIDE OR NOT TO DECIDE…THAT IS THE DECISION

Snips from a transcript of Bob Schieffer’s pre-State of the Union interview with President Bush.
SCHIEFFER: …can you give the American people, Mr. President, some sort of a time frame, for example, where do you think we’re going to be three months from now there, and what will troop levels be, say, come the fall?
PRESIDENT BUSH: You see, I–I can understand you wanting to ask that question and the American people, some wanting to–want me to give the answer to that. I can’t give the answer to that because I’m not the–the decider. What I can assure the American people of is that we’ve got a strategy to victory. We got a plan to see that the Iraqis take the fight. More and more Iraqis are taking the fight, and I’m going to listen to our commanders. [Emphasis Mine}

You can find this interview at CBS NEWS