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9/10/2008

Panic from the Left (Updated x2)

Filed under: 2008 Election,Media Bias — DRJ @ 12:30 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

Mike K noticed this Political Animal entry at the Washington Monthly summarizing the reactions of Josh Marshall, Andrew Sullivan, and Joe Klein to Obama’s lipstick statement [as well as his sex-ed policies and other topics].

Whether one considers Obama’s statement to be a gaffe, a misunderstood comment, or something else, I can’t fathom why liberals are this panicked over the fallout from recent events. I certainly hope Barack Obama is made of sterner stuff than his media and blogging supporters.

UPDATE 1: This panic is catching. ABC’s Jake Tapper has video of Tennessee Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen as he repeats on the House floor the text of a recent spam email:

“Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate a governor.”

UPDATE 2: ABC’s Jake Tapper wonders what’s gotten into the Democrats:

“Does Gov. Sarah Palin have the Democrats completely and utterly rattled?

What on earth is going on?

Politico’s Jonathan Martin reports that South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler told a Politico reporter today that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had chosen a running mate” whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”

— DRJ

74 Responses to “Panic from the Left (Updated x2)”

  1. FYI – “Randy” Andy Sully is back posting again today…

    fmfnavydoc (ba43d6)

  2. Yes, but in a much more low-key fashion, and the emphasis of his Palin bashing is on McCain’s shortcomings in making her the pick.

    What is hysterical is one of his first posts where he praises her decision to have Trig, and acknowledges what that says about her moral fiber and character.

    But they still haven’t shown him the medical records proving that Trig is her child and not her grandchild, so I’m having a hard time understanding why Andy has caved.

    Clearly the GOP Corp. titans that control the MSM, inclduing The Atlantic, have gotten to Sullivan and threatened to cut off his access to milky loads if he doesn’t dial it back a little.

    WLS (26b1e5)

  3. Matt Damon Talks!

    http://hotair.com/archives/2008/09/10/important-matt-damon-horrified-by-palin/#comments

    Well it is Matt Damon saying this, maybe Palin is not the best choice. Matt Damon was wicked smart in Good Will Hunting. Matt was also wicked smart in those Bourne movies but they put stem cells from Joe Biden’s brain or something in his head to make him that way. Anyway if Matt Damon says Palin is underqualified, who are we to question him? Matt Damon! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWTzyU5MFgM

    Joe (dcebbd)

  4. Josh Marshall is particularly mendacious. He claims John MCCain is running a race-baiting campaign yet provides no evidence. He claims McCain’s ad attacking Obama’s stance on education are race-baiting yet provides no explanations. I guess in the community based reality, Josh’s word is enough.

    It would be nice to see evidence though. Obama hasn’t said it’s there.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  5. Josh Marshall is a lightweight. Hugh Hewitt regularly destroyed him so much so that Marshall won’t go on Hewitt’s show anymore.

    The left aren’t barely up to the level of immature, spoiled 5 year olds in their ability to debate and reason. They prove it regularly. Just look at JAR, Phil, Levi, BruceM, etc.

    PCD (1df2b5)

  6. I’ve updated the post to add comments on another topic from Rep. Steve Cohen.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  7. Panic

    T-shirts are on the way.

    JAR (08f6d2)

  8. Panic is a good description of the left today. But come on, I love Palin just as much as any Republican but it’s just not that big of a deal. If she plays this right she’ll not directly address it, just completely ignore it and stick to the issues. That way it will stay alive with everyone waiting for her to hit back, but she never does. She wins, Obama loses. Happy Day!

    J. Raymond Wright (d83ab3)

  9. #3 Joe-
    I can respect that because Matt Damon is a great actor and if I find that there’s a consensus between Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and the rest of those patriotic thespians in the Ocean flicks as to who should be POTUS, I’d have to recognize that logic.

    We are all citizens of the world and should strive to heal our planet. The UN cares about humanity and not just raping little girls or stealing money. The BBC did a poll of people from 22 countries that shows that the WORLD prefers Obama over McCain by a four to one margin. That should wake up Americans who care about European respect. I renounce myself for bashing Obama and his minions. I think I’m beginning to get a tingle down my leg too, like Matthews did. Praise the Messiah…Hope…Change…fresh fruit…pigs dipped in lipstick……Michelle’s junk in da trunk…

    madmax333 (0c6cfc)

  10. MadMax, all the UN does is rape little girls and flush money down the hole of despot leaders.
    Eurabia does not matter, what matters is American Freedom. Americans are speaking, but the liberals are to stupid to listen. Flyover country will will this election.

    stephana (ce7ff2)

  11. That’s a funny link, JAR.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  12. Are you sure this is about the lipstick ad? I think it is a response to the education ad, based on the comments.

    rhodeymark (e86321)

  13. Palin is no Pontius Pilate, but she may crucify Obama just the same!

    dchamil (44dca7)

  14. rhodeymark,

    I agree. The update isn’t about the lipstick ad. It just reminded me of panicked people.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  15. And Obama is Nero, fiddling while Rome is burning.

    Dmac (e639cc)

  16. The disciples were biased journalists who fawned over the community organizer.

    j curtis (c84b9e)

  17. Remember – Pontius Pilate chose not to make a decision. He let the crowd do it, and instead was the one who voted “present.”

    Palimpsest (882a68)

  18. video of Tennessee Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen as he repeats on the House floor the text of a recent spam email:

    “Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate a governor.”

    Is it allowed to point out that Steve Cohen, Tennessee’s first Jewish Congressman, does not himself believe in either Jesus or Pontius Pilate?

    nk (21731d)

  19. In the case of Frothing Josh it is clearly in part about the commercial on education. I would love to see Obama bring back Jocelyn Elders if he wins the election. She’s now 85, but she was one of the high points of the Clinton administration. I only wish he had kept her longer than 18 months.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  20. Is it further allowed to point out that Cohens were the ones that falsely accused Jesus of plotting against Rome, arrested him, prosecuted him in front of Herod and Pilate, and incited the mob to call for his death (and the release of Barabbas instead of him)?

    nk (21731d)

  21. daleyrocks,

    She did really add an air of je’ne se WTF to DC while she was bookending Janet Reno in that Clinton circus. They just don’t make many like those two. (makes note on thanksgiving prayer list)

    Rick Ballard (14757e)

  22. None of the links touch on the lipstick issue at all. They all deal with McCain’s new ad claiming BO wants to teach detailed sex ed to pre-readers.

    bobby b (361921)

  23. Selected wisdom of Jocelyn Elders:

    “How do you get rid of the trash? It’s out there in society, it’s going on every day…You can educate children an awful lot easier than you can get rid of the trash.”

    “We must stop this love affair with the fetus.”

    “The number of Down’s Syndrome infants in Washington state in 1976 was 64% lower than it would have been without legal abortion.”

    “We know that more than 70 to 80% of women masturbate, and 90% of men masturbate, and the rest lie.”

    “We’ve tried ignorance for a thousand years. It’s time to try education.”

    “I’m against Abstinence programs, because I really consider Abstinence Only to be child abuse.”

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  24. Bobby B,

    You’re right that the Marshall and Klein links focus on the sex-ed ad and I’ll update that in the post, but the Sullivan link doesn’t. What they have in common is a sound of panic.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  25. While I agree wholeheartedly with the Elder sentiments, no way in hell do you lump in Reno’s craptacular tenure in the same sentence. That woman was a international embarassment, her time in office was truly representative of much of what went on in that administration.

    Dmac (e639cc)

  26. Dmac,

    Bookends indicates the existence of a potential space between, no? Think of how long the shelf must be to contain all the depravity suggested by a continuum running from Elders to Reno. Make sure you leave room for Hazel O’Leary inviting the Chicoms to Los Alamos.

    DRJ,

    An analysis of the basis for panic within the Obama campaign wouldn’t be complete without comment on the fact that the only true electoral contest in which Obama had previously been involved was marked by him being overwhelmingly rejected as inauthentic by voters on Chicago’s South Side. Bobby Rush beat him like a kettle drum and the final tally of 61-30 is a reasonable indication of the political ineptitude that Obama is capable of displaying when things get tough. I’m not sure he’s at panic yet but I know that he’ll get there. IMO, he’s a born quitter who has never needed to overcome any major obstacles.

    Rick Ballard (14757e)

  27. “Panic from the Left”

    You know what’s pretty ironic. Myself and my leftist group of friends and family have all got plenty of money.

    While the right wing confederate flag, Jesus freaks, gay hating, wingers around here drive junk and can’t afford to fill up their gas tanks.

    Panic is not even in the equation. We’ll all be just fine. We’re just trying to do what’s best for our country.

    Meanwhile the knuckledraggers voting against their own best interest more than likely won’t be fine. I see it. Losing homes. Losing jobs.

    And yet the Gopers continue to support the guys who who are putting them in the poor house.

    A real irony. Huh?

    jharp (a28e4a)

  28. “Myself and my leftist group of friends and family”

    jharp – I don’t consider your wife and parents to be a representative sample and based on your comments here you live a very sheltered life.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  29. Pretty funny non-panic mode, jharp. Say, did you know that TrueBlue California has the most people unemployed, the highest per capita state budget deficit and the highest number of mortgage defaults in the whole United States? Michigan ranks right up there too, if they had more people, they could be just as broke (and even more Blue) than California. Michigan ranks #1 percentage wise wrt unemployment while California is only 5th (tied with Blue Illinois – where Obama did his part).

    Rick Ballard (14757e)

  30. harp, here I’ve been responding to you as if you were a sentient being. What was that last post about ?

    I know Obama has plenty of money but I suspect that most of his voters don’t. You can afford to dabble in Marxism because you aren’t a minimum wage worker who will lose his job when the new minimum wage rise kicks in or the new illegal alien bill (like yesterday) kicks in.

    I read these left wing blogs and left winger op-ed pieces like Rosa Parks in the LA Times today, who hits bottom and keeps digging in the cess pool. That looks like panic to me. I know Rosa Parks won’t lose her job, until the Times folds up anyway, but that may be a while.

    In the meantime, people like your hero will spend the country into bankruptcy (Bush didn’t do so good there, I know) and put economy into a real recession. Then he’ll go to work on the entrepreneurial class. Then he’ll figure out a way to get Iran to attack Israel, probably by playing a weakling as he knows so well how to do.

    Then we will see the end of the Petroleum Age, as Tony Cordesman has predicted. By then, we’ll be back to horses and walking and you will be happy.

    Right ?

    Mike K (6d4fc3)

  31. I’ve added Update 2 regarding a comment from South Carolina’s Democratic chairwoman.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  32. harp, here I’ve been responding to you as if you were a sentient being. What was that last post about ?

    I try to tell it as I see it. That’s all.

    “You can afford to dabble in Marxism”

    Now what is that about? No one is dabbling in Maxism. The GOP and facism? Maybe. But please let’s keep it honest.

    “will spend the country into bankruptcy (Bush didn’t do so good there, I know)”

    And McCain voted with him 90% of the time and holds an identical position of every issue. (If not please clarify)

    “probably by playing a weakling as he knows so well how to do.”

    George Bush has done more to weaken our military and our economy that beyond our enemies wildest expectations.

    jharp (a28e4a)

  33. “jharp – I don’t consider your wife and parents to be a representative sample jharp – I don’t consider your wife and parents to be a representative sample and based on your comments here you live a very sheltered life.
    First I wasn’t referring only to my wife and parents. Please reread.

    I am referring to my circle of family and friends that would include about 50 midwestern, florida, and california families.

    And I’m aware it is not a representative sample.

    We are all doing more than fine.

    “based on your comments here you live a very sheltered life.”

    Wrong. I’ve traveled all over the U.S. and all over the world and continue to do so to this day.

    My business is international trade and deal with folks of means all over the word.

    And they were dumbfounded when we re elected George Bush and are equally dumbfounded that the current election is even close.

    And by the way, the weak dollar is killing us. Utterly killing us. Oil prices?

    jharp (a28e4a)

  34. Is there anything that jharpy is not an expert in?

    JD (5f0e11)

  35. And McCain voted with him 90% of the time and holds an identical position of every issue. (If not please clarify)
    — Here’s your clarification: Obama voted with Bush 40% of the time. What does that do to your theory?

    Icy Truth (6273ad)

  36. JD –

    Is there anything that jharpy is not an expert in?

    — Just ask him; he’ll tell you. Or better yet, ask his wife . . . uh, Morgan Fairchild. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

    Icy Truth (6273ad)

  37. “We are all doing more than fine.”

    And here I thought you’d just spent the last two day’s worth of posts tearing the entire economy down, and stating that everyone is going to hell in a handbasket – all because of that evil Bushie. Can you contradict yourself more than is humanly possible?

    Is there anything that jharpy is not an expert in?

    Apparently he’s a master of all trades – I’d like someone here to add up all of the professional claims of expertise that harpy has claimed over the past few months. That would be interesting.

    Dmac (e639cc)

  38. Pigs Fly

    And T-shirts are here

    Jar@my home computer) (6b0755)

  39. Certainly Adolf Hitler was a Community Organizer, and quite effective too. Like Obama he too had plans to rise from that humble beginning.

    Enad Witherspoon (bfacbc)

  40. I find it vastly entertaining that he has a national sample of 50 n friends and family who are all doing just fine but the US economy is terrible.

    You just don’t find that kind of dumb every day. Unless you’re in deep Blue territory, of course.

    Rick Ballard (14757e)

  41. My business is international trade and deal with folks of means all over the word.

    By “international trade” you mean designing Made-in-China novelty crap, right jharp?

    Shad (570754)

  42. Well yesterday jharp was all about proving his ignorance about how the stock market, executive compensation and stock options worked. When he’s ignorant about something, which is a lot, he just assumes it is illegal, bad or nefarious. He doesn’t try to figure it out. Condemnation is the solution, not comprehension.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  43. Shad – I thought he meant dope smuggling.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  44. You just can’t make this sort of thing up:


    My business is international trade and deal with folks of means all over the word.

    Which word would that be? Apart from syntax, I mean?

    The faux-bravado and sneering style don’t really match with the life stories that have been shared.

    Perhaps jharp is what he says he is. Perhaps not. But a list of the brags would be illustrative.

    The John Lovitz impression above by Icy Truth seems pretty close to the mark. Mad props, Icy.

    Eric Blair (2708f4)

  45. My business is international trade and deal with folks of means all over the word.

    By “international trade” you mean designing Made-in-China novelty crap, right jharp?

    Comment by Shad — 9/10/2008 @ 4:50 pm

    Yes, among other things that is exactly what I mean.

    jharp (a28e4a)

  46. “Obama voted with Bush 40% of the time. What does that do to your theory?”

    Makes McCain more than twice as bad.

    jharp (a28e4a)

  47. Thanks, Eric! This is me after reading one of Harpo’s posts: `(•.°)~

    Icy Truth (94cc06)

  48. Well, the neurological effects of all the lead in those Chinese products does explain a few things.

    Eric Blair (2708f4)

  49. Some trolls I enjoy. jharpy, not so much. I do enjoy the idea of cancelling out his vote here in Indiana.

    JD (5f0e11)

  50. Now that got me to choke on my coffee again with laughter, Icy. You are cruel, cruel, humorist!

    Eric Blair (2708f4)

  51. Dmac,

    You stupid stupid man. Try to focus on the subject and not focus on the insults.

    In case you missed it I thought i was pretty clear that 50 did not make a representitive sample.

    And here I thought you’d just spent the last two day’s worth of posts tearing the entire economy down, and stating that everyone is going to hell in a handbasket – all because of that evil Bushie”

    And yes the economy sucks, bad.

    Don’t know if you keep up but the two biggest guarantors of home mortgages, FRE and FNM, just were taken over by the federal government due to insolvency issues.

    But no need to worry. They only hold 13.5 Trillion in home mortgages. No big deal.

    And Washington Mutual (biggest savings and loan in country) has lost 95% of shareholder wealth.

    Again no big deal. It’s only peoples retiremnt savings.

    And Lehman Brothers. Another tiny company on the verge of another taxpayer bailout.

    Yeas, things are going swimmingly.

    jharp (a28e4a)

  52. JD, isn’t Indiana one of those reliably Republican states?

    Eric Blair (2708f4)

  53. All that money. All that acumen.

    But no access to spellcheck.

    Eric Blair (2708f4)

  54. Comment by Shad — 9/10/2008 @ 4:50 pm

    And, by the way, I’m flattered you took the time to do a search on me.

    What’s that all about?

    jharp (a28e4a)

  55. And of course the fact that Obama votes with the Democrats 95% of the time means that Democrats-in-general vote with Bush at least 35% of the time and McCain votes with Obama 30% of the time and with the Democrats 25% of the time and . . . . . . . . . . .

    Are you catching a clue yet that the statistic shows a trend and not an absolute fact? Can you grasp the concept that sometimes McCain begrudgingly votes for a bill, or that sometimes Bush begrudgingly signs a bill into law, and that such circumstances don’t necessarily happen at the same time?

    Icy Truth (94cc06)

  56. “Can you grasp the concept that sometimes McCain begrudgingly votes”

    Yes, Icy, I’m an educated man.

    Do you mean like the democrats that voted for the war?

    So what Bush policies did McCain oppose and which ones does he oppose today.

    jharp (a28e4a)

  57. “You stupid stupid man…”

    I hate to break this to you, but people who’ve claimed that they’ve “traveled all over the world,” and are also an “international businessman” possess a better vocabulary than the one you display here on a daily basis.

    Are you also going to tell us that you’re an “international man of mystery” in your next post? Are you the person that the current Dos XX Beer commercials are based on?

    “Stay Hungry, my friends.”

    Dmac (e639cc)

  58. And, by the way, I’m flattered you took the time to do a search on me. What’s that all about?

    We’d like to know a little bit about your for our files
    We’d like to help you learn to help yourself.
    Look around you all you see are sympathetic eyes,
    Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home.

    — Or, if you prefer, from Tom & Jerry to The Glimmer Twins:

    Fingerprint file, you get me down
    You keep me running
    Know my way around. Yes, you do, child
    Fingerprint file, you bring me down
    Keep me running
    You keep me on the ground
    Know my moves
    Way ahead of time
    Listening to me
    On your satellite
    Feeling followed
    Feeling tagged
    Crossing water
    Trying to wipe my tracks
    And there’s some little jerk in the FBI
    A keepin’ papers on me six feet high
    It gets me down, it gets me down, it gets me down
    You better watch out
    On your telephone
    Wrong number
    They know you ain’t home
    And there’s some little jerk in the FBI
    A keepin’ papers on me six feet high
    It gets me down, it gets me down, it gets me down
    Who’s the man on the corner; that corner over there
    I don’t know. Well, you better lay low. Watch out
    Keep on the look out
    Electric eyes
    Rats on the sell out
    Who gonna testify
    You know my habits
    Way a head of time
    Listening to me
    On your satellite
    And there’s some little jerk in the FBI
    A keepin’ papers on me six feet high
    It gets me down, it gets me down, it gets me down
    It gets me down
    Hello, baby, mm-hmm
    Ah, yeah, you know we ain’t, we ain’t talkin’ alone
    Who’s listening? Well I don’t really know
    But you better tell the SIS to keep out of sight
    ‘Cause I know they takin’ pictures on the ultraviolet light
    Yes, uh huh, yeah, but these days it’s all secrecy; no privacy
    Shoot first, that’ s right… you know
    Bye bye.
    Right now somebody is listening to…… you
    Keeping their eyes peeled…… on you
    Mmm, mmm, what a price, what a price to pay
    All right. Good night, sleep tight

    Icy Truth (202292)

  59. Dmac,

    “I hate to break this to you, but people who’ve claimed that they’ve “traveled all over the world,” and are also an “international businessman” possess a better vocabulary than the one you display here on a daily basis”

    Seriously. What in the hell are you talking about?

    You profess to know my business because of the vocabulary I use. Don’t let me get to you.

    And take a rest, my friend. I’m only here to debate politics.

    jharp (a28e4a)

  60. Interestingly, I recently ran across this article bemoaning people as ignorant as jharp opining on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

    SPQR (26be8b)

  61. “Don’t let me get to you.”

    No worries, harpy – I look upon you these days much like a high school student in chemistry does when his lab experiment goes awry.

    Dmac (e639cc)

  62. Panic? Never. I feel pity for McCain. He has made a serious and costly gamble with his campaign. He has allowed an unknown like Palin to hijack his campaign. Now she is the energy that runs his election. It can be risky. Very risky. You can tell where the panic really is by how fast they want to accuse Obama of sexism over anything he says. More and more Sarah Palin is telling a lot of lies. I mean she can look straight into the crowd and just lie. Yeah, people are excited but they are not stupid. Soon, they will begin to ask themselves, “why is she lying?” And like a pack of cards, John McCain’s entire campaign will crash. It is dangerous to focus your campaign on the personality of a candidate. While it has its advantages, it can have serious consequencies, should the said candidate be found a phony.

    love2008 (0c8c2c)

  63. Eric Blair – Normally,yes. However, Baracky is advertising like crazy, and some think it could be in play.

    JD (5f0e11)

  64. I read TalkLeft as well as Patterico.

    No search required to notice someone commenting as “jharp” on TalkLeft brags about how they’re a designer of knock-off Elton John glasses is also commenting as “jharp” on Patterico but claiming to be some sort of international business tycoon.

    (Don’t worry, Obama does that too, saying one thing to try to impress Republicans and letting his true colors show when he’s ensconced in a Democrat enclave.)

    shad (570754)

  65. (Don’t worry, Obama does that too, saying one thing to try to impress Republicans and letting his true colors show when he’s ensconced in a Democrat enclave.)

    That’s a slam dunk. Maybe even a three-pointer.

    DRJ (7568a2)

  66. Shad, I’m glad you did the digging. I’m sad that you can never get that time back.

    I’m still betting on the fellow’s identity as a 23 year old slacker at Starbucks, myself.

    Or more accurately, something that metaphorically lives under a bridge.

    Eric Blair (2708f4)

  67. “I read TalkLeft as well as Patterico.”

    That’s good. Hopefully some of it sinks in.

    “claiming to be some sort of international business tycoon.”

    Please let me know where you came up with this.

    Seems to be a little jealousy coming from you. I’ve actually traveled to many parts of the world and some jackass asked me if I got out much and I answered.

    jharp (a28e4a)

  68. “No search required to notice someone commenting as “jharp” on TalkLeft brags about how they’re a designer of knock-off Elton John glasses is also commenting as “jharp” on Patterico but claiming to be some sort of international business tycoon.”

    Was thinking about your smartass remark and had to come back.

    I’m flattered that you were so impressed with my idea that you remembered my name.

    Or you are a liar.

    Anyways, I sold a lot of the glasses and they sold well. And I made a lot of money on it.

    Maybe it’s time to bring them back.

    Thanks.

    jharp (a28e4a)

  69. Palin is the “pig”, McCain the “dead fish”. Any questions?

    J. Peden (3edf19)

  70. Palin is the “pig”, McCain the “dead fish”. Any questions?

    Only one, JP: how many women wear lipstick?

    J. Peden (3edf19)

  71. “It is dangerous to focus your campaign on the personality of a candidate. While it has its advantages, it can have serious consequencies, should the said candidate be found a phony.”

    Lovey – Truer words were never said. I think this is a big reason the Obama campaign essentially peaked in February. The Republican assault has finally broken through the media ring of protection and gotten people to focus on the actual candidate and exposed him for the empty suit unqualified poseur that he is.

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  72. The democrats are very concerned about what John McCain has done to them in the polls. He is playing them like a stringed instrument.

    Fighter pilots like John McCain are familiar with Colonel John Boyd’s OODA loop. Boyd was an F86 Saber jet pilot who invented energy maneuverability charts and devised a method of air-to-air combat. OODA also applies to business and politics. OODA stands for “observe, orient, decide, act”. The objective is to achieve a tighter loop than your opponent. Col Boyd picked up the nickname “40 second” Boyd by betting pilots that he could put them 1000’ behind him and within 40 seconds, he would be in firing position on their tail. The bet was $20 and he never lost.

    McCain’s campaign has a very tight OODA loop. Every move he makes, he anticipates and prepares to counter Obama’s reaction. It’s fundamental air combat.

    McCain observed Obama’s Leviathan campaign and his Denver Coronation and oriented his campaign to gain an advantage over Obama’s poor decision on VP. He decided to smother Obama’s bounce with Sarah Palin the announcement. Less than a day after Obama stepped off his phony Greek temple, Sarah Palin blew Obama’s campaign away. Obama had shown the voters that on his first major decision – Biden – he had been looking backwards while McCain looked to the future. Having a campaign staff of 2,400 is not an advantage; it’s a burden.

    The republican convention took Obama on as the democrat primaries and caucuses did not. Obama laughed at Palin’s résumé – small town mayor, governor – until she explained it to him. She criticized his community organizer and his “cling to guns and religion” in a way that undermined his qualifications and questioned his honesty.

    McCain’s choice of Palin was masterful politics. Conservatives were leary of Maverick until Sarah Barracuda showed up. The social conservatives gave the ticket their support. Money is flowing into the RNC. McCain-Palin are leading in demographics that are essential to the democrats – white women and independents.

    Obama, his supporters and the media piled on Palin are the public pushed back. McCain’s bounce increased. Within hours of Obama’s lipstick crack, McCain had an ad on TV. When Obama sent lawyers to Alaska to smear Palin as he had done to previous opponents, McCain had the 30 wolves video.

    The major reason the Leftists are in a panic is that their brilliant, Ivy League candidate with his massive war chest and fauning media does not know what to do about relating to the vast majority of Americans.

    arch (b22bff)

  73. Harp’s comments ring hollow, considering his fellow lefties’ rabid, sexist attacks on Palin. Of course, that MO is par for the course for the left. They can’t stand to see one of their target groups succeed away from the Democratic plantation. Powell got hit with racism from the Left, as did Rice (plus the sexism, as well), and now Palin. Hypocricy in action.

    The lame comparison of Obama to Jesus and of Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to Pilate (oops, guess they meant Palin, but then consistency never was their strong suit >:-) ) simply reeks of fear and desperation.

    Bookman (98a6f0)

  74. arch- McBrilliant!

    griswold3 (4f623d)


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