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Corbett of WILK Scranton: McCain and Obama are Neck and Neck in PA

Steve Corbett, WILK

Steve Corbett, WILK

Despite what the Obamamedia wants us to believe, this election is going to be close.  According to today’s Gallup Daily Tracking Poll McCain has closed to within 2 points of Obama among likely voters (traditional model).  Rassmussen has McCain within 5 points.

Right now I’m listening to Corbett on WILK FM in Scranton, PA, right smack dab in the middle of Hillary Clinton territory.  Corbett says that anyone who thinks Obama is leading in PA by 10 points is delusional.  Both candidates are in PA right now, but Barack and Michelle are staying out of the Scranton area–I wonder why?  Maybe those Hillary-billies are just too bitter and clingy for them to deal with?

As evidence that PA is really close, Corbett cites the bus trip that Ed Rendell has kicked off a bus tour to travel all over the state stumping for the Democratic ticket. Ed knows that the race in PA is tight. In addition, Bob Casey is doing a diner tour to convince Pennsylvanians to go out to the polls for Barack.

I wonder if the diner tour will bring voters’ back to those primary days when Barack just wanted to eat his waffles instead of talking to the press?

Corbett will be interviewing Sarah Palin at around 4:30 this afternoon, so if you have some time available, join me in listening to Corbett. You can stream the show here.

Fight back against the haka! Puma Up!

282 Responses

  1. Now that is something we definitely do well here: fight back against the haka!

    Thanks for the news, bb.

  2. Believe me if Obama was up by 10 in PA, Obama would be somewhere else.

  3. bb…I posted this morning on my blog about this. the media has been trying to push the meme that McCain is desperate and that’s why he is in PA. they are saying he must win it. that’s crazy, no repub has won pa since reagan, and the only reason McCain would be there is if he thinks it is close. he doesn’t need pa to win, but if he wins it the odds are he wins the whole thing. I read somewhere that kerry only won 12 counties in PA, mostly areas around the metros philly and pittsburgh. I don’t think that Obama is doing nearly as well in pittsburgh (kerry’s ketchup connection is from there I believe.) If Mac wins PA, that would be just as historic as O winning NC or VA, and he probably has a better chance.

  4. that waffle looks yummmmmmy

  5. MSM has everything so screwed up, voters don’t know which way is up. 🙄

  6. Gary,

    You’re so right. There is no way McCain and Palin would both be in PA right now if Obama were really way ahead. Don’t forget Obama was supposedly ahead in the primary too, and Hillary won PA by 10 points. According to Corbett, even Howard Dean is in PA today! The Dems are worried.

  7. that waffle does look yummy….

  8. The tax debates on earlier threads today drove me crazy. The Bush tax cuts will almost certainly expire no matter who gets elected. It’s almost inconceivable that they’ll be renewed, so it’s a moot point.

    Don’t get me wrong; I’m not for tax increases, and particularly for the Marxist death tax, but there will be a tax hike even if Obama loses, which I hope he will.

  9. bostonboomer, I think you can also surmise that they must be pretty confident about the southern states. the same article I wrote about made it sound like Obama is campaigning in the red states while mccain is trying a desperate act to take pa. I think it is the other way around, mac is trying to take pa and is secure about the southern states, and Obama is increasingly desperate to win NC and VA because there is no ther way he can win.

  10. Remember when Patrick Murphy said Obama would win PA? How much did he lose by again?

    Oh yeah, 10.

    Wait 9.7 for Obots, remember when they fussed over that?

  11. in fact the AP article I quoted flat out says that McCain needs to win PA period, otherwise he loses. that’s just a load of crap. the whole article is pure propaganda and haka all in one.

  12. BPD, on October 28th, 2008 at 4:10 pm Said:
    that waffle looks yummmmmmy

    garychapelhill, on October 28th, 2008 at 4:14 pm Said:
    that waffle does look yummy….


    I *third* that! (yummers) 🙂

  13. cnn just put out this report “Teen shot over vandalized McCain sign, police say” the teen was shot in the arm, by a 50 yr old man. “Bishop said the teenagers probably will not be charged — and are unlikely to damage campaign signs again, as the incident scared them.”

  14. Yes, bostonboomer, I think the memory of BO eating waffles, bowling in his dress pants, and calling out gun owners is quite recent and fresh. If it turned off so many democrats, can you imagine how it is galvanizing republicans and independents? I thought Ironman’s point on the other thread was significant- there is no early voting in PA. Less chance for BO rallies to corral all his suppporters into coercive tactics at his rallies. More time for reflection.

  15. Yeah, Mawm, I do remember when they fussed about it being 9.7 and NOT 10. Big effin’ deal.

  16. Oh, I just saw the waffle picture you guys are talking about. Have to admit that is one yummy looking waffle.

  17. I don’t like waffles.

  18. It’s all the twisted political perspective of rationalization. Remember how Bush’s squeaker wins became “mandates” in his and his supporters’ view?

    Any tiny transcient lead is inevitable unbeatable victory to these Obama folks.

    Same pathology….

  19. TheRealKim, on October 28th, 2008 at 4:23 pm Said:
    I don’t like waffles.


    Buttermilk pancakes perhaps?

  20. Nope, bacon, eggs, I am not a whole foods kinda girl. Give me some cholesterol and caffeine to start off the day.

  21. I love homemade waffles with syrup and butter and all sorts of berries and whipped cream (the real kind, not the cool whip that kills the grass when you accidently drop it on the ground). But I like buttermilk pancakes, too.

  22. Mawn: “Wait 9.7 for Obots, remember when they fussed over that?”

    OMG. Yes I do remember that!

  23. as if on cue, cnn joins the haka

    According to a statistical average of several recent Pennsylvania polls, Barack Obama holds a 10 point advantage over the Arizona senator, 52-42 percent. That’s the same lead Obama held over McCain in a poll of polls of the state last week.

    With traditional red states such as Virginia and Colorado looking increasingly out of reach for McCain, aides to the Arizona senator have all but said Pennsylvania’s 21 electoral votes are a must-win to keep Republican hopes of a White House win alive.

    this is nonsense. if McCain is “increasingly behind” in traditional red states like CO and VA, and he’s 10 pts behind in PA, why would he try to take PA instead of trying to retain CO and VA which would be easier? Especially given the fact that CO and VA have a higher combined total of EV’s (22) than PA does (21). this is utter hogwash.

  24. Speaking of Ed Rendell, whatever happened to H.O.U.N.D?

    Seems to me that dog wouldn’t hunt

  25. Kim,

    I’m pretty sure the Hillary-billies will be eating bacon and eggs and home fries, not Belgian waffles.

  26. I don’t believe what they say about Virginia.

    Jim Webb won by a narrow margin in 2006 because George Allen stepped in macaca and Webb is a conservative ex-marine ex-Reaganite.

  27. myiq: Leave Eddy alone! He is all the “hound” I need.

  28. Corbett finally endorsed McCain/Palin today. Palin should be calling in soon. I heard her giving a speech in Harrisburg earlier. She is good.

  29. I don’t believe anyting period. plus alexander mooney, who wrote that account might as well work for the O campaign.

  30. I don’t want any sweet pastries for breakfast. I can do bagels or croissants and fresh fruit, but please no whipped cream in the morning.

  31. BB, we eat grits down here

  32. new polls out this afternoon (stocks up 800 pts!) McPalin up, not by much but up, in FL, VA, OH, and PA.
    I posted earlier that 8,000 people came to her Fredericksburg rally on Monday and the weather was anything but nice. We have a group going out this weekend to canvas roads with McCain signs. Hang in there gang…

  33. Yes we do Mawm and cheese grits are fabulous.

  34. Sarah is on with Corbett.

  35. Sarah on now with Corbett.

  36. bb: They finally got Diane Wilkerson. About time. She has had corruption issues in the past and they kept voting her in. Stupid. Our own version of Marion Berry.

  37. I can only guess that ObamaNation has been up to their usual dirty tricks in VA and that’s why they think they will take it. The NAACP has already sued Tim Kaine over election readiness, as if they have a crystal ball and know what’s going to happen next week. IMO, they’re getting ready to have a hissy fit if/when VA goes red.

  38. Well, I may have to log out early. I just got chewed out by a resident manager for having a dog in my apartment. Problem is, I don’t have a dog, nor do I live in an apartment. Seems my lovely boss, rented an apartment for his cupcake and told them it was for his paralegal. My boss and I have a few things to talk about.

  39. I have a feeling that Pennsylvania, by a very slim margin, will go red this election. I can’t say this makes me happy, per se, but in this case I would be slightly less upset by it. Obama had a big rally in Downtown Pittsburgh yesterday. Today I saw a couple more McCain signs up, including one “Democrat for McCain.”

    I only hope that Obama’s shortcomings as a candidate do not hurt downticket Democrats. I watched Congressman Tim Murphy debate his challenger, Steve O’Donnell, yesterday evening. Murphy came off as such a slimy, conniving jerk that the thought of him getting another term in office made my blood boil.

  40. Kim, if you make it up here to chapel hill, there’s a restaurant called Crook’s Corner, that is supposed to have the best cheese grits in the south. We’ll take you out, my treat 🙂

  41. Kim: He sure is a piece of work.

  42. new polls out this afternoon (stocks up 800 pts!) McPalin up, not by much but up, in FL, VA, OH, and PA.


  43. Cool. Thanks GCH, but I should be taking you out for all the work you guys have to done to further our cause.

    Pat: I am almost at my breaking point. She also chastised me for being late on my rent. I don’t live there and I told her I didn’t live there. She was dumbfounded. I probably should have played along, but I have had it.

  44. she does well on the radio

  45. I love Sarah’s accent. It reminds me of North Dakota.

  46. OMG, Kim that’s terrible! What a slimy boss.

  47. Thanks for the link to WILK, bostonboomer. I’ve been meaning to listen to Corbett’s show but never got around to it.

    FYI – it’s lashing down with rain here in PA and snow flurries are expected. I bet they postpone the World Series again tomorrow.

    Off to read upthread now.

  48. Consumer confidence is the worst its ever been … that’s pretty amazing

  49. Hmmm, Corbett sounds like Danny Bonaduce, don’t you think?

  50. 20,000 showed up to Palin’s Leesburg VA rally yesterday. Wish I could’ve gone but there wasn’t enough notice to take the day off.

  51. It is rainy and windy here and the leaves are falling from the trees like crazy and blown into my neighbor’s yard. What a shame!!!!!!!!!

  52. johninca: don’t have one. I’ll see what I can do. Sean Hannity was reading from some of the new polls out this afternoon. I was hauling kids at the time and didn’t hear the source. But I don’t mind digging for you!!

  53. A caller just said she heard Sarah Palin talking and at first thought she was just another caller. “She sounds like one of us.”

  54. pat it is cold and windy even down here in NC. we should still have pretty balmy weather, but if feels like winter already.

  55. rc– Any poll with Mc up in VA or PA would be considered a bombshell, so I’ll be on alert.

  56. Pat,

    A few days ago, the guy next door used a leaf blower to blow all of the leaves from his yard onto mine. I should have gone out at yelled at him, but I have the flu and didn’t have the strength to deal with it. Now the leaves are all wet and I still haven’t been able to pick them up.

  57. It is only natural that consumer confidence is this low. The hospital I retired from is planning on laying off 10% of the workforce which is approximately 1,000 people. This effects families so you can multiply that number by 3 in a city of 175,000. Also, two large autodealers here in my city who have been in business for over 40 years each are closing as well.

    My city government is meeting to make cuts in services. And my state is in the red so I know my property taxes will escalate as a result. So yes, consumer confidence is low.

  58. Argh, johninca, I admire you so much that it drives me crazy when you talk about the death tax. There is no such thing. It was a name dreamed up by Grover Norquist who wanted to get the little people on his side. You wouldn’t believe how many people think that tax applies to them. People with very little money at all in their estate. But the rich don’t have the numbers to vote themselves out of this tax so they had to scare everyone into thinking they were subject to the Estate tax too.
    It would be very helpful for all of us playing in this sandbox if we stopped using words crafted by the Frank Luntz types to sell unpopular concepts to voters. So, let’s dispose of the “death tax” and call the estate tax what it is: a means by which we prevent a moneyed aristocracy. There’s nothing wrong with being wealthy. What we want to prevent is the taxation of work but not investment. Reward Joe the Plumber not Paris Hilton.

  59. God, this place is like a breath of fresh air. I just spent the long weekend with Obot relatives going through my mother’s estate. I have not been online since Friday and had to endure an enraged rant from one of my brothers attacking me for being a PUMA. He insisted that PUMAs are “nothing”, so few in number that we are meaningless, but the anger and visciouness was telling. Why the anger if we will have no impact?

    I just wanted to say thank you all for your dedication, support, and patriotism. It’s great to be back home again.

  60. Most people are sick to death of watching CEO’s walk off with huge golden parachutes while their companies fold and the workforce is left holding the bag. I am all for anyone legitimately making money, Bill Gates is one who comes to mind, it is the sleazy practices that allow millionaires to be made while the rest of us suffer.

    Spreading the wealth should not be mistaken for the illegal activities of those who have managed to game the system and walking away without penalties.

    Most of us are looking for a sound business plan that will prevent these disasters from happening as we are experiencing now. We are paying triple for the outrages perpetrated via Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

  61. martha stewart just said she was for Obama on Fox, maybe she and rezko could get together and starta Felons For Obama club

  62. britgirls, on October 28th, 2008 at 4:54 pm Said:
    Hmmm, Corbett sounds like Danny Bonaduce, don’t you think?

    britgirls, when I saw the photo of Corbett in bb’s post, I thought “Wait, that’s not what he looks like!” Then I realized that I had never seen a picture of him before. As soon as I read your comment, I realized that all this time I had a mental image of Danny B in my head while listening to Corbett!

  63. Breaking – McCain camp demands the LA Times release the Khalidi video.


    We want our October surprise and we want it NOW!

  64. martha stewart just said she was for Obama on Fox, maybe she and rezko could get together and starta Felons For Obama club.

    Why not, the list of felons on the voters rolls in Florida are celebrating.

  65. bb: The sound of a leaf blower drives me right out of my head. I have to do it the old fashioned way: rake. They are out there today in a wet abundance. Yikes!

  66. RD,

    When they start taxing your 401 k and spreading your wealth around, let me know how you feel then. They can do it, if they get a filibuster proof majority.

  67. Politico admits mcCain is getting hosed in the press, but among the many explanations why this should be OK: Obama’s campaign is like W!

  68. johninca, on October 28th, 2008 at 5:14 pm Said:

    When they start taxing your 401 k and spreading your wealth around, let me know how you feel then. They can do it, if they get a filibuster proof majority.


    Did you see this article:


    “October 16, 2008
    House Democrats Contemplate Abolishing 401(k) Tax Breaks
    Powerful House Democrats are eyeing proposals to overhaul the nation’s $3 trillion 401(k) system, including the elimination of most of the $80 billion in annual tax breaks that 401(k) investors receive.

    House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-California, and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Washington, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, are looking at redirecting those tax breaks to a new system of guaranteed retirement accounts to which all workers would be obliged to contribute.”

  69. Steven Corbett is ruining the good work he’s been doing by putting that motherf@#&ing, c@#&sucking, wife cheating, corrupt Rudy Giuliani on.

    I can’t bear to listen to that creep.

  70. In honor of Barbara West, who in the Biden interview quoted from the Communist Manifesto, I’d like to quote some policies advocated by Marx as well:

    2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.

    3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance…

  71. I must have retired just in time since my 401K and pension from having worked about 30 years was pretty darn good. Had I postponed it another year, as my boss had requested, I would have lost at least 20%. Not that I am rich by any means, but at least I have enough to see me through and my house is free and clear. It is the darn property tax that keeps climbing while services are being cut which impacts.

  72. The estate tax only applies to the top 5%. There is no death tax.

  73. MA Blue: I loathe Rudy and the thought that he could possibly have come this close to a nomination was scary. People fell all over that crook’s schtick and were willling to overlook his astonishing lack of morals. Thank God they went with McCain. He is at least a bona fide hero.

  74. johninca: can’t find it (hate when I can’t find something) but he was reading from some report… it’s probably better if we all just assume we’re 10 pts down.

    RD: the death tax affects me and I’m no were near rich. Most states that we’ve lived in factor in retirement accts, property and life insurance. I live in NoVA and housing hear is through the roof (even with the fall) and with small children we have quite a bit of insurance because of the nature of our employment. We had to factor the death tax into preparing our wills. Surprised the hell out of me cuz we’re not even close to O’s $250,000

  75. dakinikat, I think Martha is for Obama because Trump is for McCain.

  76. I wonder if the McCain camp figures that the story is out there now, even if the LATimes refuses to release it. We will probably make it even worse on our heads. Maybe Obama will have to ask for it to be released.

  77. birdgal, I heard the rumors.

    I’m poor, and will probably die poor, but will never ask a politician to take 55% from Riverdaughter or anyone else and give it to me– because unlike our government, I’m not a thief.

  78. Excuse me, but why have you not written a retraction of the story about the woman who claimed an Obama supporter carved a B on her face? Considering the amount of bile you guys spewed about it and all….

  79. I liken this election to the Second Revolutionary War and we MUST WIN to save our country!

    Great Britain (Obama) with its larger and better trained army and navy (i.e., endless campaign funds and groups like acorn) launched a huge land and sea effort to crush the revolution. However, they had to transport and supply its army across the Atlantic Ocean (from the East coast to the West coast of the U.S.). As the war continued, the British won many battles but gained little from their victories. The American patriots (i.e., McPalin’s Army of supporters) always formed new forces and continued the fight to final victory in November 2008.

    McCain/Palin 2008!

  80. There’s only one election race I would put money on and that’s Mark Warner vs. Gilmore. The polls have been all over the place with Obama vs. McCain.

    Mountain Sage

  81. LOL, Mountain Sage. Yep. I’d put money on that one too. Warner will win by a large margin. I’ll be voting for him and Judy Feder, both downticket dems, but McPalin at the top of the ticket.

  82. obama is too much of an effete snob to be a marxist

  83. Pat J:

    For your reading pleasure, there is a former Rudy insider who has been spilling the beans on his newly created blog:


    It’s a lot of fun.

  84. I love it, edgeofforever. Jr. Jr. Priceless.

  85. Most tyrants and authoritarian rulers live in the lap of luxury. Even Fidel in his palace while wearing his rebel uniform is not immune for the benefits of surrounding oneself with as much luxury as they can grab.

  86. A caller from NH is saying that there are a lot of Hillary signs still up in NH with McCain/Palin signs right next to them. He heard Hillary speak in NH today. She was campaigning for Jean Shaheen for Senate and didn’t have much to say about Obama at all. Interesting.

  87. I posted on the last thread:

    Obama to have a spread the wealth speech to convince America…”We have tried Capitalism and look where it got us….Socialism for real Change”

    Oh I almost walked into Republican Headquarters today…Almost….what stopped me?

    Vote Yes on Amendment 2…Thank God/des I am still a Democrat!

  88. I got an email to attend a $1000-$10000 a plate dinner with Hillary to support Hagan, the Dem senate challenger in NC.

    I wrote

    While I maxed out to Hillary in the primary, I will give no money to the Obama party. Obama is a criminal and anyone who supports him should be defeated.

    This was the response

    This event does not benefit Obama. It supports Kay Hagan and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Senator Clinton needs a stronger majority in the senate to break through the Republican filibusters and make real change in America.

    The last thing I want is a fillibuster proof senate. We need divided government.

    Government in the hands of one party is very scary.

  89. I thought it was interesting she pointed out it would not help Obama. I wonder if others have written similar replies.

  90. Mawm is Kay a woman?

  91. fuzzy, yes

  92. I am voting for women only I have become a vaginally challanged Gynocrat!

  93. fuzzy, so is her competitor, so no conflict with %30 solution.

  94. Yeah, Rudy is a creep. I lowered the volume.

  95. kind of random and off topic, but I just wanted to say thanks to this, sites like it, and all the people who are supporting this effort to defeat “that one” and the impending disaster he brings with him. It is really cool to see both sides unite for a common goal, sure some of you are “libs” and some of you are “repubs”, whatever, I don’t really care about all that. I just think it’s pretty frickin’ sweet to see people who would normally not be within a million feet of each other fighting for what is right regardless of what side or party they claim. I though barry was supposed to be the one who did this? I thought he was the great uniter and the hope and change and blah blah blah, evidently that’s just one more lie to chalk up to the hype. This is just one more reason I love this country and its people, when the times get tough we always seem to band together for the common good no matter what background, or ideology, or whatever. I think barry underestimated that, and I hope it comes out on the 4th in such a remarkable way that his career is completely crushed. (one can dream right?) Thanks for letting me post and for all you all do.

  96. johninca — hate to break this to you, but Marx was talking about feudal inheritance rights, which have been abolished in almost all Western countries for quite a while now.

    Plus, Marx was pretty much right in much of his theoretical analysis, in light of the times he was writing in. He just had no talent for workable remedies. His was really a political and social agenda, not an economic one (Das Kapital notwithstanding).

    myiq — HOUND went off the air (web) shortly after Ed created it. Less than a month. The HOUND page on the PA Dems site disappeared entirely.

    The tax cuts versus raised taxes discussion is fascinating and important, but it’s a bit academic now, since whoever is president will have to raise taxes to pay off the trillion dollar giveaway to Wall St., not to mention all the money that already went to keep AIG and Fannie and Freddie afloat, plus very possibly to keep Detroit afloat, and of course, the monthly bill on Iraq and likely escalating bill on Afghanistan. I’d love to use that money for UHC, better education, and a better social safety net, but that’s not happening. Obama isn’t going to lift a finger to actually implement ANY program he’s talked about in the past year. I don’t think it matters whether Biden’s saying 200k or 150k or $1.50 as the income floor on tax increases. We’re ALL going to be paying for money already spent.

  97. doesnt matter which party! woman should rule the world fewer wars and more healthcare…

  98. that rudy site is a blast … i’m suprised some publisher isn’t on that guy to write a book

  99. Is her competitor Liddy Dole?

  100. I have serious problems with liddy dole! Mawm but at least she isnt MR Evil Jesse Helms!

  101. Martha is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, and held big fund-raisers for Dems before the prision thing. Some of us thought that was part of the reason she was targeted, but that’s speculation of a legal sort.

    Oprah has also been very supportive of Martha, both BP and AP.

  102. Lets line up all Obama Multi Millionares and take all there money over say $ 1 million and put in a spread the wealth fund….I can get behind that!

  103. @Pat Johnson, 5:39 PM

    “Most tyrants and authoritarian rulers live in the lap of luxury. ”

    They have to be compensated for their efforts somehow, eh?

  104. Death tax- Isn’t that code for Paris Hilton needs to buy another diamond collar for Fido so puhlease don’t take her inherited money away? There are exemptions before the government starts taxing. I have no problem with the government taxing the Paris Hiltons of the world.

  105. Mawm…what is Liddy Doles stand on LGBT rights?

  106. We really need an American Progressive Party…Dont you think?

  107. MABlue; That Harding column has me itching for more. That whole club of Rudy Lovers must have been something in itself. And this guy is determined to get even. Can’t wait for the Judith stories to come out. Stay tuned!

  108. Remember it was the Bush justice dept. that pursued Martha Stewart and eventually put her in jail. If I were her I wouldn’t be voting for any Republicans either. But as I’ve said before, endorsements mean NOTHING.NADA.ZIP.ZILCH. An endorsement WILL NOT change anyone’s mind about who they’re going to vote for. So I wish they would just stop with the stupid endorsements.

  109. I want my old and pure Democratic Party back!

  110. My sister lives on NH coast and she says it is awash in Obama love, lovely homes plastered with huge black/white pictures framed in bright red. I said, well, that old joke about black & white and re[a]d all over might very applicable to Obama.

  111. Mawm, the one phone call I received this year (I finally picked up because they were calling non-stop) was from Emily’s List. I told her flat out that, no, they could not expect my support because I refuse to support any organization that backs the sexism and misogyny coming from the Obama campaign. She didn’t say anything. Nothing. I sure hope they’ve received that response more than once.

    My husband declined doing a sound gig this weekend to benefit Obama. And I’m thinking why the hell does Obama need more freakin’ money!

  112. griffithinc: I disagree. Just waiting to hear who Michael Jackson is supporting before I make my decision. I live for these endoresements since I know full well these celebs know more than I do.

  113. ♥♥ for Pat!

  114. gxm: Your husband should have done the gig, but somehow forgot to plug in the system. Poor Barky no PA. And yes, why the hell does he need more money. Where the hell is all this money coming from?

  115. Dolly Parton likes Sarah, and that’s a pretty good endorsement. Seriously. I very much admire Dolly Parton on many levels.

  116. Newsbusters did a piece on Panic at the orange cheeto over the last Gallup

    I am totally at a loss for words right now. I am completley (sic) freaked out. Is this for real?????? All of it???

  117. Whoever is in favor of withholding her buying another home is a communist! Paris Hilton is an icon who has earned her money the right way: inheritance. Blast it, I should have been born into wealth! My parents did this to me.

  118. Pat: HAHAHAHA! Oh yes I’m waiting with baited breath for that endorsement too.

  119. johninca — hate to break this to you, but Marx was talking about feudal inheritance rights, which have been abolished in almost all Western countries for quite a while now.

    Hey, I didn’t know that Fidel Castro was following this blog. This may sound “feudal” too, but I really think he should be calling a priest and making an act of contrition instead of telling us what Marx really said.

  120. Parentofed: Of course I love Dolly! Who in TN doesn’t? But her endorsement wouldn’t make me vote for anyone. It would be cool if Dolly would appear w/Sarah though. That would be awesome.

  121. Going home gang. Keep up the good work.

    PUMAS RULE!!!!!

  122. edgeoforever: Hysterical piece! Loving the squirm coming from Kos. Couldn’t happen to a better group of people.

    What is more disturbing though is the LA Times reluctance to release that tape. This is not reporting as I once knew it. Shameful. And they wonder why the printed press is losing readers. Wow!

  123. I missed the tape story, Pat. What’s that about?

  124. griffithinc: When we moved to NC, we sold our grand piano and now only harpsicord hubby built for the church. Whenever I keep him waiting, he starts tinkling on the darn thing. He’s playing at a fever pitch right now, so I’d better go……

  125. johninca — I have no idea what you’re on about now.

  126. katiebird: There is a tape as it has been confirmed by the LA Times itself, that has Obama praising some professor who has ties to supporting Al Qaeda. They refuse to release it. O’Reilly called them on it last night but they are holding firm on the specious grounds of “privacy”. The tape may be the bombshell everyone has expected because it apparently shows Obama speaking warmly about this guy who has been accused of supporting terrorists.

  127. sent this to hilpac just to raise the hairs on the back of their necks:

    To Whom it may concern,

    I am sorry I have no reserve funds for the Democratic Party at this time. I cannot take a chance that some of this money will go to support Barak Obama. I have pledged not to support Barak Obama or see he sees one cent onf my money. Mr Obama stole the nomination from Hillary Clinton! I do not reward bad behavior. I am actively working to defeat him in Florida on November 4th!

    I have heard that Barak Obama is requiring all contributions for down ticket Democrats be funneled through Obama for America. He takes a cut and if their is anything left it goes to the Down ticket Candidates. I am making sure every Democrat knows this is going on since I have had no Denial from the Democratic Party. I find it appaling! So until Mr Obama is no longer a factor in the Democratic Party my Wallet is closed.

    I look forward to resuming our political relationship after Mr Obama is sent back to The Senate of th US to complete his one term.

    Michael P Varvel
    PUMA Power
    NObama NOway NOvember

  128. Hey everyone did you see how the stocks rallied today.

    The polls are close and the stocks rally. And they say it isn’t related.

  129. I said it about a month ago, if BZero can’t win PA, he can’t win — it’s as simple as that. We continue to get hit over the head about VA, Webb, a Repub who happens to run Dem, won VA by 9,000 votes even after macaca. It is going to be tight, but the late deciders who won’t break for BZero are going to decide this election.

    The other point is this: BZero has spent more on advertising than Geico on that cockney lizard and Diet Coke. If it is still a contest after that, what does that tell us about up to 10% of late deciders.

    Puma Up folks with the battle cry of “Remember New Hampshire!”

  130. anyone on the ground in Virginia? I wonder how that state is going to go. To be fair, although I am sure McCain can win PA, he also needs to take VA and NC

  131. in a 1995 interview, Obama is shown on tape saying: “Rev. Wright is The Best of what the Black Church has to offer”. Of course, the video talks about RACE – ALWAYS about race…click on the link to hear/see:

    “The best of what the Black Church has to offer” – Rev. Wright, 1995 Obama

    Time for all of us to email the above video to the following newspeople: (the more people email these stories, the more likely that the newscasters will pick up on this – since they receive SO many emails per day)

    friends@foxnews.com (megyn Kelly)
    ontherecord@foxnews.com (Greta)
    brit Hume (Foxnews.com) – online form

  132. Valhalla, the text said abolition of all rights of inheritance, exactly as I quoted it. There was nothing in there about feudal.

    If you want to defend Marx, the place for you is on a Democratic congressional ticket, but first you have to win a primary– or, as we learned this year, steal one.

  133. I just want to go to bed and pull the covers up over my head until November 5th. At that time, should I wake to a McCain win, I will celebrate. If not, all you seers who told me that he could not possibly pull this off, get ready for an “unannounced visit”. And don’t bother to hide. I will be equipped with a GPS system, Mapquest, and a box of Depends!

  134. “Goddamn America!” Lovely sentiment.

  135. Pat Johnson, on October 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm Said:

    And don’t bother to hide. I will be equipped with a GPS system, Mapquest, and a box of Depends!

    Pat, some Tang and you could be an astronaut.

  136. Thanks for the video brendy

  137. I caught a quick blurb on Fox about the possibility that McCain may win the electoral vote and lose the popular vote, a la Bush.

    Didn’t catch the entire thing so I don’t know the scenario they were using.

  138. Grail Guardian’s important post is now up…I just posted it at 6 pm ET. It is full of disturbing information that people need to know about!!

    Please help get this info OUT THERE!!!! I will post the link again tomorrow AM…THANKS!!

    “I Demand More Than Your Vote–I Want Your Mind!!”–A Call to Boycott Obama’s Media Buy (10/29)


  139. “Maybe those Hillary-billies are just too bitter and clingy for them to deal with?”


  140. Fredster: this time, I think it would be poetic justice. We can run around screaming – teh math!

  141. I think the VA poll reports are haka. I just don’t see it. There are certainly pockets that will go for Obama but overall the state is on the conservative side. In my Loudoun County neighborhood there are 3 McCain/Palin yard signs that I pass regularly and one Obama sign.

    My husband has served on Dem committees and plans to vote McPalin because he’s so disgusted by the sexism and misogyny. He finally had enough last week and said that’s it, no protest vote for McKinney, he’s going to vote against Obama.

    And the NAACP just sued Gov. Kaine, a Democrat who endorsed Obama, so I’m guessing ObamaNation is already setting up it’s defeat strategy and getting ready to cry foul if/when Virginia goes red.

  142. I see McCain with n electorial vote and popular vote win popular vote by 1.5-4.5 million all Hillacrats all PUMA Proud!

    Pat shall I bake cookies for you unannounced visit?

  143. Martha didn’t endorse O per se. Cavuto said “You’re for O, right?” and she said “Yes” and that was about it.

  144. NV Swing Voter posted a link re an exit poll of 7,147 early nevada voters on the previous thread which is very, very interesting. PUMAS should read it all.

    Poll shows Obama has slim lead over McCain

    some of you said you didn’t like this kind of exit polling, but it was done by a Dem who himself ran unsuccessfully for a senate seat.

    BO, according to this guy’s large survey, only won 50 to 48 for mccain, but:

    “62 percent of Clark County voters were Democrats, while 23 percent were Republicans and the rest nonpartisans or members of minor parties. Through Sunday, 55 percent of early voters were Democrats, 29 percent Republicans.
    Of all registered voters in Clark County, 47 percent are Democrats and 32 percent are Republicans.
    In Washoe County, 51 percent of the early voters through Sunday were Democrats, while 33 percent were Republicans.”

    if this guy’s survey is true for the bulk of early votes, then surely this is precisely the PUMA effect we all know to be real and rarin’ to go on nov 4.

    please correct me if i’ve misunderstood anything in this article.

  145. Ah, well — it would be wrong to let news influence an election. Wouldn’t it?

  146. My Question who will Obama for AmeriKa sue when sue loses? Puma Pac or the Confluence or No Quarter or possibly JSND?

  147. Come on people lets get this video out there in which Obama calls Wright a great man.

    It can spoil his 30 minute ad tomorrow, if this is what everyone is reporting.

  148. I have a bunch of flyers, and It’s been nagging me for a week what to do with them legally.

    I’m driving home from work and I realize, I have 90% small businesses in my area and city.

    I’ll get up early Sat and Sun and stick them in the doors they have to open to get in.

    I never never realized the SMALL businesses in this area are really the ECONOMY here.

    GO McCAIN/PALIN and most of all. Joe the Plumber.

  149. high katiebird how are you…

  150. I thought Fidel Castro died. Did I miss something?

  151. Maybe I dreamed it.

  152. Hi, FuzzyBear! I’m doing OK. I just had leap out of my chair and across the room to shut off Katie Couric. I could have broken a leg — but it was worth the risk.

    I keep remembering that 4 years ago we were SO certain that Kerry would win. He had Virginia all wrapped up.

    All that taught me is that we won’t know anything until election night. too many people make up their minds when they’re actually in the voting booth for us to know for sure.

    I keep telling myself not to worry: I don’t actually want either guy to win.

  153. BB, I think he’s better now.

  154. Why is this election even close?

    a) This is the year of the Democrat, even a baboon running with a (D) behind his name is favored to win against any (R)

    b) The press is entirely an organ of the Obama campaign

    c) In thin election cycle, Obama has spent at least $300 mio more than McCain

    d) The seating Republican Republican POTUS has a 20% approval rate

    Again, why do we have a close race?

  155. GaryCH, is that the Crook’s that has a large pig-on-a-stick sign (maybe the sign is gone)? We used to go there when I was in grad school there in the late 80’s. It was good.

  156. gary and Kim – you better be bring NC. Get to work.

    gary – I love your new site. The Electric Blues is beautiful.

  157. For O to win VA, he will have had to have registered and be able to get every AA person to the polls. As mentioned upthread, Webb barely won and he is the centrist, guns and God type of Dem that Virginians will vote for. AA’s had no reason to show up and vote for him so that could be the difference.

  158. I love Johnny salivating over Sarah!

    Fuck you Obots or whatever your names are!

  159. Pat Johnson, on October 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm Said:

    I just want to go to bed and pull the covers up over my head until November 5th. At that time, should I wake to a McCain win, I will celebrate. If not, all you seers who told me that he could not possibly pull this off, get ready for an “unannounced visit”. And don’t bother to hide. I will be equipped with a GPS system, Mapquest, and a box of Depends!


    I’m promising you FL! Red as a tomato.

  160. All good questions MABlue

  161. OMG – MSNBC is saying there is no chemistry between Johnny and Sarah. These are sick f*cks.

  162. I hope people here are right about VA. Although I will say one thing, if VA was already in the bag for BO, he wouldn’t be campaigning there. That’s for sure.

  163. I live in Florida. I turned in my absentee ballot today, with a vote for McPalin. First time ever voting for a Republican. This is a Repub county. Lines to vote were long.

  164. Tim’s a good guy.

  165. Ana, and BO wouldn’t be inundating us with ads. It’s freakin’ non-stop here in VA.

    Carol, Well, I guess it’s nothing like the chemistry between BO and Tweety.

  166. johninca — there are no inheritance rights anymore, except for spouses in some states. There are only defaults for people who die intestate.

    Besides, pushing death tax haka is pretty far from anything Marx had to say. There are lots of good reasons to be against Obama, but this Marx-Obama connection you’re trying to make is about as valid as “Marx begins with an ‘M’ and Obama has an ‘M’ in his name! Oh noes! He’s a socialist!”

  167. Mawm….it would have been a dream come true.

  168. It ain’t over until Diebold says it’s over

  169. Seriously though, you can’t hate on Paris.

    The woman managed to do what all of us wish we could do-

    Get paid to do nothing. Write a book. Start some type of fashion line. Make some musak. Hit the club.

    I can do that. Except maybe the book. I do not want to fatigue myself.

  170. MABlue, on October 28th, 2008 at 6:38 pm Said:

    Why is this election even close?
    Because we have a CHUMP (Callously Has Upset My Party) running for office.

  171. Some quotes in that ‘Rev. Wright is GREAT’ video, Obama also stated SOMETHING like this: “In times of economic scarcity, generally, the politicians in this country want to look for scapegoats, want to organize around race as apposed to around principles and around values, and I think that’s a mistake but I think that can be encountered by grass roots mobilization, work at a local level…”

    I replayed the video and tried to type at the same time; a few words (not significant; like ‘today’, etc.) may be missing here or there, but the quote is pretty close (for those who don’t want to bother listening to the video. BUT, the video IS interesting; Obama ALWAYS talks about ‘race’) Wonder if his ‘grass roots’ and ‘local level’ means organizations like ACORN?

    Again, please email this to newscasters (I already have, but the more people sending it will catch the eyes of them:)

    friends@foxnews.com (megyn Kelly)
    ontherecord@foxnews.com (Greta)
    brit Hume (Foxnews.com) – online form

  172. Valhalla:

    I already spent my kids’ inheritance.

    Now I’m trying to max out my credit.

  173. I can’t figure out these winger tr0lls.

    We ain’t voting for Obama, so why do they keep bombarding us with their propaganda?

    Are they trying to change our minds by telling us he really is a liberal?

  174. Mawm:

    I wrote a FULL letter, spewing alot of FEAR with OBAMA at the HELM and a MAJORITY DEM CONGRESS and SENATE.


    HILLARY as the President, I can do it, NO HIM!!


    If you keep telling me Obama is a socialist I WILL VOTE FOR HIM

  176. Katie,

    I’m glad he’s better, but as far as I know he handed over the reins of power to his brother. I guess I just don’t understand why we need all this “marxist” and “socialist” talk. There is no one like that running for POTUS. What we have is moderate Republican against Reagan Democrat.

  177. Myiq: that’s the only way to go, really. By the time the grace period’s up on your credit card, the economy will have totally collapsed and you won’t have to pay it back anyway. Might as well get some cool stuff while you’re at it. Although I might invest in some survival gear rather than a home theater system. Who knows how long the electricity will work.

  178. Vahalla:

    Who will impose the penalties on the PEOPLE who caused all the ECONOMIC UPHEAVAL.

    Obama————–they are his PEOPLE and we know his tactics.

    At least with McCain and Palin, if we scream and Yell for ACCOUNTABILITY, we might see SOME at least, with OBAMA< they all walk away, FAT, SMILING AND MORE RICH !!!!

  179. Obama is not a socialist – he’s an opportunist, a parasite that feeds on whatever host will bring him up the ladder aka sociopathic demagogue Neofascist.

  180. gxm, I’m in Fairfax and there are plenty of McCain signs here. I’m thinking NoVA will not be blue enough to turn the state, but the DC volunteers are coming in to help with the GOTV effort fot BO.

    Also, I got called by Emily’s List also, and gave them an earful. Also by NARAL, NOW and just today by some college kid asking for money for BO so they could serve coffee to people waiting in line at the polls.

  181. Urge-Ha! Keep the CHUMP change!

  182. JohnboyNNJ thanks for the video, but the part I don’t get is that we always see these video of Obama supporters at McCain rallies, never the other way around. I don’t blame McCain supporters, they are trying to go and show support for their candidate, and then they get bombarded with this crap, I would be annoyed and upset as well.

  183. Tweety just said a McCain insider called Sarah a “whack job”!

    They should immediately demand the name of that person from him and make him put up or shut up. I am sick of the “insiders”. That’s a f*cking lie.

  184. I’m cool with having a strategic alliance with the GOP to defeat Obama, but I HAVE ASOLUTELY NO INTEREST IN JOINING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.

    If they want to talk strategy, fine, but if they want to argue policy they came to the wrong place.

    The Confluence was created as a place of refuge from Obama propaganda. We don’t want any GOP propaganda either.

  185. Carol, where did you hear this.

    I am sick of this crap too. The media is doing the same hit job to McCain/Palin they did to Hillary.

  186. SM77 Pat and Mawn I am smelling the salt air even stronger tonight and the ocean is not any closer to gainesville….the tide has turned and tonight it may freeze in florida….nes we will hear Hell froze over and then McCain Victroy!

    What did RD say about 3 data points?

    do those above count RD….?

  187. I wish people understood that many of the founding members and most of the authors of this site are Liberals. We don’t support Obama because we don’t believe he shares our political values. And we believe he’s a crook and a liar.

    If we trusted what he’s been saying the last month or so and if we believed McCain’s ads many of us would be happy to vote for him. But we don’t and we can’t.

    To my mind Confluencians are FDR Democrats

  188. please remove JohnboyNNJ post @ 7:00pm

    this guy is a tr0ll and needs to have his comment replaced with ” I am a Obama tr0ll who has drank to much koolaid”

    thanks the link is beaneath this blog!

  189. Tweety on Msnbc

  190. What’s he saying, Carol?

  191. who is in the moderation room tonight please remove that comment and link by JohnboyNNJ…it is pure obama spin!

  192. gxm

    What? You don’t like the new ads where Barack tells us he lives and breathes to preserve our second amendment rights. Sriously, he has put out an ad saying he will NOT take our guns.

  193. Hi, Fuzzy — I just did! Thanks.

  194. I’d NEVER register Republican at this point. I am pro choice, I don’t get any one who argues against gay marriage at all, I strongly support progressive income taxes and think sales taxes should be abolished. I totally think privatizing social security is a horrid idea. I support a single payer, government sponsored health insurance program … do I need to continue forward to prove my liberal credentials?

  195. thanks did you remove it katiebird?

  196. myiq – wash off the paint and powder. I recognize a Republican when I see one. You are just a misguided one.

  197. I don’t want to demonize Republicans. I don’t think they are stupid or evil.

    After the election maybe we can have arrange some debates and discussions on issues.

    But right now I am down to my last nerve and the people pushing GOP talking points are getting on it.

  198. I almost entered Alachua County Republican HQ….but the vote yes on amendment 2 sign on the door stopped me I cant support that.

  199. Carol:

    I’m going to pretend you didn’t say that

  200. Tweety has ZERO credibility . … .anyone with eyes and ears can see that HE is the WHACK JOB (whatever the hell that means)!

  201. xax: if you have money you can hire a ghost writer to follow you around and just create a book based on the vibe and blather

  202. I’m in Pittsburgh and have been comparing the yard signs to what we had in 2004…then I believe Kerry was up double-digits at this late stage, and the signs in my area (S Hills, primarily white, mid-upper class, Jewish) were about 50-50 Kerry-Bush. NOw it’s predominantly McCain. Near where I live, during the primaries, it was wall-to-wall Hillary. People left their signs up for months.

    Interestingly you often see yards with 2-3 signs for down-ticket Dems, but no Obama sign. Or down-tick Dems, and a McCain sign.

    It’s a startling difference from 2004. I have a hard time believing Obama is as far ahead here as most polls suggest. One union working Dem was quoted in the paper this week saying “We’ve always voted Dem. Republican was a swear-word in my house. I”m voting McCain.”

    Strange times.

  203. Carol I am not a republican by BF was but that was just so he could vote for David Duke in the 80’s to embarras the republican party by having a grand dragon running as their LA governor…..then he changed to democrat…when he came back to florida!

  204. Carol, on October 28th, 2008 at 7:07 pm Said:
    Tweety just said a McCain insider called Sarah a “whack job”!

    They should immediately demand the name of that person from him and make him put up or shut up. I am sick of the “insiders”. That’s a f*cking lie.

  205. Carol, I don’t know what you’re thinking but, I’m so shocked by your last comment that I went back and checked that your credentials matched “our” Carol.

    Why would you say that MyIQ is a Republican? On second thought, maybe you shouldn’t answer that. I don’t want to start a fight.

    Still, I should tell you that I’ve never come closer to deleting a comment from a Confluencian.

  206. katiebird, on October 28th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    here, here

  207. fuzzy: the only thing Obama for Amerika sue outta me is my bank’s toxic assets in my name


  208. The time to debate the issues is after the election in my opinion. The GOP trolls have a better shot of seeing snowballs in Hades then convincing me that I am wrong to be pro choice. They should be happy though. The fact that Obama and his cabal stole the primary is enough for me to put aside my feelings on the GOP’s “family values” and vote McCain Palin anyway.

  209. I don’t see the Republicans here pushing anything,

    Is there a secret tunnel around here, I don’t know about.

    I get the UNITY thing, and that’s OK, NO DEAL,

    But where is all this propaganda, I’m reading here????

    Where’s the TUNNEL—-I get this feeling every once in a while, you guys see things, we all don’t see.

    Am I right—I should say READ—-

  210. many people credit david dukes winning of the republican primary as the result of thousands of gays and african americans changing their party affiliation to vote for him so the republicans would have to back him in the GE….

  211. I still can’t figure out how tweetie still has a job … he’s ratings have to be way below sealevel

  212. I was joking. Calm down everyone. At this point I really don’t think claiming to be either party is such a good idea.

  213. MSNBO is saying there’s a lack of chemistry between McCain and Palin? I wouldn’t bring up the subject of chemistry if I were MSNBO, since most of America wonders about the chemistry between Tweety and Bush, also Tweety and Obama. Some kinda hormones talking there.

  214. Carol, I think with tension so high, we need some smiley faces or <snark> tags — I know I’m holding back the hysterics and I’d hate to take it out on someone who’s just trying for a laugh.

  215. The hilarious thing is tweetie thinks he can win a senate seat in PA !!!! LOLOL!!

  216. Carol, on October 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm Said:

    I was joking.

    That was how I read it.

  217. Carol

    What would Eddie say? if he thought you went republican on him?

    I am for the ERA, UHC, LGBT rights and progressive-liberal goverment…..I am for taxing americans in a way to discurage bad behavior and encourage growth…I am for peace through strength, I was a good social safety net so when the times are tuff we can help our american brothers and sisters through them.

    what does that make me?

  218. fuzzy: my soul brother!

  219. Ugh. I just wandered into the MSM online–I haven’t done that in a long time, and sure enough I got sucked into a comments section for an hour, responding to the limitless pit of ignorance. The “New Thing” in the media is their transparent defense of media bias. Last night, it was John King, and today Politico got in the act. Their argument: it’s the McCain’s campaign’s fault, because they have done a poor job. You see, they are giving him negative reports, because they are just MIRRORING his poor campaign! Seriously. They didn’t actually CREATE that impression, they are just reporting what they see, and since McCain IS doing a bad job, that’s what they write about…it’s useless. They are blind and/or lying, and it’s not going to stop. I came running back here for sanity.


  220. fuzzy

    The only way you will get them to see the err of their ways is to talk with them. I always like to ask the men who seem to fear homosexuality who exactly they feel will be switching over their Playboy subscriptions to Playgirl and hitching up with a male if we were to allow gays to marry. I also am quick to point out that if someone else’s marriage effects your marriage so darn much you have a pretty poor marriage to begin with. My neighbors business is their own and my marriage is between hubby, I (and God).

  221. I also thought Carol was joking

  222. please dont say compassionate conservative or I will shoot someone!

  223. Forgive me if this has already been posted, but Hillbuzz did a post about the PA race too.

    Tonight we spoke with a friend from Hillary Clinton’s campaign who is now working for McCain/Palin — and is specifically working with Democrats for McCain in Pennsylvania. We worked with her in Texas, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania for Hillary and have spent many LONG hours with her in the trenches in all of those states. She’s smart, doesn’t BS, and never lies.

    She says the same thing we do: John McCain will win Pennsylvania.

    On November 4th, the news networks are going to be spinning and sputtering and playing catchup, but everything we see on the ground in PA is what we saw during the primaries: Obama has no shot of winning the Keystone State.

    Here is specifically what we talked about tonight: never in any of our careers have any of us ever seen members of one party switching sides and voting for the other party as we see in this election with Democrats for McCain. There has never been anything like it. Not even the “Reagan Democrats” who voted for Reagan over Carter, for the simple fact that these “Reagan Democrats” weren’t identified and labeled until AFTER the election.

    No, Democrats for McCain are real, are voting for McCain right now, and are open and organized, as well as self-identifying. Lynn Rothschild might be our poster gal, as one of the most prominent of our ranks, but it’s telling that everyone from Team Hillary that we know now works for McCain. ALL OF US. Whether they are open about it, like we are, or are working quietly behind the scenes, we can’t think of a single person we worked with on a daily basis for Hillary who is now working on behalf of Obama.

    Here’s an interesting take on the unions. Big Brother thuggery sometimes gets its just reward in the privacy of the voting booth.

    Union members repeatedly tell all of us that they are lying to pollsters because the unions have been polling these people — and the unions will threaten people’s jobs if they don’t tow the union line. So, the people lie when asked whom they are supporting. But, the unions can’t control who they vote for on Election Day. And that’s when things are going to get interesting.

    What’s happening here that’s not being reported is that “Reagan Democrats” who vote Republican whenever they feel that Democrats are out of touch, socialist, or too liberal are voting for McCain…and these people are being joined by PUMAs, DeMcCrats for McCain, Hillocrats, whatever you want to call them, who don’t like or trust Obama and who believe McCain/Palin would address the wants and needs of centrist Democrats much better than Obama ever would.

    You can believe pollsters (who wrongly predicted the Obama v. Hillary contest) or you can believe the Democrats on the ground who worked with the voters and volunteers in the primary and who are with them today.

    In Pennsylvania, we are not alone.

    The same people who ran the board for us in the primary — who assured us daily that the polls the media was pushing were wrong in claiming Obama would beat Clinton in PA — tell us on a daily basis that McCain is going to win Pennsylvania. There’s a damn good chance this won’t even be close, if what people are seeing on the ground right now holds, and is indicative of the whole state.

    DEMOCRATS are staffing McCain offices across the state. DEMOCRATS are phone banking and canvassing for McCain. DEMOCRATS are raising large sums to fund this last week of campaigning.


    This has NEVER happened before — and the media is ignoring it. The media consistently claims that Obama enjoys the support of 85% of Democrats, versus only 80% of Republicans who supposedly are supporting McCain. We call BS on all of this — we’d say 90% of Republicans are supporting McCain, and 65-70% of Democrats are actually supporting Obama. At least that’s the case in Pennsylvania, and in Ohio too. Our mission this next week is to reach out to every Democrat we can and let them know it’s okay to vote Republican this year — because the Republican is the better choice. . . .

    We do not believe Obama will carry Pittsburgh or Harrisburg in PA. He’ll win Philly, but not by the large margin he needs to take the state. You’ve heard Governor Ed Rendell is “worried” about Obama’s chances in Pennsylvania. That is an understatement. Obama will lose a state that hasn’t gone red in generations.

  224. The thing is poor people would see zip of that Obama shared wealth. Did his constituents in Chicago see any freaking wealth? They couldn’t even get any heat while Barry partied down with their slum lord. a Barry POTUS would follow the same model ….just on steroids

  225. thanks dakinikat! we always agree on economics and I wasnt educated under the tutelage of John Maynard Keyens….

  226. Did everyone see the new Let Freedom Ring PAC ads connecting BO, John Kerry, and Chris Dodd to Fannie and Freddie? It just aired on MTV.

    Nice going, friends of John and Sarah.

  227. is is bad that I consider Sarah Barracuda a compassionate conservative?

    BBL, gotta eat.

  228. Did you give them classes in the difference between fact and opinion fif?

    See McCain doing a poor job is an OPINION and a piss poor one at that. Opinions creatre bias. Seriously, it seems that Journalism IS dead if they can not recognize this.

  229. fif, on October 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    fif, they said the same thing about the Gore and Kerry coverage . While saying Bush ‘s campaign was masterful…., It’s about who is cutting the checks

  230. A Reuters article on the the blastarama from abama scheduled for major networks said this

    Campaign officials said Obama would use the 30 minutes of prime-time airtime his campaign has purchased on several networks to focus on his message on the economy, which has taken center stage in his campaign.

    “We want to make sure every voter heading into the voting booth knows exactly what Barack Obama would do to bring about fundamental change as president,” campaign spokesman Bill Burton said.

    Well we already see that ..

    WASTE GINORMMOUS AMOUNTS OF MONEY by spending it for his own purposes
    if he were so certain of winning , he would not be flooding the media with his ugly mug

  231. Gary and Mawm: I never ate at Crook’s in CH, but I ate at Dot’s and it was very good home cooking.

    I also ate at Foster’s [Sara Foster, the former catering co-owner with Martha] and it was a thoroughly wretched experience. I never saw so much young angst in my life; they were so surly and rude as hell that I wrote a letter of complaint to the company. I bet that place is Obot Creepy right now. Yuck. I got a letter of apology, but I never went back.

    Also ate at this fabulous Italian restaurant on that back road behind CH, can’t remember the name of road/restaurant at the minute.

  232. Well, I’m a moderate but I am most definitely a Democrat at heart, even though I cannot return to my former party unless and until the cancer that is Obama and the current DNC leadership have been excised.

    Two things: I heard on the radio this morning that in NC, polls show the two candidates a hair’s breadth apart, but 19% of Democrats who voted early voted for McCain.

    I took a drive around my neighborhood just now and saw a boatload of McCain/Palin signs, and only two Obama signs. I took that as a good sign.

  233. Pa is the Key not Ohio or florida they are red that is why Obambi is not fighting there he knows the are lost…if the MSM doesnt call PA for Obama within 15 minutes of the polls closing we will know that there is something afoot.

    See I believe they will try to pull an indiana on mccainin PA because see when pa closes the polls will still be open in the midwest and mountian timezone and the pacific….a big red wave early on could depress obama votes in NM and CO so dont besuprized if PA OH and FL are put in to close to Call for longer than necessary to help BO.

  234. How can these ridiculous polls claim double digit leads for Obama across the country if Gallup is now Obama +2, Zogby is at +4, and IBD is between 2.8-4? It’s not rocket science.

    I’m telling ya, if McCain pulls this out it will be the biggest punch in the face to the media AND the polling industry. They will never regain their credibility. I.would.love.that.

  235. fif: wow, that says a lot… i feel things on the ground are completely different from what I hear on the news too–afrocity was here last night saying she was calling into Iowa and getting tons of support for Mac/Palin … media says Iowa is going blue also…

    when I was calling Texas for Hillary and Penn for Hillary in the spring, I could tell that she was going to win those just from all those phone calls

  236. Eddy is moving to Republican. He doesn’t want to go to jail with the rest of the Democrats when Johnny and Sarah start naming names and sending people up the river for the financial crisis. He is going to bring home PA for McCain. His hound is no longer barking against the PUMAS. He knows we were right. He has had the courage to let the truth leak out even if he has had to retract.

  237. Look every one I am staying away from my steak night to night because of my friends using the event to beat Obama into my head and being nasty to me….

    so I need some love and support here….

  238. (((((fuzzy))) we all love you here!!!! come to new orleans and I’ll take you out for ANY meal you want!!!

  239. ding ding ding


  240. fuzzybeargville, on October 28th, 2008 at 7:40 pm

    Excellent points

  241. fuzzy: I went to NU my first econ prof was Campbell McConnell… his book is now releasing his 18th edition! I can’t believe he’s still on top of things!

  242. Carol could you at least entertain the idea of my ne American Progressive Party? I am done with the democrats if they dont de obamafy after november 4th.

  243. Aw, man! It’s not enough y’all were talking about awesome breakfast foods (eggs, cheese grits and biscuits… yum), but now I’m envisioning poor fuzzy missing out on a lovely cut of grilled heaven because of The One.

    Consider this a cyber-hug, fuzzy.

  244. My neighbor just returned my husbands huge Obama “Had Enough” magnetic sign that fell off his truck. There are only two Dems in our entire neighborhood and he was relieved when I told him I voted McCain/Palin. (He said the thing most of the neighbors hated was the “Had Enough”.) Then he started in about taxes, blah, blah, blah –

    I almost regretted my vote. I had to tell him I’m still a Democrat. Mine was merely a symbolic protest vote.

  245. “We want to make sure every voter heading into the voting booth knows exactly what Barack Obama would do to bring about fundamental change as president,” campaign spokesman Bill Burton said.

    Hasn’t Obama been talking, and talking, and talking for friggin’ MONTHS?! What can he possibly say in yet another speech that people have not already heard? What does that say about his ability to connect to people, after all this time and money–he now needs an uninterrupted half hour? It could be a new form of torture in the post-9/11 era: unending Obama loops. I’d surely spill everything I knew just to make it stop!

  246. well, i’d like to have two things vindicated in this election:

    the first is that you can’t buy the BIG office and the second is that you can’t fool the majority of america

  247. sorry new American Progressive Party….

    Dakinikat…I loved economics I took it in the 80’s so it was all milton friedman and keynes was out of style. I believe he was treated wrongly because of the way his govt spen save cycles were missrepresented by the dems….

    see in good times govts should runn surpluses so that in the bad times govt could run deficits and “prime the economic pump” I think that is good public policy.

  248. fif, on October 28th, 2008 at 7:32 pm Said:
    Ugh. I just wandered into the MSM online–I haven’t done that in a long time, and sure enough I got sucked into a comments section for an hour, responding to the limitless pit of ignorance. The “New Thing” in the media is their transparent defense of media bias. Last night, it was John King, and today Politico got in the act.


    Fif, isn’t it the most pitiful thing you ever did see? Fluffer hacks defending their own… that Politio bs doesn’t even ackowledge that this did NOT begin in the general when BO ran against McCain.

    They were pulling BO’s cart from the very get-go, and then they have the nerve to slime everyone else’s campaign as negative. Ugh. Liars. Liars!

  249. poe, that restaurant you described could be most eateries here. this is obot hell.

    julie, I hadn’t heard that about early voting, that’s great news. there’s no way he can win with numbers like that. I don’t listen to the radio going to and from work anymore because I can’t take the non stop obama commercials.

  250. Hasn’t Obama been talking, and talking, and talking for friggin’ MONTHS?! What can he possibly say in yet another speech that people have not already heard? What does that say about his ability to connect to people, after all this time and money–he now needs an uninterrupted half hour? It could be a new form of torture in the post-9/11 era: unending Obama loops. I’d surely spill everything I knew just to make it stop!

    OMG – even if I supported O I think I’d be sick of the non-stop Obamarama every-freaking-where! I swear, I hear about all this negative campaigning that McCain is doing, but considering that Obama’s got almost a total buyout of my state, I wouldn’t know what the hell McCain is doing because I hear nothing but Obama, Obama, Obama! (And Elizabeth Dole).

  251. Gary – I was shocked as hell when I heard it. It was during our local news cut-in during Bob and Sheri. And it got repeated every half hour, so I know I wasn’t hallucinating. I was so stoked!

  252. I am neither party. I vote for who I think will do the best job. Honor and Integrity will be my guide from this day forward. People who have made real sacrifice are the top of the list for me.


  253. gary the tuesday night dinner I host for steak night is going on now I am not there and I have not had one call from my friends asking me why….guess they dont miss me!

    I cannot believe how exclusive you have to be to be in club Obama….you have to sever all social ties too to prove your total alliegance to the one….

    Will we be so exclusive to these idiots when they want to come home to Hillary in 2012?

    I hope we are biigger people than they are on November 5th and beyond!

  254. They were pulling BO’s cart from the very get-go, and then they have the nerve to slime everyone else’s campaign as negative. Ugh. Liars. Liars!

    alice: and then in the comments you can see the effect of it, because one person after another talks about how “negative” the McCain campaign is, and poor baby Bawack has been mistreated. A friend of mine who only reads left-leaning periodicals like The Nation, The Atlantic etc. listened as I described the truth about Obama yet again, and then said…

    “What about the hate rallies?”

    What f*cking “hate rallies?!” The ones created by the media in their sordid minds? What about Obama’s army of haters? We’ve been listening to them for months, and not a peep about the vicious Obots, the misogyny and rac*-baiting. It’s infuriating.

  255. fuzzy: the middle path is always the most prudent path!

  256. speaking of Biden , someone should ask him if Patti Solis Davis IS indeed his Chief of Staff? Remember Barry hired her for VP chief of Staff?? When all it was was a big FU to Hill .

  257. You know what, I have no idea what Joe Biden is talking about–ever.

  258. julie, that’s funny, I listen to bob and sheri too! I always make it until the first commercial break and when the obama commercial comes on I turn it down for the rest of the ride. sometimes I make it all the way to 540 🙂

  259. ” ….awesome breakfast foods (eggs, cheese grits and biscuits… yum),


    I ate a grit, once.

  260. It worries me to no end that these guys havent even wondered why I am not there I didnot tell them I wasnt coming….

    I am so glad I have you here

  261. Charlie brown halloween is on!!!! I’m so excited!!!

  262. NEW POST!!!!!!!!!

  263. It’s a Jack-o-lantern, Charlie Brown!

  264. SOD—that’s right! then we will retire the pumamobile to the smithsonian

  265. Regency, on October 28th, 2008 at 7:59 pm Said:

    You know what, I have no idea what Joe Biden is talking about–ever.

    Regency – You AND Joe Biden.

  266. Obama’s been talking, but he had to limit his time because of the moderators [not much, all the moderators let him drone on] and by McCain. He likes the stage all to himself. Obama has talked his way into good situations and out of unfavorable situations his whole life. He’s never accomplished anything but talk. It’s always worked before, of course he thinks it will work now. It’s just a new audience to schmooze.

  267. I love a good breakfast crepe- filled with chese shrimp crab and lobster….coverd with more cheese and and asparagas.

  268. fuzzy, you can always come visit me and mawm. 🙂

  269. Gary – you’ve gotta do a NC road trip and pick up all the NC PUMA’s if all goes well next Tuesday! My morning job starts at 5 so I usually get to hear the whole Bob and Sheri show. And yeah, the commercials drive me nuts.

  270. I just saw an AOL poll (???) and it showed McCain creaming O. O’Reilly said that polls he’s seen have called it a dead heat at this point
    But what do they know?

  271. parentofed, on October 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Great point. It’s Barry’s go to in all situations .

  272. All I know is I’m bringing a case of champagne!

  273. I read last week that Dem. John Murtha, powerful Ways and Means chairman, is behind by 5 points. That would be a big blow to Dems in the House.

    Perhaps Murtha regrets calling western Pennsylvannians ‘racists’. Tried cleaning up by calling them ‘rednecks’.

    Those bitter, clinging, racists, rednecks got payback on their minds…perhaps.

  274. That would be awesome Gary!

  275. Fuzzy…steak is just a dead animal on your plate.

  276. Voter rolls stuffed with dead and absent registrants
    JACKSON, MS (WLBT) – Mississippi’s voter situation is hard to believe. Places like Madison County have over 123% more registered voters than people over the age of 18.
    Sue Sautermeister, First District Election Commissioner in Madison County, tried to purge the rolls, but ran into trouble when it was discovered it takes a vote of three of the five election commissioners and the purge cannot take place within 90 days of a federal election.
    Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is the first to admit the situation with voter registration in this state is terrible.
    “It is terrible,” he says. “Combined with the fact that we don’t have voter ID in Mississippi, anybody can show up at any poll that happens to know the people who have left town or died — and go vote for them.”

  277. Virginia: I keep getting ridiculed for this but I still say Obama never wins VA. I’m like the Hollywood producer in “The Godfather,” yelling at Robert Duvall: “Johnny Fontane never gets that picture! I don’t care how many Mafia goombahs come crawling out of the woodwork!” Similarly: Obama never gets Virginia! I don’t care how many Obots come crawling out of the dungpile! As my bettin’ friends say: “House it.”

  278. Ultimately, Obama is not going to do as well in suburban areas as the polls suggest.

    The Bradley Effect is real.

    Of course, the “Mickey Mouse voted for Obama 50 times” Effect is also real.

    So who knows.

  279. cooldude, you are below vile. People like you are a disgrace to every person who ever fought for civil rights.

  280. Here is a 67 page academic research paper on:
    “An Examination of Obama’s Use of Hidden Hypnosis Techniques in His Speeches”

    Click to access Obama%27s_Use_of_Hidden_Hypnosis_techniques_in_His_Speeches.pdf

    Here is an exerpt:
    *Obama’s hypnotic command that…

    “a light will shine down from somewhere, it will light upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, ‘I have to vote for Barack’”

    An example of Obama using both of these hypnotic hand gestures, hypnotic programming followed by hypnotic anchor back to back, in a way that can be nothing other than hypnosis: You can See the video of this speech excerpt:

    Video Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mopkn0lPzM8

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