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Why Should We Care?

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Honestly, can we not get all in a dither that McCain is once again riding on the Flip Flop Express?

Wimpy Republicans?

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I am not sure what to make of this study. I have to be honest, I kept looking for the Onion logo. Anyway:

DURHAM, N.C. -- Young men who voted for Republican John McCain or Libertarian candidate Robert Barr in the 2008 presidential election suffered an immediate drop in testosterone when the election results were announced, according to a study by researchers at Duke University and the University of Michigan.

In contrast, men who voted for the winner, Democrat Barack Obama, had stable testosterone levels immediately after the outcome.

Female study participants showed no significant change in their testosterone levels before and after the returns came in.

No wonder only 20% of the population now support the Republicans.

Hat Tip ASZ

Is It Really That General

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FiveThirtyEight has a poll up about McCain/Palin and the move away from polarizing politics. Now, let me start right out and admit I'm about as knowledgeable about polls as Palin is about coherent speaking, which is to say; not at all.

None the less, is the country really moving away from the old, vilifying politics of old?

Okay, I admit it. I'm not really trying to argue with

What MB Said

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(CNN) -- Sen. John McCain said Monday that President Obama and Democrats will have to "seriously negotiate" with Republicans if they want to pass a stimulus plan with bipartisan support.

Why would anyone listen to John McCain? After having run an incompetent campaign where he picked the worse V.P. running mate this side of China and completely misjudged the looming economic crisis, any credibility he has is currently festering in the local evaporation pond.

Once again, his ignorance to the obvious is on display.


Face it John, you lost. And the Republican party with you.

Or go get drunk. At least than I can understand your delusions.

(CNN) -- Some aides to Sen. John McCain say they weren't happy that running mate Sarah Palin went off script Sunday and turned attention back to the controversy over her wardrobe.

The Alaska governor on Sunday brought up the recent reports regarding the Republican National Committee's $150,000 spending spree on clothing and accessories for the Palin family.

Palin denounced talks of her wardrobe as "ridiculous" and declared emphatically: "Those clothes, they are not my property."

"Just like the lighting and the staging and everything else that the RNC purchased, I'm not taking them with me," she said at a rally in Tampa, Florida.

A senior McCain adviser told CNN that those comments "were not the remarks we sent to her plane." Palin did not discuss the wardrobe story at her rally in Kissimmee, Florida, later in the day.

People, this campaign is collapsing, and neither side is looking good. All I can say is that if these two end up in Washington, we are going to be in for a long 4 years of incompetence, failure, whining, and corruption.

McCain Playing Defense

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CNN Political Ticker

WASHINGTON (CNN) - New polls suggest that John McCain is on defense in four of five states that President Bush won in the last election. CNN/Time Magazine/Opinion Research Corp. surveys released Wednesday afternoon indicate that Barack Obama has a small advantage in Ohio, Nevada, North Carolina and a large lead in Virginia, with John McCain ahead in West Virginia.
Sweet music, sweet music to my ears!

Yeah, that's right. I'm gloating. After 8 years of having to listen to nothing but boasting propaganda from the Mighty Wurlitzer about the momentous political might of the Republican Party, it's nice to see it knocked down to it's proper level.

See, when you are on the defensive, it's because you're losing. Let me repeat that again; LOSING!

And since John McCain was over 90% in the agree with Bush, that makes the inevitable truth apparent.

Losers, losers, losers.
Losers, losers, losers.
Losers, losers, losers.
Losers, losers, losers.
Losers, losers, losers.
Losers, losers, losers.
Losers, losers, losers.

Come on everybody, conga line!
McClatchy Washington Bureau

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- With polls showing him losing ground, Republican John McCain on Tuesday raised the specter of nuclear war to cast doubt on Democrat Barack Obama's readiness to be president
I can't wait to see his version of the Daisy ad.

(CNN) -- Sen. John McCain on Monday is delivering a new speech that a senior aide says he thinks "will begin a turnaround for the campaign" as Election Day approaches.
If you have to announce it's a turnaround, then it's not. McCain's campaign just does not get it. You don't telegraph your moves.

Seriously, how gullible do these idiots think the American electorate is?* Besides, don't talk the talk, walk it. Don't tell me this is going to be a turnaround for his campaign, show me it's going to be a turn around. Make the speech, and then show us substantial increases in the polls. At that point, you'll get my attention. Until then, you know, shut up about what you are going to do.

Honestly, hire Nike to do your PR, because they have the right idea.

* Rhetorical. Duh!

The Washington Times, a conservative newspaper, reported Friday that Obama told Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in June that an agreement between the United States and the leaders to allow U.S. troops to stay in the country after 2008 should not go into effect unless it had congressional approval.

The conversation occurred two weeks after Obama secured the Democratic nomination for president, the newspaper reported.

It was widely reported at the time that Obama had conversations with the Iraqi leadership and expressed similar views publicly at news conferences.

What is interesting in all this, is that at no point does Palin, or any other member of the McCain campaign, explain how this simple act of pointing out the obvious nature of our government (you know, that congress must ratify treaties) is delaying the agreement.

But the campaign of Obama's Republican rival, Sen. John McCain, argued that Obama's call interfered with U.S. efforts to reach a "status of forces agreement" with the Iraqi government. The U.S. and Iraq have yet to announce a final agreement despite numerous reports that one was near.
Again, in desperation, McCain is lashing out in attack instead of presenting his ideas, his policies, his qualities as a leader.

Oh, wait. McSame, McBush, duh! After 7 plus years of Bush, we already have a good example of his ideas, policies and qualities. It's all the same stale, failed thinking that led us to the current state of affairs.

They knows this, so they are left with no other option but to shrill loudly and venomously, making some of the most wildly unsubstantiated claims possible. I'd like to see the McCain's campaign's proof that this call, and subsequent statements in public appearances, interfered with the process of establishing a status of forces agreement.

There is an old adage; the squeaky wheel gets the attention. However, sometimes that means the squeaky wheel gets replaced.

John and Sarah; the McSquekies.

The Washington Monthly

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The Washington Monthly

Campaigning in Wisconsin alongside Palin, McCain, complaining about earmarks, said, "[W]e've had a Bridge to Nowhere, $233 million bridge in Alaska, which I'm glad, happy to say, this governor stood up against."

Now, every reporter on hand knew he was lying. I suspect even most of the crowd knew he was lying. Palin knew it, McCain knew it, practically everyone knew it. The line was debunked, over and over again, more than a month ago.

This, of course, leads to a few questions. Why on earth would McCain bring back a demonstrably ridiculous claim now? Does he not remember last month? Is there really something wrong with his cognitive skills?

Okay, we are approaching end of Reagan's second term behavior now. He is simply not dealing well with the pressure. This man can not be the President. He does not have the mental ability to handle the stress.

Okay, there are misspeaks, and then there are misspeaks that say something. This misspeak says something:

I think this man needs a thorough medical examination -- with a neurologist.

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