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Political Take: On Tightening In A Center-Right County

The Fix and Newsweek boss Jon Meacham got together this morning to chat about the next six days and what comes next.

It's the Political Take:

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 29, 2008; 5:00 PM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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Just change the headline from 'county' to 'country'.

Posted by: TomJx | October 31, 2008 2:20 AM | Report abuse

Just change the headline from 'county' to 'country'.

Posted by: TomJx | October 31, 2008 2:17 AM | Report abuse

As to 37th and O, morons will be morons.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | October 30, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Political Take: On Tightening In A Center-Right County

Countrywide and worldwide if you would educate yourselves on the history of our country, it's past and present status you would come to understand why Obama would be the best elect for the President of this great nation. This election is no doubt bigger and more historic than most of the minds and shrewd comments posted within. People perish from a lack of knowledge and Obama has surrendered this knowledge in hopes of sparing our country to be perished. Now that is why I support Obama to the fullest and beyond, because he and his supporters have the knowledge, love America and knows whats best for America. Therefore, I rest my case in recommending Barack Obama as President of the United States of America. God Bless America!

Posted by: Nisey01 | October 30, 2008 2:48 PM | Report abuse

Has anybody ever figured out where 37th and O's blog was voted so highly for election coverage? I would love to know where that comes from.

I'm just waiting for him to go all apoplectic on us. All those capital letters and exclamation points... he's got to be close.

Posted by: alkuth | October 30, 2008 10:47 AM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 30, 2008 7:24 AM | Report abuse

This notion that the U.S. is a center-right country may have held credence during the 1980s and 1990s. But not currently.

The country now is very centrist. The conservatives are going to be repudiated in the coming election. Of course, the irony is that what will remain of the Republican Party at the national level is likely even further to the right than those who currently hold office.

Republicans, especially conservatives, are facing an era where if Democrats are able to effectively capitalize upon the opportunity presented by the 2008 election, they could be left out in the cold for decades.

McCain's biggest mistake in the Presidential campaign was in the decision to run to the far-right, to the ultra-conservative base of his party. Had he instead run to the middle, the election would have been much closer, and he might actually have a chance.

This election is about the repudiation of the failed conservative economic theory that has been implemented into public policy over the past quarter century. Former Nixon strategist Kevin Phillips foreshadowed much of the current economic crisis and the prospects for a new progressive era of public policy in his book "Wealth and Democracy," which should be required reading for all who think seriously about the direction of the nation.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | October 30, 2008 4:23 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: officermancuso | October 29, 2008 10:30 PM | Report abuse

It was what I expected from Obama, well-made, touching and inspirational. What I found the most striking was that he didn't launch a single negative attack against McCain during his 30 minute dominance of the air waves. It went beyond the usual talk of politicians at this stage in the game and offered a positive vision of the future. Compared to this, the attacks coming from McCain and Palin seem very petty.

Posted by: CohtR | October 29, 2008 10:13 PM | Report abuse

kinoworks: I think they will suffering from PESD = Post election stress disorder.

After all, their entire world view is coming apart and they are getting rather hysterical.

Maybe some effete liberals can arrange counseling for them next Wednesday morning.

:-)

Posted by: toritto | October 29, 2008 10:07 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Lots of racists have crawled out of their double-wides tonight. What are all you angry white trash going to do when you lose (and you will lose)? Riot? Lynch some dark people? Have a drag race? Burn down a local black church?

Posted by: kinoworks | October 29, 2008 10:00 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:55 PM | Report abuse


The Obama people simply do not get it - they are completely clueless - there is an economic crisis - the country needs someone with leadership abilities and experience.

The country does not need someone who no economic or business experience except for buying cocaine.

McCain and Sarah Palin understand what it will take to lead this nation back to prosperity.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse
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With fear of actually having a serious conversation, what skills does Mccain bring? His wife may be more qualified then Palin or John Mccain. Have you ever met Mccain? I have and talked with him for quite a while. This guy is nothing and far from trustworthy. The scariest part now is his age. He is not even in control of his campaign. They may let him sit in the chair but if you think John Mccain would actually be the president you are way off. He would be little more then a puppet. He is just a weak old man. Palin they would just get rid of and put in who ever they want. There is enough on her that she would be forced to resign. You think it is bad now, let Mccain get in as a puppet leader.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 29, 2008 9:26 PM | Report abuse


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The Obama people simply do not get it - they are completely clueless - there is an economic crisis - the country needs someone with leadership abilities and experience.

The country does not need someone who no economic or business experience except for buying cocaine.

McCain and Sarah Palin understand what it will take to lead this nation back to prosperity.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:19 PM | Report abuse

pop, Fantastic!!!!!!!

To have been a part of that must have been something! Incredible!!!!

Looking forward to hear more about it when you have time. After reading Drudge's hateful junk all day, and listening to continuous sewage about some irrelevant Palestinian college professor's going-away party, this message of hope was what we all needed. It reminds us we all have the same problems. We're in this together.

Obama took this thing to a whole new, presidential level -- just soared like an eagle and Mac/Palin are turkeys on the ground trying to figure it all out. Goodnight.
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"If you were watching the 8 pm spot Obama bought you saw my wife, she was in the VIP section. She just called me, her phone didn't want to work inside. She got to spend a minute with him talking right after the speech. He is off to a thing now with Bill Clinton that will be on at 11pm. I am sure it will be on MSNBC.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 29, 2008 9:04 PM"

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 29, 2008 9:16 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Obama never said the words "John Mccain". I was very glad he didn't.
Lets hope when this is over we never have to hear from that despicable man again.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 29, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

One last question....could a properly voice-trained Cillizza be the next great Tenor?

Posted by: officermancuso | October 29, 2008 9:10 PM | Report abuse

bway joe wrote:

In the MSNBC post-speech analysis, Olbermann -- I guess b/c he doesn't have kids -- was way too cynical and didn't seem to get it. Matthews, who IS a family guy, clearly DID; you sensed Chris wanted to lose it right on the air. We all did, Chris.

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Exactly. It was excellent. Watch the polls! Obama will now surge...now or on Nov 4.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 9:08 PM | Report abuse

I agree that the race is tightening. "Buyers remorse" and all that. I further agree that a hearty chuckle (which Chris couldn't help but unleashing) is the proper medicine for advocates of democracy when democracy's advocates become absurdly partisan.

What are the odds that the clip would be preceded by someone selling something using a pseudo-Italian accent? LOL!

Posted by: officermancuso | October 29, 2008 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Totally agree.

The surge began with General Colin Luther Powell's MTP presentation making the formal case for O and against Mac and Palin. Obama's incredible message of hope tonight for all Americans regardless of race, creed, or religion will now take the surge to a new level. The folks Mac is reaching through his message of hate, division, bigotry, and warmongering are lost souls. Just pray for them. BHO, 44th President of the United States, please come forward and take the oath of office....

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The infomercial is excellent.

Perfect pitch.

Hitting it out of the park!

The real surge begins!

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 8:12 PM

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 29, 2008 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Obama's Message of Hope totally blew me away.

He gets it. He understands the enormity of the economic problems the country faces. (No, Mac the fundamentals of our economy are NOT sound). I was deeply touched by the stories of the hard-times, real people depicted in this brilliantly produced film. The scene where the older lady tried unsuccessfully to straighten out her crooked arthritic fingers was heart-breaking.

If Mac/Palin now wants to follow this powerful message of hope with more blather about Resko, Ayers, the Palestinian college professor's going-away party, and Mac's other ugly, angry, mean-spirited bigoted sewage, please go ahead. If he does, it will say far more about him than it will about O.

In the MSNBC post-speech analysis, Olbermann -- I guess b/c he doesn't have kids -- was way too cynical and didn't seem to get it. Matthews, who IS a family guy, clearly DID; you sensed Chris wanted to lose it right on the air. We all did, Chris.

BHO, the 44th President of the United States, may end up being the best of them all. Powerful stuff. Powerful stuff.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 29, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse
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If you were watching the 8 pm spot Obama bought you saw my wife, she was in the VIP section. She just called me, her phone didn't want to work inside. She got to spend a minute with him talking right after the speech. He is off to a thing now with Bill Clinton that will be on at 11pm. I am sure it will be on MSNBC.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 29, 2008 9:04 PM | Report abuse

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In an Obama presidency, will he delay throwing out the first pitch because of an INFOMERCIAL?!?! Think - Obama hopes to appeal to those receptive to offers of two Flow-Bees for one, or 15 minutes a week to SIXPACK ABS!

AN INFOMERCIAL! How about an Infomercial about Obama's links to AYERS and IRAN-CONTRA?

Where is the infomercial about REZKO paying for Obama's MALAYSIAN driver's license?

SPREAD THE WEALTH! Another get-rich scheme, just like on late-night CNBC!

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Posted by: 37thand0St | October 29, 2008 8:58 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 8:56 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe

How much is the Obama campaign paying you to lie to the readers here?

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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 8:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama's Message of Hope totally blew me away.

He gets it. He understands the enormity of the economic problems the country faces. (No, Mac the fundamentals of our economy are NOT sound). I was deeply touched by the stories of the hard-times, real people depicted in this brilliantly produced film. The scene where the older lady tried unsuccessfully to straighten out her crooked arthritic fingers was heart-breaking.

If Mac/Palin now wants to follow this powerful message of hope with more blather about Resko, Ayers, the Palestinian college professor's going-away party, and Mac's other ugly, angry, mean-spirited bigoted sewage, please go ahead. If he does, it will say far more about him than it will about O.

In the MSNBC post-speech analysis, Olbermann -- I guess b/c he doesn't have kids -- was way too cynical and didn't seem to get it. Matthews, who IS a family guy, clearly DID; you sensed Chris wanted to lose it right on the air. We all did, Chris.

BHO, the 44th President of the United States, may end up being the best of them all. Powerful stuff. Powerful stuff.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 29, 2008 8:52 PM | Report abuse

New huge rejection of McCain:

New England's lone House Republican appears to have publicly broken with his party's standard-bearer, saying John McCain has not run a clean campaign and is likely to lose his bid for the presidency.

"I just don't see how [McCain] can win," Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays told the Yale Daily News earlier this week. "He has lost his brand as a maverick; he did not live up to his pledge to fight a clean campaign." Shays, who in 2006 became the only Republican congressman from New England, perennially finds himself in a heated re-election race.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 8:42 PM | Report abuse

toritto, Thanx.

Posted by: mark_in_austin | October 29, 2008 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

I love all the chatter about “reverse racism” and how blacks have “a chip on their shoulders” and should “get over it”.

I’m an old retired “wop”. When I was a kid I lived in an Italian neighborhood in New York and never saw a black face. In public school every kid’s name ended in a vowel. I learned nothing in school of Jim Crow or segregation in the South. I learned nothing of black history other than they were slaves before the Civil War and Booker T. Washington. I learned nothing of my own history. The “history of America” was quite sanitized.

I got a job in a bank mail room when I was 16 and met my first black man up close and personal. I’ll call him J. J. He was a grown man doing the same job as a high school kid.

I cringe to this day when I think of the fact that I called him “boy” more than once. Why? Because I had seen it in the movies and didn’t know any better. I was totally ignorant..

After I did it several times he quietly but firmly asked that I not call him that. His name was “John”. His dignity made me understand that I had done something dreadfully wrong. He looked at me like a disapproving father.

I learned from that man his struggles and his family’s struggles and what it meant to be a black man in America.

I left that job and went on to college in the South and learned. I spent four years in the Army during Vietnam and learned some more.

Then came the murder of civil rights workers in Mississippi and the death of Viola Liuzzo.

:Liuzzo was one of “my people”.. She left her home to travel to Selma because she had been horrified by the TV coverage of the march over the Edmund Pettus Bridge. She went to help.

While driving marchers home she was spotted by Klan members, chased 20 miles and shot dead in her car. Her funeral was held in Detroit attended by many prominent members of the civil rights movement and the Michigan state government, including Dr. King, James Farmer and Roy Wilkins.

It was later revealed that there was an FBI informant in the car with the Klan during the shooting. He did nothing to stop the murder. J. Edgar Hoover didn’t care for the civil rights movement.

Two weeks later a burning cross was placed in front of Viola’s old home.

We have come along way since those days. We still have a long way to go.

If you want to know what 1940s America (not 1860s America) was really like for black people read Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 masterpiece “An American Dilemma - The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy”. Walk a mile in another man’s shoes.


Posted by: toritto | October 29, 2008 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I've had enough. I'm reporting 37+0. I encourage you guys to do the same. The exact same post over and over and over again? This is just ridiculous.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 29, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

The infomercial is excellent.

Perfect pitch.

Hitting it out of the park!

The real surge begins!

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 8:12 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 8:07 PM | Report abuse

Pew has O up 15, 19 among folks who already voted. The Post today has O up 8. All is well. The Gallup poll (+3)Sludge keeps pushing Gallup no longer stands behind; that's why Gallup did a new "expanded" poll, which now shows O up 7.

O is surging strongly on a state by state basis. This today from AP:
"Barack Obama leads in four states won by President Bush in 2004 and is essentially tied in two other Republican states, according to new AP-GfK battleground polling that suggests most roads to victory are closed to John McCain. Obama could win big.

While no poll can predict next week's results, the AP-GfK surveys explain why Obama is hoping not just for a win but a transcendent victory that remakes the nation's political map. McCain is scrambling to defend states where he wouldn't even be campaigning if the race were closer."

Pop, don't hold your breath waiting for Phalin to release the medical records since it is unlikely they will document the last pregnancy she claimed. And who knows what else is in there???

Virginia, VOTE EARLY so America can go to bed early Nov. 4. GO VIRGINIA! er, sorry, Joe McCain, "communist occupied territory." That okay, Joe?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 29, 2008 7:58 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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.

Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Pew has O up 15, 19 among folks who already voted. The Post today has O up 8. All is well. The Gallup poll (+3)Sludge keeps pushing Gallup no longer stands behind; that's why Gallup did a new "expanded" poll, which now shows O up 7.

O is surging strongly on a state by state basis. This today from AP:
"Barack Obama leads in four states won by President Bush in 2004 and is essentially tied in two other Republican states, according to new AP-GfK battleground polling that suggests most roads to victory are closed to John McCain. Obama could win big.

While no poll can predict next week's results, the AP-GfK surveys explain why Obama is hoping not just for a win but a transcendent victory that remakes the nation's political map. McCain is scrambling to defend states where he wouldn't even be campaigning if the race were closer."

Pop, don't hold your breath waiting for Phalin to release the medical records since it is unlikely they will document the last pregnancy she claimed. And who knows what else is in there???

Virginia, VOTE EARLY so America can go to bed early Nov. 4. GO VIRGINIA! er, sorry, Joe McCain, "communist occupied territory." That okay, Joe?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | October 29, 2008 7:57 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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.

Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

What do you suppose is in there she doesn't want people to know? People are pretty certain there is an abortion in there before she was married. We know there has been drug use but to what extent and has she ever been treated for drug dependency? How about treatment for mental problems. People around her right now say she suffers from depression. Enquiring minds want to know if she may be our VP. I suspect the republicans don't care. it would give them an excuse to dump her if Mccain got elected and put in who they really want.

Still no Medical Records from Palin; What's the Hold Up?

October 29, 2008 1:20 PM

ABC News Kate Snow reports: Governor Palin's campaign still has not released any information regarding her medical records despite frequent requests from the news media and the campaign's own assertion that they would release this information soon.

On Sunday morning, Palin spokeswoman Tracey Schmitt told ABC News that the campaign had planned to release information on her medical history early this week.

Today is Wednesday.

ABC News has asked every day this week about the status of the release of information and received no updates from the campaign. It is unclear what is holding things up.

"We are working on this and it will happen sooner than later," Schmitt said on Sunday.

Aides suggested privately that there was nothing to hide in the records, but that it was simply taking a while to call doctors and round up the appropriate information to release.

But an entire week?

It was last Wednesday that Governor Palin said she would be "fine" with releasing her records.

She is the only one of the presidential or vice presidential candidates who has not released any health information about herself.

Palin did suggest that releasing her records could be fodder for political attacks of some kind.

"So be it, if that will allow some curiosity seekers, perhaps, to have one more thing that they can either check the box off that they can find something to criticize, perhaps, or find something to rest them assured over. Fine. I'm healthy, I'm happy, had five kids. That is going to be in the medical records. Never been seriously ill or hurt. You will see that in the medical records if they're released," Palin told NBC's Brian Williams.

Posted by: popasmoke | October 29, 2008 7:31 PM | Report abuse

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Chris - I watched this video for the sevent time this afternoon. One effect you did not mention from Obama's BAGMAN style fund-raising is the freedom it affords to hire an ARMY of Obama-bots, to staff HQ and bat down THE TRUTH.

The MSM did not cover the amount of money REZKO donated to REVEREND WRIGHT'S church. Untold is how Obama plans to PARDON WILLIAM AYERS for his role in the Watergate burglaries and COVER-UPS.

These topics will be examined during the eventual Obama ADMINISTRATION, and I eagerly anticipate them. But Obama will have the resources of the entire federal governemnt to finance and staff an OBAMA-BOT SPIN ROOM.

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Posted by: 37thand0St | October 29, 2008 7:28 PM | Report abuse

37thandO,

You're positively frothing at the mouth!!

Posted by: al_jal | October 29, 2008 7:12 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 7:05 PM | Report abuse

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If there was a white Presidential candidate who was found to be a member of a racist church, same as the Rev. Wright's church except substitute "white values" for "black values" and visa vera, THE MEDIA WOULD BE IN TOTAL ATTACK MODE AGAINST THAT WHITE CANDIDATE.


OBAMA IS A RACIST - OBAMA HAS GIVE $20,000.00 TO A RACIST CHURCH IN ONE YEAR.


Washington Post - there are a lot of Churches in Chicago which are black and which are not racist - Obama did not have to give $20,000.00 to this one Church - STOP GIVING OBAMA A PASS ON HIS RACISM AGAINST WHITES.


WAKE UP WASHINGTON POST WAKE UP MEDIA.


WAKE UP AMERICA.


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Exactly right he's racist. Just listen to Irreverend Wrong, his pastor for many, many years.


Exactly right he's socialist. Just listen to him admit it to Joe the Plumber, or his interviews in the past.


Exactly right he's a rotten human being. Just look at his abortion voting record.


Exactly right he has questionable judgment. Just look at his associations with people in his past.


Exactly right he's corrupt. Just look at the Rezko land deal.


Exactly right he's a liar. Just look at what he says about taxes vs. how he's actually voted.


Exactly right he has no executive experience. Just look at his resume -- or lack thereof.


Exactly right he's secretive. Just look at his lack of birth certificate, SAT scores, grades, etc. etc., etc.


Exactly right he'll be challenged in his first 6 months of office if elected. Just look at what he says about meeting unconditionally with world leaders.


We cannot be SERIOUS about electing this guy!! Obama in charge of nukes?! What. The.


Sorry George Washington, we messed everything up.


We stopped demanding the best people in the White House.


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Posted by: 37thandOSt | October 29, 2008 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Lordy.

Who gave Zouky methamphetamines?

I think we are witnessing a nervous breakdown on-line.

Posted by: wpost4112 | October 29, 2008 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Obama has an INDONESIAN driver's license

As a famous moonbat once chanted:

No controlling legal authority

No controlling legal authority

No controlling legal authority

No controlling legal authority

Depends on the meaning of the word is.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 29, 2008 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Interesting note on how libs think.

Obama musing to himself: I am way ahead in the polls, looks like a landslide victory. now I still have all this money sitting around, that other people, mostly foreigners, found a way to get to me. since it is not my money, I will splurge it on my enormous ego and lecture the voters for about half an hour.

If this election gig ever fails, I could get comfortable in the prime time slot. I am really such a big celebrity now. I hope Barbera sings at my inaugural.

sure beats feeding the homeless. but how I love spending other peoples money on my personal agenda. this is much more fun than community organizing. Perhaps I have finally found myself and accomplished something. I'll show all those racists now.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 29, 2008 6:39 PM | Report abuse

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Democrats always say they will turn out to vote, but never do. They blame the Supreme Court, Katherine Harris, and the CONSTITUTION for Al Gore's futile run, but do not look in the mirror. If they could have stayed away from the TRACK or torn themselves from DAYS OF OUR LIVES and gone to vote, they would have nothing to blame.

Deja vu in 2004. Swift boats, T. Boone Pickens, blah blah blah.

More of the SAME next week. Eventually it will sink in that Obama has an INDONESIAN driver's license and is thus ineligible to be president, and will stay home. They will connect AYERS to the evils of Watergate, and be discouraged. Joe BIDEN's misogyny displayed during the debates with Palin will do him in.

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Posted by: 37thand0St | October 29, 2008 6:36 PM | Report abuse

McCain + Palin = ACORN
Another
Crock
Of
Republican
Nonsense

Posted by: al_jal | October 29, 2008 6:28 PM | Report abuse

I have decided to become extra patriotic with my new found liberalism. Instead of putting my hand over my heart, or wearing a flag pin, which are fake displays of patriotism, I will, instead, opt for paying loads more taxes.

this is so much better than supporting the military, those baby killing maggots who bomb villages and murder civilians.

go Murtha!!!

I plan to enlist in the newly formed department of Peace so I can go hand out food in darfur. If anyone shoots at me, I will conduct diplomacy and talk them out of it. Just keep those vultures at fox news away from me. they are just plain mean. or as they say typical white people.

Posted by: king_of_zouk | October 29, 2008 6:25 PM | Report abuse

McCain + Palin = ACORN
Another
Crock
Of
Republican
Nonsense

Posted by: al_jal | October 29, 2008 6:23 PM | Report abuse

McCain + Palin = ACORN
Another
Crock
Of
Republican
Nonsense

Posted by: al_jal | October 29, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

37thand0St, there is so much wrong with your last post.

The World Series will not be delayed. First pitch (as such, seeing as how they're starting the game tonight in the sixth inning) will be as scheduled. The only adjustment that will be made is to the pre-game.

Obama never said there is nothing he enjoys more than Joe Buck commentary and pointless pregame fanfare.

Seriously, a constitutional amendment to adopt socialism in favor of capitalism? The Constitution doesn't even endorse an economic system in the first place, so such an amendment wouldn't even be necessary.

Really, were do you find this stuff? Wow.

Posted by: JohninMpls | October 29, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

37thand0St, there is so much wrong with your last post.

The World Series will not be delayed. First pitch (as such, seeing as how they're starting the game tonight in the sixth inning) will be as scheduled. The only adjustment that will be made is to the pre-game.

Obama never said there is nothing he enjoys more than Joe Buck commentary and pointless pregame fanfare.

Seriously, a constitutional amendment to adopt socialism in favor of capitalism? The Constitution doesn't even endorse an economic system in the first place, so such an amendment wouldn't even be necessary.

Really, were do you find this stuff? Wow.

Posted by: JohninMpls | October 29, 2008 6:20 PM | Report abuse

37thand0St, there is so much wrong with your last post.

The World Series will not be delayed. First pitch (as such, seeing as how they're starting the game tonight in the sixth inning) will be as scheduled. The only adjustment that will be made is to the pre-game.

Obama never said there is nothing he enjoys more than Joe Buck commentary and pointless pregame fanfare.

Seriously, a constitutional amendment to adopt socialism in favor of capitalism? The Constitution doesn't even endorse an economic system in the first place, so such an amendment wouldn't even be necessary.

Really, whence does this crap fountain spring to which you must constantly trek to refill your bucket of nonsense?

Posted by: JohninMpls | October 29, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

37thand0St, there is so much wrong with your last post.

The World Series will not be delayed. First pitch (as such, seeing as how they're starting the game tonight in the sixth inning) will be as scheduled. The only adjustment that will be made is to the pre-game.

Obama never said there is nothing he enjoys more than Joe Buck commentary and pointless pregame fanfare.

Seriously, a constitutional amendment to adopt socialism in favor of capitalism? The Constitution doesn't even endorse an economic system in the first place, so such an amendment wouldn't even be necessary.

Really, whence does this crap fountain spring to which you must constantly trek to refill your bucket of nonsense? Wow.

Posted by: JohninMpls | October 29, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

On a massive insight or awareness that there really is no "free lunch" stops BO.

Posted by: leapin | October 29, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

McCain + Palin = ACORN
Another
Crock
Of
Republican
Nonsense

Posted by: al_jal | October 29, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

McCain + Palin = ACORN
Another
Crock
Of
Republican
Nonsense

Posted by: al_jal | October 29, 2008 6:10 PM | Report abuse

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Obama says he enjoys nothing more than a WELL_PLAYED baseball game, but delays the beginning of the World Series. HYPOCRITE.

Obama attacks Sarah Palin for clothing her family with LEGITIMATE campaign funds, but Joe Biden walks off the set when a LOCAL NEWS reporter questions his hair plugs. HYPOCRITE.

Banks across the nations set up MASTER bank accounts for anyone to walk in off the street to deposit to OBAMA/BIDEN campaign coffers, no questions asked, as much as you can carry in. HYPOCRITE.

Obama is a Constitutional scholar, but he advocates a constitutional amendment officially changing style of government from capitalism to socialism. HYPOCRITE.

Obama loves Joe the Plumber, but his campaign STRONGARMS various Ohio social agencies into jackbooted ransacking of Joe's computer files. HYPOCRITE.

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Posted by: 37thand0St | October 29, 2008 5:56 PM | Report abuse

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Obama says he enjoys nothing more than a WELL_PLAYED baseball game, but delays the beginning of the World Series. HYPOCRITE.

Obama attacks Sarah Palin for clothing her family with LEGITIMATE campaign funds, but Joe Biden walks off the set when a LOCAL NEWS reporter questions his hair plugs. HYPOCRITE.

Banks across the nations set up MASTER bank accounts for anyone to walk in off the street to deposit to OBAMA/BIDEN campaign coffers, no questions asked, as much as you can carry in. HYPOCRITE.

Obama is a Constitutional scholar, but he advocates a constitutional amendment officially changing style of government from capitalism to socialism. HYPOCRITE.

Obama loves Joe the Plumber, but his campaign STRONGARMS various Ohio social agencies into jackbooted ransacking of Joe's computer files. HYPOCRITE.

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Posted by: 37thand0St | October 29, 2008 5:55 PM | Report abuse

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/10/myth-of-lag.html

An argument against the statement that state polls lag behind national polls.

And yes, Virginia will tell the story of the night. Whoever wins the state wins the election.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 29, 2008 5:33 PM | Report abuse

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2008/10/myth-of-lag.html

An argument against the statement that state polls lag behind national polls.

And yes, Virginia will tell the story of the night. Whoever wins the state wins the election.

Posted by: DDAWD | October 29, 2008 5:32 PM | Report abuse

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