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A Note to Fixistas

By Ed O'Keefe

In the last three years, The Fix has posted more than 2,400 blog entries -- an amazing feat and proof of his unrivaled work ethic. And as Mr. and Mrs. Fix continue their South American vacation, it's time for the actual blog to take a quick rest as well.

From noon today until approximately 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, The Fix -- and every other blog -- will "migrate" (as they say) to a new hosting facility and new blog software and our hard-working technical colleagues will also "Fix" a few technical details. This means we will not be able to post new items and you will not be able to comment on the posts for the duration of the upgrade. But our Political news will continue on the homepage, and in our politics section. You will also be able to read previously published items without a problem.

We will return with more original political reporting and analysis once the behind the scenes technical work is complete. Thank you fellow Fixistas for your continued loyal participation and check back Wednesday afternoon.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  August 5, 2008; 7:26 AM ET
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What is wrong with the Americans? Why can't Americans and the media investigate all of Obama's stories and relationships? The media should be making an issue about them. Obama is applying for the most challenging job in the "world".

Thank God McCain has the courage to stand up for Americans with his ads.

Just one of many issues surrounding Obama is enough for me and my community.

Obama has minimal government experience, an anti American Pastor as a mentor, many co workers that are radical leaders, a non practicing Muslim father and an Atheist as a mother. Obama is a fast talker, flip flopper and an empty suit running for President: The media and the authorities should be investigating this man.

Just knowing that Louis Farrakhan, anti Semitic, radical, Nation of Islam leader supports Obama should be enough to make our hair stand up on end.
Watch Louis Farrakhan and his followers:

Farrakhan held a rally with 20,000 Islam members in Chicago just a few months ago.

Many questions need answering. One might be: If Obama's father was a non practicing Muslim, how do the international Muslim nations view Obama?

Why shouldn't that be a proper question to ask Obama? Obama is running for President, not American idol. I would ask the same of McCain.

Obama is risky and scary. The media should be investigating Obama’s relationships with radical leaders and anti American supporters as much as they should be reporting about a nominee that was being supported by the KKK.

Posted by: Al from NJ | August 7, 2008 10:01 AM | Report abuse

Fix will hide behind this new software upgrade. You will see a drastic increase in Fix butt kissers as we who question him and his biased reporting for Obama are weeded out!

Posted by: Moniker | August 7, 2008 6:01 AM | Report abuse

Yikes! It looks like old no sizzle Chris
has got into so much free Obama Kool Aid
that now Chris thinks he is the Messiah
Barack Hussein Obama himself,and that must
mean that Fixastas are Chris's Version of
the Obamafools and Obamabots! I wonder will
Chris use 300 Advisors like Obama does?

Posted by: Claudine 1000 | August 7, 2008 1:16 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: ddery | August 6, 2008 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Anonymous | August 6, 2008 3:06 PM | Report abuse

Testing comments ...

Posted by: Bob Greiner | August 6, 2008 6:53 AM | Report abuse

Who the hell cares how long you are gone.

You work for the Washington Post who publishes liars like Dana Milbank and don't correct their lies.

So if you work for the Washington Post you are scum.

Posted by: Ken | August 5, 2008 11:24 AM | Report abuse

I would also hope you take this time to reverse the policy that you put the most recent comments at the top and the older comments on the bottom. I'm always having to start at the bottom and scroll up. It is a major pain!

Posted by: Guy who never posts | August 5, 2008 11:11 AM | Report abuse


Have you checked for moles among the technicians revising your software?

Will registration allow malicious remote computing hackers to filter posts?

Will "Sherry Kay" usurp Chris Cillizza? And who pays "Sherry Kay" anyway? Track "her" down; might be a story there.

Why not keep The Fix open? It's already the best-read political blog in the business... why give those with the technical means the opportunity to tamper with your content or limit access to the site via remote computing?

Don't think that can happen? Research "remote computing" before you answer.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 5, 2008 11:06 AM | Report abuse

blarg, boutan & MarkInAustin, I look forward to seeing you on the presumably registration-required, new & improved Fix.

Posted by: bsimon | August 5, 2008 11:02 AM | Report abuse

So it looks like WAPO Resident Obama Shill
Drippy Dippy Chrissee has started to act
just like His Arrogance Liar in Chief Wannabe Presidential Impostor Messiah Barry
Barack Hussein Obama and proclaimed himself
GOD of Washington Post in Chrissee total
Arrogance,so does Fred know about this yet
now? Fire Drippy Dippy Chrissee!

Posted by: Sherry Kay | August 5, 2008 10:36 AM | Report abuse

Boutan, eml me at
all will be explained.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | August 5, 2008 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I second Blarg's post.
There is a certain disconnect to the campaigns for me. As a veteran of the civil rights movement of '60s, I remain opposed to institutional racism as a matter of law and policy, and I remain disappointed by individuals who are motivated in their decision making by race. But if the campaigns are about:

"they will call me black"
"we will not call him black"

then they are about nothing. There is no "race card". There is the simple fact that BHO is half-black. That could not be more irrelevant to the foreign and domestic policy of the USA than if he were all caucasian by ancestry, or hispanic or asian by ancestry, as well.

It is not as if racists of every persuasion will not notice; they will, regardless of whether or not the campaigns and the media mention it on every possible occasion.

A lot of us want to know about substance. We can see the skin tone of the candidates without help from the campaigns or the media, and we do not care about it.

Then again, if the best they can do is pander on offering a "windfall profits tax" of dubious legality or a "gasoline tax holiday" that would postpone the maintenance of the federal highway and bridge system even further, maybe they should just not say anything.

I continue to think that these men are better than their campaigns - but McC's, especially, is a letdown, perhaps because I expected so much more than Gramm and Kristol on policy.

Posted by: MarkInAustin | August 5, 2008 10:30 AM | Report abuse

Hopefully some of the changes make "37th&OStreet" crawl back into his hole and never bother us again with his mindless drivel...

Posted by: Boutan | August 5, 2008 10:17 AM | Report abuse


The major issue of the week has been the McCain people stating clearly that Obama has been playing the RACE CARD during this year's Campaigns - from the South Carolina primary onward to this summer when Obama keeps on attempting to charge that the Republicans are "going to make people afraid of him."

NOT that the Republicans have said or done anything racist yet, HOWEVER OBAMA KEEPS ON SAYING THAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO BE RACISTS SOON.

Obama's campaign theme now is: YOU ARE A RACIST UNTIL YOU VOTE FOR OBAMA.

In response we post these Video Clips from all the major news FOX MSNBC CNN netwoks:


This is absolutely incredibly AMAZING.

This short Video clip includes THE LATE TIM RUSSERT OF NBC NEWS directly calling out Obama on Obama's Playing of the RACE CARD DURING OBAMA'S CAMPAIGNING IN SOUTH CAROLINA THIS YEAR in the Primary Campaign - in a Divisive and Extremely Shameful and Negative Manner.


Posted by: 37th&OStreet | August 5, 2008 9:56 AM | Report abuse

Good. There are many changes which would improve the readability/usability of the site; hopefully these technical upgrades include some of them.

Posted by: Blarg | August 5, 2008 9:51 AM | Report abuse

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