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By Paul Volpe  |  August 25, 2008; 4:56 PM ET
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caflynline and johnny rotten--well-done!

Posted by: dch | August 26, 2008 10:40 AM | Report abuse

I've heard of dumb and dumber... but McCain and Romney come across as "rich and richer". They are completely out of touch with Americans.

Perhaps their campaign bumper sticker will read:
"McCain-Out Of Touch/Romney-Doesn't Care-08"!

Or this one:
McCain 2008: "My friends... noun... verb... POW"

Posted by: ace mcfunkenstein | August 25, 2008 10:50 PM | Report abuse

Wow... the haters are out today! Michelle Obama is a Harvard trained lawyer, wife and mother to two well-behaved adorable girls. She's never stolen drugs from a charity, never stolen a husband from a disfigured woman, never stolen her dignity by refusing to acknowledge her half-siblings and instead turning off their credit cards on her father's death and refusing to share even the smallest amount of a $100 Million fortune. Yeah ... Michelle Obama is such a problem, NOT. Please, glass houses ... don't get stoned ...

Posted by: straight talk my a** | August 25, 2008 7:59 PM | Report abuse

85,000 Americans died fighting Communism.
Obama is an affront to their sacrifice

Is It Time To Elect A President Who Appreciates Communism?

Is It Time To Elect A President Who Appreciates Communism?
Barack Obama's Mother
I thought you might find the following article from interesting:

How 'bout them apples!!??

Posted by: Like apples? | August 25, 2008 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Will Michelle rage against Whitey and how they keep raising the bar as she's done in the past?

Posted by: Chevy | August 25, 2008 6:09 PM | Report abuse

Trivia: The state bug of Delaware is the ladybug (Hillary?). Delegates, please check Biden for loose ticks, too.

Posted by: JC | August 25, 2008 5:23 PM | Report abuse

Here's something quite odd:

Posted by: anne onimus | August 25, 2008 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Really enjoying the Web cast, Chris . . . especially the, ah, decidedly informal vibe (!) you and Richard W. have adopted. Great fun. Thanks for saving my afternoon!

Posted by: Scott S. | August 25, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Why Biden's plagiarism should not be forgotten.

Posted by: fail | August 25, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Johnny Rotten: I'll still give you McCain and ten points.

Given that the Republicans get to pick a Vice President, they lose one way or another. Joe Lieberman, or anyone to the left of Westbrook Pegler will cause the 26%ers to look at John's zombie like concentration and they will vote Barr in self defense.

Anyone else and some Left Wing swift boat group starts pointing out John's amazingly lifelike state, and running an on air pool over how many weeks it will be before the reincarnation of Dick Siduus gets to officially run the country. that should scare the middle 26%ers into voting for Ralph, or Ross as a write in.

By the way, you left out Barack having to name the number of Angels that can dance on the head of a pin on The Hour of Power, justify it with the best Thomist arguments, and not look like a Dominican while doing it.

Posted by: | August 25, 2008 4:42 PM | Report abuse

Volume on TV feed could use a boost, at least on my laptop.

Posted by: speak up! | August 25, 2008 4:30 PM | Report abuse


Barack Obama must get a six-hundred and thirty-eight point bounce.

Barack Obama must be inspiring, but not TOO INSPIRING SO AS TO SEEM A PROPHET, and present his ideas clearly, but not TOO CLEARLY SO AS TO SEEM SIMPLISTIC, and with specifics, but not TOO MANY SPECIFICS SO AS TO SEEM WONKY, and be tough, but not TOO TOUGH SO AS TO SEEM TO HAVE GONE NEGATIVE.

Barack Obama must walk on water (but not in such a way that suggests that either he or his supporters see him as a deity) and give a speech in front of 70,000 people (but not in a way that suggests that he's a celebrity) and completely unify the party (but not in such a way that suggests that said party is "liberal") and speak to the base (but not so much that suggests he's "out of the mainstream of America" ) and embrace Democratic ideals (but not so much as to suggest he's "going back to the days of Jimmy Carter") and remind America about all the good that happened under the last Democratic administration (without using the words "Bill" or "Clinton" or "Hope" or "Cigar" or "Blue Dress").

Barack Obama must be able to quote all the lyrics from American Pie and solve the New York Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle in less that seven minutes and win American Idol and juggle a half dozen flaming chain-saws and name the capitols of all forty-nine states (Hawaii being recently deemed Unamerican and sold to the Chinese for a bag of gumballs) and eat poorly prepared Fugu without dying.

Barack Obama must be black, but not too black, and not black while trying to seem white, and certainly not black while trying to be white without trying to LOOK LIKE he's trying to look greyish-blue.*

(*Ronald Reagan, with a deep, rich, Coppertone tan is the preferred outcome.)

Barack Obama must convince Joe Biden to wear a blonde wig and a pants suit.

Barack Obama must council his wife to appear strong, but not uppity, smart, but not elitist, sure of herself, yet still subservient and willing to bake a pie and stitch the hem of a skirt. Barack Obama must also convince Michelle to leave her machine-gun, eye-patch and twelve-inch afro back at the hotel.

Barack Obama must survive SIX years as a POW at the hands of the Marine from The Village People.

Barack Obama must inspire Tinky Winky to have a heterosexual threesome with La-La and Dipsy. Same with Dumbledore. Same also with Senator Larry Craig.

Barack Obama must wrestle a live Puma and win over the "sheet-wearing, still-naming-their-sons Adolph" demographic and bowl a three hundred game and prove without a shadow of a doubt that he doesn't want to have sex with someone's white sister and create a car that can drive a hundred miles using only the flesh of a single terrorist and bleed red, white and blue when stuck in the eye with a flag pin.

Barack Obama must ride a camel through the eye of a needle.

John McCain... needs to live through his next speech.

Posted by: Johnny Rotten | August 25, 2008 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Have fun and don't drink to much, Chris!

John McCain is soaring to new heights of hypocrisy on his wife's personal jet. He flies around the country bent on duping the public into believing he's "one of them," a regular guy who can empathize with Americans facing an overwhelming economic crush. What's more, he disparages those who oppose his ridiculous policy proposals as "elitist." But who's the real elitist?

The REAL McCain is a multimillionaire who owns ten luxurious homes. The REAL McCain backs President Bush's tax cuts for big corporations. The REAL McCain empathizes only with the interests of our nation's wealthy minority, not its money-strapped majority. But far too many are buying into McCain's deceit because the corporate press won't present the whole picture.

Posted by: ZappoDave | August 25, 2008 4:09 PM | Report abuse

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