The SarahCuda on the attack

posted at 12:45 pm on October 4, 2008 by Ed Morrissey

The Free Sarah Palin strategy has already begun to pay dividends.  Palin returned to the traditional running-mate role of attack dog, reminding voters of Barack Obama’s accusation that American troops had a strategy in Afghanistan of “air-raiding villages and bombing civilians”.  Palin considers that a disqualifying event for a person seeking the position of Commander in Chief:

Speaking to Fox News on Friday, Sarah Palin indicated for the first time that she does not consider Barack Obama qualified to be commander in chief and sharply criticized him for saying last year that U.S. troops in Afghanistan are “just air raiding villages and killing civilians.”

Calling Obama “reckless,” Palin said that where she comes from Obama’s remarks “disqualify someone from consideration for the next commander-in-chief.”

“Some of his comments that he’s made about the war, that I think, in my world disqualify someone from consideration for the next commander-in-chief,” said Palin. “Some of the comments he’s made about Afghanistan, what we are doing there, ‘just air raiding villages and killing civilians.’ That’s reckless.”

Those comments came in August 2007, when Obama tried criticizing the Bush administration’s military strategy in Afghanistan.  Here’s the video:

We’ve gotta get the job done there,and that requires us to have enough troops so that we’re not just air raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous problems there.

For some, that recalled the accusations made against the military during the Vietnam War. The NATO effort in Afghanistan doesn’t involve “just air-raiding villages and bombing civilians”, certainly not as a strategy. Obama essentially accused the US and its allies of committing war crimes, although he appeared completely ignorant of the implications of his own accusation.

Interestingly, Adam Gadahn has just resurfaced in a 30-minute video, and he makes the same accusations. “Azzam al-Amriki” talks about “carpet bombing” at about the 6-minute mark. Gadahn, thought to be dead, appears to have lost a lot of weight. Maybe he was on the Al-Qaeda Fat Farm for the last few months.

Palin does a good job in bringing this back to the forefront. Either Obama meant to smear the military leadership in Afghanistan, including that of our allies, or he didn’t have the first clue what he was saying. Neither commends itself for someone who would command our military during this war, especially the fact that Obama made that accusation without ever having traveled to Afghanistan to see the situation for himself.


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Thinking of Chicago, where I grew up, I have a question for McCain to consider in the final four weeks of campaigning. With his final breaths, in The Untouchables, Jim Malone (Sean Connery’s character) grabbed Eliot Ness (Kevin Costner’s character) and demanded to know, “What are you prepared to do? What are you prepared to do?”

Obama is evil and he’s un-American. McCain and Palin have to pull out all the legitimate stops to prevent this plague: issues, culture, whatever–there’s no shortage of material. Scorched earth. Nobody wants or needs nonsense. But just as about 40% of the country couldn’t understand the hullabalo surrounding the unbelievable financial conflict of interest surrounding Gwen Ifill’s moderating this past week’s debate (rightly slammed on SNL last night), the rest of the country did. The same for Obama. About 40% of the country, may give Obamaa a pass for his many sins and associations, but about 60% won’t–however, those sins have to be exposed and pounded daily.

I’m tired of McCain’s half-a** effort. It’s not working in swing states. Whine all you want about a liberal media; right now, McCain’s not telling another side to the story other than spending freezes and ends to earmarks. Yawn.

Obama is essentially offering “peace, bread, land” much as Lenin and the Bolsheviks did in 1917. Look how that worked out and consider the aftermath of its success.

Name Fannie-Freddie-fiasco names now. As noted in earlier comments, when raising Ayers, emphasize how Obama and Ayers wasted a grant exceeding $100 million to improve Chicago schools. Those schools are still a disgrace. The campaign ad writes itself.

McCain, “What are you prepared to do?”

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 8:10 AM

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 8:10 AM

From what I have seen so far, it appears that the McCain campaign beast has finally stirred from its slumber. SarahCuda fired a devastating opening salvo in CA yesterday – in the heart of blue territory. At this point we can only watch and pray.

ManlyRash on October 5, 2008 at 8:21 AM

Mark Steyn is a very witty conservative writer. In this short entry from the NRO Corner, he has coined the mess Barney Frank made at Fannie and Freddie as “Barney rubble.”

Too funny.

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=M2MyZjk5ODgxZWE0M2NmNDI4NDhjZThkZjFmZDg4ZTQ=

It’s time for voters and taxpayers to stick it to Barney, and the only way to do so is vote McCain-Palin. You know his Massachusetts district will return him to Congress.

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 8:25 AM

Classic:

Fox & Friends is interviewing “The First Lady of Hunting” Brenda Valentine. She’s definitely down for Palin. I’d venture to guess that she’s never been within 100 miles of a town larger than 25,000.

Heads have to be exploding all over Manhattan. MSNBC can’t compete with that. Who are they going to interview? Another snotty, effeminate columnist from a New York-based publication.

I love it. Bunch of condescending twits.

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 8:59 AM

Gov Palin also came out with an slam against the Obamanation for his coddling domestic terrorists, i.e. Ayers. Now the media are trying to distance the Obamanation from Ayers by claiming they were just ships passing through the night without doing any credible reporting and without mentioning Stanley Kurtz or digging into the Daley Library records. So keep pounding this thing Gov Palin, the media is in a tizzy cause this will hit paydirt.

eaglewingz08 on October 5, 2008 at 9:20 AM

Surrender, socialism and sub-prime mortgages!

lodge on October 5, 2008 at 9:26 AM

Paging the McCain campaign.

Drop Tucker Bounds as a TV surrogate immediately. He’s an unconvincing tool who looks like some idiot two years removed from his stint as president of his alma mater’s College Republicans chapter. He’s Lindsey Graham without the southern accent.

Get some adults on TV. And while you’re at it, I don’t ever want to see that moron Rick Davis on TV again either.

Find Rudy, Mitt, and the rest of the grown-ups and get things is gear. And for crying out loud, stop talking about Ayers unless you talk about how he and Obama squandered a grant exceeding $100 million trying to improve Chicago schools. If you know nothing about it, Google Stanley Kurtz. Geez.

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 9:28 AM

Surrender, socialism and sub-prime mortgages!

lodge on October 5, 2008 at 9:26 AM

Analogous to Lenin’s “peace, bread, land.”

I love it.

Spread the similar slogan.

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 9:32 AM

Surrender, socialism and sub-prime mortgages! lodge on October 5, 2008 at 9:26 AM

May I?

The party of:

slavery, segregation, socialism, surrender, and sub-prime.

Mojave Mark on October 5, 2008 at 9:35 AM

Worth repeating on this thread:

It’s not enough to merely say Obama was friends with an unrepentant terrorist[,] which shows bad judgment. What ALSO has to be drilled into the America people from now until election day is the fact for 5 years Obama served as CEO of Wm Ayers’ Annenberg Challenge which was formed to ’improve the Chicago public schools’.

Over this 5[-]year period, the two of them spent $156 million, at the end of which, the University of Illinois at Chicago reported the Annenberg Challenge project had made no discernible difference to the school system.

Q.# 1 – Where did the $156 million go????
A. The vast majority went for salaries/expenses of the “Community Activist” groups which were given “grant monies” by the Annenberg Challenge Project.

Q. #2 – Since this is the only real ‘executive experience’ Obama has had in his entire life, (after all managing a $156 million budget is pretty significant) why hasn’t his Chairmanship of the Annenberg Challenge appeared on his resume thus far??

alwyr on October 4, 2008 at 11:14 PM

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 9:39 AM

1997

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 9:48 AM

I just heard Juan Williams with the current “Palin Putdown”… she is “folksy and friendly”. The interesting part is that the “elites” consider this a putdown. I believe flyover country considers this a positive trait.

CC

CapedConservative on October 5, 2008 at 9:49 AM

This is a great ad!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C3383QdT2g

John Doe on October 5, 2008 at 10:00 AM

They need an ad:

*Obama talking about gutting military spending*
*Obama on how the surge will fail*
*This war is lost*

Surrender.

*Tax the hell out of people and just redistribute it*

Socialism.

*Maxine waters, Gregory Meeks, Barney Frank in 2004*
*Obama “Subprime mortgages started off as a good idea. Giving mortgages to people who previously couldn’t afford them”*

Sub-prime mortgages.

ANNCR repeats: Surrender, socialism, sub-prime mortgages. Vote Democrat.

lodge on October 5, 2008 at 10:01 AM

Claire McCaskill on Fox. Ugh.

Why is McCain “turning the page on the economy”? Blame the Fannie-Freddie enablers?

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 10:05 AM

I apologize for the length of my prior post. As an American citizen who has worked full time since I graduated from HS (37 years of full time employment)I want a thorough investigation into this government bailout, and I want those responsible locked up and put away for the crimes they perpetrated on the tax payers. The fact that the MSM refuses to investigate and report on this story is proof positive that the American media no longer serves the interest of the public, but rather serves the interest of a political party “Democrats.”

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Morning.

1GooDDaDDy on October 5, 2008 at 10:12 AM

*sigh* It just doesn’t matter. The media is so deep in the tank now that no ‘cuda attacks, no matter how factual, will get traction with them. The media’s just going to keep belittling the attacks as they did with Palin’s and they won’t go anywhere.

flipflop on October 5, 2008 at 10:12 AM

My God! How effing stupid is the McCain camp to come out say we’re turning the page on the economy? I’m starting to believe they don’t want to win…. and they probably don’t deserve to win either. We lose even even when we win.

John Doe on October 5, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Is McCain’s camp saying or McCaskel? She’s a Dem. How long did they spend on hearings about performance enhancing drugs?

Cindy Munford on October 5, 2008 at 10:18 AM

My God! How effing stupid is the McCain camp to come out say we’re turning the page on the economy? I’m starting to believe they don’t want to win…. and they probably don’t deserve to win either. We lose even even when we win.

John Doe on October 5, 2008 at 10:15 AM

Ditto. Middle America is enraged at DC. And McCain wants to talk about spending freezes and earmarks. Can someone get to his campaign and scream at them to blame the Fannie and Freddie enablers. They are the Willie Hortons of 2008.

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Is McCain’s camp saying or McCaskel? She’s a Dem. How long did they spend on hearings about performance enhancing drugs?

Cindy Munford on October 5, 2008 at 10:18 AM

Good point. I’m a sports fan, but what the heck does Congress need to have hearings so that these adolesents can get some autographs.

What a disgrace.

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 10:20 AM

Kathleen Parker coming up on CNN with Howard Kurtz

CanadianGuy on October 5, 2008 at 10:22 AM

Message to the McCain camp:

Either you come out swinging and demand for the heads of those responsible for this massive government bailout with tax payer dollars, or we must assume you’re also up to your eye balls in this mess!

You are going around telling the country that you’re the maverick and you’re going to bring change and reform to the corruption taking place in DC.

Just words? Just Speeches?

Take action here Mr. McCain, or suffer the consequences.

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 10:23 AM

Must read piece from Howard Kurtz:

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZWI0MjY3NzMyODgxZGM2ZjUwNTE1MmEzOGRiZmFkNWE=

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 10:29 AM

Take action here Mr. McCain, or suffer the consequences. – Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 10:23 AM

As one who is no less troubled and anxious, I can only counsel patience. I realize that it’s very comforting to har, but now is not the time to lose our cool.

ManlyRash on October 5, 2008 at 10:30 AM

John Doe on October 5, 2008 at 10:00 AM

I just spent the last 20 or so min. with the rest of those vids on that link…they’re everything you ever wanted to know about this… should be mandatory viewing for all Americans!!! Great link… thanks.

jerrytbg on October 5, 2008 at 10:31 AM

You are going around telling the country that you’re the maverick and you’re going to bring change and reform to the corruption taking place in DC.

Just words? Just Speeches?

Take action here Mr. McCain, or suffer the consequences.

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 10:23 AM

From your lips to McCain’s ears? I hope.

Who in the heck is running McCain’s campaign? The Three Stooges?

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 10:31 AM

ManlyRash on October 5, 2008 at 10:30 AM

Sorry, MR, droning on about earmarks and spending freezes, ain’t cutting it in swing states.

Shifting gears, I’m in Ohio. I just heard a short, remarkably dishonest Obama ad regarding McCain’s health care credit.

It was a punchier version of Biden’s lies during the VP debate.

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 10:37 AM

1GooDDaDDy on October 5, 2008 at 10:12 AM
aren’t you going to the rally? or is it too early. I’m on the east coast.

kareyk on October 5, 2008 at 10:39 AM

If McCain is so occupied with “running an ethical & friendly” campaign, that he refuses to take on the Obama-Liberal train wreck a-coming, take on the Obama-Liberal media lies; if McCain can’t find the strength and courage to fight Obama like a warrior, then how can we expect McCain to fight Liberalism and the enemy with-in.

Palin will do it! I sure hope Sarah is surrounded by secret service, as I wouldn’t put anything past Liberals.

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 10:45 AM

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 10:45 AM

I want Keemo substituted for Rick Davis or Tucker Bounds or both–immediately.

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 10:57 AM

Who in the heck is running McCain’s campaign? The Three Stooges?

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 10:31 AM

Please don’t insult the Three Stooges.

John Doe on October 5, 2008 at 10:58 AM

McCain needs to be prepared to hammer Obama on Ayers, and respond when Obama calls his attacks a distraction from the issues.

One line I would hammer over and over again – because of Obama’s radicial ties, he would never, never, be able to work for the Pentagon, or receive a top secret clearance.

dugan on October 5, 2008 at 10:59 AM

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 10:57 AM

I’m ready and waiting for my 3:00 a/m call…

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 11:02 AM

Some excellent reporting from “Beldar” over at http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 11:03 AM

Check out this Newsweek article. It says Sarah is mindless and also says it is a problem that she in of the common people

ConservativePartyNow on October 5, 2008 at 11:05 AM

To answer a few questions above…it was Bill Kristol on Fox(cable) that was hammering the McCain camp for telegrahping their next moves and saying “they were going to move on from the economy.”

This is what happens when you have weak-kneed liberal republicans running your campaign. Oh boy, Joe Lieberman is on Fox News Sunday right now defending McCain. Another great winning move. I’ll try to stay awake listening to him.

John Doe on October 5, 2008 at 11:06 AM

WASHINGTON —
Unqualified home buyers were not the only ones who benefitted from Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s efforts to deregulate Fannie Mae throughout the 1990s.

So did Frank’s partner, a Fannie Mae executive at the forefront of the agency’s push to relax lending restrictions.

Now that Fannie Mae is at the epicenter of a financial meltdown that threatens the U.S. economy, some are raising new questions about Frank’s relationship with Herb Moses, who was Fannie’s assistant director for product initiatives. Moses worked at the government-sponsored enterprise from 1991 to 1998, while Frank was on the House Banking Committee, which had jurisdiction over Fannie.

Both Frank and Moses assured the Wall Street Journal in 1992 that they took pains to avoid any conflicts of interest. Critics, however, remain skeptical.

“It’s absolutely a conflict,” said Dan Gainor, vice president of the Business & Media Institute. “He was voting on Fannie Mae at a time when he was involved with a Fannie Mae executive. How is that not germane?

“If this had been his ex-wife and he was Republican, I would bet every penny I have – or at least what’s not in the stock market – that this would be considered germane,” added Gainor, a T. Boone Pickens Fellow. “But everybody wants to avoid it because he’s gay. It’s the quintessential double standard.”

A top GOP House aide agreed.

“C’mon, he writes housing and banking laws and his boyfriend is a top exec at a firm that stands to gain from those laws?” the aide told FOX News. “No media ever takes note? Imagine what would happen if Frank’s political affiliation was R instead of D? Imagine what the media would say if [GOP former] Chairman [Mike] Oxley’s wife or [GOP presidential nominee John] McCain’s wife was a top exec at Fannie for a decade while they wrote the nation’s housing and banking laws.”

Frank’s office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Frank met Moses in 1987, the same year he became the first openly gay member of Congress.

“I am the only member of the congressional gay spouse caucus,” Moses wrote in the Washington Post in 1991. “On Capitol Hill, Barney always introduces me as his lover.”

The two lived together in a Washington home until they broke up in 1998, a few months after Moses ended his seven-year tenure at Fannie Mae, where he was the assistant director of product initiatives. According to National Mortgage News, Moses “helped develop many of Fannie Mae’s affordable housing and home improvement lending programs.”

Critics say such programs led to the mortgage meltdown that prompted last month’s government takeover of Fannie Mae and its financial cousin, Freddie Mac. The giant firms are blamed for spreading bad mortgages throughout the private financial sector.

Although Frank now blames Republicans for the failure of Fannie and Freddie, he spent years blocking GOP lawmakers from imposing tougher regulations on the mortgage giants. In 1991, the year Moses was hired by Fannie, the Boston Globe reported that Frank pushed the agency to loosen regulations on mortgages for two- and three-family homes, even though they were defaulting at twice and five times the rate of single homes, respectively.

Three years later, President Clinton’s Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to impose a new regulation on Fannie, but was thwarted by Frank. Clinton now blames such Democrats for planting the seeds of today’s economic crisis.

“I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was president, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” Clinton said recently.

Bill Sammon is FOX News’ Washington Deputy Managing Editor.

The information is starting to get out!

Keemo on October 5, 2008 at 11:09 AM

Ahhh… I see all those who’ve made their millions running winning presidential campaigns are at it again today. Important things to take with a grain of sale: Polls for public consumption, press releases of the opposition, the media and bloggers who don’t ignore the previous items.

CC

CapedConservative on October 5, 2008 at 11:13 AM

Drop Tucker Bounds as a TV surrogate immediately. He’s an unconvincing tool who looks like some idiot two years removed from his stint as president of his alma mater’s College Republicans chapter. He’s Lindsey Graham without the southern accent.

Get some adults on TV. And while you’re at it, I don’t ever want to see that moron Rick Davis on TV again either.

Find Rudy, Mitt, and the rest of the grown-ups and get things is gear. And for crying out loud, stop talking about Ayers unless you talk about how he and Obama squandered a grant exceeding $100 million trying to improve Chicago schools. If you know nothing about it, Google Stanley Kurtz. Geez.

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 9:28 AM

Did you even bother to read the Theodore Roosevelt quotes from yesterday?

Get the f*ck over yourself and support what they are doing. That post puts you back to your form yesterday where you said it was time for McCain to get a staph infection.

I’m sure they have called Romney. He either said he’s too busy or they are planning his appearances right now. Mitt Romney is a private citizen now, and if he chooses to make no more campaing appearances, that’s his right.

funky chicken on October 5, 2008 at 11:15 AM

Bill Clinton: a hell of a lotta man there

Three years later, President Clinton’s Department of Housing and Urban Development tried to impose a new regulation on Fannie, but was thwarted by Frank. Clinton now blames such Democrats for planting the seeds of today’s economic crisis.

“I think the responsibility that the Democrats have may rest more in resisting any efforts by Republicans in the Congress or by me when I was president, to put some standards and tighten up a little on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,” Clinton said recently.

Bill Sammon is FOX News’ Washington Deputy Managing Editor.

The information is starting to get out!

Gosh, I wonder why CNN isn’t playing nice with President Clinton any more?

funky chicken on October 5, 2008 at 11:17 AM

The poorest way to face life is to face it with a sneer. There are many men who feel a kind of twister pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt. There is no more unhealthy being, no man less worthy of respect, than he who either really holds, or feigns to hold, an attitude of sneering disbelief toward all that is great and lofty, whether in achievement or in that noble effort which, even if it fails, comes to second achievement. A cynical habit of thought and speech, a readiness to criticise work which the critic himself never tries to perform, an intellectual aloofness which will not accept contact with life’s realities – all these are marks, not as the possessor would fain to think, of superiority but of weakness. They mark the men unfit to bear their part painfully in the stern strife of living, who seek, in the affection of contempt for the achievements of others, to hide from others and from themselves in their own weakness. The rôle is easy; there is none easier, save only the rôle of the man who sneers alike at both criticism and performance.

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face in marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

http://www.theodoreroosevelt.org/research/speech%20arena.htm

funky chicken on October 5, 2008 at 11:19 AM

WHEN THERE IS AN ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, INTRODUCE HIM

10/7/08 Debate: I am John McCain and I am Republican. We screwed up with Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac, but we have some people more to thank than others: Barney Frank, Chris Dodd…the Democrats…Now we are left with Barney’s Rubble…but over my dead body will we raise taxes on anyone to get us out of this mess.

gracie on October 5, 2008 at 11:45 AM

The fact of the matter is that Obama’s ties to Ayers are far deeper and much more intimate than the Obama campaign and the Main Stream Media would like you to believe. They are hardly ships passing in the night, rather, they are ideological soulmates. Reading Stanley Kurtz’s report on digging through the files of CAC is enlightening – however, his cry in the night is not being heard – yet.

What’s more is that Obama is up to his neck in his association with ACORN, you remember ACORN from earlier this week as the bailout bill was being debated, right? You can draw a straight line from the liberal Democrats in Congress to Fannie and Freddie to ACORN to Obama. Obama has blood all over his hands and boatloads of cash in his account as a consequence this crisis. For a thorough review of this relationship you can read Simpson’s article for American Spectator that was on the web last week:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html

I know that McCain has been working on the upcoming debate this weekend, so I can give him a pass on that. Palin did a great job yesterday opening up a can of woopa** on Obama and actually got him to respond. If the McCain camp is paying attention they will go one level deeper on Obama’s associations. From there it is Katy-bar-the-door. Obama’s questionable associations with individuals and organizations are legion and well documented for those who take the time to open-mindedly research them. These associations are not accidents, my friends. If you are Jewish do you worship in a Mosque? If you hold the American ideal close to your heart would you spend even a moment in the company of someone who took up arms against it? If you believe in individual rights and limited government would you allow yourself to be employed by an organization that wants citizens to rely upon the government to secure housing for them outside the parameters of the free market? Walk a mile in Mr. Obama’s shoes and ask yourself if his vision of America at all resembles yours.

That Obama is purposefully obfuscating his true ideology and his true associations is beyond debate. What is also beyond debate is that he, and we, will have to suffer the consequences of those ideas and associations if, God forbid, he should be elected to office. The question we have to grapple with is are we going to finally vet this man or not?

turfmann on October 5, 2008 at 11:51 AM

Does McCain want to win? Ask George Soros because he has always been for “MAIN STREET” Republicans.

http://michellemalkin.com/2005/11/28/exposing-the-main-street-republicans/

Angry Dumbo on October 5, 2008 at 12:17 PM

I see the AP is now calling Palin a racist for what she said. This makes me sick. You can’t say anything negative about Obama or even point out the scum he has been connected to his entire career without being labeled a racist. The MSM and especially the AP are out of control and their isn’t a damned thing anyone can do about it. The 1st Amendment doesn’t give me the right to commit fraud, I wish it could stop the media from committing it.

free on October 5, 2008 at 12:18 PM

Look how the AP is covering Palin’s comments on Ayers (emphasis mine):

Palin’s reference was to Bill Ayers, one of the founders of the group the Weather Underground. Its members took credit for bombings, including nonfatal explosions at the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol, during the tumultuous Vietnam War era four decades ago. Obama, who was a child when the group was active, served on a charity board with Ayers several years ago and has denounced his radical views and activities.

Who knew that the AP served as defense attorneys, too?

Well, no one died forty years ago and it was so tumultuous and Barry was just a tot…

Leopards don’t change their spots, most especially if their spots were there for all to see in that ill-timed op-ed in the NYT that Ayers wrote on 9/11/01.

And whose radical views and activities were denounced, Obama or Ayers.

Guess I’m qualified to write propaganda for the AP, huh?

turfmann on October 5, 2008 at 12:46 PM

1GooDDaDDy on October 5, 2008 at 10:12 AM
aren’t you going to the rally? or is it too early. I’m on the east coast.

kareyk on October 5, 2008 at 10:39 AM

I just now arrived in Burlingame, about 200 yards from the Hyatt.

Sitting in a parking lot making my first post.

I’m about to gather my stuff up and go on “Recon” for you all at HA. I can hear but not see the mob from where I am.

Moving forward now.

Over.

1GooDDaDDy on October 5, 2008 at 1:02 PM

WOW, our own guerrilla reporter. GO 1GooDDaDDy!

funky chicken on October 5, 2008 at 1:50 PM

during the tumultuous Vietnam War era four decades ago.

Hey… Charles Manson’s group sliced and diced way back then too but I don’t think it would be wise to pal around with him today…. even IF he fixed he Nazi scar.

CC

CapedConservative on October 5, 2008 at 1:54 PM

Evidently, an aide advised Palin, via the AP,

“Sarah, the gloves are off, the heels are on, go get to them.”

powerpro on October 5, 2008 at 1:55 PM

Charles Manson (continuation from above).

If Manson’s people had murdered a prominent Republican instead of Hollywood types, maybe he could be a professor in Chicago today as well. Afer all, HE never actually murdered anyone. HE was “non-fatal”.

CC

CapedConservative on October 5, 2008 at 1:58 PM

Tuesday night the first question on the economy McCain needs to ask for Barney Franks resignation and point out Frank, Dodd and 0Bomber were the top three money grabbers from Freddie and Fannie. The shock waves would put the 0Bomber on defense and guarantee McCain the spotlight he sooooo loves.

It is incumbant upon the man who would be the Republican representative for POTUS to not let stand the idea the Dems have stated that capitlism, the free market, deregulation
are responsible for this economic mess it goes to the heart of our society and our free market system, it must be refuted.

It is not too late in fact Tuesday may be the best place to send the message as the debate be highly viewed and unfiltered.
A bold approach would name the names, as McCain said he would, make them famous, as McMaverick said he would, hold them accountable, as Mr. Bi-Partisan said he would and state the truth as the straight talk express says it will.

The dems have walked to the end of the branch by blaming Repubs and Bush it is time to saw that branch off NOW!

dhunter on October 5, 2008 at 1:59 PM

I’ve been here for about an hour now.

Over here on the “side of the right” to give you all an up date.

Loony crowd, about 300.

Mc side about the same but scatered around a bit more.

Loons started to harass an older gent, got it all on vid.

I keep walking right thru the middle of them. They are wise to who I am now.

More later, things are warming up.

Over.

1GooDDaDDy on October 5, 2008 at 2:00 PM

Bret Bairs Fox report on ACORN Fannie and Freddie up again and is devastating to the Dems. Recorder going at start this time. Tune in FOX if your not, its’ awesome, if it is the same one that ran last night.

Theres’ one network doing honest reporting at least!

dhunter on October 5, 2008 at 2:08 PM

lodge on October 5, 2008 at 10:01 AM

ANNCR repeats: Surrender, socialism, sub-prime mortgages. Vote Democrat.

Awesome ad idea… but I would change the last line voiceover. Instead:

“Surrender, socialism, sub-prime mortgages… is America ready for Obama’s type of CHANGE?”

Mark_Tampa on October 5, 2008 at 2:12 PM

Sarahs’ going to be busy today shes’ going to be in Omaha at 6:00 P.M. I got my invite this morning, not sure if I can go yet or even get in.

dhunter on October 5, 2008 at 2:16 PM

While I was slowly moving thru the Bambi camp, one of their “National Security Dudes” aproached me and had a few things to say. Got it on Vid. Little poeple, little minds.

This gig was suppose to start at 11:00 am, 11:22 now. Everyone who is anyone is inside the Hotel I guess.

more in a few.

over.

1GooDDaDDy on October 5, 2008 at 2:25 PM

I’ve just had a very strange converstion with the loons “Sarah” look-alike. Lasted about 3 or 4 minutes until she didn’t like what I said about communists and reached up twice and closed the view finder on the vid cam. I told her that, that wasn’t very nice.

The “grannies for peace” are starting to cuss at the Mc side now in a “walk by” assalt.

Things are winding down now at 12:01. I guess I’ll start heading back up the hill to SacTown.

I hope someone over at HA has read this.

I’ll start the vid editing tonight for all to see on YouTube.

Over

1GooDDaDDy on October 5, 2008 at 3:05 PM

Just got back from Myrtle Beach Fall Bike Week, down there killing brain cells. A lot happening, and it all seems to be good news. Go Governor Palin.

Hog Wild on October 5, 2008 at 5:40 PM

Re: BuckeyeSam comment, 1st, above

McCain, “What are you prepared to do?”


I agree – and I just wrote a long bit on three 90 second ads I’d love to McCain put out – on my winface.com site.
I’ll try to paste it below..:

1)

McCain – looking straight at the Camera. “I’m John McCain, and I approved this message – it’s about why I worked to get the bailout bill passed, and why it’s a bad bill.

The bill had to pass to protect the American home owner – this wasn’t about politics, it was about your mortgage, your bank, your credit card, and your money.

But this mess was created by politics – not by Wall Street, by Congress. We warned them it would happen, and it did – We tried to stop it, in 1999, in 2002, in 2006, and again last year but Democrats in Congress stonewalled us every time.

So the emergency happened, as it had to – and now we had to pass this bill; but make no mistake: it’s a bad bill putting the American taxpayer at risk to patch a broken system. An emergency action, not a fix.

At this point We could no nothing else -but I promise you that if Sarah and I are elected, we’ll go after the roots of this thing like you’ve never seen and clean up this mess so it’ll never happen again.

— 2) McCain – looking straight at the Camera. “I’m John McCain, and I approved this message – it’s about some of the things in the bailout bill that shouldn’t be there.

The bill responds to a real financial emergency – one with consequences that go far beyond Wall Street – to your bank, your mortgage, your credit. As passed, the bill is a compromise and to get even that passed I suspended my campaign, went to Washington, and did my job as a senator – while my opponent went to the gym and practiced his debate answers.

As a senator I sometimes have to do distasteful things. In this case, to get the votes needed to get a necessary bill passed I twisted arms, made promises, and agreed to letting Democrats put things in the bill that simply don’t belong there – like exemptions on carbon taxes and wooden arrows. But that’s the Democrat way: to them no pork means no progress, and they’re perfectly willing to screw the country to get what they want.

It has to end – but only you can end it. Take a good look at the democrats running in your district and your state: if they’re people who put themselves ahead of their country, – throw them out. Send people to Washington Sarah and I can work with.

My friends, if we work together we can fix this – Please. Do your part, vote them out – and I promise you this: we’ll do ours.

3) McCain – looking straight at the Camera. “I’m John McCain, and I approved this message – it’s about the blame game being played about the credit bailout.

I think you know I don’t agree with people like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid very often: both of them have been blaming President Bush and the Republican urge to deregulate for the credit crisis and they know that’s not right, but to them it’s not about the country, not about you: to them everything’s all about them, about politics, about taking partisan advantage no matter what.

But I’ll say this for them: when the president called a meeting at the Whitehouse, they were ready – my opponent in this election was not. When ordered to come, he came: when Pelosi and Reid gave him control of the meeting, he had nothing to say – he had to ask what the Paulsen proposal was. When he did speak, he spoke from deep ignorance – no knowledge, no depth, no understanding: partisan, leftwing, unthought through rhetoric you’d expect from his close friend and mentor Mr. Jeremiah Wright, not from a serious candidate for the office of the Presidency.

I know this sounds like a smear so I ask you this my friends: ask the other people who were there – ask Henry Paulsen, a man I think should be fired; ask Mr. Bush; ask Reid and Pelosi. Ask them what he said, how he acted – ask them if this is the man they really want answering that 3AM call.

Paul Murphy on October 5, 2008 at 7:34 PM

Now that Palin has passed her debate with flying colors, she needs to be out on the attack. Blow open the whole can of worms about Ayers, the whole deal about Fannie and Freddie, and run ADS ADS ADS about that. Set loose the self-described “pitbull with lipstick”–what does SHE have to worry about–that she justifiably fired a police commish who disobeyed the Governor? Big whoop!

On the positive front, she needs to bring home the fact that McCain tried to reform Fannie and Freddie in 2005, and push the Drill Baby Drill plan!

She said that she would spread her wings and soar…now is the time for her to take off!!!

Steve Z on October 5, 2008 at 7:45 PM

Paul Murphy on October 5, 2008 at 7:34 PM
Excellent suggestions Paul.
We shall soon see if McMaverick really has what it takes to win this thing or if he is more concerned with staying “friends” with his “good friends” in the Senate most of whom are on the other side of the isle from most of us and who are continually screwing him and us over thus they valu his “friendship”.

dhunter on October 5, 2008 at 8:19 PM

Sorta OT:

Democrats for Principle, anti-Obama ad: “Would you buy a used car from this man?”

http://tdg.typepad.com/democrats_for_principle_b/2008/09/would-you-buy-a-used-car-from-this-man.html

obladioblada on October 5, 2008 at 9:08 PM

Youse guys,

Check out http://www.rightchange.com….it takes on the whole left-wing Obumble change meme

with a nice butt-whoopin! Also, the two newest commercials featured on the site take square aim at the Democrap hand in the economic crises….names are named

SgtSVJones on October 6, 2008 at 2:24 AM

BuckeyeSam on October 5, 2008 at 8:10 AM

I agree 100 percent. McCain needs to get off his dead ass and fight. And that doesn’t mean letting Palin do it all for him. They have to run hard hitting ads on Obama’s MANY grotesque shortcomings to drive the news cycle.

An old hippy dj in San Francisco used to have the signature line “If you don’t like the news, go out and make some of your own.” McCain needs to make the news with scorched earth attacks on Obama’s scuzzy background and associates in order to bring those into the news because, guess what, the media won’t do it! You’d think the McCain camp would have figured that out by now but apparently they haven’t.

Django on October 6, 2008 at 2:59 AM

I have never been more proud of this woman. God bless her.

Spanglemaker on October 6, 2008 at 8:47 AM

A careful reading of the questions Gwen Ifill asked during the VP debate reveals several that displayed her bias.

The forced-choice question aims to force an answer from a choice of options defined by the interviewer.

During the VP debate, Ifill used forced-choice questions to further her biases. (2 examples)

The Bias-Premised Question (5 examples)

The Contrived Dichotomy Question (1 example)

To conclude that Gwen Ifill’s moderating efforts displayed through her questions were without bias requires a willing suspension of disbelief.

American Thinker
October 06, 2008
Gwen Ifill’s VP Debate Bias
By Lee Cary

maverick muse on October 6, 2008 at 8:58 AM

Youse guys,

Check out http://www.rightchange.com….it takes on the whole left-wing Obumble change meme

with a nice butt-whoopin! Also, the two newest commercials featured on the site take square aim at the Democrap hand in the economic crises….names are named

I looked at that site–those ads are GREAT!!! Short, concise, to the point! But do they plan to run them on TV in swing states?

If so, maybe we should stop giving to the RNC and send our contributions to rightchange.com–they seem to know what they’re doing!

Steve Z on October 6, 2008 at 1:57 PM