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I wouldn’t normally pay attention to anything Taylor Marsh has to say but this is too funny to ignore.

In the first part of her opus, Taylor is elbowing out that other self appointe queen – Maureen Dowd. Taylor scolds Modo for calling us names

No doubt the “dead-enders” phrase is going to make people mad. One of the first places it showed up was in a TNR headline. Because I was quoted in that article saying something completely different didn’t matter. I got tagged with originating the slap, with insults and smears flying ever since she lost.

Once that accomplished, she turns right around and…calls us names

Their political naiveté, turned to desperation, now brings only embarrassment since they’re putting their own petty personal grievances before everything else, even Senator Clinton, while posturing that their anti-Obama zealotry is something it’s not, which is obvious to see.

Of course, Marsh is but a MoDo wannabe taking opportunism to any height it may bring her an audience.

The poor man MoDo. And all those divas pulling each other’s hair for the privilege of kicking us first and proving the boyz just how eager they are to serve them just reminded me of a great Twilight Zone plot. The seemingly friendly aliens in that story had a book that gave away their intention. it was called


And the clue was: it was a cook book.

And for a counterpoint to these selfish spoiled brats with no self respect, here’s my old friend RM

Zee went all by herself to Boston to hold a homemade sign on the sidewalk outside Barack Obama’s fundraiser last night. Her sign was yellow with black lettering. It read “Selected Not Elected.” After holding her sign for half an hour or so she was accosted by a young man who accused her of harassment of the well-heeled Bostonians tottering into the party.

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Obama loses support among his strongest demographic groups

So goes the headline from the people who said California was a sure thing for B0 (like NH and Ohio too)

A national Associated TV/Zogby International telephone poll of 1,011 likely voters conducted July 31-Aug. 1 finds Republican Sen. John McCain taking a razor-thin 42%-41% lead over Democrat Sen. Barack Obama in the race for the U.S. presidency.

Wait: MacCain leads? In a Zogby poll?

Do I see any sign of PUMA here?

  • McCain gained 20% and Obama lost 16% among voters ages 18-29. Obama still leads that group, 49%-38%.
  • Among women, McCain closed 10 points on Obama, who still leads by a 43%-38% margin.
  • Obama has lost what was an 11% lead among Independents. He and McCain are now tied.
  • Obama had some slippage among Democrats, dropping from 83% to 74%.
  • Obama’s support among single voters dropped by 19%, and he now leads McCain, 51%-37%.
  • Even with African-Americans and Hispanics, Obama shows smaller margins.

and the important numbers:

Electoral votes decide the Presidency, and this ATV/Zogby poll gives signs that McCain is making gains in winning key states

As I said, if Zogby says it, must be bad (and he is yearning for the credibility he squandered in the primaries)

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Ben Smith at Politico is finally delving – somewhat into what was done – never before addressed in the media

but there’s one sore point they’re not quite ready to absolve: Leaving the impression that Bill and Hillary Clinton have a race problem.

“I am not a racist,” Clinton said Monday in a testy interview with ABC News in Monrovia, Liberia, in response to a question that wasn’t quite related to that subject. “I’ve never made a racist comment and I never attacked [Obama] personally.”

Of course Ben Smith goes out of his way to contend that

Obama himself never suggested that the Clintons had harbored racial animus

When he directly accused all Clintons voters of racism, it kinda follows

This confirmed that McCain hit a nerve with his “race card” statement:

The depth of the anger in Clinton’s circle became clear Friday, when McCain’s chief strategist compared his candidate to Bill Clinton, and the Clintons seemed to accept the analogy.

“Say whatever you want about Bill Clinton, but it’s deeply unfair to suggest his criticism of Obama was race-based,” McCain adviser Steve Schmidt told Politico, after his campaign blasted Obama for suggesting the McCain campaign would use his race against him. “We knew it was coming in our direction because they did it against a president of the United States of their own party.”

Clinton’s staff declined to comment, but her campaign communications director, Howard Wolfson, appeared on Fox News later that day to, in effect, back Schmidt up.
“I think the McCain camp watched our primary on the Democratic side very carefully and they know that any accusation of racial divisiveness can be very, very harmful for a candidate’s prospects

nameless aides are then brought in

Indeed, some welcomed McCain’s frontal response to Obama’s vague prediction – quickly retracted by his campaign – that McCain would try to “scare” voters with the fact that Obama “doesn’t look” like other presidents, a variation on a line Obama had used in the past to (at times, accurately) describe attacks from the fringe and viral emails.

One Clinton aide said a recent Clinton conference call had featured another Clinton advisor remarking that “the chickens have come home to roost” — in the form of McCain’s denunciation of Obama’s comments.

Chickens indeed – I am filing this under karma. Again, for those who feel “Hillary should also have…” – she did. They did. And every word out of their mouths was twisted by the media/Obama surrogates.

A lot of PUMAs (some of them African Americans) became PUMAs because of this. Me, I made my confession of being a racist now .

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