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It must have hurt like hell for Quinnipiac to have to admit this – they were the ones who kept saying “Hillary who?” in their comments. But here it goes
McCain has a 13-point lead among men and is roughly even with Obama among women. Almost a quarter of those who supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary say they are backing McCain. That’s up from the 14 percent of Clinton supporters that backed him in the same poll last month.
Oh, and the overall results?
OF INTEREST: McCain now has a 7-point lead over Obama; the same poll taken last month showed McCain with just a 4-point edge over the Democrat.
You don’t think anyone remembers the 1/2 vote unpleasantness from Howard? Naaaah!
Electoral map today:
I thought this may me a good article to chuckle over in November.
Partly because of the ironic title
Misery Loves Democrats
Part because the unintended irony far outweighs the intended one which runs heavily in the article.
It’s pretty much NYT declaring its bias for one candidate to the point of poo-pooing reality.
Gail Collins, who proudly puts her photo on it, is NYT editorials – and therefore, is to be held responsible not just for thie piece, but fot the uninterrupted torrent of daily spew from MoDo, Rich and Herbert.
And now, her calming down of the panicky democrats. I’ll insist one the nicest one:
I’m beginning to think we should have gone with Hillary Clinton.
Of course, Gail and her paper actively fought such a possibility so all she can say is
Hillary now lives in a golden alternative universe. As soon as the Democrats had actually nominated Obama, they decided that Clinton was by far the better candidate and that they had destroyed their chances by not choosing her.
See, Gail, the unintended irony here is that in this sarcastic little sentence “Democrats” stand for the DNC. And you, the media, of course. NOT THE VOTERS!
Wise Gail goes on to shush down other worries such as:
Obama seems to be disappearing from the news compared with Sarah Palin!
But the vice president isn’t supposed to get any attention, and all people can talk about is Palin, Palin, Palin!
Have you seen that Republican lipstick video? They’re trying to say Obama called her a pig!
I assure you, she doesn’t have any better answers for any of these than Garry’s stone in my picture – beyond the implicit promise that her paper will do for their candidate all it can.
I have news for Gail: that is less and less – as people stop paying attention.
Which brings me to her first point of reassurance
Have you seen the polls? He should be talking more about the economy! Why isn’t his campaign working harder?
Her answer? Your vote doesn’t count, it’s only “those states”
If the Obama brain trust seems relatively serene compared with its seething base, it’s because they live in the Electoral College world, where the presidential race only takes place in a third of the country.
They don’t care about national polls — a concept as quaint as measuring one’s wealth by caribou pelts.
Gee, Gail, I am still quaint enough to value my vote. And so are most people who don’t bother reading you.
Which completely cancels everything you think you know.
Oh, and here’s another guy that needs a talking to:
A surprising article from Boston Phoenix unearthes this newly obvious coflict: media vs the people
And what Olbermann and MSNBC are still doing may be helping the Republicans and many of the old supporters of Hillary Clinton unite in a common cause against an old target of populism: the press.
OK, this PUMA is listening – even if the history of this conflict is not quite accurate
As populists drifted away from the Dems, distrust of the mainstream media became one of the movement’s strongest rallying cries, often overriding even distrust of government and large corporations. But while the Democratic Party was reliving its past glories, the Republicans heard this anti-media cry, and used it to their advantage.
It’s true that the Republicans have been screaming “liberal media” even as they were uying it and using it to hunt Clinton and prop Bush. And just when it became too much of a joke for anyone, something happened on the way to 2008 election: the same money that propped Obama through his short and electoral only career, bought a large enough chunk of the media to turn bias on its head.
So, at this point I agree with the article
When Campaign 2008 began, few would have predicted that distrust of the mainstream media — especially NBC — might end up as one of the defining issues of the election. But it seems that the Peacock Network has unwisely painted itself into a corner, and that could actually hurt Barack Obama.
A recent Rasmussen Report poll shows that about half the country thinks the press is out to get Sarah Palin, with a full quarter saying this makes it likelier they’ll vote Republican. If that trend continues, it could have huge consequences.
And once it identifies K) & Tweety as the culprits, there’s a surprising admission that made me think:
And yes again, Olbermann’s self-declared enemy, Fox News, is often every bit as partisan as he is.
True, Fox was the first partisan network. It too eventually became a joke for it. Then – as the other two cable news outlets – CNN and MSNBC outpaced it in shilling for the other party, Fox started to look good by comparison. because Fox never changed, but the other two far outdid it in their over the top coverage.
This was another true assessment:
Equally important, while Fox may favor Republicans over Democrats, it generally treats all Republicans equally. In contrast, it’s hard to make the case that MSNBC didn’t fall all over itself in the primary campaign boosting one Democrat over another, namely Obama over Clinton.
Which sent many sane people – from both side of the aisle – to Fox – putting it back on the top rating wise.
Not me – I stay away from pundit-politics – but it’s interesting how all this shift occurred and we never – for a second got to reality based coverage of this campaign. Just shill vs shill – for only those who paid for it.
so, here’s another nod to us
This has had the effect of converting a good many Clinton supporters and women of all stripes into populists of their own , now convinced that the media is out to get them, too. On the heels of sexist critiques of Clinton during the primaries, the perception that the press has gone after Palin has only cemented these impressions. Thus, it should be no surprise if large numbers of working-class women are thinking about joining forces with all those Republican populists who long ago decided that the overriding enemy in the culture is the mainstream media.
Well, MSNBC losing it for Obama is poetic justice. But don’t deprive me of credit for it either!
ostensibly on Obama’s side. However once one goes inside to the actual article, this is the photo that
jumps at you – and women voices are heard for a change besides campaign operatives
At a McCain rally in Fairfax, Va., yesterday, women were outraged over Obama’s remarks.
“I thought it was unbelievably inappropriate,” said Jean Hope of Fredericksburg, Va., who went to hear McCain and Palin speak at the duo’s biggest rally yet – with attendance of 23,000.
“There’s no cause for behavior like that . . . He just insulted all of us who wear lipstick,”
we even hear from Lynette Long
Added Dr. Lynette Long, a former Hillary Rodham Clinton supporter, “Well, Mr. Obama, calling girls names is something you do in fifth grade. And I don’t want a fifth-grader running the country.” Said Mary Jane King, of Fredericksburg, “I think they’re getting down and dirty. They will do anything to try to destroy Sarah Palin as vice president.”
Her friend Cheryl Snyder said, “I even ran to the store and got another tube of lipstick.”
The article ends with a mention or the Fowlers foul quote:
Even as Obama tried to put out one fire, South Carolina Democratic Chairwoman Carol Fowler described Palin to Politico.com as someone “whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”
Right, CNS. Couric was referring to Hillary, there’s no sexism against Palin, thanks for pulling the lipstick ad!
with all kinds of questions
After they used that “community organizer” in any possible way ( Jesus and Pilates comes to mind), Governor Peterson return to the old ways:
Paterson sees the repeated use of the words “community organizer” as Republican code for “black”.
“I think where there are overtones is when there are uses of language that are designed to inhibit other people’s progress with a subtle reference to their race,” he said.
Oh, wait! I thought Jesus was the organizer and Pilates was the Governor!
Jesus was black, you racist!
oops! I cannot argue with that. Oh, wait, I can