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Just needed to say it loud and clear.

100% of the media – I expect polls and vote counting to follow.

Between Acorn and Hagel’s ES&S they’ve got the election covered.

Even the ‘blood in the streets” psych war – mirrors what they were doing in 2000 – on behalf of Bush.

The same people picked their incompetent arrogant pissy pants from the other side of the aisle.

The fact that he is also related to Cheney underscores that this is an exclusive club where commoners like Clinton or Palin need not apply.

It doesn’t matter that he is tongue tied without a teleprompter or can’t make  decision on anything. others paid good money to make decisions for him.

While i’ll still go through  the travesti of voting, I ceased to believe in it.

Should have gotten the message December 15, 2000.


The Confluence deals with another aspect of the fix I didn’t consider here

The reason for the fix

Echoing CBS’s pulling the Lipstick ad from you tube because Couric was included, Fox

Fox News sent a cease-and-desist letter to the McCain campaign today over a new ad that includes the voice of correspondent Major Garrett, according to a letter obtained by Politico.

Here’s where it gets hysterical:

“We demand that you immediately remove Mr. Garrett’s voice from this ad. As Mr. Garrett is a nonpartisan news correspondent covering the Obama campaign for Fox News, it is highly inappropriate, among other things, of your campaign to use him in your ad.”

Strange. I remember for the longest time political ads using newspaper quotes or TV news before without this kind of objections. I guess the difference is – they were not going against The One.

Also, iteems that the “temporary truce agreement” between Fox and Obama is paying off after all

More of that truce from  Vanity Fair :

Just before the New York Democratic primary, when I found myself undecided between Clinton and Obama, I said to Murdoch (a little flirtation, like a little gossip, softens him), “Rupert, I don’t know who to vote for—so I’m going to give you my vote. You choose.”

He paused, considered, nodded his head slowly: “Obama—he’ll sell more papers.”

and then we have this little nugget of information

Even though his (Rupert Murdock’s) daughter Elisabeth and her husband, high-flying P.R. man Matthew Freud, have been raising money for Obama in Notting Hill, in London, where they live, and his wife has been attending fund-raisers for Obama in Los Angeles with David Geffen,

Obama, on the other hand, was snubbing Murdoch. Every time he reached out (Murdoch executives tried to get the Kennedys to help smooth the way to an introduction), nothing. The Fox stain was on Murdoch.

It wasn’t until early in the summer that Obama relented and a secret courtesy meeting was arranged. The meeting began with Murdoch sitting down, knee to knee with Obama, at the Waldorf-Astoria. The younger man was deferential—and interested in his story. Obama pursued: What was Murdoch’s relationship with his father? How had he gotten from Adelaide to the top of the world?

Ailes, unruffled, said it might not have been this way if Obama had more willingly come on the air instead of so often giving Fox the back of his hand.

A tentative truce, which may or may not have vast historical significance, was at that moment agreed upon.

The vast historical significance? We now have one political party – the one the media surrogates for.

Un-endorsed candidates need not apply.


Either Murdoch is trying to be in the grace of both campaigns or he changed his tune – I feel I need to link this recent statement of his on behalf of McCain – or rather against Obama. Not sure what to make of it, but I’ll be watching

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Washington Wire reports

Don’t be shocked if you see the McCain campaign pull the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright out of mothballs in new attacks against one-time parishioner, Barack Obama.

McCain advisers say that they see “attack by association” as fair game now, arguing that Obama’s campaign has been using that technique to go after McCain. In particular, the Obama campaign has hammered McCain on the stump and in TV ads on the number of one-time lobbyists working for his campaign. (The McCain campaign is also angry about a Spanish-language TV ad that ties McCain to Rush Limbaugh on immigration, without ever saying that McCain took on Limbaugh and others to fight for comprehensive immigration reform.)

Frankly, after watching the primaries I wonder what kept them

“They played it one way, we played it another way,” said one of McCain’s top advisers, Mark Salter. “Now we’re both going to play it the same way.”

They seem to not have noticed that they are being Gores – they’ll ve demonized anyway, might as well play. Especially as Obama opened the door in his “bestest speech ever

In April, McCain said that he did not believe that Obama shared Wright’s controversial views and said he opposed an anti-Obama advertisement that invoked his name run by the North Carolina Republican party. But he also suggested that the subject was fair play after Obama said that questions about Wright were “a legitimate political issue.”

“If he believes that,” McCain said in April, “then it will probably be a political issue.”

Maybe he shouldn’t bring it on right away – Obama is busy now cramming for “how I will singlehandedly save Wall Street” bestest speech

In spite of both calls coming during working hours.

He was in Hawaii eating shave ice when Russia attacked Georgia – couldn’t be bothered with a coherent statement then either

He is…not doing homework on Fridays when the markets need swift measures

Reports LA Times

– Sen. Barack Obama today met with some of his many economic advisors and made an announcement that he was not going to make an announcement about any new plan to plan plans.

Being from LA, we get the Leno take

Obama’s inaction prompted Jay Leno in his opening monologue tonight on “The Tonight Show” to point out an essential presidential campaign unfairness, that Obama has criticized McCain’s economic plan but the Republican can’t respond because “nobody knows” what Obama’s is yet.

and then back to Obama

“Given the gravity of this situation,” Obama said with gravity, “based on conversations I’ve had with both Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke, I will refrain from presenting a …

… more detailed blueprint about how an immediate plan might be structured until I can fully review details of the plan proposed by the Treasury and Federal Reserve.”

Should we remind Barack that the lady already has one? And what to make of the media indignation that Bill Clinton praised Hillary’s plan (instead of Obama’s  lack of it)

And let’s recall Obama’s outrage about being accused of not supporting something he doesn’t support. McCain’s ad was on the spot.

He is repeating his debate performances. Only now, as he’s not following Hillary, he’s less sure he should say “what he sad”

At the Swamp, one comment captures it

Yesterday Messiah
“John McCain can’t decide whether he’s Barry Goldwater or Dennis Kucinich,” he said, referencing one of the heroes of Republican politics and the populist representative from Ohio. “He’s not clear about what he thinks or what he believes.”


Todays Messiah:

“Given the gravity of this situation, based on conversations I’ve had with both Secretary Paulson and Chairman Bernanke, I will refrain from presenting a more detailed blueprint about how an immediate plan might be structured until I can fully review details of the plan proposed by the Treasury and Federal Reserve,” Obama said.
“I think it’s critical at this point that the markets and the public have confidence that their work will be unimpeded by partisan wrangling.”


In spite of this pathetic failure, Politico declares Obama winner of the day, the week, the decade and the millennium (I just skipped a bit ahead the predictable little book)

Obama’s performance today made this business week a clean sweep for the Democrats. When the Illinois senator called McCain “panicked” during a campaign stop in Florida, he was overstating the case, but this week the Democrats have defined the economic debate every single day. And though Obama has yet to lay out an especially detailed or substantive response to the economic crisis, he’s kept up an series of attacks on McCain-Palin that have taken their toll.

While a few days ago, polls were totally ignored, they are now back in the news – as they can support the preordained “win”

Not Your Sweetie

September 2008