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This AP story adds another piece of the puzzle to the strange days we’re living in

A little publicized truth is that Washington can’t wait until inauguration day next Jan. 20 to figure out the details of a transition to a new presidency

Remembering that his father started a war after losing the election (Somalia), I wonder how standard this is

The transition team of the winning candidate will set up procedures for selecting key personnel and making policy decisions in the 11 weeks between the new president takes office.

Congress has appropriated $8 million to finance transition operations.

Especially remembering how eager Bush was to help Obama on Iraqgate

Something smells fixy….


MCCain press release on Iraqgate

Mr. Obama’s conversations with the Iraqi leaders, confirmed to The Washington Times by his campaign aides, began just two weeks after he clinched the Democratic presidential nomination in June and stirred controversy over the appropriateness of a White House candidate’s contacts with foreign governments while the sitting president is conducting a war.

Earlier this morning, Obama’s spokesman Bill Burton  in an interview on Fox, presumed to speak for all of us saying we don’t care about Ayers.

McCain took the question to the people today

“We don’t care about an old washed up terrorist and his wife” who said earlier this decade that he wished they were more successful. (Several in the crowd chanted: “Yes we do!”)

Ans Sarah took on the media

“Mainstream media isn’t already asking all these questions, you guys have to help us….When will the questions be asked and when will we get answers?!”

and then supporters asked for more

He then implored McCain to go after Barack Obama at the next debate and asked him to raise ACORN and Reverend Wright. “I am begging you, sir,” he said, as the crowd stood and applauded.

“Yes, I’ll do that,” McCain responded, before promising to offer “a positive plan for America’s economy.”

and some video clips

on Acorn

Just when you thought you reached the bottom of the barell, there’s more.

MILP is a variation from MILF (Mother I’d like to fuck) – and it just shows the author and fans dispensed with all that pretense of se in rape and got directly to the violence

27 stumblers at Stumpleupon happily endorse this graphics where a hairy man’s hand is shown punching Palin in the face – complete with a tooth flying.

Sarah!  Sarah!


I wonder what other women they’d like to do this to – and why?

Brings up fuzzy memories of Olberman wistfully fantasizing about a big guy going in a room with Hillary and only him coming out.

And brings a legitimate qustion: if Obama loses, will women be beaten up? Violence if we don’t obey and vote for THE ONE has been threatened often, but  graphics like these make me wonder…

amd here’s OM (Obama Media) fueling these attitudes with the way they photograph Palin

Reuters Pics: Halos for Obama Suggesting He’s Christ; Upskirt Porn Shots of Palin Suggesting She’s a Chillbilly Jezebel


Again, people need to go to blogs to find out that Obama was for HOLC (invented it) before he was against it. The Obama Media (OM) is silent on that. Well, not totally silent.

Politico now, invents a McCain inconsistency

Sensationally titled

McCain changes homeowner plan

and then comes the “overnight” and then it’s described

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made an overnight change in the homeowner bailout he proposed at Tuesday’s presidential debate, making it more generous to financial institutions and more costly for taxpayers.

Really? What was that change I wonder? Are the numbers different? Apparently not:

The McCain campaign estimates in both documents that the plan would cost about $300 billion.

Then what changed to merit such a sensational title? A sentence. Simply, one sentence:

“Lenders in these cases must recognize the loss that they’ve already suffered.”

Apparently this is missing from the second version. And guess what? It justifies Obama’s flip-flop

That would mean the U.S. would pay face value for the troubled documents, which was the main reason Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) gave for opposing the plan.

So, Obama flip-flops, McCain is framed. For a sentence.

McCain campaign

A McCain campaign official explained the change: “That language was mistakenly included in the initial draft and it’s been corrected. It doesn’t reflect the intentions of the initiative, which necessitated the correction and the removal of the sentence. A simple mistake.”


“John McCain wants the government to massively overpay for mortgages in a plan that would guarantee taxpayers lose money, and put them at risk of losing even more if home values don’t recover. The biggest beneficiaries of this plan will be the same financial institutions that got us into this mess, some of whom even committed fraud.”

And there you have it – Obama, the “inventor”/opponent of this – is always right. Even though this was not given as a reason when he flipped.

And the flip-flop is projected on McCain

In other words, Obama’s flip-flop is McCain’s flop. What flip-flop you ask? Stop asking! Go after McCain!

Not even W required such pretzel logic.


Punditry on the plan (according to the party)

Incredibly, of all people, Lanny davis shills for Obama

The McCain plan is too little too late, not new – and worst of all, ill-explained.

while a Steve Steckler says

Obama’s response to McCain’s mortgage purchase plan is proof that politicians oppose whatever they have yet to offer themselves.

Roy Blunt

Our nation is facing unprecedented challenges that require leadership. And that’s what Senator McCain did in bringing a proposal to the table. He is demonstrating a commitment to solve problems – in this case the financial crisis that is hurting hard-working Americas from coast to coast. That takes political courage.

Wow! GOP-ers sounding like Democrats, Democrats using the “taxpayer” excuse?

OM (Obama media) regurgitates Obama campaign’s latest flipped talking points – here’s WaPo editorial

But unless Mr. McCain can demonstrate that this concession to borrowers is needed to alleviate the crisis and would be more effective than other measures already adopted by the Bush administration, the cost will be hard to justify.

Not Your Sweetie