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Before endorsing Obama, Powell testified for Ted Stevens

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says Alaska Senator Ted Stevens’ reputation for integrity and truth is “sterling.”  The four-star general testified today as a character witness in Stevens’ federal trial.  Alaska’s senior Senator faces seven felony counts of lying on his financial disclosure forms. (audio included)

Today, Stevens was found guilty on 7 counts

WASHINGTON – Ted Stevens a pillar of the Senate for 40 years and the face of Alaska politics almost since statehood, was convicted of a seven-felony string of corruption charges Monday – foung guilty of accepting a bonanza of home renovations and fancy trimmings from an oil executive and then lying about it.

Disenchanted B0 operative posted this at Hillbuz

The internal campaign idea is to twist, distort, humiliate and finally dispirit you.

We pay people and organize people to go to all the online sites and “play the part of a clinton or mccain supporter who just switched our support for obama”

Oh, yeah, we all remember those conversions! It wasn’t what made us switch from certain forums, blogs but the outright persecution of any dissent – cmplete with stalking and publishing of personal information.

we have also had quite a hand in skewing many many polls, some we couldn’t control as much as we would have liked. But many we have spoiled over. Just enough to make real clear politics look scarey to a mccain supporter. Its worked, alough the goal was to appear 13-15 points ahead.

see, the results have been working. People tend to support a winner, go with the flow, become “sheeple”

The polls are roughly 3-5 points in favor of Barack. Thats due to our inflation of the polls and pulling in the sheeple.

Dunno about pulling in the sheeple – I do know the samples are skewed and that 80% hang up on pollsters – and they can’t be B0bots.

Our donors, are the same people who finance the MSM. Their interests are tied, Barack then tends to come across as teflon. Nothing sticks. And trust, there were meetings with Fox news. The goal was to blunt them as much as possible.

Yup. The meeting between Murdock and B0’s campaign was in Vanity Fair last summer. Not breaking news.

Wrote a few posts about Faux. The common donnors is new information though.

Sarah Palin is a huge threat, and our campaign has feared her like you can’t imagine. If it seems unfair how she has been treated, well its because she has had a team working round the clock to make her look like a fool.

this is a big conspiracy and I am so shocked that its not realized.

Don’t be so shocked. I know the media works from Obama campaign memos – not exactly a conspiracy when everyone knows, is it? I do remember how the belittling of Palin started with Obama himself, then with some of the politicians – women- supporting him – then it went to the media, blogs etc. I did recognize the talking points Boxer and McCaskill made : “Women will feel offended by her choice” reflected in TV commentary, pollsters questions and analysis, SNL jokes.

The ending is kinda upbeat:

I will be quitting my post on nov 5th and my vote will be for John Mccain. Fortunately, my position has been a marketing position and I don’t feel I had any part of anything I would feel guilty for. But I look forward to getting out of this as the negativity and environment upsets me.

I wish you all well, and good luck.

Welcome yet again to the post-racial society!

This was actually proposed in a Pa paper. Via Newsbusters

As a lifelong Caucasian, I am beginning to think the time has finally come to take the right to vote away from white people, at least until we come to our senses. Seriously, I just don’t think we can be trusted to exercise it responsibly anymore.

Brings back fuzzy memories of Ann Coulter saying women shouldn’t have the right to vote…

And the author is actually fair – he even includes white B0bots in the proposed ban:

That’s why this ban on white people voting I’m proposing has got to be statewide. And I’m sorry to say, it’s going to have to include all white people, even those who would vote for Obama, because you can’t just let some white people vote. That would be unfair.

Wow! You mean the people who got “street creds of not being racist”??? EVEN them?

Ah, here comes a clue:

So, understand that I am saying all this for the good of the country and, in fact, for the good of those hard-working white people that Hillary used to pander to.

Gtcha. Only for that and they should be immediately shot and their wealth redistributed….

And why?

I fear for what is to become of them after the campaigns leave town for the last time, and Scranton and Allentown and Carlisle go back to being the long dark chicken dance of the national soul they were before the media showed up.

In other words, the criminals might go as far and horror, vote for not-Obama. Shoot them now, I say, and kill their children too!

So says the self appointed “artist” of this horror.

Somehow, he captures the theme of this year: what would be despicable to do to a black man is a lot of fun to do to  a white woman.

If the white woman runs against Obama, it’s more than fun, it’s recommended and cheered on.

He also admits that had he done that display with Obama instead, his home would have been vandalized.

And an editorial to the point

It is dismaying that misogyny and sexism are so excessively marbleized into our daily interactions that some of us cannot even recognize their existence when confronted with it or when staring at it directly in the mirror.

It is my fervent hope that those who purport to be intellectuals begin to engage in argument and not resort to their baser selves or the easy exercise of personal and biology-based attacks.

Mockery and vilification of women such as Palin should become just as taboo as race-based slams. Until then, women are the real losers.


The AP write-up of the story, notably lacks the “what if Obama…?” part

Update October 30

The display was taken down

a man parked in front of their home, his black truck bearing a male dummy wearing a noose and T-shirt that read, “Chad, how does it feel?”

Back in January, when he was in his Reaganesque mode, Obama informed us that he

wasn’t all that invested in the fights of the 60s and the 70s

and even used Reagan’s “excesses of the 60s and 70s” for them.

The newly surfaced 2001 interview reveals a criticism of those fight from the opposite side: the fights didn’t go far enough as they never got to realize that civil right: redistribution of wealth.

I always thought civil rights were about insuring equal rights to everyone. Boy, was I wrong!

It seems Obama thinks only a certain segment of the population has “civil rights” – the others need to pay for those. And it cannot be done by court, but legislatively.

Now that of course takes on a new meaning, considering that he did try to take back the freudian slip with Joe the Plumber

Obama told reporters his tax plan doesn’t “spread wealth” but “does involve spreading around opportunity.”

Personally, I continue to believe that Obama believes in nothing besides the fact that he deserves absolute power. Still, the idea that entitlement to someone else’s money is a civil right in his mind is very unsettling.

Just as DNC refused to consider gay rights as part of civil rights – because Donna Brazile thought it would offend some constituency, Obama seems to think in this interview that “civil rights”= rights of certain groups – the ones he was pretending to represent in 2001.

That was before he came up with the “post-racial” thinghie.

From the Fox article

delves into whether the civil rights movement should have gone further than it did, so that when “dispossessed peoples” appealed to the high court on the right to sit at the lunch counter, they should have also appealed for the right to have someone else pay for the meal.

and the response:

Obama campaign spokesman Bill Burton said Monday the comments on the tape have “nothing to do with Obama’s economic plan or his plan to give the middle class a tax cut.”

All righty then. Go home everyone, nothing to see here.

Not Your Sweetie