GOP Develops Foot-In-Mouth Epidemic

Simply amazing. First today we have former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger saying Sarah Palin isn't qualified to be president, then quickly backtracking, now we have Nevada Senator John Ensign, who heads the Republican Senatorial Committee, saying the same thing:

Pondered the member of GOP Senate Leadership, "Has she been a net negative? You could maybe make that argument, but I would blame some of the campaign handlers for her being that net negative because they did not handle her correctly."

Asked Gillan: "Do you think she's qualified to be president?"

Ensign said, "I do not think that Barack Obama or her are experienced enough to be president of the United States -- neither one of them, and Hillary Clinton was much more qualified to be president than Barack Obama was, but that's who the nominee is.

"John McCain is much more qualified than Barack Obama and certainly, Joe Biden is much more qualified than Sarah Palin is," Ensign said. "I'd rather have the most qualified person at the top of the ticket, not number two."

I never cease to be astounded by logic used by people who spend most of their time in the Washington beltway. Sarah Palin a net negative? Okay, here's my new argument: Last year the New England Patriots finished 18-1. They lost the Super Bowl, therefore Tom Brady was a drag on the team.

Now, I will agree she hasn't been handled properly, but it's not about speeches or interviews, it about not letting her be her. She should have been unleashed from Day 1. Nevertheless, I see more than just foot-in-mouth going on here.

Nobody in Washington loves anything more than being right. If McCain-Palin lose, and many in the GOP are convinced they will, they want to be able to say on November 6th, "Yeah, I knew it, I told them they should've...."

Obama Tries Out New Insult

With four days to go before the election Obama is trying out a new way to insult Americans, saying that people who don't like his economic policy are selfish:

"John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic," Obama continued. "You know I don't know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."

Nice one. I can't help but think I've heard this somewhere before.

I Voted

Voted today. I've done all I can do. Here's hoping my ballot is a trend-setter.


Conservative Blue Bloods Unite Behind Their Candidate

When someone uses the word "genius," who comes to mind? Einstein? Newton? Mozart? Rip Taylor?

All great choices, but for me, the first name that pops into my head is Iowahawk. With one blog post he both puts in perspective and puts in their place the so-called "conservative" pundits of the Northeast: Noonan, Brooks, Frum and all the others looking longingly for that precious "seat at the table."

I give you T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII.

Confirmed: Lefty Rosenthal Was FBI Informant

With the passing of the Las Vegas casino legend, the truth of his dealings with the FBI are being revealed. With the code name "Achilles" he informed on the mob before and after his infamous car bombing at Tony Roma's in 1982.

Obama Supported Pushing Moderates Out Of Democrat Party

You know how every election cycle, the MSM tells the Republican Party how they're too extreme and they need to embrace the moderates of the party link Linc Chafee, Arlen Specter and the like? Funny how you never hear them browbeat the Democrat Party in that fashion. In fact, we often hear that the Democrat Party is very moderate except for a few "passionate" members like Barbara Lee or Pete Stark.

Apparently Barack Obama agrees with this assessment. In 2005, he wrote a blog post at Daily Kos proposing that the party drive out Democrats who "appease the right-wing." Sweetness & Light unearthed the post and Gateway Pundit has the details.

Sweet! Joe Perry Endorses McCain

Turning point?

Is Obama Ready To Go LBJ On Iraq?

Ron Radosh has some analysis on Barack Obama's recent interview with Joe Klein of Time Magazine. He found this interesting nugget.

According to Klein, Obama ended his meeting with Petraeus by "laying down his marker: if elected President, he would be in charge. Unlike George W. Bush, who had given Petraeus complete authority over the war-an unprecedented abdication of presidential responsibility (and unlike John McCain, whose hero worship of Petraeus bordered on the unseemly)-Obama would insist on a rigorous chain of command."

Okay, before we fly off the handle here, it is vitally important to our democracy that a civilian president be the commander of the military. While I'm not sure it was ultimately the right decision, Harry Truman was well within his rights to fire Douglas MacArthur when the general got a little bit too insolent, but these comments from Obama very much smack of LBJ and his handling of Vietnam. When battlefield decisions are made in the White House, America loses. Does that mean Obama should give the generals complete control? No, but nor should he take complete control himself. I don't know that that's what he's planning to do, but if it is, we're in trouble.


TV's Favorite Black Small Business Owners

Barack Obama goofed in a speech today when he made a Sanford and Son joke saying "I'm coming to join you Weezie!" Of course, "Weezie" was the wife of George Jefferson whereas Fred Sanfords dead wife was named Elizabeth. But a reader of Instapundit raised the better point:

"Didn't Obama realize Fred Sanford & George Jefferson are both Small Business Owners?"

An excellent point! The Sanfords were living hand to mouth. A tax hike would have really been reason to clutch your chest in that household. Meanwhile, George Jefferson ran a small chain of dry cleaners. Under an Obama presidency one shouldn't expect a George to be opening up a new store anytime soon. In fact, a few stores may have to close and some employees sent packing.

Welcome To The Fishbowl

From Shannon Love at Chicago Boyz:

The all-caring nanny state destroys privacy. That's the thing about nannies: they always know what the children are up to.


Study Shows Just Moving Around Is Hazardous To Your Health

...or something. (Hat tip: Odd Universe)

The Politico: Better Than You

Ah, another bipartisan journalistic experiment bites the dust and embraces it's inner elitism. Really, wouldn't we be more surprised if it had actually worked?

Obama And The Warren Court

For those of you that haven't had a chance to view the video that sits in the right column of this webpage (on the date of this post) or those of you that have watched it but are confused, the best analysis I've seen of Barack Obama's 2001 comments on the Warren Court and civil rights is from Bill Whittle over at Eject! Eject! Eject! Here's a taste:

We have, in our storied history, elected Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives and moderates. We have fought, and will continue to fight, pitched battles about how best to govern this nation. But we have never, ever in our 232 year history, elected a President who so completely and openly opposed the idea of limited government, the absolute cornerstone of makes the United States of America unique and exceptional.

If this does not frighten you - regardless of your political affiliation - then you deserve what this man will deliver with both houses of Congress, a filibuster-proof Senate, and, to quote Senator Obama again, "a righteous wind at our backs."
That a man so clear in his understanding of the Constitution, and so opposed to the basic tenets it provides against tyranny and the abuse of power, can run for President of the United States is shameful enough.

Report: Sarkozy Calls Obama "Empty Suit" On Foreign Policy

And he's exactly right. Sarkozy is smart enough to know that the last thing the world needs is a weak U.S. President, and that's exactly what we'll get with Obama. That sound you hear is Vladimir Putin rubbing his hands together.


Frum v. Rush

I think one of the benefits of an election like this one is that it, for lack of a less sexist term, separates the men from the boys. Many so-called conservative pundits have basically burned their proverbial draft cards of the movement and either supported Barack Obama or at least bashed the Republican Party for being too conservative. "The era of Reagan is over!" and the like have become familiar mantras. Rush Limbaugh, as you might expect, takes exception to this and has said good riddance to the likes of Peggy Noonan, Christopher Buckey, et al. David Frum however, has decided to fire a shot across the EIB bow and blast Rush in his latest blog entry:

If I understand it correctly, the Blankley/Rush argument goes like this:

1) Reagan-style conservatism remains wildly popular with the American people. It was the "blueprint" for winning landslides between 1980 and 1994, and it remains the blueprint today.
2) Yet for some unaccountable mysterious reason, politicians are ignoring this blueprint! There is not a strong elected conservative voice in the country today.
3) So obviously what we need to do is return to the politics of the 1980s - and sit back and collect the rewards.

This argument raises one big question:
Could it be possible that the reason that we lack Reagan-style conservatives in elected office today is that they are having trouble getting elected?

Who are these people? Are you talking about Romney? The guy that couldn't defeat McCain in primaries where anyone, including Democrats, could vote. Who is the last candidate that ran as an unabashed conservative but had at least 1/10 of Reagan's charisma? Who's the last Republican that won the White House on a moderate message? Bush 41 in 1992? Dole? How'd they do?

Frum's argument in the rest of the piece is just downright pedestrian. He dismisses the charge that he's a snob by making the disingenuous argument that Rush and others are calling for a return to "politics of the 1980's." That's like saying supporting the First Amendment is a call for returning to the politics of the 1770's.

Conservativism, libertarianism, Americanism...whatever you want to call it, is hard. It takes a strong mental constitution to stick with it, and many just aren't up to it. Frum is one of those. But as he sips his champagne at Sally Quinn's house, he will be content.

Obama's Marxist Ideology Comes To The Fore

Okay folks, we're eight days away from this election and the time to get scared is now. No longer is the charge that Obama is a marxist or at least has marxist leanings just the ravings of a lunatic right-winger on a chat board. Obama wants to turn the United States of America on its head. The recent unearthed audio of Obama discussing the Warren Court and wealth redistribution should be enough to give anyone pause.

Captain Ed notes:

Barack Obama complains that the Constitution is a "charter of negative liberties". That's because the Constitution was intended as a limiting document, to curtail the power of the federal government vis-a-vis the states and the individual. The founders intended at the time to limit the reach of the federal government, and built the Constitution accordingly.

Barack Obama wants to reverse that entirely. And that's radical change you'd better believe in, or else.
Meanwhile, a reporter in Florida brings up the old Marxist quote "from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" in an interview with Joe Biden and now, she is banned from talking to the Obama campaign.

With Barbara West being a rare exception, we have a national news media that is not having it's First Amendment rights curtailed by the government, no, it's doing that to itself. Instead of the media being taken over by a political party or government, it's developed Stockholm Syndrome and is selling out journalistic ethics at an alarming rate.

We're through the looking-glass here, people!


God To Put Guns Up For Auction

You heard me:

All these years later Eric Clapton is not only still with us, he has done what a lot of successful chaps have done in the past, he has taken up shooting. Now, 13 of his shotguns are to go under the hammer, so to speak, at Holt's Auctioneers in the UK. A raft of Purdeys and pairs by E. J. Churchill, Watson Brothers, and William Evans will be auctioned off December 11th and could fetch as much as £500,000.

Clapton has claimed that his passion has gotten out of hand in much the same way his guitar collection did. "It's following the same pattern as when I collected guitars, cars and watches. I start out with a fairly broad spectrum, get obsessed and engulfed and finally narrow the collection down. I built a gunroom that can house a certain amount of guns and now I have to clear the decks for the new guns I have on order."

If only I had some extra scratch. (Hat tip: Johnny Sac)

SNL On Biden And Murtha

Good stuff.

Classic: Even The Russians See Media Bias In America

And they know bias.


Quote Of The Day, Part 2

Quote Of The Day

Via the Green Bay Packers:

Second-year running back Brandon Jackson still remembers the first time he opened his NFL paycheck.

"It was like, what!" Jackson said. "Taxes were almost half."


Weather Underground Channeled Pol Pot

Just a little genocide:

I asked, "well what is going to happen to those people we can't reeducate, that are diehard capitalists?" and the reply was that they'd have to be eliminated.

And when I pursued this further, they estimated they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers.
And when I say "eliminate," I mean "kill."
Twenty-five million people.
I want you to imagine sitting in a room with 25 people, most of which have graduate degrees, from Columbia and other well-known educational centers, and hear them figuring out the logistics for the elimination of 25 million people.
And they were dead serious.

Cambodia? No, America.


New Mexico Senator Calls For Fairness Doctrine

What always cracks me up about these arguments is this notion that the discussion of important issues used to be so much better in the old days. Can anyone recall a great political discussion on the radio from the 1970s or 1980s? Name one. You can't because there weren't many outside of NPR and that's exactly what the socialists want.

Favre Slowly Ruining His Reputation

After calling a report that he helped the Detroit Lions gameplan against the Green Bay Packers total B.S., Brett Favre now says he did have a conversation with then Detroit G.M. Matt Millen about the Packers offense. The whole fallout between the Favre and Green Bay has shown that while he may be one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game, he is also a drama queen who demands attention and, I'm sad to say, a bit of a liar. Eventually there will be a day he returns to Green Bay for a jersey retirement and a statue dedication, but there will be a stain on his legacy and it's of his own making.


Biden's Latest Gaffe Could Be Pivotal

I'm still feeling pessimistic and continue to think that Obama will win in two weeks, but the race is tight and this latest Biden gaffe involving some sort of attack to test a President Obama really has the Democrats worried. Game changer? Hard to say, but if Obama does lose the election, Biden may lose even more.

Kick Ass! Republicans Love South Park

So says a study done by Nielsen.


Environmentalism At Work

It's come to this:

A government report that found old-fashioned reusable nappies damage the environment more than disposables has been hushed up because ministers are embarrassed by its findings.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has instructed civil servants not to publicise the conclusions of the £50,000 nappy research project and to adopt a "defensive" stance towards its conclusions.
The report found that using washable nappies, hailed by councils throughout Britain as a key way of saving the planet, have a higher carbon footprint than their disposable equivalents unless parents adopt an extreme approach to laundering them.
To reduce the impact of cloth nappies on climate change parents would have to hang wet nappies out to dry all year round, keep them for years for use on younger children, and make sure the water in their washing machines does not exceed 60C.
There you have it. Proof positive that the environmental movement is about appearances, not about actually saving the environment.


Big Red Cancels Speech With Political Red

The controversy over Bill Ayers continues as my alma mater, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has cancelled a speaking appearance by the 60's terrorists due to "safety concerns." Not sure whose safety they're referring to. Conservative protesters are usually few and always polite. Anywho, I doubt this whole kerfuffle is over.

McCain Brings Down The House With Standup Routine

They say in comedy, there is a kernel of truth in every joke. In fact, truth is the essential building block of comedy. Improv guru Del Close even wrote the book on the subject, Truth In Comedy.

I've always been kind of annoyed with these political dinners where the president or high-ranking politicians come dressed in a tuxedo and tell jokes about what's going on in the country. Political enemies and the media sit around and pretend they don't hate each other and make merry. It's as though the future of the country is all a big joke to them, and it makes my blood boil.

But then again, if truth is the foundation of comedy, maybe there is something to these fancy dress parties. Last night, John McCain spoke at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Dinner in New York. This six minute clip has more truth about this presidential election than anything I've heard anywhere in the last two years. Even in a masquerade, there is some truth to be found.


Introducing Wealth Spread!

The gang at The People's Cube does it again: (Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)

Jack Murtha House Race A Referendum On The American Voter

You gotta hand it to Jack Murtha. He won't apologize for slandering U.S. Marines, and now he has called the very people he represents in the United States Congress a bunch of racist.

The 17-term Democratic congressman tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in a story posted Wednesday on its Web site that, as he put it: "There is no question that western Pennsylvania is a racist area."

He says it's taken time for many Pennsylvania voters to come around to liking Obama, but he should still win the state, though not in a runaway.

I love it. What Murtha is saying to his district is that 'I can say whatever I want and you minions, you fools, will elect me every time!'

Forget about McCain-Obama, this is the race to watch. This one House election is now a referendum on the America people. Are we free men or are we slaves? That's the question that the voters in Jack Murtha's district must answer this November.

The End Of The American Experiment

I'm now officially convinced it's over: the election, capitalism, democracy, the American Dream.

Is It Time To 'Go John Galt' On Everyone's Ass?

Dr. Helen raises the Randian question.


Vegas Legend Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal Dies In Exile

Next time you place a bet at a sports book in a Las Vegas casino, pay homage.

Getting A Seat At The Table

There's a small kerfuffle going on at National Review as Christopher Buckley, the son of the magazine's founder William F. Buckley recently announced in a column that he is voting for Obama this November. Christopher Buckley is the writer of many satirical books, though I've never read any I hear they're pretty good. But let's face it, he was never going to be known as anything more than the son of WFB. Now the Washington establishment (and many others) are convinced that Obama is going to win the presidency. What is a political wonk to do? Why, make sure he has a place at the table. Rush hit on this point recently. You see the likes of David Brooks and David Gergan doing what they can to slam the Republican Party and conservatives. They want to keep their TV appearances going for the next eight years, so they have to lay the groundwork. Buckley has now resigned from his column at NRO and claimed it was due to a "tsunami" of displeasure from readers. Rich Lowry writes in The Corner that that's not the case and Buckley is trying to generate a controversy when there isn't really one there. Again, laying the groundwork. There's nothing more popular with the MSM than being a Republican that hates Republicans. Having the name Buckley, but talking liberal is enough to earn about 300+ appearances with Chris Matthews or Keith Olbermann.

It's the Washington game.

The Gramsci Harvest

I caught a few minutes of Rush Limbaugh's show this morning and he talked about how he's come to the conclusion that Bill Ayers, ACORN, Jesse Jackson and all the rest have not just been trying to influence politics but have been working for decades to change a segment of the culture, to instill in them hatred for America. What Rush refers to is something called the Gramsci Effect. An Italian Marxist, Gramsci knew that the Communist revolution wouldn't succeed unless they worked to change the culture of the democratic West.

Gramsci therefore argued for a strategic distinction between a "war of position" and a "war of movement". The war of position is a culture war in which anti-capitalist elements seek to gain a dominant voice in mass media, mass organizations, and educational institutions to heighten class consciousness, teach revolutionary analysis and theory, and inspire revolutionary organization. Following the success of the war of position, communist leaders would be empowered to begin the war of movement, the actual insurrection against capitalism, with mass support.

What we're seeing now with Obama and ACORN is the fruits of these years of labor, and on November 4th we could finally see the beginning of the harvest of the seeds planted by Gramsci so long ago.

Even If McCain Closes The Gap, Can He Overcome Fraud?

As deeply entrenched as ACORN has become in the electoral process, does McCain even have a chance?


Thuggish Hypocrisy

Instapundit hits it home: (Hat tip: Ed Driscoll)

NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE? So we've had nearly 8 years of lefty assassination fantasies about George W. Bush, and Bill Ayers' bombing campaign is explained away as a consequence of him having just felt so strongly about social justice, but a few people yell things at McCain rallies and suddenly it's a sign that anger is out of control in American politics? It's nice of McCain to try to tamp that down, and James Taranto sounds a proper cautionary note -- but, please, can we also note the staggering level of hypocrisy here? (And that's before we get to the Obama campaign's thuggish tactics aimed at silencing critics.)

The Angry Left has gotten away with all sorts of beyond-the-pale behavior throughout the Bush Administration. The double standards involved -- particularly on the part of the press -- are what are feeding this anger. (Indeed, as Ann Althouse and John Leo have noted, the reporting on this very issue is dubious). So while asking for McCain supporters to chill a bit, can we also ask the press to start doing its job rather than openly shilling for a Democratic victory? Self-control is for everybody, if it's for anybody. . . .

The MSM is an arm of the Democrat Party and could turn into an American Pravda come January 20.

Sweden Showing The Way?

I'll be writing more extensively on this topic should Obama win this November, but as a brief introduction, many have speculated that an Obama victory will reshape Washington much the way FDR's victory did in 1932 ushering in a swarm of New Deal Democrats.

I'm inclined to agree and as a libertarian, it scares the hell out of me. There will be a new ideological shift in a town that already leans socialist. What we can expect is a literally hundreds of internationalists to enter into powerful positions in the nation's capital. Much like the New Dealers (see Alger Hiss) who sympathized with the Soviet Union and it's "Utopian society" I would expect the Obama cultists to mess seamlessly with the folks at the United Nations and the EU. Look for Strobe Talbott to have his fingerprints on just about everything in the world of foreign policy.

What got me on this subject is the latest entry from the desk of Fjordman over at The Brussels Journal. We've heard bits and pieces about how Barack Obama worked with Bill Ayers on education reform. In Sweden, the Greens and the Social Democrats have something similar in the works.

Mona Sahlin, leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party, confirmed that her party and the Greens want to form a coalition government in 2010. What kind of policy will such a government follow? Miljöpartiet de Gröna, the Swedish Green Party, state on their official website that the education system should start working for "gender equality" at an early age; children need counterweights to the gender roles which girls and boys are raised into. Therefore teachers and personnel in child care services must finish an education in equality before they are given their exams. They also want to abolish grades in schools:

"We want to do away with the grade system [in today's schools]. Grades contribute considerably to stress and are not a fair and objective system of measuring the individual's potential."

The Green Party favor ideological Globalism in its purest form. They want a "world citizenship" to replace the national citizenship, totally free migration on a global basis, global taxes and a strengthened United Nations to ensure a just world order:

"We do not believe in artificial borders. We have a vision of unrestricted immigration and emigration, where people have the right to live and work wherever they please… We want Sweden to become an international role model by producing a plan to implement unrestricted immigration."

They have a strong focus on anti-discrimination and racism, and desire harsh and swift penalties for "discrimination" yet soft penalties for many other crimes. They want "religiously neutral" holidays (no Christmas or Easter) and education against racism and discrimination to be taught in schools. No "bigotry" against any group of people (except whites presumably, and white men in particular) will be allowed, and all forms of bigotry should be banned by law regardless of where it is voiced. Among the forms of racism they specify should be aggressively stamped out is "Islamophobia." However, they understand that racism cannot be totally stamped out until we have dismantled the "racist world order" and replaced it with a just world order where none suffer and the poor are no longer exploited.


Media Bias Goes Full Throttle

While a couple of comments at McCain-Palin rallies are being framed as the end of our democracy and the rise of the Fourth Reich, Obama supporters are throwing around actual molotov cocktails and booing Sarah Palin and her children. The MSM yawns. Welcome to Barack Obama's America.


Friday Night Funny: Couple Saws House In Half

Some stories are so awesomely awesome they bring tears to my eyes. This one is like something out of I Love Lucy.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - A couple in rural Cambodia has terminated their 18-year marriage with a divorce settlement that entailed sawing in two the wooden house they once shared, villagers said Friday. The husband, 42-year-old Moeun Sarim, has taken away with him all the bits and pieces of his half a house, said his 35-year-old wife, Vat Navy.

"Very strange, but this is what my husband wanted," she said by phone from a village about 62 miles east of Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh. She said they ended their marriage last month.

Mark Steyn Cleared By Canadian Star Chamber

Hard to celebrate when the whole process was a travesty. As Steyn puts it:

"I haven't been given my freedom of the press. I've simply had the government censor approve what I said. That's a completely different thing."

Indeed. This is scary stuff, folks, and sadly it could be a sign of things to come.

McCain Supporters Not Too Proud To Beg

I've never seen anything like this in a presidential election nor have I read about anything like it in our history. Supporters of a presidential candidate literally begging him to get tough with his opponent.

I keep seeing these ads for Oliver Stones' "W" showing President Bush not having an answer to the question, "what have been your biggest mistakes?" The answer for President Bush, though he would disagree, is that his biggest mistake was his so-called "new tone." Bush thinks it's "unpresidential" to swing back at your opponents. For years now, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid have slandered the president non-stop. He says nothing in response. Now as he heads into the home stretch, his popularity is low and everyone wants him gone...and it's his own fault. He let the MSM and the Democrats shape the pop culture around him, he wouldn't do anything about it.

Now we have John McCain, no big fan of George W. Bush, who is making the very same mistakes. He's in love with this idea that he should be "above it all." It's all fine and good to be classy, but what exactly is wrong with defending yourself and exposing your opponent for the dangerous man that his is? McCain's supporters get it, his running mate gets it, but he doesn't seem to get it, and if he loses on November 4, the lion's share of the blame will be on his head.


Cover-Up At NBC? SNL Skit Disappears

Last weekend, Saturday Night Live did a skit about the home mortgage crisis that featured cast members imitating George W. Bush, Barney Frank and Nancy Pelosi among others. The skit was surprisingly balanced as it admitted the fact that Democrats stopped Bush from reforming Fannie and Freddie. Skits like this are usually posted on NBC websites, but this one got pulled this evening...the only one removed.

The gang at Hot Air caught on and their boss Michelle Malkin offered a theory tied to another man lampooned in the skit: George Soros.

I think it's a conspiracy and following Andrew Sullivan logic, I demand NBC prove me wrong!

McCain/Palin Get Tough, Will It Last?

McCain and Palin are taking it to Obama. Palin hitting him on Bill Ayers, McCain hitting him on Fannie-Freddie. It's a good move, and frankly the only move as we enter the last month of the race.

But I can see the future. The polls numbers will be scary, people will start to weaken and say, "maybe we should be nice and make the media like us." The MSM will never like McCain/Palin. This isn't the year 2000 anymore. Don't get wobbly. Campaign your hearts out for the next month and hope that a conservative groundswell reminiscent of 1994 occurs. You have nothing to lose but your chains.


Olbermann Uses Quarterback's Concussion To Insult Sarah Palin


NFL Quick Hits

Here are some quick thoughts:

Titans are 5-0 for the first time ever including their days as the Houston Oilers. They are tough. As long as Kerry Collins doesn't make too many mistakes (which he almost did today) and Vince Young stays on the bench, they might be Super Bowl bound.

The KC Chiefs are an embarrassment. Since Herm Edwards took over they have regressed. I would fire him today.

Matt Ryan might have been the pick of the draft.

Houston, giving it all away.

Miami probably won't be a playoff team, but for the first time in quite a while, they are a professional football team.

Retirement is starting to look pretty good, isn't it Mike Holmgren?

The Washington Redskins. I don't know what to make of this team. They're actually really good and each week you think they're going to return to reality, but they keep finding ways to win and in the fourth quarter, no less. Jim Zorn appears to be a helluva coach, but that would mean that Daniel Snyder actually made a good decision and I'm not sure I can live with that.

AP: Palin Racist For Telling Truth About Obama

The AP needs to be dismantled.


The Great (VP) Debate

Sounds like Sarah did more than okay tonight. I just can't stand the networks anymore so I followed along online. Michelle Malkin is the best live-blogger out there. She doesn't sugar-coat and she also doesn't get overly pessimistic like her sidekick Allahpundit (or me for that matter). Read her take here.

Bill O'Reilly And Barney Frank Go Apesh*t!


The Power Of YouTube: Boston Herald Readers Blame Barney Frank For Financial Crisis


Surprise: VP Debate Moderator In The Tank For Obama

Michelle Malkin has the scoop on Gwen Ifill in the New York Post.

UPDATE: Not surprisingly, Ifill plays the elitist/race card:

"I've got a pretty long track record covering politics and news, so I'm not particularly worried that one-day blog chatter is going to destroy my reputation," Ifill said. "The proof is in the pudding. They can watch the debate tomorrow night and make their own decisions about whether or not I've done my job."

Ifill questions why people assume that her book will be favorable toward Obama.

"Do you think they made the same assumptions about Lou Cannon (who is white) when he wrote his book about Reagan?" said Ifill, who is black. Asked if there were racial motives at play, she said, "I don't know what it is. I find it curious."

Yeah, I don't know how a title like "The Breakthrough" can be taken as positive. How stupid does she think we are?

Maybe this stupid.