Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bearing False Witness

Kay Hagan, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate from North Carolina, has recently pulled ahead of Senator Liddy Dole in the polls. Liddy, class act that she is, put up an ad accusing Hagan of being a godless heathen. No, seriously.

Well, Hagan's come back with an ad of her own and it's biblical in its wrath. Enjoy.

A Nod is as Good as a Wink to a Blind Man

The McCain campaign must be running out of people willing to be its spokesmen on the cable shows if this moron is making the rounds.

There's a moment there where I almost felt bad for him. Almost.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Once Smitten

The New Yorker has an amazing piece up on the story of how the Weekly Standard and National Review geniuses fell in love with Sarah Palin.

The whole thing is worth a read, even if it essentially boils down to "Hey, I think this stripper really likes me!"

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Down to the Wire

Stars from the Greatest Television Show of All Time have been stumping for Obama in North Carolina, which has surprisingly turned into an important swing state. Sean Quinn of the excellent has a nice rundown of the rally.

The Real Cindy

Cindy McCain Claims Sheâ??s â??Just Like Any Other Female Humanâ??

Fairly Imbalanced

In reaction to news that white supremacists in Tennessee were seeking to assassinate Barack Obama and a hundred African American children as well, the Tennessee Republican Party rushed out a statement in which they boldly announced their opposition to such activities. Good to know they have limits.

As Ben Smith at Politico noted, the statement contained a pretty bizarre bit of false equivalency:
"Hate is not a political party, policy statement, agenda or ideology - it is a pure evil that no place in civil society," said Robin Smith, Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. "Whether it is neo-Nazi skinheads plotting a racist shooting spree targeting Sen. Obama, or West Hollywood liberals hanging Gov. Sarah Palin in effigy and calling it 'art,' or unknown anarchists tossing bricks through the windows of a county Republican headquarters in Murfreesboro, Americans of all political views should be outraged."
So Hollywood liberals with some bitchy art are the same thing as heavily-armed, bloodthirsty skinheads. OK, then.

You might remember the Tennessee Republican Party from some of their past work, such as attacking "Barack Hussein Obama" in a press release titled "Anti-Semites for Obama," which included a photo of him in Somali tribal garb; badly distorting his "bitter quote" in a mongoloid press release whose insanity simply cannot be summed up; and clumsily questioning Michelle Obama's patriotism in a low-budget video release on the intertubes.

Given how much vile hatred they've been dumping on Obama, perhaps they've realized that they've contributed to an atmosphere that would encourage white supremacists to resort to violence, and now felt a pang of remorse.

Or perhaps they're just a bunch of mildly retarded manchildren who really do think that mean puppets are the same thing as mass murder.

Ground Game

A nice look at the McCain campaign on the ground in Florida. Yeah, there's no way the election there is going to turn ugly.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

We'll try to try

If there was any doubt that this blog is run by slackers, we somehow missed the most important day of the year go by uncelebrated. October 21 is the International Day of the Nacho.

Old Man Yells At Cloud

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008

The Stock Market Hates Republicans

Whenever I mention to my conservative friends that Clinton did great with the economy, they tell me that the president has almost no influence on the economy. Except for Reagan, that is.

Maybe this graphic will be more persuasive.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Caption Contest

This photo from last night's debate is begging for a caption contest.

And please, people -- don't go for the obvious "I've fallen and I can't get up" joke. You're better than that.

Except for I-Rod. He's not better than that.

Update: I didn't think it was possible, but McCain looks even creepier from a different angle.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Bring Ohio Back

These may be the funniest, most effective political ads I've seen in a long time.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Class From The GOP Leadership - Not So Much From The Masses

(CNN) One man at the rally said he was "scared of an Obama presidency." McCain later told the man he should not fear Obama.

"I want to be president of the United States, and I don't want Obama to be," he said. "But I have to tell you, I have to tell you, he is a decent person, and a person that you do not have to be scared [of] as president of the United States."

McCain's response was met with boos from the crowd.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Caption Contest

A picture is worth a thousand words. Let's hear 'em...

Monday, October 06, 2008

Keating Five for Fighting

The Obama campaign has been reluctant to bring up McCain's role in the Keating Five scandal -- until now. They have a terrific short film up at this site which explains the complex scandal in simple terms that the media might even be able to understand.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

O Bama

In what may be the best ad of the entire campaign, legendary bluegrass musician Ralph Stanley has a radio ad on the air in southwestern Virginia endorsing Barack Obama. It's a terrific ad, and smartly targeted to Obama's weakest spot in a crucial swing state.

TPM has the audio. Give it a listen.