WHAT IS UP, BITCHES. THIS IS ALL CAPS GREG, THE RAGING ALTER EGO OF MILD-MANNERED GREG (aka StanBlather).
HEY SHELDON ADDELSON HOW DO YOU LIKE ME NOW. I SPENT $254 IN DONATIONS TO BARACK OBAMA IN COMPARISON TO YOUR $54 MILLION TO MITT ROMNEY. I GOT WHAT I WANTED.
HEY KOCH BROTHERS I SENT $10 TO SHERROD BROWN VS. YOUR $10 MILLION TO JOSH MANDEL. I GOT WHAT I WANTED.
HEY LINDA MACMAHON I DONATED $5 TO CHRIS MURPHY. YOU DONATED $40 MILLION TO YOURSELF. I GOT WHAT I WANTED. YOU GOT NOTHING.
BELOW THE ORANGE BLOB FOR MORE FUCKING SMACKDOWN.
This is a very short diary. My friend and frequent collaborator Joel Silberman produced this video with his girlfriend, Laura Napoli, and their frequent director Ben Rock, and Ben Sheehan wrote the music. I co-wrote it and appear in it. It's an unofficial sequel to will.i.am's "Yes We Can" video.
Below the fold are more details…
Because I want to see Glenn Beck cry real tears.
Because Pres. Obama & the Democratic Party extended my Cobra for six months. Six more months I didn't have to worry about health insurance.
Because the $800 billion stimulus worked.
Because financial reform and health care and student loan reform all passed.
Yesterday, election day, I spent 3.5 hours in the Van Nuys, California Obama HQ (northern LA--the San Fernando Valley), calling people in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and then Nevada, checking to see if they voted, if they knew where their polling place was. This was session 9.
On Monday, I completed my eighth volunteering session for the Obama campaign. It's more than I've ever done for a political campaign before, I believe my efforts have helped a little, and I know I could have done far more. But here's the rundown:
A Sunday in late August: terrified by the polls showing McCain up by two points, I go to the Obama website, download a call sheet, and make twenty calls. As with most calling, there are a lot of "no answers." I speak to three live people. Two of them politely tell me I have the wrong number. The last guy I speak is a supporter of Obama, but he can't vote--he's a felon. "Well," I say, "if you're a former felon, you might actually be able to get your right to vote back." There is a sigh filled with disappointment. "Nah...current felon." But he says to me, "keep goin', man. Keep goin."
Also included: Why the Republicans really hated Bill Clinton, McCain's real reasons for choosing Sarah Palin, and why that 3-minute video clip of Joe Biden on the campaign trail is so very good, and so very important
I was just chatting with a friend who wrote the following: "I can't believe any self-respecting woman would ever vote for Sarah Palin."
Here's why she might be wrong.
The Obama campaign is right to keep the focus on John McCain, but I feel like there's something about Sarah Palin--the bigger picture--that we're all collectively missing.
MSNBC.com has a potentially upsetting article that should nonetheless be read, partially to know what we're still up against: In Flagtown USA, Obama Rumors Fly. As you might have gathered from the article, it's all about these poor people in Findlay, Ohio who gosh, just don't know what to believe. The news keeps telling them Obama's a Christian, but gee, my neighbor told me he was a Muslim.
One heartening piece of context not noted in the article is that Hancock county, where Findlay is located, went 71% for Bush to 29% for Kerry (Ohio results by county), so Obama just needs to make inroads in other areas. He doesn't have to sway the entire rumor-infected town.
There is a health clinic being built in Denver, Colorado. This clinic will provide a variety of services, including affordable contraception, annual exams, and prenatal care.
The clinic is being built by Planned Parenthood. Some people have problems with Planned Parenthood. Very serious problems.
Now, the clinic hasn't been finished yet, so there aren't any women to harass, intimidate, or terrorize at the clinic.
Ah, but there are people building the clinic...
Action alerts below:
It looks as if they're going to try to get Michael Chertoff to take your place.
That should be interesting, given Katrina. But Republican Senator Jeff Sessions on NPR's "All Things Considered" seemed real keen today on the idea... he was blaming all that Hurricane Katrina stuff on somebody else--I believe Session's words were "he has a very difficult job, and he's done very well." Micahel Chertoff is the top choice (National Review's "The Corner" was also pushing him. No links; not for partisan reasons, their blog is just really annoying.)
Ah yes, but is the 2nd anniversary of Katrina just about now... that wouldn't really do, would it. Who do we have. Who do we have?
Ha! I have snuck onto your stupid moonbat website! You LOOZERS have your LOOZ3R convention with your stupid kos-bat candidates!! We HERO REPUBLICANS will triumph in the end! It will be a triumph of sheer will! You will see!
We have Rudy Giuliani! He is TEH HERO of 9-11!! You stoopid moonbats might say "but wait! The radios!" Don't you moonbats understand--teh firefighters DIED for our sins! If those 121 firefighters hadn't died because they didn't have radios that work, you wouldn't have been able to be saved! From HE77! And then where would you be?? (Atheists--Shut up.)
We have Teh Fred! He is an amazing MAYNLY_MAN! I mean, Manly-Man! Stoopid moonbat keyboard made me type that stoopid. He is all white and pasty-faced--HAHA! We have fooled you! He will reappear in September--or October--or November--looking like Paul Bunyan! TIMES The Hulk. He will be ALL GREEN! And just as tall! And then he will step on your candidates! Squish, squish, squish!
I want out of this farce of a Presidency. I thought this was a country dedicated to rights like being able to challenge one's imprisonment and laws like delivering documents that are subpoena'd. Not to mention Iraq! Instead, this executive branch is run by little more than the fascist, authoritarian wing of the Republican propaganda machine. Now that I want out, a fair minded and all powerful liberal such as you would finish the damn time machine he's been working on, make copies, hand them out to the entire liberal blogosphere, and transport all 1.7 million of us back to March 2000 so we can fix everything and warn the world. Instead, you don't seem to have finished the time machine yet. Like some sort of nightmare, I was welcomed to this present reality freely but am now barred from changing said reality. I do not want to simply stay in this reality I am disgusted by and want no further part of. Since Kos doesn't seem to have perfected the time machine yet (just about every major liberal blogger is WORKING on one), then one of the other users here must help him complete it. To deny me the ability to change reality and seat President Gore is unacceptable.
This is a list of all the Democratic Senators who represent states governed by Republicans (post-2006 elections). There are 17, representing 12 states. That's one-third of the current Dem caucus (51).
California: 2 (Dianne Feinstein, Barbara Boxer); Gov: Arnold Scharzenegger
Florida: Ben Nelson; Gov-elect: Charlie Crist
Hawaii: 2 (Daniel Akaka, Daniel Inouye); Gov: Linda Lingle
Indiana: Evan Bayh; Gov: Mitch Daniels
Minnesota: Amy Klobuchar (Sen-Elect); Gov: Tim Pawlenty
Missouri: Claire McKaskill (Sen-Elect); Gov: Matt Blunt.
Nebraska: Ben Nelson; Gov: Dave Heineman
Nevada: Harry Reid; Gov-elect: Jim Gibbons
North Dakota: 2 (Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan); Gov: John Hoeven
Rhode Island: 2 (Jack Reed, Sen.-elect Whitehouse); Gov: Donald Carcieri
South Dakota; Tim Johnson; Gov: Mike Rounds
Vermont: 2 (Patrick Leahy, Sen-elect Bernie Sanders); Gov: Jim Douglas.
• Note on HI: Inouye is 82 years old.
• Note on NV: Given the scandal currently surrounding him, Gov-elect Gibbons may not serve a full term.
I am standing in the ballroom of the HotelVetro in downtown Iowa City, with hundreds of other Democratic staffers, volunteers, and political junkies. The night is going well. And then it happens. An Iowa news channel announces that political neophyte, Democratic candidate Dave Loebsack is "over 500 votes" ahead of Jim Leach with 99% of the precincts reporting... and the room explodes. Jim Leach comes out and gives what could be called a semi-concession speech. The mood was good before. Now it's electric.