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After a long work-induced layoff I've returned to get my 2-cents in on this presidential battle before the polls close. It's tough being political when you've got to work and the two don't coincide. In this post are comments on a great endorsement of Barack Obama from the L.A. Times, a big thank you to Jon Stewart and the "left-leaning" members of the MSNBC crew, and a quick note about the movie "W" — but not what you think.

I've been staying away from politics for a while now, as you can see by my last entry. Not that anyone really cares, but my absence was due to having  to earn a living. I shutdown two political Web sites I'd been running and got back to work in a big way. Now, like many of you, I'm getting more and more incensed at the ridiculous ongoings in the Republican camp. What alternate reality are these people living in? I'm glad there are so many others who have kept the faith tirelessly in speaking out against the failed policies of the Bush Administration, and who refuse to have the wool pulled over their eyes by the current ticket — McCain/Palin — who will say and do anything to get into office, but not necessarily what they promise.

Thank you Jon Stewart for your comic relief and Olberman/Maddow/Matthews for doing what news media ought to do — ask questions. I might have jumped off a bridge by now, if not for you.

Btw, Rachel Maddow calls Palin a LIAR in this video segment — now if we can only get this to air on Fox News!

Which brings me to the reason for my sudden reappearance on DailyKos...

I just read what I think may be the most level-headed and accurate appraisal of the Democratic nominee in the form of an endorsement of Barack Obama by the Los Angeles Times (at truthout.org).

In particular, the editors of the Times point out how the McCain/Palin ticket has been trying to make intelligence and eloquence into defects. As if going to Harvard was something to be embarrassed about? Yeah, maybe in the company of Joe Six-Pack and the Under Achievers club. Hey, I like beer as much as anyone else, but I want someone smart, healthy, and steady in the Oval Office.

They also point out that our political culture is immature, "struggling to shake off a brash and unseemly adolescence", and that under the Bush Administration the executive branch "turned its back on an adult role in the nation and the world and retreated into self-absorbed unilateralism."

And...

Some friends invited my lady friend and I to go with them to see the new Oliver Stone movie, "W", but after watching the trailer last night, we both agreed that we couldn't sit through the movie and watch another minute on the life of the "most hated man in America" (or is Cheney even more hated?)

Originally posted to railer on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 10:58 AM PDT.

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  •  If you read the earlier post about Maddow, you (0+ / 0-)

    should take her out of your diary. She predicts that McCain will win due to the racism in America. Thought she was on Obama's side till I read the diary and listened to her on the radio show. I will never listen/watch her again. Bet Keith is sorry he recommended her for that shwo.

    •  i hadn't heard that about Rachel (0+ / 0-)

      but maybe she believes what Barack has said
      ""Don't Underestimate Our Ability to Screw Up"

      "For Ms. Palin, such things as context, syntax and the proximity of answers to questions have no meaning." Bob Herbert

      by UTvoter on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 11:13:03 AM PDT

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      •  In a diary by wallywalt a few hours ago he listed (0+ / 0-)

        an Air America religious radio program on earlier today.  couldn't believe it till I listened to the tape. The host asked her for her prediction and she said " take this with a grain of salt..I think McCain will win due to the racism in America. I wish I was wrong" I fired off an email to her, but I'll nevere listen to her again!

    •  Rachel Maddow (0+ / 0-)

      Thanks for your comment buckeyemike. Don't think I'll take Rachel out just yet. She's the only person I've heard so far calling Palin a flat-out liar. Watch this video where Maddow uses the "L" word to describe Palin! It's awesome. Let's get this out everywhere!

    •  This was Rachel's attempt to fire... (0+ / 0-)

      People up and drag them back from complacency.  She doesn't really believe what she said.  Time for a chill pill.

      America, we are better than these last eight years. We are a better country than this. -- Barack Obama, the next President of our United States.

      by BasharH on Sat Oct 18, 2008 at 11:53:23 AM PDT

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