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Jumpin' Jesus on a pogo stick.

Jonathan Capeheart, Washington Post writer, just predicted on today's Sunday edition of "Morning Joe" that after this election, the term Bradley Effect will no longer be salient.

Joe Scarborough, MSNBC's resident fool and bloviator, responded as follows [I'm paraphrasing]:

"That's if Obama wins.  If he doesn't win: bar the doors!"

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Thu Oct 23, 2008 at 06:10 PM PDT

NYTimes endorses Obama

by GreenMtnState

The New York Times has just endorsed Barack Obama for President.

I wanted to break this news quickly, so no analysis here.

Mr. Obama has met challenge after challenge, growing as a leader and putting real flesh on his early promises of hope and change. He has shown a cool head and sound judgment. We believe he has the will and the ability to forge the broad political consensus that is essential to finding solutions to this nation’s problems.

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Wed Oct 22, 2008 at 05:19 PM PDT

Money Can't Buy Her Class

by GreenMtnState

Sarah Palin may have a $150 K wardrobe, but she can't seem to buy herself a dime's worth of class.

This will not be a very substantive diary.  In truth, it's sort of petty.  It's something I've been thinking about for a while, and I was galvanized to write about it when I saw this:


Palin's skirt in this picture is:

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This is a follow up to jhecht's recommended diary on race, Colin Powell's endorsement, and the miscreants Buchanan and Limbaugh.

Just a brief recap.

Yesterday Limbaugh mocked the idea that the Powell endorsement wasn’t about race:

I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with.

[More after the jump . . .]

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I haven't seen this Fox News clip up yet. . .  Let me know if it's been diaried and I'll delete.

Today on FOX News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked McCain: "Hasn't Governor Palin become a drag on your ticket?"

McCain's response "As a cold political calculation, I could not be more pleased."

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 at 11:18 AM PDT

What I Want Obama to Say Tonight

by GreenMtnState

Let me make this perfectly clear:  I trust that Obama will do a great job at tonight's final debate.  He'll make me proud to be a supporter and proud to be an American citizen.

That said, here's something that I really want Obama to say tonight. From my perspective as a citizen, an Obama voter and a lifelong observer of politics, I believe this needs to be said.

"I want to know what happened to John McCain."

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I'm worried about my former home state.

We've all seen yesterday's YouTube clip of the two angry old men.  Here's more:

"I’m mad," one man declared, when handed the microphone. "I’m really mad, and what may surprise you is it’s not the economy." He paused, a hand on his hip, amid cheers.  "It’s the socialists taking over our country."

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Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 06:03 PM PDT

Thanks for Keeping Me Sane, dKos

by GreenMtnState

I visit Daily Kos every day.  Not once or twice.  I'm literally on and off this site dozens of times a day.  Since this past February, I've written 36 diaries and some 1150 comments.

Why? Don't I have anything else to do?  (I can hear the chorus of get a life . . .)

Well yeah, I've got tons to do: career worries, a child to raise, a business to build, loved ones and friends to visit.  But I come here for you, for the sense of community and comraderie, for the laughs, the eye candy, the pooties.  

I come here because this year, you're helping me stay sane.

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The change we need is in the air.  No doubt about it.

Last night, I visited some dear friends for dinner. One friend has been a staunch Obama supporter from the beginning. Until recently, her hubby had been talking about putting a McCain sticker on his car. Friend's Hubby has adored McCain's straight-talkin', "Mavricky" ways for years, and he's a devout fiscal conservative.  

Imagine my shock when we sat down to dinner and he announced, "I'm voting for Obama."

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If so, you're not alone.

Folks, I know how important this election is, and I know how important this debate is.  Tonight will finally emblazon upon the American consciousness the fact that Sarah Palin is as well equipped for the Vice Presidency as, say, your average college sophomore.  (Probably too generous an assessment.)

Tonight, everyone will see Palin for what she is -- someone so far out of her league that she can't even see the league from her house.

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According to this article on, Sarah Palin has spent the past 4 days in debate prep in a Philadelphia hotel, and she'll spend another 2-1/2 days in "debate camp" at McCain's Sedona AZ home.

Palin's huge amount of debate prep seems understandable given the massive FAIL that was her interview with Katie Couric.  You know you're in trouble when Saturday Night Live creates a mocking sketch based almost entirely on your own words.


How many days will it take Palin to get "debate ready"?

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Watching true believers defend the indefensible -- McCain and Palin's lies -- reminds me of something I learned about Republicans 20 years ago.

I was an undergraduate back then, excited to be in the Nation's Capitol for a summer student internship.

To protect my identity and anyone I might have worked for, I'll avoid identifying the organization itself.  Suffice to say it had to do with federal-state relations, and I was on Capitol Hill quite a lot.  I also need to mention that I was the only Democrat in an office full of Republicans.

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