Guest Post by: Christina Cedeno Acceptable. [taken from PUMA site] Unacceptable.[taken from PUMA site: blog.pumapac.org] This is why nobody takes PUMA seriously. The above is just a perfect example of why all the emails, faxes, phone calls, and constant repining doesn’t seem to be remotely effective (see the Wisconsin delegate who still got rightfully stripped [...]
Archive | July, 2008
BY TAYLOR MARSH –bumped– The gloves are off. Watch and listen to Andrew Mitchell and Rick Davis go at it in the clip above. It’s extraordinary. Via The Swamp: “Barack Obama has played the race card, and he played it from the bottom of the deck. It’s divisive, negative, shameful and wrong,” Davis said in [...]
Guest post by Linfar –updated– Did you ever have this argument when you were a kid: You did too. I did not. Yes, you did. I did not. You did! No I didn’t! Did toooooo!!! And then there is this saying by Sir Walter Scott told to kids who either may have already or are [...]
…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…. Oh, sorry, wake up. Reality bites. Thank you for your continuing support as we have worked together to build the strongest Democratic ticket possible. Since April, tens of thousands of Vote Both supporters have petitioned, called, and written letters to the Obama campaign. And Senator Obama heard your enthusiasm and arguments for Senator Clinton [...]
Obama's iPod playlist will likely not include this screed. Nice lyrics, Ludacris. I'm back on it like I just signed my record deal yeah the best is here, the Bentley Coup paint is dripping wet, it got sex appeal never should have hated you never should've doubted him with a slot in the president's iPod [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH We’re having some technical problems. A new post will be up as soon as we get this sorted out. Well, it’s better than silence. However, it doesn’t do it for me. I don’t like when our candidate is responding. Attack. Attack. Attack. So, I’d rather have seen Obama unload an issues ad [...]
Guest post by Psychodrew For many a Clintonista, the headline in yesterday’s New York Times was disturbing: Chance of an Obama-Clinton Ticket is Seen as Increasingly Unlikely. But for this Clintonista, it was a relief. An Obama-Clinton presidency would be a setback for Hillary, her supporters, and her agenda for changing America. Diminishing Her Power [...]
Guest post by Linfar Okay. Look. I am not all impressed by the Obama Grand Tour. There was a movie a few years ago with Sandra Bullock who plays a grungy cop made over by Michael Caine to go undercover as a contestant in the Miss Universe Contest. One of the running jokes in that [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH “I’d love to think John McCain is a big international celebrity, but he isn’t.” – Rick Davis “Obama has become the biggest celebrity in the world. … But is he ready to lead yet?”, asked Steve Schmidt, when joining the call a bit later. That’s the point the McCain team hopes to [...]
The economy is issue number one for Americans. So who in the general election will speak to it for Democrats? Barack Obama can speak about the policy side of things, but who will reach the people? Tim Kaine? Evan Bayh? Nice guys. Fughettaboutit. Joe Biden? No, but at least every single foreign leader respects the [...]
BY TAYLOR MARSH Who’s got the popcorn? It’s scheduled for release on October 17th. Failing upwards made into an art form. Open thread. Floor is yours.
BY TAYLOR MARSH What’s up with McCain’s lobbyists? We know some have had to resign. We also know he gets plenty of cash from them. So far, Mr. McCain, who has locked up the Republican presidential nomination, has received more than $181,600 from lobbyists and trade groups, while Mr. Obama has received just over $6,000. [...]
This is the strongest reporting yet leading to evidence that Clinton is out. It’s also incredibly dismissive of Senator Clinton, not that this surprises me, no matter where it originates. Mainly because I have a feeling that’s exactly how many feel now that she’s gone from the race. The line in bold below is the [...]
guest post by Linfar NO. The shooter at a Knoxville Church yesterday didn’t open fire on a bunch of churchgoers killing two and injuring seven, because he didn’t like “the liberal movement.” This is inaccurate and it slides over the reality in a way that borders on falsehood. The man who opened fire in a [...]
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Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy “Here’s what nobody is telling you: Find a husband on campus before you graduate. Yes, I went there.
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