Let me first point you to the Bush administration's so-called Wall Street bailout bill, here, so that you can see for yourself that this treachery is being conducted in the light of day. Fascism is finally and formally out of the right-wing closet even if the F word is not yet openly being used (although it should be, and often).
No, of course nobody's using the "F" word. Jeez, Larissa doesn't hang out much in the dens of the lefty intellectuals, does she? And this is just hilarious:
The other option, the one I have long prayed we would never need to even consider, is a total revolution. But, If Congress won't act in its own self-defense, in the defense of democracy, in defense of us - the people who have elected them to protect us from this very danger - then what is left for us to do? I don't want to see it come down to this, but I fear that it will.
So this should be a celebratory, but the truth is that, uh, I’m in a different mood tonight, um, partly because, uh, we just saw this week, uh, uh, a storm sweep through the Gulf, and there are millions of people without power, tens of thousands of people without a place to live. Uh, here in Los Angeles, there was a tragedy that, uh, took the lives of so many. Uh, and over the last couple of days, we’ve seen reports of the worst financial crisis that we’ve had in generations. Uh, and we don’t yet know how it’s going to play itself out.
This is one reason for confidence even though the polls show a slight swing back towards Obama. I don't think they'll let Obama use the teleprompter. McCain absolutely revels in his ability to speak extemporaneously, while Obama fumbles, hesitates, and minces his words.
Carly Fiorina's taking some flack today for noting that Sarah Palin would probably be unqualified to run Hewlett Packard.
John McCain adviser Carly Fiorina said Tuesday that if Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) was called upon to run Hewlett Packard, as Fiorina did, the Alaska Republican wouldn't be ready.
"Do you think [Palin] has the experience to run a major company, like Hewlett Packard?" Fiorina was asked on a St. Louis radio show.
"No, I don't," Fiorina said without further explanation.
I see nothing particularly controversial about that. Business people are different from politicians and require different sets of skills. President Bush, with his MBA from Harvard, might qualify to run a company like H-P. Google didn't hire Al Gore to be their CEO or COO, they hired him to be a member of the board.
Needless to say the netkooks are soiling their Pampers at the "admission".
Anybody remember all that nonsense about how Obama was a post-racial candidate? Congratulations if you didn't buy it:
In this latest survey, white voters back Sen. McCain 56 - 37 percent, up from 50 - 42 percent August 13. Black voters support the Democrat 93 - 7 percent, compared to 94 - 1 percent. Men back McCain 53 - 40 percent, reversing a 48 - 45 percent Obama lead, while women stay with Obama 54 - 38 percent, compared to 53 - 38 percent.
Of course, that's not how Quinnipiac University portrays the story; it's played as McCain surges among whites. And this little quote gives me just a little concern for Q-pac's objectivity:
"The McCain-Palin ticket has narrowed the gap dramatically, but it will take more than this post convention bounce for the Republicans to win in true blue New Jersey. The upcoming debates probably will provide a clue to whether Sen. McCain can build on his current momentum, or whether the tide will turn back to the Democrats," said Clay F. Richards, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
True blue New Jersey went for John Kerry in 2004 by 6.5 percentage points. New York went for Kerry by 18 points, Connecticut by 10, Rhode Island by 21, Massachusetts by 25, Delaware by 8 and Maryland by 13. In fact, the only state near NJ that Kerry came closer to losing was Pennsylvania, at +2.5%.
Sixty-three percent (63%) of voters say John McCain is prepared right now to be president, and 50% say the same thing about Democratic vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden. Forty-four percent (44%) say the man at the top of Biden's ticket, Barack Obama, is ready, but 45% say he isn’t.
Just 26% say McCain is not ready, and 34% feel that way about Biden, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Over half of voters (52%) say McCain’s running mate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, is not prepared to be president, but 33% disagree
And in a sign that the voters are right, Obama is trying to cut deals with Iraq to make sure that there are no US troop withdrawals before the election:
According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
"He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington," Zebari said in an interview.
Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on the status of US troops - and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its "state of weakness and political confusion."
He wants Congress to be involved in negotiations? Why do I suspect he won't feel that way in the horrific event that he is elected? As noted by Jeff Goldstein, Obama is also undercutting his entire base, which is anxious for troop withdrawals to begin yesterday.