The chairman of the Virginia Republican Party has compared Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama to Osama bin Laden because of the Illinois senator’s past association with Bill Ayers, who has confessed to domestic bombings as a member of the Vietnam War-era Weather Underground.
According to a report in this week’s Time magazine, the Virginia party chairman, Del. Jeffrey M. Frederick (R-Prince William), told Virginia volunteers working for GOP nominee John McCain that Obama and bin Laden “both have friends that bombed the Pentagon.”
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Close to 100 million Americans received mailers last week, or will receive them next week, that will put the last nail in the coffin of the McCain/Palin campaign.
It wasn’t sent by Barack Obama, nor by a 527 group, not by any nonprofit or even a political organization.
It didn’t mention John McCain or Sarah Palin, Obama or Joe Biden. It didn’t mention taxes or Iraq, gay marriage or abortion or any other campaign hot button topic.
But the mailer, personalized, received by tens of millions of Americans, perhaps 100 million, in the past week, or in the next week, is the single envelope that will have caused John McCain and many Republican incumbents to lose their seats.
I got one addressed to my youngest son on Thursday, then another addressed to me on Friday.
Then I talked to friends, members of my synagogue and fellow activists at a local fundraiser. Just about everyone had received them. The message was the same for everyone.
Tens of millions of Americans, maybe over 100 million Americans, have received their quarterly statements this week for IRAs, mutual funds and 401(k)s. They’re all getting a mailer that is causing much pain, much stress and an acute realization that the economic crisis has hit home.
Goes to…. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman.
Cue FOX news special report on how Alfred Nobel was a muslim terrorist.
wouldn’t it be fun if David canceled the appearance minutes before the show and had Obama on instead?
At a Sarah Palin rally yesterday in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a McCain-Palin supporter (a portly, grey-haired sexagenarian, wearing oversized, thick-rimmed glasses) stood out in the crowd for one particular item he had brought with him: a Curious George monkey with a Barack Obama bumper sticker wrapped across its forehead.
The video footage made the Digg front page and caused widespread revulsion. That McCain-Palin supporters, who have already plunged such unimaginable depths by shouting heckles of “Terrorist!”, “Off with his head!” and “Kill him!” at the very mention of Barack Obama’s name, should start bringing racist paraphernalia to rallies, is disturbing.
In the original video (shown on the CBS news website and posted on You Tube), the McCain-Palin supporter with the monkey appears to nervously realise that he’s on camera and begins to ever so subtly remove the “Obama” sticker from around the monkey’s head, before ‘donating’ the stuffed toy to a random child in the crowd who’s sitting on the shoulders of a parent just in front of him. The video seemed to prove that even those supporters actively engaging in anti-Obama racism know full well that it is wrong, and has no place in a U.S. election in 2008.
Remember that woman who stood up at a recent McCain rally and claimed Obama is an arab? Thankfully McCain quickly corrected her, but as the following interview that was conducted directly after the event shows, she still believes Obama is an arab.
What’s even more disconcerting is it appears as if she’s sending letters that states this belief and making calls to voters using McCain campaign resources.
Here’s the part of the interview that we should all be concerned about…
So even though Senator McCain told you that he didn’t feel that was true and you ought to be more respectful, you still fear that?
I still do. Yeah. I’m not alone. I go to Burnsville, the main Republican headquarters and I do a lot of work over there. A lot of sending out mail and talking to people. And all the people agree with what I’m saying to you about Obama.
Then do you feel there are a lot of volunteers for McCain who feel that way?
Yes. A lot of them. In fact I got a letter from another woman that goes over there to Burnsville and she sent me more things about Obama.
What was on the letter?
Oh all kinds of bad things about him and how, I mean I have to tell you to call me. It’s all bad.
Are a lot of people getting this letter and are a lot of people believeing it and is that turning a lot of votes or support for McCain?
Yeah I sent out 400 letters. I went to Kinkos and I got them all printed out. And I sent about 400 letters. I went in the telephone book and sent them out to people. So they can decide if they would want Obama.
It’s simply not possible to lie more deliberately or flagrantly than this:
The reality is there was absolutely no wrongdoing found in the report — 1,000 pages — an enormous waste of time — and the best they could come up with was: no violations of any kinds of laws or ethics rules.
There’s no lie too brazen. There’s not a modicum of personal responsibility or acknowledgment of wrongdoing. Even bipartisan, unanimous investigations that result in adverse findings of wrongdoing are smeared and dismissed away (Davis: ”kangaroo court” — “big public circus” — ”this now drops dead and there’ll be no follow-up at all”). Chris Wallace, who is actually more decent as an interviewer than most of his colleagues, interrupted and confronted Davis with his lie — “No, it said she violated the state Ethics laws” — but Davis just persisted as brazenly as before with the lie. That’s a perfect snapshot for what we’ve had the last eight years.
Barack Obama jetted back to Ohio today to spend three days preparing for his final debate with John McCain. But before he holed up with his advisers, the candidate began knocking on doors in Holland, Ohio, making his way through a neighborhood of modest ranch and split-level homes.
His move to the Toledo area comes as a new Ohio Newspaper poll puts the race at a dead heat, 48-46 for McCain. That’s tightened considerably since the group’s September survey had Obama down six points, 48-42.
Sue Sekel, a 43-year old healthcare worker dressed for a day of Sunday housecleaning, opened her front door to discover Obama standing before her.
The sixteenth round of the 2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing (MotoGP) season was recently held on a track on the southern coast of Australia. The 2008 Australian motorcycle Grand Prix took place on Phillip Island, on the weekend of October 3rd, with several practice sessions earlier. Grand prix motorcycle has three classes, 125cc, 250cc and MotoGP – each with their own standings. Winners at the Phillip Island Circuit this year were France’s Mike Di Meglio – 125cc, Italy’s Marco Simoncelli – 250cc, and Australia’s Casey Stoner in MotoGP. The 2008 Grand Finale will take place in Valencia, Spain on October 26th. (23 photos total)
A seagull flies into the path of Alvaro Bautista of Spain and the Mapfree Aspar Team during 250cc race at the Phillip Island Circuit on October 5, 2008 in Phillip Island, Australia. (Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)