McHoover?

Majority Leader Harry Reid addressing the Senate on the crisis on Wall Street. Sept. 16, 2008

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  1. dnd

    $11 million? Boy, Babs can draw a crowd!

  2. It wouldn’t be a presidential election without a Babs fund raiser, she’s done one for every general since McGovern.

  3. dnd

    Dow down 211. Good time for that new Obama ad.

  4. dog's eye view

    Obama’s 2 minute ad on his plans for reforming the economy.

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2008_09/014757.php

  5. dnd

    MoDo on Palin:

    ” Carly Fiorina, the woman John McCain sent out to defend Sarah Palin and rip anyone who calls her a tabula rasa on foreign policy and the economy, admitted Tuesday that Palin was not capable of running Hewlett-Packard.

    That’s pretty damning coming from Fiorina, who also was not capable of running Hewlett-Packard.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/17/opinion/17dowd.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

    Stephanie Miller points out that Palin & McCain’s criticism of failed CEOs who get fat buyouts seems to ignore the fact that Carly Fiorina got $21 million when she got the boot from HP.

  6. dog's eye view

    DNC ad Brian posted at 10:08 is 50 seconds well spent.

    The fundamentals of our economy is/are strong. Nation of whiners.

    ============

    how long until we start seeing lots of photoshopped John McCain/Herbert Hoover faces? (Regrettable that Hoover’s face is not better known, but there is a reason for that!)

  7. dnd

    Best quote from the MoDo piece:

    “R. D. Levno, a retired school principal, flew in from Fairbanks. “She’s a child, inexperienced and simplistic,” she said of Sarah. “It’s taking us back to junior high school. She’s one of the popular girls, but one of the mean girls. She is seductive, but she is invented.””

  8. Obama still up two in Virginia
    Raleigh, N.C. – It’s starting to seem like a broken record, but for the fourth month in a
    row Public Policy Polling finds Barack Obama with a two point lead in Virginia. He
    leads John McCain 48-46 in the latest survey.

    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_Virginia_91735.pdf

  9. horsedooty

    carly fiorina gets to see the underside of the McSame Campaign bus after yesterday.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/09/17/mccain-camp-throws-fiorin_n_127009.html

  10. dnd

    Ed Quillen is my favorite curmudgeon. Jack Cafferty is a close second. Great link Brian.

  11. Hey, I thought I was your favorite curmudgeon!

  12. dnd

    Dow down 320. Thank you Phil Graham.

  13. dnd

    Brian, you’re too young to be a curmudgeon. You’re more of a curmudgeon in training 🙄

  14. dnd

    “Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has canceled an appearance at a New York rally next week after organizers blindsided her by inviting Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, aides to the senator said Tuesday.”

    http://cbs4denver.com/nationalpolitics/clinton.palin.event.2.819512.html

  15. I think she’s right about this one. She should never appear with Palin, gives Palin validity that she doesn’t have.

  16. dnd

    “JUNEAU, Alaska—Alaska’s investigation into whether Gov. Sarah Palin abused her power, a potentially damaging distraction for John McCain’s presidential campaign, ran into intensified resistance Tuesday when the attorney general said state employees would refuse to honor subpoenas in the case. ”

    http://www.denverpost.com/politicswestnews/ci_10476284

    Huh. Their refusal to honor subpoenas raises even more question.

  17. dnd

    More on the sex scandal at MMS:

    “WASHINGTON — The alarm bells started more than two years ago about a culture of rule-breaking by government workers now embroiled in a scandal of sex, drugs and potential bribery. ”

    http://www.denverpost.com/politicswestnews/ci_10481329

    The MMS facility mentioned is located in the Denver Federal Center (which is actually in Lakewood, a Denver suburb):

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Federal_Center

  18. dnd

    Dow down 4% today.
    Nasdaq down 4.9%.
    S & P 500 down 4.7%

    McHoover?

  19. Polls: McCain, Obama tied in 5 battleground states

    The CNN/Time Magazine/Opinion Research Corp. polls out Wednesday indicate the race for Florida and its 27 electoral votes is tied

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/09/17/battleground.poll/index.html

  20. dog's eye view

    Politico: “How John McCain Lost Me” — by Elizabeth Drew, author of a favorable 2002 book about the Senator — Citizen McCain. She noticed the pandering, but his compromising too much in 2006 on Guantanamo Bay trials, habeas corpus and torture was the last straw.

    ” … McCain’s caving in to this “compromise” did it for me. This was further evidence that the former free-spirited, supposedly principled, maverick was morphing into just another panderer – to Bush and the Republican Party’s conservative base.

    Other aspects of McCain, including his temperament, began to trouble me. He seemed disturbingly bellicose. ….

    …By then I had already concluded that that there was a disturbingly erratic side of McCain’s nature. There’s a certain lack of seriousness in him. And he does not appear to be a reflective man, or very interested in domestic issues. One cannot imagine him ruminating late into the night about, say, how to educate and train Americans for the new global and technological challenges.

    McCain’s making a big issue of “earmarks” …[but, per OMB] earmarks represent less than one percent of federal spending.

    Now he’s back to declaring himself a maverick, but it’s not clear what that means. If he gains the presidency, is he going to rebel against the base he’s now depending on to get him elected? …

    McCain’s recent conduct of his campaign – his willingness to lie repeatedly (including in his acceptance speech) and to play Russian roulette with the vice-presidency, in order to fulfill his long-held ambition – has reinforced my earlier, and growing, sense that John McCain is not a principled man.
    In fact, it’s not clear who he is.”

    Ouch.

    http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=71BBF99A-18FE-70B2-A864E9E1EC671646

  21. RCP average now has both at a tie, first time McCain is not ahead since repug convention:

    http://realclearpolitics.com/

  22. This may be the best piece of news we read all week!

    Poll Finds McCain, in Tight Race, Is Still Tied to Bush

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/us/politics/18poll.html?hp

  23. I think McCain should just say ,”UNCLE ! “

  24. I’m going to get my bear….brb

  25. UB I don’t want to get ahead of ourselves, but there does seem to be the feeling that the McCain campaign is starting to come apart. Did you see the clip just now on KO where McCain was being shouted down by the Obama supporters at the auto plant?

  26. no I just turn on the tv sceen, I think that may have been his visit in Ohio , which was actually in Youngstown, where there is a huge GM plant….. I am guessing

    I do tend to get get over positive, because the alternative is un-“bear” able.

  27. I think it was the GM plant in youngstown. it’s in the very opening segment of the show, you can watch the repeat at 10 if you want.

  28. yeah those people are really hurting, they are out there on the out skirts of a town that used to be the home to organized crime, in the middle of nothing with only the plant driving the economy. I see a ghost town in the making.

  29. The only good thing about where I live is the 11th largest fresh water lake on earth, and people wonder why there is a huge influx of middle easterns in Cleveland and Detroit…..okay….. there are other nice things but that is the TRUE asset here….

  30. chefsheila

    Oh man….loooooonnnnnnggggg Day! First, I overslept because I had a sleepless night……

    Anyway. I was proud to watch this Harry Reid Spectacular and I was giggling all day watching Barack Obama’s one liners about McCain’s Gaffes and The Ole Boys Club being in his Morning Staff Meetings.

    Did you see Macain walking the GM Plant line with people chanting “Obama 08”? Mavelous!

  31. chefsheila

    oH I see you were just discussing it. The Plant was outside of Detroit in Southfield I think.

  32. chefsheila

    ….hm……I wonder if that plant was in Pontiac?

  33. chefsheila

    The little protest by GM workers took place in Lake Orion. Right outside of Pontiac Mi. Big GM Plant….

    I bet you he had a fund raiser of in Bloomfield Hills. just 15 minutes away from that. The richest neighborhoods in the US

  34. Steve

    I am alive and well and will make an effort to get in tonight troops.

  35. Kathy

    Not sure if you caught this on tv last night, but this is a except of my local newspaper filming McCain’s comments on the subprime situation. Less than impressive

    http://www.nhelects.com/NHPrimaryVideos.asp?MultiID=77&HTitle=VLTitle

  36. Star/WTHR poll: It’s close in Indiana
    Poll finds Obama has a fragile edge on McCain, 47% to 44%

    http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080917/NEWS0502/80917076

  37. Ok folks I’m really excited about that poll out of Indiana, and don’t hold me on this but I think this election may be starting to break, and break our way.

  38. With a 14-point lead among women and a 91-point lead among blacks, Democrat Sen. Barack Obama leads Republican Sen. John McCain 49 – 45 percent among likely voters nationwide, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1215

  39. chefsheila

    Morning everyone!!! I here! Coffee!!!!

  40. chefsheila

    Quinpiac at least proves that the Message is being listened too. Obama campaign is doing a real effective job.

    Wow! They do this everytime……What a bunch of brilliant people

  41. chefsheila

    Hey!!

    Do you all realize yet that by bailing out Detroit and AIG, which is the right thing to do in order to “BEGIN” an elenth hour save.

    GW just did something to stop the Repulican’s in their tracks. He has not only set up a the makings of a tax hike for the next president, but has just made a statement that NO reagan Republican would ever want. That they were wrong and its mainly their fault. Raping the system as they have done.

  42. dnd

    Brian,
    I think people are starting to get an understanding of Palin, and the judgment McCain used in picking her. Tipping point.

  43. chefsheila

    There is going to be a “Bump” from McCain’s “Deer In The Headlights” moments for the last two days.

    There will be an attack add from the DEMS that clip together many statements in the last 26 years that let John McCain himself, drive home what he really subcribes to. More of the same.

  44. dnd

    Dow is down 25% from it’s high in October last year.

    Dow’s up today, but we’ve got a ways to go. When people have hope, the markets do better.

  45. dnd

    Shelia,
    Two words: “Keating Five.”

  46. chefsheila

    Greenspan was so scary the other day. He stated as softly as possible that this was not the end. That this was just beginning and that he had never seen it in his lifetime.

    Now I think Greenspan had to been including the Great Depression right?

  47. chefsheila

    LOL Dnd…..That snow ball is beginning to gather snow on the down hill grading.

  48. chefsheila

    Ok So Greenspan was born in 1926. I wonder if he meant his whole lifespan, or in his memory.

  49. chefsheila

    One Catch Phrase for landslide win.

    McCain wants to Privetize Social Security.

  50. chefsheila

    You know? Like Kennedy’s challenge to us to support Landing on the Moon. Obama’s Challenge could be the Saving of Social Security for the future.

    Its going to take what we should have been doing these last eight years. Sacrifise.

  51. Central Banks Pump Cash Into Market

    By MATTHEW SALTMARSH and KEITH BRADSHER
    Published: September 18, 2008

    Reflecting concerns about the health of the global financial system, the Federal Reserve and the world’s other major central banks significantly escalated their assistance to global markets Thursday, making almost $200 billion available after bank lending froze to a near halt and threatened the global economy.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/19/business/worldbusiness/19centbank.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin

  52. dnd

    Shelia,
    If Social Security had been privatized, I’d have put all my money in Lehman Brothers, Freddy Mac and Fanny Mae. Maybe AIG too! 😉

  53. chefsheila

    Wow! lol What an Irony.

  54. dnd

    Yeah it’s liquidity issue. Money quote from that link:

    “Paul Mortimer-Lee, head of market economics in the London office at BNP Paribas, said the move reflected concerns that the financial markets now appear to be facing their gravest problems since the Depression.”

  55. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows Barack Obama gaining ground on John McCain for the third time in four days. The race for the White House is now tied with both candidates attracting 48% of the vote. Just a few days ago, McCain enjoyed a three-percentage point lead

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/election_20082/2008_presidential_election/daily_presidential_tracking_poll

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