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In light of the failure of the bailout bill to pass the House, McCain needs to come out forcefully on this issue.  He really needs to make this issue his — not just for his campaign but because his failure to act could be disastrous.  We already saw that the failure of the bailout caused the Dow to fall more than 700 points.  Clearly something most be done.  So I propose that McCain make the following statement: (more…)

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Today McCain announced that he would suspend campaigning so that he can work on the financial crisis bailout plan.  This move called  Harry Reid’s bluff after he made the following comment: “We need, now, the Republicans to start producing some votes for us. We need the Republican nominee for president to let us know where he stands and what we should do.” (more…)

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In light of the recent bailouts, failures and the revelation that Obama is one of the top recipients of lobbying money from Fannie/Freddie, McCain needs a hard-hitting ad.  Here’s my suggestion: (more…)

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So McCain has picked a woman as his vice presidential nominee.  Shouldn’t that be a watershed event for women everywhere?  Well, of course not.  For women on the left, Palin’s pick means only one thing — McCain chose her solely because he wanted to try to win over the female vote, and especially the disaffected Hillary Clinton supporters.  “But not just any woman will do” they shout!  “How could McCain think that we are all so stupid that we will simply vote for him now that he chose a female as his vice presidental nominee?” they ask.  I am astonished by this reaction.  Isn’t it possible that McCain actually chose Palin because she was what he was looking for in a running mate?  Oh wait, that can’t be it.  He’s a Republican.  And Republicans are misoginistic and bigoted, right?

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The latest celebrity ad explains how people living abroad can and should vote in this election (see below).  Conspicuously absent is one of the largest populations of Americans living abroad — the military.  The ad encourages Democrats living abroad to . . . wait for it . . . vote Democrat (although we don’t learn that until the very end of the ad).  Military personnel and their families have historically voted overwhelmingly Republican while roughly 13% of enlisted and 9% of officers registered Democrat.  Simply stated, it wouldn’t help the Democrats’ cause if the military voted in record numbers. (more…)

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Once again Obama proves that he will bring the change we can all believe in.  And you heard it here.  I knew that he would change his position, I just wasn’t sure how he would justify the change.  Well, here it is:

Shifting from his previous opposition to expanded offshore drilling, the Illinois senator told a Florida newspaper he could get behind a compromise with Republicans and oil companies to prevent gridlock over energy…

“My interest is in making sure we’ve got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices,” Obama said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post.

“If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage — I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done.”

Maybe he should try telling that to Nancy Pelosi and the other Democrats who decided to simply turn off the televisions, electricity and air conditioning to prevent the House from voting on offshore drilling before they took their vacation.  Hate to say “I told you so” but I did.

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I am at a loss.  Obama was scheduled to meet with wounded soldiers stationed in Germany during his European tour but decided against it, saying it would have been “inappropriate” and “too political”.  Say what?  How on Earth can a meeting with wounded soldiers be considered “inappropriate” or “too political”?  (more…)

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