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October 20, 2008

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clarice plumber

You can be a media star..Make your own Joe the Plumber video and submit it to this contest:
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By now, "Joe the Plumber" is a household name and has become a symbol of Barack Obama's plan to "spread the wealth around." During a recent campaign event in Toledo, Ohio, "Joe the Plumber" asked a simple question and got a surprising answer from the Democratic nominee. When he asked why Barack Obama's tax plan was going to punish him for working hard and living the American Dream, Barack Obama responded, "When you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."

In that brief exchange, the American people got to see what this campaign is all about ... a choice between honoring the hard work of everyday Americans like "Joe the Plumber" and increasing taxes to "spread the wealth." In these tough economic times, there is no doubt that John McCain and Sarah Palin stand firmly on the side of hardworking "everyday Joes" who understand the value of honest work and the American Dream.

That's why we want to hear from you and share your story with the American public. It's simple ... make an ad telling us why you are "Joe the Plumber" in 30 seconds and we'll put the best ad on the air as a TV ad.

Share your story of living the American Dream, working hard, or owning a small business to tell America why you're standing with John McCain and Sarah Palin. Click here today to learn more and submit your video before Friday, October 24th.

Then help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity - tell your friends to visit JohnMcCain.com/Joe to submit their own video and share their story.
http://link.johnmccain.com/?95-6513-1312687-65213

Paul Zrimsek

It's simple ... make an ad telling us why you are "Joe the Plumber" in 30 seconds and we'll put the best ad on the air as a TV ad.

I thought about this, but America's really not ready to see my butt crack.

Topsecretk9

LUN - check out this hilarious Byron York column that details McCain supporters going after the press at an event and Tito Munoz telling David Corn what for when David tried to lecture him while campaigning for Obama.


AdrianS

About Barack Hussein Obama:

Poll finds Americans reject redistribution of wealth as suggested by Barack Hussein Obama

PRINCETON, NJ -- When given a choice about how government should address the numerous
economic difficulties facing today's consumer, Americans overwhelmingly -- by 84% to
13% -- prefer that the government focus on improving overall economic conditions and
the jobs situation in the United States as opposed to taking steps to distribute wealth
more evenly among Americans.

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Barack Hussein Obama is a national security risk: a clear and present danger.

Quote from the Barack Obama book, Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the Muslims
should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” And this man wants to be
President? I and several tens of millions of people think NOT.

http://www.nextgenerationcorp.com/NextGenBlog/?p=32

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On February 27, 2007, Barack Obama said the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the
prettiest sounds on Earth." In an interview with The New York Times, Senator Obama
recited, "with a first-class [Arabic] accent," the opening lines of this Muslim prayer:

"Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
Allah is Supreme! Allah is Supreme!
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that there is no god but Allah
I witness that Muhammad is his prophet... "

http://ibloga.blogspot.com/2008/02/obama-muslim-call-to-prayer-one-of.html

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Dubai Ports rejection helped US economic growth

http://www.enterstageright.com/archive/articles/0307/0307dubaiportsrejec.htm

Reject Barack Hussein Obama, the Dubai candidate and help US economic growth!

Obama is a national threat:

Quote from the Barack Obama book, Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

And this man wants to be President? I and several tens of millions of people think NOT.

http://www.nextgenerationcorp.com/NextGenBlog/?p=68

Stealth Gay Conservative Academic

I'm not sure it's just 'cause she's the Hot Chick. I'm as queer as a Joe Biden press conference answer, and I'd like hanging out with her.

clarice plumber

Heh, Stealth--Apparently her gay friends in Alaska--and she has them--think so, too.

lylesan

Minor Footnote - Richard Fariña, who married Mimi, the sister of Joan Baez, wrote a book titled "Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me". Can't decide if you're alluding to it, or great minds . . .

bgates

SGCA, clarice, I wouldn't be surprised to see that become the next attack line from the Ministry of Tolerance and Information -

SARAH PALIN: Bigoted Religious HomophobeFag Hag!

kim jane il

The settlement acknowledges the existence of an illegal scheme by the Republicans to use mortgage foreclosure lists to deny foreclosure victims their right to vote.

link

glenda waggoner

Welcome, Stealth-pleasure to meet you! LOL;)

clarice plumber

Kim Il, emptywheel says she got that info in an email..Now the only official filings list of Maletski I can find online makes no mention of a settlement at all.
http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/litigation/maletskiv.macombcrp.php

clarice plumber

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/litigation/maletskiv.macombcrp.php>Maletski

bad

lol bgates

bgates

Shouldn't that be Gay Academic Stealth Conservative? No need to hide the first two terms in polite company, except the second one. Plus it sounds more superheroic.

By day - mild mannered gay academic; by night - Stealth Conservative!

Superhero's a pretty conservative gig, come to think of it. Fight crime and serve justice, but with a mask on because what would people think?

bad

clarice, don't confuse seman with facts.

bad

Obama in Florida complaining about Palin. He didn't get the memo....

Charlie (Colorado)

After all, one rumor of a Republican settlement trumpts 13 states and tens of thousands of forged registrations, and multiple convictions.

Charlie (Colorado)

Or trumps.

Topsecretk9
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has suspended funding of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) following reports of embezzlement, according to CCHD executive director Ralph McCloud. The CCHD has given over $7.3 million to ACORN projects in the past decade despite concerns raised over the years by the Wanderer Forum Foundation, the Capital Research Center, and others.

The details surrounding the embezzlement that went un-prosecuted and covered-up by the Acorn senior management and founder Stephen WADE Rathke (he goes by his middle name) for 8 years are mind boggling.

clarice plumber

I can't find any news of the "settlement" in the news or on the web yet. Odd.

ts, I'm afraid it is mind boggling. I looked over the PW stuff again this morning and figure it would take me hours to unscramble that and make it more accessible to readers and, I'm sorry, I haven't the energy for that.

Porchlight

Hi y'all! I'm here in London and have 100% completely missed the Joe the Plumber story. (It is such a strange feeling to be this out of the loop after having pored over all election-related minutiae for over a year now.) So, I gather he is some sort of angel sent down from above to explain the concept of wealth redistribution to the Muddle? I haven't had a chance to read even the tiniest summary, but that's what I'm getting.

Had a walking tour guide this afternoon who was clearly interested in a potential Obama win and who was quizzing my Obama-supporting, Cincinnati-residing friend about Obama's chances in the Buckeye State.

In semi-related news, above-mentioned friend lives in a house in Cincy once purchased by Charles Keating for his son. (Keating lived in the house next door.) All the Cincy liberals seem to be putting out their Obama signs this week, according to my friend's husband.

Miss you all at JOM! London is terrific, but as I said, it is very odd to be so divorced from election news...

Antimedia

You can't find any because there isn't any. The mere claim on a liberal site is supposed to be tantamount to the truth, apparently.

The fact that the Republican who is accused of doing it is threatening a libel suit was apparently not newsworthy.

Gawd I tire of the constant liberal lies.

Jane

Porchlight!

Hope you are having fun! ANd when you get back we will know you as "porchlight plumber!

clarice plumber

Good to hear from you, porchlight. Are the Brits you speak to astonished to learn we don't all consider O the Messiah? In France they were. Dumbbells.

Porchlight

Thanks, Jane! Yes, it is really wonderful here. I will certainly update my name as soon as I get back and have a chance to catch up!

Porchlight

Clarice, yes - nearly everyone who has mentioned the election thus far seems to proceed from the assumption that O ought to win, and that Palin is a moron who deserves everything she gets. Though we did meet a great fellow who played his cards a little closer to his vest - he might be a closet McCain admirer.

clarice plumber

If you think the US media is bad, you haven't had to rely on the Euro press for information--HEH

Elliott

Porchlight,

Glad to hear everything is going well. We'll try to make you tell us all about it upon your return.

Plumber's Pal

Judith Miller Joins FOX NEWS as a Contributor ...

Award-winning journalist and best-selling author Judith Miller has joined FOX News as a contributor, announced John Moody, Executive Vice President of News Editorial. In this role, Miller will provide commentary and analysis on national security issues, counterterrorism, and international affairs, including the Middle East. She also will write for FOXNews.com.

In addition to her contributor position with FOX News, Miller will continue to serve as an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a City Journal contributing editor, focusing on the Middle East, counterterrorism, national security and civil liberties. She also writes for several publications, including The Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

Previously, Miller was an investigative reporter for The New York Times, where she reported for more than 25 years and was part of a team that earned a Pulitzer Prize in 2002 for reporting on global terrorism. In 2005, Miller spent 85 days in jail for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigation into who revealed the identity of a covert CIA operative


Patrick R. Sullivan

Our host is already a media star: 'Blogger Tom Maguire draws a connection we should have thought of...'

clarice plumber

Terrific, Patrick.

kim jane il

You can't find any because there isn't any.

Gawd I tire of the constant liberal lies.

Is that so?


Chicago Tribune


LANSING, Mich. - Democrats and Republicans battling over allegations that home foreclosure lists would be used to challenge voters at the Michigan polls settled their differences Monday.

The two sides issued a joint statement Monday, the same day arguments were to be heard in U.S. District Court in Detroit in the case brought by the Obama for America campaign, the Democratic National Committee and several Macomb County voters.

In the statement, Democrats say they alleged that Republicans were planning to use foreclosure lists to challenge voters on Election Day, and Republicans say they never intended to do that.

"To clarify the matter for all voters, all parties are pleased that they agree that the existence of a person's address on a foreclosure list does not provide a reasonable basis for challenging the person's eligibility to vote and that none of these parties will challenge any voter's eligibility on that basis," the joint statement went on to say.

The lawsuit was filed Sept. 16 after The Michigan Messenger reported on its Web site that Macomb County Republican Party Chairman James Carabelli told one of its reporters that "we will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren't voting from those addresses."

Paul Zrimsek

Call the community organizer,
there must be a leak in my drain,
Call the community organizer,
there must be a leak in my drain,
Seems like everybody out there
tryin' to get their hands on my good thing.

Charlie (Colorado)

Yes, Kim, that's so. Here's what you said:

The settlement acknowledges the existence of an illegal scheme by the Republicans to use mortgage foreclosure lists to deny foreclosure victims their right to vote.

here's what the quote you just pasted says:

In the statement, Democrats say they alleged that Republicans were planning to use foreclosure lists to challenge voters on Election Day, and Republicans say they never intended to do that.

These are exactly contradictory; the Democrats made the allegation, the Republicans denied it, and the agreement merely says that both sides agree that's not an appropriate basis to challenge registration. It NO WHERE SAYS the settlement acknowledges the existence of such a scheme.

So, someone's lying. Someone has posted something that wasn't true. Are they the same people? Maybe not: maybe you're just a credulous fool, instead of a knowing liar.

JBean

Well, Taranto's right about TM and Joe, but he's a bit too nuanced about ACORN:

Our sense is that McCain may have been overstating that case and the Acorn's shenanigans probably won't rip the fabric of democracy.

200,000 votes in Ohio, which could easily make the difference in a close election? ACORN's been at this every election for the past 10 years that I remember -- phony registrations followed by cries of "disenfranchisement," when the phony voters show up to vote -- and it keeps getting worse, but by all means, let's poo-poo its significance all the way to Obama's election, shall we?

clarice plumber

I'm for the benefit of a doubt--"credulous fool" after all who else reads the Emptywheel for news?

clarice plumber

I think ACORN's election shennanigans make poll fraud more likely. It's also true it enriches their coffers with pledges to enrol many more new voters than they can possibly deliver.

bad

Obama's friends, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, aren't the only terrorists to target Fort Dix and US soldiers.


The five men accused of plotting an attack on Fort Dix were fanatical Muslims determined to humble the United States by striking within its borders, a prosecutor argued this morning.

In opening statements to jurors in Camden, Deputy U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said the government will use 90 secret recordings, dozens of videos and testimony from scores of witnesses and investigators to show the defendants wanted to kill U.S. soldiers.

LUN

ben

"Maybe not: maybe you're just a credulous fool, instead of a knowing liar."

Charlie, you are way too generous.....

ben

Since state polls usually lag national polls, we should soon see a tightening of the state polls also. Obama can't have a double digit lead in swing states if he is only up 4 or 5 points nationally, considering the wide lead he has in populous states like NY and California and Illinois.

PeterUK

"we will have a list of foreclosed homes and will make sure people aren't voting from those addresses."

And what,ny dear simpleton,is a foreclosed home,wouldn't be an empty one by ant chance?

ben

"The five men accused of plotting an attack on Fort Dix were fanatical Muslims determined to humble the United States by striking within its borders, a prosecutor argued this morning."

In their opening statement, their lawyer denied the charges and said they are good citizens and in fact intend to launch a Presidential candidate from their living room in 20 years.

JBean

Eight women and four men were chosen last week as jurors for the trial, which could last at least two months. Citing security reasons, U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler has ordered that their names be sealed from the public.

Countdown to the NY Times publishing their names....

 

bad

lol ben

glenda waggoner

Porchlight-I was wondering where my favorite librarian was--in old foggy London town, I see..
Hey-Charlie--I'm surprised you didn't go to Loveland today to hear SP--I hear the crowd was good..
And, people; Joe Biden has too big of a mouth to protect and serve anyone.

Charlie (Colorado)
What exactly is the surprise here? Did anyone really think that when it became clear that Obama was going to have a real shot at the title, people like Powell would come out and announce themselves as a race traitor? Some might have hoped so, but for Powell and his Republican fellow travelers what decides these things is their social reality, not the integrity of their intellect or even gratitude for favors past.

van der Leun.

Charlie (Colorado)

Glenda, I not only couldn't get tickets, I couldn't get press passes.

bad

Insty has the answer to more positive press for Palin. They're luvin' the access.

CBS reports: "Palin becomes increasingly accessible to the national media . . . . By contrast, Biden hasn’t held a press conference in more than a month, and Obama hasn’t taken questions from his full traveling press corps since the end of September."


MayBee
In semi-related news, above-mentioned friend lives in a house in Cincy once purchased by Charles Keating for his son.

Ha! Is it the one in Hyde Park? If so, it is a great house.
I'm glad you are having fun, Miss Porch.

Lesley

Porchlight!

Have a wonderful time - are you stopping by the Wallace on this trip? In my secret heart of hearts, I imagine you meeting up with PeterUK in the courtyard at the Wallace for lunch. :)

Wallace, Hertford House Manchester Square

Syl

Are you all sensing this too:

Republicans have become the Party of the American Worker.

Democrats have become the Party of the Elites and the Gimme's.

We, the Republicans, have so identified with the middle class, that we have rejected our own elites!!!!

This is amazing people!

Deb

Sexism? How about human nature?

bad

I imagine you meeting up with PeterUK..

Porch, if the above fantasy comes true please record every second...

kim jane il

Last week, as we noted at the time, the New Mexico GOP had publicly claimed that 28 people voted fraudulently in the Democratic primary, held in June, for a local race.

Then this morning, the RNC sent out a press release announcing a 3pm conference call with reporters "on the recent developments in New Mexico regarding ACORN."

But at 11am, ACORN -- the community organizing group that Republicans have been trying lately to turn into a voter fraud boogeyman -- held a conference call of its own, asserting that local election officials had confirmed that the 28 people in question, mostly low-income Latinos, were valid voters.

So here at TPMmuckraker, we wondered what the RNC's response to this would be. And on the 3pm call, we asked party spokesman Danny Diaz.

Diaz dodged the question. He talked about an incident with ACORN in Washington state, then referred us to an October 9th Wall Street Journal story, which did not address the allegation made last week by the state GOP about fraudulent voting in the Democratic primary. (Instead, it reported that the FBI had opened a preliminary investigation into thousands of fraudulent registration forms submitted in an area near an ACORN office.)

When we tried to follow up, Diaz cut us off

link

ben

"CBS reports: "Palin becomes increasingly accessible to the national media ."

Beware of candy offered by CBS.....

orthodoc

From Kim Jane Il:
"The settlement acknowledges the existence of an illegal scheme by the Republicans to use mortgage foreclosure lists to deny foreclosure victims their right to vote."

Actually, the case was dismissed without prejudice.

"The parties, through their undersigned counsel, hereby stipulate to the dismissal of this lawsuit with prejudice and without costs to any party."

Fish, meet barrel.


clarice plumber

Well, kim having seen that your prior post on Rep "disenfranchisement " taken from a lefty blogger was a total lie, I'll wait until the latest post of yours is like confirmed by some source with more credibility than TPM.
See-that's the thing about credibility.

Jim Ryan

Ouch.

clarice plumber

Here's more from the Chic Tribune article above --just in case you thought this highly publicized matter was anything but Dem mudslinging:
"In response, the RNC and state GOP asked the court to require the Democrats to pay their attorney fees if the Democrats lost. The lawsuit was settled before it went to court.

"We didn't approach them. They approached us, saying they were amenable to a settlement," state GOP spokesman Bill Nowling said Monday. "There is not and never has been a plan to use foreclosure lists to challenge voters."

The so-called statement by the Rep official which formed the basis of the suit was hotly denied by him. In fact he's sued the publication for defamation.

Let me put this even more simply for semantic:
(1) The Reps never said they'd use foreclosure lists and the paper which said they did is being sued for defamation;
(2) The Dems ran with that carp and filed a highly publicized lawsuit based on a lie;
(3)The Reps denied the claims; sought an early hearing and demanded the Dems pay their legal fees if the defense won;
(4) Lickety split the Dems cried uncle and dropped the suit.

A lot different than the Emptywheel hamster shavings you fell for and repeated.

steveaz

I have never before seen a melt-down of credibility such as Kim's just suffered.

She posted with style and provided supporting material, and I read her stuff.

That's gonna be tough one to come back from.

ben

Wow, Kim Jong II will have to crawl back into whatever People's Republic Hole is available, after that thumping.

kim jane il

A lot different than the Emptywheel hamster shavings you fell for and repeated.

How's are the 'whitey' tape and Obama's 'real' birth certificate coming along?

ben

"She posted with style and provided supporting material, and I read her stuff."

99% was rehashed polls that happened to favor Obama. 1 % was Democratic garbage and talking points.

kim jane il

Not to mention Michelle's 'call' to the Nigerian scam artists.

Plumber's Pal

How's are the 'whitey' tape and Obama's 'real' birth certificate coming along?

Well il, I posted this in the other thread, but just for you, here it is again:

October Surprise?

The touchy interview tapes of Michelle Obama, the wife of the US Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is soon ready for release in the US and will be aired unedited.

The release has taken long due to the fact that API wanted to clear all legal hurdles and be safe from getting sued by any one. API and a US Law firm - LAW OFFICES OF PHILIP J. BERG has just entered into an agreement giving the law firm the right to represent API in all matters that may arise due to the Michelle Obama interview and the release of the tapes in the US.

API has realised that the interview with Mrs Obama is of great significance in the coming elections. The release of the tapes is not intended to derail the elections or to destroy the chances that Mr Obama may have in getting elected the first black president of the United States.”


kim jane il

Barack Obama has opened his biggest lead yet over John McCain in Virginia. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds Obama now leading 54% to 44%. The Democrat leads 51% to 48% among men and 57% to 42% among women (see full demographic crosstabs).

Just one week ago, Obama held a three percentage point lead but Obama has been dramatically outspending McCain on television advertising in this critical state. The Democrat has now been ahead of McCain in five straight Virginia polls conducted by Rasmussen Reports.

link

Charlie (Colorado)

How's are the 'whitey' tape and Obama's 'real' birth certificate coming along?

Translation: okay, I pwn3d myself. Can't we change the subject?

Charlie (Colorado)

So you're saying that Obama is buying the election?

kim jane il

Barack Obama now leads John McCain 49% to 44% in Missouri, according to the latest Fox News/Rasmussen Reports poll in the state.

In the previous two Fox/Rasmussen surveys, Obama has held a 50% to 47% lead.

link

clarice plumber

I wouldn't put much stock in the API story. As for the birth certificate, the only thing which keeps it alive is the obvious fact that Obama could end the suit by producing it and hasn't done so.

Charlie (Colorado)
Obama's Lead: Big Numbers Last Week, Smaller Numbers This Week

Last week, the LA Times had Obama by 9, CBS had Obama by 14, Gallup's expanded sample had Obama by 7, Pew Research had Obama by 7, Ipsos had Obama by 9, Democracy Corps had Obama by 9, and ABC/Washington Post had Obama by 10.

Just today, CNN has Obama by 5, Rasmussen has Obama by 4, Zogby has Obama by 6, Hotline has Obama by 5, Gallup's Traditional has Obama by 5, Gallup's Expanded has Obama by 9, IBD/TIPP has Obama by 6, and the Battleground Poll has Obama by 4.

link

ben

"How's are the 'whitey' tape and Obama's 'real' birth certificate coming along?"

The whitey tape is superfluous, the "only time I was ever proud of the U.S. was when my husband ran for President" will do just fine thank you. It defines Michelle Obama to a T. Case closed.

PeterUK

Lesley,
Amazing you should mention the Wallace,one of my favourite places when visiting London.You have to go round several times.I ignore the paintings and look at the furniture,then vice versa.

matt

"Nigerian Scam Artists for Obama"?

PeterUK

Septic dear,
Your head is so far up,everything looks like down.

kim jane il

Now, unless A. Serwer thinks that there is actually a registered voter named "Duran Duran" in New Mexico, he ought to refrain from sputtering that those who disagree with him are 'racist' and 'paranoid.'

duran duran

MayBee

How's are the 'whitey' tape and Obama's 'real' birth certificate coming along?

Hmmm. You try to deflect Emptywheel's bad reporting by referring to two stories from one of her favorite sources-- Larry Johnson.

DebinNC

Just a spot of levity from this morning:
Man Dressed as Squirrel Disrupts Democrats

PeterUK

Poor old Kim Jane Sicko,reminds me of one of those sad little mentally handicapped children that the Palestinians fasten bombs to then send out to do the terrorist's dirty work.
It is appalling that the DNC should use the same tactic.

moptop

37,000 credit card contributions to the Obama campaign involved currency conversions.

Obama has killed public financing of campaigns dead dead dead. Nobody is going to make the mistake McCain made again and agree to public financing.

Plumber's Pal

the only thing which keeps it alive is the obvious fact that Obama could end the suit by producing it and hasn't done so.

Primarily the non-production of the certificate, but maybe also the 2 Obama family members who claim to have witnessed his birth ... in Kenya.

At this point, I doubt any of it will have an impact, even if Berg wins his suit. And no matter what Michelle said, it won't matter, since those who are voting for Obama are doing so because of the color of his skin, not his leadership or management skills, nor his policies and they probably agree with Michelle and Barack that whitey is bad just by virtue of their skin color.

clarice plumber

It will go nowhere before the election. The latest hangup is the question of whther the plaintiffs have standing to bring the suit.

Elliott

LUN - check out this hilarious Byron York column that details McCain supporters going after the press at an event and Tito Munoz telling David Corn what for when David tried to lecture him while campaigning for Obama.

A liberal friend, whom some of you may remember, tells me what's what with Mr. Munoz:

Tito is another example of brainwashed individuals with no concept of what he is supporting. Why hasn't the media been all over McCain for his involvement in the Keating 5 scandal and McCain's very personal relationship with Charles Keating? Where is Tito's passionate inquiry there? This guy was probably paid by some neo-con to stir up more Joe the Plumber BS.
hrtshpdbox

"..the 2 Obama family members who claim to have witnessed his birth ... in Kenya."

What would happen if something like that was verified after the election? President Kinnock...er, I mean Biden?

ben

Gallup:
RINCETON, NJ -- When given a choice about how government should address the numerous economic difficulties facing today's consumer, Americans overwhelmingly -- by 84% to 13% -- prefer that the government focus on improving overall economic conditions and the jobs situation in the United States as opposed to taking steps to distribute wealth more evenly among Americans.

Lack of Support for Wealth Redistribution Spans Political Party, Income Groups

Americans' lack of support for redistributing wealth to fix the economy spans political parties: Republicans (by 90% to 9%) prefer that the government focus on improving the economy, as do independents (by 85% to 13%) and Democrats (by 77% to 19%). This sentiment also extends across income groups: upper-income Americans prefer that the government focus on improving the economy and jobs by 88% to 10%, concurring with middle-income (83% to 16%) and lower-income (78% to 17%) Americans."

Ok that is something for McCain to run ads on for 2 weeks....

Plumber's Pal

I read a headline this morning about real estate sales in Calif. being up something like a whopping 68% over this time last year. I don't don't know where that might be.

We live on a short block of 12 houses and 6 of them are for sale. The next block has 17 houses and 7 are for sale. The house next door was foreclosed on 5 mo. ago, the mortgage was $440,000. It has sat empty all these months. Yesterday, finally, a for sale sign went up and a flyer box installed. I went and got one and see the asking price is now $210,000. That is even less than the house sold for new in 2001. 4 BR 3 BA with pool.

JBean

DebinNC --

That squirrel person is great!

Joe the Squirrel -- warning about the Acorn nut in Ohio.

Elliott

Geraghty's guileful guru ventures a guess:

Obi Wan is wondering about the timing of the Colin Powell endorsement, too. I had figured that Powell's nod would have been a bigger help to Obama earlier in the race - recall the rumors of Powell speaking at the Democratic Convention. Obi-Wan figures this was one of the best cards Obama had left to play, and he played it in the next-to-last weekend instead of the final weekend. He wonders if internal polling prompted the Obama camp to roll out Powell a bit earlier than planned.

Not quite what I was thinking yesterday, but close enough for me to gloat!

bunky

POwell and Mac were in the 'Nam at the same time ('68-'69-'70), under very different circumstances, and 40 years later the General supports the Weatherman. Mac meet your new friend Scooter. You guys can pull the knife out of each others backs.

Nahanni

John Kerry was doing alot better at this stage of the game in 2004 then Barak Obama is now.

At this time four years ago John Kerry has a +10-15% lead in all of the "battleground states", was outpolling Bush among "uncommitted" voters and in the national polls Kerry led George Bush 50% to 45% with a couple of pollsters stating that Kerry would win with 300+ EV"s. All during the campaign the MSM was Kerry's whore, including the attempt of trying to push fradulent TANG records off on the people in the infamous "Rathergate" scandal.

On 10-28-08 John Kerry drew 100,000 people at a rally in Wisconsin, too.

John Kerry is still the junior senator from Massachusetts.

centralcal

I have a terrific idea!

Judith Miller (yes, that one), newly hired as a FoxNews analyst (snort) says she is voting for Barack Obama.

I think she should call a press conference and announce her endorsement publicly.

bunky

Central:

WTF, maybe they can make her Baxter's fill in.

Jane Plumber

I got invited back on the radio tomorrow to discuss the state of the election and the Powell endorsement, among other things -

So the host is gonna say that for Powell this is payback to the Bush administration for how he was treated. My inclination is to respond that if that is true, perhaps we over-estimated his so-called patriotism. Any other ideas.

Syl

Lou Dobbs' poll question today is...

Whose endorsement means more?

Colin Powell

or

Joe the Plumber!

Syl

speaking of Joe the Plumber, it was reported on either CNN or FOXNEWS that people at an Obama rally today started yelling out:

Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

And Obama plans to get with his advisors for an answer to give them.

WTF? Obama doesn't have an answer off the tip of his golden tongue?

centralcal

bunky: Don't know who Ailes thinks Judy will appeal to. The analyst everyone (left and right) hates should be a great come on.

Glen Beck will be on at 5 pm come Spring and I would like to watch him, except that is 2 pm Calif time and I am at work.

Syl

Jane

#1, the stuff that Powell said about McCain's campaign (negativity) he got from watching the news.

#2. Who cares. Joe the Plumber is the REAL important endorsement in this campaign.

centralcal

Syl: that would be off the tip of his golden teleprompters.

centralcal

Greta has been doing some great stuff these past couple of weeks. Tonite she will have Cindy McCain.

ben

FOX News/Rasmussen Reports Poll: McCain Gains Slight Lead in Florida and Ohio
As Election Day approaches, a recent poll finds McCain gaining ground in two key battleground states -- Florida and Ohio.

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