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Regarding the last picture, consider this:

As a result of those actions, gas prices have come down because the perception of increased supply has taken root. I fully expect gas to stay in the range of $2.XX for some time. But give credit where credit is due: Bush and the Republicans were right, and the Obama and the Democrats were wrong. Because they don't understand economics.


by Brett Rogers, 10/5/2008 10:45:54 PM


This is another area McCain should be hammering the Democrats on. Why is he giving up on Michigan? Send Palin across the state pushing how the surge in gas prices buried the US auto industry, who has stood in the way for years of tapping our own resources, and to show how right they were the drop in prices now. Send the 'Cuda right into Detroit and drop the hammer on em.

How the Dems get credit for being better on the economy just blows my mind. To be honest, Clinton was fortunate to be in office with the internet boom. Of course nobody points out the dot com collapse started under him as well. I was in the Doctor's office a few months back and this loud mouth blowhole was commenting to anyone in earshot about the election and how good things were under Clinton. Of course I couldn't help myself so I asked one simple question. "What policy did Clinton drive that led to the economic success?" All he could spout were balanced budgets, surpluses, but when I asked what Clinton did specifically he had no answer.

If the gloves don't come off in the next debate, McCain should step down from the ticket.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/6/2008 10:42:21 AM

How could I forget. 2.99? I paid 3.55 yesterday. NY SUCKS!



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/6/2008 12:04:32 PM

Here's where I think Mitt would be killing it and have no problem putting the truth out there. But the Christian Right couldn't simply celebrate the freedom of their private faith - they want to foist it on the nation via the government. Ugh.

You're right - the Dems got credit for the Internet boom, just as Reagan got credit for the 80's boom. But as you point out, nothing specific that Clinton did aided that boom (besides Al's creation of the Internet). Whereas Reagan's reduction of the capital gains taxes led to huge investment into private enterprise, which fostered business and bloomed the economy.

(Good for you for speaking up, by the way.)

This is Bob Dole, 1996. What McCain doesn't realize is that he marginalizes himself in his return to the Senate because he blew it big time.

Did you see that McCain's Keating scandal will get a lot of press soon? Love that. Way to get ahead of that one, John. He'll be on the defensive most of the month because the press will hawk every one of Barry's talking points.

I'll bet he's thrilled he cozied up the NY Times now, eh? Rush Limbaugh, for all his public warnings to McCain about the media, looks like a genius for simply stating the obvious all this time. Give him props for understanding the nature of things.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 10/6/2008 12:13:12 PM

I agree on Mitt. He'd be lighting everyone up on the financial mess. The Christian right made a HUGE mistake sinking him. I don't know what it is but is seems they'd prefer an atheist to a Mormon. And do you see Huckabee these days? The few times I've seen him he comes across as a bitter, I told you so type. I didn't like him before and that has only magnified.

Ridiculous they are going after the Keating scandal. A scandal McCain was cleared of, but admitted he used poor judgement and has served to galvanize him as a reformist from that point forward. If the gloves come off McCain can use this to his advantage. Although if McCain is his typical "let's get along" Maverick, it will finish him off.

As for the MSM, another disgusting example of being water carriers for the Democratic ticket. Obama doesn't have to get his hands dirty. Whether it is the race card or dirty politics, the media gets a "whisper" and runs with it. Pathetic and I for one am avoiding pretty much everything on network tv these days. I picked up NFL Sunday Tickey and NHL Center Ice on the dish, so the networks can go **** themselves.

Rush has really been spot on with his analysis. I actually signed up for his 24/7 membership so i can download his broadcasts to my iPod. I can't listen to Hannity anymore as he annoys me the same way the far left does. I dislike a right wing shill the same as the left.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/6/2008 1:46:43 PM

Looks like the gloves are coming off!

Here's hoping he took that blue pill and gets more than the "4 hour" wood! LOL! By the way that was funny as hell!



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/6/2008 2:06:01 PM

Dude - you nailed Hannity. I can take 10 minutes of him once a week, and no more. He's not educational, but just extraordinarily redundant. Kudos to him though for lifting to our awareness Jeremiah Wright. That was his gift to this election.

McCain needs a 30-day erection. Hope he has stamina!

I read the thing at HA. If I were McCain, I'd do two things pronto:

  1. I'd create a short video (10 minutes would do) to highlight all of the places where the media just mimics Obama's talking points without checking the facts. I'd name names: Couric, Sullivan, Daniels, etc. I'd make the HUGE point about how these people can't be trusted and that they are unprofessional. And then release more names and more videos of how the media is not doing the job that they profess to do. Hit the enemy's supply lines and you cripple them in battle.
  2. The GOP needs to create a YouTube channel to put out the facts - and only the facts - about the current situation. Name names, show legislation, run video clips - no holds barred. If Nancy wants to play politics, bring a gun to the knife fight. Hit them and hit them and hit them some more. Mercilessly. And when the media starts spouting Obama without checking the facts, hit them (point #1) and do it relentlessly until no one believes that they have any credibility. Make a very public show about this. And the media will help PR it because they'll be incredulous at first.
Ain't gonna happen, but that's the campaign I would run. It might still lose in November, but it's a long-term play to re-assert the truth.

Third thing I would do, now that I think about it: I'd send waves of people into Michigan and talk about how every state is important.

Think strategy, McCain campaign.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 10/6/2008 6:23:19 PM

Every time I hear Hannity say "you're a great american" I want to slap him. :)

2 fantastic ideas. Having a highlight video would be the right's version of Saturday Night Live. Show the MSM for the ass clowns they are. I'm laughing at the thought of this. It would make for great viewing. Side by side questions Gibson asked Obama vs Palin, gotcha questions from Couric that were only asked of Palin.

The YouTube channel could be something he calls out in the debates when the authoron spouts BS. Hell Biden would need his own channel. Had Palin made 1/4 of the gaffe's Biden did that is all we'd have heard about this weekend.

It does look like McCain is taking some swings today. There is no ducking the economy now so step up, keep it front and center, propose new ideas to deal with it, and call out every damn day the Dems role in creating the whole mess. Tie it back to your youtube channel and drill it over and over.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/6/2008 9:54:42 PM

I jump over to HA after this and it looks like SNL has pulled the parody of the bailout video. Expand the 1st item to include the hypocrisy of shows like SNL, Letterman, etc. Absolutely pathetic if this disappeared because McCain/Palin have started hammering the Dems on it. They will do more harm than good if they pulled it on purpose. It wasn't that funny. Pulling it will gain attention and if that is what they wanted to avoid it is a bad move.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/6/2008 10:04:57 PM

It's always the omission that is the most telling.



Posted by Brett Rogers (, 10/6/2008 10:24:18 PM

And the plot thickens... Let the 'Cuda take a shot at NBC today over this to give it more traction.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/7/2008 6:28:35 AM

And the omission is telling quite a story. I've never seen videos disappear so quick off YouTube. Pretty pathetic we have to get details behind Wachovia's failure from a friggin SNL skit. NBC has some explaining to do.

Barry and the Dems are in deep shit. I want to see McCain's temper tonight. I'm pissed off, I want my candidate pissed off too. I, along with millions of Americans (and throughout the world) am taking it up the ass. I'm not in the mood to tolerate bullshit.

If Dems were so concerned about how "likeable" we are to the world community, how are they gonna feel as the truth comes out? Nostrildamus can hold hearings on Roger Clemens and steroids? I want a full body cavity search of everything Fannie/Freddie. I want some butts, I want them NOW!

Where the hell is my blood pressure medication.



Posted by Pale Rider, 10/7/2008 2:18:58 PM

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