• I am so happy that Joe is so pissed.  He pissed me off so much this morning.  He was so jazzed about some new polls that claimed to say that the polls were tightening and McCain had momentum, he & Mike Murphy with their smug faces.  I hate to say it, but Pat Buchanan was more based in reality than those two.  Scarborough and his repub brethren deserve it.  I hope he stays pissed

  • comment on a post Colin Powell Endorses Barack Obama over 5 years ago

    I liked what he said about being Muslim in America.

    "Well you know Mr Obama is a muslim.  Powell" The correct answer is: No, in fact he is a christian, but the right answere would be So what if he is?"

    It is not a bad thing to be a Muslim-American.  Muslim-Americans also serve and die for the country just like Christians!

  • Where was Bush during Katrina?  

    How long did it take THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES to address the nation after the financial crisis hit the MSM?

    How did that campaign suspension work out for old Johnny Boy?

  • comment on a post On Connecting over 5 years ago

    Here's the thing, despite what the Obama-haters think, I truly believe that many people WANT to like Barack Obama, the fact is that Obama consistently is viewed as a nice guy, but some undecided were still wary of Obama.  Yes some of it is race, some of it class, some wonder is he "ready to lead" ya know the whole C-I-C thing.  McCain may have won the debate on points, but the voters aren't scoring them on points, it's all about perceptions to non-pol voters. And I would say that on the stylistic or "perception" front, Obama won hands down.  McCain just seemed too condescending and insulting towards Obama, not in a policy-oriented fasion, but on a personal level.  Seriously, McCain refused to even look at Obama.

    People tend to like nice guys and with the majority of the country pissed about the economy, and pissed at the Bush Administration, it's not surprising to me that people want a change, and no matter how "maviericky" McCain may be, you just don't "see" change when you look at him.  He may not be perceived as the "typical" republican, but he is still the Republican, and while McCain's campaign tactics can guide the media narrative, it don't change the fact that a majority of the country want the Repubs out of power

  • on a comment on The Race over 5 years ago

    Your point...

    Oh yeah you have none, you're just the usual assholes who like to post crap when you have nothing else meaningful to add.

    whatevah!

  • comment on a post The Race over 5 years ago

    As an African American, this really pisses me off.  It seems like certain people are gleefully posting this type of thing, but what is the point.

    Maybe we minorities need to wait until the 45 and over crowd dies before we even think about running for President.  It's okay for us to be Senators (though not too many), Representatives (though not too many), Mayors (but only in "urban" cities), Council members ("urban" ciites only), but we don't want to get too ahead of ourselves.

    I really just want to know, how high should I tell my sister or my nephew or the little kid in my neighborhood to aspire to?  

    Unlike the white majority in this country, African Americans do not plan our day based on whether or not racism exist or will keep us down.  If we did, we would never leave the house.  What would be the point?  The fact is that it is amazing that we and other minorities have accomplished what we have despite racism and prejudice.

    Again, I ask what is the point?

  • on a comment on Within the MOE over 5 years ago

    I hear what you're saying, and I'm not even trying to claim any statistical data, or any charts or grafts.  I'm just telling you as an African American voter who has voted in every election since I was 18, and who has family, friends, and co-workers who have never voted, that this year feels definitely feels different within the community.  I'm sorry if I'm not articulating it well enought.

  • comment on a post Within the MOE over 5 years ago

    Hey Jerome,

    I posted this in the other thread, but I really think that its important to note here as well.

    I think many pollsters and MSM type will be very surprised by the African American(AA) turnout this year.  Due to the historic nature and interest in the election by AA, I really believe that AA turnout will be phenomenal.

    I'm guessing that as in the rest of America, AA are in the minority when it comes to blogging, but I bet not many of the MSM or white people in general listen to Urban radio. People like Tom Joyner, Michael Baisden, Steve Harvey, to name a few, who are nationally syndicated urban radio personalities.

    I'm telling you, ya'll should check these shows out one day. All they talk about daily seems to be this election, and Barack Obama. They are on point when it comes to registration, voter suppression, and GOTV.

    Not only that, there are AA church groups, fellowships, greek organizations, NAACP who are all doing all that they can to GOTV, and help elect Barack Obama. Trust me when I tell you that this election cycle, you won't have to worry about the turnout of AA voters. It's the voter suppression tactics that will be attempted that will need to be watched out for. And even on that subject, Urban Radio host daily talk to their listeners about voter registration and voter purges.

    There are a lot of Urban Radio stations, they may not individually have the numbers that Rush or Hannity have, but as a whole, they reach a lot of young people, AA, other "urban voters".

    Don't underestimate AA voters this year, you will be in for a surprise. This won't be another "why didn't AA turnout" type of election. This is our time, this is our moment."

  • comment on a post CNN poll: Obama 51, McCain 47 over 5 years ago

    I posted this in the other poll thread, but it fits here to:

    Check it,

    I think you guys are really underestimating the turnout for AA this year.  I'm guessing that as in the rest of America, AA are in the minority when it comes to blogging, but I bet not many of the MSM or white people in general listen to Urban radio.  People like Tom Joiner, Michael Baisden, Steve Harvey, to name a few, who are nationally syndicated urban radio personalities.
    I'm telling you, ya'll should check these shows out one day.  All they talk about daily seems to be this election, and Barack Obama.  They are on point when it comes to registration, voter suppression, and GOTV.  

    Not only that, there are AA church groups, fellowships, greek organizations, NAACP who are all doing all that they can to GOTV, and help elect Barack Obama.  Trust me when I tell you that this election cycle, you won't have to worry about the turnout of AA voters.  It's the voter suppression tactics that will be attempted that will need to be watched out for.  And even on that subject, Urban Radio host daily talk to their listeners about voter registration and voter purges.  

    There are a lot of Urban Radio stations, they may not individually have the numbers that Rush or Hannity have, but as a whole, they reach a lot of young people, AA, other "urban voters".  

    Don't underestimate AA voters this year, you will be in for a surprise.  This won't be another "why didn't AA turnout" type of election.  This is our time, this is our moment.

  • comment on a post Judis & Bowers on Research 2000 polling over 5 years ago

    Check it,

    I think you guys are really underestimating the turnout for AA this year.  I'm guessing that as in the rest of America, AA are in the minority when it comes to blogging, but I bet not many of the MSM or white people in general listen to Urban radio.  People like Tom Joiner, Michael Baisden, Steve Harvey, to name a few, who are nationally syndicated urban radio personalities.
    I'm telling you, ya'll should check these shows out one day.  All they talk about daily seems to be this election, and Barack Obama.  They are on point when it comes to registration, voter suppression, and GOTV.  

    Not only that, there are AA church groups, fellowships, greek organizations, NAACP who are all doing all that they can to GOTV, and help elect Barack Obama.  Trust me when I tell you that this election cycle, you won't have to worry about the turnout of AA voters.  It's the voter suppression tactics that will be attempted that will need to be watched out for.  And even on that subject, Urban Radio host daily talk to their listeners about voter registration and voter purges.  

    There are a lot of Urban Radio stations, they may not individually have the numbers that Rush or Hannity have, but as a whole, they reach a lot of young people, AA, other "urban voters".  

    Don't underestimate AA voters this year, you will be in for a surprise.  This won't be another "why didn't AA turnout" type of election.  This is our time, this is our moment.

  • comment on a post Carly Fiorina Clarifies over 5 years ago

    Here's the problem for Carly.

    By definition, the President of the United States is the head of state and head of government of the United States.  The President is at the head of the executive branch of the federal government, which means that he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the state, i.e. the chief executive of the United States.  The CEO of the United States, whose responsibility is to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed". To carry out this duty, he is given control of the four million employees of the vast executive branch, including one million active duty personnel in the military.

    Yes he has a team of advisors (cabinet), but utimately the President sets the tone for decision making strategy and laws in the country.

    Isn't that by definition what a CEO of a Fortune 500 company does, outside of law making and military defense.  Fioriana is saying that neither McCain, Palin, Obama, or Biden are not qualifed enought to be CEO of a Fortune 500, but they are qualified to be President, which if you want to simplify it is in fact the CEO of a company called the United States of America.  

    What make it bad is that if she had only stuck to Obama/Biden, then it would not have been such a gaffe.  The fact is that when she was asked the initial question during the radio interview about Palin, she went right for the negative answer.  Then once she realized how it came off, she tried to revise it by adding Obama to that mix.  Then on MSNBC, she actually added McCain to the list.

    Face it folks, she put her foot in it.

  • And what's with the:

    "First of all, this is a tough business. Second of all, I think the tone of this whole campaign would have been very different if Senator Obama had accepted my request for us to appear in townhalls all over America"

    That whole thing sounds like the classic "why do you make me beat you" battered spouse defense, or the "if she had not been dress that way" rape defense.

    It's as if Obama is a child, and McCain is the abusive parent just trying to show him some "tough love".  "Don't worry, I'm not hurting him"

  • comment on a post It's The Integrity, Stupid over 5 years ago

    And what's with the:

    "First of all, this is a tough business. Second of all, I think the tone of this whole campaign would have been very different if Senator Obama had accepted my request for us to appear in townhalls all over America"

    That whole thing sounds like the classic "why do you make me beat you" battered spouse defense, or the "if she had not been dress that way" rape defense.

    It is condescending as all hell.  As if Obama is a child, and McCain is the abusive parent just trying to show him some "tough love".

  • comment on a post Obama calling out lipsticked pigs and old fish over 5 years ago

    Suprise, Suprise, Jerome hasn't posted the fact that the some of the media seems to have Obama's back on this one:

    Jake Tapper ABC NEWS

    Ari Melber The Washington Independent

    Marc Ambinder The Atlantic

    Ben Smith Politico

    Also from Ben Smith, the Obama campaign official response to McSame's bullshit included in Ben Smith's post:

    UPDATE: Obama aide Anita Dunn responds to the McCain campaign's claim that Obama compared Palin to a pig:

    Enough is enough. The McCain campaign's attack tonight is a pathetic attempt to play the gender card about the use of a common analogy - the same analogy that Senator McCain himself used about Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's health care plan just last year. This phony lecture on gender sensitivity is the height of cynicism and lays bare the increasingly dishonorable campaign John McCain has chosen to run.

  • comment on a post Post-McCain Speech Thread over 5 years ago

    It's seems to me that one unspoken consequence of McCain choosing Palin for VP, aside from the judgment issue, is that one of the other choices in picking a running mate is that the VP choice should not upstage the top of the ticket.  As everyone is saying, "A Star Is Born", by picking Palin, McCain has energized the base, but not for the McCain candidacy, but for the Palin candidacy.  Essentially, it seems to me that McCain while so blinded by wanting to beat Obama, chose a candidate, much like Obama, who has more charisma and oratory skills than he himself does.  Even in his speech tonight, while you and others I guess loved many of the bipartisanship parts of the speech, it seemed to me that the delegates in the hall, were not as impressed or enthusiatic, until Palin showed up.  Even during Cindy McCain's remarks, most of her lines fell flat, until she mentioned Gov Palin (I won't even get into how much less warmly Cindy McCain came off compared to Michelle Obama).

    Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if in time until the election in November to see Sara Palin talking to huge crowds, and McCain still struggling to find seat holders.  Basically, McCain has released a monster flame in Sara Palin, which it seems to me has the potential not really blunt Obama's star power, but will completely engulf McCain's.

Diaries

Advertise Blogads