you should see the two mailings I got today here in New Hampshire.
The first, from the RNC, is this vicious Ayers piece that pretty much calls Obama a terrorist.
The second, from the state Republican committee, is all about how, while the financial crisis was happening, Barack was in Hollywood partying with his buddies, like Barbara Streisand and Leonardo DeCaprio.
I hope to find time to scan them in for a diary soon.
But you will notice that after the primary, and a lengthy mourning period, she is attempting to tamp down the wingnuts, at least on her site, in professed hopes of organizing them later. I don't think she's noble for that, but she is different than say... the master of "partizane", who is using and manipulating his unwitting readers without them even realizing it.
Not by much, but slight. I would actually exclude Allegre from that list. She has made a valiant effort to forbid people on her site from promoting McCain but rather to keep it to issues. Although she threw me out as soon as she noticed me, she does allow one former PUMA, who still posts here and will remain anonymous, to present opposing views. Allegre herself tends to keep her posts to pro-Hillary stuff, and I think she's in the category of people who will never be an active Obama supporter, but will begrudgingly vote for him in November.
I have no love loss for Allegre, but I do think she's in a different class than 99.9% of PUMAs.
The PUMAs now represent a tiny non-homogenous group. For the most part they're not here, but you can find them over at the PUMA sites. Allegre, New Hampster, Riverdaughter and others who were once here are now there. For the most part those sites are echo chambers with the same dozen or so people commenting on all the sites. They aren't interested in any contrary opinion, and I know that because I've tried, and been thrown off two of those sites even while being on my best behavior, because contrary opinion isn't allowed unless you are a long-term PUMA who has seen the light in which case they may put up with you.
PUMA is now an umbrella term that encompasses some people who, while still smarting from the primaries, will hold their nose and vote for Obama, but still consider themselves PUMAs. There are also many Republicans, either long time members of that party or new recruits. There are some, and I won't mention any names, who are just using the rest for an attempt at making some money or to get attention. There's a spattering of racists who have found a home there.
What there are not are pro-McCain Hillary supporters, because those terms are mutually exclusive. There are a few pro-McCain former Hillary supporters however.
PUMAs will not have any discernable effect in the election.
New Hampshire likes McCain, and despite what the polls say, McCain has a shot here. There are more McCain signs in my neck of the woods than Obama signs, and they're expecting a huge turnout at Salem High School this afternoon. In fact I just drove by there around 2:30 and folks were showing up for Caribou Barbie's 4:30 show. (And school was just getting out.)
Believe it or not, New Hampshire is a swing state this year, and one McCain may actually need, despite our 4 electoral votes. Usually after the primary candidates don't show up here again.
You know what. Screw you. I entered your little discussion to point out that there is a lot unknown in this case, but all you've done is act like a tawdry little pissant. What were you? One of the ACORN canvassers? Have a nice discussion with yourself.
Doesn't change a thing. Ya. ACORN's said they mark the suspect applications, but they have not said they marked these. Nor have they provided any info on what happened to the employees who submitted any bogus applications, nor would this seem to be difficult. What I would suggest is that we all demand that this investigation be done promptly.
I'm not being timid about anything. I'm saying that a thorough investigation is in order. I don't care if a friend has been my friend all of my life. If he goes out and shoots somebody and that can be proven then, although I will do what I can, I don't condone the friend's actions. As I said, I will point out ACORN's policies as stated here to anyone who brings up the topic, but someone needs to figure out what actually happened here.