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  • The Country's Lookin' Mighty Swingy These Days

    Markos Moulitsas — the eponymous Kos of Daily Kos — has been putting together these polling composite maps for the past several months.

    Below is his latest map, encapsulating the latest polls. All yellow states are considered too close to call, with 6 percent or less of a difference…

    Moulitsas explains…

    That is Obama 243, McCain 132. [Ed: Down from Obama 336, McCain 202 five weeks ago.] Looks pretty good, huh? Unfortunately for Obama, other than New Hampshire and Michigan, those are all Red states, with their past history of voting Republican. So we're not out of the woods just yet.

    This is a real battle. But make no mistake about it, I'd rather be in Obama's shoes than McCain's.

    This year, New Hampshire is worth 4 electoral votes and Michigan is worth 17. So, if Obama can retain those two states from last election, it'd bring him up to 264 electoral votes, just four votes shy of a win.

    But, let's not forget. Obama allegedly tried to disenfranchise the entire state of Michigan a few weeks ago in his power-mad ploy to defeat Hillary Clinton for King of America. And he lost New Hampshire to Clinton.

    Let's just hope that McCain does start squirting any tears, or the Democrats can kiss the Granite State goodbye.

    Tags: Daily Kos, Michigan, New Hampshire
  • Daily Show Writers: Democratic Fox Buddies


    The nation's top Democrats are suddenly rushing to appear on the Fox News Channel, a territory they had once shunned for being the nemesis of liberal bloggers. While some attribute Obama and Clinton's recent Fox appearances to an effort to court swing voters, candidates cite a different cause.

    "Brit Hume just got kittens!" Explained Clinton. Added Obama "When it's time for them to sleep, he lets you feed them from a bottle!"

    Markos Moulitsas, founder of the leading liberal site Daily Kos, told Politico's Michael Calderone

    Democrats are being idiotic by going on that network," adding, "Whatever, I don't even care. It feels so good to have time for me instead of always having to spend it with Democrats. I mean, good for them if they're happy, but I think Democrats and Fox News are totally wrong together. And doesn't it seem like Democrats have gotten kinda fat?

    Ari Melber, the Net movement correspondent for The Nation, told Politico

    I don't think that it is tenable to completely neglect or ignore what your base wants," adding, "Although neither is it tenable to disregard what your acid wants. All I'm saying that when you run a campaign, pH level is imperative. I mean, when you lose sight of titration, you've got to ask yourself why you're in the race to begin with. Pasteur/Curie in '08!

    Goaded in part by a taunting "Obama Watch" clock displayed by Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace, Obama appeared last Sunday after resisting the show's entreaties throughout the campaign. In a post-interview commentary, Obama exclaimed, "Wait, that clock was not attached to a bomb? Are you fucking kidding me?"

    Early in this presidential race, John Edwards led the Democratic candidates in what amounted to a Fox boycott. Edwards appeared on Fox 33 times between August 2000 and January 2007, the month after he announced his campaign, and has never been back. Of course, his absence in recent months is most easily explained by the fact that these days, nobody cares what he has to say.

    Clinton had a civil interview on Wednesday night with prime-time host Bill O'Reilly, who has often mocked her husband. Explained Clinton, "I'm sorry, can you blame him? Did you hear about the cigar thing?"

    Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Kos, Fox, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards, The Daily Show
  • Hillary Clinton Preparing to Laugh Awkwardly with Bill O'Reilly

    Hillary Clinton sees Barack Obama's sit down with Fox News Sunday and raises him one O'Reilly Factor

    The Clinton campaign confirms that Hillary is poised to break bread with Fox News' infotainer Bill O'Reilly. The appearance on Wednesday will be Clinton's first ever appearance on O'Reilly's show.

    Markos Moulitsas — no fan of Fox News or its propagandistic tactics — responds on DailyKos…

    So Hillary Clinton will go on Bill O'Reilly's show on Wednesday. But it's good! Because Obama supporters told me that going on right-wing propaganda outlets is a great idea, joining such luminaries as Lanny Davis, Joe Lieberman, Dan Gerstein, and Harold Ford.

    He's being sarcastic.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Bill O'Reilly, Daily Kos, Fox, Hillary Clinton
  • Barack Obama Comes Under Friendly Fire

    Barack Obama has been getting a little heat this week after his appearance on Fox News Sunday this weekend. And not from the real American people who watch Fox, but the left wing baby killers who love him so much and totally want to marry him…

    MoveOn's Adam Green

    It was a mistake for Obama to go on FOX's Sunday show and treat the experience as if it was a real news interview. Democratic politicians need to understand that FOX is a Republican mouthpiece masquerading as a news outlet. When dealing with FOX, you either burn them or they will burn you… Enough. Democratic politicians, for your own benefit: stop legitimizing FOX.

    And DailyKos' Markos Moulitsas

    It exposed his campaign as a bunch of liars. The Obama campaign's press show promised people that Obama would "take on" Fox News. Of course, none of that happened. That would've electrified "the left", and we know that Obama doesn't want to do anything that might make him look like a "captive" to it… What this does demonstrate, and quite clearly so, is that Obama is quite willing to score cheap political points at the expense of his base, regardless how much it might embolden the very same people that are working to demonize him to the American people.

    To be fair, those were the worst of the quotes I could find, and both Green and Moulitsas both pointed out that they still support Obama's campaign and want to give birth to his babies.

    But, to be not fair… the left wing progressive anarchist movement is finally being torn asunder. And all because of Fox News.

    All hail Fox!

    Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Kos, Fox, MoveOn
  • Markos Moulitsas Defends Himself to Stephen Colbert

    Markos Moulitsas' Yearly Kos convention attracted every major Democratic presidential candidate this year. Last night theDaily Kos founder surprised the world with an appearance on The Colbert Report

    Let us know if you think Stephen was fair and balanced.

    You can watch Moulitsas' previous appearance here.

    Tags: Daily Kos, Markos Moulitsas, The Colbert Report