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  • But Who Will Be Left to Be Secretary of Terrorism?

    Matt Yglesias has the early word on Obama's top-five cabinet picks:

    1. Chief of Staff: Jeremiah Wright
    2. Secretary of State: Rashid Khalidi
    3. Secretary of Defense: Bill Ayers
    4. Attorney-General: Bernardine Dohrn
    5. Secretary of the Treasury: Tony Rezko

    And while they may think that running the United States of America is one big Commufasciterrorist party now, they'll soon discover that the palling around ends when the real business of governing the American pig-dog parastate to its hateful, long-deserved end begins.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, Rashid Khalidi, Tony Rezko, William Ayers
  • Did You Really Think We'd Seen the Last of Jeremiah Wright?

    If you did, then you missed the memo from McCain campaign manager Rick Davis. He tells right-wing radio host Hugh Hewitt that his campaign still might conjure up a Wright Redux before Election Day…

    John McCain's campaign manager says he is reconsidering using Barack Obama's relationship with Reverend Jeremiah Wright as a campaign issue during the election's closing weeks…

    The Arizona Republican, Davis argued, had been jilted by the remarks of Rep. John Lewis, who compared recent GOP crowds to segregationist George Wallace's rallies. And, as such, the campaign was going to "rethink" what was in and out of political bounds.

    Indeed, it has been a long time since we've seen or heard from Reverend Wright, who, since his National Press Club fiasco, seems to be taking advice from Dick Cheney's travel agent.

    But now it seems he's coming to a McCain ad near you. The only question is, in what form?

    Will he be draped in robes and shouting "God Damn America "? Will he be bickering with Sean Hannity about black liberation theology? Or will he be performing a gay marriage between Bill Ayers and Joe the Plumber?

    Only Rick Davis knows for sure.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, John McCain, Sean Hannity
  • Countdown to Electiony: 20 Days

    20 years ago, a young black atheist lawyer decided to join the Trinity United Church of Christ at a time that just so happened to coincide with his first forays into political life.

    And that ended up working out so well for him.

    Tags: Barack Obama, Election Countdown, Jeremiah Wright
  • John McCain's Negative Attack Campaign Against Self Working Brilliantly

    Ever since the economy tanked and John McCain was unable to soothe it back to life with his vigorous PR stunts, he's been loathe to even talk about it. Especially when there were so many more pressing issues, like some guy who threw bombs at government building 40 years ago and a black preacher who didn't always say nice things about America. You know, important stuff.

    If history teaches us anything, it's that negative attacks against a political opponent always work, 100% of the time, without fail, except for when they don't.

    According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, the McCain campaign's shit-slinging attacks against Barack Obama and his gay lovers Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright may have actually hurt McCain more than Obama. It appears that…

    …Obama is pulling away from McCain, establishing a 10-point lead in the race for the White House by a commanding 53 percent to 43 percent.

    McCain had tried to overcome sliding poll numbers by aggressively attacking the Illinois senator, but the Washington Post/ABC News poll indicates that the pit-bull style may have worked against McCain and Palin.

    It found that 59 percent accused McCain of negative campaigning, while 35 percent said McCain is addressing the issues.

    That is so not fair. Here's John McCain, going to all the trouble of demolishing the reputation for being a respectable politician he's spent decades cultivating, and the electorate doesn't even appreciate his efforts.

    Who truly is the one lacking honor, John McCain or America?

    Tags: Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, John McCain, Sarah Palin, William Ayers
  • John McCain Promises a Barack Obama Scandal in Every Pot

    So let's recap: New polls show Barack Obama has widened his leads in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania. Voters are blaming House Republicans for the failure of the bailout legislation on Monday, and no one is able to explain how — or if — John McCain made a difference in the bill negotiations.

    Now GOP strategists are urging McCain to turn things around by outlining a clear plan for the economy, reassuring a shaken nation with some dignified words of wisdom and taking the media's questions head-on, like the straight talker he is.

    Ha ha! Just kidding. Hey, did you hear that Barack Obama's best friend is a radical hippie terrorist?

    GOP officials also believe that a sustained attack on Obama's ties to his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, scandal-stained businessman Tony Rezko and former radical war protester William Ayers could sway undecided voters…

    "We're not talking, for instance, about the radical associations that Barack Obama has, with Mr. Ayers, Tony Rezko and so on," [Tennessee GOP Chairman Robin] Smith said. "More could be done."

    Murray Clark, the chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, said he is eager for Obama's "troubling relationships" to be aired in his state. "I think those things will come up in Indiana again and they do have an impact on mainstream voters in Indiana. You call it going negative, [but] whoever … is in a position to point out these relationships, I think it's helpful."

    Yes, Murray, it certainly is helpful. I'm sure that pointing out these "troubling relationships" will make a big difference for those undecided voters who are worried about things like gas prices, unemployment, the Iraq war and this econopocalypse we seem to still be having.

    Besides, pointing out "troubling relationships" is fun! Like the time everybody pointed out McCain campaign manager Rick Davis's handouts from Freddie Mac. Very troubling!

    Oh, was that not what you meant?

    Tags: Barack Obama, Jeremiah Wright, John McCain, Rick Davis, William Ayers