Thursday, September 25, 2008

Tonight's Debate Drinking Game, along with some pre game and superficial debate analysis

Expectations are low, low, low for McCain right now. Yet the spread's still close, with a few polls showing a big move towards Obama.

That bodes well for McCain. All he's gotta' do is show up and not fall asleep, and he'll exceed expectations. That should slow Obama's momentum.

McCain seen as holding his own in the debate will be a victory in the media, and would probably really stunt Obama's momentum.

McCain doing really well will send it back to a dead heat.

Obama has a tough task ahead. He's gotta' keep his usual cool without seeming aloof AND make McCain lose it. TV is an emotional medium. Tone is the key. You have to show enough emotion so people feel you, without going all Howard Dean on it.

Ok. So the drinking game is.

1) If McCain falls asleep (or the opposite, and goes all Dean on everone) take a really big drink.

2) If Obama gets to the point before a long disclaimer, take a really big drink.

Tonight wouldn't normally be make or break for either side. But things are heated right now, in the beltway, mainstreet and the 'hood.

Obama has the opportunity to leave McCain in the dust. And McCain always has the opportunity to turn into dust. I'll be one of the over 80 million people watching, fo sho.

*Prediction: McCain tries to tie Obama to Bush on bailout. That's some dialectic, diabolical shit.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Talking Point of the Day

John McCain and Karl Rove have been calling women "Walmart Moms."

Well let me tell you something. If you vote for Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin, the only place you're going to be able to shop IS Walmart.

These people have never been inside a Walmart in their life. They don't have to worry about how much things cost. We know we're getting cheap shit at Walmart, but it's all we can afford.

"Walmart Moms." "Bubba Voters." "Nascar Dads."

What assholes.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Joke O' the Day - in lieu of a message :(

You know the difference between Sarah Palin and George W. Bush?

Dramatic pause.

U got it. Lipstick.

Queue the laugh track.

You know, I think a lot of folks are getting tired of "Sarah, the Insult Comic Candidate" and the right's one-liners.

Every line out of their mouths is an insult to someone or another. It's all about culture wars. But the thing is they seem to be insulting everyone, when you really listen.

The whole narrative on Obama is flat out racist. I said it. Listen. Watch. Read. Race is at the heart of the class and culture wars waged by the rich and elite.

I mean, "Community Organizers?" Hello.

But they don't stop there. They go on to talk about "Wal-Mart Moms."

They're insulting everyone. They think we're dumb. It's obvious they've never been in a Wal-Mart. They've never worried about what things cost, even though they wanna' talk about "values."

Yet I don't think I'm quite as worried as folks seem to be out there. I just think the country's changing.

Don't panic out there folks. We just gotta' work for it. Like we've always had to do.

And yes, we can win. Folks have had enough. Another world is truly possible.

Who said that again?

Thursday, September 4, 2008

It's a movment; not a man

"Community organizing is how ordinary people respond to out-of-touch politicians and their failed policies."

We are all community organizers.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Message for tomorrow

Palin = Bush in a pantsuit

too sexist?

Message of the Day

Right Wing Talking Point: Sarah Palin has more "executive experience" than the entire democratic ticket.

Sane Person Answer: If "executive experience" is the litmus test for presidency, then yes, she has more than Biden, Obama AND McCain. But if it's leadership you want, Barack Obama's historic campaign has been a study in leadership, organization and getting the job done in the face of seemingly impossible obstacles.