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Obama Turns Into Dukakis, Kerry, Gore
Morning News ^ | John Brummett

Posted on 09/10/2008 10:20:11 PM PDT by Chet 99

Barack Obama has turned into Michael Dukakis, John Kerry and Al Gore. Sarah Palin has turned into Ronald Reagan.

Thus the electoral map looks fairly typically red where it counts and blue where it doesn't.

Ohio and Florida show up red, which, unless Colorado and Nevada and New Mexico flip en masse from red to blue and are bigger than I think, pretty much means the old ballgame.

Democrats win the cities. John McCain and the moosehunter take all that space in between.

For all the talk of newness and history-making, we've seen this presidential race before.

Democrats are burdened with a mealy-mouthed, message-conflicted, reactive, apologizing, conflict-averse nominee. He goes into a prevent defense on Labor Day, at which point the Republicans commence traipsing up and down the field hitting wide-open receivers.

For their part, Republicans suddenly are all fired up again about those supposedly outsider and right-wing reforms they incessantly talk about but never actually get done, such as fiscal responsibility and an end to abortion and the deployment of military that makes quick work of any and all adversaries.

As things appear today, Palin, of whom we'd heard nothing two weeks ago, stands to be a septuagenarian heartbeat from the Oval Office.

Let's start with Obama's ineptitude, so profound lately that we can surely look for him to show up any minute helmeted in a tank or wind-surfing or smother-kissing his spine-crushed wife.

One thing Democrats stand for -- or so we thought -- is raising taxes on these relatively few persons with extreme high incomes. After all, these wealthy elite reaped inordinate personal benefits from the across-the-board Republican tax cuts, which, in turn, have exploded the deficit that Bill Clinton erased and replaced with a surplus.

So now Obama says he may not immediately let those high-income tax cuts expire, owing to the troubled economy and all.

One thing Democrats stand for -- or we thought -- is ending the war in Iraq. So now Obama says the surge is working.

One thing Democrats stand for -- or so we thought -- was a well-articulated position to protect a woman's right to choose abortion. So now Obama says the morality of the abortion issue is "above my pay grade." Then he says he doesn't like the way he put that.

Please -- somebody send for Hillary, quick.

On the Republican side comes this vice presidential nominee who, excepting two years as governor of a remote, sparsely populated state, owes her political experience to rezoning issues as mayor of an Alaskan village of fewer than 10,000.

Remarkably, she has, in those two weeks, single-handedly reassembled the decisive Reagan coalition.

That conservative coalition forged under Reagan had been destroyed by the blundering of George W. Bush. Fiscal conservatives didn't like the exploding deficits and the wasteful spending. Religious conservatives liked the Supreme Court nominees, but doubted whether George W. and Karl Rove were altogether genuine. Defense conservatives couldn't much cotton to a woefully misbegotten invasion of Iraq.

Thus dissipated, the conservative movement found itself forced to live with the Republican presidential nomination, in McCain, of a moderate and maverick who'd never been one of them. Republicans were disconnected, uninspired, depressed, bound for defeat, maybe even irrelevance.

Then McCain chose as his running mate a tough-talking Assembly of God woman from Alaska who shoots guns and asserts, albeit dishonestly, that she has opposed wasteful pork-barrel spending in her state.

Conservatives thought they were dead. Now they've been brought back to life by what looks and acts like Reagan's daughter, or, actually, granddaughter.


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: electionpresident; mccainpalin

1 posted on 09/10/2008 10:20:11 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99
I don't go for the gushing. I keep things in perspective and know McCain is not with us on all the issues. He's still preferable to the other guy for a host of reasons. The principal one being is we don't want to go back to the 1960s.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 09/10/2008 10:23:02 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Chet 99

So now Obama says he may not immediately let those high-income tax cuts expire, owing to the troubled economy and all.

maybe because there’s no point in antagonizing the rich elitists from the coasts who hate Palin. They are the only base left and he needs to keep them.


3 posted on 09/10/2008 10:23:41 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: goldstategop

This requires a semi-barf alert.

Whole article is full of barbs at the republicans.


4 posted on 09/10/2008 10:25:11 PM PDT by bushsupporter30
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To: Chet 99

Looks like the RATS are going to try attack Cindy McCain next with a bogus story about her being addicted to prescription drugs.
There’s a headline posted at WAPO but it’s blank. Here’s the gab if anyone has the stomach.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x3971281


5 posted on 09/10/2008 10:25:37 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Chet 99

mark


6 posted on 09/10/2008 10:26:00 PM PDT by Christian4Bush (No way, No how, NObama! *************McCain/Palin 08************)
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To: bushsupporter30
Conservatives have loathed what the Republican Party became and they abandoned it in 2006. Perhaps they will give it another chance this year.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

7 posted on 09/10/2008 10:27:02 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: bushsupporter30

yes this is clearly a liberal POV. He’s teed off that the democrats have turned into a pile of mush while the conservatives are energized.


8 posted on 09/10/2008 10:27:13 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Nathan Zachary
Liberals can only throw smears. Let 'em. Our side owns the issues. Game, set and match!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

9 posted on 09/10/2008 10:28:19 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

My main reason for voting for McCain is, I don’t want a repeat of seven years ago to day!


10 posted on 09/10/2008 10:29:15 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("Read my lipstick")
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To: Nathan Zachary

Thats a very old story about Cindy when she was addicted to pain killers. Its true but its about 13 yrs ago. If they can’t beat up Palin I guess they have to move to Mrs. Mccain.


11 posted on 09/10/2008 10:30:04 PM PDT by linn37 (Hail Me, Obama or be cast into the fiery pits of eternal damnation!")
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To: Chet 99

I wont be comfortable until a poll comes out of Colorado with McCain leading.


12 posted on 09/10/2008 10:30:39 PM PDT by jerry557
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To: goldstategop
If we can't put in a more conservative congress with McCain it doesn't matter what he stands for or who he partners with. If he gets Amnesty then it is Democrats as far as the eye can see, at least until the La Raza Party wins an election.
13 posted on 09/10/2008 10:30:53 PM PDT by arthurus (Old age and guile beats youth and enthusiasm.)
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To: bushsupporter30

Well, I’m cautiously optimistic about the election, but not ready yet to lump Obama in with Mondale, Dukakis, Mcgovern, etc. Let’s see the situation on the morning of November 5th. I have a feeling this will be a close election, and don’t want to under estimate Obama.


14 posted on 09/10/2008 10:31:55 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: bushsupporter30
This requires a semi-barf alert.

Whole article is full of barbs at the republicans.

I agree, but it is nice to know they have begun preparing for their defeat.

15 posted on 09/10/2008 10:32:25 PM PDT by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Nathan Zachary

I went to that link, and even many of the DUmmies are admitting it is bogus, and the whole thing is old news in any event.


16 posted on 09/10/2008 10:32:48 PM PDT by Chet 99 (http://www.mccainpalinvictory2008.com/)
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To: Chet 99
Then McCain chose as his running mate a tough-talking Assembly of God woman from Alaska who shoots guns and asserts, albeit dishonestly, that she has opposed wasteful pork-barrel spending in her state.

Got any proof that she was dishonest?....Didn't think so..

17 posted on 09/10/2008 10:33:16 PM PDT by Mogollon ($5/gal Gas....Kick the Jacka$$es Out!)
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To: Chet 99

18 posted on 09/10/2008 10:33:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Nathan Zachary

so much for focusing on the issues.

and when they do try to talk about the issues, they try to sneak around and equivocate instead of giving a straight answer. They know that if they come straight out and say they’re for raising taxes and taking guns away, they’ll lose.


19 posted on 09/10/2008 10:33:25 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: Chet 99
For their part, Republicans suddenly are all fired up again about those supposedly outsider and right-wing reforms they incessantly talk about but never actually get done, such as fiscal responsibility and an end to abortion and the deployment of military that makes quick work of any and all adversaries.

Boy he got that right. It's going to be pretty disappointing if this is all smoke and mirrors from the Republicans....again.

20 posted on 09/10/2008 10:34:43 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Nathan Zachary

She was addicted, admitted it, got clean and moved on. The Left is running out of smears to run so now they are recycling old ones. This will go nowhere. Been dealt with here in AZ years and years and years ago.

Let them run with this one. Cindy does more in one year for charity then Michelle has done her whole, ungrateful life.


21 posted on 09/10/2008 10:35:08 PM PDT by jokyfo ("OBAMA" is Arabic for "CIPHER" and Farsi for "VACUUM")
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To: Chet 99

BUMP


22 posted on 09/10/2008 10:39:58 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Chaguito

congress also has to get their act together.


23 posted on 09/10/2008 10:40:27 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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To: ari-freedom

I agree. The veto pen had better be out.


24 posted on 09/10/2008 10:42:55 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: bushsupporter30
This requires a semi-barf alert.

Yeah, I threw up inside my mouth a little bit.

25 posted on 09/10/2008 10:43:07 PM PDT by NaughtiusMaximus (It's beginning to smell a lot like victory around here.)
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To: NaughtiusMaximus

he sounds bitter and demoralized.


26 posted on 09/10/2008 10:47:04 PM PDT by ari-freedom (We never hide from history. We make history!)
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Not a good sign turning to presidential race losers of past.


27 posted on 09/10/2008 10:53:32 PM PDT by Republic_of_Secession.
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To: Chet 99

appears that way, except that the rumor is more detailed notes from the origional accusor.
More likely though it’s just old dirt they are trying to rekindle. Desperate smears.


28 posted on 09/10/2008 10:56:27 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: goldstategop

RINO / BARRACUDA 08’

I swore I wouldnt vote for McCain....now I dont have to...I can vote for Veep...


29 posted on 09/10/2008 10:59:17 PM PDT by Crim (Dont frak with the Zeitgeist....http://falconparty.com/)
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To: goldstategop

They just have their heads in the sand. Like my sister. You could show her a picture of Obama standing behind a bent over man ( I’ll leave it to your imagination what they are doing ) and she would say he is just taking his temperature !!!


30 posted on 09/10/2008 11:04:37 PM PDT by TheCipher
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To: Chet 99

More Sore Loserman!


31 posted on 09/10/2008 11:09:47 PM PDT by television is just wrong (The Democrats have lost cabin pressure and the oxygen masks have dropped.)
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To: Nathan Zachary

It’s not bogus that she was addicted.

It is bogus for them to act as if it’s a relevant campaign issue.


32 posted on 09/10/2008 11:22:24 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (*******It's not conservative to accept an inept Commander-in-Chief in a time of war. Bac Mac.******)
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To: Nathan Zachary
Yes, the DU goons have been slobbering for two days now at this story coming out.

Apparently it is old news.

33 posted on 09/10/2008 11:24:58 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: linn37

I’m not about to read the article .. do they mentino Cindy’s liberal sister that dad left out of the will and says she’s voting for Obama ?


34 posted on 09/10/2008 11:30:24 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Chet 99
Thus the electoral map looks fairly typically red where it counts and blue where it doesn't.

I predict California will be red on the electoral map; McCain/Palin winning California. I know, lots of libs on the west coast. Of course SF will go with Obama. But I have a hunch that latinos and moderate dems will go with Palin.

35 posted on 09/10/2008 11:49:36 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: ari-freedom
Well, that's what happens when you cling -- bitterly, no doubt -- to assorted flavours of Fascism and Marxism.

And also when you don't have any personal friends because Michelle-ma-belle doesn't seem to approve of anyone...at all...except maybe hubby when he obeys her.

36 posted on 09/10/2008 11:54:00 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: bushsupporter30

That’s Brummett - Disgruntled Clintonista Alert


37 posted on 09/11/2008 1:47:07 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("I don't believe that people should be able to own guns." - Barack Obama)
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To: Chet 99
Then McCain chose as his running mate a tough-talking Assembly of God woman from Alaska who shoots guns and asserts, albeit dishonestly, that she has opposed wasteful pork-barrel spending in her state.

No dishonesty at all. She has reduced earmark requests from $700 million to less that $200 million - and most of that $200 mil is for continuing projects.

38 posted on 09/11/2008 5:08:42 AM PDT by dirtboy
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