September 29, 2008

Interview with David Freddoso

Interview with Hawkins, he also talks about the Obama campaign's effort to shut down his interview by bombarding the phone lines of a radio station.  If you're looking for a book about Obama, ignore that truther crank Corsi, go with Freddoso.

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On letting Sarah be Sarah

I agree that McCain should let her be authentically her.  Hold a press conference and say something like "Gov. Palin and I don't agree on everything.  Like a large family, not everyone in the Republican Party agrees on every policy.  Etc., etc."

Why am I just now posting this?  Because when Mitt Romney gets out in front of you on something, you know you've lingered too long:

"Holding Sarah Palin to just three interviews and microscopically focusing on each interview I think has been a mistake," Romney said. "I think they'd be a lot wiser to let Sarah Palin be Sarah Palin. Let her talk to the media, let her talk to people."
Well, at least now we know why the NRO is behind the idea.

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September 25, 2008

Audio cage fight: Mark Levin vs. Bill O'Reilly

Guess who wins?  Mark Levin is ripping Bill O'Reilly a new one for his screed today

The audio will be up here soon enough.

Update:  In the meantime, you can listen to a clip of Levin's rant, his producer sent it to Hotair. ~doubleplusundead

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September 21, 2008

Newt Gingrich visits The Corner

Yeah, I'm gonna make you head over there to read it.  It's just that good. 

(Also, it's nearly dinner time, and I'm lazy.)

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September 10, 2008

See, I told you so

I told you Obama would struggle in PA.  People aren't buying his New Left BS, and that includes a good number of the blue-collar Democrats.  Obama is still up by 2, but he's been hemorrhaging support here, and I'm betting that if the McCain campaign is willing to put the time in, they can take the state.  If nothing else, Obama would be forced to shift resources to a state he thought he would hold a few months ago.  Another thing to consider is that historically, Democrats don't win without PA.  If Obama were to win without PA, he'd be the first Democrat to do it since Truman. 

The reason Obama's struggling and I think McCain can take the state is because Obama is of the New Left.  I've written about this before, Pennsylvanians are decidedly not of the New Left outside of Philly and its suburbs, parts of Pittsburgh and some other pockets.  Most of the rest of the Democrats here are older style Democrats, they are religious, often Catholic, pro-life, they hunt, fish and like shooting, and they are traditionalist, culturally speaking.  Many of them are blue-collar and work in failing industries or industries being outsourced. 

These voters have to decide in every election if the left's threat to their culture or the right's threat to their wallet(from their perspective) is the bigger threat.  Obama's solidly New Left record on cultural issues made him suspect in many of their eyes.  The "bitter" comments confirmed that. 

Obama did eventually see his numbers climb back up after he defeated Hillary, but I think that can be attributed to ambivalence.  These voters vote Democrat first, so when they go to neutral in their favorability, they're gonna support the Democrat by default. 

Sarah Palin was a gamechanger, I believe.  She doesn't just mouth support and platitudes to their lifestyle, she actively lives it, and her presence is going to be a constant reminder that Obama and Biden are culturally hostile.  The sneering and condescending reaction from the elite of the Democrat establishment, talking heads, media and nutroots is just driving that wedge deeper, and I think these polls are showing the damage being caused by this.  Should get interesting.  Beyond that, Obama's weakness in the state may help people like Lou Barletta and Chris Hackett, who are both trying to take Democrats seats.

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September 04, 2008

Highlights and roundups

Hawkins, who graciously lets me make a mess of his other website and drive away readers, has some good roundups at his place, the highlights of the Palin speech, and some reactions from the right.

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September 03, 2008

Enjoy your exile, Ms. Noonan

Over the past year or two, the level of respect I held for Peggy Noonan has dropped.  Indeed, in the past few months, it has nearly dissipated entirely.  I find her writing and the thinking expressed in those writings to be increasingly erratic, she's no longer the eloquent thinker for conservatism she once was.

She almost improved her standing with me in her WSJ opinion piece this morning.  Allah even linked the piece this morning in it's own post, praising it.  I almost wrote about it too, but I hesitated given how flaky Noonan has been over the past few months.  Turns out my instincts were right.  A tape of Noonan talking on open mic with some of her Beltway buddies was leaked to TPM,

Conservatives have been talking about a purge of the corrupt, RINO Beltway elite for a while now.  It has begun.  It is quite sad to see a Reaganite like Noonan descend into this sort of slimy duplicity, but it is what it is, and I'm glad I know the truth now.

*Bonus:  Kathryn Jean Lopez is defending the indefensible.

Update:  Nice try, but game over Noonan, no one believes you.  Unless MSNBC decides to vindicate you, you're about to be banished from the City on the Hill.

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