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May 15, 2010

John McCain Ad: Complete the Danged (Death Star) Fence

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January 3, 2009

Uncle Jay Explains: Year-end! 12-22-08

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November 8, 2008

The Knives Are Out

The Republican Party lost the 2008 Election, not just the McCain Palin ticket. The Republican Party also lost more seats in both Houses to add to their losses suffered in the mid-term election of 2006. The Democratic Party may not have a filibuster proof representation in either House, but the Republican Party has greatly diminished role in both Houses. They are now a Party out of power and without a uniting philosophy.

The losses suffered in the 2008 election cycle by the Republicans have the Party looking for someone, anyone, to blame, so they are picking Sarah Palin for this. Although I did not like Sarah Palin as I found her to be too extreme, too unqualified, and too much of a liar, I do not put all of the blame squarely on her shoulders. To me, in the final days of the campaign, she turned out to be a drag on the ticket for one reason, she appealed to their base and their base only. That was and is the problem with what has become of the Republican Party in the 21st Century, Sarah Palin is a symptom to of a much larger problem; the Republican Party has become a Party for only one school of thought, the far right agenda.

The problem that I see with the Republican Party as of late is that they suffer from jingoism, and megalomania. They had become a Party that needs scapegoats in order to propel their agenda. They seemed to favor referring to anyone who did not follow their neocon philosophy as unpatriotic, a traitor, and a sympathizer of the “radical” Muslim terrorists out there who were determined to destroy “our way of life”. Toward the end of the campaign they publically added socialist and Marxist to their mantra, while only offering innuendo and flimsy evidence to support their claims. It was not just the McCain Campaign that was doing this it was their puppeteers as well: Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and Ann Coulter contributed as well. They peddled a message of exclusion, not inclusion, which drove people away from them, not drawing them in, which is what the Republican Party needed to do to win the 2008 elections. However, their negative campaigning, their McCarthyist message, a message that only appealed to the far right of the Party, was heard loud and clear by the rest of America, so they lost and they lost big time.

So here we are in the recent post election days of a failed bid for the White House and both Houses, and they need a scapegoat, so they chose Sarah Palin; a woman they claim they vetted, a woman that was sold as qualified, fit to be Vice President and, in turn, fit to be President of the United States. What the Republican Party is doing is further exposing themselves as a Party not to be trusted and that they are what many of us believe to be, McCarthyists, not the Party of Abraham Lincoln, or Ronald Reagan. Until they are willing and able to do self introspection and reframe themselves as a Party of note, they continue to flounder in the wilderness, by their own choosing.

CNN

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November 4, 2008

I’m Voting Republican

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November 3, 2008

Palin Dragging the GOP Ticket Down

Filed under: Daily Observations,McCain,Palin,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 2:49 am
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It has been said that people vote for the person at the top of the ticket, well not for the McCain Palin ticket.

Fifty-seven percent of likely voters questioned in the poll said Palin does not have the personal qualities a president should have.

“Just after the GOP convention in early September, 53 percent said they would vote for Palin over Joe Biden if there were a separate vote for vice president. Now, Biden would beat Palin by 12 points if the running mates were chosen in a separate vote,” said CNN Polling Director Keating.

“It would be a 4-point edge for Barack Obama, 52 percent to 48 percent.  Since the McCain-Palin tickets is currently getting 46 percent in a match-up against the Obama-Biden tickeet, it looks like Palin’s oresense on the GOP ballot is taking 2 percentage points away from McCain.  In a close race, that might represent the margin of victory, ” Holland said.

The unfavorable numbers for Palin, Alaska’s governor, also have been growing.  They are 8 points higher in the current poll than in early October, and they’re twice as high as they were when McCain accounced his running mate in late August.

I have been saying this along, Palin is too extreme, too unqualified, and too much of a liar to be of any value in the White House. In the waning days of this election she may very well be one of the major reasons why the Republicans lose the White House. She was not properly vetted in a desperate attempt by McCain to shore up the far right of the Republican Party, but not one thought was given the independent voters who largely help close the deal on the race for the White House.

Well, John, you reap what you sow.

CNN

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November 2, 2008

History in the Making

The two year race for the Oval Office is winding down. This coming Tuesday Americans will head to the polls and close the deal. No matter the outcome whoever gets into Office will make history. If it is a McCain Palin win, America will have elected with McCain the oldest president into Office, not to mention one of a few senators into Office. Palin would be the first woman as Vice President. If it is a Obama Biden win, two, not one Senator would be elected into the two highest positions in the land. Obama would be the first mixed race as president.

As the polls stand and with a heavy voter turnout, which historically favors Democrats, it appears as though that the Obama Biden ticket will close the deal and make history.

CNN

The Polls

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November 1, 2008

October Surprise?

With the General Election just days away could there still be an October surprise? Anything is possible, but does it make it probable? Listen, there are only 72 hours remaining in the election of 2008 and unless something extreme happens like in 2004, it looks like an Obama win is impending.

Osama has not released an audiotape, much less a videotape, in a very long time, even his lieutenants have not. I agree and felt that the release of the Osama tape in 2004 did throw the election, and if the tape was to scare Americans into thinking Osama would attack again if Bush won, it backfired. It had an equally opposite reaction. It kept Bush in Office.

It is the homestretch of election 2008 and Americans have grown savvy of events that are designed to throw elections. We are not going to be fooled again. Come Wednesday morning it looks as though Obama will be referred to as president elect.

CNN

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October 29, 2008

Pathetic, Truly Pathetic Claims About Obama

Filed under: Daily Observations,McCain,Palin,politics — Julie P @ 10:12 pm
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Pathetic, this is truly pathetic. Sarah Palin is truly, unequivocally beyond redemption in her effort to win the White House for the Republican ticket. If Sarah Palin was the last woman on Earth, I would demand a recount.

Listen, Sarah and John, you are behind in the polls and you are going to lose. Deal with it.  Making another unfounded claim about Obama and terrorism really shows how mentally unstable you are.

CNN

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October 27, 2008

Family Guy – McCain Palin Button

Filed under: Daily Observations,McCain,Palin,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 2:08 am
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October 25, 2008

Where the McCain Campaign Went Wrong

Filed under: Daily Observations,McCain,Palin,politics,Uncategorized — Julie P @ 7:58 pm
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Here is where the McCain first went wrong; they choose a follow the leader strategy. First it was based on experience, a tact that Hillary Clinton took against Obama and lost at; then it was a message of change an obvious attempt of theft of Obama’s message of change, but I have already discussed this in the past. But, here is where the McCain went terribly wrong, they took on Sarah Palin.

The McCain campaign readily admits she was not ready the reason why they kept her from talking with the press.

“But two sources, one Palin associate and one McCain adviser defended the decision to keep her press interaction limited after she was first picked, both saying flatly that she was not ready and missteps could have been a lot worse. They insisted she needed time to get briefed on issues on the national and international stage she was not familiar with and has never dealt with, and on McCain’s long record.”

This goes to the character John McCain in his first major decision; Palin’s vetting process was flimsy at best.

“Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was not subjected to a lengthy in-person background interview with the head of Sen. John McCain’s vice-presidential vetting team until last Wednesday in Arizona, the day before McCain asked her to be his running mate.”

“McCain did not speak face to face with Palin until Thursday morning, at his retreat in Sedona, Ariz. He talked to her by telephone the previous Sunday.” This was the week before the RNC.

As the campaign season wore on McCain became erratic in his public behavior toward the financial crisis, and engaged in such personal vicious attacks either from himself, but mostly from Sarah Palin; a move that has turned off independent voters, a group he needs to win over if he really wants to become President of the United States.

Here is the real sign that John McCain is in real trouble for not winning the White House. It is not just the national polls, or the Electoral College polls showing McCain behind with only nine days left to the General Election. It is not even the heavy early voter turnout, which always favors Democrats it is this: Sarah Palin has started positioning herself away from John McCain.

“A second McCain source tells CNN she appears to now be looking out for herself more than the McCain campaign.”

But this is the most damaging of all:

“With 10 days to go until election day, long brewing tension between Sarah Palin and key aides to John McCain has become so intense, it is spilling out into the public.”

Nasty in fighting is the tell all of a campaign on the ropes and headed for defeat.

It appears as though the three pong approach of their follow the leader strategy is costing John McCain and the Republican the presidential election, not mention both Houses. November fourth promises to be a bloody day for Republicans and they can thank John McCain and his campaign for that.

CNN

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