But he's two points down in the national polls!No sooner had frontierswoman Sarah Palin finished her nasty little attack on elite community organizers last Wednesday than panic began to sweep the hallowed Chardonnay cellars of America’s liberals. Above plaintive wails of “What is happening to Our Barry?” and “We’ve got to FIGHT!” we heard the rending of garments, gnashing of teeth, and furious swilling of Two-Buck Chuck. Everyone was freaking out. Well here are some remarks from various writers who would like Democrats to unknot their panties for a moment and relax.

First: David Broder, that guy who earned a reputation as a Washington Wise Man by always saying the most blandly obvious thing.

[I]nstead of reserving judgment, many of the Republicans I talked to in Washington have started a premature celebration, while their Democratic counterparts have panicked and called for Obama to “start fighting.”

The two reactions were based on suspiciously large shifts the Post poll and others reported among some voter groups — especially white women — and on some issues. McCain vaulted past Obama among those women and scored big gains on the economy and on the capacity to change Washington. I call those shifts “suspiciously large,” not because I doubt the accuracy or the methodology on the surveys but because the years have taught me that such swerves in voter opinion are likely to be temporary.

What we know is that the American people take the choice of a new president very seriously — especially when their nation is at war and the economy is behaving in a way that causes real concern.

Next: Gail Collins, the not-insane person’s Maureen Dowd.

If the Obama brain trust seems relatively serene compared with its seething base, it’s because they live in the Electoral College world, where the presidential race only takes place in a third of the country. They don’t care about national polls — a concept as quaint as measuring one’s wealth by caribou pelts. They worry about the undecided vote in Minnesota and Ohio and run their TV ads (about the economy) in places like Colorado and Michigan and Florida. If you live in California or New York or Texas, you don’t really have much of a feel for their level of effort because as far as they’re concerned, you’ve already voted.

Ha ha, and because we need three quotes to make this a “trend,” let’s throw in Andrew Sullivan, who has returned from his space odyssey to dispense a mantra that could only be delivered with a straight face by David Caruso:

Obama mustn’t let these schoolyard tactics unbalance him. He hasn’t in the slightest, so far, mind you, a feat of astonishing mental and psychological calm. My advice for what it’s worth: Hang in. The facts are on your side and the issues are overwhelmingly in your favor. They’re trying to force you to blink. Don’t. Hysteria will end at some point.

Patience and steel.

Patience and steel.

So: sack up, the end.

Too Early To Call It [Washington Post]
Misery Loves Democrats [New York Times]

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  • El Bombastico

    Correction, it is THREE-Buck Chuck in the coastal elite liberal enclaves. They can afford the 50% price increase, what with all the extra disposable income from having no kids because of their (homosexual lifestyle/multiple abortions)(cross out one).

  • superfecta

    I can’t even buy Two Buck Chuck here in liberal elitist Philadelphia (although as a beer-swilling white lady, I’m a lot more concerned about my access to hop-infused products). Will Obama win if I just drink more?

  • rambone

    “we heard the rending of garments, gnashing of teeth, and furious swilling of Two-Buck Chuck.”

    I admit it, and I felt sick to my stomach afterwards. I didn’t know that wine could go bad.

  • ManchuCandidate

    Doesn’t anyone read the economic pages?

    What is Sarah Jeebus Barracuda going to do to save Soccer Mommy’s house and pwecious SUV when their bank calls in the loan? Prayer? Send them a check for 3K? Send Track to impregnate their daughters? All she’s going to do is read the teleprompter and say whatever Walnuts lobbyists are going to write.

    Hard brutal Economic reality is going to burst the Sarah Bubble in a bad way.

  • Anonymous Office Zombie

    Patience and steel? Is that like the Log Cabin Republican version of Blood and Iron?

    David Caruso nothing. More like Steven Segal or Christopher Lambert.

  • Gopherit v2.0
  • TGY

    My panties have already un-bunched after a period of topologically-challenged undergarments, thanks. Also, “Prosperity is just around the corner!” and “The Titanic is unsinkable!”

    It’s ok. If Barry can’t beat Barbie (and her old, shriveled appendage, McCain), maybe he’s not the fittest of the political kingdom for presidency. I mean, c’mon! The woman is a study in mediocrity. Except for birthing babies, and even cats can do that.

  • Serolf Divad

    To understand the importance of the Electoral college in all this consider: there are three white guys in South Carolina, five in Mississippi two in Georgia and seven in North Carolina that intend to vote for Obama. And the rest of the Southern states are much the same in terms of percentages. Most of the white guys who would otherwise vote for a Democrat have decided to switch their allegiance to Sarah Palin because she reminds them of porn star Christy Canyon (Wikipedia, Safe for work people). But Obama was never going to carry these states anyway, so these sorts of shifts in the popular vote don’t mean shit.

  • TGY

    Also, I hate it when pundits make with the ‘Should’ve chosen Hils as VP’, cause not having a Clinton Republicrat on the ticket lends Barry mucho appeal.

  • Delicious

    Patience and steel?


    btw, Sara K., you’re pretty damn funny.

  • JadedDIssonance

    [re=92849]El Bombastico[/re]: I’m pretty sure that “two-buck chuck” only exists in the liberal wine-swilling enclaves of California. Everything else is an overpriced import.

  • StripesAndPlaids

    Deux Franc Charles. I am a proud member of the liberal intellectual elite.

    Yes, I know if it Euro now, but I like Franc for the joke.)

  • Monkey

    There’s no place like home.
    There’s no place like home.
    There’s no place like home.

  • NoWireHangers

    [re=92859]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Doesn’t anyone read the economic pages?

    Hahahahahahaha! AHAHAHAHAHAAH! That’s hilarious. You’re assuming Americans can read. It’s cute really. But to answer your question, no.

  • Strappo

    I think we’ll have be drinking A LOT more if McPeanut wins. Fortunately, I import Italian wine and am happy to remind you that the dollar is getting stronger.

    We’ll party like it’s the end of the world as we know it. Nice, because we really don’t wanna know it any more, do we?

    Strappo for a post-fascist America

  • Delicious

    [re=92864]TGY[/re]: Agreed, if he gets outfoxed by Sarah Palin, Medicine Woman, he might not be the guy we want face-to-face with Putin.

    But we don’t McCain, either.

    Hmm, we’re fucked.

  • stew

    Let’s see: with McCain we get a likely nuclear war that will vanquish mankind and with Obama we get endless soundbites of Joe Biden commmenting on everything. No wonder the race is so close.

  • ph7

    Panic and fear are great motivators. Nothing like scaring the shit out of the base to induce action!

  • JadedDIssonance

    Oh, and did Bill Clinton lose some weight?

  • naveed


  • ManchuCandidate

    [re=92865]Serolf Divad[/re]:
    Sorry, I was more of a Ginger Lynn kind of guy.

  • TGY

    [re=92878]stew[/re]: Either way we’re fixed for life. :)

  • columnv

    [re=92860]Anonymous Office Zombie[/re]: that’s what i was wondering

  • Guppy06

    What we know is that the American people take the choice of a new president very seriously

    You’ve gotta be fuckin’ kidding me.

  • TGY

    Finally: sack up? With whom?

  • Valerie

    [re=92882]ManchuCandidate[/re]: I see Bible Spice as more of a Marcie D’Arcy type

  • dedalus

    David Axelrod here. No worries, kids. Just relax and remember what I told the Super Delegates during the primaries:

    We don’t need Pennsylvania. We don’t need West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee. We don’t need Ohio. We don’t need Michigan. We don’t need Florida.

    Countless Democratic nominees did not need these states, and are now doing just fine relaxing on their porches and enjoying the autumnal breeze. Dukakis, Gore, Kerry all happy as clams.

    Life goes on. Relax.

  • JadedDIssonance

    [re=92880]JadedDIssonance[/re]: i suck. v2: did Bill Clinton lose weight?

  • qwerty42

    yeah, i kinda think everyone needs to get a grip too. TPM is a reasonably good site for this (Josh Marshall has written several items on this). Link to a Joe Klein article that says much the same and points to an issue that should be looked at (and isn’t, of course).

  • Cape Clod

    What Broder said actually sounded pretty sensible coming from a man who staked his dwindling reputation on cause of a Bloomberg/Hagel Unity 08 ticket.

  • Cogito Ergo Bibo

    Alex: “Patience and steel.”
    Ken Jennings: “What are how you hunt down a moose, Alex.”

  • Valerie

    [re=92887]Guppy06[/re]: Jinx! and ditto.

  • Delicious

    [re=92865]Serolf Divad[/re]: I learn something new everyday:

    In her personal life, Canyon has dated comedian Robin Williams, Max Baer, Jr., directors John Frankenheimer and Adam Rifkin, and Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash.

  • Serolf Divad


    The you’d like Democratic governor Jennifer Granholm.

  • Strappo

    Sara, love that non-insane Maureen Dowd thing. How true. Gail Collins is ONE OF US! I’d be damned surprised if she didn’t lurk here and/or post under a pseudonym. (Did that sound all Eastern elitist “I had a good education, scumbag, unlike you” comment?)

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    What is Two-Buck Chuck? Is that a vile, redneck beverage in the snooty, elite NE? If so, we have our own vile, redneck beverage — two in fact — Mad Dog 20/20 & Tickle Pink. In a pinch they also remove fingernail polish & can be put in a lawnmower. So there!

  • Hooray For Anything

    I think we need to clarify the fact that Broder is, in fact, a hack. Let’s go to the tape: “What we know is that the American people take the choice of a new president very seriously — especially when their nation is at war and the economy is behaving in a way that causes real concern.”

    And that’s happened when?

  • regisgoat

    Well, you know, if you’re a beaten-up kid, you twitch and flinch everytime someone’s arm draws back. And the left wing–hell, the part ofthe country that earns less than $100k per annum– has had a brutal beating during these last few years. I think there’s some justification for this baby-like bawling. I know I was crying into wine that’s even cheaper than two-buck chuck–I got it at the Grocery Outlet.

  • Delicious

    [re=92892]JadedDIssonance[/re]: Everytime I see his photo, I hear Phil Hartman’s voice.

    Is it noon already?

  • InsidiousTuna

    Patience and steel.

  • N8Ma

    I can’t help but feel jittery.

    I mean, the fact that it’s even close scares me.

  • TGY

    [re=92876]Delicious[/re]: Not completely.


    A) WALNUTS has ‘health issues’ in office, steps down in favor of Palin.
    B) Palin has sextuplets, possibly from multiple fathers or somesuch, and steps down, ’cause OH MY GOD: schedule issues
    C) Nancy Pelosi becomes president and we welcome our grandmotherly overlord.
    D) WIN!
    The end

  • JadedDIssonance

    [re=92900]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Do you want the snark or the answer about suppliers and Trader Joe’s?

    It’s more of the Neo-Elitist…new money folk.

  • qwerty42

    Here, courtesy a poster at Balloon Juice.

  • magic titty

    Are Patience and Steel the two dudes Sullivan met online?

  • Monkey

    [re=92863]Gopherit v2.0[/re]: Yes, he did indeed. Too bad Americans attention spans are short and their tolerance for facts even shorter.

  • Strappo

    [re=92900]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Whoa. Two Buck Upchuck IS NOT the drink of the Eastern elite. We wouldn’t be caught dead drinking that swill, nor would we have our servants set foot in Trader Joe’s.

    Next you’ll be suggesting East Siders go to the West Side for dinner. Jesus!

  • TGY

    Also, rumor has it Barry is a sit sponsor, hence the add at the top of the left margin. Confirm? Deny? This means we gotta clean up our act (see PSA) and no longer refer to blow? Ooops.

  • TGY

    sit=site, even. Bah.

  • mr.november

    Two-buck chuck is the Boone’s farm for people with a Masters level eduction. As the narrow minded clingers get happy and prematurely toast their victory with their boxed wined, we’ll dig in for Mr Arugala. Who needs soccer/security/hockey/Walmart moms when you have the coveted Trader Joes moms on your side.

  • Strappo

    [re=92918]TGY[/re]: also “ad”…standards are falling to rightwing levels.

  • StrangelyBrown

    Or to sum it up in a single, borderline-racist LOLBarry:

  • Guppy06

    [re=92901]Hooray For Anything[/re]: The American people take putting lipstick on pigs very seriously.

    In hindsight, he did only say “serious,” and not “sane.”

  • TGY

    [re=92922]Strappo[/re]: Yeah, HTML-HELL

  • Dave J.

    Also, I hate it when pundits make with the ‘Should’ve chosen Hils as VP’, cause not having a Clinton Republicrat on the ticket lends Barry mucho appeal.

    It would be about 50x worse if he had picked Clinton, because the media would be doing the “who’s a more authentic woman, Palin or Clinton?” and we’d have every right winger talking about “how refreshing it is to have a woman who’s willing to wear skirts,” etc. etc. etc. Seriously, if it was Obama/Clinton vs. McCain/Palin, the whole thing would be completely absurd, in ways we can’t even contemplate now.

  • Strappo

    [re=92921]mr.november[/re]: Well said if poorly spelled. :/

  • WadISay

    Awright, I take the point that, instead of the national vote polls, we should be focused on what’s happening in key districts in Nevada, Ohio and Florida, where I don’t live. Duh. What bothers me is that I see lousey things happening in those districts and on the electoral college sites, not to mention Biden, Hillary, Pelosi, Sebelius etc. standing around with their hands in their pockets while Barry fights lipstick/pig/pitbull/hockeygate by himself. Kan i haz panix now?

  • JadedDIssonance

    [re=92905]Delicious[/re]: I am Clin-Ton. As overlord, all will kneel trembling before me and obey my brutal commands.

  • Strappo

    [re=92925]Guppy06[/re]: Shit yeah. You’ve seen those old bags standing in line to see McFart and Mooselips? All them Grand Slam breakfesses are payin’ off. You are what you eat.

  • AngryBlakGuy

    …I would feel much better if half the country had some kind of common sense! These are the same shit 4 brains that voted for “W” because “they wanted to have a beer with him”(twice), why shouldn’t I believe that they are dumb enough to vote a person whose running mates only qualification is watching her kids play hockey? I don’t want a close race and in all honesty it shouldn’t even be a close race. The fact that we are 7 years into “Hurricane Bush” and people are still voting on inconsequential issues is depressing. And whether the polls are accurate or not I’m going to remain cynical because the one thing I learned over this past 7 years is never under estimate the Republicans. Unfortunately the old saying “…in democracy you get the government that you deserve” doesn’t just apply to the flyover states!

  • grendel

    Don’t tell the liberals how to react you liberal, elitist, media……… yeah, ok then.

  • NoWireHangers

    [re=92939]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Exactly. It is insulting and disgusting that Barry is not up 10 points. I’m freaking out more about the idiocracy that exists in this country, than the election itself, although that too had me freaking.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=92909]JadedDIssonance[/re]: Give me the snark-lite version. I always love to learn something new. Also Trader Joe’s–is that someplace you buy camping/hunting/fishing equipment? Odd that that sort of place would have a license to sell booze.

  • Strappo

    [re=92939]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Right you are. I wish we’d never got the South back.

  • Not_So_Much

    [re=92911]magic titty[/re]: Nah, ‘Patience and Steel’ is the name of a porno flick for teh gayz…

  • Strappo

    [re=92947]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Most of the wine is really best when dressing wounds and as an anaesthetic when you need to cut off your own leg.

  • Monkey

    [re=92939]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Drink more liquor and blissfully sleep.

  • shoeho

    Well, come to think of it, I did hear a few of my neighborladies here in Boca saying as to how they were going to vote for the schwarze, because that POW guy picked that musshuggah schiksa mit der schvanger tokhter.

  • DangerousLiberal


    Hey, my ‘rents drink it and they only have BAs. And they don’t even like the Boone’s Farm swill.

    Me, with my fancy Pee Haitch Dee, will stick with the MGD, y’all, thank you very much. I’m one of the seven white guys in N.C. who will vote for Obama–if you’re one of the other six, let’s get together and fry up a turkey or somethin’.

  • Strappo

    Woooops. Seems we’re straying OT. Mea culpa. And all this levity on such a solemn day. Terrorist Day!

  • AfghanVet

    [re=92864]TGY[/re]: Yes, but the American electorate is also a study in mediocrity. They FELT better about having a beer with Bush, perhaps they FEEL better about praying, burning books and having lots of babies with her.

  • JadedDIssonance

    [re=92947]Texan Bulldoggette[/re]: Trader Joe’s is a magical Tiki-land themed uppity grocer. It started somewhere between Pasadena and LA a while back and it’s the best place to get picnic food. (although their cheese section sometimes lacks some of the more elitist new-englandian favorites that I have come to love like Gruyere) Two-Buck-Chuck refers to a rather inexpensive vintage from Charles Shaw. It’s ideal for people who want to drink wine to avoid smelling like tequila with similar results. ([re=92921]mr.november[/re]: I will say I got very sick off of Boone’s Farm and Vodka once…never again.) Charles Shaw has actually won some wine awards, even though it’s cheap as hell. Yum.

  • V572625694

    [re=92939]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: Well stated.

    If the bitterz and bigots would overcome their misanthropy and racism, they’d see that Hopey is going to do more to improve their lot in life than Makkain ever will. Then he’d win in a landslide. As George Will (even a blind pig finds an acorn once in a while) said, you need a landslide to change things. Landslides give you Social Security (Roosevelt), or a cut in the top tax rate to 35% (Reagan). Close races give you divided government and gridlock. Look at Clinton’s second term….okay, bad example.

  • RadioFreeBabylon

    This is Trevor McSwain, lead singer for Patience and Steel, an alt-emo-country-Christian band from Wasilla, AK. Thanks for the shout-out, Sully! Peace to your gay ass. We’re praying for you.

  • AfghanVet

    [re=92878]stew[/re]: And, therein lies the problem: as if the comparison you just made doesn’t show the lack of perspective that defines the mediocrity of the American electorate.

    Dems say: The Republicans started an unnecessary war.

    Repubs say: Yeah, but you are liberals.

    Dems say: The Republicans drove our economy into the ground.

    Repubs say: Yeah, but Obama is just a pretty boy who talks nice.

    Someone said, “Never argue with a fool, people might not know the difference.” It is clear they were talking about arguing with modern Republicans. You cannot argue with someone who lacks perspective or cannot rise above childish debate.

  • superfecta

    [re=92911]magic titty[/re]: I’m thinking more Sapphire and Steel, from back when both Joanna Lumley and David McCallum had careers.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=92981]JadedDIssonance[/re]: Good to know. We have Whole Foods in case anyone wants to buy a $4 loaf of organic bread, but they do have a wide/varied selection of wine & beers. But around here, the best place to get the sort of beverage you’re referring to is 7-11. Open 24 hours a day!

  • AfghanVet

    [re=92989]V572625694[/re]: Please read: “Deer Hunting with Jesus”

    It ain’t about what one does, but what one represents. They will GLADLY cut off their economic noses to spite their cultural faces.

  • DoctorCulturae

    And can I bring up the problem which has still never been solved: Diebold and the vote counting system. Even the NH primary was very wonky. If the margins aren’t obvious then the terrorists win.

  • Reefpilot

    “Patience and steel.” – Andy Sullivan

    “Blood, and thunder.” – Warcraft orcs

    “Scotch and soda.” – Tony Soprano

  • Outstando

    [re=92849]El Bombastico[/re]: Are you trying to take away my right to a gay sex abortion?

  • V572625694

    [re=93005]AfghanVet[/re]: You’re right; they demonstrate it again (2004) and again (2006). And then the Republicans accuse the Democrats of “class warfare” if they point out the obscene disparities of wealth, or the fact that a minimum wage clerk at 7/11 and a hedge fund trader pay the same tax rate–15%.

  • hatlesshead

    Obama looks weak running to the Clintons for help, just the way McCrank did when he chose SnowBush for his running mate. If Obama listens to Bill Clinton’s advice, okay. If he takes it without weighing it very carefully, he is a fool. I am not a Clinton hater, but they are all about the Clinton dynasty and nothing else. If Hillz doesn’t do, they have Chelsea though Bill most likely won’t be around to see it.

    The economy is going to tank before it starts another upward trend. If McCrank gets elected he will inherit this and be blamed, and hated along with his VP as much as Bush, if not more, because “our hero” lied, and let the country down. And with a Dem Congress he won’t be able to get anything done.

    If Obama doesn’t make it this time around, he will have slam dunk next time, with a landslide victory, and the worst will be over.

    How we survive four more years of torture with McCrank I don’t know… but he does. Five and half years. USA USA USA.

  • snig

    Patience and steel. OK. Should we also get the Guy Fawkes masks to go with the capes and swords? They should be cheap now that Ron Paul dropped out.

  • snig


    Pork and Beans!

    Scotch and Asparagus!
    Berkely Breathed

  • AngryBlakGuy

    [re=93024]V572625694[/re]: …if someone ever says its class warfare you say “hell yeah its class warfare, but we didn’t start the war!”. Remember “Reaganomics” or “Trickle down Economics”, the fukked up theory that you should take from the poor and give to the rich. And in some twisted way they have managed to convince people that the way rich people became wealthy ISN’T by saving BUT BY SPENDING, which in turn will stimulates the economy!

  • JadedDIssonance

    [re=93052]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: y’know, I always wondered about that one. Here I was racking up credit card debt and I haven’t seen the tiniest piece of the action. h.m.m.

  • jimh

    [re=92935]JadedDIssonance[/re]: “Don’t blame me— I voted for Kodos.
    Re: Freaking out all over the place, I guess it’s just a knee-jerk reaction after having the old rectum reamed twice in a row by Bush & Co. Having faith in the American people is for losers.

  • AfghanVet

    [re=93052]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: How does one move a mountain? Constant pressure, continuously applied.

    I saw it on Wonkette somewhere before, but the truth is that we need to fight the BRAND that is the GOP and not the snake oil salesmen that sell their crap.

    We are fighting BELIEF, not rationale thought. These are the same people who BELIEVE that evolution is some sort of anti-christian conspiracy!

    The GOP, over the last 30 years has continuously sold a STORY that taxes are bad, period, choice is better than availability, healthcare for profit is a good thing, and anything that the government does for you is socialism. They did this by selling all of things like the crappy products we see on television. The sold it ALL on emotion…not intellect. Intellect does not tell you need the latest flat screen…but emotion does!

    This is why the religious nuts and rednecks all flock to them; because they speak THEIR language…which is ignorant fuck speech. Sorry, I know a lot of nice rednecks that work hard, really hard, but they simply run on emotion. Democrats need to attack the brand and they need to do it over a long period of time and they need to appeal to emotions, not intellect.

    If you think I am not serious, just take a look at their latest meme…education. They are now touting the “monopoly of public education”. Why, because monopoly is an emotive word that integrates with their “choice is always good” meme. What they are really doing is attacking public education because they cannot control the cutural/social teachings like they can in their voucher-supported madrassas…err…religious schools. And, as long as PUBLIC education continues to churn out an educated populace, which it does for the most part, it can always be heralded as a public institution that works…just like basic healthcare could too.

    Unfortunately, if their message machine works again this time…we are going to have to hit rock bottom before it changes. Cognitive dissonance can only cover up so much real pain.

  • grendel

    [re=93079]jimh[/re]: Don’t blame me, I voted for Roslin

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    Thank you, Andrew Sullivan, for knowing that there is no better way to relax than by bringing back the buttsecks jokes.
    What does Andrew Sullivan anally masturbate with?
    Patience and steel.

  • BobLoblawLawBlog

    [re=93051]snig[/re]: Bless you for knowing Bloom County. This whole election is one of the anxieties in my closet. At least I’ll dream of sweet Binkley, Opus, Milo, Steve Dallas, and Yaz Pistachio tonight.

  • StupidGeek

    “…a concept as quaint as measuring one’s wealth by caribou pelts.”

    Why is everyone always picking on Sarah Palin’s pioneer lifestyle? Sexist.

  • Hairy Reed

    [re=92860]Anonymous Office Zombie[/re]: or Lenny Brisco (Briscoe? Brisk-o? Brisk O?)

  • TGY

    It’s all cool, ’cause Bill Clinton predicts big Barry win. We’d all be surprised if he predicted a loss.

  • Rush

    “Well here are some remarks from various writers who would like Democrats to unknot their panties for a moment and relax.”

    Please let me know if anyone need any help on the panty unknotting please.

  • Texan Bulldoggette

    [re=93041]hatlesshead[/re]: “If Obama doesn’t make it this time around, he will have slam dunk next time, with a landslide victory, and the worst will be over.”

    Yeah, accept Dems don’t give their losers a 2nd chance (see Gore, Kerry, Dukakis). Why do you think Hillary is not slamming Palin right now? She knows Palin may be her boss for the next 4 years & she’s saving her ammo for 2012.

    That’s why Walnuts hates Hopey. Walnuts waited patiently in line & stoically suffered through the 2000 crap and 2004 election. And now it is HIS turn; he’s earned it & he thinks he deserves it & how dare this [black] upstart try to keep him from it. Barry stepped way ahead in line over more long-time DC insiders. Walnuts sold his soul to Rove et al to win this time. And if you think the low-information voter will ever vote their in their best interests (economy, healthcare, education), hahahahahaha.

  • irisheyes

    [re=93090]AfghanVet[/re]: This isn’t rock bottom?! Shit….back to Trader Joe’s for the next bottle…

  • problemwithcaring

    [re=92867]TGY[/re]: Do you mean Joe Biden?

  • sati demise

    [re=93052]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: And the rousing party when Reagan took the solar panels off the White House.
    The GOP is to blame for this energy crisis!
    We saw it coming 30 years ago, and now they are all like,
    ‘ Palin is qualified because energy is a matter of national security’, blah, blah, blah.

    Carter told America that back in the day.
    The Republicans understand now, 30 years too late, to the point they are willing to use it as a slogan to get re-elected.

  • Rush

    yeah, but what about Palin. She’s ruining everything!!#!%

  • Weeping Jesus

    Battlelines are now drawn a bit more clearly in Alaska. This Anchorage Daily News article shows how things are coming to a head. has some updates on Breeder Palin as well.

    She’s back on the clock.

  • Viva la Cynthia

    Hopemongers, all of you! What happened to those pessimistic, game-changing mavericks I’ve come to know and love?

  • qwerty42

    once the novelty of this is past, the real issues will come out. say war with Russia.

  • Strappo

    [re=93090]AfghanVet[/re]: great comment afghanvet

  • Weeping Jesus

    I predict McCain will do a Pontius Pilate and wash his hands of Palin. Been there, seen the movie, got the stigmata to prove it.

  • 2druk2phluq

    [re=92939]AngryBlakGuy[/re]: I am with you. I’m not freaking out. I just assume the huge numbers of politically ignorant Americans, which constitute a vast majority of the voters btw, will vote for the kindly grandpa and hot white woman. They believe the lies. They don’t think for themselves, or do any research on their voting decisions. If they did they’d see that Palin is purely a puppet and a tool for the GOP, McCain is as mean and dried up as a badger the same age (and that’s like 500 in badger years), and that voting for them will probably destroy this nation’s hopes for any good future.

    Cindy McCain committed the sort of drug crimes that ould land a New York City black man in jail for life. What did she get? Nothing. She said to reporters she went to treatment in 1992. She told Federal Prosecutors she went in 1991. The truth is she probably never went. The truth is she never stopped, not all the way. And evidence suggests she gave drugs to her children to sedate them (there, Meghan, you have an excuse).

    Ya, gets me kind of cynical.
    Country of idiots…
    I used to live in fear of a theocracy, now it’s the idiocracy I fear most (and it’s not a comedy movie, it’s a horror film).

  • Strappo

    [re=93254]Weeping Jesus[/re]: but when?? let it be about 2 weeks before the election.

  • Strappo

    [re=93257]2druk2phluq[/re]: i’ve been chastised for pimpin’ me blog so let me offer a hearty endorsement of your comment. that’s all. no url to follow.

  • pixiestyx

    [re=93090]AfghanVet[/re]: “choice is always good” to right-wing rednecks unless it pertains to women’s reproductive rights. (Hopefully it’s different for left-wing rednecks, if they exist anywhere.)

  • expatinOz

    Damn, he stole my idea. Patience and Steel was my new screenplay. Patience is the dutiful hag, Steel the infinitely chiselled…a bit like Will and Grace really but hotter and Skinimaxier and set in Vegas. Damn you, Sully!

  • pixiestyx

    [re=93257]2druk2phluq[/re]: I agree with you and AngryBlakGuy–the ignorant and easily led have been voting against their best interest because of the glib absolutist bullshit that the right-wingers have been dishing out for about a decade (okay, eight years). Anyone else out there read “What’s the matter with Kansas?”

  • CivicHoliday

    [re=93090]AfghanVet[/re]: I agree with everything you said except for one thing: “choice is better than availability”

    Didn’t you know that neither choice NOR availability is proper when it comes to women’s health and reproductive issues? If the GOP wins again, I shall have to take my poor dejected vagina elsewhere for proper care. Canada, perhaps? Who’s with me? We can form a massive ex-pat vagina colony?

  • Rufus T. Firefly

    [re=92929]Dave J.[/re]:

    If Obama had picked Clinton, McCain would’ve picked a man (probably Pawlenty or Huckabee) and run with the “how can you trust a woman to take over a man’s job if something should happen to the president?”

  • Texas2Step

    OMG. Are we really as screwed as I think we are? Lehman Bros and ML on the ropes. The market’s tanking. Bush on TV saying that he’s going to finish strong, while he has the nerve to say in the same breath that Americans are concerned. WTF?! The fact that the polls are in a dead heat – WTF’s up with THAT?! All we need now is the asteroid.

    (whimpering): Hold me….

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