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Robert Gibbs Gives Hannity a Taste

I would love to give Obama spokesperson, Robert Gibbs, a huge a high five for his pwning of Sean Hannity following tonight’s debate.

Gibbs joined the Hannity & Colmes show after the debate where Puke Face (Hannity) repeated his only talking point for the last 4 months, regarding the Ayers/Obama “relationship”.

My man, Gibbs, jumped on Hannity asking him if he was an anti-semite because his guest on his Sunday show was the well-known anti-semite Andy Martin.

On Sunday, Hannity ran a “special report” entitled “Barack Obama: History of Radicalism,” in which he presented, as a credible resource, at least one gentleman with a radical history of his own.

The same Andy Martin who,

“…ran as a Democrat for Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District seat under the name “Anthony R. Martin-Trigona,” his campaign committee filed papers saying its purpose was to “exterminate Jew power in America and impeach U.S. District Court of Appeals judges in New York City.”

And that wasn’t his only anti-Semitic outburst:

In a New York bankruptcy case, he referred to a judge as a “crooked, slimy Jew.” During the bankruptcy dispute, he filed a civil-rights lawsuit claiming Jewish bankruptcy judges and lawyers were conspiring to steal his property. He asked a court to bar “any Jew from having anything to do with plaintiff’s property.”

In another motion in the case, he wrote: “I am able to understand how the Holocaust took place, and with every passing day feel less and less sorry that it did, when Jew survivors are operating as a wolf pack to steal my property.”


Report: McCain Pulling Out of Michigan

According to Jonathan Martin via Politico, John McCain is pulling down TV ads, mailers and even cancelled an appearance in Michigan next week.

John McCain is pulling out of Michigan, according to two Republicans, a stunning move a month away from Election Day that indicates the difficulty Republicans are having in finding blue states to put in play.

McCain will go off TV in Michigan, stop dropping mail there and send most of his staff to more competitive states, including Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida.   Wisconsin went for Kerry in 2004, Ohio and Florida for Bush.

McCain’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Republicans had been bullish on Michigan, hopeful that McCain’s past success in the state in the 2000 primary combined with voter dissatisfaction with Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and skepticism among blue-collar voters about Barack Obama could make it competitive.

McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin spent the night after the GOP convention at a large rally in Macomb County, just outside Detroit.  The two returned later last month for another sizable event in Grand Rapids.

But recent polls there have shown Obama extending what had been a small lead, with the economic crisis damaging an already sagging GOP brand in a state whose economy is in tatters.  

A McCain event planned for next week in Plymouth, Michiigan, has been canceled.

If this is the case McCain’s path to victory has narrowed considerably.  He will only challenge 2004 Kerry states Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and New Hampshire.  He currently is behind in all three via


The Little Things

Are you sitting there waiting for the next series of Gallup and Rasmussen polls to come out and hoping Obama has a good day?

Do you wake up each day and click on all of your bookmarked political websites to see what the narrative of the day is going to be and hope the media sees it your way?

Do you cuss and scream at the current economic crisis were in, the Iraq War, gas prices, lack of healthcare, lack of equal rights, etc.?

You do?  And what are you doing about it?

Right Now…

This election is more of choice than Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, the Democratic Party or the Republican Party.  It’s more of choice than pro-lifers vs. pro-choicers, the evangelicals vs the agnostics and the NRA vs gun control.

This election, under the direction of the American people, is the opportunity to send a strong, direct and clear message to future congresspersons, senators, governors and other officials.  To let them know in no uncertain terms that we will not stand for Rovian-Style campaigns no longer.