Morning links and open thread

Posted by: ST on October 15, 2008 at 9:47 am

Got a busy day ahead but wanted to post a few quick links and combine them with an open thread so you can talk amongst yourselves until I return.

—- Michelle Malkin’s got more info on even more voter fraud going on in Ohio: Houseful of out-of-state Obama activists registered as Ohio voters, received absentee ballots.

—– Ed Morrissey links up to a piece Peter Wallison wrote for the WSJ that talks about how Obama essentially voted “present” on the issue of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Wallison makes a point I made in an earlier post about how Obama’s claim to fame on “doing something” about this issue consisted of “writing a letter” to the Treasury Secretary saying that action needed to be taken on the subprime loan issue, a claim to fame that would be considered laughable during normal times but not so much so during the era of Obamania. Wallison correctly points out that as a Senator, Obama had the power to try and enact legislation to tackle the issue … but didn’t.

—– Are “negative attacks” hurting John McCain? I think a better poll question to ask voters is: Do you think you will learn the full truth about a candidate’s record only by listening to what he or she says about it?

—– Howie Kurtz’s most recent column in the WaPo has a headline that reads: “National Review Boots Buckley Son For Obama Boost.” You have to actually read the article to know that he wasn’t “booted” – he resigned. Get with it, headline writers.

—– Some of Hillary Clinton’s supporters are helping to raise money for … McCain-Palin.

Back later …

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9 Responses to “Morning links and open thread”


  1. yo says:

    How could the side that is so bad be ahead in this election. Has anyone thought about what that says about our country?

    I mean they’re throwing molotov cocktails at conservative properties and then calling conservatives dangerous.

    They’re making porn videos about Palin.

    These are what is looking to be the winner of the next election.

    How could this be in our country?

  2. Kathy says:

    ST, JM is coming to Concord on Saturday, there are tickets available starting at 2 today. I’ll be going down to pick up three tickets if I can get them. Hope to see you there!

  3. Helen says:

    I am on the other side of the Pond so I can’t judge exactly but how accurate are those polls? It does seem extraordinary that a political party who behaves like that should be ahead. :-?

  4. NC Cop says:

    Go, Go Murtha mouth!

    Congressman Says Western Pa is Racist But Obama Should Win

    WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Wednesday his home base of western Pennsylvania is racist and that could reduce Barack Obama’s victory margin in the state by 4 percentage points.

    Isn’t it wonderful how the media’s bias has helped dems say just about anything without fear of reprisals?? Can you imagine if a Republican had said this about a largely black populated area of his home state? The protests would continue until he stepped down.

    And they say the McCain campaign is using “smear” tactics. Disgraceful.

  5. Kathy says:

    What is baffling NC cop is that PA keeps electing this guy.

  6. Leslie says:

    By gosh! Obama boosting Buckley is well and truly booted.

    Surely Boss Lowry would have briskly booted Buckley had brave Buckley not made himself begone before booting procedure was booted up.


  7. Great White Rat says:

    On the financial crisis: here is a bizarre video.

    Two British comedians accurately predict the subprime mortgage problems. In 2007. But Barney Frank and Chris Dodd couldn’t. Neither could Obama…but that’s because he was probably at the bank cashing the checks from FM/FM.

    The whole video’s good…the part where they get into the subprime mortgages specifically is about 2:45 into it.

    Comedians having better insight into finances than the Democrats. Insert your own joke here…