Today on Tommy T’s Obsession with the Freepi – Know Your Candidate edition

Well, all you RATs and DFH’s (didn’t justlove that sticker on Athena’s laptop lid?), here we are again at the ole airlock door, ready to wade in and sift through the radioactive sludge Freepers call “Speaking their minds”.

Good job washing up last time, BTW. Notonemolecule of Freeper slime made it to the outside world, and that’s a good thing. The screams of that clutch of nuns we had to incinerate after the first post are something I’d as soon not hear again.

Anyhoo –

It was a Democrat plot! Them, or the media.

Plot to Kill Obama: Shoot From High Vantage Point
CBS4 Denver ^| Aug 26, 2008 5:55 am US/Mountain | Written by Brian Maass and staff
Posted onTuesday, August 26, 2008 7:37:14 AM byGT Vander
Denver’s U.S. attorney is expected to speak on Tuesday afternoon about the arrests of four people suspected in a possible plot to shoot Barack Obama at his Thursday night acceptance speech in Denver. All are being held on either drug or weapons charges.
One of those suspects spoke exclusively to CBS4 investigative reporter Brian Maass from inside the Denver City Jail late Monday night and said his friends had discussed killing Obama.
“So your friends were saying threatening things about Obama?” Maass asked.
“Yeah,” Nathan Johnson replied.
“It sounded like they didn’t want him to be president?”
“Yeah,” Johnson said.
Maass reported earlier Monday that one of the suspects told authorities they were “going to shoot Obama from a high vantage point using a … rifle … sighted at 750 yards.”
Law enforcement sources told Maass that one of the suspects “was directly asked if they had come to Denver to kill Obama. He responded in the affirmative.”

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To: GT Vander
The race baiters are going to have a field day.
6 posted onTuesday, August 26, 2008 7:40:41 AM byBiggirl
And the field baiters are going to have a race day!
To: Hadean
…And the gun control folks as well will have a field day.
9 posted onTuesday, August 26, 2008 7:42:50 AM byBiggirl
Their deep concern for human life and horror of political assassination really shines through, doesn’t it? Obama getting offed in front of his wife and kids by a wingnut who gets a lucky shot off isn’tnearly as bad as what it would do to harm Freepers’ reputations. Let me give you guys a bonus clue – it’s too late.
From the pretzel logic dapartment:
To: GT Vander
I saw another (British, I think) headline identifying the would-be shooters as “white supremacists”. This is probably all staged to get support for Obama and prove that anyone who opposes him is nuts. Maybe that’s why there’s no credible threat.
15 posted onTuesday, August 26, 2008 7:53:44 AM byMr. Dough
I don’t think I have ever seen such an example of pure and utter stainless brainlesness in all my days. Just think – the Obama campaign had to start this complex black op years ago to get this crack (heh) hit team enough time to have mutiple warrants out on them, not to mention creating the extensive back history of general scumbaggery and finding just the right swastika ring.
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall forthosestrategy sessions.
To: GT Vander
We need to keep in mind that CBS is the lead propaganda outlet for this “story.”
21 posted onTuesday, August 26, 2008 8:09:09 AM bysergeantdave(We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
Well, just to make sure that every touchstone in the wingnut lexicon is hit, no such thread would be complete without the ritual Blaming Of The MSM, who as we all know, despite being fierce business competitors, are All In This Together.
This has also been episode four of “Love your sig”.

Earlier, rumours From Bob Novak (see, I told you that you couldn’t kill him) that Weepin Joe might get the VP nod had the Freeperati in an uproar. Someone needs to print this next bit out and mail it to Lieberman. Then he can see the kind of people he’s been donning the kneepads for, and their grateful response to his peroffered hand (and head):
Novak: Avoiding a Lieberman Disaster
Creators Syndicate ^| August 27, 2008 | Robert D. Novak
Posted onWednesday, August 27, 2008 12:00:02 PM bycalcowgirl
Reports of strong support within John McCain’s presidential campaign for Independent Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman as the Republican candidate for vice president are not a fairy tale. Influential McCain backers, plus McCain himself, would pick the pro-choice liberal from Connecticut if they thought they could get away with it.
But they can’t get away with it — and this has been made clear to McCain by none other than Joe Lieberman himself.
Lieberman surely doesn’t know that much about Republican politics, but he has close Republican friends. One of them prevailed on Lieberman to tell McCain that a McCain-Lieberman ticket would be a disaster for all concerned, and especially for the GOP.
Actually, Lieberman is a heroic figure among Republicans for having risked his Senate seat to support President George W. Bush’s war policy. But aside from the war, he votes the straight liberal line, including pro-choice on abortion. Lieberman’s Republican friend told him that the Republicans would leave Minnesota in a state of disarray with a McCain-Lieberman ticket, alienating social conservatives who now make up the core of Republican voters.
At the heart of the desire for Lieberman as running mate is a basic strategic disagreement between the Bush and McCain high commands.
To: Vaquero
If we want[ed] a Democrat for VP …… we’d be Democrats.
17 posted onWednesday, August 27, 2008 12:23:19 PM bycalcowgirl
To: calcowgirl
There is no reason why the convention has to vote for Lieberman.
“Because McCain wants him!”
McCain is lucky enough not to have a mutiny
just over himself.
23 posted onWednesday, August 27, 2008 12:29:41 PM byEleutherios
To: calcowgirl
This is very cogent, credible and concise.Maybe more columnists need to get brain tumors.
33 posted onWednesday, August 27, 2008 12:38:25 PM byPlutarch
Have you read Michelle Malkin’s columns recently? Again, too late!
To: calcowgirl
…the Republicans would leave Minnesota in a state of disarray with a McCain-Lieberman ticket. You bet. This would be a classic case ofpooping in the punch bowl. It says a lot about McCain that nobody puts it past him.
37 posted onWednesday, August 27, 2008 12:41:54 PM byPlutarch
And speaking of Our Lady Of the Immaculate Anchor Birth, let’s check on her health after she was attacked at the convention, And by “attacked”, I mean “protestors who aren’t happy with her antics yelled at her” :
Michelle Malkin says minor eardrum damage

Posted onWednesday, August 27, 2008 3:40:33 PM byConservativeMan55
Michelle is on Cavuto.
Says she wasn’t hurt other than some minor eardrum damage from all the yelling.
And when the doctor shone the light in her ear, the exit beam from the other was used by bored interns to make shadow puppets.
Well, let’s recap – The DFH’s hurt Michelle’s shell-like ears. Possible punishment?
To: ConservativeMan55
That and a Mac10 in .45 ACP.
23 posted onWednesday, August 27, 2008 3:57:08 PM byLibLieSlayer
Sounds reasonable. “Tflabo”?
To: ConservativeMan55
Wow..the whole time watching this I was imagining my fist hitting his rabid face with emphasis…definitely riled up the mojo in me.
34 posted onWednesday, August 27, 2008 4:10:10 PM bytflabo (:)
Yes, but didja cumgood?
Now go away, or I shall give your eardrums areally goodtaunting.
Well, “Conservativeman55” certainly is on a roll this week:
Vanity: Fox throws Rove under the bus

Posted onThursday, August 28, 2008 9:17:26 AM byConservativeMan55
Why is Foxnews throwing their own employee under the bus?
That ticks me off!
Megyn Kelly asked Rove.. did you call Lieberman? And he said no that report is untrue.
She continued.. saying Lieberman confirmed the report.
And Rove said “I’m not going to get into who I call”
Then a Foxnews Reporter came on and basically tried to confirm the story said “Rove said Lieberman would be a devastating pick”

1 posted onThursday, August 28, 2008 9:17:26 AM byConservativeMan55
To: popdonnelly
Rove doesn’t want the last 8 years of work to be undone.
How would it be undone?
It would be undone if McCain picks Lieberman.
Because if McCain picks Lieberman.. The Obamasiah gets elected.
7 posted onThursday, August 28, 2008 9:23:20 AM byConservativeMan55
And I thought Karl’s work of the last 8 years (destroying the Repub majority and pissing on the ashes) was pretty much complete as of September?
To: ConservativeMan55
Please go outside and get some fresh air. Maybe a hobby. You are getting way too wrapped up in this stuff for your own good. If Rove denied and Lieberman confirmed, there is a valid line of questioning for a reporter. Rove certainly isn’t above telling a whopper.
18 posted onThursday, August 28, 2008 9:40:21 AM byJustaDumbBlonde
I’m feeling an intervention coming on here.
To: sarasota
The women on Fox leave much to be desired IMO.EVERYBODY on Fox leave much to be desired. I was going to exsempt(sic) Britt Hume (…)
And in the Oh What A Giveway department, we have this:
Palin started her political career in a small town, Obama from the house of a domestic terrorist.
lulz | me
Posted onFriday, August 29, 2008 2:35:30 PM bybahblahbah
just repeat this over and over againwhen you troll kthx…
And, of course, some Palin-y goodness:
Obama campaign highlights Palin’s ‘zero’ experience
breitbart ^| 8/29/08 | staff
Posted onFriday, August 29, 2008 2:22:04 PM bypissant
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign on Friday blasted his Republican rival’s choice of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as a running-mate, highlighting her “zero” foreign policy experience.
“Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency,” Obama spokesman Bill Burton said in a statement.
Burton also criticized Palin as a vice presidential pick for her support of oil drilling in the Alaskan wilderness and her anti-abortion stance, referring to the 1973 Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the United States.
“Governor Palin shares John McCain’s commitment to overturning Roe v. Wade, the agenda of Big Oil and continuing George Bush’s failed economic policies. That’s not the change we need, it’s just more of the same,” he said.
The choice of Palin was seen as a bold effort by McCain to attract disgruntled Democratic and independent supporters of Senator Hillary Clinton, who was defeated by Obama in the race to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.
Palin, a telegenic conservative, has led the oil-producing northwestern US state since December 2006 and was the first woman and youngest person to hold that state’s top job.

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This is monumentally idiotic of the Obama campaign. Not quite as stupid as choosing Plugs for VP, but darn near.
1 posted onFriday, August 29, 2008 2:22:05 PM bypissant

Obambi might be wet behind the ears, but Palin is even worse! She’s been a beauty queen, mayor of a small town, and she’s spent a year and a half running Alaska.
What is McCain’s camp thinking? I understand that he’s going for the Hillary voters, but come on.
BHO and McCain are making a mockery of this election. I’m sorry, but I need a serious conservative to vote for. At this point, it’s looking like Barr for me.
18 posted onFriday, August 29, 2008 2:29:29 PM byvan_erwin

To: TheDon
Let’s wait and see if Sarah is able to distinguish between the Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, unlike her running mate. Senator Obama visited the Middle East while in college, and learned from his experience unlike Republicans who still support continuation of the killing in Iraq.
28 posted onFriday, August 29, 2008 2:31:58 PM byMurryMom

And of course, the failed meme/GOP punchline of the week:

To: pissant
What a maroon.One of her overlooked qualifications on foreign policy is that her state BORDERS ON RUSSIA.
You think she ever got calls at 3:00 a.m that Russian bombers were probing and the Alaskan national Guard had to scramble fighters?
Yeah, the first thingI’ddo if Russian bombers were heading for the U.S. would be to call up the Mayor of Wasilla .
The closest Obama got to a commie bomb thrower was when he nuzzled up to one at a swank cocktail party.
32 posted onFriday, August 29, 2008 2:32:09 PM byMattinNJ

Well, oxygen supply’s getting low, so it’s time to head back to the airlock and scrub up. See you guys next week. 

By the way – whoever taped the “kick me” sign to the back of my iso suit has about one minute to fess up, or I hook their air input tube to the wingnut sludge bypass valve and “fill ‘er up”.

I’m serious here.