Good morning, campers! Time to get suited up again and…hm.
Jude, are you realy sleeping in that, um, nevermind. Let’s crack the seal and see what’s bubbling and seething in the Freeper id.
Da Freepers loves them some Rasmussen – well, usually they do:
Rasmussen: Obama 51 – McCain 45 (from 49-46 yesterday)
Rasmussen ^| 09/02/2008 | Rasmussen
Posted onTuesday, September 02, 2008 8:40:33 AM byubaldus
Obama is up by 6 in today’s Rasmussen tracker, by 5 without leaners (48 – 43). It is obviuos that McCain had a very bad polling day yesterday, something like 42-53 daily sample or even worse.
Some of it may be statistical noise, but it appears that all the noise around Palin selection is starting to hurt.
It is pretty “obviuos” that the only poll the Freepers even recognize is Rasmussen. Let’s see what they’re so upset about, shall we?
To: ubaldusI think Gallup has it now at 50 to 43
I don’t feel like checking…
To: ubaldusWow!!! I thought this would be McCain week. I guess not. Sad that McCain can’t even do well during RNC convention week. He better get his butt to work and begin convincing people he is ready for the job. I would not be as concerned if it was not conservative Rasmmussen…that is scary…they are always on target with these polls.
To: KavManCheck out the pregnancy thread. There are more than a few throwing stones.To: MEGoodyNah, I think Rasmussen just blew it.Bristol Palin’s pregnancy is like getting a punch in the gut.
It takes the wind out of the GOP sails, just when it was getting in gear.
Plus, the Gustav storm took the minds off of the Republican convention… just when the GOP needed good publicity.
Up until Sunday, the McCain team had been masterful at releasing info in a timely way.
McCain and Palin KNEW they would eventually have to make this pregnancy thing public … they should have somehow figured a way to inform the public right up front, instead of having it look like it was a big deep dark secret that was outed by the left wing kooks.
McCain Had Criticized Earmarks From Palin
LATimes ^| 9/3/08 | Tom Hamburger, Richard Simon, & Janet Hook
Posted onWednesday, September 03, 2008 2:26:02 PM bysteve-b
WASILLA, ALASKA — For much of his long career in Washington, John McCain has been throwing darts at the special spending system known as earmarking, through which powerful members of Congress can deliver federal cash for pet projects back home with little or no public scrutiny. He’s even gone so far as to publish “pork lists” detailing these financial favors.
Three times in recent years, McCain’s catalogs of “objectionable” spending have included earmarks for this small Alaska town, requested by its mayor at the time — Sarah Palin…
This year, Palin, who has been governor for nearly 22 months, defended earmarking as a vital part of the legislative system. “The federal budget, in its various manifestations, is incredibly important to us, and congressional earmarks are one aspect of this relationship,” she wrote in a newspaper column.
McCain also criticized $450,000 set aside for an agricultural processing facility in Wasilla that was requested during Palin’s tenure as mayor and cleared Congress soon after she left office in 2002. The funding was provided to help direct locally grown produce to schools, prisons and other government institutions, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense, a nonpartisan watchdog group…
[A]s a candidate for governor in 2006, Palin had backed funding for the bridge [to nowhere]. After her election, she killed the much-ridiculed project when it became clear the state had other priorities. She said she would use the federal funds to fill those needs.
This year she submitted to Congress a list of Alaska projects worth $197.8 million, including $2 million to research crab productivity in the Bering Sea and $7.4 million to improve runway lighting at eight Alaska airports. A spokesman said she cut the original list of 54 projects to 31…
(Excerpt) Read more atlatimes.com …
GOP Platform Chair: McCain ‘Pushed Very Hard’ for Climate Change Plank
businessandmedia.org ^| September 2, 2008 | Jeff Poor
Posted onWednesday, September 03, 2008 2:35:01 PM byRufus2007
The GOP is making a dramatic change to its stance on climate change thanks to a “push” from presidential nominee Sen. John McCain, according to the 2008 Republican Platform Committee chairman.
Platform Chair Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Calif., spoke to the group of conservative bloggers at the Republican National Convention on September 3 in St. Paul, Minn. He said McCain’s campaign was an instrumental part in pushing for a plank about climate change, to the chagrin of many conservatives.
“One thing you got to understand, when it comes to a platform, this is the difficulty that you have – you have a microcosm of the Republican Party sitting there,” McCarthy said. “You have a nominee that has influence inside a platform, when it comes forward too. And you will find that John McCain has a very strong belief when it comes to global warming.”
(Excerpt) Read more atbusinessandmedia.org …
[Peggy] Noonan, [Mike] Murphy trash Palin on hot mic: ‘It’s over’
Politico ^| Sep 3, 2008 | Ben Smith
Posted onWednesday, September 03, 2008 3:45:52 PM byAlter Kaker
After a segment with NBC’s Chuck Todd ended today, Republican consultant Mike Murphy and Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan were caught on a live mic ridiculing the choice of Sarah Palin.
“It’s over,” said Noonan, and then responded to a question of whether Palin is the most qualified Republican woman McCain could have chosen.
“The most qualified? No. I think they wen tfor this– excuse me — political bullshit about narratives,” she said. “Everytime Republicans do that — because that’s not where they live and it’s not what they’re good at and they blow it.”
Murphy chimed in:
“The greatness of McCain is no cynicism, and this is cynical.”
In today’s Wall Street Journal, Noonan was warmer to Palin, whom she wrote “could become a transformative political presence.”
“The Sarah Palin choice is really going to work, or really not going to work,” Noonan wrote. “It’s not going to be a little successful or a little not; it’s not going to be a wash. She is either going to be magic or one of history’s accidents. She is either going to be brilliant and groundbreaking, or will soon be the target of unattributed quotes by bitter staffers shifting blame in all the Making of the President 2008 books.”
Since filing, Noonan has apparently decided which side this one is coming down on.
To: Alter KakerWell, the insiders do not like an outsider…even if it’s someone in their own party.
What cracks me up is these people think John McCain would have been better off with someone else as the veep pick?
Let’s be clear..John McCain has been the underdog in this race from the get go, and he needed something to excite people…especially his own party’s base.
To: Alter KakerI revere Peggy Noonan, but this was very unfortunate. Furthermore, it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that these people don’t know that their mics are on. Murphy is a doofus, and I guess we seen now why he was left out of this McCain campaign.
John McCain’s speech: tectonic plates begin to shudder…
The Telegraph ^| September 5, 2008 | Mick Fealty
Posted onSunday, September 07, 2008 2:05:01 AM bySchnucki
Lloyd Shepherd (late of Westmonster) has a very useful note on the fact that the media has obsessed on the poor nature of John McCain’s often highly personal speech.
“I’ve just finished reading Dan Kennedy on the media’s negative reaction to John McCain’s awful speech last night, and nowhere in it does he mention a very salient fact – that after the speech, Intrade’s price for McCain becoming president increased significantly, while Obama declined.”
He has the figures, so go over and check them out. They indicate something’s moving below the short term weather system of the polls.
As I have mentioned on a previous thread, I get a sense that all those fervent conservatives for Obama from earlier in the year are going to disappear and slope quietly back across the party lines just about now, now that the Republican party has chosen someone to make them feel good about.(Excerpt) Read more atblogs.telegraph.co.uk …
And the Freeperati geologists say:
To: SchnuckiThe left already has zero understanding of how markets work (not believe in individuals making their own decisions kind of handicaps you that way).
Add futures markets to the mix? They’re going to consider it black magic. Count on attempts to ban Intrade soon as they continue to prove correct (especially about the downfall of lefty messiahs).