Friday, October 31, 2008
Gee, John McCain sure is bringing up Barney Frank’s name a lot in his speeches lately…
I can’t imagine for the life of me why he’s doing that.
I can’t imagine for the life of me why he’s doing that.
Today the Morning Joe crew was making a big deal about this video of co-host Willie Geist pretending (?) to be a McCain-Palin supporter on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. They were shocked (shocked, I tell you!) about the responses Geist got from passerbys. You’ll see at the end of it Mike Barnicle says it proves “why so many people are so right, no pun intended, to really loathe so many on the left.” Mika Brzezinski was playing the full-on drama queen after it aired (she was “troubled”!) and everyman’s everyman Joe “Gumby Head” Scarborough wanted people on the Upper West Side to “take a closer look at themselves” because they’re “really, really hostile people.” Sounds pretty bad, right? Take a look:
Yep, that’s it.
And since I’ve been documenting the “polite” way McCain-Palin supporters “disagree” with people who are backing Obama, I felt the need to bang out a quick email to them…
Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild opened a “Democrats for McCain” office in Scranton, PA (birth place of my father) back in early October and Harriet “Inadequate Black Male” Christian has been organizing weekend buses of petulant basketcases (warning: No Quarter link) to head out there from NYC for a few weeks now. So how’s that working out?
Take it away, Howie:
I am told that a new private poll in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area shows Obama up by nearly 20 points—a pretty astounding number.
UPDATE: Completely forgot ...
More epic fail:
He’s probably at Saks getting a new wardrobe.
Is it just me, or is this about the most tin-eared ad in the history of video production?
Script: “Would you get on a plane with a pilot who has never flown?”
Me: You betcha—long before I would get on a plane with a pilot who lost a total of four planes.
I understand they’re speaking metaphorically, but god-DAMN, what an unfortunate choice of images. The script goes on to ask rhetorically if you’d trust your children with someone who had never cared for children, go under with a surgeon who has never operated and—tada!—trust your country to a man who has “never been in charge of anything.”
That’s pretty fucking rich coming from the RNC, which foisted the metaphorical Michael Jackson of child care and the Dr. Kevorkian of health care on us in 2000 and 2004. That’s pretty goddamned cheeky from the party that gave us the catastrophically incompetent half-wit who has been in charge for the past eight years.
Mavericks sure do bitch a lot.
Shorter John McCain:
If it wasn’t for the economy blowing up, racists would have carried me across the finish line.
I knew just from hearing his voice that the narrator of this commercial was Lou Engle, the Reverend Jim Ignatowski of creepy evangelical teen fasting:
I mean, Engle doesn’t even have his own Wikipedia page yet and I recognized his voice. It’s just plain wrong that I would’ve known it was him. I swear, after the election, I’m unplugging from politics, wrapping myself around a gallon bottle of Tullamore Dew, and plowing through the entire collection of Get a Life episodes I just downloaded via BitTorrent. That’s not a threat, that’s a promise. [via Digby]
REASON #INFINITY WHY I LOVE MY WIFE: When I told Chris about Engle encouraging teens to fast, she replied, “Because Jesus loves skinny bitches, right?”
Looks like I’ll have to come up with another palette cleanser after posting this…
Notice the young girl acting like an ape and pointing at the Obama stand-up while yelling, “That’s the monkey from Tarzan.” I’m sure her parents are examples of the “real Americans” lecturing Democrats about “family values.” Sweeeeeeeet.
Rendell said he doesn’t just want to defeat the Republican ticket, “I want to crush them.’’
Rendell told reporters afterward that “they’ve run a nasty, rotten campaign. These robocalls are disgusting. ... It’s been a mean-spirited, degrading campaign.’’
I want McCain and Palin to pay for this with their political futures. Good riddance to both of them.
From the West Branch Times:
Despite being a Hoover, Lynn Forester de Rothschild is a lifelong Democrat.
Pop wrote this in the comments down below and I think it needs to be pushed out front:
I say email that you-tubey link to everyone you know with a message:
Visit your local Barack Obama field office and volunteer for GOTV.
They need lots of arms and legs (and mouths for talking and fingers for dialing.)
GOTV runs Saturday through the closing of the polls on Tuesday. There are plenty of short shifts and simple tasks, and every ounce of help is important. If nothing else, you will be amazed at how organized the Obama field operations are.
Do it for Charles.
You can also volunteer for battleground states here. Not sure if we can pull it off, but there’s a chance my lovely wife Chris and I may be able to make it out to Pennsylvania or possibly Ohio to chip in this weekend. If any Rumproast readers in “hot spots” in one of those two states wouldn’t mind putting us up for a few days (we’re tons o’ fun!), please drop me an email at kevin|at|rumproast.com. Thanks a bunch.
MORE: If you’ve volunteered for Obama please share your experiences in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.
SOMEWHAT RELATED: Our buddies Mr. & Mrs. Wedge traveled out to Chester, PA yesterday to attend a rain-soaked Obama rally. You can read about it here (w/ pics). And fans of The Wire will want to check this out (warning: the end may provoke tears of joy).
This post should appeal to me and 2.3 other people who read this blog, but what the hell. Here’s our fave ukulele champion Gus (aka GUGUG) laying down his weapon of choice and replacing it with a melodica to tackle Captain Beefheart’s “Grow Fins.” Covering Beefheart, perhaps my favorite musical artist ever, normally ends up as an EPIC FAIL, but I think Gus pulled it of. Plus it’s got dancin’ girls!:
From Draper’s new GQ blog:
I have just informed my girlfriend Lara that I’m now a blogger. She stared at me for a long moment before saying quietly, “I don’t know you anymore.”
Actually, the post, which fleshes out his great article about the McCain-Palin camp from the NY Times magazine this weekend, is definitely worth a read and Steve M. from No More Mister Nice Blog, where I found this, has some interesting thoughts regarding Draper’s revelations.
If this doesn’t get you a little choked up, you should probably vote for McCain…
MORE: While we’re tuggin’ at your tear bone, this one from Mr. Wedge was really sweet, too.