Remember not too long ago when concern trolls were yelping that Obama couldn’t even carry New York state against St. McSame? Oops:
Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, has pulled even among white voters in New York State with Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican nominee, and now has a commanding overall lead over Mr. McCain, 50 percent to 36 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The survey suggests that New York remains a securely blue state, notwithstanding disappointment over the defeat of its home state senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, by Mr. Obama in the Democratic nominating contests.
Mr. Obama, of Illinois, received 42 percent of white votes in the poll, compared with 43 percent for Mr. McCain, of Arizona. Black voters backed Mr. Obama, 87 percent to 6 percent, as did voters under age 45, 59 percent to 29 percent. Mr. Obama held similar, if smaller, majorities among voters over age 45 (45 percent to 40 percent), men (45 percent to 40 percent) and women (53 percent to 32 percent).
The last Quinnipiac poll, conducted in April when Senator Clinton was still in the race, found a lead of only 47 percent to 39 percent in a hypothetical Obama-McCain matchup. In that survey, white voters backed Mr. McCain, 48 percent to 38 percent, over Mr. Obama.
Since Hillary Clinton decided to concede the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama last week, Obama has established a lead over Republican John McCain in general-election polling. Obama’s gains have come more from women than men, though he has picked up among both groups in recent days.
Obama’s lead among women has now expanded from five percentage points to 13, while his deficit among men has shrunk from six points to two.
I hope this finally shatters the myths, perpetuated by the media, that women weren’t supporting Obama and that those who weren’t never will. They were and, as this poll shows, they most certainly will. Game on, St. McSame.
Taylor Mush: Now that the primaries are over I can finally say it…
...I friggin hate Taylor Marsh. She is a namby pamby self promoting fraud. That lame pod cast she calls a radio show is just sad.
I expected the teeth-gnashing dead-enders* mad scientist Marsh helped, ahem, “nurture” to eventually turn on her, but I didn’t expect them to start sounding like, well, me this quickly. WTF? Just when you thought this primary season couldn’t get any weirder…
90-year-old Grandma Cracker lost her hearing several years ago, which freed my sprig of the family tree to swear like drunken sailors. But it made non-swearing communications difficult. Hearing aids didn’t make much of a difference. Even less so after my dog swallowed one of them after Grandma deposited them on the nightstand while dog-sitting. Damn. So I taught her to use the emails. And she promptly made me regret it.
Two PUMA (Party Unity My Ass) pity party poopers, Thuc Nguyen and Harriet Christian’s BFF Will Bower, recently made an appearance on Fox with Neil Cavuto to explain why they will not, will not, WILL NOT vote for Barack Obama in November. This exchange had me rolling on the floor:
NEIL CAVUTO: How many do you think share your views? I know there are eighteen million—
THUC NGUYEN: Right now?
CAVUTO:—Hillary Clinton supporters, mug’s game though it might be. How many do you think will jump to John McCain?
NGUYEN: Well, over this weekend we had a big conference call with a bunch of groups and formed a coalition. It’s justsaynodeal.com. And right now we have millions and millions. They’re all coming together.
CAVUTO: Wait a minute, how many? Millions and millions couldn’t have been on the conference call, so Will, how many do you think—
NGUYEN: No, but there were about fifty.
CAVUTO: But fifty. Alright. Eighteen million. Fifty. Alright.
And this quote from Cavuto was pretty funny, too:
CAVUTO: Wow, you guys are very angry, aren’t you?
BOWER: I don’t think “angry” is a fair word. I think I’m approaching this calmly and coolly. It’s not anger. It’s indignation, but not anger.
CAVUTO: When you put “ass” in, like, your logo, you’re angry.
MORE: Behold the “millions.” Hmmm, what does this remind me of? This, too. I’m obviously not a fan of Cavuto, but I applaud his attempt to call them on their “millions” claim. CNN’s Veronica De La Cruz just took the owner of the laughably awful and amateur hcsfjm.com site at his word.
When I was interviewed last month by a writer for the The New Republic, I noted with amazement that the commenters at allegedly Democratic blogs like No Quarter were far more vicious in their attacks on Barack Obama than the denizens of rightwing blogs like Little Green Footballs. And now, via Instaputz, comes this post at LGF:
The ‘noquarter’ blog run by Larry Johnson has been added to the blacklist for spinoff links; I won’t allow any more links to that site because it’s been proven many times over to be dishonest and untrustworthy. Unfortunately there are quite a few people who apparently have not gotten the message (I just had to delete 13 links to that pit), so it’s being automatically blocked now.
I’m not going to let LGF be used to disseminate dirty tricks and misinformation, for either side of this misbegotten election.
Not only does Charles Johnson (yes, that Charles Johnson) have more integrity than Larry Johnson, but I think he may have just outclassed Peter Daou, too.
p.s. I was kinda joking about Daou, but it always crawled up my ass that he allowed frequent links to No Quarter on HillaryHub long after NQ had devolved into a straight-up, ratfucking hate site.
We needed Hillary to deliver and she did in a very big way. That was a magnificent speech. Any Obama supporter who found fault with it or feels the need to nitpick the details really needs to get as much perspective as they’ve been demanding of her supporters. She has my deep respect and unwavering gratitude. That was an extremely difficult speech to deliver and she knocked it out of the park. Bravo.
From Secret Agent Flowbee’s Fortress of Fucknuttery (no linky for the stinky):
SusanUnPC’s foreword: I asked you to send in rants. I am publishing them now. If you don’t see your rant published, please yank my chain at susanunpc at gmail dot com (it probably got overlooked in my 968+ entries in my Inbox). I want to publish all of your rants.
Yeah, because lord knows there’s been a shortage of rants at No Quarter lately. Seriously, when was the last time they didn’t publish something you could classify as a rant? It’s just been one, long horrible Ralph Steadman illustration over there for months now.
OH WHAT THE HELL: I was just looking through some old posts that never got published and figured this line was too good (and, admittedly, tasteless) to keep hidden away…
If Secret Agent Flowbee is considered to be one of the best and brightest counterterrorism experts in the country, it’s pretty fucking amazing Al Qaeda wasn’t able to crash the USS Cole into the World Trade Center.
A Democratic superdelegate from New Jersey said this week he is worried that unifying the party behind Barack Obama may be difficult because the Clinton camp “has engaged in some very divisive tactics and rhetoric it should not have.”
U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, who supported Hillary Clinton throughout the primary season, disclosed he received a phone call shortly before the April 22 Pennsylvania primary from a top member of Clinton’s organization and that the caller explicitly discussed a strategy of winning over Jewish voters by exploiting tensions between Jews and African-Americans.
“There have been signals coming out of the Clinton campaign that have racial overtones that indeed disturb me,” Andrews said at his campaign headquarters in Cherry Hill Tuesday night after he lost his bid for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination.
“Frankly, I had a private conversation with a high-ranking person in the campaign ... that used a racial line of argument that I found very disconcerting. It was extremely disconcerting given the rank of this person. It was very disturbing.”
Andrews said the phone call came after he angered the Clinton camp by making some positive comments about Obama. He would not disclose the caller’s name because of the private nature of the conversation.
The Obama camp declined to comment. Clinton’s campaign issued an angry response to Andrews, who once was charged with lobbying other members of Congress to support her.
“Comments like these, coming so soon after Congressman Andrews’ crushing defeat, are sad and divisive,” said Clinton’s chief national spokesman, Phil Singer.
Andrews stood by his statements and said: “I would hope that all Democrats can put this divisiveness behind them. I’m glad the Clinton campaign is finally about to change its tone.” He said he made his comments only after his primary loss to Sen. Frank Lautenberg because “I didn’t want people to think I was trying to win over Obama supporters in the primary.”
There’s a great free event (with “cocktails” ... yaaaaaay!) coming up in NYC next Wednesday that I figured a few of you folks may want to attend (I’ll be there). Our pal Robert Lanham (author of The Hipster Handbook, The Sinner’s Guide to the Evangelical Right and the vastly underrated, funnier-than-hell Food Court Druids…) will be sharing a panel with perhaps the greatest editorial cartoonist ever, David Rees of “Get Your War On” fame, and Scott Dikkers, founder and editor-in-chief of The Onion. Some guy named Andy Borowitz, who I think killed a bunch of people in the 70’s because his neighbor’s dog told him to, will be the moderator. You can get all of the details here. Get on it (and let me know if you’re going).
RELATED: Has there ever been a better and/or more prescient editorial cartoon than this one (from April 2003)? No, that’s right. There hasn’t been.