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Live Debate Puppy-Blogging!
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Tonight, GayPatriot will debut a worldwide first:  A Presidential Debate live-blogged by my dog, Shadow.   I know, it is very exciting and groundbreaking.  We aim to serve here.   I have modified a keyboard in order for her to adequately type without a thumb with direction from the Dr. Emmett Brown Institute for Future Technology.

I will be monitoring her live-blogging and may insert my own editorial comments throughout.  Shadow will begin posting here at this link shortly before 9PM Eastern time.

Finally, while I Vicodin-Blogged the Vice Presidential debate… I’m considering two options tonight.   You get to choose!

UPDATE: Shiraz wins. Glass is poured.

I am now turning the blog over to Shadow for her live puppy-blogging.

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9:00PM – hello peeple.  i am shadoe and i like sarah palin.  is she on this debate tonight?

i am sowwy that i cant spell good.  i am only three.

9:04 PM – first question is from mr. clean.  did he look in the mirror with that color combination?

dad says every time obama says ‘aaaaand’ and ‘uhhhhhh’ i get a doggie biscuit   he will be taking a gulp of wine.

who is the old guy in the undertaker’s suit?

dad says he wants the old guy to buy up his mortgage, too

they both look like undertakers.   or dog catchers!   boooooooooo

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McCain Must Contrast his Record on Fiscal Reform with Obama’s Empty Rhetoric

Posted by GayPatriotWest at 6:18 pm - October 7, 2008.
Filed under: 2008 Presidential Politics,Economy,Real Reform

It seems that Barack Obama has picked the perfect theme for this campaign, “Change.”   People are tired of the ways things are being done in Washington and want government to change those ways.  Fortunately, for Obama, the media haven’t challenged him on how his policies will differ from the current modus operandi in our nation’s capital.

Indeed, as even one of Obama’s most fervent supporters has acknowledged, his convention speech was “more unabashedly, unashamedly liberal than any Democratic acceptance speech since the great era of American liberalism.”  Echoing that supporter, one of readers observed “how quickly and eagerly Obama has assimilated with . . . the beltway establishment.”

Obama may talk of a “new kind of politics,” but he has become a creature of the old politics.  He’s not offering us any new ideas, just the same old tired liberalism dressed us with fancy rhetoric and presented by a more dynamic personality than Democratic nominees past.

The Democrat has surged ahead in most polls not because of his ideas, but because he’s from the political party opposing the one in power–whom people blame for the crisis.  If anything, Americans reject the statist rhetoric he would spouts.

So, it’s up to John McCain tonight to do what he did in New Mexico yesterday and make the case not only that he has done more to fix the problems which created the current financial crisis, but that he is better suited to manage it once he takes office next January.

McCain has heretofore lacked a coherent economic message.  And yet he has the stronger argument, more in tune with what Americans want than that of his rival.  Not just that, he also has a better understanding of the mortgage meltdown which led to the current crisis.  Meanwhile, many MSM organs pretend McCain didn’t even address the economy in his New Mexico address.

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Pre-Debate Pop Culture Diversion

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 5:00 pm - October 7, 2008.
Filed under: Pop Culture

Oh man. If this isn’t the best thing I’ve seen on You Tube since The Lion King/Avenue Q video, I don’t know what is! (h/t – Instapundit)

By the way, in case you care… here’s what the lead singer of a-ha, Morten Harket, looks like today.

Daaaaaamn. Gimme some of that youth potion, dude!

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Why Won’t Democrats Investigate Fannie and Freddie?

I’m not the only one to notice my Congressman’s failure to look into the role of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the financial meltdown.  Even though the jurisdiction ofHenry Waxman’s Oversight and Government Reform Committee includes the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs), at the heart of the current crisis.

In yesterday’s hearings, Waxman and his Democrats “grilled Lehman Brothers executives over CEO pay and ‘deregulation’, but never mentioned the names Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.“  Seems they so want this scandal to fit their narrative of the private sector run amok that they won’t address the role federal regulation and government-sponsored enterprises played.

At least, one representative wants a broader investgation.  Connecticut’s Christopher Shays wants to bring the records of past hearings brought into the record to show how Congress failed to heed warnings of the coming catastrophe — and to address Bush Administration requests “to overhaul GSE regulation in 2003.

Methinks Waxman and the MSM are ignoring this because of their faith in government institutions and of their distrust of the private sector.  They don’t want to confront evidence which upsets their worldview.  Government regulation, they believe, can’t be responsible for the problem–or even have a share in it because it’s the remedy they seek.

Democrats just don’t want to believe that government might be part of the problem.

Obama’s Lies about his Radical Associations

Whenever I ask Obama-supporting friends about their candidate’s absence of executive experience, they assure he’ll do fine because he’ll surround himself with good people. Yet, when we look at the people with whom he’s associated in the past, we began to wonder if this is so.

It’s not just his associations with such radicals as William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright, but his repeated misrepresentations of those relationships. Even CNN caught him lying about relationship with the unrepentant terrorist:

He even lied about the event where Ayers hosting the reception launching his bid for the Illinois Senate.  (H/t: Dirty Harry.)

As Thomas Sowell puts it:

. . . the country does not deserve to be put in the hands of a glib and cocky know-it-all, who has accomplished absolutely nothing beyond the advancement of his own career with rhetoric, and who has for years allied himself with a succession of people who have openly expressed their hatred of America.

And given those alliances, shouldn’t the media be asking who would advise Obama if elected? And shouldn’t then the American people wonder about his associations?

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UPDATE from Bruce (GayPatriot): I think this documented, fact-based research from the GOP spells it all out for even Priya to understand.

Democrat Party’s New Theme Song

Barney Frank makes it official…..

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Has Barney Frank No Shame?

Instead of admitting his own responsibility in the current financial mess, Barney Frank does what he and Democratic partisans always do when their records are called into question: attack conservatives.  It’s not the same blame he attempted to ladle out when Bill O’Reilly pressed him.  Now the Massachusetts Congressman is accusing conservatives of racism:

U.S. Rep. Barney Frank claims conservatives are trying to partly blame the nation’s economic woes on black people.

“This is an effort I believe to appeal to a kind of anger in people,” Frank, a Newton Democrat who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, today told a Boston foreclosure-prevention forum.

Frank charged that conservatives aim to shift blame for the market meltdown away from Wall Street and toward minority-lending laws like the federal Community Reinvestment Act.

Um, Barney, if you bothered to read the conservative stuff, you’d find they’re looking at more than just the Community Reinvestment Act. It’s not they, but you who are trying to shift the blame.

What is it with liberals? Instead of taking responsibility for their own messes (or, in the case, their own involvement in a mess which had many authors) and blame others.

Unable to acknowledge conservative arguments, Barney Frank has decided that Republicans harbor racist sentiments.  I guess he just borrowed a page from the liberal playbook.

He’d rather level false and absurd charges against conservatives than accept his responsibility. Once again, let me repeat, in the interest of recovering from this financial mess with plunging further into recession, Barney Frank should resign from the House Financial Services Committee.

Ed Morrissey who alerted me to Barney’s latest comment provides a nice summary of the conservative view of the mortgage meltdown which I provide below the jump (H/t JammieWearingFool): (more…)