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Everyone Can Be Bought and Sold

South Carolina State Senator Darrell Jackson is a powerful guy. Apparently, in South Carolina it’s the norm for candidates to buy up huge blocks of votes by paying a few select bigwigs “consulting fees.”

Don’t Support the Phony.

Dear Democrats,

Hillary has your party’s establishment behind her. She has Bill. She has the money. She has the name recognition.

She also happens to be one of the most divisive and opportunistic politicians of either party. Someone is going to have to wake me up pretty early in the morning to persuade me that Hillary is a better choice to lead your party than Obama.

We don’t have to have a divisive president if we don’t want one.

Giuliani Still Ahead of Obama… and?

As a poll by Rasmussen Reports reports:

46 per cent of respondents would vote for the former New York City mayor in 2008, while 40 per cent would support Illinois senator Barack Obama.

That ain’t bad. For those of you who don’t remember, Rudolph Guiliani has been Time’s Man of the Year. He’s America’s Mayor and is known throughout the world, much less the U.S. Barack Obama is still so far from being a household name that he still has to convince CNN he’s not the idealogical leader of Al Qaeda.

Troop Withdrawal

Time to be critical. Tonight Senator Obama suggested a deadline for withdrawing from Iraq, proposing to have all combat brigades out of the country by March 31, 2008.

For what it’s worth, Obama better hope the troops are out by then. If Bush has his way, it may end up being Obama’s job to remove us. If Bush has his way (and it looks like he will), this is going to become Obama’s, or McCain’s, or Hillary’s war to lose.

Proposing an Iraq exit is a lot easier for Senator Obama in ‘07 than it will be for a President Obama in ‘09.

How Low Can You Go.

Amazing. A year before the first primary and already there’s mudslinging.

Today, Obama addressed the rumors that he attended a madrasah when he was 6 years old while his family was living in Indonesia. First, as everyone should understand by now, he was 6! Like all of us when we were 6, his parents chose his school (in Obama’s case, his mother and his then-stepfather).

Is He Experienced?

Rightly or wrongly, before Obama’s elected, he’s going to have to convince a lot of people he has enough experience to be President. By November ‘08, he’ll have eight years as a state legislator and four years as a U.S. Senator behind him.

* Before Andrew Jackson was elected, he had spent two years as a Congressman and another four as Senator– the same as Obama.

38 Years Later

As Republicans, we like to tell ourselves that we’re color blind and that America should be color blind– that people should be judged and rewarded for their talent and hard work, and not on where they came from or the shade of their skin.

Dumbo.

On December 14th, Rush Limbaugh plays the following tape recording of Senator Obama speaking to Maureen Dowd…

OBAMA: You talked about my ears. I just want to put you on notice: I’m very sensitive about — what I told them was, ‘’I was teased relentlessly when I was a kid about my big ears.’ ”

DOWD: We’re just trying to toughen you up.

To which Rush responds–

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