Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Keith Olbermann's 4th Campaign Comment ; Palin, Socialism & Fraud

Last night's Campaign Comment ;

Saunter To The White House 147 ; Obama To Appear On The Daily Show Wednesday

Barack Obama is scheduled to appear on Comedy Central's The Daily Show tomorrow, in the midst of his 30 minute network ad that is happening on Wednesday as well.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Would he consider doing the double and going on The Colbert Report too?

Campbell Brown On The Daily Show

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Healthy Competition ; MSNBC Beats CNN In October

For primetime during October, the place for politics is MSNBC, second-place wise, that is.

The latest ratings for the month show the GE owned cable channel beating CNN into third place for the first time.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Well done Rachel, Keith and Chris.

McCain In The Membrane

Keith Olbermann's 3rd Campaign Comment ; John McCain's Need To Lead With Respect

Possibly the best 'Special Comment', even though it's not that and a 'Campaign Comment', that Keith has done. There was no shouting, but thoughtful comment.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Palin's Failin's 8 ; Alaska Funded Palin's Kid's Travel

If you're an Alaskan tax payer, prepare for a hike in the near future as you're paying for Governor Palin's travel for her children.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Are they going coach or first, that's what we'd like to know.

Palin's Failin's 7 ; $150,000 Spent On Palin's Clothes By GOP

$150,000 has been spent, so far, on Governor Palin's clothes and makeup in her push to win the White House with John McCain. Republicans are said to be outraged. Absolutely shocking.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; And how much has been spent on John McCain's wardrobe, hair and makeup?

McCain's Campaign Crumbles With 'In The Membrane'

From last night's show ;

Holding Them To Account 31 ; Bush Lies About Closing Guantanamo Bay

Yes, that's right, here it is ;

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 13 ; Why Has McCain Gone Quiet On Voter Registration Fraud?

Could it be because McCain's campaign has given YPM money for registering Republicans, whether they do that legitimately or not?

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Oh, but he's a 'war hero', so they'll try and distract you from this issue with that one.

Keith Olbermann's Campaign Comment On Palin Not Knowing What A VP Does

Things which would be deemed unbelievable in any election campaign don't illicit such surprise where Sarah Palin is concerned.

Governor Palin was asked a question by a third-grader, 'what does the Vice President do?', and here is her answer and comment from Keith Olbermann ;

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Special Comment On McCain, Palin & GOP's Divisive Politics

According to Keith, this may be the first of many over the next two weeks.

Saunter To The White House 146 ; Obama Suspends Campaign To Visit Sick Grandmother

Barack Obama is canceling nearly all campaign events on Thursday and Friday to fly to Hawaii to see his 85 year old grandmother who is seriously ill.

It's believed that Madelyn Payne Dunham has suffered a broken hip.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; We wish Mrs Dunham well.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Saunter To The White House 145 ; Powell To Be Offered Role In An Obama Administration

Colin Powell may not be campaigning for Barack Obama, but that doesn't mean he's someone the Senator doesn't have his eye on.

In a Today show interview Obama said he would offer a role to Colin Powell in a future administration.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; That would be a turn around from which administration Powell use to work in.

Saunter To The White House 144 ; NYT Questions Raised Over McCain Health

There are gaps in the publicly disclosed medical records of Senator John McCain, a New York Times investigation has shown.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Give yourself some dignity John and release them.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Holding Them To Account 30 ; Rep. Bachmann Calls For New McCarthy Witch Hunt To Find 'Anti-Americans'

McCarthyism is alive in the halls of the US Capitol in 2008. Representative Bachmann of Minnesota wants to find those who are anti-American.

She includes Senator Obama in that grouping too.

Just watch this throwback to the fifties and how Chris Matthews tries his best to deal with it ;

Tell The Truthiness Says ; We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we dig deep in our history and doctrine and remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment, unpopular. We can deny our heritage and our history, but we cannot escape responsibility for the result. There is no way for a citizen of the Republic to abdicate his responsibility.

The Debate Was Fixed, See This Exclusive Footage!

Breaking news about the truth behind the final presidential debate ;

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Holy debate speak Batman!

BREAKING NEWS ; Joe The 'Not A Plumber' Plumber Goes To Bed

This news just in ;

Saunter To The White House 143 ; Colin Powell Endorses Obama

The former Secretary Of State, Colin Powell, has endorsed Barack Obama.

Here he is on this morning's Meet The Press ;

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Now, we're just awaiting Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld to endorse. We know it'll happen, don't you?

Palin's Two Saturday Night Live Skits

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Saunter To The White House 142 ; Post Debate Analysis

Here's some of MSNBC Countdown's post-debate analysis ;

McCain shines for his base ;

Abortion and the candidates ;

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The 'Hey Joe The Plumber' Final Presidential Debate

Was John McCain actually trying to win over just one voter during the final debate?

Tell The Truthiness Says ; John McCain should have tried this in the other two debates, he could have added another two people to his confirmed voters if he'd mentioned say Sandra from Kentucky and Delores from Atlanta. You've lost those two now John, it's just you and Joe.

Saunter To The White House 141 ; Analysis Of The Bradley Effect

Despite some small talk a few months back during the primaries, someone has done some serious discussion of the Bradley Effect.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; So is the Bradley Effect real and will it be in this election? Seems to be a difficult variable to factor, if the details of what happened during the primaries is any measure.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Holding Them To Account 29 ; White House Memos Show Endorsement On Torture

In what appears to have been a 'take out the trash day' style move, it's confirmed that George W Bush's White House endorsed CIA torture techniques in memos issued by them.

Not released until now, the memos gave the CIA official written confirmation that the White House supported their torture policies.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; If the election wasn't so close, this news would be front and centre. Seems the current administration is clearing out the smelly trash from the garage before the moving van arrives.

Holding Them To Account 28 ; Keith Olbermann's Special Comment On McCain/Palin Violent Rhetoric

In a one, two punch, here's Keith Olbermann calling out John McCain and Sarah Palin for their indifference to the violent comments being made at their rallies.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; It's surprising McCain or Palin haven't yet been seen raising their eyebrows and shrugging their shoulders at some of the comments. Maybe that's yet to come.

P.S. Is anyone thinking that a crossover edition of Countdown and Election Center, with Brown and Olbermann could be a 'must see' TV event? Someone get CNN and MSNBC on the phone!

Holding Them To Account 27 ; Campbell Brown Calls McCain/Palin On Race Baiting

The best reporter at CNN, Campbell Brown, spoke out about the race baiting that's been coming from the McCain/Palin rallies ;

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Keep it coming Campbell!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 12 - McCain Advisor Helped Saddam In 1992

As if the McCain campaign couldn't go anywhere else, it just did. Click here for details of William Timmons, the McCain transition team aide who lobbied for Saddam Hussein after the Gulf War.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Who's got terrorist ties now Mr McCain?

Holding Them To Account 26 ; David Frum's Stupid Equivalencies On Rachel Maddow

David Frum didn't reckon on how comparing apples to uranium would play on The Rachel Maddow Show, when he accused the host of contributing to the low political tone.

It didn't play well, at all, from any angle. We tried, we really did.

Rachel remained calm and reasonable throughout. When she followed up on what he'd said, David didn't answer the question on how what she does is comparable to people at rallies calling for Obama's head.

Tell The Truthiness ; David Frum, from now on, he will be called the apples and uranium guy. Fool. An apple and uranium mouth-filled fool.

Saunter To The White House 140 ; Button, Button, Who's Got The Button?

A small sidebar about US political memorabilia, for which collecting gears up at election time.

Click here for a video about Albert Feldstein, a collector of political pin badges.

Plus click here for a link to do with collecting in more detail from the Western Maryland Historical Library.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; We're keeping safe those Hillary Clinton playing cards for ebay sometime in the next decade.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saunter To The White House 139 ; McCain's Sneaky Socialism

The word socialist is the dirtiest of words in the US. So the sudden turn around by John McCain on economic policy, involving buying up of bad mortgages, can only be described as stunning. However, it's unworkable, since what would be deemed bad and what would be deemed affordable would be difficult to define as the economy changes.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Fair enough to announce a change in policy, but back it up with solid substance.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Saunter To The White House 138 ; McCain Calls Obama "that one".

What the hell was John McCain thinking in calling the opposing candidate for President, "that one"?

McCain's u-turn on the economy, which he calls, "fundamentally strong".

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Where was the McCain his campaign said was great at town hall meeting? Perhaps he was in another town hall, playing bingo or something.

Saunter To The White House 137 ; McCain Doesn't Get Much From Debate

Here's Countdown analysis of the Presidential debate, mostly on McCain.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Get off my lawn Mr Obama!

Second Presidential Debate ; Watch In Full Here

Tell The Truthiness Says ; What shall we call that debate? Lets call it, "that one."

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 11 - Craig Ferguson Reveals Betty White is McCain's Speechwriter!

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Betty White is right on the money. Craig, give her a regular spot!

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 10 - Letterman Goes After McCain On The Economy

We don't have an embed video yet, so click here for David Letterman's monologue dig at McCain.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; This will run and run. Where does the road to the White House run through?

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Gets Held To Account By Walters On The View

Tensions over John McCain, Sarah Palin and Barack Obama spilled out into near-warfare on The View this morning.

Sherri Shepherd surprised us for the better by leaping to Obama's defence on the subject of both candidate's poor judgement.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Who's up for the next Presidential Debate being moderated by The View hosts? Someone get MSNBC on speed dial.

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 9 - Polls Reflect McCain's Opinion Among Voters

Here's Countdown's analysis, including Nate Silver from the excellent, about the electoral map.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Gotta love that polling, you betcha!

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 8 - Trying To Bail Out The Boat, With Teacups

McCain first, country, a very distant second, third or maybe even twenty-ninth. Here's Countdown's coverage of the strategy of the McCain campaign to focus on mudslinging and to not talk about the economy, because they'll lose if they do.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; SOS... sinking fast... going down by the head... all watertight compartments breached... send help from GOP head office... if not leave answerphone message... SOS.

Special Comment On Palin's Smears On Obama

Monday, October 06, 2008

Saunter To The White House 136 ; Obama Goes After McCain Financial Past

With the McCain campaign going negative on unfounded allegations, especially from Sarah Palin, on Obama, the Democratic campaign is now going after McCain's shady financial past.

The Obama campaign is going to push McCain's involvement in the Keating Five corruption scandal of the late 80s and early 90s.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Will McCain began his rebuttal of questions on this with the, "I am a war hero you know", line? Probably. Bets now being taken, odds very short.

MSNBC's Happily Un-Odd Couple : Rachel & Pat

Here's an interesting article on the oft-pairing of Rachel Maddow and Pat Buchanan on MSNBC.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Getting two people who disagree a fair amount of the time to keep working together is a real plus for the public discourse.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Brian Williams Goes After Palin/McCain On Letterman

Tell The Truthiness Says ; It was a Vice-Presidential playdate.

Palin's Failin's 6 ; AP Calls Palin Obama Attacks "racially tinged".

The Associated Press have called out Sarah Palin on her attacks on Barack Obama, including her latest pathetic attempt.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Haven't got a clue? You betcha!

Palin's Failin's 5 ; Misquotes Madeline Albright From Starbucks Cup

Yes, inspiring quotes that the GOP Vice-Presidential candidate is now using are from Starbucks paper cups. And she still got it wrong!

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Can we expect Palin's "you betcha" to be on a cup soon?

Holding Them To Account 25 ; Campbell Brown - Jumps Off The Fence

Here's an interesting interview and article about Campbell Brown in the aftermath of her "I've had it" editorial.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; When things are skewed, you can't treat things with equal billing. At last someone at CNN has seen the light.

Sarah Palin/Tina Fey Does Flute Playing In Debate Skit

Satire at its best ;

Tell The Truthiness Says ; You betcha!

Saunter To The White House 135 ; The Full Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Palin's Failin's 4 ; Palin Doesn't Know Any Other Supreme Court Cases Than Roe

Here's the latest example of why she is not fit to be the Vice President.

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Saunter To The White House 134 ; Homer Goes For Obama, Nearly

The Simpsons have got on the election bandwagon and this clip shows Homer trying to vote for Obama, but things get in his way.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Vote for Mayor Quimby!

Palin's Failin's 3 ; Letterman Does Her Debate Top Ten

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

War On Reality Part 102 ; Bill Maher On The View, About Palin, Religion

Part One ;

Part Two ;

Tell The Truthiness Says ; With Sherri Shepherd sitting next to him is possibly the greatest combination of two people who have the least in common being together.

Saunter To The White House 133 ; New Yorker's Palin Cover

Tell The Truthiness Says ; This is all a response to what Sarah Palin said when questioned on her foreign affairs experience.

Palin's Failin's 2 ; Fails To Name A Single Publication She Reads

There's no need to explain any more when this keeps happening, just watch the Katie Couric report ;

Tell The Truthiness Says ; "Most of 'em... all of 'em... any of 'em", oh yeah, she's SO adorable, yeah!

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 7 - Craig Ferguson Gets McCain In The Membrane

Late night host Craig Ferguson, who recently became a US citizen, couldn't contain his rage about McCain in the last few days and just said what many people were thinking.

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Whaaaaaaaat?!

MCCAIN MELTDOWN 6 - Letterman & Guests Keep McCain Joke Going

Tell The Truthiness Says ; Shows no sign of stopping, there's this one as well that we couldn't get a direct embed for, yet!
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