Friday, September 26, 2008

Democratic Pollster Zogby Says the Pieces are in Place for an Electoral Landslide


Pollster John Zogby, an American of Arab descent with no love for the Bush administration or Republicans, said in a promotional forum for his new book that all of the structural components are in place for an Electoral Collge landslide - for John McCain.

Zogby, speaking before a group in Rochester, NY, said that the election will remain close until the end, but much like Ronald Reagan's 1980 victory, it will break hard for McCain at the end, and push him over the top in an electoral landslide.

"Essentially the election is at equilibrium," he said. "This election will stay close until the end."

He also pointed out that despite writing 2 bestselling books, Barack Hussein Obama had failed to close the sale with the American people, or convince them that he's the safer choice in a troubled times.

Zogby is simply reinforcing what we've been thinking here at OGOD for a long time. In the end, it won't be very close.

OGOD!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

BHO Screws the Pooch Again


So yesterday the whole sub-prime mortgage "crisis" breaks out all over the media, with McCain suspending his campaign to rush back to Washington to deal with getting a relief bill through Congress. First, Obama shows his decisive leadership by declaring that he'll show up only "if they need me." Way to lead like a President, BHO.

But that's not the best part. In the midst of a hastily called and off teleprompter news conference, BHO unleashes this sure to be classic OGOD:

"With respect to the debates, it’s my belief that this is exactly the time when the American people need to hear from the person who, in approximately 40 days, will be responsible for dealing with this mess."



Um, no Barry, there won't a "new person resposible" for dealing with "this mess" in 40 days, It's forty days until the election, Brainiac. John McCain doesn't take office until January, 2009.

Now try to imagine the reaction if McCain or Palin had said something this stupid.

OGOD!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Is the B. Hussein Obama Campaign Writing off Pennsylvania?

For the second time in 2 days, BHO's VP candidate has taken a position diametrically opposed to that of his ticket leader. At a rally in Ohio, he came out strongly against any kind of coal plant, including the so-called "clean coal."



Hmm, "No coal plants here in America" is pretty unoquivocal, and it is in stark contrast to the Obama campaign's platform position on the issue:

Develop and Deploy Clean Coal Technology.
Obama’s Department of Energy will enter into public private partnerships to develop five “first-of-a-kind” commercial scale coal-fired plants with clean carbon capture and sequestration technology.


The other big problem is that it effectively writes off most parts of Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Without at least a split in Western PA, Obama has no hope of carrying the state in November. Keep in mind however that Pennsylvania is run by Governor Ed "How many votes do you need?" Rendell, so it may be tough for McCain to win a close one there. But also remember that Rendell was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, and has no love for Obama.

So the question is, what's up? Well, we here at OGOD have an idea; Maybe this isn't a gaffe by Biden at all, but a a trial ballon by the BHO campaign. Is it possible that BHO sees the writing on the wall in Pennsylvania, where a recent poll (corrected to match the demographic make-up of the 2006 election) shows McCain with a 49-46 advantage, and where BHO is bleeding rural voters and hockey mom's at an alarming rate? Could this be the start of a new -- and desperate -- electoral strategy to write off Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania and instead appeal to the hardcore envriofanatics in Colrado, New Mexico and Nevada?

Under this strategy, he gives up Pennsylvania's 21 electoral votes, but grabs 19 back from those three western states. This would still leave him in an electoral deficit at 281 to 257, unless he can somehow manage to pry Virgina, which all the polls show is close, away from the republicans for the first time in a generation.


From 270 to Win.com

If true, it's a hyper risky strategty for BHO, but with the way he's bleeding in the polls, he may have no choice but to roll the hard 6.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

"Gas Prices are at an All time High"

The BHO campaign sent out an email to his followers last Thursday (the 18th) which contains the following little ditty:

"The economy hit a new low this week, and in every part of the country, people like you are feeling it.

More than 600,000 Americans have lost their jobs since January. Home foreclosures are skyrocketing, and home values are plunging. Gas prices are at an all-time high..."

Um, Earth to BHO; gas prices are not at an "all time high." The price of gasoline has dropped 28 cents, or about 6.3% since June. I paid $3.55 at Costco the other day.

But don't let that get in the way of a good bit of politicking, BHO. It's not like the truth matters or anything...

OGOD!

UPDATE: And then there's this study by 2 LA Times reporters. It turns out gas is actually more affordable now than it was in the halcyon days of gas guzzling muscle cars:

"Although it's true that the real (inflation-adjusted) and nominal (posted) prices of gasoline are higher than at any time since World War II, even at the recent peak national average of $4.11 a gallon (California's average Friday was $4.17), gasoline is still more affordable today than it was during the Kennedy administration. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke worries that increasing fuel prices might eat up so much disposable income that it flat-lines consumer spending and tanks the economy. But it's difficult to square that worry with what we call the "affordability index" -- the ratio of the average person's disposable income to the price of gasoline.

After studying the average yearly price of gasoline from 1949 to 2007, and assigning the number "1" to the ratio in 1960, we found today's prices comparable to what they were in 1960 (1.35 today to 1.00 in 1960, with a high of 3.32 in 1998). The higher the gasoline affordability index figure, the lower the price of gasoline relative to disposable income."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"This Campaign is About Those Who Will Never See the Inside of a Building Like This..."


BHO, at a $28,500 dollar per-plate fundraiser in Hollywood:

"Just remember what this campaign has been about from the start, it's not about Barack Obama it's not Joe Biden or Sarah Palin or John McCain... It's about you and it's about us and it's about those who will never see the inside of a building like this."

Of course, when Obama spoke those eloquent words acknowledging the everyman who can never afford to hang out with the coke snorting, whore mongering millionaires and billionaires who make up his most loyal constituency (Hollywood), he was in Greystone Mansion -- which is now a museum and open to the public.

Ooops...

OGOD!

"What Can I Tell You"

All I can say is that Obama must be getting desperate if he was willing to go on the O'Reilly Factor after the convention. He's already losing white men and independents, and now white women have turned against him. Watch him get chewed up by Bill O'Reilly on Fox News on the question of his relationship with the infamous Reverend Wright starting at about the 4:30 mark:



So, O'Reilly nails him when he claims he never heard Wright say "Not God bless America, God damn America!" when he points out that the very speeches that are now so famous were for sale in the church's lobby every time Obama went to attend services there. Obama's response? "What can I tell you."

"What can I tell you?!"

Uh, well BHO, how about a substantive response to the question. Is it really credible that you didn't know, for over 20 years, that your "spiritual mentor" harbored such fierce anti-American views? And that you never noticed the videos for sale in the lobby? What can I tell you isn't an answer, it's a punt. And we can't afford a president who punts.

I'm trying to imagine what kind of a President he would make under pressure...

Reporter: "President Obama, the Iranians just launched a nuclear weapon from an offshore barge using a using a North Korean missile that could have been shot down using 1980's technology, but you pulled all the funding for missile defense. Given that Los Angeles is now a burning cinder, and the Wild Goose is no longer open, how can you defend this judgment you made?"

President Obama: "What can I tell you."

I'm beginning to get the impression the guy is trying to lose this election...

OGOD!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Obama - I'm More Negative Than McCain!

I was going to do something different today, but I just couldn't resist this latest OGOD...

BHO: "If we're going to ask questions about, you know, who has been promulgating negative ads that are completely unrelated to the issues at hand, I think I win that contest pretty handily."

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/Vote2008/story?id=5803765&page=1

Well, congratulations on that little triumph, BHO.

And guess what? BHO's OGOD's have been coming so fast and furious, he's now using a teleprompter to make his campaign speeches.



OGOD!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

"I Have Now Been in 57 States"

This is a classic OGOD. At a campaign event on May 9th in Beaverton, Oregon, BHO talks about having visited "57 states," with one to go...



And, evidently, Alaska and Hawaii don't count in Obama's electoral map, because he was "not allowed" to go those states.

Presumably, he meant to say "47" states. Interestingly, there are 57 member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, but that's probably a coincidence.

Probably.

Tomorrow: "What can I tell you."

OGOD!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Obama Campaign Mocks McCain as Computer Iliterate - Without Checking Google First

Well, the hits just keep on coming.

Hot on the heels of a ballistic descent in the polls caused his ill-advised comparison of Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin to a pig and his own admission about his "Muslim Faith," BHO capped the worst political week in recent memory with this soon-to-be classic OGOD, his latest campaign TV ad:

"1982, John McCain goes to Washington," an announcer says over chirpy elevator music. "Things have changed in the last 26 years, but McCain hasn't. He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send an e-mail... After one president who was out of touch, we just can't afford more of the same."

The full ad is here:



Uh, there's just one problem. There's a perfectly valid reason that John McCain "can't" use a computer. He's crippled.

McCain, because of the horrendous injuries he suffered while in communist captivity in the Vietnam war, has a very difficult time using a computer keyboard. Because of these same injuries, he also can't comb his own hair, put on a shirt by himself, or toss a football. And he suffered all of these injuries while in the service of his country, not while shooting hoops with his peeps as a "community organizer" or sitting in on board meetings with an admitted terrorist who bombed police stations, the US Capitol and the Pentagon before Osama bin Laden made it fashionable, and further regrets not killing more American service men. Oh yeah, and Bill Ayres also gave BHO his start in politics.

Furthermore, BHO could have easily found this by simply looking it up on the Internet. Isn't it kind of hard to criticize your opponents lack of computer acumen when your ENTIRE CAMPAIGN STAFF can't seem to manage a simple search on Google?

They might have, for instance found this New York Times interview in which he states, without mentioning his injuries, that he is very aware of the Blogosphere, occasionally goes online (though he doesn't feel a need to) and uses a Blackberry from time to time.

The mind boggles. In the last week, the candidate of Hope has called one (or both) of his opponents a pig, stated he's a Muslim, and attacked an American war hero for not using a device he has trouble using because of war injuries.

I can't wait until he starts picking on Saraha Palin's retarded baby. Maybe next week.

OGOD!

Update 9/16/2008: Obama spokesman Bill Burton went on Fox News and when questioned about the fact that McCain can't use a computer comfortably because of his injuries, proceeded to simply talk over the question and act like the host, Bill Hemmer, never asked it:



Watching the video, it's obvious that Burton didn't even know that McCain's injuries were the reason he "can't use a computer."

No wonder his leads in Pennsylvania and Colorado have evaporated, and his lead in New York is down to 5 points, and in New Jersey it's down to 3. The candidate of Hope is clueless.

Update update: This Forbes article also completely puts the lie to BHO's assertions:

"In certain ways, McCain was a natural Web candidate. Chairman of the Senate Telecommunications Subcommittee and regarded as the U.S Senate's savviest technologist, McCain is an inveterate devotee of email. His nightly ritual is to read his email together with his wife, Cindy. The injuries he incurred as a Vietnam POW make it painful for McCain to type. Instead, he dictates responses that his wife types on a laptop. "She's a whiz on the keyboard, and I'm so laborious," McCain admits."

So let's see, the BHO campaign spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on an ad depciting McCain as out of touch with modern technology, when in fact he's regarded as the Senate's "savviest technologist?"

And isn't it kind of a long way from the truth to claim McCain "can't send an email" when you consider the description in the Forbes article? Oh, but wait a minute... truth? This is the OBAMA campaign we're talking about. I forgot.

OGOD!

Friday, September 12, 2008

It's Always a Bad Idea to go off Script, Barry...

Check out this classic hit from BHO's critically acclaimed but panned by the public World Tour:

"...you know, it's always a bad practice to say "always" or "never..."

Huh? My head is spinning at the logic there. I mean, if it's always a bad idea to say always, then wasn't it a bad idea for Barry to say it's always a bad idea to say always... uh, I mean...

Wow. Perhaps this position is just too nuanced and sophisticated for my primitive ape's brain to comprehened. On the other hand, isn't this exactly the kind of logic that Captain Kirk used to send Norman the robot into an endless loop trying to figure it out? And isn't that as good an argument as there is for not putting too much power in one centralized location, like the Federal Government, as BHO wants to do?

You be the judge:

video

OGOD!

"My Muslim Faith"

Well well well, BHO just can't seem to get out of his own way. In a Sunday interview with ABC News' impartial George Step-on-all-of-us, Obama let slip this doozy...

video

"My Muslim Faith?"

Step-on-all-of-us of course quickly reminded him that he's supposed to be a Christian, if even a Christian that seems to think it's perfectly OK for a baby who's born alive after a botched "medical proceedure" (an abortion) to be left alone in a closet to die rather than be given medical treatment. One wonders how long that statement would have hung in the air if Steppy hadn't so quickly corrected him.

I'd like to believe that this is just a slip of the tongue and not a Freudian Slip, but quite frankly, given the non answers about the Madrassa\Not a Madrassa that he attended in Indonesia, and the slippery stuff he's trying to pull about his birth certificate, I have my doubts. In any event, this is yet another example that when he's off script and off teleprompter, he's a walking talking gaffe machine.

It also eerily reminds me of something my maternal grandmother Hazel (who I did not throw under the bus) once told me:

"If you always tell the truth, you never have to remember what you said."

Next: "It's Always a bad idea..."

OGOD!

"You can put lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig.”

That was the “seeing purple” Senator from Illinois. You know, the one who’s going to bring us all together by reaching across the aisle and ennoble us all with his soaring, inspirational rhetoric and positive campaign.

I guess that all goes out the window when you’re falling behind, and losing more ground every day.

Of course, everyone knew who he was talking about in his calculated, rehearsed remarks. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who proudly calls herself a “hockey mom,” and memorably saluted all those other hockey mom’s during her speech at the Republican National Convention:

GOV. PALIN: I had the privilege of living most of my life in a small town. I was just your average hockey mom and signed up for the PTA. I love those hockey moms. You know, they say the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull: lipstick.

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The McCain camp wasted no time in hitting back with a stinging "lipstick" ad.

Obama then went on "Late Night with David Lefterman" in an attempt to quell the outrage, and insulted everyone's intelligence by claiming he was misunderstood:

Obama: “But keep in mind that, technically, had I meant it that way, she would have been the lipstick, you see?” (audience, Dave laugh) “But now we’re…”

Dave: “I don’t know, you’re way ahead of me.” (audience laughs)

Obama: “Yeah, the failed policies of John McCain would be the pig.”


Oh, right. Even if we didn't notice all the Obamasiah followers laughing and snickering because they knew he was referring to Palin, that's so much better. Calling your opponent, a true American hero who suffered for years in squalid torture chamber in North Vietnam, a pig, well that's so much better.

Next - "My Muslim Faith"

OGOD!