Friday, January 4, 2008

They're Not On The Same Page

Usually McBride and Sykes are parroting the same talking points. (Gee, how does that happen?) That is until we got to Iowa.

McBride offers her spin on what happened in the Iowa Caucus, in an unusually coherent and logical manner (well, for the most part, anyway...we can't expect miracles). Among her points was this:

Note to the MSM: When you trash a Republican candidate, Republican voters like that person more. While you were laughing at Huckabee for playing a negative ad to reporters, he was thinking: "Please keep laughing at me. Thanks!"

Meanwhile, we have Sykes who saw Huckabee winning and quickly posted a piece with the title of:


Does this mean Sykes is part of the mainstream media? Does that make him a liberal? I think they have both been reading McIlheran too much, and are now just as confused as him.


  1. Usually McB's posts can be compared to her dreams for her husband's desires.

    Not sure about last night's post.

    In the last two presidential elections, people voted for the guy they'd want to have a beer with. No one wants to have a beer with Hillary. Mitt Romney doesn't even drink beer. In all seriousness, likability matters

    Don't count Giuliani out. I think he could see a resurgence. I'm not convinced that Huckabee can play as well elsewhere (the 40% evangelical thing again), especially as more details come out about his ethics and tax issues on the national stage. Then again, are voters concerned about ethics really going to turn to Giuliani? Still, Giuliani-Obama: Quite an experience differential there. Even Huckabee-Obama? One looks like the Dad. The other looks like the Kid. Obama looks REALLY young compared to any of the Republicans. I suppose that might be a plus in some corners, but it highlights the experience gap. McCain-Obama? Grandpa

    I also think people have Clinton fatigue. Think about the Clinton era, quickly. What do you feel? I feel exhausted. Who wants to revisit that feeling? The Bush presidency has been exhausting too. People are really tired of the negativity. And so I return to the Optimism Factor

    Somewhere Tommy Thompson is still muttering, This Was Supposed To Be Me

    Note to the MSM:

    You be the judge.

  2. It's going to be fun watching the blood trickle out of the ears of the local right-wing hack brigade as they try with their limited logic skills and retarded moral core to diminish the Obama tidal wave that's about to wash over America. To this point, they've done what right-wingers do when faced with the force of the people: run and hide. Oh, they'll take their pot shots at the bias the mainstream media shows for Obama, but that isn't happening apart from a national phenomenon. 28 years after Ronald Reagan launched his campaign at the site of the slaying of three civil rights workers, complete with the code words that made the moment so purely evil, we now have a black man making way to clear the temple of the moneychangers. The local right wing star chamber will be playing by themselves and the John Birchers as this country starts to awake from the haze of this nightmare period, in which fear was the coin of the realm and imps willing to sell that poison were rewarded with talk shows. The fog is lifting. There is a thing called righteousness and, sorry you small-market adulterers, it's about to flow right over your candy asses.

  3. You must admit that with the filed of candidates, the right wing's prospects for the White House are not as bleak as they were a year or so ago. Once Obama (assuming at this point there is no other viable outcome) is confirmed he better get a cohesive message and entourage because there is still a long time for an inexperienced politician to stumble.

  4. Trouble in CamelotJanuary 5, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    She's not posting. He's on Bud and aussie wine.

  5. Well if McBride doesn't post on Doyle endorsing Obama and accuse him of angling for a cabintet position she must be sick


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