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Now that the NY Times phony sex/lobbyist scandal about John McCain has been exposed for the fraud it was, the left is on to it's next attempt to undermine McCain's candidacy, which has caused one of my favorite political standup comedians, Howard Dean, to return to the news this week. Dean is most remembered as the 2004 Democratic presidential frontrunner for about 10 minutes, until people realized he was insane. Upon discovering his lunacy, Democrats did the logical thing, and made him the head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). You can go here for some classic dumb Dean quotes. Here's a sample of Howie's brilliance :
"The idea that the United States is going to win the war in Iraq is just plain wrong."
Very patriotic, Howard. Now that I think about it, Barack Obama holds the same belief.
Anyway, as DNC head, Mr. Dean has currently decided that the only fair way to conduct this year's presidential elections is for John McCain to be forbidden from raising any more money at all between now and november, while Barack Obama is allowed to raise all he wants. I kid you not. That is exactly what Dean is attempting to bring about. You see, back when McCain's presidential chances were looking pretty slim and he wasn't raising any money, McCain filed his intention to accept federal funds. If a candidate accepts federal funds, there is a limit to the amount of money he can spend, and McCain is almost to the limit. However, McCain never accepted the federal funds, because, as we all know, his presidential campaign turned around. Now McCain doesn't need the federal funds and doesn't want them. That doesn't work for Howie. He wants to hold McCain to the spending limits for the federal funds that he never took. I kid you not. That's our crazy old Howie, alright. There are a couple ironies here. The first one is that Howard Dean pulled the exact same switcheroo on federal funds in 2004 that he is objecting to McCain doing now. The second irony is that McCain is attempting to get around the rules that he himself imposed with McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform. We told you it was a bad idea, John. You'd think the fact that RUSS FEINGOLD was the co-sponsor of the bill would have tipped you off that it was bad legislation. Read about the campaign finance flap here.
The Clinton campaign apparently forwarded a photo of Barack Obama dressed in traditional Somali garb (read: looking like a Muslim) to the Drudge Report. The implication is that Barack is a secret Al Qaeda operative who will blow up the country once he tricks us into making him president. Classy move, Clintonistas. Obama has declared the photo's release to be the 'worst example of man's inhumanity to man in all of recorded human history', or something like that. Hillary denies all knowledge, as usual. You can see the photo here if you care about this non-story.
Hillary also mocked Obama's superfluous rhetoric and Jesus-like hold over his acolytes, by saying the following at a Providence rally:
“I could just stand up here and say ’Let’s just get everybody together, let’s get unified. The sky will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect. Maybe I’ve just lived a little long, but I have no illusions at how hard this is going to be. You are not going to wave a magic wand and have the special interests disappear.”
The video is actually pretty funny. For the first time ever, Hillary made me laugh. You can watch it here.
Ralph Nader has entered the presidential race, causing conservatives to yawn and liberals to cry 'oh no, not again !'. Apparently, Barack Obama isn't far enough to the left for Ralph. He calls Obama a "corporate Democrat". Hmmm. And here I thought only Republicans were allowed to be called "corporate". Does this mean that some Democrats have jobs too ? Obama had the following dismissive reaction to Nader's candidacy (this is from The Australian):
On the Nader candidacy, Senator Obama said: "My sense is that Mr Nader is somebody who, if you don't listen and adopt all of his policies, he thinks you're not substantive. He seems to have a pretty high opinion of his own work." He also speculated that Mr Nader's "few percentage (points) of the vote" would not influence the election outcome.
Ouch. Saint Obama says thou shalt not pretend to the throne, Mr. Nader.
Nader refers to such reactions to his candidacy as "bigoted", and refers to Washington D.C. as "corporate occupied territory". You can read the entire Australian article here.
Back to you, liberal media.