Category: Johnny Mac

Fact-Checking the Fact-Checker

Fact-Checking the Fact-Checker

| September 19, 2008 | 4 Replies

The Washington Post has weighed in, in its “Fact Checker” column, on a John McCain ad and manages to make a hash of the whole thing. Whoever wrote this didn’t pay much attention to McCain’s ad and seems completely oblivious to the fact that they effectively proved the reporter who wrote the original Raines article […]

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Sorry Mr. Raines, Under the Bus with You. You, too, Washington Post.

Sorry Mr. Raines, Under the Bus with You. You, too, Washington Post.

| September 18, 2008 | 2 Replies

Two months ago, the Washington Post wrote: In the four years since he stepped down as Fannie Mae’s chief executive under the shadow of a $6.3 billion accounting scandal, Franklin D. Raines has been quietly constructing a new life for himself. He has shaved eight points off his golf handicap, taken a corner office in […]

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McCain and Obama Are Ignoring the Elephant in the Room

McCain and Obama Are Ignoring the Elephant in the Room

| September 18, 2008 | Reply

The more I think about this whole Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac/Mortgage debacle, the angrier I get. Both Barack Obama and John McCain are busy bashing “Wall Street”, the SEC, greedy capitalists, and each other but neither one of them is putting blame where it belongs. On Congress. Barack Obama isn’t blaming Congress because, well, it’s tough […]

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Six Billion Temptations

Six Billion Temptations

| September 18, 2008 | Reply

Daniel Henninger, writing in today’s Wall Street Journal, hits on a theme I explored back in February. You say Sarah Palin doesn’t have enough “experience” to run Washington? Washington is barely fit to be run. The problem isn’t standard political corruption. The problem is that the $2.8 trillion federal budget is a vast ocean of […]

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Obama and the Dems Front on McCain, Yo.

Obama and the Dems Front on McCain, Yo.

| September 17, 2008 | Reply

Oh, no. Oh, no. Oh, nooooooo… Oh no you didn’t! House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, when asked Tuesday whether Democrats bear some of the responsibility regarding the current crisis on Wall Street, had a one-word answer: “No.” Oh no you didn’t! Obama accused McCain of being an opponent of government regulation who turned a blind eye […]

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Is McCain About to Go Stupidly Maverick Again?

Is McCain About to Go Stupidly Maverick Again?

| September 15, 2008 | 2 Replies

Uh oh… I’m hearing disconcerting rumors that McCain is planning to endorse the so-called Gang of 10 16 20 energy legislation. The Gang of Whatever compromise is a giant, steaming chunk of pork and Democratic punishment of entrepreneurs. In short, it will open up an infinitesimal part of what is now off-limits to domestic drilling. […]

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What's the Subject of Obama's First Attack Ad on Issues that "Matter to Families"? John McCain's War Injuries

What's the Subject of Obama's First Attack Ad on Issues that "Matter to Families"? John McCain's War Injuries

| September 12, 2008 | 13 Replies

Oh, dear. Nancy boy crybaby Obama is angry…again. He’s promised to get fierce with John McCain and go on the attack. But his attacks won’t be just any attack. Oh, no. They’ll be important attacks. “I will guarantee, we are going to hit back hard,” he pledged. “But we are going to hit back hard […]

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What Is This A-Las-Ka?

What Is This A-Las-Ka?

| September 5, 2008 | 2 Replies

Heh. Funny stuff from Jim Treacher. Media Bubble, Sept. 2 — Embattled former beauty queen Sarah Palin* continued to wilt yesterday under the pressure of numerous fair, evenhanded media questions regarding the alleged state of “Alaska.” Palin has claimed to be “governor” of the legendary northern land mass, which, while heretofore undiscovered by explorers, was […]

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If You Thought the Left Was Panicking Before…

If You Thought the Left Was Panicking Before…

| September 4, 2008 | 1 Reply

How good has Sarah Palin been for John McCain so far? Despite some of the most ridiculous attacks yet seen during a modern Presidential campaign, Palin has helped McCain close eight points in three days. And the convention isn’t over yet. Is Barack Obama in deep trouble? Is the progressive left scared out of what […]

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Barack Obama's Response to Palin's Speech was Dumb When I Used it in Kindergarten

Barack Obama's Response to Palin's Speech was Dumb When I Used it in Kindergarten

| September 4, 2008

After Sarah Palin tore the roof of the sucka in Minneapolis, here’s Barack Obama’s reaction. “The speech that Governor Palin gave was well delivered, but it was written by George Bush’s speechwriter and sounds exactly like the same divisive, partisan attacks we’ve heard from George Bush for the last eight years,” spokesman Bill Burton said […]

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