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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Obama Leads McCain 52-43%!

A new Washington Post-ABC News Poll released just after midnight shows Sen. Obama taking a commanding 9 point lead over Sen. McCain. The latest LA Times-Bloomberg poll is scheduled to be released around 2pm today.

This Just in! McCain pulls out of Friday's debate due to "economic crisis"(?).

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Anonymous Anonymous said:


....Tomorrow morning, I will suspend my campaign and return to Washington after speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative. I have spoken to Senator Obama and informed him of my decision and have asked him to join me.

I am calling on the President to convene a meeting with the leadership from both houses of Congress, including Senator Obama and myself. It is time for both parties to come together to solve this problem.

September 24, 2008 12:10 PM  

Anonymous 4 more beers said:

From the Republican Party platform adopted last month:

"We do not support government bailouts of private institutions. Government interference in the markets exacerbates problems in the marketplace and causes the free market to take longer to correct itself."

Does that mean that Bush and McSame will stick with that, or render the whole platform useless when polticial expediency cries out for flipflops?

Or does it mean that the Republicans had absolutely no clue as to what was about to happen, and had no plan to react to it when it happened?

Oh sure, I want 4 more years of this!

September 24, 2008 12:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


September 24, 2008 12:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Other polls show that the economic crisis (on the Republicans' watch) is helping Obama in the battleground states.


September 24, 2008 12:17 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

It seems like the economic crisis would be even more reason to participate in the debate.

September 24, 2008 12:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

First they hide Sarah, now they are hiding McCain!

September 24, 2008 12:21 PM  

Anonymous can you hear me know? said:

Pew Research Center found that cell phone users favor Obama. The point being that telehphone surveys using landland phone numbers only, as they all do, don't produce accurate results.

It's not much, but by combining cell phone and landline numbers, Obama gets a couple extra points.


September 24, 2008 12:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And don't forget Obama is younger and much better looking than Mccain.

You can put lots of makeup and lipstick on McCain and he's still a wrinkled old man whose memory is fading fast.

Why is Sarah palin not fielding any questions from the press on the current $800 billion dollar Wall Street bailout?

September 24, 2008 12:32 PM  

Anonymous off with his head said:

Conservative syndicated columnist George Will argues today, in an piece titled "McCain Loses His Head," that John McCain is not ready for the presidency.

He cites McCain childish and irresponsible reaction to the financial crisis.

"It is arguable that, because of his inexperience, Obama is not ready for the presidency. It is arguable that McCain, because of his boiling moralism and bottomless reservoir of certitudes, is not suited to the presidency. Unreadiness can be corrected, although perhaps at great cost, by experience. Can a dismaying temperament be fixed?"


September 24, 2008 12:34 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

We need Barack Obama's unrivaled experience and wisdom in these troubled times, not that stupid bimbo woman Sarah Palin. Right Joe?

September 24, 2008 12:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

For those who hate the fact, that America "IS" going to have it's first African/Black American President......

Republican's for OBAMA

September 24, 2008 12:51 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

So the Old Man's afraid he's gonna soil his Depends on Friday night if he has to use actual human words against Barack Obama? So he gets escared and pulls out of the FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE???

I want a President who can spare 90 minutes of his freakin' time to address the American people.

Barry... CALL "BULLSHIT"! THE OLD MAN IS RUNNING SCARED! I know ... offer to switch the VP debates to this Friday instead. Then I won't think you're such a useless douchebag, McCain't.

What a pussy.

September 24, 2008 1:25 PM  

Blogger Joseph Mailander said:

Pulling out of the debate is just like his Palin pick: no ideas, no real talents, just stunts.

September 24, 2008 1:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

off with his head:

Channeling his inner Queen of Hearts, John McCain furiously, and apparently without even looking around at facts, said Chris Cox, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, should be decapitated. This childish reflex provoked the Wall Street Journal to editorialize that "McCain untethered" -- disconnected from knowledge and principle -- had made a "false and deeply unfair" attack on Cox that was "unpresidential" and demonstrated that McCain "doesn't understand what's happening on Wall Street any better than Barack Obama does."

Wait... did George Will just call John McCain a fag?

September 24, 2008 1:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

McCain's move shows that his campaign is not willing to watch idly by as the economic issue pushes the needle in Obama's direction. The ball is now firmly in Obama's court

September 24, 2008 1:40 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

And Barry's Camp responds that there is no reason to stop the campaign or the debate.
Politics as usual.
Who's he going to debate? Himself?
Pack up the tele-prompter and get ready to pontificate.

Thinking Barry doesn't want an investigation into the bailout- since him and his advisors are up to their eyeballs in the Freddie/Fannie scandal.
These people should be made to pay the money back, be investigated and face criminal charges.
Oh no- Obama wants to distance himself from the economic mess.
Last place he wants to be is back in the Senate to face the music.

September 24, 2008 1:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

I have to give the McC ppl credit for this latest campaign suspension move. If Obama says no, hes putting politics ahead of the country. If he agrees w McCain, hes a follower to Mcs’ leadership. Slipping badly in the polls, McCain has now put Obama in a box. His move…

September 24, 2008 1:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey John McCain...

You joke of a Presidential Nominee---it's called MULTI-TASKING, dumbass. Most Presidents can do it.

You... not so much, apparently. Rock on with our Fundamentally Sound Economy, Grampa. Now go clean up the mess you and your Keating Five cronies made. Dumbass.

September 24, 2008 1:48 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe is not even clear why he's a liberal beyond that "it's cool."

If he were the brilliant analyst that idiots like he and Higby think they are he would take note of RCP's poll of polls that has Obama up 3.7 which is still within the Bradley effect range.

Watch out for the shotgun owning guys in Penn, Michigan and Nevada to show up. They are clinging very bitterly to their guns and religion.

September 24, 2008 1:52 PM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

joseph mailander said: Pulling out of the debate is just like his Palin pick: no ideas, no real talents, just stunts.

Ha Ha. The theatrics continue:

from teh wonkette:

DEBATEGATE, LULZ, HA: “Organizers said Wednesday they were going ahead as planned with the first 2008 US presidential debate, despite Republican John McCain’s call to postpone the event in the face of the Wall Street crisis. ‘We have been notified by the Commission on Presidential Debates that we are proceeding as scheduled,’ said the University of Mississippi, which was to host Friday’s encounter between McCain and Democrat Barack Obama.” Seems like McCain knew they wouldn’t cancel this. He just wanted a few Maverick headlines, like back in the old days when he was a Star. It’s funny because no one cares, at all. Ha ha, his favorite President George Bush is speaking on teevee tonight, too.


/nelson muntz

September 24, 2008 1:59 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Why does John McCain hate America?

September 24, 2008 2:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Condi Rice helped prove that most democrats are racists. Now we find out most are ageists too.

September 24, 2008 2:05 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1:37. Don't get excited. It's "Cox" as in Christopher Cox, the former Republican Congressman from Orange County who needed a job, so without any credentials, he was named the head of the Security and Exchange Commission.

1:43 and 1:44. I would expect that any U.S. president should be able to handle more than one project at a time. Since he's admittedly too stupid to deal with economic issues, he certainly isn't going to be a help to anyone on that issue, so why not do the debate?

Oh, I know. Because the economic crisis is certain to be raised during the debate and he is still either clueless or afraid to take a position.

1:52. And/or they are still clinging to their racist feelings.

September 24, 2008 2:09 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

George Will is right: A patheic choice between an inexperienced smooth talker of nothings who got picked over Hillary and Biden and Dodd and all the old white guys and gals of his party because of his DNA, and an old hot-tempered guy whose war wounds make him unable to even bend or exercise, so he's older than his years and we know that body and mind are more connected than many in the West have realized. If one atrophies, so does the other.

there's something fundamentally wrong with the American system, that selects the most mediocre egotists who are just willing and able to withstand the too long, too grueling, election process.

Obama can't hold up Bill Clinton's pants if he were a belt, let alone take his place in the world. Note how Bill is pointedly absent from the big-eared little egotist's campaign, off in Africa doing his charity work. (Sort of like Cindy McCain much of the time -- maybe these two should have run instead. Cindy's more qualified than Palin any day, and has certainly traveled the world.)

We should do like the Brits, get it all over with in 6 weeks, having everyone debate and watch the process of elimination as the weeks go on.

September 24, 2008 2:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Joe Mailhandler says
Pulling out of the debate is just like his Palin pick: no ideas, no real talents, just stunts.

Sounds like Mailhandler. Remember his stunt closing down his blog because Miteltstadt criticized his beloved Phoney Mahoney?

September 24, 2008 2:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dull what rock did you crawl out of?

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September 24, 2008 2:23 PM  

Anonymous nelson muntz said:

Ha Ha -- your medium is dying!


September 24, 2008 2:27 PM  

Anonymous kinda like him said:

From the ABC poll:

62 percent of Obama supporters said they are "very enthusiastic," compared with 34 percent of McCain's supporters.

Coming out of the GOP convention, nearly half of those backing McCain said they did so fervently.

September 24, 2008 2:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

This just shows how unprepared McCain and the Moose shooter Palin is. Shows that McCain can't multi-task and if he can't even do a debate at the same time taking care of other business as Prez then we dont' want him.

You guys have to watch this hilariouos video of Chris Rock slamming Clinton. Obama is the man but dumb ass Clinton refused to say his name.


September 24, 2008 2:40 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

I think it was a great idea for McCain to "suspend" the debate because a lot of people will see it as one of those "Country First" moves.

Genuinely motivated or not, it was as good a move FOR HIS CAMPAIGN as was the Palin pick.

Without getting hysterical about what you want to be the outcome of the election, does anyone agree?

September 24, 2008 3:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Even when you have your head up your ass you do a decent job of covering local shit.

Please put a stop to JoeBee, Mailander, Zuma Dogg, Hiku and Valley Dull's lame comments on politics.

September 24, 2008 3:12 PM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

3:12 said: Please put a stop to JoeBee, Mailander, Zuma Dogg, Hiku and Valley Dull's lame comments on politics.

Ha ha ... made you comment!



September 24, 2008 3:20 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

David Letterman tells audience that McCain called him today to tell him he had to rush back to DC to deal with the economy.

Then in the middle of the taping Dave got word that McCain was, in fact just down the street being interviewed by Katie Couric. Dave even cut over to the live video of the interview, and said, "Hey Senator, can I give you a ride home?"

Earlier in the show, Dave kept saying, "You don't suspend your campaign. This doesn't smell right. This isn't the way a tested hero behaves." And he joked: "I think someone's putting something in his metamucil."

"He can't run the campaign because the economy is cratering? Fine, put in your second string quarterback, Sara Palin. Where is she?"

"What are you going to do if you're elected and things get tough? Suspend being president? We've got a guy like that now!"

September 24, 2008 3:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

joseph malehandler must be drunk, again.

September 24, 2008 3:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Slipping badly in the polls, McCain has now put Obama in a box. His move…

Delusional partisan hillbilly, most actual conservatives are only embarassed by a doddering fool who takes a crisis and turns it into a panic...

September 24, 2008 3:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

fox news reports:

The Republican presidential candidate asked the Presidential Debate Commission to postpone his first debate with Obama, which is scheduled to take place Friday night at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

Obama responded by saying that such disruptive measures were unnecessary.

“Presidents are going to have to deal with more than one thing at a time,” Sen. Obama said. “It’s not necessary for us to think that we can only do one thing and suspend everything else.” He said that he and McCain have large campaign planes that can get them out of Mississippi and back to Washington quickly. [end]

That's right MF's ---it's called MULTLI-TASKING!

Damn straight there's gonna be a debate, Juan McWeasle!

September 24, 2008 3:49 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Once again we have the dreaded "MSM" creating news with a poll. Let me know when every OBAMANISTA stop acting like Raiders fan and remember that a poll is no substitute for victory in November. BTW to paraphrase the "Presumptive Teleprompter President", post if you need me.

September 24, 2008 3:57 PM  

Blogger don quixote said:

McSame pulled out of the debate with Obama because he's afraid of black men of whom he heard never pull out early.
Naw I kid! He pulled out of the debate until his aides can finish explaining to him that Spain is in Europe not Latin America, that Al Qaeda hit men were not from Iran but Afghanistan, and Georgia is a country in Eastern Europe and not a famous Ray Charles song.

Two other last minute demands by the McCain camp were refused and led to the "pullout"
McSame wants cornerman Joe Lieberman to be able to whisper in his ear before he answers any of Obama's questions and McSame wants to have his favorite song Abba's "Dancing Queen" played loudly while he enters the arena in his Depends/Geritol sponsored NASCAR vehicle.

Show Me The Money!!

September 24, 2008 4:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Valley Dull you are an idiot.

September 24, 2008 4:04 PM  

Blogger Valley Doll said:

Don Quixote said: McSame wants to have his favorite song Abba's "Dancing Queen" played loudly while he enters the arena in his Depends/Geritol sponsored NASCAR vehicle.



September 24, 2008 4:17 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikula said,"Without getting hysterical about what you want to be the outcome of the election, does anyone agree?"

The answer is, "no" and "besides, you're stupid."

September 24, 2008 4:24 PM  

Anonymous biff said:

Yeah whatever the doll and the donkee ho-tee were attempting to cap on through obvious miles of unfamiliarity. I saw McCain's appearance at the Dover race and he did a good job. It was obvious he never had much NASCAR exposure, but he got the words right and there were no adult diapers or the other slur these two fools were alluding to. Listen fellas. Clay Aiken is finally gay and your man Obama will probably get elected, but where's that gonna get ya? Me, I'd rather spend four yrs trying to get an upskirt shot on Sarah. John Belushi would say, "But NO!"

Note to VD and her putana dq. If youse guys spent more time goosing your candidate and less time trying to cornhole the opposition you'd score more favor.. That's like cash to you whores.

September 24, 2008 4:35 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

People who work hard for their paycheck will always have money because they're figuring out the best way to earn it, and how to live within the means of their education or career.

Stop crying about who is going to help or hurt the country. Would you even know the difference?

McCain or Obama, does it even matter? Washington will always be packed with thieves.

Work harder, and you'll do better. This City can't elect 3 good, out of 15, city council people; we shouldn't put much stock in the ability of this population to pick a President. (After all, you couldn't manage to get John Kerry elected).

Stop crying about who is going to be president. Work a bit harder and build yourself a better paycheck, environment, and future for your kids. Don't wait for a President, or Congress, to do it for you.

Help thyself

September 24, 2008 4:53 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Hi 3:57,

Exactly. The only statistic that matters is the LIKELY voters.

Not who is "more enthusiastic."

You can have your enthusiasm. But pay attention to those who are "Likely Voters."


September 24, 2008 4:56 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikula is disintegrating right before our eyes!
Last week she was shoving Palin down our throats and now she just wants you to work hard for your family!

September 24, 2008 4:58 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does Zooma Dawg know that there isn't going to be a debate on friday? He is crowing that he is going to be at CH4.

September 24, 2008 4:59 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Why would I care if you work hard for your family? Give them Domino's Pizza each night of the week for all I care.

My commentary, Licorice Stick, is that you're quoting about voter "enthusiasm" when that has zero to do with who shows up at the polls.

As if you know a damn thing about the subject of Econometrics. You've probably never even heard the word right, Dopey?

Go... Go look up what Econometrics is, and then tell us what you know about how an economy works.

I disagree with everything Sarah Palin stands for, but am amused at how the left always goes for the bait on her.

September 24, 2008 5:02 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

And yes, it's econoMETRICS, not economics.

Go look it up, FOO'

September 24, 2008 5:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


CNN.com..September 24, 2008
McCain camp to propose postponing VP debate... Biden and Palin are set to debate October 2.

(CNN) — McCain supporter Sen. Lindsey Graham tells CNN the McCain campaign is proposing to the Presidential Debate Commission and the Obama camp that if there's no bailout deal by Friday, the first presidential debate should take the place of the VP debate, currently20scheduled for next Thursday, October 2 in St. Louis.
In this scenario, the vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin would be rescheduled for a date yet to be determined, and take place in Oxford, Mississippi, currently slated to be the site of the first presidential faceoff this Friday.
Graham says the McCain camp is well aware of the position of the Obama campaign and the debate commission that the debate should go on as planned — but both he and another senior McCain adviser insist the Republican nominee will not go to the debate Friday if there's no deal on the bailout.

September 24, 2008 5:04 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikula wasn't even clever when she kept it to 17 syllables. Now she must resort to name calling. Terrific.

September 24, 2008 5:53 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Hello 5:53,

How long have you been reading this blog? They've been using the phrase "dum dum" long before I got here.

I guess you've not read the 500x Mr. Higby has used the phrase "Comment away, Dum Dums!"

Who are you? Joe Biden? Making it up as you go along?

September 24, 2008 6:07 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

The slogan around the Mayor Sam Blog is:
"We Report, You Go Play On The Freeway"

September 24, 2008 6:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

it would take your reading all of her haikus to know, i suppose.

September 24, 2008 6:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


Those same crooks and thieves who populate Washington are in the McCain campaign and they will keep feeding you BS as long as you want.

People will not view McCain's backing out of the debates as a "country first" move for two reasons:

1. Presidents are expected to handle many things at a time.

2. He told everyone that he doesn't know squat about economics.

Instead, it will be viewed a cowardess.

The challenge came, and he turned his back and ran.

It might be different if he could come up with a solution to the economic crisis, but he won't.

He'll be left with trying to say that he worked behind the scenes to solve the problem, take credit for everyone else's work, and then have to live with the shame of hiding from the debates.

September 24, 2008 6:29 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Who cares if they are clever or not, tho I must say you seem to have studied the haikus a lot. You honor me.

We're here for one reason: blow off some steam and make the hits go thru the ceiling.

Thank you for shopping.

September 24, 2008 6:32 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haikula becomes more like Zuma Dogg every day. Only she posts way more and when she gets slammed for being a complete bore, she calls it an honor.

September 24, 2008 6:59 PM  

Blogger haikula said:


Do you mean b-o-o-r?

You are such a child to correct my spelling on Joe B's post, yet you don't seem to know the differing between boring and boorish.

I can hardly be boring to such a boor like yourself, since you spend so much time obsessed with me.

Post a picture. Do you look like a boar?

You're so sweet. Thank you for shopping.

September 24, 2008 7:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

6:59 = Valley Dope.

She hasn't posted much lately since her meltdown.


September 24, 2008 7:33 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Where is the soccer monkey known as valley dip? No will power to stay off the blog and focused on her ex's lap and make him feel good. tuna meltdown?

September 24, 2008 8:00 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If bore means boring, then Haikula is certainly that.

September 24, 2008 8:02 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

802 maybe you should look up the differences before you show that you still don't know the differences. You seem to be one person who is not bored by her. it is 8 o'clock and look where you are.

September 24, 2008 8:29 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haiku is running circles around you FOOs. lol.

September 24, 2008 8:49 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


September 24, 2008 9:33 PM  

Anonymous michael finnegan said:

NEWS FLASH @ 9:44 p.m. - "Obama & McCain: Both parties must work together to avoid economic catastrophe." - Fox News Channel

Michael Finnegan

September 24, 2008 9:47 PM  

Anonymous katy wumpus said:

Valley Dump, how does it feel to be dwelling at the bottom of the L.A. River Flood Plain, aka SFV? Have you felt the ground bounce around during an earthquake dear?

September 24, 2008 9:50 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hiakula writes.....
"Exactly. The only statistic that matters is the LIKELY voters.
Not who is "more enthusiastic."


I wonder why Haikula did post thst comment when Higby poted a comment about the 60,000 enthusiastic Palin supporters.

What a dumb ass Haikula has proven herself to be. hahahaha

September 24, 2008 10:03 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Haiku is running circles around herself! lol

September 24, 2008 10:15 PM  

Anonymous maverick said:

I've learned to distrust the Washington Post - ABC News Poll. They've been as accurate as Joe Biden's statement about FDR's TV speech regarding the Great Depression.

A more scientific poll shows Obama leading 55% to 44% nationally, but also shows firm electoral votes for Obama at 193 and McCain at 189.

Personally, I believe this election is so close that there might be a 269 to 269 tied electoral vote.

September 24, 2008 10:32 PM  

Blogger haikula said:

Hi 10:03,

This will be my last comment on this subject. Here are all the ways you're proving me smart,and you dumb:

1. Higby didn't post the story.
2. I posted the story. Look it up.
3. I didn't write a single word about Palin's 60,000 being enthusiastic.
4. I wrote purely about the NUMBER of people who SHOWED UP.

5. In fact, I didn't even WRITE about the subject. I just reposted it from the news.

You are 5-0. Go look it up, and then punch yourself in the neck. Got that Coffee Cakes?

It's no wonder you're a Democrat; you can't make a living on your own, and without government aid.


September 25, 2008 6:22 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Does Haikula call everybody Coffee Cakes because she sits around on her Big Buns all day blogging?

September 25, 2008 9:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

If I recall correctly the polls also predicted that Sen. Hillary Clinton was winning. Just ask Mayor Villaraigosa who claimed he ran the most important campaign of his life as he supported Hillary Rod.

Go McCain and Palin!

September 25, 2008 8:39 PM  

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