Economy? Economy? We don’t need no stinking economy.

October 9, 2008 | By | 4 Replies More


Man, these guys have reached an all-time low, even for the GOP.  They are trying to distract us from thinking about the economy.

At a Florida GOP rally, a Sheriff in full black regalia announced that on November 4th the voters there “would leave Barack HUSSEIN Obama wonderin’ what happened!” That sheriff is now under investigation for violations of the Hatch Act which prohibits political activity while in uniform.

We have Gov. Sarah a.k.a. “Caribou Barbie” Palin running around the country accusing Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama of “pallin’ around with terrorists!” Hey, Caribou Barbie, what’s that about people who live in glass houses?

Gov. Palin will repeat any lie she is able because, in her mind, she is on a mission from God. I swear if I hear another dropped ending “g” from Caribou Barbie, I’m a gonna be barfin’, you betcha!

And there are the viral e-mail campaigns about Sen. Obama’s nationality, Muslim faith, and such which smack of George W. Bush and Karl Rove’s famous “McCain is insane” and “McCain fathered an illegitimate child of color” smears against John McCain in the run-up to the GOP South Carolina primary in 2000.

So, here’s the major distraction from McCain-Palin fueled by Karl Rove to keep people from thinking about the economy and the mess it’s been made of by George W. Bush and John McCain, who admits he votes with Bush 90% of the time, and on the “most transcendent issues” even more than 90% of the time.

John McCain publicly bemoaned the plight of those who lost their homes to foreclosure in the second debate. But, even before the debate, McCain and his GOP supporters had launched a campaign to purge voter rolls of those which had lost their homes to foreclosure in Michigan.

The McCain and GOP efforts in Michigan prompted a lawsuit which alleged the campaign was racially discriminatory in its intention and effect as it targeted areas where there were both high Democratic votes and significant African American and Hispanic populations. In the suit filed in the District Court of Michigan the long history of racially discriminatory practices of the GOP/RNC are recounted, the many voter discrimination lawsuits filed against and lost by the GOP/RNC are recounted. Most prominently, the lawsuit filed in the District Court in New Jersey which resulted in a consent decree by the RNC to refrain from activities which suppress minority votes is mentioned in detail.

So, as we go forward to Election Day on November 4, 2008, it is clear that the McCain-Palin campaign wants two things  It doesn’t don’t want you to think about how George W. Bush, John McCain and the GOP have made a shambles of our economy and of middle class access to the American Dream.  And they don’t want African-Americans, Hispanics or anyone who has lost their home to foreclosure to vote.


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imothy E. Hogan is a trial attorney, a husband, a father of two awesome children and a practicing Roman Catholic in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Hogan has done legal and political work in Jefferson City, Missouri for partisan and non-partisan social change, environmental and consumer protection groups. Mr. Hogan has also worked for consumer advocate Ralph Nader in Washington, DC and the members of the trial bar in the State of New York. Mr. Hogan’s current interests involve remaining a full time solo practitioner pioneer on the frontiers of justice in America, a good husband and a good father to his awesome children.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    Here's a version of the Ayers "controversy" that the Republicans don't want to consider:

    1. Barack served on the Annenberg foundation with Aryes

    2 Annenberg foundations is owned by Walter Annerberg, a friend of President Reagan

    3. Mrs. Annenberg just endorsed John McCain.

    Now the question is

    1. Why did the Annerbergs allowed Aryes to serve on the board?

    2. Is John McCain calling the Annerbergs a pal of a terrorist?

    3. Since Mrs. Annenberg has endorsed John McCain, that mean John McCain has accepted the endorsement of someone who allowed Ayres to serve on the board of her the charitable foundation.

    4. Meaning John McCain is palling with someone who pals with a terrorist.

  2. Vicki Baker says:

    Have you no sense of decency, Sarah Palin? At long last, have you no decency?

  3. Mobius 118 says:

    Clearly, the GOP is unrepentant of the mud-slinging tactics they employ, no matter how outrageously untrue whatever they throw is.

    He's a terrorist, a Manchurian candidate, a foreigner, scary, whatever they say he is, and the mindless drones agree, only because they're caught up in the mob mentality that strikes at these conventions.

    Here we have a real crisis, and they're still throwing negative personal attacks at Obama, because they're afraid to have to work for a living. I think Sarah should work Friday night sanitation at Kraft with me, just once. Maybe then she'll get some perspective on how real people make a living.

  4. Tim Hogan says:

    Nah, Palin's "like us!" Palin lives in a $600,000.00 home, apparently doesn't pay taxes on some $60,000.00 in income from the state, has a family income close to $300,000.00 a year, a plane, sno-cat, and a shotgun wedding to pay for, maybe, eh?

    Yep, Sarah Palin's just like us!

    Except, she's also been cleansed of witches!

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