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Month: February 2008

February 29, 2008
Jon Stewart Warned McCain About "Crazy Base World"

The Daily Show's Jon Stewart tried to warn him in 2006, but John McCain didn't listen. Battered by all sides over his embrace of End Times Pastor John Hagee, John McCain is finally experiencing the blowback from his pandering visits to "crazy base world." First, a little history. As he prepared for his presidential run, […]

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February 29, 2008
Lessons of '84: Clinton Needs Obama Mistakes, Not Red Phone Ads

The blogosphere is buzzing about the new "It's Three AM" ad from Hillary Clinton. Brought to the airwaves by the same creator of Walter Mondale's famous 1984 "Red Phone" spot, Clinton's ad is similarly designed to raise doubts - and fears - about an inexperienced Barack Obama's readiness to handle a national security crisis. Sadly […]

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February 29, 2008
McCain Joins Bush in War on "Democrat Party"

With each passing day, John McCain seemingly deepens his commitment to a third term Bush agenda. As the GOP primaries approached, McCain experienced just-in-time reversals on making the Bush tax cuts permanent and the overturning of Roe v. Wade. Like President Bush, McCain butchers history in comparing a 100-year presence in Iraq to the U.S. […]

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February 28, 2008
McCain, Hagee and Armageddon as Foreign Policy

Few developments provide greater schadenfreude for liberals than division and conflict among the ranks of the American Taliban. So watching the Catholic League's Bill Donahue burst a blood vessel over John McCain's embrace of the endorsement of Pastor John Hagee is must-see entertainment for Democrats. But as I first wrote almost two years ago, when […]

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February 28, 2008
Bush Relives 2000, Proclaims Ignorance of Medvedev

In a rare moment of humility, President Bush during this morning's press conference acknowledged that he knew little about Russian President Vladimir Putin's hand-picked successor, Dmitry Medvedev. Responding to NBC reporter David Greg's dubious assertion that neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama seemed to know much about Medvedev, Bush owned up to his own ignorance, […]

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February 27, 2008
Who's on First? In Debates, Hillary Clinton

Watching the MSNBC Democratic debate last night, you couldn't help but conclude Hillary Clinton can't win for losing. After a miffed Clinton noted that she has routinely been asked the first question, blogs left and right, not to mention MSNBC's post-debate analysts, lambasted her for it. For what it's worth, she just happens to be […]

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February 26, 2008
RNC Orders Diversity Training for the Party of Hate

In one of the more hilariously ironic developments of Campaign '08, the Politico reports that the GOP is undertaking a crash course in diversity training of sorts. Desperate to avoid another devastating "Macaca moment" in the fall campaign, the Republican National Committee is "working on plans to protect the GOP from charges of racism or […]

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February 25, 2008
CBS News Calls Secular America Immoral

In a single sentence in one story on religion in the United States, CBS Evening News managed to insult the vast majority of the American people. Describing a major new study on Americans' religious faith from the Pew Forum, CBS' Wyatt Andrews suggested that atheism in particular and Americans' widely shared belief in a secular […]

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February 25, 2008
WaPo Praises McCain on Signing Statements, Ignores Bush Betrayal

Today's Washington Post praised John McCain's "ironclad refusal to issue signing statements." While his Democratic rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton defended using "signing statements in very rare instances," the Post lauded McCain's "sharp break" from the unprecedented practice of the Bush administration. But what the Washington Post neglected to mention was why John McCain […]

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February 25, 2008
Right Rages Over Oscars' "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Moment

In much the same way that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, conservative culture warriors love to hate the Oscars. Last night's 80th Academy Awards were no exception. Nothing seems to infuriate the family values crowd more than Hollywood award winners on stage thanking their same-sex partners for their support. […]

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Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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