Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pelosi and the logic of bipartisanship

Speaker Pelosi explains what the next congress will be like:
"Elect us, hold us accountable, and make a judgment and then go from there. But I do tell you that if the Democrats win, and have substantial majorities, Congress of the United States will be more bipartisan."
Apparently, in her definition, "bipartisan" means doing everything the Democratic way.

Update (Feb 2009): Speaker Pelosi now sees 'bipartisanship' as an obstacle to her goals.

A Democrat opposes sexism

Writer-producer Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, a self-proclaimed liberal Democrat who achieved public notice as an advisor to Bill Clinton, said this of the current liberal-media sexism:
Bloodworth-Thomason and others seemed especially critical of the way MSNBC -- and other media -- has attacked Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin while demeaning her supporters.

"We should stop the demonizing," she said, adding that Democrats have been worse than Republicans as far as personal attacks on candidates are concerned. "It diminishes us," she said of her fellow Democrats.

Friday, October 24, 2008

It was a hoax

The woman who had claimed to have been assaulted because she had a McCain-Palin sticker on her car now admits to making the whole thing up.  Michelle Malkin deserves credit for having spotted early that it was a likely hoax.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

On a mission from God

In Northern Virginia, Sen. Obama told a crowd of 35,000:
"If you'll stand with me, then I know that we can win Virginia and we can win this election and we can finally bring the change we need to Washington. I feel like we got a righteous wind at our backs here."

Monday, October 20, 2008

Ministry of Truth

"Progressive" Maria Warren, had a blog post describing the fundraiser she attended at Bill Ayers house that launched Obama's political career.  Then she deleted it.  Unfortunately for her and the Ministry of Truth at the LA Times, Archive.org remembers the post and Patterico has a screenshot of it.

An insider's guide to vote fraud

Acorn hires canvassers at $8/hour to collect 22 voter registrations a day. The NY Post reports on what it is like to work for Acorn:
Pushed to meet daily quotas and bullied by bosses if they didn't, Ohio ACORN workers faked voter registrations, signed up people more than once, and even paid off registrants to keep from being fired, its canvassers told The Post.

"Every day, there was pressure on us. Every single day," said Teshika Elder, a Cleveland single mom of three who worked for ACORN this summer.

"We had meetings every morning where they'd go over your quota; they'd yell at you if you were low," said Elder, 21. "They'd sit us down and say if you didn't do better, they'd suspend you. They'd say, 'Try harder next time,' [and] if you didn't get it, you'd be fired."
The pressure had an effect.  In Cuyahoga County, for example:
The [Election] board, which estimates it got more than 8,700 suspect cards - with multiple registrations, bad addresses or phony information - from ACORN has turned the matter over to local prosecutors.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Financial crisis in review

The Wall Street Journal has collected excerpts from congressional hearings on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and housing loans from 2003 through 2005.  It makes it quite clear who was blocking reform and adequate regulation.
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