Saturday, November 8, 2008

Redux: Time for Biden to Resign

Janie, you know I love you....I'll graciously accept your apology anytime now. ;)

Janie's post from January 2007:
We all remember a few months back when Joe Biden had this to say about "Indians":

"You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent."

Well, ole Biden has struck again. This time in an interview with The New York Observer, Biden makes what can be construed as a racist comment while attacking his would-be opponents in the 2008 Presidential race:

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,” he said. “I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”

The article goes on to quote Biden referring to Hillary Clinton's plan for Iraq as a "disaster," while saying about John Edward's plan, "I don't think John Edwards knows what the heck he is talking about."

This coming from the man that wants to partitian Iraq.

These comments present two problems:

1) In a political climate where Democrats need to band together to win the very important 2008 election, Biden is already trashing his opponents which will do nothing to strengthen the party.

2) The comment regarding Obama can be construed as racist, and gives the right a new talking point for which to attack him with and through association, all Democrats as well.

I think it's time for ole Joe to go.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Electoral Map Predictions

McGramps, the unhinged right-wing, and the corporate media are desperately grasping at straws and attempting to make a story that McCain is on the verge of winning.

Electoral-vote.com
was actually one of the most accurate electoral vote predictors from 2004:

On Nov 4th they predicted, Kerry 252 Bush 279 and the actual results were Kerry 251 Bush 286.
Today, they have it: Obama 353 McCain 185



Update I:


Votes needed to win: 270

NTRADE (based on trading in candidate futures)
http://electoralmap.net/index.php
Obama: 353 EC votes
McCain: 174 EC votes
Too close to call: 11 EC votes
Update: Obama loses 11 to McCain.

ELECTORAL-VOTE.COM (a respected consolidator of poll results)
http://www.electoral-vote.com/
Obama: 364
McCain: 171
Too close: 3
Update: McCain gains 11 from Obama and 3 from "too close."

REAL CLEAR POLITICS
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epo...bama_vs_mccain
Obama: 311
McCain: 142
Too close: 85
Update: McCain loses 5 to Obama and 10 to "too close."

538.COM
http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/
Obama: 346
McCain: 192
Too close: 0
Update: McCain gains 5 from Obama.

POLLSTER.COM
http://www.pollster.com/
Obama: 311
McCain: 142
Too close: 85
Comment: Obama gains 5 from "too close."


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