Category Archives: McCain’s Lost Honor

Clearing Up Basic Misunderstandings

When John Kerry lost to George Bush in 2004 there was a great deal of talk about how Kerry managed to lose, centering on the quite questionable vote in Ohio, but then becoming more generalized – talk of Kerry’s aloofness, … Continue reading

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The Loyal Opposition

We’re not British. The engine is under the hood of the car, not under the bonnet. And the shock absorbers are what keep the car from oscillating wildly on its springs when you roar down a bumpy road, not the … Continue reading

Posted in Attack Politics, GOP In Tatters, McCain Calling Obama Names, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Palin Gamble, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Palin Unqualified, Republican Purge Ranks, Republicans Regroup, Respectful Disagreement, Sarah Palin, The Republicans Fall Apart | 1 Comment

Getting Over It

As the 2008 presidential campaign was drawing to a close anyone could see the candidates were getting down to the basics – all the variations on all the themes has been tried and what didn’t work was dropped. There wasn’t … Continue reading

Posted in Joe the Plumber, McCain, McCain and Entitlement, McCain and Vietnam, McCain Hot - Obama Cool, McCain Unleashes Our Demons, McCain's Anger Problem, McCain's Dark Tactics, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Recklessness, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Obama, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama the Socialist | 1 Comment

The Great Divide Widens

A stipulation – anecdotes are not data. At least they are not data that prove much. A fellow comes up to you on the street and tells you the sky is green. You look up, and the sky looks to … Continue reading

Posted in Anecdotes are Not Data, Attack Politics, Calling Others Un-American, McCain, McCain's Lost Honor, McCain's Sleazy Campaign Ads, Michelle Bachmann, Obama, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Palin Defines American, The Culture Wars | Leave a comment

How to Deal With the Insecure

It was good advice, one of the things you find yourself remembering even if you heard the words so very long ago. Imagine yourself an overly sensitive teenager – as if there were any other kind – trying to figure … Continue reading

Posted in 527's, Attack Politics, Attacks on Obama, Jeremiah Wright, McCain's Lost Honor, Obama, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Pals with Terrorists, Palin and William Ayers, Palin Speaks Nonsense, Tony Rezko, William Ayers | 2 Comments

Eat My Shorts

By Friday night, September 19, it was clear that the week that had ended was a week that changed everything – and you don’t often get weeks like that, ending with a bang:   One of the most tumultuous weeks … Continue reading

Posted in A New RTC, AIG Bailout, Blaming Obama for Everything, David Brooks, Economic Meltdown, Financial Meltdown, For the Common Good, Like the Great Depression, McCain, McCain's Lost Honor, Naked Short Selling, Nationalizing Financial Firms, Obama, Paulson and Bernanke Fix Everything, Regulation of the Markets, Resolution Trust Corporation, SEC Regulation, Short Selling, Sub-Prime Crisis, The Big Bailout, The Financial System | 1 Comment

Obama and his Day of Pigs

In April, 1961, President Kennedy had that Bay of Pigs disaster – a half-assed amateurish invasion of Cuba which failed spectacularly. You might remember it – if you’re an old geezer. CIA director Allen Dulles, deputy CIA director Charles Cabell, … Continue reading

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