Election Links

These have been gathering dust all week.  I probably would have blogged about them, but something else has kept my attention.  So –

Ralph Nader calls Barack Obama an Uncle Tom .  Even under the most charitable reading of that statement I can muster, Nader’s just made himself even more irrelevant.  Oh, and that’s more than a bit racist.

matilda bernstein sycamore makes a salient point:  Obama is still a Democrat, which means he’s still beholden to corporate money.

Digby:

It’s as if we just can’t be America unless we are taking active steps to marginalize somebody.

No we can’t: Thoughts on Proposition 8.

Aravosis reminds us that the McCain campaign was abominable, and that we shouldn’t let him off the hook because he gave a nice concession speech.  For what it’s worth, I agree with Aravosis on this one.

Campbell Brown and John King of CNN play news and get it wrong.  Painfully – and tellingly – wrong.

On the other hand, Brown makes a very good, if a little obvious, point about Palin and the McCain campaign:

You are the ones who supposedly vetted her, and then told the American people she was qualified for the job. You are the ones who after meeting her a couple of times, told us she was ready to be just one heartbeat away from the Presidency. If even half of what you say NOW is true, then boy, did you try to sell the American people a bill of goods.

This one is a biggie: Newsweek had reporters embedded with the campaigns for the duration who had backstage access (or, at least, more than the rest of the media), granted on the condition that they not report until the election was over.  Well, it’s over – and it’s ugly.  A taste:

An angry aide characterized the shopping spree as “Wasilla hillbillies looting Neiman Marcus from coast to coast,” and said the truth will eventually come out when the Republican Party audits its books.

It gets worse.  Much worse.  Go look around – there is a ton of material to sift through.

There is already an impeach Obama website.

The effort to limit Obama’s agenda has already begun.  Please note the contradiction between center-right and radical socialist.

HuffPo round up the speculation on Obama’s Cabinet picks.

TPM captures one of the stupider arguments I’ve ever seen, this one from Minnesota’s Norm Coleman:  “We can’t recount the votes because it might lead to a change in the outcome.”

The Onion.

Again.

Some of CNN’s librul political team:

The latest CNN team members include David Brody (conservative employee of radical TV preacher Pat Robertson), Alex Castellanos (conservative Republican), Tara Wall (of the conservative Washington Times), and Frances Fragos Townsend (Republican best known for misleading the media on a regular basis while working for a conservative Republican president). They joined J.C. Watts (conservative Republican) and William Bennett (conservative Republican) as part of CNN’s political coverage.

The Colbert Report, November 6th, 2008 (no link because I transcribed it live):

Rachel Maddow: “[David Frum] said he is against the satirical turn the news has taken recently.”

Stephen Colbert: “I am with him.”

And finally, Tim Wise with a damned eloquent and on-point take on what the election means – and what it doesn’t.  I was going to write a version of this post, but Wise does a far better job than I could have, so go read his take.

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One Comment on “Election Links”

  1. cody Says:

    any idea about this news my friend is telling me about Oregon electing its first transgender mayor? STU rasmussen or something? I don’t seem to see anything on Oregon live…. annoyed that Google Reader can’t handle making comments inside of google reader window.


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