And for you Democrats…


es, I know that before Sarahmania there was Obamania, and for those of you who still fondly remember those days before the Alaskan Invasion (the way some clung bitterly to Elvis after the Beatles came along — which I guess would make McCainiacs like Sinatra devotees), here’s a picture to warm your hearts.

It’s not as visually interesting or evocative as some of the other pics I’ve shared, such as the T-shirt guy, but it’s a nice photo, with a nice composition — or at least, well cropped. You’ll notice it also has a little of that halo thing going on. I had saved it when I saw it after the acceptance speech for use later, and since I sensed Dems getting antsy over the last couple of posts, I share it now.


16 thoughts on “And for you Democrats…

  1. James D McCallister

    Now that’s a good lookin’ couple.
    This thing is over. Forget the skewed polling this week to keep the horse race alive. Obama’s got this sewn up. Hell, even SC is purple on the Zogby electoral map. The polling is not accounting for new Dem registration.
    But more than that: People are shallow. They’ll vote for the taller guy, the better looking guy…that’s how you know 2000 and 2004 were stolen elections. The taller guy always wins. The race angle is the wild card, but I’m telling you it will come down to looks. This is America. This is 2008. We don’t know from substance. Obama’s handsome. Michelle’s beautiful and strong. McCain looks and sounds like a chipmunk with a bad back. It’s over.
    Man, the GOP should have picked Romney. Great teeth and hair. I would say that, scandal aside, the Dems should have picked Edwards–I mean, what a ladies’ man. Problem? Not tall enough.

  2. bud

    WASHINGTON – President Bush is observing the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Thursday at a time when he’s having to dispatch more U.S. troops to fight rising violence in Afghanistan, the launch site for al-Qaida’s assault on America.
    Here’s what we should be talking about. Ever since Bush squandered 5+ looooooong minutes reading My Pet Goat to a group of school children the GOP has gotten it all wrong. We wasted valuable military assets in a senseless, arrogant war of occupation that distracted us from the real perpetrators of 9-11. John McCain was part and parcel of this disgusting waste of resources and now we have the Taliban regrouping with a vengence. No doubt we will eventually prevail under an Obama presidency but in the meantime we’ve managed to slaughter 1 million Iraqis, 4,200 young American lives and waste 3 trillion dollars on this madcap scheme to “drain the swamp”. In the meantime the swamp in Afghanistan is being overrun with terrorists. This is really a national disgrace that McCain should be held accountable for.
    On this 7th anniversary of 9-11 we should all remember the first actions of George W. Bush on that fateful day. The moron continued to read on while the nation was under attack. Why would we want to continue with a party that has failed us so miserably?

  3. slugger

    Obama has the foot in the mouth disease. The lady from Alaska knows how to cure that problem. Shoot a hole in the teleprompter. His goose will be cooked and she will have him for lunch. The lipstick on the pig and the old dead fish wrapped in newspaper remarks opened the door to what is really in that empty suit. He spent most of his life in the down and dirty politics in Chicago. He knows how to street fight. He will not be able to hold it in without a scripted program.
    A down and dirty politician would hire the Rev. Wright to tell his story about Obama and his lady. The Clinton’s made a mistake by not using this gun to shoot Obama in the foot.
    I heard that Obama’s favorite movie was Blazing Saddles.

  4. James D McCallister

    Word, bud. Let’s talk about the Aug 6 2001 PDB. Let’s talk about the behavior of lots of folks on Sept 11 2001. Forget holographic planes or thermite or mass hypnosis or whatever. What did the President know and when did he know it?
    Here’s the news: They were sitting there in that classroom less than four miles from a major airport. If they truly didn’t know how many planes were involved and where they were going, the secret service detail’s training instructs them to bodily remove the President to a more secure location. Not say, oh, go ahead and keep reading, we’re sure everything’s fine. No. That is the smoking gun that the administration had foreknowledge and chose to let the attacks happen for future political gain. Think about it. Much more monstrous than the idea of disaffected Saudi Arabians with minimal flight training executing some amazing moves in those big, lumbering jets.
    I ask you again, patriots and good Americans of whatever political persuasion: What did the President know and when did he know it?

  5. bud

    John McCain is disgusting. The McCain ad about the sex ed in kindergarten is nothing but a slimy smear that has no credibility and shows McCain’s true colors as a desperate man who will do and say anything to get elected. He doesn’t care about the people of this country. He only cares about himself and his legacy. He knows this is his last shot so he’s sparing no opportunity to play the smear and fear game.
    Again, I reiterate, THAT’S ALL THEY HAVE. How much more proof do we need? This man is dangerous. McCain will do the same things Bush has done and with the same failed results. This election is so simple. Do you want 4 more years of economic decline and an arrogant foreign policy that gets millions killed? Or do you want real change that will bring peace and prosperity back the way we had it in the 1990s? If you want war and stagnant wages by all means vote for McSame and the Holy Baracuda. If you want a real president that will bring, real positive change, vote Obama-Biden. Like they say, Prosperityways or Dieways, the choice is yours.

  6. Brad Warthen

    slugger, you’ve done an injustice to Obama, as has that "Guero" guy, accusing him of running a "vile, repugnant campaign." But I’d rather talk about slugger’s error.

    Obama’s favorite movie is not "Blazing Saddles" (which wouldn’t even be a true connoisseur’s favorite Mel Brooks movie). As he discloses on his Facebook page, the Democratic nominee’s favorites are:

    • Casablanca
    • Godfather
    • Godfather II
    • Lawrence of Arabia
    • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

    Which are very good choices, except for maybe the David Lean pick, which strikes me as pretentious.

    Let’s at least get the reporting right on the important stuff, such as a guy’s Top Five list….

  7. Lee Muller

    It will be lot cleaner to toss Obama into the ashcan of history now, than to impeach him for not being a legal citizen, or for his aid to our Muslim enemies.

  8. bud

    At 8:47 AM September 11, 2001, President Bush knew that Bill Clinton had left another big mess for him to clean up.
    And at 9:47 Bush was still reading My Pet Goat.

  9. Lee Muller

    Muslims Support Obama
    “I would like to see Obama become president of America because he champions ‘change and hope’, which we Muslims need as much as the Americans do,” Islamic television preacher Amr Khaled told AFP.
    Khaled told the forum that he speaks “on behalf of millions of Muslim youth who seek work, respect and freedom,” and urged the next US administration to “solve the political problems in Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan, and not to mix between Muslims and extremists.”
    “The Indonesian people would love to see a (US) president who has studied at an elementary school in Jakarta,” Din Syamsuddin, chairman of Muhammadiyah, one of Indonesia’s largest Islamic organisations, told AFP in a reference to Obama.
    2008 US-Islam Congress, held in Qatari

  10. p.m.

    Here’s hoping that when the roll is called up yonder, those who believe the five extra minutes George Bush spent reading “My Pet Goat” made any difference that fateful day or indicated absolutely anything of consequence will all be gathered together to spend eternity in some special little place where their voices won’t carry, their computers won’t have Internet access and they can reassure each other over and over again that the vast right-wing conspiracy continues.
    First Sasquatch, then Lizard Man and now “My Pet Goat.” Geez.

  11. Lee Muller

    Didn’t Barney Frank write, “My Pet Goat”?
    Seriously, Democrats have never said how Al Gore or Clinton would have handled the news of the plane crash on the first WTC tower, but we can guess it would be to blame talk radio.


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