-The Lady de Rothschild continues to get her diamonds tarnished by carrying John McCain's dirty water. The good Lady has become the symbolism of those who turned on the Democratic Party in its great hour of need. Now in an effort to fortress McCain's losing campaign, the good Lady has proclaimed Sarah Palin the victim of sexism from those attacking her competence. Come on good Lady, you know that attacking Palin's concept of seeing Russia is a foreign policy is not sexist. The good Lady even claims that - now get this - Palin is good on gay rights and abortion. M'lady, you have sunk into the mire with the rest of them and it is sad to see such a dirty tiara.
-Speaking of Palin, it is very troubling to read the interview with poor Levi Johnston - her soon to be son-in-law. He has dropped out of his senior year in high school to get a job to support Bristol and his baby that is due soon. You'd think that the Palin family could have helped him finish his high school education and given these two young people a better chance at life. Not a very good role model for other families facing similar difficulties. The good news is that Levi forgot to register to vote!
-Republicans are getting desperate all over the country and resorting to the only thing they have left...slimy campaigns. Incumbent Republican Elizabeth Dole, in an effort to rescue her failing campaign, has gone to new lows. In an editorial in the Fayetteville Observer, the paper lambasted Dole for reaching "the low mark in negative political campaigning." It continued by saying, "Jumping into the deep end of the slime pool is no way to catch up." Democrat Kay Hagan continues to run her campaign on issues and is up by 2 points in the latest PPP poll.
-Word is that the Republican National Committee is giving up on McCain and starting to send more money out to places like Georgia where Democrat Jim Martin is giving incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss a race for his money. In a huge boost for Martin, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution strongly endorsed the Democrat.
-This news just in from Louisiana. National Republican committees are pulling there ads out of the campaign of Republican challenger John Kennedy to use elsewhere. This is pretty good sign that they believe that incumbent Democratic US Senator Mary Landrieu is going to win. This was the only Democratic seat that appeared a year ago to be in trouble. This is really good news.
-Hiring undocumented workers in your family business and then denying it can cost you votes as incumbent Republican Senator Gordon Smith has found out. His Democratic opposition, Speaker Merkley, is now ahead of Smith by five points. Ironically, Republican Smith keeps running ads with Obama's picture in it. Bet Barack would be surprised to know they were such close friends!
-One of the most intellectual and passionate bloggers around, Wayne Besen, is working hard to stop the Radio Hall of Fame from honoring the Rev. James Dobson's radio broadcasts which are filled with hate towards the LGBT community. Besen has helped launch a new web site called DumpDobson.com. Check it out.
-Have you made your contribution to defeat Proposition 8 yet? Do it now at www.noonprop8.com .
-The Republican stronghold in Nevada, Washoe County, for the first time in 30 years, has more Democrats than Republicans due to the Obama voter registration drive. You gotta thank those volunteers...they are simply amazing.
"As the first black major-party presidential nominee, Obama has strived to make voters comfortable with a 'skinny kid with a funny name.' And yet the historical significance of his bid is impossible to ignore. Voters can make no more powerful statement about America's commitment to inclusion and opportunity than to put forward this man - Barack Hussein Obama, son of a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas - as the nation's representative to the world.
An early Obama campaign slogan declared, "We are the ones we've been waiting for." His critics deemed such rhetoric too ethereal. Now it seems prescient, as the nation confronts a financial crisis of historic proportions, as well as all the other policy failures and debt-fueled excesses of the last eight years. The United States has to dig itself out. Barack Obama is the one to lead the way."
-Rumors are flying all over the place that former Republican Secretary of State Colin Powell will endorse Obama. Lawrence O'Donnell even penned a post yesterday on Huffington predicting Powell to announce after Wednesday's final debate. Will trade Secretary Powell for the good Lady de Rothschild any day.
-In the "dare we believe it" department, the New York Times/ CBS poll has Obama leading by 14 points. God, I want to believe it with all my heart. I really, really want to believe it!
-Very sad news coming out of Dallas. According to his son, major Democratic contributor Fred Baron is dying of terminal cancer. Many of us knew the Dallas attorney through his active involvement in the Edwards for President campaign. Our thoughts are with him and his family.
-Hope you have gotten your tickets for the Empire State Pride Agenda Dinner in New York this Monday (October 20). It is looking to be quite the evening with Whoopi Goldberg, Governor David Paterson and honoring Ralph Lauren. I hear they have set another record with this dinner but don't miss it. Order your tickets by end of day on Friday by clicking here. -
Speaking of great events, there was a helluva one in Los Angeles this past Sunday at the ever-hip Sunset Strip Mondrian Hotel and Asia De Cuba for the campaign against Proposition 8! Evan Wolfson's speech moved the entire crowd. The place was packed and Eric McCormick of "Will and Grace" fame coughed up $10,000 only to be topped by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who donated $25,000! Loni Anderson chatted with Steven Guy (photo). Celebrities Nia Vardalos, Chad Allen, Jeremy Glazer and Thomas Roberts roamed through the crowd looking hot and sexy. Over $250,000 was raised for the No on Eight campaign that evening.
-Just in case you are getting over-confident and think you don't have to do anything more for Obama, take a look at the video below, watch with horror and double your efforts. Isn't it time for one more contribution to Obama? Just click here.