Debate Snap Poll Says Obama a Winner

I was willing to give McCain more points than most observers; but that may be a function of my age.  I actually recognized a lot of his references; but I suspect his audience, most of whom are much younger, didn’t recognize his references to Churchill and Reagan. 
I watched on CNN and was fascinated by the instant response from their focus group across the bottom of the screen.  McCain constantly did well with his Republican base; but when he attacked Obama, the green Independents’ line went down.  Obama got the Dems and the Independents on almost every issue.

Bernie Sanders Calls Out Kudlow on “Socialism for the Rich”

NYTIMES: McCain Aide’s Firm Was Paid by Freddie Mac

We’ll not hold our breath waiting for McCain to be held accountable for this lie among others.



One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the

credit crisis paid $15,000 a month to a firm owned by Senator

John McCain’s campaign manager from the end of 2005 through

last month, according to two people with direct knowledge of

the arrangement. The disclosure contradicts a statement

Sunday night by Mr. McCain that the campaign manager, Rick

Davis, had no involvement with the company for the last

several years.


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Socialism for Bankers


I find it very frightening to hear commentators assuming that there will be a steep decline in most Americans’ standard of living.

I also find it puzzling that so many will readily accept a government intervention on behalf of financial institutions; but find such interventions  for individuals ideologically unacceptable.  What we have is “socialism for banks and financial institutions” and a “free market” for those who would lose their homes.  Rather than refinance the homeowner who can’t make his/her upwardly adjusted mortgage payment, the government will wait until the little person defaults and than, and only then, intervene to “save the system”. Its not at all about losing your house.  The crisis is about the counting house losses.

McCain and the “Old Boys Network”

McCain The Same

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire