Palin in Salem Virginia (16,000+ turn out in the cold to see her)
Palin in Salem Virginia
Palin in Salem Virginia (16,000+ turn out in the cold to see her)
Palin in Salem Virginia
I had two coworkers who attended. That was a pretty impressive showing yesterday....This isn't a big town either...so 16,000 was a big deal.
Angry Crowds Get Angrier
The recent rowdiness among McCain-Palin supporters at rallies has drawn more scorn from liberal bloggers today, who say that John McCain and Sarah Palin are encouraging these "festivals of hate" at which supporters call Obama a "traitor" and shout "Off with his head!"
Other bloggers say the GOP campaign is "appalling" and wonder if the "toxic cocktail" of "hate, fear, and ignorance" will pay off come Election Day.
TPM bloggers are outraged that McCain and Palin have not condemned the behavior of some of their supporters and say that the candidates are responsible for creating the hysteria. Michael Crowley at The New Republic reminds us that Democrats exhibited similar rage toward Bush in 2004.
Ann Althouse says there's nothing wrong with "candidates attacking their opponents or crowds becoming enthusiastic." In Ohio today, Obama commented on the angry, divisive crowds.
Last edited by megimoo; 10-28-2008 at 02:58 PM.
Perhaps THis Could Be The Reason For the crowds outrage,Hum ?
One blogger lists evidence of Obama's involvement; another wonders if the media will call Obama on his lies.
ACORN Lies and Truths
Conservative bloggers are blasting Barack Obama for denying his role with the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN), a group that may have been involved in voter fraud across multiple states.
A National Review Online blogger discusses how Obama's (and Bill Ayers's) connection to ACORN may have played a role in the subprime mortgage crisis. Josh Marshall at TPM explains why the voter fraud claims "are themselves a fraud."
2 Palin crowds, 2 differing sign-of-the-times moments
When Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin visited Carson City in September, 5,000 screaming supporters came to get their first glimpse of her.
Carson City — The mood at September’s rally for Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was electric, near fervent.
The crowd of 5,000 in Carson City shouted out “Sarah!” They hung on her every word. They offered earsplitting applause, even to a speech nearly identical to the one she had just delivered at the Republican National Convention.
Palin’s rally in Reno this week, just over a month since her first Northern Nevada visit, was different.
The fire department estimated the crowd at 3,000, but it felt smaller in the cavernous Reno-Sparks Convention Center, which holds 10,000. The crowd still clearly loved her
It’s something that’s happening across the country.
“Whenever someone new hits the political scene, there’s an initial burst of interest and excitement,” said Michael McDonald, an associate professor who specializes in elections and voting at George Mason University.
McDonald argues that when a new person emerges on the national stage, voters project themselves onto him or her.
“We take all our hopes and aspirations and think the politician shares them,” McDonald said. “It’s inevitable we’ll be disappointed when we find out there’s only one person just like you. It’s you.
“As people get to know her, expectations and enthusiasm come down.”
Palin has fired up the conservative base, which had been cool to Sen. John McCain, McDonald said. She has also been a drag on the ticket, turning off moderates and independent voters.
Charlene Bybee, 54, a flight attendant from Sparks, went to the rallies in Carson City and Reno and recognized the shift in the mood.
“People knew in Carson City that was her first appearance by herself,” she said. McCain’s pick of Palin “reinstilled my faith in the campaign. It was new energy, a fresh face.”
But now is not a happy time to be a McCain supporter.
There are depressing poll numbers, stories of political backbiting from McCain advisers, uneven television interviews by Palin. And those began before the news was filled with reports of the Republican National Committee’s $150,000 investment in Palin’s and her family members’ wardrobes.
“Most of us are exhausted,” said Bybee, who volunteers with the McCain campaign. “We’re tired. She’s been beat down by the media. We’ve been beat down by the media. We’re tired of fighting the big money out of Hollywood.”
She said Obama “has no experience. We don’t know who he is. Most of us are nervous. We’re scared to death.”
She said the difference in mood between the two events also lends itself to the seriousness of the time.
Not that the “lipstick on a pig” comment by Obama, which Republicans claimed was an attack on Palin, was completely forgotten. But the economic crisis and plunging stock market have overshadowed other events.
“We can’t be cheerleaders now,” Bybee said. “We’re the team now on the field.”
Still, she was proudly wearing a shirt that read, “I am Sarah Palin.”
Sarah Palin: "It Will Be A Hard Fought Battle Right Down To The Wire"
Video here. Fighting for America with power and passion, this is the REAL Sarah Palin. Live. Beautiful. Principled. Strong and unshaken. Quick but moving video from earlier speech. Please do the same and call and email friends and family making the case for this election each day.
I've seen Palin twice. In each instance the crowds loved her. They came to see her--not McCain. They wouldn't be flocking in to see Guiliani nor Romney or Liebermann. McCain has been so lackluster in his campaigning that Palin has definitely kept him in the race.
Saw a little snippet from McCain's talk this morning on Fox. He seems to finally be getting that fire in his belly. I noticed she was there, too.
I'm sick to death of all the dissing of Palin. I've always tended to be somewhere between moderate and conservative, but have disdain for those Republicans in name only who would throw their vote away for either Obama or some throw-away candidate because Palin doesn't quite suit their elitist views.
Hope they like paying all those taxes to the annointed one. Let them look down their elitist noses when we drift rapidly into socialism or worse. Because if they are truly elite with an income to match, they will be supporting everyone. I guess we should say thanks for their distributing their wealth to the middle and lower income folks.
Have you seen this one on liberal fear and terror of Sarah Paulin ?
McCain, Palin causing "anxiety, grave fear": Kansas City attorney's federal lawuist
Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 7:01:32 PM by 2nd amendment mama
A Kansas City lawyer and supporter of Barack Obama for president has filed suit in federal court, alleging that the Republican ticket has incited violence against the Democratic nominee.
In her suit against Sen. John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin and campaign manager Rick Davis, Mary Kay Green said she has been injured by their campaign tactics and suffers “terror of the heart, anxiety and grave fear” for Obama’s life.
Green, an occasional contributor of letters to the editor for The Kansas City Star on legal and political issues, said the GOP campaign has used false hate speech to work their supporters into a frenzy, leading to death threats against Obama.
In an interview, Green said she worked as a young woman in the presidential campaigns of both John and Robert Kennedy in Nebraska. Though she has asked for $6 million in damages, Green said the money is not important. The suit is a moral plea to the Republicans to temper their language, she said.
“I will not tolerate another assassination,” Green said. “I have an obligation as an attorney to speak out and use my voice to say to John McCain and Sarah Palin that you must stop this behavior.
"She even 'revoked' their first ammendment rights, Now that's what I call power" !
You are participating in these death threats and have lost all protection from the First Amendment.”
Here is this 'fruit loops' web site .http://www.marykaygreen.com/index.htm
The suit, Green filed Tuesday, has been assigned to a federal court mediation program for resolution.
I would think Palin would have a better chance at a suit. Look at those nuts in LA with her hanging in effigy.
Those nuts drive me crazy.
Evidently, Ms. Green has missed the fact that Obama's terrorist pals are...**gasp**...white. Which would make the "not like us," refer to something other than race, like his values and beliefs.Green, a 66-year-old grandmother and "semi-retired" civil rights attorney, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Kansas City this week accusing McCain, his running mate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and their campaign manager Rick Davis of "intentionally, recklessly and irresponsibly" portraying Obama "as un-American, a terrorist by association, and 'not like us,' a non-white individual."
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