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Schmidt Agonistes – Game Change – Book Review and Blog Backwash

By mw | Related entries in Barack, Edwards, McCain, Media, Palin

Heilemann and Halperin make extensive use of anonymous sources to bolster their claim of an ultimate insider perspective with unique insights into the historic 2008 campaign. It is clear that the book was anonymously sourced primarily by the operatives, campaign staff, aides, and professional politicos who managed the major campaigns. While not all emerged unscathed, to the extent that any sympathetic characters are to be found in Game Change – it is these campaign operatives. Whether they deserve that treatment is another matter. To a large extent, the authors reported their stories, through their eyes, and unsurprisingly, they told stories that made themselves look good. In the process, most of the politicians, candidates, their spouses, and competing campaign staff are made to look bad. Nowhere is this more obvious or true than in the four chapters distilled into the movie. It is clear from the promotion and early reviews of Game Change The Movie that Steve Schmidt (played by Woody Harrelson) is the primary source for the four chapters of the book that the movie is based on

March 9th, 2012 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

McCain Predicts Third Party

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain

So is McCain rediscovering his centrist roots after he ran to the right to secure the GOP’s nomination? Maybe he has regrets about unleashing the embarrassment that is Sarah Palin on to the world? Whatever the reason…glad to see him come back towards the middle. From Reuters: The Republican Party’s presidential nominee in 2008 raised […]

November 9th, 2011 | Permalink| 6 Comments »

Libya Is Freed, Republicans Argue Not Soon Enough

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Libya, McCain, Military, Obama, Republicans

Let’s see…we’re still in Afghanistan…we’re still in Iraq…we were never really in Libya…and yet that country has been liberated in near record time. Lindsey Graham’s and John McCain’s opinion of the situation? NOT FAST ENOUGH!!! The end of the Qadaffi regime in Libya is a victory for the Libyan people and for the broader cause […]

August 22nd, 2011 | Permalink| 9 Comments »

The Final Frontier

By Jacob | Related entries in Bipartisan, Environment, General Politics, McCain, WTF?

It’s come to the attention of this reporter that the Rapture is, in fact, going to occur. Documents leaked earlier today describe how a bi-partisan team of Senators, dubbed the Gang of 14, working closely with President Obama have developed and set into motion a plan to save Humankind – FROM GOD! It seems a […]

May 19th, 2011 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

McCain Puts The Lie To Torture…Again

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Democrats, History, Iraq, McCain, The War On Terrorism, Torture, War

” I think the interrogations were in violation of the Geneva Convention against torture that we ratified under President Reagan. I think that these interrogations, once publicized, helped al Qaeda recruit. I got that from an al Qaeda operative in a prison camp in Iraq who told me that. I think that the ability of […]

August 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 22 Comments »

McCain Loyalists Rip Sarah Palin In New Article

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Palin, Republicans

I should come as no surprise that many Democrats pray for Sarah Palin to be the candidate in 2012, but many smart GOPers realize how much damage she could do to the brand. That’s why we’re seeing pieces like this latest rather lengthy Vanity Fair exposé. Read the rest over at True/Slant. Tweet

June 30th, 2009 | Permalink| 11 Comments »

Limbaugh Wants To Get Rid Of McCain Too

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in McCain, Media, Partisan Hacks, Republicans

One moderate Republican apparently wasn’t enough. From CNN: Conservative host Rush Limbaugh said Tuesday he isn’t sorry to see Arlen Specter leave the GOP — and that many Republicans wish the Pennsylvania senator would take a few others with him when he goes. “A lot of people say, ‘Well, Specter, take [Sen. John] McCain with […]

April 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 20 Comments »

McCain Says Public Financing Is Dead

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, History, McCain, Money, Technology

I do feel bad for the guy, but with the internet providing the means for anybody to easily donate to a campaign, the game changed and McCain’s public finance laws couldn’t change with it. From Wash Times: “No Republican in his or her right mind is going to agree to public financing. I mean, that’s […]

March 29th, 2009 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

What If Every State Had Used The District Method In 2008 ?

By Doug Mataconis | Related entries in Barack, McCain

As I’ve said in the past, I am generally in favor of reforming the Electoral College system so that states allocate their voters based on what’s come to be called the District Method. Under this method, candidates get one Electoral Vote for each Congressional District that they win in a particular state and the candidate […]

March 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 17 Comments »

McCain Readies Economic Plan

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Economy, McCain, Money, Taxes

And while there seem to be no details about what he actually wants in the plan, there is one very important thing he doesn’t. From HuffPost: Sen. John McCain is putting together a major economic plan that will be structured, in some ways, off of Newt Gingrich’s famous Contract With America. In an email obtained […]

March 11th, 2009 | Permalink| 6 Comments »