You Know You are a Redneck when … You Live in Western PA, So Says Murtha … Could PA be back in Play?
Democratic US Rep Murtha may single handedly be bringing PA back into play and a battleground state. At what point do PA voters get tired of being insulted?
You know you are a racist when …
You know you are a redneck when …
You know you are really a redneck when …
Is it any wonder why nervous Democrat PA Governor Ed Rendell is begging Barack Obama to come back and campaign in Pennsylvania. It appears that in light of Murtha’s recent comments, Barack Obama’s “Bitter Gun Toting Bible Thumping” voters may be turning away. Gee, go figure.
The nervousness of Rendell makes one skeptical of a state like PA that according to polls shows Obama with a comfortable 11 point lead. Or is it? Could Pennsylvania actually be in play? Does Ed Rendell know something that we don’t? Obviously being governor he does have a pulse on the state of Pennsylvania. Having also been a Hillary Clinton supporter in the Democratic primaries knows that the polls said the race was close and Hillary won going away by 10.
Posted October 22, 2008 by Scared Monkeys
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well who hasn’t been offended by the elitist left lately?!?
we have obama attempting to lighten the threat of iran therefore offending jews.
we have obama offering to meet with dictators offending both jews & cubans.
we have obama claiming that small town america clings to guns & religion offending anyone from small or rural areas.
we now have murtha claiming that an area that votes heavily republican must be racist & rednecks.
ARE THESE THE PEOPLE WE WANT RUNNING OUR COUNTRY? unbelievable.
it’s interesting to see that almost all blogs on this site regarding the election have the tag: WTF or Bizarre.
makes you wonder how out-of-touch and in Fantasyland these dreamers who write this are.
can’t wait for the first blog on November 5th.
i think Murtha might be right.
just watch this crowd in Johnstown, PA.
this McCain Straight Talk Express to Nowhere is in its last troes and going down a cliff with flames coming out of the windows.
like all his earlier erratic tactics – this one will backfire too.
caesu: foriegn name ? what will you do on Nov 5th if osama loses ? riot? destroy your own neighborhood? beat up on old people?
like all his earlier erratic tactics
There are the other talking points words Caesu.. btw I see the Dem talking points almost daily..Say John MCCAIN is erratic..yet all these people in Congress..Dems especially have praised him for years.. it’s called lying through their teeth to win..Get over.. MSNBC’s typical talking points..
You might be redneck if you stand around and wait on a prez to take other people’s hard earned money and give it you, cause the prez says so..
I found out people who yell racist most often are the biggest racists of all.
This was on Greta’s blog and I agree with it.. Greta wrote it.
Am I the only one???? I am perplexed by Colin Powell’s statement about what “sent him over the edge” and columnist Maureen Dowd of the New York Times embracing the statement as though it makes lots of sense.
Am I missing something? Am I getting it all wrong?? Read on…
This is a portion of Maureen Dowd’s NY Times column this morning “explaining” Colin Powell’s endorsement of Senator Barak Obama:
“…But what sent him over the edge and made him realize he had to speak out [and endorse Senator Obama] was when he opened his New Yorker three weeks ago and saw a picture of a mother pressing her head against the gravestone of her son, a 20-year-old soldier who had been killed in Iraq. On the headstone were engraved his name, Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, his awards — the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star — and a crescent and a star to denote his Islamic faith.
“I stared at it for an hour,” he told me. “Who could debate that this kid lying in Arlington with Christian and Jewish and nondenominational buddies was not a fine American?…..
.…In a gratifying “have you no sense of decency, Sir and Madam?” moment, Colin Powell went on “Meet the Press” on Sunday and talked about Khan, and the unseemly ways John McCain and Palin have been polarizing the country to try to get elected. It was a tonic to hear someone push back so clearly on ugly innuendo……
…..“Experience is helpful,” he says, “but it is judgment that matters.”
Of course it is terrible and disgraceful to have the discussion or debate about this dead American soldier’s faith and his patriotism …it is horrible that he died….he sacrificed his life for his country…the pain of his mother is intolerable to even think about…
..but why are those 2 now speaking out – Maureen Dowd and Colin Powell – ignoring the most glaring question: what about WHY HE DIED? and WHO was responsible? Dowd and Powell raised the topic of his death but seem to have missed this point – or I am really off the mark on this one.
He did not die from cruel and untrue accusations (which must be condemned) but he died because he/we went to war.
Why did he/we go to war? Did we have to go to war?
Those should be the questions both Dowd and Powell should be thinking about ! And if they do, they will be unhappy since we went to war in large part because of the strong influence of Colin Powell and the New York Times!
Colin Powell, with all the weight of his credibility, testified before the United Nations on February 5, 2003 — that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
FROM FEB 5, 2003: “..one of the most worrisome things that emerges from the thick intelligence files we have on Iraq’s biological weapsons is the existence of mobile production facilities used to make biological agents…we know that Iraq has embedded key portions of his illicit chemical weapons infrastructure within its legitimate civilian industry….we know that Saddam Hussein is determined to keep his weapons of mass destruction…..we must not shrink from whatever is ahead of us….” (and Powell went on and on…I pulled the testimony he gave to the world, the United Nations on Feb. 5, 2003 and read it this morning.)
There were no weapons of mass destruction. Powell was wrong. It was his job to get it right. And making it worse, we, as Americans, had every reason to think our Secretary of State would get it right. Yes, to quote him, “..it is judgment that matters.” We relied on his.
And then there is the revered New York TImes…the employer of Maureen Dowd. The New York Times heavily pushed to go to war with its front page articles – now proven false – about weapons of mass destruction. The New York TImes front page articles have enormous influence — every member of Congress reads it. When the dust settled, and the truth started coming out…the NY Times realized its errors..and had its “public editor” do a far reaching fact finding study to find out the extent of what the New York Times had done:
HERE IS WHAT THE NEW YORK TIMES PUBLIC EDITOR SAID WHEN HE WROTE ABOUT THE PAPER’s FLAWED (his word) JOURNALISM (May 30, 2004): (my emphasis added with the underlining)
“….To anyone who read the paper between September 2002 and June 2003, the impression that Saddam Hussein possessed, or was acquiring, a frightening arsenal of W.M.D. seemed unmistakable. Except, of course, it appears to have been mistaken….The Times’s flawed journalism continued in the weeks after the war began, when writers might have broken free from the cloaked government sources who had insinuated themselves and their agendas into the prewar coverage…..
The apparent flimsiness of ”Illicit Arms Kept Till Eve of War, an Iraqi Scientist Is Said to Assert,” by Judith Miller (April 21, 2003), was no less noticeable than its prominent front-page display…..The failure was not individual, but institutional.….No one can deny that this was a drama in which The Times played a role.
I don’t get it…so now Secretary Powell lays out his reason for endorsing Senator Obama – that an American died and some are doing something awful (questioning his faith and his patriotism), and a New York Time columnist embraces his explanation instead of questioning it …I don’t want to blame anyone for our nation’s heartache and I would have left it alone…but these two, Powell and Dowd, raised the issue. I regret every day when I see pictures of dead soldiers…wondering what I could have done and should have done differently.
Apparently neither Dowd for the New York Times nor Powell has one thought about their complicit behavior. If Secretary Powell had simply said, “I think Senator Obama is the better candidate” that would have made sense to me….people disagree all the time about candidates..but this? This reasoning sounds phony to me. I hate it when someone does that to me.
Yes, we should not be ugly and question the faith and patriotism of a fallen soldier – and I don’t know who is, but that person should stop immediately.
But what I don’t get is Dowd and Powell….am I wrong?
Powell is right about one thing: “Experience is helpful,” he [Powell] says, “but it is judgment that matters.” But whose judgment? Powell’s? or Dowd’s?
#5-Maggie- Great Post. Asks many good questions. I think a previous poster summed up in one word what many may now view Colin Powell as:
This is a man who told millions of Americans, that in his opinion there were indeed WMD’s….he was one of the TOP ADVISOR’s on this to GWB. Talk about losing his credibility with many now—I cannot believe his explanations for jumping ship and endorsing Obama either. They do not seem genuine.
No doubt, Colin Powell is endorsing the winner…
Hopefully, the winner will endorse him back.
Colin Powell would be #1 on my list of ‘Top Advisers’
There was an article on CNN about a 70 year man who had a sign in his yard that said McCain/Palin, six black boys broke into his house and beat him severly, they said it was for Barack Obama….
The racist issue is coming from the Obama campaign and it is stirring up trouble, I thought the race card wasn’t suppose to used in the campaign but Obama’s team is using it…that is certainly violating all terms and conditions of the campaign….shred the race card, it’s used every time facts are presented…expose Obama because he is liar, a cheat, a thief, a racist and a Chicago thug….
They refer to people as racists or rednecks if you don’t like Obama, or don’t want to vote for him or you don’t agree with a socialist gov’t…than your a racist…..who in their mind wants a socialist gov’t…and don’t tell us Joe the Plummer is OK with all of this..more lies…all you did was try to shut him up and cover-up…
We are a free country and we should stay that way, the gov’t is suppose to be for the people but in Obama’s case he wants complete control of everything, it’s more than obvious his allegiance is not to this country and he makes it known…why can’t people see that…
Let’s see Murtha thinks they are rednecks and racists..and Obama while in California said these people cling to their guns and religion. and yet they want their votes..(enter twilight zone music)
REDNECK, AS IN BEAUTY, IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER!
Vote Straight Republican 2008!
Are you on?
I see you!
The polls are only as good (and accurate) as the people whom they survey.
We’ll see what happens.
Talk about polls … this one apparently just came out (Wednesday evening), and it says two things of great interest:
1. The race is virtually a tie, with McCain having gained support in several surprising areas after the third debate.
2. The number of undecided voters is still easily big enough to swing things either way.
AP presidential poll: Race tightens in final weeks
WASHINGTON – The presidential race tightened after the final debate, with John McCain gaining among whites and people earning less than $50,000, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows McCain and Barack Obama essentially running even among likely voters in the election homestretch.
The poll, which found Obama at 44 percent and McCain at 43 percent, supports what some Republicans and Democrats privately have said in recent days: that the race narrowed after the third debate as GOP-leaning voters drifted home to their party and McCain’s “Joe the plumber” analogy struck a chord.
Three weeks ago, an AP-GfK survey found that Obama had surged to a seven-point lead over McCain, lifted by voters who thought the Democrat was better suited to lead the nation through its sudden economic crisis.
The contest is still volatile, and the split among voters is apparent less than two weeks before Election Day.
“I trust McCain more, and I do feel that he has more experience in government than Obama. I don’t think Obama has been around long enough,” said Angela Decker, 44, of La Porte, Ind.
But Karen Judd, 58, of Middleton, Wis., said, “Obama certainly has sufficient qualifications.” She said any positive feelings about McCain evaporated with “the outright lying” in TV ads and his choice of running mate Sarah Palin, who “doesn’t have the correct skills.”
The new AP-GfK head-to-head result is a departure from some, but not all, recent national polls.
Obama and McCain were essentially tied among likely voters in the latest George Washington University Battleground Poll, conducted by Republican strategist Ed Goeas and Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. In other surveys focusing on likely voters, a Washington Post-ABC News poll and a Wall Street Journal-NBC News survey have Obama up by 11 points, and a poll by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center has him leading by 14.
Polls are snapshots of highly fluid campaigns. In this case, there is a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points; that means Obama could be ahead by as many as 8 points or down by as many as 6. There are many reasons why polls differ, including methods of estimating likely voters and the wording of questions.
Charles Franklin, a University of Wisconsin political science professor and polling authority, said variation between polls occurs, in part, because pollsters interview random samples of people.
“If they all agree, somebody would be doing something terribly wrong,” he said of polls. But he also said that surveys generally fall within a few points of each other, adding, “When you get much beyond that, there’s something to explain.”
The AP-GfK survey included interviews with a nationally representative random sample totaling 1,101 adults, including 931 registered voters and 800 adults deemed likely to vote. For the entire sample, the survey showed Obama ahead 47 percent to 37 percent. He was up by five points among all registered voters, including the likely voters.
A significant number of the interviews were conducted by dialing a randomly selected sample of cell phone numbers, and thus this poll had a chance to reach voters who were excluded from some other polls.
It was taken over five days from Thursday through Monday, starting the night after the candidates’ final debate and ending the day after former Secretary of State Colin Powell broke with the Republican Party to endorse Obama.
McCain’s strong showing is partly attributable to his strong debate performance; Thursday was his best night of the survey. Obama’s best night was Sunday, hours after the Powell announcement, and the full impact of that endorsement may not have been captured in any surveys yet. Future polling could show whether either of those was merely a support “bounce” or something more lasting.
During their final debate, a feisty McCain repeatedly forced Obama to defend his record, comments and associations. He also used the story of a voter whom the Democrat had met in Ohio, “Joe the Plumber,” to argue that Obama’s tax plan would be bad for working class voters.
“I think when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody,” Obama told the man with the last name of Wurzelbacher, who had asked Obama whether his plan to increase taxes on those earning more than $250,000 a year would impede his ability to buy the plumbing company where he works.
On Wednesday, McCain’s campaign unveiled a new TV ad that features that Obama quote, and shows different people saying: “I’m Joe the Plumber.” A man asks: “Obama wants my sweat to pay for his trillion dollars in new spending?”
Since McCain has seized on that line of argument, he has picked up support among white, married people and non-college educated whites, the poll shows, while widening his advantage among white men. Black voters still overwhelmingly support Obama.
The Republican also has improved his rating for handling the economy and the financial crisis. Nearly half of likely voters think their taxes will rise under an Obama administration compared with a third who say McCain would raise their taxes.
Since the last AP-GfK survey in late September, McCain also has:
_Posted big gains among likely voters earning under $50,000 a year; he now trails Obama by just 4 percentage points compared with 26 earlier.
_Surged among rural voters; he has an 18-point advantage, up from 4.
_Doubled his advantage among whites who haven’t finished college and now leads by 20 points. McCain and Obama are running about even among white college graduates, no change from earlier.
_Made modest gains among whites of both genders, now leading by 22 points among white men and by 7 among white women.
_Improved slightly among whites who are married, now with a 24-point lead.
_Narrowed a gap among unmarried whites, though he still trails by 8 points.
McCain has cut into Obama’s advantage on the questions of whom voters trust to handle the economy and the financial crisis. On both, the Democrat now leads by just 6 points, compared with 15 in the previous survey.
Obama still has a larger advantage on other economic measures, with 44 percent saying they think the economy will have improved a year from now if he is elected compared with 34 percent for McCain.
Intensity has increased among McCain’s supporters.
A month ago, Obama had more strong supporters than McCain did. Now, the number of excited supporters is about even.
Eight of 10 Democrats are supporting Obama, while nine in 10 Republicans are backing McCain. Independents are about evenly split.
Some 24 percent of likely voters were deemed still persuadable, meaning they were either undecided or said they might switch candidates. Those up-for-grabs voters came about equally from the three categories: undecideds, McCain supporters and Obama backers.
Said John Ormesher, 67, of Dandridge, Tenn.: “I’ve got respect for them but that’s the extent of it. I don’t have a whole lot of affinity toward either one of them. They’re both part of the same political mess.”
“The Republican National Committee spent about $150,000 on clothing, hair styling, makeup and other “campaign accessories” in September for the McCain campaign after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin joined the ticket as his running mate.” AP
Haha – what a scam.
Greed & Waste. That’s what you’ll get with another 4 years of Bush/McCain/Palin. Ridiculous obscene amount of money and for what? Doesn’t make the woman an ounce smarter or more qualified.
How can any small contributor to their campaign reconcile the fact their money is being wasted on such extravagance?
I recall sooooo much righteous animosity when Edwards got his haircuts.
I can see it now – anyone against Sarah wasting donation money at Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue is anti American and probably a terrorist.
Talk about a dilettante. This woman can never, ever, frame Obama as an elitist again.
But I expect she still will – because a good portion of the electorate will still believe her…
The fact that the RNC would spend $150K on “Caribou Barbie’s” wardrobe is appalling not only for the amount of money spent but because they took unsuspecting supporters donations for that. People donated money for the campaign to spend on usual costs as advertising, staffers, etc. Maybe if their losing, hateful and nasty campaign spent their money wisely they wouldn’t be losing.
I would like to know if the Palins plan to pay income tax on this $150K gift that was bestowed upon them by the RNC? My guess is no. Apparently Ms. You Betcha has a sense of entitlement. Palin has traveled on government junkets where her daughters were not invited yet she requested to bring them and she charged the state for their flights, hotels, etc.
But what I find most interesting is that she purchased said wardrobe from the “other America”. You know, from the left wing, liberal, socialist/communist, anti-war, child molesters. Where, in fact, 80+% of the US actually lives, not in her celebrated “small towns”.
What a hypocrite.
SM: Do you really want to get into the money that Obama has spent on this campaign? The record amount that he has spent? Of course we cannot tell or confirm where the$’s came from, but that’s irrelevant.
BTW, its still not in th ballpark of The Breck Girls haircuts
Personally, I think all campaigns waste $’s and it should go elsewhere.
If one cannot run a campaign on X amount of dollars, then they do not deserve to win. JMO.
However, if Obama believes in spreading the wealth, why doesn’t he starts sending McCain some of his campaign funds? Hmm?
Note to Ceasu:
Pls read the last article Richard posted regarding your passion about “POLLS”…..
Remember- they are only accurate to a certain point. How about all those MILLIONS of Americans who do not participate in them? They will show up Nov. 4 and could swing this election either way.
Please, stop pounding away at your obsession with the polls and their numbers, Ceasu.
Let’s all sit back with less than 2 weeks to go and see what Obama’s camp comes up with next—should be interesting. Since the media keeps pulling the “race” issue out of their bag of persuasional tricks right up until the last minute….what say you about how many more times Obama himself alludes to it? Don’t even get me going!
This election has been dirty-sometimes on both sides. All I care about is WHO IS THE MAN WHO IS MOST CAPABLE OF LEADING MY COUNTRY IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES?
The answer is obvious. EXPERIENCE COUNTS!
Barack Obama has LESS THAN 2 YEARS OF SERVICE AS A US SENATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS IT!!!!!!!!!
Even JFK had served as a Senator for about 13 years prior to his election as President. PLEASE PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!
BARACK OBAMA!!!!!! NOONE EVEN KNEW WHO THIS MAN WAS LESS THAN 3 YEARS AGO! VIRTUALLY UNHEARD OF! Now, 3 years later with only 2 of those years in service as a Senator—WE ARE GOING TO ELECT SOMEONE THIS GREEN BEHIND THE EARS TO RUN OUR COUNTRY ??? Say it isn’t so!
Stick to the facts. Just the facts—not the false rumours and the innuendos which run rampant on both sides. Take just one night of your life- sit in front of your computer and do a little research! Turn off the biased reporting and political talk shows on TV. Read! Read! Read! It’s all there. Then decide.
The choice should be painfully obvious. Barack Obama is an excellent orator- makes an impressive appearance–says all the right things that tired, angry Americans want to hear. That is all it is, people! EMPTY WORDS. This man and his wife will be dangerous leaders if elected for our country also because—Oh, no new NEWS FLASH here–
THEY ARE ANTI-AMERICAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
John McCain and Sarah Palin PUT OUR COUNTRY FIRST.
They LOVE our Country. They love the people in it, they are dedicated to protecting our FREEDOM…OUR SAFETY…OUR FAMILIES—and they do not WANT TO SPREAD THE WEALTH of our hard earned incomes. They are for LESS GOVERNMENT, not more.
THEY ARE NOT SOCIALISTS or ELITISTS. They are the team with the MOST CREDIBLE/APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE and the talent and STRENGTH to get the job done. We’ve got a lot of work to do—-so let’s get behind them and get going!
**McCain/Palin ’08 ***
caesu – i tell you what, i have family that live in western pa and they are by far the most un racist or redneck people I know, but they are also the type of people that will sit back and take the bullsh*t people like you and that old wind bag murtha are spilling. you wouldn’t call any of my family racists to their face because you would be eating your teeth!
keep running your mouth…..
Yep and I wonder how much Obama pays for those Brooks Brother suits etc….the only reason it is an issue is because Palin is a woman. The Obama media is scraping the barrell looking for answers to THE COMEBACK!
note to yoyo… if you can’t think of an intelligent argument for voting your way please spare us.
have you researched the amount obama is doling out for suits?
Or the $400K plus food bill just last month! Who is he feeding, Mickey Mouse? the Dallas Cowboys football team? The ACORN workers who are committing voter registration fraud?
#20 scott: wonder how much of that sweet potato pie one can purchase for $400k?
yoyo meadow muffin, caesu, and other Komrades/USA haters,
Spending $150K might seem extraordinary, until you look at, for instance how many hundreds of million Franklin Raines slithered away with from Fannie Mae during his tenure, after greasing the skids for its complete meltdown. Same with Demo/hackstress Jamie Gorelick. They both should be led away in handcuffs, along with that washed out unrepentent terrorist/American flag-stomper William “Oh Bomber!” Ayres!
But I digress. If Nov 4th ends in a complete omamanation, how much will be spent on the “secular messiah’s” coronation? $10 million? 20, 30?
And friends, if Obama does win this thing, we’re all in REAL deep doo doo: wait until he foists amnesty for 20 million illegal aliens upon us. How many millions of these formerly, ahem, “undocumented Americans” will be allowed to vote in the next Presidential election, and which way, pray tell, will they vote?
This won’t be your grandfather’s “good ‘ol US of A”, nor your father’s for that matter.
Solution: Let’s trounce o’bummer/bidet on November 4th! That’s hope and change we CAN believe in!!
Just tried two posts that disappeared. Anyway, my research shows Raines only held up Fannie Mae for $90 million, while Gorelick grabbed $26 million.
White collar crime in overdrive!!
Talk about spending … look at the money going into TV political ads.
The TV stations don’t talk about that … can anyone figure out why not? Hmmm….
Much like major sports..money talks and nowadays you can buy your way into the White House!
Murtha’s poll numbers continue to tumble after his remarks that Pennsylvanians are racists and rednecks. Reports are Murtha’s poll numbers have slipped into the high 20′s and one report is he is now at 19%.
If Murtha’s entire district takes it wrath out on the democrats this could be very bad news for Obama.
Polls show McCain needed to pick up about 2000 votes in each Congressional District to make Pennsylvania competative. Well he may have picked them all up and more in Murtha’s district.
You know something is up in that the Obama camapign is calling for all available out of state campaign workers to report to Pennsylvania immediately. There problem mis they cannot provide money, food or lodgings for bordering state canmpaign workers to go to Pennsylvania.
Then to top it all off tonight 13 acdtual Obama camapign workers including one of his spokespersons have been caught fradulently registerinjg in Ohio and having filed fradulent absenmtee ballots in Ohio. They asked in writing that their fradulent ballots be pulled before they were to be arrested for a felony.