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They have worked out a bipartisan deal.  My guess? At least one of these jokers is going to get crucified.

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Maureen Dowd recently arranged a sit down between candidate Obama and America’s smartest former Democratic President –– West Wing’s Josiah Bartlet. God, I love that fictional man!:

OBAMA The problem is we can’t appear angry. Bush called us the angry left. Did you see anyone in Denver who was angry?

BARTLET Well … let me think. …We went to war against the wrong country, Osama bin Laden just celebrated his seventh anniversary of not being caught either dead or alive, my family’s less safe than it was eight years ago, we’ve lost trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, thousands of lives and we lost an entire city due to bad weather. So, you know … I’m a little angry.

OBAMA What would you do?

BARTLET  GET ANGRIER! Call them liars, because that’s what they are. Sarah Palin didn’t say ”thanks but no thanks” to the Bridge to Nowhere. She just said ”Thanks.” You were raised by a single mother on food stamps — where does a guy with eight houses who was legacied into Annapolis get off calling you an elitist? And by the way, if you do nothing else, take that word back. Elite is a good word, it means well above average. I’d ask them what their problem is with excellence. While you’re at it, I want the word ”patriot” back. McCain can say that the transcendent issue of our time is the spread of Islamic fanaticism or he can choose a running mate who doesn’t know the Bush doctrine from the Monroe Doctrine, but he can’t do both at the same time and call it patriotic. They have to lie — the truth isn’t their friend right now. Get angry. Mock them mercilessly; they’ve earned it. McCain decried agents of intolerance, then chose a running mate who had to ask if she was allowed to ban books from a public library. It’s not bad enough she thinks the planet Earth was created in six days 6,000 years ago complete with a man, a woman and a talking snake, she wants schools to teach the rest of our kids to deny geology, anthropology, archaeology and common sense too? It’s not bad enough she’s forcing her own daughter into a loveless marriage to a teenage hood, she wants the rest of us to guide our daughters in that direction too? It’s not enough that a woman shouldn’t have the right to choose, it should be the law of the land that she has to carry and deliver her rapist’s baby too? I don’t know whether or not Governor Palin has the tenacity of a pit bull, but I know for sure she’s got the qualifications of one. And you’re worried about seeming angry? You could eat their lunch, make them cry and tell their mamas about it and God himself would call it restrained. There are times when you are simply required to be impolite. There are times when condescension is called for!

The New York Times has come up with this helpful graphic. I love it!

For the record, Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor. ‘Nuff said.

She has a voice as piercing as nails on a chalk board, but Sarah Palin sure can deliver a speech! She was poised, confident and as tough as moose meat. Clearly, she has earned the name “Sarah the Baracuda.” She even had her bored-looking children politely applauding. This is the sort of speech you want from your running mate–– full of innuendo and guffaws. Her opening hockey puck was shot over the bow with the precision of an Olympian. Take her line that Obama has authored two books, but no reforms or significant pieces of legislation. It had the crowd on their feet. It’s, of course, not true. But this is not a crowd that is interested in truth or nuance, just red meat, and plenty of it. And Sarah did not disappoint. And who can forget the crack about the styrofoam collums being sent back to Hollywood? Who doesn’t love to hate the preening, narcissism of Hollywood Liberals? In your face, Will.i.am! And best of all, her promise that there is plenty of oil for the drilling in her rugged, post card-perfect, state. Yes, her perky presence, soap opera private life and piercing soprano is definitely going to make this election interesting.

Biden is Obama’s VP. The one guy in Washington who had a plan for Iraq that wasn’t simply invade, withdraw or stay the course.

Well, the Democrats have given the abortion plank of their platform a makeover. The language is being tweaked in deference to the growing number of pro-life progressives under the Democratic tent. In fact, pro-life representatives were actually included on the drafting committee. Yay, team! But, like the man said, the meek will inherit the earth and the pro-life Democrats must be among the meekest. Because much of the new language is actually morally weaker than 4 years ago. For instance, the phrase that abortions should be “safe, legal and rare” has been excluded. In fact, the idea that abortions should be rare (implying that it is a choice but not a good choice) is totally gone. Nice work, pro-lifers! What? Were you napping through that one? Sheess! What has been added in its place is the idea that women who choose to bring their pregnancies to term should be provided with government assistance in health care and adoption services. Which I guess is something. A speck. A blob. Something small. But something.

John McCain’s latest podium sign reads: Reform, Prosperity, Peace. It sounds like a bad Elvis Costello song and it illustrates what the Obama campaign has been so good at. Instead of painting the podium green one day and navy blue the next; Instead of having one theme one day and another the next (or 3 themes, as the case may be); The Obama folks have stuck with a blue sign that always says “CHANGE.” What is amazing is it is not always the same sign. When he is in the primary season, it reads: “CHANGE we can believe in.” When he is standing hand-in-hand with a defeated Hllary Clinton, it reads: “Unite for CHANGE.” Ocassionally, CHANGE doesn’t show up on the sign to make room for a big “FAITH” for a Faith-based speech. But that is rare. The Obama camp understands the importance of consistency in building a brand. Hopefully, McCain’s recent reorg will give him a message he can stick with. Peace, Love and Understanding, perhaps.

Political pandering or a consistent personal faith? You be the judge. Either way, Obama has decided to expand the faith-based policies of George W. Bush. What can we expect? A confused electorate. Some liberal-leaning critics of Dubya’s befuddled melding of Church and State will attack Obama’s program as wrongheaded. Some evangelical proponents of faith-based funding will give Obama a second look. Maybe he’s one of us. And, I am sure, that the dyed-in-the-wool GOP-infatuated Religious Right will begin an e-mail campaign insinuating this is all part of a vast jihad by which our tax dollars will be laundered through phony Muslim charities to fund terrorism. I mean, his middle name IS Hussein. But the biggest thing that will face Obama with his faith-at-work policies is the sticky issue of discriminating against volunteers, employees and recepients on the basis of their religious beliefs and sexual orientation. Then there is the bigger issue of proselytizing that goes hand-in-hand with most faith-based organizations and their ministries. After all, if Jesus can fill your empty belly, wouldn’t you like to kneel now and have Him fill your empty heart? Not exactly ecumenical, if you get my drift. So good luck with this one, Barrack. You’re gonna need it.

The cover of this week’s New York Magazine has this clever bit of photoshop magic. So I thought it would serve as an appropriate image for the week that John McCain has his secret encounter with the GOP step-chid, the “Log Cabin Republicans” (Is there a double entendre in that name, or is it just me?) So we have Obama campaigning for Gay rights and McCain trying to get the Gay vote while continuing to cozy up to the anti-Gay marriage crowd. The whole thing sounds like a bad bedroom farce. And, of course, it sort of is.

This was the response of a friend of mind concerning the major parties’ presumed 2008 presidential candidates. The bottom of the barrel. I hear this a lot from my fellow evangelicals. I live in a part of the country where there are still people who think George W Bush hung the moon. And they will assure you that McCain is not running for Bush’s “third term” as Obama puts it. McCain makes them nervous. And Obama makes them nauseous. They line up with Geraldine Ferarro and explain that the only reason he has gotten where he is today is because he is black. (Right. Black people get all the good jobs!) Any way, I was amused today to discover that these two “lightweights” have genius-level IQs (McCain:166; Obama:172). This would make either candidate the smartest President in US history. So, it seems my friends are correct: These two are no President George W. Bush. And to that, let me say, “Thank you, Jesus!”

Well, you wanted change, you got change. Obama will be the first candidate since the wild, woolly days of Watergate to decline public funding for a major party campaign. This means that his campaign will not be subject to the same restrictions that the McCain campaign will be. Which is okay by me. The current system has allowed PAC monies to slime candidates with whatever libelous innuendo lobbyists can concoct and whatever mud they can sling. It is also the first time that a Democratic candidate has been so well-funded from individual contributions. Which should make conservatives happy. After all, no one likes it well able-bodied black people look to the government for assistance. At least, that’s what I’ve been told.

It’s bad enough that Hillary Clinton is probably not going to get to break the glass ceiling in the oval office (although, her husband broke a few ceilings in the Presidential oval). But it appears that the next President of the United States is a man who calls women “Sweetie.”

No surprise. Hillary Clinton handily carried this state. In fact, if the election was held today, Clinton would carry this routinely blue state, beating McCain by 5 points. But if Obama is the candidate the state goes overwhelmingly for McCain. Which makes Clinton the Democrat who can carry West Virginia, right? Well, that’s the problem with these polls. Today, the Democrat contenders split their strength against a GOP candidate who is the presumed nominee. The fact is, no matter who is the Democratic nominee in November, the party faithful will rally around him/her and John McCain loses West Virginia. For the time being, Hillary has won W. Virginia in a blowout which will get her a round of applause and more Democrats saying she needs to bow out. Kinda bizarre, huh?