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First, he accused those in Western PA of not voting for 0bama because they are racists.

Now, he says Blacks are racists:

[There's] still folks that have a problem voting for someone because they are black.

Obviously, the plural “they” cannot refer to the singular “someone,” but must refer to the plural “some folks.”

The reasons for voting against 0bama are myriad, but why vote for McCain?

This is a question that many conservatives might have a hard time answering, as McCain is not as conservative as we would like him to be.  That, in itself, may actually be a reason to vote for him.  Many Americans want a little less partisanship in Washington, as when Reagan and O’Neill worked together to “get things done.”  We may not agree with all of the provisions of  McCain-Feingold, McCain-Lieberman, or McCain-Kennedy, but these bills do show a willingness and ability to work with the Democrats to advance legislation that he thinks is important.

McCain is an experienced leader.  Right now, we need someone with experience to guide this country.  We are engaged in two wars and numerous “pizza delivery” operations, and we are facing a severe economic crisis.  McCain may not be an expert on economics, but he foresaw this crisis, and in 2005 sponsored legislation to deal with the problem.    McCain was also right about the surge in Iraq, and supported it when most others, even Republicans, opposed it.  That is leadership.  For executive experience, McCain was the commander of the Navy’s largest squadron, VA-174.  Many presidents have had far less executive experience before assuming office.

McCain is not the perfect conservative.  Nonetheless, he has the knowledge, bipartisanship, and leadership experience to lead this country in a time of war and economic crisis.

Score one for the good guys. Feds have essentially dissolved the Mongols, a Mexican motorcycle gang. Massive number of arrests took place this morning. More later …

UPDATE: More here.

In an interview on CNN, Barney Franks — the guy who brought you the mortgage crisis and all that trickle down poverty that comes with it — said that we need to increase government spending and taxes.  He also said the deficit worries need to take a back seat.  Hot Air  has the youtube clip of the interview.

This is not in the New York Times, or in MSNBC … shocking!!!

Well, obviously it’s too little too late in the sense we did not get to vote for Sarah Palin in the Republican primaries. But the recent strategic getting-a-clue movement among the GOP campaign intelligentsia which is now allowing Sarah to pretty much do whatever the hell she wants highlights the huge missteps since September 1.

Stacy McCain has the best analysis of the misuse of Sarah Palin that I have seen. Go read it all.

Scott Conroy of CBS gives an instructive report that should have Republican hands striking Republican foreheads while highly-compensated Republican mouths say “what were we thinking?”

In the past two days alone, Palin has answered questions from her national press corps on three separate occasions. On Saturday, she held another plane availability, and on Sunday, she offered an impromptu press conference on the tarmac upon landing in Colorado Springs. A few minutes later, she answered even more questions from reporters during an off-the-record stop at a local ice cream shop.

By contrast, Biden hasn’t held a press conference in more than a month, and Obama hasn’t taken questions from his full traveling press corps since the end of September. John McCain—who spent most of the primary season holding what seemed like one, never-ending media availability—hasn’t done one since Sept. 23.

Though she often turns the “mainstream media” into a punching bag on the stump, Palin clearly enjoys interacting with reporters. She seems to relish the opportunity to demonstrate that her breadth of knowledge far exceeds what she offered to CBS News’ Katie Couric in a series of interviews that were marked by vague, often convoluted answers to straightforward questions.

Sarah Palin is the Republican Party’s best weapon right now because she has instant credibility with regular Americans and she drives the liberals bonkers nutso.

Too bad our party geniuses held her back for so long.

Here’s an idea: Instead of spending John McCain’s remaining campaign war chest on more John McCain commercials and direct mail, why not buy a half hour on prime time television for Sarah Palin?