Obama Lashes Out at Fox News

October 16, 2008 · Filed Under News ·  

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There is an article on Barack Obama appearing in the next New York Times Magazine where Obama lashes out against Fox News.

“I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls,” Obama told me. “If I were watching Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me, right? Because the way I’m portrayed 24/7 is as a freak! I am the latte-sipping, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal. Who wants somebody like that?”

Now, in full disclosure, I watch Fox News, but I’ve never seen Obama characterized as a freak.

But the rest of the description… I am not clear which items he refutes or finds offensive.

Perhaps he doesn’t like the Volvo part, since he was more of a Chrysler 300C type of guy in the past?

Anyhow, I think it is funny that he thinks he’d be 2 or 3 points higher in the polls if there were no Fox News.

With that mindset, I suppose he’d be 20+ points lower if there were no ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, etc.

Sarah Palin and Autism

October 16, 2008 · Filed Under News, Sarah Palin ·  

I’ve seen quite a few posts in the blogosphere and news sources this evening where people seem delighted that John McCain, by their understanding, made a flub when referring to Sarah Palin and autism.

“And I just said to you earlier, town hall meeting after town hall meeting, parents come with kids, children — precious children who have autism. Sarah Palin knows about that better than most.”

The assumption by some was that McCain meant to refer to Down syndrome in the context of Governor Palin’s son Trig.

But McCain was alluding to Palin’s nephew, who has autism, as mentioned in the Los Angeles Times on September 8, 2008.

In the days since McCain chose Palin, the governor of Alaska, as his vice presidential nominee on Aug. 29, his campaign has shown off her 5-month-old son, Trig, who was born with Down syndrome. The campaign has also let it be known that Palin has a nephew with autism.

With regards to John McCain and his efforts in combating autism, he elaborates his position on JohnMcCain.com and mentions how he co-sponsored the Combating Autism Act of 2006 and worked to ensure its enactment.

Joe the Plumber on Barack Obama

October 16, 2008 · Filed Under Economy, Fiscal ·  

Joe Wurzelbacher aka Joe the Plumber recaps his chat with Barack Obama on how the Obama Tax Plan will impact him as a small business owner.

When interviewed on Your World with Neil Cavuto, Joe the Plumber was asked whether Obama won him over.

Joe the Plumber: “No, not at all. The answer actually scared me even more. He said he wants to distribute wealth, and I’m not trying to make statements here, but that’s kind of a Socialist viewpoint.”


Mark Ambinder of The Atlantic points out that Joe the Plumber is still uncommitted. However, since Joe the Plumber stated that Barack Obama’s tax plan “infuriates me,” I’d imagine he is leaning in one direction.