RedHatBlueHat 4: All Your Monies Are Belong to Them

June 12, 2008 · Filed Under Ethics, Iraq, John McCain ·  

The fourth installment of RedHatBlueHat featured Tim Jones, Shawn Collins, Mike Allen, Sam Harrelson, and Todd Crawford getting worked up about money and war.

This week focused on a John McCain interview on the Today Show where he made comments about Iraq and “big oil” that got the Obama camp worked into a tizzy.

When asked if he has a better estimate for when U.S. troops could leave Iraq, McCain responded, “No, but that’s not too important. What’s important is casualties in Iraq.”

Former Democrat Presidential nominee, who pined for McCain as his Vice-President four years ago, isolated the first part of the comment and labeled McCain as “confused” (Democrat code for old).

Also discussed was a comment from John McCain where he said should oil companies should return some profits to consumers, “and they should be embarking on research and development that will pay off in reducing our dependence on foreign oil.”

The Red Hats on the show were unanimous in opposing a forced sharing of profits in our free market, and it was deemed a rather liberal perspective on business.

We also got into how Obama and McCain plan to deal with Iraq, and touched on Representative Paul Kanjorski (D - PA) candidly explaining that Democrats won many seats in 2006 on the platform of ending the war, even though they knew they couldn’t end the war.

Sam tried to dismiss this reference of flagrant and disturbing Democrat deception as local politics in Pennsylvania, even though it was a national platform for Democrats.

We wound things up with talk of the legacy of the Bush administration, and speculated what might have been if 9/11 didn’t happen.

At one point, I (Shawn) mentioned the middle class cut-off being set at $75k AGI - I briefly forgot the basis for that reference, but recalled after the show that it was with regards to the cutoff for single filers to receive economic stimulus payments.

Episode 4 runs 76 McCain soaked minutes.

Bob Dole on Scott McClellan: “Miserable Creature”

June 1, 2008 · Filed Under News ·  

This one isn’t directly Obama related, though it does take aim at the author of his favorite summer novel, Scott McClellan.

Former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential candidate dropped a note to the bitter McClellan, who was fired from the Bush administration, calling him a “miserable creature” for his book that has topped the bestseller list for liberals.

“There are miserable creatures like you in every administration who don’t have the guts to speak up or quit if there are disagreements with the boss or colleagues,” the five-term Kansas senator wrote to McClellan. “No, your type soaks up the benefits of power, revels in the limelight for years, then quits, and spurred on by greed, cashes in with a scathing critique.”

More at,2933,360723,00.html.

RedHatBlueHat 2: Et tu, Brute?

May 29, 2008 · Filed Under Podcasts ·  

The second episode of the RedHatBlueHat political podcast featured Todd Crawford, Tim Jones, Shawn Collins, Mike Allen and Sam Harrelson.

This week we touched on Obama’s favorite new book, “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception,” by former Bush loyalist, Scott McClellan.

We also talked about gas prices, how to bring them down, and wondered why Nancy Pelosi’s plan to solve the gas issue, touted by her in 2006, still hasn’t materialized.

Then we moved on to the Democrat mess in Florida and Michigan and whether every vote will count.

Plus, some speculation over VP candidates for both parties.

Then there was a chat on the impact of Hillary making the RFK assassination comment last week, and the way the mainstream media neglected to mention Obama’s allusion to a Hillary assassination.

Lastly, we touched on the need to lower spending by the Federal government, and Obama’s latest gaffe regarding his “uncle” liberating Auschwitz.

Episode 2 runs an hour and features the new Obama campaign theme song.