My Daily Kos Diary

In my on-going effort to gain some additional exposure, I’m reprinting my top blog of the day at Daily Kos.  The other great things about the Kos diaries is the ability to add polls and a very active ‘comment’ forum for what they call diaries (rather than blogs).

My Diaries can be found at: http://the-liberal-crab.dailykos.com/

Readership continues to grow, and I appreciate everyone’s support.  Thanks again.

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Quick Hit of the Night #2 – McCain’s Nasty Associations

There is a lot of very interesting news out there right now.  Another hit from a Daily Kos diary.  I am including it for a lot of reasons.  But one major reason is they use my all time number one favorite political term:

“Mutual Assured Destruction” – or MAD.  It was utilized in a Daily Kos diary written Billary Redux.  Basically stating, if McCain is going to be bringing up associations like Ayers, Wright, and Rezko -Obama’s team could bring up some very damaging relationships too that would basically destroy McCain.

As I mentioned in my smears post from yesterday, I posted that when the time was right and McCain went significantly negative – Obama would hit back with associations that would make McCain look bad (particularly the Keating 5).  Paul Begala, one of my favorite Democratic operatives and I always believe is one of the straightest shooters out there, was on Meet the Press this morning.  He was discussing one of McCain’s associations.  I thought he’d go the Keating 5 route – NOPE.  He produced a relationship much worse than the Keating 5.  Quoting Begala, “John McCain sat on the board of the extremist “U.S. Council for World Freedom” an ultra-conservative right wing organization which was affiliated with the “World Anti-communist League” which the Anti-Defamation League said “has increasingly become a gathering place, a forum, a point of contact for extremists, racists and anti-semites.” Begala went on to say that he didn’t believe that this represented who John McCain is, but by bringing up Obama’s assocations, the Democrats would do the same.

To further this philosophy  Rep. Rahm Emanuel, a Chicago Democrat and Obama supporter, warned against McCain’s strategy. “If we are going to go down this road, you know, Barack Obama was eight years old, somehow responsible for Bill Ayers,” he said. ” At 58, John McCain was associating with Charles Keating. If we really want to talk who is associating with who, we will,” Emanuel said. “The American people will lose in that transaction.”

Representative Emanuel makes it clear that this is not the path that Obama wants to go down. They’d rather talk issues, but they will not shrink away from the attacks.

Senator Kennedy Urging you to Register to Vote

The message is clear and hearing from the backbone of the Democratic party, I respectfully lifted the following from Senator Ted M. Kennedy’s Daily Kos Diary:

Are you registered to vote? Hotlist

Fri Oct 03, 2008 at 08:46:12 AM PDT

One of the few positive results of the Vietnam War is the irresistible momentum it gave Congress to pass legislation lowering the voting age to 18. I was proud to be a part of that movement in Congress more than 30 years ago, and today millions of young people across the country can express their support for Barack Obama in the voting booth.

In a little more than a month, the American people will choose which direction to take our nation over the next four years. This choice will have far-reaching consequences for our economy, our health care, our standing in the world, and our children’s future.

But in order to have a say in this crucial decision, you must be registered to vote. In many states, voter registration deadlines are approaching very quickly. It’s essential that you and everyone you know are registered in time to cast your vote for change.

Make sure you pass it on!

Leadership at the White House

Per the Daily Kos:

“Yesterday, McCain swooped into the White House meeting, and by all accounts he said very little, was disruptive and Obama actually led the meeting (by questioning Paulson and House Republican’s). Now, how’s that for true leadership?

At the end, Obama had to speak directly to McCain to enunciate a response, after McCain sat silent for 45 minutes of an hour long meeting.
Why did he go?”