Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Vote Bitter, Obama Wears Lipstick

Scroll down to read how to Support Sarah Palin -- she looks better in lipstick than Barack -- and "Vote Bitter."

By being creative and relentless, we will make sure the next vice-president of the US is Gov. Sarah Palin. I will be writing here about Sarah, a truly remarkable woman, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. The vicious campaign waged against her is really a campaign against the American people, the "normal Americans" who make this country work.

In order to get a "National Vote Bitter Day" Sarah tee-shirt, please click on the banner at the top of the sidebar to your right. If you have any trouble (and you won't), you can get in to see and purchase the material by clicking on the following: http://votebitter.com/steve. To make a purchase, you'll have to put in the promo code, which is my first name: steve.

One way you can generate the funds you need to help John and Sarah -- and to help the people who are campaigning full-time for them -- is to wear you "Vote Bitter" colors. Another way is to purchase 10 or 20 (or 50) tee-shirts and sell them at a small premium. Then, sink the money into campaign efforts. The product is inexpensively priced.

Without money, McCain-Palin can't win. If you're "tapped out," as many contributors (including this one) are, come up with creative ways to raise money, even including bake sales -- or even "passing the hate." Then, go to http://johnmccain.com/ and make a contribution as generous as you means allow.

Thanks to all of you who are choosing to "Vote Bitter." Wear your shirt on November 4. Heck, wear it every day! Show your support for a "normal American," Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. "Barack? In your face, my man." As the saying goes, "We ain't bitter -- just better." Obviously, the Vote Bitter project is aimed at key states like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Virginia.

On Tuesday, September 30, a national effort was launched by many bloggers to get voters to "Vote Bitter." The goal is to get hundreds of thousands of voters in Battleground States and elsewhere to wear their "Vote Bitter" tee-shirts on election day, November 4.

The project will entail a massive show of solidarity with Senator John McCain and, especially, Gov. Sarah Palin.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


In order to get a "National Vote Bitter Day" Sarah tee-shirt, please click on the banner at the top of the sidebar to your right. If you have any trouble (and you won't), you can get in to see and purchase the material by clicking on the following: http://votebitter.com/steve. In order to make a purchase here, you'll have to put in the promo code, which is my first name: steve. Thanks for choosing to "Vote Bitter." Wear your shirt on November 4. Heck, wear it every day! Show your support for a "normal American," Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska. "Barack? In your face, my man." As the saying goes, "We ain't bitter -- just better."
On Monday, September 29, a national effort will be launched by many bloggers to get voters to "Vote Bitter." The goal is to get hundreds of thousands of voters in Battleground States and elsewhere to wear their "Vote Bitter" tee-shirts on election day, November 4. The project will entail a massive show of solidarity with Senator John McCain and, especially, Gov. Sarah Palin.
It will involve the sale of tee-shirts and other products. Many of the people involved, including yours truly, have been spending every spare moment of time -- and sinking every available dollar -- into the effort to elect John McCain and Sarah Palin.
In my case and that of several others, that's where every dollar accumulated from this effort will go between now and Election Day. In case you haven't heard, Sarah Palin and John McCain need M-O-N-E-Y to win this election. You can contribute at: http://johnmccain.com.
Tomorrow, I'll have up the URL links to all the bloggers who are participating. Some of them are among the most-visited sites on the blogosphere. In the meantime, please view the video and the audio. Between now and the launch at 11 a.m. Monday, visit what will be one of the most dynamic sites around: http://votebitter.com/. You'll be able to hear the radio ad that will promote the "Vote Bitter" undertaking.

On November 4, please "Vote Bitter." With your support, we will win this election.

Steve Maloney ("Never really bitter -- except at Obama")
Ambridge, PA (The Heart and Soul of Small Town America)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Matt Hogue and Pennsylvania Corruption

Matt Hogue, a member of the Allegheny County Democratic "Executive" Committee wrote asking why I don't print his comments. I hadn't even known he'd made any comments, but I took the opportunity to tell him what I thought of him and his fellow western PA Democrats.

Matt, my blog is . . . my blog. If you send comments to me via e-mail, I will read and consider them for inclusion in the blogs. Truth be told, I have been too busy to even read comments, let alone "approve" them. Also, most of the comments I received from liberals were robotic talking points and did not advance any form of debate.

Frankly, my long-term purpose in political life is to put people like you and your fellow Democrats out of business. Any approach that helps in that process is one I will follow.

However, if you or any Democrat in this area ever wants to debate any issues in public, I will show up, even if the audience consists mainly of Obama-bots. I have been on KDKA-TV and other venues with liberal Democrats, and I relish the experience. I'm on the Clintons4McCain Blog Talk Radio program each Saturday (including today) and people often call in Some of them are Obama-bots.

From time to time, I have supported Democrats in state races. I supported Sean Ramalley prior to his criminal indictment. I did not support former Democratic House power Mike Veon, because I perceived, rightly, that he was criminal much loved by Democrats who lacked a fundamental sense of right and wrong.

Many Democrats, including Sean unfortunately, knew what was going on, but because they valued Party over state and country, they did nothing. You should be discussing such issues, but I fear you are not.

I fear most Democrats have too much in common with crooks like Frank Gigliotti, Pete DeFazio (and his underlings), Gigi Sullivan, Tawanda Carlyle, Cyril Wecht, Ben Woods, Jason Altmire, Cyril Wecht, Bill DeWeese, Mrs. Lavalle, and numerous others whose attitudes resemble Frank's "F---k the public." Thus, their comments (on my blog or elsewhere) reflect a basic dishonesty and disingenuousness.

I'd be happy to hear that you don't fit into that category. I don't know you well enough to make a judgment. However, I feel the Allegheny County Democratic Committee and those it supports are GENERALLY involved in criminal endeavors designed to fleece the public. I believe you and your Committee have done great damage to this region.

I will be writing soon on Ed Rendell's use of $750,000 million in "walking around money" in 2006. You know, and I know, this is basically vote-buying in African-American areas. If you have comments on that subject, e-mail them to me and I will put them up on the Pennsylvania for McCain blog.

steve maloney
ambridge, pa

Friday, September 26, 2008

Palin on Pledge of Allegiance

Sarah Palin, Amrican icon, plays many roles in her life . . .

The rapid rise of Gov. Palin of Alaska has generated a number of sites focused mainly on "Sarah," who in the space of four weeks has become an American icon. One of the best of these sites is: http://sarahpalinrocks.blogspot.com/. The following article appeared on that site:

"from my cold, dead lips"...
By Jim Popkin,
NBC News Senior Investigative Producer
When federal judges in San Francisco ruled in 2002 that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools was unconstitutional because it included the phrase "under God," Sarah Palin was not amused. Palin, who at the time was Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, quickly drafted a terse letter to the editor of a San Francisco newspaper.

“Dear Editor,” Palin wrote in 2002. “San Francisco judges forbidding our Pledge of Allegiance? They will take the phrase ‘under God’ away from me when my cold, dead lips can no longer utter those words,” Palin wrote. “God Bless America,” she concluded.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Democrats Moving Toward McCain-Palin

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." -Michael JordanAll,This email is to advise you that earlier today we posted – at www.democratsformcain.com – various FLIERS and ARTWORK for supporters of Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin – especially supporters that are Democrats – to be able to download and distribute to friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.

These flyers feature “WHY” DemocratsforMcCain.com was launched; what John McCain’s principles mean for the middle class; McCain position papers, and; many more pieces that have been featured on our site the past few months. The artwork can be downloaded from the site as well, and can be used by you to “pin” to your own ideas, fliers, and position papers.

If you have not had the time or inclination to visit www.democratsformccain.com recently, please do so soon!. We all should be so proud of Senator McCain going to Washington and becoming immersed in the current financial crisis. His character, authenticity and leadership are being put on the stage for all Americans to see again. Best Wishes,- Frank.

Frank Pinizzotto
Director of Development
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P.O. Box 47
Hammonton, NJ 08037

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

America's Economy is Basically Fine

Thanks to Mike Devine ("Gamecock" on Red State for acquainting me with the material below.)

Recently, John McCain said America's economic "fundamentals are good." Of course, Barack Obama and his horde of know-nothings immediately rushed out with a commercial indicating that McCain must be clueless because he was not presenting the kind of hysterical message we were hearing on CNN and MSNBC. As the article by Max Boot (an excerpt below) shows, what McCain said was factually (key word) correct.

Of course, in the world of BHO and David Axelrod, little matters like truth count for nothing -- and demagoguery counts for everything.

Here's the link to Boot's profoundly important essay that appeared in the LA Times.http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-boot24-2008sep24,0,96527.story

The following is an excerpt from the article:

"What the pessimists ignore is that the fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain strong. Indeed, the World Economic Forum has ranked the United States as the world's most competitive economy for the last two years. (The new survey comes out next month.) Its statistics show that per-capita gross domestic product in the U.S. consistently has grown faster than in other developed economies since 1980.

Looking deeper at the causes of American competitiveness shows that we score especially strongly not only in domestic market size (No. 1 in the world) but also in such areas as time required to start a business (No. 3), venture capital availability (No. 1), the cost of firing an employee (No. 1), ownership of personal computers (No. 2), university/industry research collaboration (No. 1) and quality of scientific research institutions (No. 2).

"The availability of venture capital might be affected temporarily by the market turmoil, and we should worry if Democrats gain control of both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue in November because they might exacerbate what the survey found to be the two most "problematic" issues for doing business in the U.S. -- high tax rates and cumbersome tax regulations.

"But whatever happens in the next few months, most of the other advantages that have been powering the U.S. economy forward for decades will remain unchanged.

So too will another vital statistic: population growth. According to federal statistics, the fertility rate in the U.S., where each woman has on average 2.1 children, is now the highest among major industrialized economies. We are above replacement level while Europe, Japan and other industrialized economies have long been beneath it.

That means that, even as our major competitors have to cope with graying populations, declining productivity and increasing pension costs, our population will remain relatively youthful and vibrant, notwithstanding the retirement of the baby boomers. This advantage is enhanced by our ability to attract and integrate hardworking immigrants from around the world."

Barack Obama, meet Max Boot.

Max Boot is a contributing editor to Opinion and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Sarah Wows FL, Obama Dropping

Sarah Palin and Piper Palin, up close and personal . . . She's on campaign trail with Mommie

Sarah Palin and daughter Piper, age 7, in front of a Jacksonville, FL crowd estimated at 60,000.

Bulletin: Obama Abandons Campaign in North Dakota!
Earlier Abandoned Alaska (guess why), Montana, and Georgia!
We have outstanding news to pass along from our NoBama Mission Blogger friends at the Wake Up America BLOG: Barack Obama's campaign is abandoning their efforts in the state of North Dakota, since it is clear the state will now go for the McCain/Palin ticket. Just one month ago polls had showed the race in North Dakota a dead heat. Now, McCain/Palin enjoy a double digit lead.

The collapse of the Obama campaign in North Dakota mirrors a similar trend in Montana. Obama's campaign has also abandoned their efforts in Georgia and Alaska. In the primaries, Obama won those three states.

Steve adds: look for the next state Obama abandons to be a big one, North Carolina, where he won the Democratic Primary against Hillary Clinton but is now far behind. He can't afford to give up on Ohio, but it looking more and more like a state he can't win. Recent polls have shown his once-big leads in New York and New Jersey to be dropping like rocks.
I'll soon have a list -- a long one -- of states that now look unwinnable by Obama, including nearly every state in the American South. Trends are good for McCain/Palin in Colorado, Virginia and Florida, although the battle in those states will go on for some time, as Obama pours huge quantities of money into them.
Look for voters in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and -- perhaps -- New Jersey to see a lot of Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Sandra: Phoning for McCain-Palin

If Pennsylvania is a battleground state -- and it is -- then Beaver County, where I live is Ground Zero. The Democrats have a registration edge in Beaver County, but we intend to win it big for SEn. McCain and Gov. Palin.
"We cling to our God . . . and our Children" -- Sarah, Todd, and Trig Palin
Note: It's absolutely critical that all of us reach out to as many people as possible to indicate our support for John McCain and Sarah Palin. Here's how you can do so: Make Phone Calls from Home. . . Reaching out to undecided voters in your state. That's vital to spreading the word that John McCain and Governor Palin are the right choice for voters all across America. That's why we're asking you to take a few minutes or even a free evening to make calls for John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin. You can call your local McCain or GOP office and volunteer, or you can phone from home in your spare time. Visit www.JohnMcCain.com/PhoneBank to get started today.
When I've asked people in Beaver County, PA, where I live (yep, we're those God-loving, gun-toting folks that Barack despises), over the phone to volunteer their time for the campaign, they almost never do. When I ask them, face-to-face, how often do they volunteer? So far, always.

At the Beaver, PA GOP headquarters yesterday -- and "Beaver" differs from "Beaver Falls," where Joe Namath grew up, three women volunteered -- Dee Byers, Darlene Cutlip, and Sandra Boyde. Actually, Dee's husband volunteered her, which as a long-time husband myself, I told him could be risky business. Did I sign her up? Of course. "In love, war, and politics, all is fair."
The volunteer I'd like to highlight is Sandra Boyde, who lives near the Ohio line. She mentioned she had converted various relatives, including in-laws, into rabid supporters of McCain-Palin, and she was prepared to do the same with friends and neighbors. She's pretty, smart, and funny.
Then, I heard her talking to the volunteer coordinator ("Kyle," a gal Kyle, not a guy Kyle). She mentioned that she might have trouble doing a lot of door-to-door work because she was undergoing chemotherapy.
She told me she had experienced a recurrence of her cancer, which had first surfaced six-and-a-half years before.Sandra is volunteering to make phone calls to voters, probably a whole lot of calls. She has children who do football and all the other things we wish WE were doing. She's not too tired to reach out to voters, to be an essential part of the ground game. Of great interest to me, she's a great deal like Sarah Palin, a person of real courage -- fearless and even at peace with the hand she's been dealt.
Most people who make calls, offer yard signs, and bang on their neighbor's doors probably don't do so because they're so much fun They do these things because the "other guy" (Obama) is doing it. If we don't do it better than he, we probably will lose.
If a person like Sandra accepted losses easily, she wouldn't have been in the Beaver, PA, GOP office offering to help. She's NOT sitting around bemoaning her fate. Instead, in a small way, she's making history.How critical is Beaver County?
If PA is a battleground state -- and it is -- then are Ground Zero. There's a Democratic voter registration edge, but there are early signs that we could win big here. Our surveys -- and we're not Gallup -- show McCain could win by two-to-one.
The "Sarah Palin Effect" (remember God? remember guns?) is off-the-chart. When Gov. Sarah appears here, as she will, the multitudes will gather.
The Ground Game is more than get-out-the-vote. It's also wake up the voter, and remind him or her that he or she has a big decision to make.Please join Sandra, Dee, Darlene, and yours truly as volunteers.
You may have to be persistent to get the attention of campaign people to guide you in the right direction. You presumably will have to endure the "Great Yard Sign Shortage of 2008."Sadly, political campaigns are nick-of-time, hit-and-miss events. They are not well-oiled machines. They are, "Oops, didn't anybody ever put oil in this thing?"
So, volunteer on JohnMcCain.com. Call up your local McCain office. If you don't have a local McCain office, create one. If you wait for orders from on high, you may end up waiting unto eternity.A good step is to call up the local Republican office. If you're a Democrat or Independent, call anyway. Trust me, you will find that Republicans are among the most harmless of God's creature.
Why VOLUNTEERS have to be persistent in volunteering is one of the riddles of the universe. But tough times demand tough people, much like Sandra, whom I met today and who, with her family, will now be friends for life. I don't know exactly what her "stands" are on the "issues." I don't exactly care either.
NOTE TO BLOGGERS AND OTHER ONLINERS: The best thing you can do with the blog columns and thoughtful e-mails you write is to turn them into 200-to-250 word letters to the editor of your LOCAL newspapers. I bet you'll find the the following links will connect you with every newspaper in America -- from Alabama to Wyoming. What about Guam? Well, what about it?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Apparently, about 90% of American Blacks are ready to vote for Barack Obama, a politician who would do nothing to lead them out of poverty, miseducation, and hopelessness. For most punds and observers, that's an article of faith: that Blacks will waste their votes once again on a bogus-racial Messiah, Obama. Read on . . .

"During decades of researching racial and ethnic groups in countries around the world-- with special attention to those who began in poverty and then rose to prosperity-- I have yet to find one so preoccupied with tribalistic identity as to want to maintain solidarity with all members of their group, regardless of what they do or how they do it.

"Any group that rises has to have norms, and that means repudiating those who violate those norms, if you are serious. Blind tribalism means letting the lowest common denominator determine the norms and the fate of the whole group.

"There was a time when most blacks, like most of the Irish or the Jews, understood this common sense. But that was before the romanticizing of identity took over, beginning in the 1960s.

"Back in 19th century America, the Catholic Church took on the task of changing the behavior of the poverty-stricken Irish immigrants, in order to prepare them to rise in American society. As this transformation succeeded, employers' signs that said "No Irish Need Apply" began to disappear in the 20th century.

"The Jewish community likewise made many efforts to change the behavior of immigrants from Eastern Europe, to enable them to better fit into American society-- and to rise in that society.

"The Urban League and other black uplift groups made similar efforts to prepare their fellow blacks to rise in American society. In fact, those efforts began to pay off in dramatic reductions in poverty among blacks, even before the civil rights laws of the 1960s.

"The unanswered question is why an approach with a proven track record, not only in American society but in various other countries around the world, has been superseded by a philosophy of tribal identity over-riding issues of behavior and performance.

"Part of the problem is the "multicultural" ideology that says all cultures are equally valid. It is hard even to know what that means, much less take it seriously as a guide to living in the real world.

"Will time and energy spent on rap music and wearing low-riding baggy pants like guys in prison-- as badges of identity-- provide as good a future for young people as learning math, computers and the English language?

"Romantic self-indulgence and self-deception are things that some people can afford when they reach the point where they can afford identity angst. But millions of other people will remain mired in poverty if they believe such notions."

read it all by clicking below. . . The remarkable essay in Real Claear Politics is by Thomas Sowell. It was sent to me by Mike Devine, of Charlotte, NC.

Mike Devine blogs regularly at: http://gamecock,blogtownhall.com/

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Can Bill Clinton support Obama? He certainly can PRETEND to do so. But he can't -- in good conscience -- support a man who although with his surrogates and media toadies labeled his wife a warmonger, a liar, and a racist. He especially can't endorse a man who, along with his top advisers, branded Bill Clinton himself a racist. Seemingly, just about anything is possible in politics, but some things that are possible are not plausible -- such as forgiving a former opponent for despicable conduct.

The following CNN story suggests why you should take with a grain of salt any suggestion of an endorsement of Obama by the Clintons. A man who plays the worst form of racial politics, Obama, should not be a serious candidate for President.

Bill Clinton: Obama camp 'played the race card on me'

Posted: 10:27 AM ETFrom CNN Political Producer Alexander Marquardt, CNN's Chris WelchFormer president Clinton campaigned for his wife in Pennsylvania recently.(CNN) — On the eve of Tuesday’s critical Pennsylvania primary, former President Bill Clinton accused Barack Obama’s campaign of playing the race card against him.

After the phone interview with Delaware radio station WHYY Monday night, a stray comment of his on the issue was also recorded before he hung up: “I don’t think I should take any s*** from anybody on that, do you?”

The former president had been asked whether his remarks comparing Obama’s strong showing in South Carolina to that of Jesse Jackson in 1988 had been a mistake given their impact on his wife Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

No, I think that they played the race card on me,” said Clinton, “and we now know from memos from the campaign and everything that they planned to do it all along.”

We were talking about South Carolina political history and this was used out of context and twisted for political purposes by the Obama campaign to try to breed resentment elsewhere. And you know, do I regret saying it? No. Do I regret that it was used that way? I certainly do. But you really got to go some to try to portray me as a racist.”

He added that the way Obama’s campaign had reacted was “disrespectful to Jesse Jackson” and that the former presidential candidate had told him he was not offended, and that “we all know what’s going on."

UPDATE: At a Pittsburgh press availability,Obama was asked about Clinton's charge that his campaign had drawn up plans to use 'the race card.'

Hold on a second,’’ he said. “So former President Clinton dismissed my victory in South Carolina as being similar to Jesse Jackson and he is suggesting that somehow I had something to do with it? You better ask him what he meant by that. I have no idea what he meant. These were words that came out of his mouth. Not words that came out of mine.’"

Monday, September 15, 2008


Senator John McCain, Gov. Sarah Palin, Bristol, and Trig.

Salena Zito's Tribune-Review article below (in boldface) is an on-target view of Pennsylvania. We also have the opportunity to do well in other communities, including Beaver County where I live, Butler County, Mercer, and Crawford (north and west of Pittsburgh). I don't think McCain will "have to let the money run" in PA. Bucks County (southeastern PA) is a key as Zito suggests. Strong congressional candidates in PA, especially Tom Manion againt Patrick Murphy and Melissa Hart against Jason Altmire, will help McCain. In Beaver County, which Hillary won by 28,000 to 12,000, we're already doing better than we imagined. Here, there are a large number of "undecided" voters, almost all of them Democrats contemplating a vote for McCain-Palin. The "Black issue" is a factor (Bradley Effect) but not as big a one as Zito (and Rendell) suggest. Obama described those of us in Western Pennsylvania as people who "cling" to their God and their Guns. We (like Gov. Palin) don't regard those characteristics as failings. He will live to eat those remarks.

September 15, 2008

Can McCain Really Win Pennsylvania?By Salena Zito, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The intelligent question thrown out among strategists for both campaigns is, can John McCain really win Pennsylvania?

Really win it, not pretend to go for it, as Republicans did in 2004, all the while closing the deal in Ohio when no one was looking.

The last Republican presidential candidate to win Pennsylvania was George H.W. Bush, in 1988 -- a win preceded by two Reagans but followed by two Clintons, a Gore and a Kerry. The Kerry win was narrower than the others, however.

Since this year's Pennsylvania primaries, many people have been schooled on the mechanics of how Democrats win this state. Call it the "Rendell rule": Stack up high numbers in the Philly collar counties, hold the losses to a minimum in the other 60, and try to win Allegheny for good measure.

Can Barack Obama pull off a Rendell?

Villanova University political science professor Bob Maranto says political undercurrents are playing against him. "This is an old state, demographically, and some older white voters will be reluctant to vote for a black candidate," he explains, "but there is something more at work. Even if they call themselves independents, most voters more or less automatically vote either Democratic or Republican."

Maranto calculates that the 20 percent or so of voters who really are up for grabs will use information about a candidate's background to make assumptions about his policy views.

Pennsylvanians don't see McCain in the "failed Bush policies" category by which Democrats try to define him. Instead, they see a war hero, a brand that resonates in the blue-collar areas where their unions are trying to persuade them otherwise.

"He is a guy you can depend on," said Tom Miller, 54, of Lancaster, a registered Democrat who is very comfortable voting for McCain. "He has had no problem bucking his own party and he does not ask me to make sacrifices that he isn't willing to make."

Add the stereotypes that some voters hold about black candidates and Obama dilutes the Rendell rule.

So, where can McCain offset traditional Democrat voting blocs?

In Allegheny, Bucks and Chester counties, where a large number of those voters live.
To win Allegheny, McCain must win the entire South Hills area minus Mt. Lebanon. He also must win the new suburban areas around the airport, as well as the Mon Valley, where poorer working white voters live. He can easily sweep the North Hills as well as the small river towns.

Achieve that, and McCain offsets Pittsburgh's black and elite-liberal numbers.

McCain also must win Bucks County, where he should have Sarah Palin establish residency in the large churches in the northern half while he camps out in southern Bucks.

Chester County will be the hardest. McCain won't win West Chester, but the rest of the county -- a one-time Republican stronghold -- is persuadable.

All three counties have healthy-sized veterans populaces, with lots of socially conservative labor-Catholic Democrats -- all voters that professor Maranto views as weaknesses for Obama.

Democrat analyst Larry Ceisler admits problems exist for Obama in counties like Washington, Beaver and Fayette, but he is not quite sold on the idea that McCain can win Allegheny, Chester and Bucks.

The unknown factor in Obama's favor is the latest statewide voter-registration number. Obama state director Craig Schirmer issued a statement last week touting 1 million-plus more registered Democrats than Republicans, double the lead of 2004.

Perhaps the bigger argument is that if McCain is posting Bush 2004 poll numbers in Pennsylvania in the waning days of this election, it indicates that Ohio, Indiana and Michigan are already lost to Obama. Pennsylvania is just that small percentage point more Democrat than her Rust-Belt sisters.

University of Virginia political science professor Larry Sabato says his tentative conclusion is that McCain should not allow the money to run in Pennsylvania unless he has unlimited resources, and instead should look west. His argument: If McCain is close in Pennsylvania, then he already is well above 300 Electoral College votes and won't need it to win.

Salena Zito is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial page columnist.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sarah Palin Helping PA Candidates

I haven't forgotten about my Pennsylvania congressional races. The tremendous energy in the McCain Campaign -- and his real chance of winning the Keystone State in particular and the overall election in "general" -- have led to some exciting possibilities. Melissa Hart is now a slight favorite in her race against Jason Altmire. Lou Barletta could win handily against his thoroughly corrupt opponent, Paul Kanjorski.

Tom Manion could move a sliver ahead of Patrick Murphy. Candidates like Craig Williams (against Sestak), Toni Gilhooley (against Holden), and even Bill Russell (against the despicable Murtha) have something they didn't before: a chance to win. A lot of the thanks should go to Gov. Sarah Palin. Alaska is nowhere near Pennsylvania, but Gov. Sarah's very near to our hearts. Yeah, she clings to God and guns, family and country -- just like we do.


I've been the main voice on the Internet discussing the story that Hillary Clinton -- early in October, it appears -- would replace Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket. I stand by this revelation because I believe it's true. The Houston Post-Chronicle recently printed a story suggesting such a "V-P Switcheroo" could be coming.

Remember that famous Friday a.m. (look back a couple of weeks) when I said at 2 a.m. that Sen. McCain would name Gov. Sarah Palin as his V-P? Many people, including some good friends, said I "must be mistaken." It must be Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty, right?

At 11 a.m. on Friday when it was clear the not-so-gentle lady from Alaska, Sarah, would get the nod, many members of the media were angry. Why hadn't anyone told them? Well, I told them. My view of the MSM is that it consists mostly of incompetents who couldn't break an egg let alone a real story.

One development you've been hearing little if anything about is the effect Sarah Palin's tremendous popularity is having on congressional races. Because of America's love affair with Sarah, many Obama Democrats are now afraid they will lose their seats. That has added to the desperation in the ranks of the Party's far-left wing.

Many of the members of Congress most worried are those who truly need their "job" and have been on the federal dole for many decades. Outside the comfy halls of Congress, a lot of these low-talent people would essentially be unemployable.

Thus, they despise Sarah Palin because she threatens their livelihoods. So, look for a growing number of calls for Obama to: (1) "get tougher" -- to sling more mud and be more negative than he already is; (2) get rid of Biden and replace him with Senator Clinton (or perhaps even someone else).

I hope all the thousands of bloggers and other onliners who are supporting McCain-Palin will highlight the "Hillary" story. That's exactly what Obama, Axelrod, Brazille, and Dean don't want you to do. Continued discussion will shed light on developments the Obama Campaign would rather spring on Americans at the last moment.

Note: If you start hearing more stories, as we did last week, of Senator Biden's "health issues" (in actuality, he really doesn't have any), you will know the time is drawing nigh for Joe to exit Left.

My predictions for the Oct. 2 V-P debate (if Joe makes it that far)? Sarah will mop the floor with him. His antics and windbag nature will turn off a huge number of women voters. Sarah will continue to look more "presidential" than either Obama or Biden.

In the 1972 presidential election, George McGovern named as his V-P pick Senator Thomas Eagleton (a fine man, by the way). Then, it came out that Eagleton had once undergone electro-shock treatments for depression. Calls came in from Party leaders to get Eagleton off the ticket.Senator McGovern famously said he was behind Eagleton "100% -- no, 1,000 percent."

The next day McGovern dumped Eagleton, replacing him with Sargent Shriver (JFK's brother-in-law).

In November, 1972, McGovern lost 49 states.Keep in mind the date October 5 (three days after the debate) :-)

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Sarah and The Wave That Captivated America, Bristol, Trig, and John McCain

Note: See the following link on "Obama's October Surprise" (month is correct) -- Biden leaving the Democratic ticket: http://www.postchronicle.com/commentary/article_212171504.shtml#share.

You can read the entire story of how Joe Biden will be replaced on Obama's ticket by Hillary Rodham Clinton by going to my main national blog: http://camp2008victorya.blogspot.com/. How certain am I that this cynical ploy will take place? Very, very much so.

If you want real information about earth-shaking development in this year's historic election, don't go to CNN or MSNBC, which couldn't break an egg let alone break news. Instead, come to my sites, especially the one mentioned above.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Obama Dumping Biden, Choosing Hillary

Guess what country in the Mideast is Sarah's favorite? See Israel flag on her office window.

Hillary Clinton to be named Obama's V-P candidate . . . "I have a lifetime of experience. Sen. McCain has a lifetime of experience. Senator Obama has a speech he delivered in 2002."

We (the NoBama Mission Movement) have received information from sources high in the Democratic Party that, in a cynical, desperation move, Hillary Rodham Clinton will replace the hapless Joe Biden as V-P candidate on the Obama ticket. I will send out more information on this within the next hour. Hillary Clinton has said that Barack H. Obama is not qualified to be Commander-in-Chief. He hasn't grown any more qualified presumably in the past few weeks. As the saying now goes, "It took a Republican woman [Sarah Palin] to have the Obama Dems name a woman to the ticket."

"Stand up! Stand up! And fight for what's right" (John McCain)

Much more information to follow later . . . This is one of sites that first broke the news that John McCain would name Sarah Palin as his running mate (scroll down to two Fridays ago) -- at 2:30 a.m. on that fateful Friday. Let the battle for the Soul of America begin.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Lancaster, PA Loves John, Sarah

Superb pictures and great story about Sarah Palin (and John McCain) conquering the hearts of the people in central PA. Sarah Palin introducing GOP presidential candidate Senator John McCain. "First Dude," Todd Palin, in background.

World's youngest Young Republican? Getting sleepy waiting for Sarah . . .

I don't think they get this kind of media frenzy in Wasilla, Alaska

Huge crowd waiting with anticipation to greet an American hero and an emerging American heroine

The wonderful photos above and story are from FreeRepublic.Com --see the link at the bottom.

"When Governor Palin stepped to the microphone, the entire arena erupted in thunderous applause and deafening cheers. Thousands of camera flashes seemed to go off simultaneously. And Sarah Palin was forced, by virtue of her audience, to stand silently at the microphone for a good five minutes before she began speaking – so warm and sincere was the enthusiasm expressed by those who came to hear her.
"By far, the greatest reaction of the afternoon occurred shortly after Senator McCain stepped up to the microphone and said, ‘I am privileged to have been introduced to you by Sarah Palin. But I am looking forward even more to introducing Sarah Palin to Washington D.C.’… at which point seven thousand south-central Pennsylvanians lost their composure, and the cheers and applause were (literally) deafening. Once the din subsided, a powerful chant of ‘Sa-rah! Sa-rah! Sa-rah!’ filled the hall. And John McCain had to stand silently while the enthusiastic support being shown his running mate ran its course."

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Palin: O-Mama Beating Obama

You saw it here first -- Alaska's new Palin-inspired license plate
If you prefer O-Mama to O-bama, you've come to the right place. Scroll down for the best and brightest material on America's new political sensation, Gov. Sarah Heath Palin. If you'd like to get the best Palin memorabilia on the Web, visit the following: http://palintology.com/. Tell "Trish" that Steve sent you.

Bulletin: Cristi Adkins, a media star in her own right, provided me the following first-hand report of today's (Wednesday's) McCain-Palin rally in Fairfax, Virginia:

"Went to a Sarah Palin and John McCain rally today in Fairfax. It was excellent work, and a crowd of at '20,000' reported by the volunteer there. The energy was spectacular.The crowd went wild when Cindy McCan came on stage -- and even wilder when they announced John McCain's name."

"What happened when they announced Gov. Palin? You could hear the cheering for MILES, and I do not exaggerate.There was no more room at the event, and people were literally listening to her in the street, sidewalk and on the corners of parking lots.This was incredibly energizing and inspiring. To see someone so brutally attacked and humiliated go right back out there and fight again . . . "

"Fight and INSPIRE."

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sarah Palin: An Alaskan View

Piper Palin, America's new 7-year-old Sweetheart flies through the air with the greatest of ease at a Native Alaskan Village. She told her mom and dad that they could go home and she'd stay at the village. I can't imagine why . . .

The following letter is a from an Alaskan bush pilot and hunting guide, Butch King. His web link is at the bottom of this page. He and his wife, Kathy, know Gov. Sarah Palin well. This is not material you're going to be reading elsewhere as the MSM goes busily about trying to "dig up dirt" on this outstanding American woman.

Subject: Who is Sarah?

Here is the straight scoop from an in-person observer. What would happen if she got the 3am call that the President was dead? Past experience indicates she'd clean house in Washington. Would that be a bad thing?

We are having a great week on Silvers here at Wildman Lodge, You know, I don't often get very political, but recently many of our friends are asking us "Who is Sarah Palin?"

Of course, as Alaskans, Kathy [his wife] and I are extremely proud of her. We just want to let you know that Sarah “Barracuda" Palin is a straight shooting, hard charging, get it done gal. She knows when to listen, how to analyze the facts and how to make a decision, then implement the plan. She doesn't do a poll before jumping in with both feet like too many of the Washington types.

She has little legislative experience because she has always held the EXECUTIVE position; in private life, as mayor of Anchorage’s largest bedroom community or more recently as Governor of our State. She is a smart, attractive home-grown Alaska girl with excellent moral and family values. She can see what needs to be done and does not hesitate to get it done.

One of our State's major problems is that its Capital is in Juneau, 500 miles from the nearest road and 800 air miles from the population base which are Anchorage, Wasilla and Fairbanks. Our legislature and most of the State government is in Juneau and they ALL behave like a bunch of freshmen in a college town. It has been this way since Statehood in 1959.

When Sarah moved to Juneau, so did accountability and responsibility. When the oil revenue started flowing and a barrel of North Slope Crude hit $23.00, these people began spending money like drunken sailors. You can only imagine what was happening when oil hit $100.00 a barrel, about the time Sarah took command.

My wife Kathy has first-hand experience with this fiasco, as her father and also her ex-husband were Alaska Legislators who served in Juneau as Senators, Senate President, or members of the State House for a combined period spanning nearly three decades.

About the time Sarah took the HELM as Governor of Alaska, about half of the State legislature was in the pocket of big oil companies or contractors doing big projects for Native Corporations around Alaska, all funded by State oil revenue. Alaska government was nothing but a good old boys club riding the perpetual wave of prosperity. This filtered down from the legislature, through the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Labor and even spilled in to the Public Safety who are supposed to "preserve and protect".

When Sarah walked into the Governor's Mansion, she promptly dismissed the State Trooper detachment assigned to Governor and had her and her husband's gun case brought in from Wasilla. Then, she got rid of the former Governor's STATE Jet and told legislators that there were no more free rides, they would have to fly Alaska Airlines, just like her and her family if they wanted to travel.

Next came the nut cutting (the "Barracuda" part) the heads that rolled were too numerous to name, but when Sarah finished cleaning house, a number of our legislators ended up in jail on corruption charges, or tendered their resignations along with numerous department heads and those who have been riding the gravy train for way too long, AND THEN SHE HAD LUNCH. By the end of the day, Sarah Palin had saved the people of Alaska millions and has not yet slowed down.

She has truly brought CHANGE to Juneau . I personally know several persons in the private sector in Alaska that hold her in high esteem. She surrounds herself with smart people, many from my hometown of Anchorage , she listens to them but makes her own decisions. Sarah
Palin is a no B.S. politician. It is refreshing that there is such thing anymore.

You want to talk about CHANGE? You should see a before and after picture of the State government in Alaska . That's CHANGE! Sarah will bring a number of things to the election. I am sure she will appeal to many voters who otherwise could have gone the other direction
on election day. The conservative bloc will not be for Barack. We have their vote.

We need what Sarah will bring, first to the election and second, what she will bring to Washington D.C. McCain has been advised well, Let's just hope the American people can get the straight scoop on her in the weeks ahead.

This is just the opinion of one Alaska Bush Pilot and Guide, who pays attention to national politics, watches the news and is deathly afraid of the direction our nation isheaded. I guarantee that if Sarah gets a chance to dig her spurs into the flanks of the liberal Washington types, they will know that she is in the saddle.

Butch King
Butch & Kathy King
Wildman Lodge

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sarah Palin: Gamechanger in PA

If you'd like to hear me talking about America's new heroine, Sarah Palin, on Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV Thursday evening, click on the following link: http://kdka.com/video/?id=45870@kdka.dayport.com Sarah Palin comforts a wounded American soldier . . . Her own son will be deploying to Iraq on or around Sept. 11

You might find the following piece interesting: Sarah Palin, Cristi Adkins: Heroines

I sent this following piece to many congressional candidates in Pennsylvania about the remarkable popularity for Gov. Sarah Heath Palin of Alaska.

We must send people to Congress who agree with John McCain and Sarah Palin about the need to reform Congress ans secure our energy future. I want -- and pray -- that Sarah Palin will come to the PA districts of everyone above and campaign for people who agree with her and share her values. "I share Sarah Palin's value, and I revere the example she sets."

Craig Williams (7th District, Bucks County) knows Sarah and has strongly endorsed her choice as V-P. I hope everyone else does exactly the same thing.

Please, everyone, help me to get Sarah interviews (plural) with KDKA's Jon Delano, a media friend who does the absolute best job he can at being fair and balanced. He even let me disagree with him last night! :-) I told him if I couldn't get Sarah, maybe I could get Piper Palin (7-year-old), who became an overnight superstar.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sarah Palin's Absolutely Amazing Speech

"Good God, she's one of us!"

Here's what former Hillary Supporter Michelle, a great online friend, had to say about Sarah Palin's superb performance tonight.

That was the most amazing, most tremendous speech I have been witness to. I stood up in my living room several times and rah rah'd her. Rudy kicked butt too! I truly can see her as President. Train under McCain Ms. Palin and then I promise to vote for you when you run. Good Lord I have goosebumps!!!

My husband and father were amazed. My father said she needed to run for President! HA! Two southern, stereotypical men were exclaiming outloud at parts. It was kind of funny. My husband said "Good God, she is one of us! One of us is going to the White House!" I think he said it the best.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Sarah Palin: A Pit Bull

Dems Better Watch Out Sarah Palin is NO PUSHOVER
Bill Kristol tells this true story that he heard from a McCain staffer:A nervous young McCain staffer took it upon himself to explain to Palin the facts of life in a national campaign, the intense scrutiny she'd be under from the media, the viciousness of the assault that she'd be facing, etc.:

Palin: "Thanks for the warning. By the way, do you know what they say the difference is between a hockey mom and a Pit Bull?"

McCain aide: "No, Governor."

Palin: "A hockey mom wears lipstick."

n the end what may kill the democrats is overconfidence. Their attacks on Sarah Palin's kids will blow back in their faces, because Americans hate when politicians and the press beat up kids.Beyond that they are severely underestimating the GUTS of Sarah Palin.

What the Republicans missed about Sarah Palin then--and what the Democrats seem poised to miss now--is that she is a true political savant; a candidate with a knack for identifying the key gripes of the populace and packaging herself as the solution. That keen political nose has enabled her to routinely outperform her resume.

Palin is now in the "Big Time," and I guarantee that the "Big Time" will never be the same:

Click here for the rest of the story Dems Better Watch Out Sarah Palin is NO PUSHOVER

If you liked this, you'll love Sammy at: http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com.

PDiddy's Racist, Anti-Palin Rant


Now, on a slightly lighter note. We now have our first evidence of an apoplectic left wing celebrity engaging in a rant against the entire State of Alaska. Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs (aka. "Puff Daddy", "P. Diddy") has released a profanity laced video in which he attacks Palin, stating that Palin is unqualified simply because she is from Alaska. He asserts that Alaska is different than the rest of the country due to a total lack of "black people", crime, and "crackheads". Apparently, he has seen one too many reruns of "Northern Exposure". His screed is not only ill-informed, but also bigoted and mean-spirited. He owes the people of Alaska an apology, specifically the state's black community, which does in fact exist. I will be placing a call shortly to the Anchorage chapter of the NAACP to see if I can get any reaction (or perhaps get them to extend an invitation to Diddy to visit Alaska and apologize). I'll update you on the results of that call. http://palinforvp.blogspot.com/

Monday, September 1, 2008

Leading Hillary Supporter Backs McCain

A Leading Hillary Supporter Defects to McCain


John Coale, an avid backer of Sen. Hillary Clinton's run for president, announces he is throwing his suppot to John McCain, arguing that Obama is not who he says he is.

On my other blogs today, I write about the pregnancy of Sarah's and Todd Palin's 17-year-old daughter Bristol. See: http://stevemaloneygop.blogspot.com or http://camp2008victorya.blogspot.com.