Your GOTV Strategy

The Pastor with the best gay porn name evah says:

Here are some practical suggestions to consider:
1) Fast (a meal a day; a day a week; a Daniel fast; 3 days; 10 days; TV;
etc.) and spend the time praying.
2) Agree in prayer with someone everyday for God’s will to be done.
3) Form/participate in prayer groups regularly. Churches could pray every day.
4) Take time in every gathering to pray. (Take 15 minutes in every service to pray for the elections. Turn an entire service to harp and bowl style intercession-worship and prayer combined.)
5) Join 2 or more on a conference call and pray for 15, 20, or 30 minutes.
6) Pray on the way to work (and on the way home).
7) Pray before you go to sleep.
8) Pray before church services.
9) Ask God to give you His strategy-He will!

In His grip,
Dutch Sheets
(Pastor, author Intercessory Prayer)

I tend towards knocking on doors, making your calls, and organizing, but I’m not Dutch Sheets.

Today’s Preacher on the Quad Crazy

It’s the Lazy 8s fault:

Bree K. also said when Obama visited his tribe in ’06 and as late as Jan. ’08 he went to every elder’s home which has a “shrine” inside to worship the genie and asked for their blessing. She was told Obama and Odinga were both “destined” before they were born to be president/leader of their nation. They say “he is the chosen one”. She said Obama’s grandmother sacrificed a black and a white chicken to the “goddess of the river” so both whites and blacks will vote for Obama. All Islam loves and worships Obama. The world is mesmerized by him. Oprah’s 200 million followers are out to elect Obama. Also, Dick Morris of Fox News was sent to Kenya to help Odinga run his campaign! I find that unbelievable.

The occultists are “weaving lazy 8’s around McCain’s mind to make him look confused and like an idiot”. Bree K. said we need to break these curses off of him that are being sent from Kenya.

Via the General

Just Quit Defending Her

She’s stupid:

Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama’s associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks.  Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate’s free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.

“If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations,” Palin told host Chris Plante, “then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.”

However she feels about the way her story has been told in the press, Palin told WMAL she is not discouraged.

and a nutter to boot.

Throwing Good Money After Bad

In one particular way campaigns are like gambling. If you are using your own money, set your limit and don’t make rash decisions at the end.

Marty Ozinga:

GOP congressional candidate Marty Ozinga had loaned $320,000 of his own money to his 11th District campaign by the end of the third quarter. Campaign finance reports show that, in the month since, he has given an additional $250,000 to the effort, bringing his total personal contribution to $570,000 this election year. This amount flies in the face of Ozinga’s statement in September that he wouldn’t be “writing big checks for my own campaign. I just don’t believe in that.”

Throwing it in at the last month is almost always a bad idea.

Blagojevich Endorses Con Con

There’s really no other explanation for this:

“Thank God that the constitution gives the executive branch a lot of power to get around the legislative branch,” Blagojevich said, adding that without his ability to issue executive orders or use his amendatory veto power there would be no free mass transit rides for seniors or free breast and cervical cancer exams for women.

“If the constitutional convention were to occur and there was an effort to erode the executive branch’s ability to do those things, then I think less good things would happen for people,” Blagojevich said.

Well, maybe severe mental illness.

The Bad Sampling Example

One of the things about polls is sometimes you just end up with a bad sample.  It doesn’t make the pollster bad, it just makes that particular result bad.  For example the Politico poll showing a dead heat in Missouri with this finding:

Towery acknowledged that the poll showed a closer-than-expected race among black Missourians – Obama took a lower-than-usual 65 percent of the group – and said that if African-Americans ultimately vote for Obama by the huge margin analysts expect, “it will make the race closer.”

Sometimes you don’t like polls because they don’t give you the results you want. Sometimes you don’t like polls because they don’t conform to reality.  This is one of the latter examples.

Questions He Might Not Want the Answer To

“You think I’m nuts? You think I’m not gonna invite people down? No way I’m gonna tell people they should not come down and celebrate,” Daley told reporters after serving as principal for a day at Orr Academy High School, 730 N. Pulaski.

“You cannot make it just an exclusive party for a few. Sen. Obama’s campaign has never been about a few. It’s been about many people,” said the mayor.

Just a Reminder from January of 2007

They’re Too Soft

Rich takes on some of the claims that Obama’s team can’t handle what Clinton and others will throw at them.

Bullshit.

Giangreco was central to Rod’s reelection–you know, the one where he ran against George Ryan…uhhhh…Judy.

Let me add as I briefly mentioned below. Gibbs worked with the team that torpedoed Dean with the terrorism commercials in Iowa. That might not ingratiate him to others, but he’s good at fighting. He just had an embarrassment of riches in 2004 with Keyes.

Hildebrand ran a brutal campaign against Bradley in Iowa. Every damned event Gore people were there mucking it up.

Burton was working in a very effective press shop at DCCC this cycle. They turned out good work the entire campaign keeping the Republicans off of message.

I don’t know if this team will win, but it’s certainly a group who can handle a punch and hit back.

Today’s Preacher on the Quad Crazy

So I was premature in proclaiming peak wingnut has been reached.

Keyes site goes for the gold:


Public awareness of his election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review resulted in a publishing contract for a book about race relations. To recruit him to join their faculty, the University of Chicago Law School gave Obama a fellowship and an office to work on his book. He initially intended to complete the book in a year, but the project took much longer, as the effort evolved into a personal memoir. So he could work uninterrupted, Obama and his wife Michelle traveled to Bali, where he immersed himself for several months in his manuscript. That’s the official version. Recent scientific analysis of the text suggests the manuscript may have been co-authored by Obama and his nearby neighbor and associate William Ayers, a former domestic terrorist and current education professor at Illinois University who calls himself a communist “with a small ‘c.'” The book was published in mid-1995 as Dreams from My Father.

But he is outdone.  You know it’s good when it starts with this:

There is a scene in Flannery O’Connor’s 1960 novel The Violent Bear It Away, wherein the protagonist, a 14-year-old boy, is picked up hitchhiking by a man in a lavender automobile. The man plies the boy, Francis Tarwater, with whiskey and reefer. When the boy wakes up he’s lying in a field with his pants around his ankles, and his asshole burning. I won’t get into the Catholic allegory in that story, or the implication that the man in the lavender automobile is Satan, or Tarwater’s own inexorable slide into fundamentalist prophecy. I will aver, however, that I find the story relevant. Hold that thought.

There have been any variety of temperaments and personalities to hold the office of President. They range from heroes to rapscallions. I fervently believe, however, that not one person to hold that office has ever hated his opposition. There have been the churlish and disdainful, for sure. Carter presumed a moral vanity against his foes, which grievance he nurtures to this day. Nixon was consumed by paranoia and fear, to the point of ridiculous capers in the cause of an aforetold landslide victory.

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Did I mention this man hates me? You and me? Yes he does. Why? Because he can. Yes He Can. Beneath that cool persona is a megalomaniac. Cool? Like Stalin after a purge, emotionally and sexually spent. Like Saddam after a torture session, dozing in his chair with someone’s genitals curled in his fist. Like Pol Pot after a petit mal seizure, mumbling a litany of the dead. Cool that way.

So I will cast my pathetic vote, and ramp up my relocation to the mountains. Reduce my footprint. Carbon? That will be a nice byproduct, but I mean my personal footprint. My credit footprint. My interface with authority footprint. I’m researching micro-hydro water turbines for that stream, windmills for water, a half-acre patch for vegetables, a few goats, and a bison. Just because I want a fucking bison. My address? Fifty rounds up that gravel road.

I do hate to sound Randy Weaverish. But this is the fundament of my world view right now.

Speaking of fundaments, remember that guy in the lavender automobile?

Precisely. The whiskey of Hope. The jokesmoke of Change. I am Tarwater. We are all Tarwater.

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Today’s Tosser: IR Lies About Joshua Hoyt

Apparently reading comprehension was never taught to the gang:

WBEZ-FM is reporting today that Illinois Republicans are no longer focused on illegal immigration because  GOP candidates fear electoral reprisals from the legal and illegal immigrant populations now residing in Illinois.

Joshua Hoyt of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) – a taxpayer-funded organization that’s suspected of engaging in ACORN-like, quasi-criminal voter registration here in Illinois – happens to agree. He admits that the “illegal immigrants” he accuses Congressional candidate Jim Oberweis of bashing are “going to turn out in record numbers and vote against him.”

Well, at least they admit it.

But what does Joshua actually say:

HOYT: The Republicans in northern Illinois are finally starting to learn how to count.

That’s Joshua Hoyt of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights. The coalition has been coordinating citizenship, voter-registration and get-out-the-vote drives in immigrant neighborhoods across the Chicago area. A new report by the coalition says Illinois now has more than three-quarters of a million foreign-born citizens and that most live in Chicago’s suburbs. Hoyt says nearly one of every eight registered voters in Kane County is now Latino.

HOYT: What that means is that when Jim Oberweis flies over Soldier Field in a helicopter bashing illegal immigrants and it’s interpreted by the Mexican community that he’s bashing them, they’re going to turn out in record numbers and vote against him.

You might disagree with Hoyt or with those in the Mexican community, but he’s not suggesting illegal immigrants are going to vote. He’s suggesting Americans of Mexican descent are going to vote and vote in huge numbers.