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uncle ebeneezer
10-08-2008, 02:12 PM
This was great:

http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/ezraklein_archive?month=10&year=2008&base_name=is_sean_hannity_an_antisemite#comments

AemJeff
10-08-2008, 02:21 PM
This was great:

http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/ezraklein_archive?month=10&year=2008&base_name=is_sean_hannity_an_antisemite#comments

I caught that live. Hannity was totally out-Hannity-ed. His bluster started sounding downright McCarthyesque as he became more and more nonplussed. The Democrats need to start using Gibbs as a surrogate more often.

uncle ebeneezer
10-08-2008, 03:40 PM
The funniest part is that although most polls (CBS, CNN etc) have Obama winning the debate by 14-24% margins, the tracker on FOX while Hannity talks shows McCain with 83%, which I think highlights just how completely biased FOX viewers are towards the GOP. The striking part of the CBS poll is the level of which people think McCain is "ready" to be president at 80%+ compared to much lower amounts for Obama. I just don't get this at all. McCain has given nothing but talking points and classic GOP phrases. He apparently knows how to catch Bin Laden (but never bothered to share that info with his buddy Bush.) His answer on all things economic is tax cuts and deregulation. His answer on all things international is "more surge" and "don't talk to anybody." Perhaps it is because he clearly has been salivating at the prospect of being President for so LONG now, that he's ready. But hopefully the voters aren't confusing eagerness with wisdom. Even if McCain has more experience and might be on some level "more ready" than Obama, his ideas spell disaster for this country and will continue along the same logic that has failed for so many years. I think that beyond obvious examples (Palin) the "ready on day one" idea is overstated. Nobody, aside from a former President, really has the experience for the job. For all others it is a promotion to a new position that is somewhat of a gamble. Clinton did great with relatively little experience. W didn't do so great, with a good amount of exec experience (not to mention a former president in his family.) Everybody's a gamble but i'd much rather put my $ on obama.

TwinSwords
10-08-2008, 05:34 PM
This was great:

http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/ezraklein_archive?month=10&year=2008&base_name=is_sean_hannity_an_antisemite#comments

Haha. That was great. The Obama guy did a GREAT job handling Hannity. I don't think I have ever seen anyone handle Hannity so effectively; he had him just stammering denials in his defense. Normally it's our guys being put on the defensive like that; it was nice to see the tables turned. The difference is that our guy acknowledges that his argument is bogus and that he was only using it to make a point about guilt-by-association arguments. But the other side NEVER acknowledges that their arguments are bogus.