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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Obama the “Virtual Incumbent” in this race?

posted by on November 2 at 11:15 AM

So says McCain surrogate Lindsey Graham.

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The link points to an empty TPM page, Dan

Posted by Lawks a Lordy | November 2, 2008 11:27 AM

He pasted the link twice. Correct link:

Posted by Fnarf | November 2, 2008 11:40 AM

Wow, is that link bad or did they really pull it that quickly?

Posted by Jonathan | November 2, 2008 11:40 AM

A Wall Street Journal discussion panel guy on Wolf Blitzer said the same thing today. That must the repub talking point du jour.

Posted by Judith | November 2, 2008 11:44 AM

Link fixed.

Posted by Anthony Hecht | November 2, 2008 11:47 AM

Lindsey Graham a "real idiot", says guy named Ryan on Slog.

Posted by Ryan | November 2, 2008 11:47 AM

Obama is the "media incumbent". The 4th Estate elected him before the primary ever started. Then they started their propaganda war to browbeat Americans into thinking that a person who had two years in the Senate and never cast a single significant vote or created a law of significance was somehow America's savior.

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 11:50 AM

Bailo, pay no mind to the propaganda war that caused you to believe Barack Obama never cast a single significant vote or created a law of significance.

Posted by w7ngman | November 2, 2008 11:53 AM

We'd rather not moderate your comments, but off-topic, gratuitously inflammatory, threatening, or otherwise inappropriate remarks may be removed, and repeat offenders may be banned from commenting. We never censor comments based on ideology. Thanks to all who add to the conversation on Slog.

So yeah, he is the incumbent.

Posted by Comment Deleted | November 2, 2008 11:57 AM

Letter to Editor (just sent)

Comment #9 was made by someone impersonating me.

Besides being "identify theft" he is making me take blame for opinions that are not mine.

Also, your paper, by printing his comment, is slandering me.

Comment #9.

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 12:05 PM

@9 - You poor thing, take some deep breaths. You'll feel much better if you return to stocking your bunker with canned fruit and beef jerky. Don't forget a transistor radio and your tin foil touque. Go now to your hideaway, go on...

Posted by Madashell | November 2, 2008 12:06 PM

1. John Bailo is such an ass, go right now and contribute more to Obama.

Fuck Bailo and his idiotic whiny lies. Fuck Bailo and his ranting antisocialist bullshit. Fuck all them right wingers who are so unAmerican that they lie, cheat, steal elections and are fucking traitors.

2. HEre's more news for you John boy.

After the election, should Obama win it, Pres. Obama will use the internet and e mail to regularly communicate with his millions of activated supporters. So when dicktards like you oppose his health care plan, his greening the economy plan, etc. etc. we will overwhelm the moderate GOPster congresspeople whose votes we need, we will overwhelm say a Gordon Smith in Oregon, and we will maintain an activist organization of COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS in support of the Pres. Obama program in every congressional district in this nation.

And guess what?

You're going to pay for it John Boy, because it's perfectly legitimate and legal for the President to have a web site and send out e mails to talk to the public.

So shut the fuck up and prepare to lose and yes, everything you fear will be passed, will be passed, and everything you say against it just motivates us more.

Sadly for you, most of us real Americans know that it is Americanism to help your neighbor, to have a society where all can have opportunity, and to have govt. do the things we can't, so none of your ranting about socialism will conenct or make any sense at all.

You dont even know your fucking history eg. TF put in the graduated income tax and lots of nations have it like those MArxist hellholes in oh Spain, France, Germany Denmark etc. and we aren't buying your acid-laced positions that raising tax rates over 250K by three points leads to us having a state where we can put you in jail and re-eduacte you, justified though that would be based on your lying treasonous lack of character.

Unity to all humans, that is, other than the ranting lying John Bailo, and hey! see you at the eleciton parties--

Posted by PC | November 2, 2008 12:07 PM

@ 10, Oh dear, you are in a worse state than I thought. Have you taken your Haldol yet today?

Posted by Madashell | November 2, 2008 12:10 PM

Obama supporters seem more anti-social than socialist. Guys, leave the boiler room of comment monitoring and identity theft and mail fraud for a while and enjoy some football.

Try reading "Society and its Discontents" for self-healing.

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 12:15 PM

Dear Editor:

I find it appalling that I should have to deal with the consequences of my pervasive and obvious trolling of your blog. Those who sock puppet me have truly mastered my inane, partisan hackery in a clever and humorous manner, therefore, as a humorless piece of shit with no apparent college education, I have no appreciation for their childish pranks. It would be most beneficial to my perceived penis size if you would have your administrators spend hours scouring your blog comments for sock puppets, when in fact the problem would be more easily solved if I were to simply stop trolling your website.

John Bailo

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 12:19 PM

Obama is the virtual candidate that is going to kick actual Republican ass.

Posted by yucca flower | November 2, 2008 12:20 PM

Obama will do down like a novice player getting kickboxed to the side of the screen on Mortal Kombat.

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 12:24 PM

I like that the Republican habit of blaming everything on Democrats (well, on Clinton to be honest) in spite of being in control for eight years has finally morphed into this Bizarro-world rhetoric where McCain is essentially claiming to be more of a Democrat than the Democrat. The "Obama=Bush" meme they've been pushing is hilarious.

The steadfast refusal to take responsibility for the consequences of the policies they've championed has really become the stock-in-trade of the new GOP. Bet they can't wait to going back to being the underdogs, where blaming Democrats for everything generates a little less cognitive dissonance.

Posted by flamingbanjo | November 2, 2008 12:45 PM

Conservatives love to be victims. It's in their genetic makeup. Everyone is always after them, or their money, or their guns, or their religion.

Stupid people identify with that, because they are so frequently taken advantage of. Plus, they know of no other way to explain the mess they have made of their lives.

I can't understand why anyone would want to identify with that cult of victimhood, but they do. Therefore, we have Barak Obama - the incumbent candidate.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | November 2, 2008 12:53 PM

You stupid fucking Seattle hipsters think you're all so fucking hip just because you're hip. Well, listen here, punk-ass hipsters, I can see right through you. So there!

Go Knuckledragger/Cousinfucker in 2012!

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 1:11 PM

You stupid fucking Seattle hipsters think you're all so fucking hip just because you're hip. Well, listen here, punk-ass hipsters, I can see right through you. So there!

Go Knuckledragger/Cousinfucker in 2012!

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 1:13 PM

Some people who need history books wallow in their ignorance and self rightousness instead.

Posted by Vince | November 2, 2008 1:21 PM

The media are still so Lib biased that Conservatives are not able to tell the real story.

The real story is:

1) We won in Iraq.
2) The surge worked.
3) The economy is stronger for the middle class now than it was under Clinton.
4) The rich are getting poorer because of Bush polices
5) Bush handled the worst domestic disasters in the history of the United States well and we came out the better for his stewardship.

It goes on and on...but Big City newspapers with declining circulation are trying to "leverage" their power by speaking only to embittered core urban dwellers and trying to pretend that anyone outside of Belltown would hold a position anywhere near the Leftist Democrats of Obama.

What amazes me is that this election, there is almost no dissent on the Left...the Green Party is nil, Nader is silenced.

My guess is because all the radicals have gathered together inside the Trojan Horse of Obama...

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 1:32 PM

"After the piece came out on Wednesday morning, there was no violence, no vandalism. There was some debate on The Stranger’s website on Thursday and Friday about the piece’s inclusion of addresses—about the homeowners’ and The Stranger’s right to free speech, and about yards signs as public discourse—and some readers posted addresses of Stranger staffers in comments, because turnabout is fair play. We did not remove those comments and left our own addresses up on our website."

You removed those comments.

Posted by double talk express | November 2, 2008 1:33 PM

to anyone who did't get the joke in #9 those are all things bush has done hee hee har har

Posted by John Balio's Weiner | November 2, 2008 1:34 PM

Is Miss Lindsey Graham virtiually straight?

Posted by MrEddieFather | November 2, 2008 1:43 PM

You stupid fucking Seattle hipsters think you're all so fucking hip just because you're hip. Well, listen here, punk-ass hipsters, I can see right through you. So there!

Go Knuckledragger/Cousinfucker in 2012!

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 1:46 PM

Cookie W. Monster
Your Mom's Bedroom
Any Time, Any Place, Anytown, USA

Come and get me, right-wing knuckledraggers!

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | November 2, 2008 1:53 PM

I am also a youth pastor so watch out for that.

Posted by john a. b. | November 2, 2008 3:12 PM

Obama is the Incumbent.
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.

Posted by wow | November 2, 2008 3:19 PM

Charles Mudede.
Amanda Knox.
That horse from "Zoo".
Please report to my boudoir.

Posted by John Bai1o | November 2, 2008 4:39 PM

It's a shame when an in-the-closet Repug has to lie that much.

Ah well, two more days ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 2, 2008 4:50 PM

@15 that's just about the funniest thing I've read. ....well, after the Palin's vagina, retard joke.

Posted by iain | November 2, 2008 5:57 PM

My friends, this great nation of ours has become a cesspool of iniquity under the rule of godless liberals.

During the past eight years, the tax-and-spend Hollywood liberals in Washington D.C. have transformed America from a shing city on a hill into a 3,000 mile wide porno theater.

For too long, we've suffered an endless shower of spooge upon the floor of our great nation. The time has come for real change. The time has come to mop up the cum.

Mop up the cum, America!

Vote McCain/Palin on Nov. 4!

I would, if I were you.

Posted by John Bailo | November 2, 2008 6:25 PM

John! Was that you in the booth next to me at the Taboo in White Center after work on Friday?

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | November 2, 2008 7:07 PM

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