September 27, 2008

FLASH: Conservative GOP rag National Review's Kathleen Parker correctly calls on Sarah Palin (Idiot) to quit.

Well, I guess I should be careful what I wish for.

When Palin steps aside, now, as in Monday or Tuesday, before she gets destroyed at the Veep debate on the 2nd, and McCain puts Mr. Economy Romney in there, then we've got ourselves a new race.

Not much of one, but a new race.

But.. If Palin (please, please, please) shockingly doesn't quit, and then goes out and embarrasses herself and her nation even further on October 2nd, then McCain loses in such overwhelming fashion in November that we'll forget the race was seen as close in September.

My gut? She drops out. This week. Family reasons. Says she didn't realize how evil the media and blogs would be. The right wing will love that one. They love being 'victims'.

And I think it's already been decided, that's why you didn't see her last night. The Couric interview was the last one, and her debate prep went so badly, they've made their call. I just cannot visualize her debating on the 2nd. I don't see it happening. But sure hope it does. If it does, then her quitting after the fact is almost a moot point. It'll be too late then.

So, when she quits, who will it be? Mitt? Rudy? Joe? Lindsay? Or maybe Kay?

Regardless of the excuse, and whoever McCain's new pick is, the American voters will know that the last-second Palin selection showed just how hot-headed, irrational, cynical, desperate and unqualifed to be President of the United States John McCain truly is.

It was fun while it lasted.

Palin’s recent interviews with Charles Gibson, Sean Hannity, and now Katie Couric have all revealed an attractive, earnest, confident candidate. Who Is Clearly Out Of Her League.

What to do?

McCain can’t repudiate his choice for running mate. He not only risks the wrath of the GOP’s unforgiving base, but he invites others to second-guess his executive decision-making ability. Barack Obama faces the same problem with Biden.

Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first.

Do it for your country.

Here's John McCain in 2002, making the worst foreign policy decision in the history of the United States

Here's McCain in 2002, getting it terribly, horrifically wrong. Before hundreds of billions were wasted. Before tens of thousands of innocents would die. Before the world lost respect for the United States.

And here's Obama in 2002, getting it right. Period.

When the history is written about the downfall of the Republican Party, will the pick of Sarah Palin (Idiot) as VP be seen as the very bottom?

It wasn't the pick that was the death of the GOP. Even though the pick was a colossal, dangerous blunder.

No, it was the lock-step, brainless embrace by the right wing die-hards that was the death blow.

If the adults in the GOP had stood up to a patently unqualified idiot as their #2, like they had rightly stood against Bush's stupid pick of Harriet Miers, then the recovery of the GOP could have begun that day. Throw McCain and his pick overboard, and start over.

There were a couple of voices on the right who stood against the pick, but not many. No, like good little Nazis, they got in a nice tight little line. And they jumped. Right off the cliff.

So 2008 will be seen as the year the Republican Party died. They controlled the entire government just a few short months ago - the Presidency, the Congress and the Supreme Court.

And then they lost it all.

There is good news in this - Democracy works. Democracy is beautiful. Democracy roots out the incompetent and the corrupt. Democracy is ugly. But Democracy works.

So goodbye Sarah Palin. Goodbye Karl Rove. Goodbye George Bush and Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzalez and John McCain and Donald Rumsfield. Goodbye Republican Party (in its present form).

Goodbye, and good riddance.

By the way, even Sean Hannity would likely agree, John McCain hates America. He's a secret muslim. He hates the troops. Proof? No flag lapel pin.

Remember the BS issue of all right wing idiot distraction BS issues a few months back, that Obama wasn't wearing his mandatory flag lapel pin?

Well, I guess McCain didn't get the memo.

It actually saddens me to see Obama conform and put the damn pin on. And I like that McCain doesn't feel the need to wear the pledge pin of false patriots.

But I'd like to see what the idiots and hypocrites who were going off on this issue a few months ago have to say now.

Jack Cafferty: "There's a reason the McCain campaign keeps Sarah Palin away from the press". She's an idiot. Call it by its name folks. Idiot.

Here's the idiot, in all her splendor. Remembering all the talking points that McCain's monkeys want her to say. Without saying anything. Without an original thought. Because, she simply is an idiot.

Nice lady. Sweet. But an idiot.

This joke needs to end. This is serious business. The future of the world is at hand. This is not the time for (more) idiots.

* for an extra added treat, after Couric asks Palin the question, and The Idiot starts talking, start the Miss South Carolina video at the same time. Enjoy. And be afraid. Be very afraid.

In the end, most Americans don't pick their president on the issues. They pick based on who they like better, who they're more comfortable with, etc.

Here's a look from Fox's panel of "independent" voters with debate reaction. Looks more like an American Idol Paula/Simon/Randy feedback session. But that's what we have now in American politics - just beauty contests.

And next week's VP debate - with the first ever beauty contest winner - show's where we're at best.

So, who do you think won the 'debate' last night? I scored it 55 - 45 Obama. You can check out the liveblog at housingpanic.

One more time. This can't be said enough. Sarah Palin is an idiot.

The dangerous thing about Sarah Palin is that she apparently has no idea that she's an idiot.

But that's the problem with ignorant people (like Bush, and Palin). Since they don't know very much, they don't know what they don't know. And so they think they know. But they don't.

Fine. There are jobs for ignorant and stupid people. You know, ones that don't involve the nuclear codes for the United States.

America has lost its mind. Let's hope they get it back in time.

September 26, 2008

Has the destroyed GOP started to dig out of their self-dug grave, with an anti-Wall Street, pro-taxpayer, populist opposition party message?

What the f*ck is going on when the GOP goes against their Wall Street masters, and for the common people (if this is genuine, and not just BS politics like gay marriage)?

Seriously, having the GOP go against the rich and investors is cats sleeping with dogs kinda stuff. End of the world as we knew it kinda stuff.

But here they go:

"We believe Congress needs to act and needs to act quickly. But we will not agree to a bill that sells taxpayers out to bail out Wall Street."

- GOP House Minority Leader John Boehner, pulling his head out of his ass for the first time in history, September 26, 2008

And then George Bush's total and complete failure was secured. The most destructive president in the history of the United States. Good riddance.

Is John McCain quickly becoming one of the most hated and least trusted men in the world?

When the wheels fall off the cart like they have for McCain and the GOP, it can all come tumbling down pretty quickly.

America is quickly getting sick of McCain's latest stunts and lies and ploys, as he cynically and dangerously puts politics above country.

There's no going back for McCain. He ruined what post-Keating-Five reputation he had built up by running the dirtiest, most dishonest and most cynically political campaign for the presidency in the past hundred years.

Nice job McCain. Thanks for playing. Hopefully we don't see the likes of you again for a long, long time.

Here's Letterman having a little fun at McCain's expense.. And then the liberal media piling on. Enjoy.

Sarah Palin and the Alaska National Guard - our only defense against certain Russian invasion. Stay strong Sarah. Keep us safe.

Without heroes like Sarah Palin keeping America safe, we'd be doomed for sure.

AP loves Sarah Palin. America's sweetheart. And America's first line of defense against the evil Communist threat from Russia.

(FLASH: This just in - Russians are no longer Communists, no longer a threat. Thanks anyway Sarah)

That's it. Enough is enough. No more. AmericaPANIC calls on John McCain to dump Sarah Palin for VP, as she is an imbicile & dangerously ignorant

No way, no how, should this idiot get anywhere near the nuclear codes of the United States.

This is serious business folks.

We had an idiot for president the past eight years, 80% or 90% of us likely agree on that now.

But Sarah Palin? Idiot times two. Times four. Times a hundred.

In the history of the United States, including Dan Quayle and Geraldine Ferraro, there's never been a more unqualified candidate for the highest office in the world. These are serious times. They call for serious, smart, experienced leaders.

Sarah Palin must be dumped. Now.

Or John McCain should be voted down in Mondale-like-fashion.

Here's the latest blast of self-assured ignorance from Palin. The world is laughing at us folks.

At the same time, they're scared.

God help us all. You're watching America spin dangerously out of control now.

Palin defends Alaska-Russia foreign policy remark

"It's very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where — where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border.

It is — from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to ... to our state"

-Sarah Palin, Ignoramus, September 24, 2008

Economy in meltdown. World on the brink. And then John McCain parachutes in and wants to play politics. OK. That'll be fun. And oh, get popcorn.

I knew I saw this bad movie before. Oh, no, wait, this isn't a movie. This sh*t is really happening.

September 25, 2008

Anyone else want to see Bush put on a toga, grab a fiddle, head down to Wall Street, and have at it?

Campbell Brown on CNN throws Paulson, Bush, Dodd and Bernanke under the bus, using their own lies and spin against them

Here's Sarah Palin on CBS. Folks, I cannot believe that this person has a small chance to be President of the United States in a few months.

Has America gone completely and totally insane?

If I was interviewing her for a job - ANY JOB - I'd have my doubts. Lovely. Nice. Charming. Cute. But come on. Seriously. President Palin? Talk about random. Like picking the Burger King manager and saying - hey, you, wanna be President?

Presidenting is hard work. Just look at what an idiot and mental midget like Bush did with it in eight years. One person can screw up the world something fierce when they're president. One person can destroy Rome. One person can cause companies that have been around for hundreds of years to fail. One person, with nukes, can kill us all.

For one of the major parties to put her out there as a potential President of the United States, well, that's beyond reckless. It's dangerous, and it's un-American. You know, right up the alley for the current GOP.

In the history of the world, you'd have a hard time finding a human being more in over her head than Sarah Palin is today. There are some kings and queens who got put into power in their youth, but they were figureheads, they had minders and regents.

I guess that's what we'd have with a President Palin. Bring back Dick Cheney perhaps?

At least this farce ends in a few weeks.


AmericaPANIC Quote of the Day

"Americans Are the Most Entertained and Least Informed People On the Planet"

- Robert F. Kennedy Jr., July 2007

Side note - and we see what that got us. Ignorance is not bliss... I blame the media, I blame the government, but most importantly, I blame the people. An intellectually incurious, painfully ignorant crowd, willing to do what they're told, willing to believe what they're told.

A people and a country now being sheared like the willing sheep they've become.

CNN's Campbell Brown scolds McCain as sexist for keeping poor little Sarah Palin, a delicate little flower, away from the big bad wolves in the media

25 gutless and shameful days since Palin was announced and still not one single press conference. Nice to see AP isn't the only one making a stink of this now.

But hey, we wouldn't want her to be asked any tough questions after all. Not like someone who could be president should be subjected to tough questions.

American isn't buying this warm bucket of spit anymore McCain. Lose you will, but lose with honor, and let your veep speak for heaven's sake. What are you so afraid of?

Here's Campbell Brown - Free Sarah Palin!

Tonight I call on the McCain campaign to stop treating Sarah Palin like she is a delicate flower that will wilt at any moment," said Brown.

This woman is from Alaska for crying out loud. She is strong. She is tough. She is confident. And you claim she is ready to be one heart beat away form the presidency. If that is the case, then end this chauvinistic treatment of her now. Allow her to show her stuff. Allow her to face down those pesky reporters...

Let her have a real news conference with real questions. By treating Sarah Palin different from the other candidates in this race, you are not showing her the respect she deserves. Free Sarah Palin. Free her from the chauvinistic chain you are binding her with.

Sexism in this campaign must come to an end. Sarah Palin has just as much a right to be a real candidate in this race as the men do. So let her act like one.

Letterman on Palin's running mate cancelling because of the exploding economy (while he goes on Katie Couric's show instead)

Can't go on Letterman and be Mr. Funny Guy when everything is collapsing around you. He got that right.

But McCain is just kinda weird folks. He's really losing it now.

Too bad. I wanted a competitive race. They're more fun.

September 24, 2008

Here's John McCain, practicing his inevitable concession speech

Did Wal-Mart have a sale on Chinese-made American flags by the way? They seem to be everywhere these days. Although I see McCain forgot his flag pin again.

Poor McCain. Knowing he's going to be Bob Doll II.

Or worse.

Or much, much, much worse.

The housing crash changed everything.

AmericaPANIC Serious Question of the Day

Did America's (namely Florida's and Ohio's) irrational hatred and fear of gay people lead to the housing crash and credit crisis, and eventual meltdown of the world economy?

Connect the dots.

I think Ricky Martin or Ellen Degeneres via Karl Rove might have led to millions losing their homes and trillions in wealth evaporating.

Bonus: Since John McCain isn't playing the 'culture war' card (yet) to drive right wing religious crazies to the polls, does that pave the road to his overwhelming loss?

John McCain's lobbyist scum, oops, I mean Campaign Manager, Rick Davis on the take from Fannie and Freddie, selling access to McCain for $30k a month

"John McCain's campaign manager and Freddie Mac essentially had a secret half a million dollar lay-a-way plan.

For almost three years, they made secret, monthly payments of $15,000 to Rick Davis for apparently no other work than for him to provide special access to a future McCain White House in exchange.

If McCain knew about this, his presidential campaign should be over. If he didn't know about it, he ought to fire Rick Davis immediately."

- David Donnelly, director of the watchdog group Campaign Money Watch, September 23, 2008

Rachel Maddow on Paulson's $700 billion housing gambler bailout - and the hilarious emergence of Dick Cheney from his cave to lobby for it

Aw! Isn't this just SO CUTE!!! Sarah Palin takes a field trip to New York (the Big City!!) and gets her picture taken with a REAL WORLD LEADER!!!!

From not having a passport a few months ago to meeting the president of some country called Afghan Rug or something like that from somewhere over there somewhere I don't know where.

The McCain campaign is a joke. And I'm beginning to think they know that now too.

But she sure is cute and cuddly!! And it's so cute when the kids play dress-up, or eat at the adults' table!

She probably talked about mooseburger recipes, and Karzai probably told her (for the first time) about opium.

As the world again laughed at America.

Too bad it's not funny.

Here's Michael Moore's new film "Slacker Uprising" - yours for free on and today.

Say what you will about Moore, an unabashed leftie, he's entertaining, he's passionate, and in many ways in regards to Bush and Iraq, he's been spot-on. His latest film - Slacker Uprising - is some good raw meat from the 2004 race. Good to remind the nation how bad it screwed the pooch in that election too. Even though John Kerry was a god awful candidate too.

More directors and studios need to do this - release old movies and documentaries online for free (or for tips). Cheers to Moore for understanding marketing, and the power of the internet. Unlike McCain and Bush who don't use these crazy computers and googles and blogs and internets thingys.

Enjoy the film - you can download it here.

September 23, 2008

As predicted on HP (for three years), the housing crash will make Obama the next President. It hath been foretold.

It's been amazing to see so many HP'ers and AP'ers not understand the dynamics of this race.

This race is over.

It's been over for years.

But it's sure been fun. Even if electorally it won't even be close.

And too bad President Obama will spend his first two years firefighting.

The housing crash changed everything.

I think I'm scared. You should be too.

AP and HP do not endorse militas, or violence. Period. In any way, shape or form. Period. The beauty of America is our revolutions can take place at the ballot box.

But eight years of Bush and Cheney destroying the US constitution, combined with this economic meltdown, well that's gonna bring out some really, really bad stuff.

Get ready.

McVeigh and anthrax dude might have been just the beginning.

Ron Paul loses his mind and endorses Baldwin at the "Constitution Party", a certified religious nutcase who is 100% against the Constitution

HousingPANIC was one of the first champions of Ron Paul. I think that's undisputed. He was talking about our economic issues when nobody else was. His stance on women's rights was wrong, but we were willing to overlook that because he was so right on everything else.

He then caught fire on the internet, raised millions, debated well, but then gave up too soon.

And now, he's endorsed the unknown religious nutcase pastor candidate from the nutcase crazy far right wing party who thank heaven will get less then 1/10th of 1% of the vote. And a candidate who is FRIGHTENINGLY wrong on the issues, and 100% AGAINST the Constitution, even though his party is hilariously and Orwellianly named the "Constitution Party"

Ron Paul has let us down. Bigtime.

Ron Paul, as far as I'm concerned, is no longer deserving of our support. Ever again. And I think what this goes to show is - NEVER, EVER TRUST A REPUBLICAN. THEY'RE LIARS. AND EVEN THE "GOOD ONES" HAVE HIDDEN AGENDAS THAT SHOULD SCARE YOU.

Here's what the nutcase from the far right wing Constitution Party believes, in case you're keeping score at home. Which is truly sad, because a party named after the most beautiful document ever written should read it once and awhile. The Constitution Party HATES the US Constitution. So I HATE the Constitution Party. And I now HATE Ron Paul.
  • “restoring American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations”;
  • opposing “any legal recognition of homosexual unions” or “legalized adoption of children by homosexuals”;
  • carrying out “the duty of all civil governments to secure and to safeguard the lives of the pre-born”;
  • “upholding the right of states and localities to restrict access to drugs”;
  • “upholding our cherished First Amendment right to free speech by vigorously enforcing our laws against obscenity”;
  • requiring that tariffs on “foreign imports” will not ”be less than the difference between the foreign item’s cost of production and the cost of production of a similar item produced in these United States”;
  • “a moratorium on immigration”;
  • “the return of a U.S. military presence at the Isthmus of Panama”;
  • no “foreign entity” should be allowed to own any U.S. assets, including real estate, stocks, bonds, or Treasury notes.
Here's Ron Paul on his idiotic endorsement

By the time he leaves office, George Bush and the GOP will have saddled the American taxpayer's children with over $5 trillion more in debt.

This is unethical.

This is immoral.

This is un-Christian.

This is shameful.

This is wrong. Deeply, deeply wrong.

And yet, millions of American still support this idiot, and his party.

Millions of Americans are themselves unethical, immoral, un-Christian and shameful. And wrong.

You know who you are.

You disgust me.

And you'll disgust future generations to come.

History will not be kind.

Obama yesterday in Wisconsin on what he'd do to reform the broken nation

AmericaPANIC Serious Question of the Day

When exactly was it that John McCain sold his soul to the devil?

We told you for three years that the 2008 presidential election would be about the housing crash. And so it is.

It's also nice to see the sometimes-clueless American people correctly assigning the majority of the blame to the Republicans who led us into this mess.

You know. The Party that Wrecked America.

Yes, the Democrats are also at fault. But even the Republicans now know that they're mainly to blame. Deregulating. Overspending. Cronyism. Incompetence. Corruption. Disaster.

Goodbye Republican party. Come back when you've truly changed. Ron Paul can show you the way.

CNN poll: GOP takes brunt of blame for economy; Obama gains

By a 2-to-1 ratio, Americans blame Republicans over Democrats for the financial crisis that has swept across the country the past few weeks, a new national poll suggests.

In a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey out Monday afternoon, 47 percent of registered voters questioned said Republicans are more responsible for the problems currently facing financial institutions and the stock market; only 24 percent said Democrats are more responsible.

Twenty percent blame both parties equally and 8 percent say neither party is to blame.

The poll also indicates more Americans think Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, would do a better job handling an economic crisis than McCain, the Republican presidential nominee.

September 22, 2008

Barack Obama on 60 minutes talking about the housing crash and economic meltdown - and the disregard for regulation that got us into this mess

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McCain, deciding to scorch the earth on his way to defeat, puts out one of the most desperate and cynical political ads of all time

You know, John Wayne Gacy, one of the biggest mass murderers of all time, was from Chicago. Obama is from Chicago. So, Obama supports mass murder. He also supports gay clowns.

I'm John McCain, and I approve this message.

McCain folks is looking more and more desperate every day. But I have a feeling it's not him. It's someone over him. Like invasion of the body snatchers. Something's happened to John McCain. They got to him.

AmericaPANIC Quote of the Day

"I say the Bush administration has failed"

- John McCain, correctly throwing the GOP and Bush Administration under the bus, while asking Americans to set aside their brains and put the idiots who got us into this mess back in power, September 2008

September 21, 2008

AmericaPANIC Stupid Question of the Day

If a Democrat were President right now, and wanted $1 trillion plus of taxpayer funds to bail out banks and failed housing gamblers, after spending $1 trillion plus on an elective foreign war, what do you think the Republicans would have to say?

(hint - it wouldn't be pretty)

Wonk Alert: Paulson and Bloomberg on Meet the Press

SNL destroys McCain (again). But when you're a desperate liar, you're pretty much an easy target

John McCain is either senile, or a liar. Which one? Or can you be a lying senile person? If you don't know it's a lie is it a lie?

I used to despise John McCain.

Now I just feel sorry for the old man.

So what do you get when you put the CEO of Halliburton and the CEO of Goldman Sachs in charge of the country with the biggest access to debt?

You get a kleptocracy the likes never before seen by man.

You get trillions and trillions stolen from the people.

You get Halliburton and Goldman Sachs as the two biggest beneficiaries.

And you get a world ravaged by economic misery and unending warfare.

Thank you, voters of America, for going along with the plan.

A kleptocracy is a term applied to a government that extends the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats) at the expense of the population.

A kleptocratic government often goes beyond mere cronyism and nepotism, or awarding the prime contracts and civil service posts to relatives or personal friends rather than the most competent applicants.

They also create projects and programs at a policy level which serve the primary purpose of funneling money out of the treasury and into the pockets of the executive with little if any regard for the logic, viability or necessity of those projects.