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"Obama Wins!"
Posted by: MichaelW on Monday, October 27, 2008

Considering how deep in the tank the media is for Obama, I was going to start taking bets on the first day that some "journalist" started referring to The One as the "presumptive President." Like an adolescent boy getting his first chance at doing the horizontal bop, the New Mexico Sun News decided to forgo the warm up and jumped straight to the climax ... a bit prematurely:
For The New Mexico Sun News it is either a major scoop or “Dewey Beats Truman” déjà vu 60 years later.

“Obama Wins!” is the headline of the edition on newsstands now, complete with “special collector’s edition” in red bold typeface.

The Sun News is a bi-monthly newspaper and its Oct 26-Nov 8 issue had to hit the streets, and the newsstands, before the election. So the editors decided to make a leap of faith and declare Democrat Barack Obama the winner.

In an article explaining their choice, the editors unabashedly wrote, “When it comes to calling the winner of a presidential election, everyone wants to be first. The New Mexico Sun News hereby claims that achievement.”
That was so ... unsatisfying. Oh well. I guess that means were all now officially fu**ed.

I was going to save this for later, but now seems as good a time as any [HT: Stop the ACLU].

As a bonus, and since someone was going to get around to it in the comments given my introduction above, see after the jump.
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Well, it’s pretty serious. The polls really are bad, and looking at the top end of those that favor McCain is wishful thinking. It’s normal for polls to vary a good bit and that’s why averages like RCP are good guides.

Unless something remarkable happens in the next week, or some version of the Shy Tory Factor clicks in with a vengeance on Nov 4, Obama is going to be our next president.

The Shy Tory Factor refers to the 1992 election in the UK. The Tories were down in the polls 1% to Labour, but won by 7.6% when votes were actually cast.
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Written By: jpm100
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I am still breathless at how much the MSM has been not only rooting for the Clown Obama to win, but has actally covered him all year long as if he had already won. Bad news? It is bad news only for McCain. When the polls showed McCain winning by 5, the MSM said, "So Obama is behind by a little. He will win anyway." When Obama is up by 5 - or less, according to the tightening of the polls lately - the MSM says, "Can McCain come back? It is such a long hill to climb."

Take this test to see what I mean: notice how the media reacts to the bad economic news this week. Listen clearly. See how they call it "bad economic news" and "the downturn in the housing market" and "the Dow is headed for severe losses."

Next week, as soon as the Clown Obama wins this, you will see a change in reflection. Out are those remarks describing things, and in will be something like "increasingly brighter economic news." Housing is down? Next week, some housing will be up - at least any good news will be highlighted. The Dow is down 200 points? Under Bush, that is a bad day. Under Obama, it will become "the market is reflecting the continuation of the bad Bush economy."

Next year, say about June/July/August, as the deficit explodes, and the economy continues in the tank, you will hear "the Obama economical plan has yet to kick in. Good times are around the corner."

And in 2010? When Dems have raised taxes, unemployment is 2% or 3% higher than it is now? "The Obama economic team is struggling with a world-wide economic downturn which is expected to brighten rather quickly."

Wait until the 2010 midterms. You will never hear about Obama’s approval ratings (unless they can find someone who will make them rather high), or how much of a fuggup the Nancy Pelosi/Harry Reid Congress has ruined the economy even more. You will hear "Republicans in the minority in Congress have tried to stop the reforms the Democrats have tried to bring to America, but they didn’t have the numbers to do it. In 2010, more Democrats being elected can make those changes permanent."

And when gasoline is back to $4.00 a gallon and illegal aliens get amnesty, only those who oppose the plans of the Clown President will be labeled as "racists" and "haters of America’s first black President."

And if you intend to vote against this regime, be prepared to be called a lot of names.

But watch as the media gathers around the Obamanuts and hide their real agenda. It will start next Tuesday night, in force.
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Oh we’ve been here before.

There was a downturn before Clinton took over. The economy under Clinton, aside from the stock market which included a lot of one-time factors, was fine. But in the media it was the Best Economy in 50 Years. Bush has essentially the same numbers for most of his presidency and we’ve been on the verge of a recession for 8 years.

I expect them to outdo themselves somehow.

Although to be honest, we do ourselves a disservice by thinking the worst. Because it sets the bar of outrage so high, the worst has to happen before people get motivated. For example, if you think he’ll jack up capital gains tax by 50% and he only jacks it out 25%, people will go "that’s not too bad".
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I don’t mean to discourage anyone. I just want to be objective about the way things look right now. It’s true that McCain can still win. We are in new territory. This is such a peculiar election year that the pollsters may not be weighting properly and that will become clear later.

But the usual dissatisfaction with two terms under the same party, an unpopular incumbent, an unpopular war, and an epochal economic meltdown make a McCain victory quite difficult. In fact it’s surprising McCain is doing as well as he is, which is a testament to how poor a candidate Obama is, but not so poor that Obama is destined to lose.
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