Quote of the day:

“Senator Obama and his allies in Congress infused unnecessary partisanship into the process. Now is not the time to fix the blame. It’s time to fix the problem,” the Arizona Republican said after the vote.


Maverick, indeed!  This guy will say anything to make people happy.  Here’s a great moment from Tuesday that’s destined to be a classic.  McCain changes his position on de-regulating the economy within 1 hour.  Thanks to ThinkProgress for the great footage:


On NBC’s Today Show, McCain told Matt Lauer:

Of course I don’t like excessive and unnecessary regu — uh, government regulation.

But on CBS’s Early Show, McCain told Harry Smith:

Do I believe in excess government regulation? Yes. But this patchwork quilt of regulating bodies was designed for the 1930s when they were invented.

Watch a compilation:


Great find via Huffington Post:

Back in October 2007, when McCain’s candidacy still appeared dead and buried, the Senator berated the two Republican front runners for lacking the necessary political experience to handle commander in chief responsibilities.

“I have had a strong and a long relationship on national security, I’ve been involved in every national crisis that this nation has faced since Beirut, I understand the issues, I understand and appreciate the enormity of the challenge we face from radical Islamic extremism,” the Senator declared. “I am prepared. I am prepared. I need no on-the-job training. I wasn’t a mayor for a short period of time. I wasn’t a governor for a short period of time.”

The Video:

Under Palin, rape victims were charged for forensic kits in a state that’s first in the nation for rape.  Details on DailyKos.

This report from the Wonk Room at Think Progress and authored by Scott Lilly at Center for American Progress.

Bushonomics = McCainonomics: Corporations Win, Families Lose»

In a new report from the Center for American Progress, Senior Fellow Scott Lilly chronicles the “extraordinary transfer of wealth that took place between ordinary households and the extremely well-to-do” during the past eight years under President George W. Bush.

Under Bush’s mismanagement, workers’ real wages have declined even as corporate profits have skyrocketed, bountiful surpluses have been squandered into deep deficits, and the real engine of sustainable American growth — the middle-income American family — is straining under household debt, record gas prices, and the spiraling costs of health care.

Check out these charts from Scott Lilly’s report:

Household incomes are down:


Wages Down 

Corporate profits are up:


Corporate Prifits Up 

The richest 1% of Americans experienced the greatest income growth:


Richest 1%’s Share 

And yet, McCain wants to double Bush’s tax cuts for corporations and the richest Americans, increase the deficit with budget busting tax breaks, and burden middle class families with a flawed health care scheme that would raise taxes on many and deliver worse coverage to most. For American families, Senator McCain would do a heckuva job.

More specifically…let’s talk about what a great opportunity our country has to elect Obama president. He’s running a clean campaign with a great message. Let’s talk about what great things he’ll do for us. Stop talking about Palin!