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This says it all....
Ohio: Bush 50, Obama 42

We’ll start rolling out our Ohio poll results tomorrow but there’s one finding on the poll that pretty much sums it up: by a 50-42 margin voters there say they’d rather have George W. Bush in the White House right now than Barack Obama.
Independents hold that view by a 44-37 margin and there are more Democrats who would take Bush back (11%) than there are Republicans who think Obama’s preferable (3%.)


Press' Predominating Storyline About Beck Rally

Jim Treacher has ferreted out the MSM's "un-diverse" implications about a rally held in the capital city of this predominantly white nation....
Presented without comment:

“Conservative commentator Glenn Beck and tea party champion Sarah Palin appealed Saturday to a vast, predominantly white crowd on the National Mall to help restore traditional American values and honor Martin Luther King’s message.” — Associated Press

“Attendees at the rally Saturday largely honored organizer requests that they not bring banners or political signs. Instead, the predominantly white crowd, many seated on folding chairs and accompanied by their children, wore t-shirts with slogans including ‘Got principles?’ and ‘Restoring Honor.’” — AFP

“Meanwhile, many in the predominantly white crowd bent over backward to insist that they are not racists and to note that the crowd was courteous, despite heat and density.” — James Hohmann, Politico

“Beck says he and his overwhelmingly white followers ‘are the inheritors and protectors of the civil- rights movement.’” — Ben Adler, Newsweek

“Though the audience at the event was overwhelmingly white, many of the speakers were African-American, including a woman who sang a song about unity.” — Brian Montopoli, CBS

“Claiming the legacy of the nation’s Founding Fathers and repeatedly evoking civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., the speakers at the ‘Restoring Honor’ rally exhorted a vast and overwhelmingly white crowd to concentrate not on the history that has scarred the nation but instead on what makes it ‘good.’” — Philip Rucker & Carol Morello, Washington Post

“A relatively dense and overwhelmingly white crowd stretched from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial out past the Washington Monument.” — Mark Benjamin, Salon.com

“The speaker list was diverse, including African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans; Jews and Christians; clergymen, military veterans and sports stars, including Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals. The crowd, however, was overwhelmingly white.” — Michael A. Memoli and Kim Geiger, LA Times

“Out in the overwhelmingly white audience… politics was everywhere, with Tea Party supporters describing the damage they envision for President Barack Obama’s Democrats in upcoming midterm elections in November.” — Mitch Potter, Toronto Star
What are they really trying to say?


NYT: Statements of the Obvious

Is it any wonder that the New York Times is barely treading water?

First, the Editorial Staff has been storing up the sour grapes when it comes to Tom Delay, and do not like that fact that the Justice Department decided last week not to bring charges against him.

Second, their reasoning is that this could not possibly be due to actual innocence, but rather the mere legal inconvenience that what he was accused of doing wasn't illegal...yet. This spawned what is surely an early front-runner for 2010 Top Statement of the Obvious:
"But many of Mr. DeLay’s actions remain legal only because lawmakers have chosen not to criminalize them."
Hmmm....Uhhhh...No duh?

By that soaring logic (which apparently still passes for insightful for the NYT's falling readership), any and all actions by American citizens remain legal only because of the good graces of our ruling class overlords.

But don't worry, they are working on that....

[HT: Ramesh Ponnuru]


Surround Them With Tolerance

So they want to build a mosque mere feet from Ground Zero?

Of course I am opposed. Not because I am anti-Muslim, but because as we have been brow beaten that multi-culturalism is about not offending the sensibilities of others, building a mosque next to the site where Jihad killed thousands of Americans offends my sensibilities.

But if we can not appeal to the those 'moderate' Muslims building the place, and the condescending liberal bureaucrats clearing the way, at least we can play the same game.

Don't want to take our sensibilities into account? Fine, then we won't take yours either.

In a good first start, Greg Gutfield wants to build a gay bar for Muslim men right next door. Ithink this is a great idea, and will help the cause of spreading tolerance in NYC. Though I think he might have a problem getting a liquor license from those aforementioned bureaucrats. I wish him good luck,

But I think that we could also open a second front, but opening a perfectly legal retail establishment just on the other side of the mosque. Yes, I think we need to open a large Victoria's Secret, with its large display windows and high level of female traffic, right next door, or directly across the street. I think this would go a long way is helping the Muslim culture become more tolerant of the freedom of women in an open society.

Now what NY liberal could oppose that?