My TV is screaming about a world wide interest rate cut and frozen credit markets after yesterday's market tumble. And then I flip over to MSNBC and I hear a McCain spokesperson saying that McCain will stand up to corporate interests, that McCain is corporate America's 'worst nightmare'. What the fuck? I don't like inefficient, stupid, and evil corporate influence, but who wants to elect their 'worst nightmare'? Who exactly is he pandering to? Communists who love Die Hard?
Another weird moment was McCain's proposal to buy up mortgages and renegotiate them to match the lower value of homes. This may or may not be a good idea, but it was a randomly and suddenly introduced idea that will cost a lot of money. Kind of like his spending freeze, which was also introduced randomly at a debate. Don't these two ideas conflict? Or am I missing something?
"Nov. 4 is a date and not the end of this," said Greg Casey, president and CEO of BIPAC.
He warned that incoming Democrats will make a mistake if they begin passing the legislation demanded by their labor allies immediately upon arriving in Washington.
"Whoever comes to the 111th Congress should know that a lot of people who voted [for] Republicans in 2004 and Democrats in 2006 don't want a partisan food fight, they want a government that works," Casey said.
"A blue legislator in a red district who votes on bills that fulfill ideological, partisan promises may see the same angry electorate that Republicans saw in 2006."
Reichert is going on the air against Darcy, opening lying about taxes. Yay!
The Maryland State Police classified 53 nonviolent activists as terrorists and entered their names and personal information into state and federal databases that track terrorism suspects, the state police chief acknowledged yesterday.
Police Superintendent Terrence B. Sheridan revealed at a legislative hearing that the surveillance operation, which targeted opponents of the death penalty and the Iraq war, was far more extensive than was known when its existence was disclosed in July.
Zack Exley has a new piece on the organizing model behind the Obama campaign.
I'm on the airport later today, so light blogging from me. What are you reading?