HOT: Tax cuts. Check out the site ObamaTaxCut and find out how Obama’s Tax Plan would benefit you. And also how much John McCain’s tax plan WOULD NOT. Hm, I’m already calculating how many pairs of shoes that would mean…
NOT: Biting the hand that feeds you. Talk about AWKWARD. Lieberman returns to the senate and is excluded from the Weekly Democratic Caucus Lunches. Better get out the brown bag, my friend! In other news, his Legislative Director straight-up quits the first working day after the Republican convention.
HOT: Education reform. Barack Obama detailed his education reform plan earlier this week, outlining his ideas to modernize buildings, increase technology in classrooms, double funding for charter schools and help uplift students of color moving into the 21st century.
NOT: Voter suppression. Ah yes, I knew there was something missing from this election. The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan (swing state central) is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people (read: African American voters) from voting in the upcoming election. According to a report by the state’s Department of Labor and Economic Growth, more than 60 percent of all sub-prime loans — the most likely kind of loan to go into default — were made to African-Americans in Michigan. And it begins!
HOT: Obama goes aggressive. As Democrats fret endlessly about tightening polls, Obama plans a sharper tone. He released a campaign ad that avoids mentioning Palin but accuses McCain of being out of touch with the country after 26 years in Washington: "He admits he still doesn't know how to use a computer, can't send e-mail. Still doesn't understand the economy, and favors $200 billion in new tax cuts for corporations, but almost nothing for the middle class."
NOT: Having taxpayers cover your stays at home. Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home during her first 19 months in office, charging a “per diem” allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business. Very un-maverick-like, indeed.
HOT: U.N.I.T.Y. In a can’t-we-all-just-get-along moment, political rivals McCain and Obama called a political ceasefire to honor those that died in the terrorist attacks in 2001.
NOT: Lipstick on Pigs. I’ll die happy if I never hear the words “lipstick” or “pigs” again. Period.
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