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Palin can easily win the debate.

Posted by Mike Rotman on October 1, 2008

If you’ve seen her interviews you would say I am crazy.

OK, so she’s uninformed, not very well educated – although she did attend 5 colleges!  Sure, it was in 6 years, but that’s not the point!  What was the point?  Oh yeah…she’s a moron, a simpleton, she’s “long bus challenged,” and she obviously doesn’t question the world around her.

And those are her good qualities.


Hey, where did that snare drum come from?

Anyway, if she is all that and a basket of moose (I have no idea what that means), why do I say she can easily win a debate against Joe Biden, one of the smartest men in politics?

How she wins:

Easy.  She just needs to be herself.  When Sarah Plain burst on the scene in all her teleprompter glory, people fell in love with her – why?  Because she was hot?  No, I actually don’t find her all that good looking – not with that voice and that brain (give me Doris Kearns Goodwin any day of the week over Gov Palin.)

Hotter? You decide.

Wal- Mart moms loved her because, she was one of them.

Palin isn’t some “know-it-all-smarter-than-you” (ELITIST!!) Harvard grad.  She’s a simple down home woman with kids, shopping lists and 12 semi automatic shotguns she fires from a helicopter.

She’s just like you and me!

The problem is – the McCain camp – run by Bush people (He’s a MAVERICK!) has tried to notch up her brain capacity- only to find- it simply isn’t there.

What they need to do – is let her be her.

They need to remember the simple reason people liked her, she’s simple.

So how does she get back to being her.  With a simply opening statement such as this:

“Hi, I’m Sarah Palin, I don’t pretend to know anymore than you do about foreign affairs or the economy.  I am a mother of 5 and just like you, I am trying to make my way in this crazy world of terrorists and home foreclosures.

When I win the White House… I mean, when John McCain wins the White House!  I will be there to represent you, the working men and women of this great country.”

And then for the rest of the debate she can frame her answers in terms of being the voice of the common man/woman. Rove has already set up this winning formula for the Republicans; she just needs to get back on that track.

Seriously, she can pull this off- Bush just did for 8 years.


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The latest Episode #13 – The Presidential Debate

Posted by Mike Rotman on September 29, 2008

The latest episode is here and we’d like to try something new.

Check out the clips- and give us your best joke.

Post some good stuff and you may end up a commentator on the show!

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Lamest defense ever!!!

Posted by Colin Brady on September 29, 2008

    The current financial disaster has come on over the past eight years, there really isn’t much debate on that. Another fact is that half of that time Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. So, if you’re a Republican running for office in 2008, how do you deal with these facts?

     Dig up the Bill Clinton Scarecrow and hope it will convince some people that as always, he is the boogeyman responsible for every problem in this country. I get that. It’s politics pure and simple.

    What bothers me is the way they placed the blame on Clinton and how some people are ACTUALLY buying into it. Take this quote from Investor’s Business Daily:


    “it was the Clinton administration, obsessed with multiculturalism, that dictated where mortgage lenders could lend, and originally helped create the market for the high-risk subprime loans now infecting like a retrovirus the balance sheets of many of Wall Street’s most revered institutions.

Tough new regulations forced lenders into high-risk areas where they had no choice but to lower lending standards to make the loans that sound business practices had previously guarded against making. It was either that or face stiff government penalties.

The untold story in this whole national crisis is that President Clinton put on steroids the Community Reinvestment Act*, a well-intended Carter-era law designed to encourage minority homeownership. And in so doing, he helped create the market for the risky subprime loans that he and Democrats now decry as not only greedy but “predatory.””


   Is this true? Maybe in part. Does the blame then fall upon the shoulders the Boogey Bill? Well, as long as you forget that over the past eight years this directive could have been changed. There is absolutely no way you can bring up this defense of Republicans without having to answer the simple question: if it’s such a horrible plan, why didn’t you change it when you could have?

    I have yet to hear an answer to that one.

   Could we maybe deal with a treasury department that was too interested in making sure the economy “looked good.” They spent a great deal of time and effort trying to prop up the economy and the stock market. Of course we’ve had to recover from 9/11 in this time period, but that isn’t a blank check to justify what they’ve done.

    Can we face the simple fact that when money is involved, if you dial regulation way back, shenagins are bound to happen. I don’t want the government to tell me what to do all of the time, but when it comes to the manipulation of the stock market, lies on the books of public companies, rampant lending to people who couldn’t pay off those loans…we could use a little help from our government.

   Sorry Republican apologists, I don’t think ALL of this is the fault of your party, but the effort to blame Clinton is pathetic at best.

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None of the above?

Posted by Colin Brady on September 28, 2008

   Let get this out of the way, I live in the often embarrassed state of Florida and work in the media. What’s more, I am a registered Democrat working at a conservative radio station. I routinely rail against the federal government running up our debt, yet my family gladly spent the “stimulus” check to pay several bills we were behind on.  On top of all of that, I am famous for leaving major decisions in my life up to the flip of a quarter because otherwise I would just debate the merits of both sides of a decision forever.

     Is it because I am the personification of a Libra and I like to balance everything out by seeing both sides of an argument? Am I just annoyingly indecisive? Or could it be my teenage addiction to masturbation now manifests itself “mentally” now? Do I use quotation marks around words to often?

    All good questions…

      With all of those questions out there and no answers offered, let’s move on to one more…this is the latest in a political race I haven’t committed to voting for a certain candidate, and if I can’t decide by November 4th, should I flip a quarter to decide or just not vote?

       Living in Florida I’ve seen first hand how each vote can count, or at least should be counted, depending on how you look at it. I’m sure many of you think flipping a quarter for an important decision is asinine. Must be nice to be so damn decisive.

    I’ve used the quarter to decide hundreds of decisions in my life, from whether to get wings or a hamburger all the way to should I quit my job, and it’s treated me well so far. Besides, it’s best out of three, even I can admit that doing it on just one flip is silliness.

     As a registered Democrat, my gut wants to go for Barrack Obama, I just wish the “fantastic speaker” would shut up at times. Off script he is prone to say some of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard and make me question his thin resume even more. Do I want my next president to be a guy that actually defends his qualifications when compared to Sarah Palin’s by saying the running of his multi-million dollar presidential campaign is in itself the experience that qualifies him? So, running for president makes you qualified to be president? Then why the hell aren’t we voting for Nader? He’s been running since I was in middle school.

     I don’t care what side of the abortion debate you come down on, I want a president with the common sense to not spit this sentence, “If one of my daughters makes a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby!”  Seriously?  You thought that wouldn’t leave a bad taste in the mouths of just about anybody listening?  Throw in the “that’s above my paygrade” answer when he didn’t want to be pinned down to when a baby has earned the right to be protected (you’re running for the biggest job in the country Barack, say you believe this or that if you want avoid acting like you are all knowing, but don’t cop the above my paygrade excuse), and you have enough to make you have to wonder.

        On the other side, as a lifelong Dem, I’ve always liked John Mccain. I buy into the “Maverick” tag for him. Unfortunately the true Maverick wouldn’t have picked Palin to be his Goose. Yes it woke up a Republican base that would’ve held their nose and voted for him, but not much else. Now many Republicans seem to embrace the idea of Mccain not living out his term and thus giving us President Palin. My problem with the choice isn’t an indictment of her or her experience, which sadly I do think is on par with Obama’s. My problem with the choice is that it shows he’s willing to give in to the base.

      Until he showed that his backbone has softened more than his mom’s, my only problem with him was his insistance to “finish the war” in Iraq. I will admit there was a time I was on board with the decision to invade Iraq. Working at a conservative radio station we were conveniently spoon fed info from connections in the White House that all showed Saddam needed to go. These sources also swore up and down we would be greeted as liberators and welcomed with open arms. Needless to say I feel more used than Roseanne was by Tom Arnold.

     Is it realistic to hope for a true middle of the road candidate? A guy that will encourage personal responsibility and not encourage people to look to the government to join their family? Someone that will realize completely eliminating regulation has led to our current economic disaster and the SNL scandal of the late ’80’s? A guy that is willing to sometimes willing to say, I thought this was a good idea then (see: war, Iraq), but now I see this is a bigger mess than it’s worth.

     I dream of a candidate that I know thinks for himself, even if I disagree with them at times, but not one that will let the money wing of their party tell them what to do. I want someone with a little more experience than just running for president. 

     I used to be staunchly pro-choice and anti-death penalty. I’ve switched on both of those now, so I won’t hold against a politician if they say they’ve changed their mind on a subject, just convince me you really mean it and that the change isn’t because you know it will your chances at winning.

     Since neither of these guys are what I am hoping for, do I just pick the lesser evil?  Even then it’s a tough decision.  Thousands more will die in the sands of Iraq if Mcaain wins.  Worse yet, whenever we do leave the sandbox, nothing will have changed.

     With Obama we will have a guy that really is a wild card in the White House.  It is likely the role of the government in our lives will grow. Within reason that isn’t a horrible thing, but tends to erode the concept of personal responsibility. I have become a passionate believer that pride and a strong sense that I am the person that is responsible for my position in society, I am the one responsible to change it, will improve so much of the “problems” we have.

    So…flip the quarter or don’t vote? Flip a quarter to decide that question too?  Makes more sense now doesn’t it?

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One More Hail Mary?

Posted by Mike Rotman on September 27, 2008

When the chips are down John McCain reaches deep into his play book and throws what is known in football as a hail Mary. According to Wikipedia- or someone who has time to edit a wiki page, a hail mary pass “is made in desperation, with only a small chance of success.”

John McCain is a master of desperation.

Polls down after the Dem convention?

Throw a Hail Sarah!

Polls down after a week of beaing beaten up on ads that lie topped off by an economic mess?

Throw a Hail Suspending Campaign!

Polls down after a decent debate and another embarassing interview from Sarah Palin?

Throw Sarah out the door.

With John McCains track record of being spontaneous, it wouldn’t surprise me to see Sarah Palin suddenly announce she has to leave the ticket as she’d like to spend more time with her family, her sick baby or just to gaze up into the sky to keep an eye on Putin.

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Debate drinking game!

Posted by Mike Rotman on September 26, 2008

Everytime McCain says, “my friends”- take a drink!

Report back here once you get back from the hospital.

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The first post w/ Sarah Palin interview episode!

Posted by Mike Rotman on September 26, 2008

Hello all, this is Mike Rotman, producer of The Political Pop. Many of you may have seen our show on youtube (  and we thank you for tuning in and now checking out our blog.

My job as Producer is to find  comedians, pick the clips they make fun of, choose the best jokes and then assemble into a fun filled 3-5 minutes.

Well, with this blog I am handing over the keys, letting the inmates run the asylum, giving a typewriter to 100 monkeys…All that.

The Political Pop web cam commentators and founding members will be able to post what they want, when they want- with no interference from a boss, an editor, a producer, no one. It’s like a commune without the smell!

So enjoy this little political comedy experiment.

And in case you haven’t seen the show- here is an episode:

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