Open Thread: Dow 8000

In just a matter of minutes, the Dow will drop below the 9000 mark. When Bill Clinton came into town the stock market was at 3500, he left with it at 11,000. George Bush came in at 11,000 and is leaving at under 9,000.

The free market has been judged, a failure.

Pat McCrory the Outsourcer's Friend

While Charlotte residents were lined up at gas stations Pat McCrory was campaigning at a fundraiser in Raleigh at the home of an outsourcer of 1,500 manufacturing jobs to Jaipur and Pune in India.

But where was Pat when Wachovia was outsourcing 1,000's of IT and service jobs to India?

Asheville Citizen-Times Endorses Kay Hagan

The Citizen-Times comes out strong:

Dole's lack of assertiveness, her hesitation and changed positions on issues like an outlying landing field near a national wildlife refuge and offshore oil drilling, her failure to use her position on the banking committee to more effect in averting the current economic crisis and her too-frequent absence from the state have distanced her from her constituents.

Her opponent, Kay Hagan, has represented Guilford County in the state Senate for 10 years, chairing the powerful budget committee for the past five years. The non-partisan North Carolina Center for Public Policy Research named Hagan one of North Carolina's “Ten Most Effective Senators” during her last three terms.
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"The disillusionment with the president can't be discounted as a factor in Dole's re-election struggle, but her real Achilles heel can be found in her own failure to meet the expectations North Carolinians had for her.

Dole has failed to translate her knowledge and experience into the kind of clout and activism that would make her a force in the Senate."

China Gambling Mogul Funds Freedom's Watch Lies About Kay Hagan, Refuses to Take Them Down

Freedom's Watch has at least two robo calls out attacking Kay Hagan, one color glossy mailer attacking Kay Hagan and at least one television ad attacking Kay Hagan and about the only kernel of truth that can be found in any of them is when they state who funded the calls, mailers and ad. Of course, even that doesn't disclose the full truth since Freedom's Watch is funded in large part by Sheldon Aldelson, a gambling mogul who has padded his fortune developing massive gambling resorts in China.

Pharma Fred Goes To Washington

  
This is Fred Eshelman, CEO of PPD, Inc, the man paying millions to attack Barack Obama. Perhaps Fred Eshelman is funding RightChange.com attacks on Barack Obama because he is chafing under Federal oversight after his performance at the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing in February 2008. The Committee was investigating FDA approval of the drug Ketek, which caused liver problems, despite being based on fraudulent clinical research.

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