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Aren’t We Done Yet?!

I can recall earlier Presidential campaigns that were contemptuous to say the least and how I really, really could hardly bear the wait till the first Tuesday of November. This year is the worst I could ever have imagined. Although, recent postings on social media show us there is nothing new in this world and […]

4Oct2016 | | 0 comments | Continued
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Clinton Trump Debate Can Go Off The Rails

WOW!  We are in for a treat.  Maybe I should restate that – if we like fireworks we might like the Clinton Trump Debates.  If we like the idea of diplomats debating world affairs we are probably not going to enjoy the evening.  Let the debates begin – with more potential for fireworks than any […]

30Aug2016 | | 1 comment | Continued
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“…misogynistic narcissist or the underwhelming oligarch?”

My son, Bryan, used the title of this post in a sentence the other day.  He was referring to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.  Well?  What do you think?  I looked up the words to be sure I understood what Bryan was suggesting – very interesting. Donald Trump is a misogynistic narcissist – among other […]

4May2016 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

In 1993 Former President Clinton and the 103rd Congress implemented Title 10,654 otherwise known as the ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy.  While there was some resistance, this was a great way to get bipartisan support on a delicate issue.  With every bill passed there will always be an inherent flaw, but for the most part […]

27Nov2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Letterman on Bush, McCain, Palin, and Clinton

David Letterman is taking over late night television.  With this monologue, it is easy to see why.  His writers are superb, and Letterman knows how to tell a joke.  Is this merely a case of art reflecting reality – or are these just jokes?

28Aug2009 | | Comments Off on Letterman on Bush, McCain, Palin, and Clinton | Continued
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Political Candidates as Supreme Court Justices

Justice David Souter is rumored to be retiring from the Supreme Court.  Appointed by President George H. W. Bush, Souter has surprised everyone with his more liberal perspective on the constitution.  There will be pressure on President Obama to appoint a woman or a Hispanic – political pressure is always present. President Bush the First […]

30Apr2009 | | Comments Off on Political Candidates as Supreme Court Justices | Continued
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Trust God, But Lock Your Car

The finger pointing has only just begun, and there is reason this is so.  People across this country have been devastated by the collapse of our economy.  The natural stages of grief have kicked in.  The initial stage is denial (John McCain said the fundamentals of the economy are sound).  Denial is followed quickly by […]

16Mar2009 | | Comments Off on Trust God, But Lock Your Car | Continued
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A Handpicked Obama Team for a Shift in Foreign Policy

Damon Winter/The New York Times Barack Obama’s national security team is to include, from left, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gen. James L. Jones, a retired Marine commandant. By DAVID E. SANGER Published: November 30, 2008 WASHINGTON — When President-elect Barack Obama introduces his national security team on Monday, it […]

1Dec2008 | | Comments Off on A Handpicked Obama Team for a Shift in Foreign Policy | Continued
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Obama – Focal Point of Mature Stability

This election was tough.  Hard hitting, loud, boisterous, negative, slanderous, and sometimes mean spirited.  All of us have enjoyed and distressed over the emotional roller coaster.  This was better than any Hitchcock thriller – if tense excitement is what you like.  But the election is over and we are seeing the emotional aftermath.  We can […]

19Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Obama – Focal Point of Mature Stability | Continued
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Hillary Clinton ‘outstanding:’ Kissinger

by Mark Silva They don’t call Henry Kissinger a seasoned diplomat for nothing. The former secretary of state and veteran of Republican administrations said today that Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, under consideration for secretary of state in the administration of Democratic President-elect Barack Obama, would make “an outstanding appointment” and display “great courage” […]

16Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Hillary Clinton ‘outstanding:’ Kissinger | Continued
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Barack Obama, Romanticism Restored

H. W. Brands has written a compelling biography of Teddy Roosevelt, “T. R. The Last Romantic.” Published by BasicBooks in 1997, Brands biographical depiction of Roosevelt is as intriguing as any novel. But I cannot help making a comparison to Barack Obama of 2008.

6Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Barack Obama, Romanticism Restored | Continued
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Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Together at Last

By Jeff Zeleny Bill Clinton and Barack ObamaPresident Bill Clinton and Senator Barack Obama campaigned together for the first time Wednesday night in Kissimmee, Fla. (Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times) KISSIMMEE, Fla. – On a chilly Florida night, former President Bill Clinton warmly embraced Senator Barack Obama as a fresh leader for a new […]

30Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, Together at Last | Continued
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Bill Clinton DNC Speech Text, Video, 8-27-2008

I am honored to be here tonight to support Barack Obama. And to warm up the crowd for Joe Biden, though as you’ll soon see, he doesn’t need any help from me. I love Joe Biden, and America will too. What a year we Democrats have had. The primary began with an all-star line up […]

28Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Bill Clinton DNC Speech Text, Video, 8-27-2008 | Continued
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Hillary Clinton comments on Joe Biden

This writer just received and email form Hillary Clinton – we will share it here: I want to congratulate Joe Biden on becoming the vice presidential running nominee. Joe is a friend and colleague, a strong experienced leader and a devoted public servant. I look forward to not only seeing him in Denver next week […]

24Aug2008 | | Comments Off on Hillary Clinton comments on Joe Biden | Continued
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George Bush Started a Joke (Bee Gees Video)

Does anyone think for a minute that George W.l Bush will ever realize the tragedy of his Presidency? He smiles and cavorts around the world, giving profound speeches while sternly looking into the camera. Does he not realize that everyone in the world is laughing at him? Barack Obama was received in foreign lands as […]

11Aug2008 | | Comments Off on George Bush Started a Joke (Bee Gees Video) | Continued
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John Edwards – Craig, Clinton, Delay

So John Edwards has admitted that he had an extra marital affair. Is this important? Possibly. The admission will definitely affect his box seats at the Democratic Convention. But is this event any different, more or less important than other travesties of silliness by other public figures. John Edwards ran for President but failed to […]

9Aug2008 | | Comments Off on John Edwards – Craig, Clinton, Delay | Continued
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Self Image of Presidential Candidates

Theodore Roosevelt knew he was the best man for the job.  He knew it in his heart and soul.  H. W. Brands wrote “T. R. The Last Romantic.”  While reviewing the 1904 election Brands writes candidly about Roosevelt,: “Like most great men, and like many who fancy themselves great, Roosevelt convinced himself that his own […]

30May2008 | | Comments Off on Self Image of Presidential Candidates | Continued
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Copycatery – By Steven Colbert

There is no one like Steven Colbert to pound an issue home. The Colbert Report hosted both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama last week. Clinton had inked the deal before Obama – so – imagine this, The Clinton campaign is accusing Obama of being a copycat. We are reaching for new lows in this Presidential […]

24Apr2008 | | Comments Off on Copycatery – By Steven Colbert | Continued
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Obama, Clinton, ABC debate, 4-16-2008

6:40 PM: Here we go again. These debates are tiring – but very necessary. There are undecided voters out there who want information. They want to make a good decision – they know that bad decisions in the past two Presidential Elections have proved disastrous for our country and for the world. Clinton has been […]

17Apr2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama on Hardball, 4-2-2008

Barack Obama is the guest on Hardball’s College tour. I’ll give some summary comments. Matthews: “How do we know you are tough enough?” Omaba: “…I am leading in a contest with a very powerful political Clinton machine – I think I have proved I am tough…” Matthews, “Can you ignore public opinion to do the […]

3Apr2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Woody Allen parodies Hillary

Woody Allen may be the best writer of parody – probably better than Jon Stewart or Steven Colbert. In this clip he is struggling with understanding lost love. The desperation of compromise, of willingness to assume any posture, struck me as quite similar to the methods of the Hillary Clinton campaign. Senator Clinton cannot believe […]

21Mar2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Politicians dancing with Olberman

Live video entertainment is infecting the ranks of politicians. What are they to do? President Bush seems to enjoy a little frivolity – that may be an understatement. Barack Obama risks the rhythm of race. Hillary is careful singing – and she should be. The ability to speak eloquently is a given in today’s media […]

13Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Politicians dancing with Olberman | Continued
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Olberman’s Elloquence – on Clinton and Ferraro

Keith Olberman is a two sport journalist. He works the circuit at ESPN has increasing popularity o MSNBC. Olberman has directed his intellect and wit at the atrocious behavior of the Hillary Clinton campaign. This journalism is refreshing. Olberman demonstrates the ability to report, analyze, and clarify important issues. This video clip show Olberman at […]

13Mar2008 | | Comments Off on Olberman’s Elloquence – on Clinton and Ferraro | Continued
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The Florida Michigan Vote Solution

Son, I am almost amused at the political posturing by party political party leaders in Florida and Michigan. Charlie Christ, the Governor of Florida, is particularly outspoken. These folks don’t do anything that does not have some political advantage. This 2008 election process has not gone according to anyone’s plan and everyone is posturing after-the-fact. […]

7Mar2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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SNL opens with Hillary Clinton

Saturday Night Live is back after the writer’s strike. What might have been trough this primary season we can only imagine – but the show is in full swing and Hillary Clinton opened the show last night…. Enjoy..

2Mar2008 | | Comments Off on SNL opens with Hillary Clinton | Continued
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Obama Clinton Ohio debate, 2-26-2008

6:30 PM CST at Cleveland State University. The debate should be interesting. We will open with a brief synopsis of the past few days and then have a running commentary during the debate – the post will be updated every 15 – 20 minutes, the first update at about 8:20 PM CST. I sit at […]

27Feb2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Ralph Nader is a Beetle

Son, Ralph Nader is running for President – again. Well, he is not actually running for President – he is running for wackiest looney to have ever achieved notoriety. His sad story began with legitimate consumer safety studies that changed the way people view transportation. He changed the world of auto making – and in […]

24Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama, faith, and Isaiah 40:31

Son, Isaiah 40:31 – but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. I was reminded of this verse of scripture as I watched the debate in Austin, Texas, last evening. Hillary […]

23Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Lockhorns and the Clintons

Son, I was reading about the Lockhorns today, and I was thinking of the parallels with the imaginary home life of the Clinton Family . Check this caricaturization: It’s four o’clock in the morning, Leroy(Bill), when will you concede? Leroy (Consider Bill): Loretta’s loudmouthed leering husband, Leroy is brash, opinionated and abrasive, but you can’t […]

22Feb2008 | | Comments Off on The Lockhorns and the Clintons | Continued
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Clinton, Obama Debate in Austin 2-21-08

This will be a running commentary: Beginning at 7:00 PM CST. The debate is on with Hillary Clinton making the first opening remarks. Senator Clinton does not have Obama’s speaking style – but she always strikes me as charming and sincere. Senator Clinton put on a face of confidence. Senator Obama chose to speak second, […]

22Feb2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Declaring Independence from Politics as Usual

Son, This is truly an exciting election.  I have said Revolution, and the numbers continue to support that conclusion.  Wisconsin is important.  This state represents a string of victories for Barack Obama – with a two week break before the next big primaries in Texas and Ohio.  But are there any other demographic changes from […]

20Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Declaring Independence from Politics as Usual | Continued
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Obama: Inertia Wins the Race

Dad, Barack Obama has, and is gaining, momentum. There is a physical reality here that goes deeper than health care or immigration. Those things are important and we should evaluate them and make sound decisions about how to proceed in the best interest of our nation and our world. But the inportance of those issues […]

15Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Obama: Inertia Wins the Race | Continued
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Lincoln – Less Gettysburg

Son, “Ask not what your country can do for you, as what you can do for your country.”  Remember that?  Everyone knows who said it.   Most of us remember that comment led to the Peace Corps.  Most of us remember that John Kennedy’s leadership united the country behind the space program – a program that […]

15Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Vacuum the votes – but not in a Vacuum

Son, We are having fun trying to understand the candidates in this 2008 election process. Obama is young and vibrant, Clinton has the bet grasp of issues, McCain is a moderate Republican, Huckabee wants to replace the constitution.  In the nominating process we like to look at the political Parties.  Who is conservative enough, liberal […]

14Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Vacuum the votes – but not in a Vacuum | Continued
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Goofy Hillary Clinton Video

Son, The Clinton campaign has this horrible video.  I don’t know who made it but it has all of this upbeat music and people dancing against the backdrop of war and global warming and homelessness. I don’t know about campaigns but there are rules in Art.  Like consistency.  Color should follow form, form should follow […]

14Feb2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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An American Epic – the Election of 2008

Son, Pay attention.  Don’t blink.  We are watching history unfold.  We are seeing voters showing up for Party Primaries in numbers that are unprecedented.   The Democratic Party is drawing twice the number the Republicans are drawing.  We see a black man, a woman, and aging war hero, and an evangelical Christian minister in the […]

13Feb2008 | | Comments Off on An American Epic – the Election of 2008 | Continued
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Obama and Momentum

Son, Momentum is a buzz word in sports and politics.   Obama has won a string of State victories since Super Tuesday.  He is winning again today.  So what does this mean?  Not much. Obama shocked the nation when he won Iowa – took the big momentum into New Hampshire and soundly lost to Hillary […]

13Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Pimpep by David Shuster and MSNBC

Son, MSNBC has reached a new low in political reporting. David Shuster referred to Chelsea Clinton being “pimped out” by the Clinton campaign. He offered a Chris Matthews sort of apology on Morning Joe this morning. Like Chris Matthews – it was a non- apology. MSNBC has consistently attacked the Clinton campaign. Matthews has been […]

9Feb2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Michael Moore, Larry King, and Hillary

Son, Michael Moore continues to contribute to the dialogue in this country.  He was on Larry King Live and took calls from the public. He claims that he will not vote for Hillary because of the Iraq War.  Moore has fundamental morals that guides his thought processes. He is enlightening, compelling, and entertaining. Dad

8Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Michael Moore, Larry King, and Hillary | Continued
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Hillary Clinton Super Tuesday Speech

Son, Hillary Clinton gave an uplifting speech on Super Tuesday.  Clinton and Obama split the vote across the country – so this was not a forceful victory celebration.  But this was probably one of her better presentations as a candidate. Clinton was eloquent, charming,  and her style was refreshing.  She spoke to the people, and […]

6Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Obama is scoring huge hits

Son, The following numbers were picked up from the wire.  Obama has big leads in Connecticut, Illinois, Alabama, Deleware, New Jersey, and Arizona.  Clinton has a lead in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Early tallies show Clinton with a slim lead in California. Obama is ahead in Utah and New Mexico. It looks to me like […]

6Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Obama is scoring huge hits | Continued
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Hotline TV, Clinton, Obama, Dream Ticket

Son, I just discovered Hotline TV. I never heard of them before tonight. They posted this video on youtube – I was just out walking, enjoying a stroll through Cyber Park – that is the recreational area of the internet – and I happened on this little picnic. I can’t quite figure out the point […]

2Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Hotline TV, Clinton, Obama, Dream Ticket | Continued
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The Legacy of Bill Clinton is Hillary Clinton

Son, The unintended consequence of Bill Clinton’s life was in lending his charm, charisma, and personality to the very intellectual Hillary Rodham. Hillary will ultimately be the central legacy of the Presidency of Bill Clinton. Thank you Bill Clinton. Dad

2Feb2008 | | Comments Off on The Legacy of Bill Clinton is Hillary Clinton | Continued
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Ann Coulter, McCain, Hannity, Clinton

Son, Putting those four names in the title seemed strange to me. Probably because I just watched a video of Ann Coulter on the Hannity Dominates Colmes Show. Ms. Coulter has stated publicly that she will Support Hillary Clinton if John McCain is the Republican nominee. She won’t. This is just another example of how […]

1Feb2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Clinton Obama Hug after debate

Son, It was quite a debate. We have come to understand debate to mean confrontation and animosity. There was little if any of that last evening when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton sat together to answer questions by Wolf Blitzer. Actually, the atmosphere was so cordial that one might have thought these two had already […]

1Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Clinton Obama Hug after debate | Continued
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Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate analysis by ORT

Son, This is a very good year in American politics. Senator’s Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been debating for a couple of hours. They have been cordial. They have talked about a variety of issues, and they have talked with clarity and detail. The best observation of the night is that these two agree […]

1Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate analysis by ORT | Continued
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Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate, 1-31-08, II

Son, The debate continues. To Obama: why are you qualified? Obama recounts his entire resume, “I have found that the leadership that is needed is someone who can bring people together… I respect Senator Clinton’s record but I believe that the skills that I have are the right skill that are needed right now…” To […]

1Feb2008 | | Comments Off on Obama – Clinton, Democratic Debate, 1-31-08, II | Continued
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Clinton-Obama, Democratic Debate, 1-31-08

Son, For the first time ever we are watching a woman and an African-American debate for the nomination of their party for President of the United States. Wolf Blitzer has just introduced the candidates. There is a couple of minutes of photo-ops. The stakes are very high – with only five days to the Super […]

1Feb2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Clinton Ambushed Obama in Florida

Son, Hillary Clinton played a nasty game tonight. She ambushed Barack Obama in Florida. How so? There was no open competition. The Democratic National Committee chose not to recognize the Florida Primary because Florida chose to move the date of the Primary. The candidates had agreed not to campaign in Florida and to not accept […]

30Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Boring Republicans run a 1994 Campaign

Son, Much of the media attention is given to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Why is that? Fox news would say it is because the media is too liberal. If the Republicans would ever say anything new perhaps they would be in the news. My notion is that the Republicans are so darn boring. Listen […]

29Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued