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Herm Edwards – Flaws of Cronyism

Good Old Boys, buddies, cronies, buds – terms of endearment. Harry Truman had a bunch of cronies. He gave some of them jobs in the White House. Not important jobs, just a paycheck to hang around and play poker at night. The important jobs of Vice President, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense were […]

22Sep2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Kansas City Chiefs – Where is Clark Hunt?

There is a disaster unfolding in Kansas City, Missouri.  It is not natural.  It is hardly believable.  The Kansas City Chiefs, the proud heritage of Lamar Hunt, are proving to be a huge embarrassment for everyone in Missouri who live west of the Mississippi.  The Chiefs are the laughing stock of the sports world. It […]

15Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Kansas City Chiefs – Where is Clark Hunt? | Continued
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Kansas City Chiefs – 9-14-2008

This writer is a fair weather Kansas City Chiefs fan. But even mildly interested folks like myself are embarrassed again this year. The Kansas City Chiefs had one of the most potent offenses of this decade. Today we are watching a three quarterback rotation that no other team employs – Does Coach Herm Edwards understand […]

15Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Kansas City Chiefs – 9-14-2008 | 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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Redneck video commentary on the election

Son, These guys are really funny. What is funny about them? I don’t know – perhaps it is because they are so humbly accurate. At this time of political pundits on MSNBC and CNN and that other redneck station – it is refreshing to see a couple of guys that can have a good laugh. […]

27Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Redneck video commentary on the election | Continued
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Obama has the national Delegate lead

Son, This South Carolina primary election is really big.  The Obama campaign was hoping to win up to 20 of the 45 delegates available in South Carolina.  It looks like they will round up over 25 delegates.  Obama already had a couple of delegates lead over Clinton. This clearly puts Obama in the driver’s seat.  […]

27Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Obama has the national Delegate lead | Continued
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Obama Wins South Carolina- AP says Rout!

Son, This is a big day in American Politics. Barack Obama has won the South Carolina Democratic Primary. The Associated Press is calling this victory a rout. The white vote split three ways with Obama, Clinton, and Edwards. What can this mean? Obama continues to show strength. He seemed to lose some steam after Iowa […]

27Jan2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Media Fails in Democratic Election News

Son, The economic crunch we are all feeling right now should highlight the disparity in media attention on the candidates. As I wrote in my post on economic stimulus politicians should be addressing the real human consequences of a recession. John Edwards does this with forceful resolve, with a passionate understanding of issues, and with […]

24Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Media Fails in Democratic Election News | Continued
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Edwards brings dignity to debate, 1-21-08

Son, The democratic debate was a series of heated exchanges between Clinton and Obama.  John Edwards brought the debate back to the issues.  Chris Matthews would probably say that women and black folk don’t know how to talk civilly.   The reality is that Obama and Clinton see each other as the competition because the […]

23Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Edwards brings dignity to debate, 1-21-08 | Continued
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Democratic Debate – January 21, 2008

Son, These folks are working hard to distinguish themselves from the crowd.  They have similar position on a variety of issues – so what is left to distinguish.  Leadership, character, honesty, courage…  This sounds personal – but I think there is purpose. Obama has been doing well – and that attracts attention.  Clinton and Edwards […]

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Democratic Debate – January 21, 2008 | Continued
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Bill Clinton Supports Hillary

Son, Are you surprised?  Is anyone surprised?  What are the other spouses doing?  But this is Bill Clinton – former President of the United States.  Traditionally former presidents have not taken a position until their party nominee is selected – but this is just another example of the historical ramifications of a former First Lady […]

21Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Bill Clinton Supports Hillary | Continued
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The Nevada Debate, 1-15-08, Domestic Issues

Son, The final section of the debate is on domestic issues – but the first question is on support of the military at college and universities and whether ROTC should be offered and military recruiters should be allowed on campus. Clinton says “Yes, they should allow recruiters and not do anything to disrespect the military.” […]

16Jan2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, economy

Son, The debate continues. Williams, Many financial corporations are selling shares overseas, how does this strike you? ” Hillary, “I am very concerned, these are called sovereign wealth funds and they are controlled by governmental entities.  We’ve got to know more about them… But let’s look at how we got here – our institutions made […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, economy | Continued
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Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, On race

Son, The debate is on.  Brian William is giving the introduction of a Q & A format.  Time Russert is there – unfortunately.  But Brian Williams is a fair journalist and will moderate his colleague.    It begins with race. BW to Clinton: How did we get here? Clinton, “MLK’s dreams have been realized.  Senator […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, On race | Continued
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Tucker Carlson and John Edwards

Son, I was cooking supper and watching Tucker Carlson on the kitchen television.  I don’t why I do this to myself.  Tucker has a limited intellect and is removed from the real world by hanging to much with Chris Matthews. Tucker was interviewing a John Edwards supporter, I don’t remember who it was.  Tucker asked, […]

12Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Tucker Carlson and John Edwards | Continued
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Chris Matthews, Racist, Chauvinist

Son, The star of Chris Matthews has risen. Now we can see who he really is. And it is not pretty. Clinton scored a huge comeback in New Hampshire. Matthews explanation – “…the New Hampshire voters lied to the pollsters. They lied about voting for a black man because they were embarrassed… Hillary did not […]

9Jan2008 | | 8 comments | Continued
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Hey Hillary – You go Girl!

Son, It is a great night for Democrats.  The pollsters and pundits, including me, guessed wrong on New Hampshire.  Hillary Clinton has pulled off a win that leaves the Democratic Party in a healthy position to continue this race. John Edwards is saying that he will continue through the convention.  Barack Obama has great strength.  […]

9Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Hey Hillary – You go Girl! | Continued
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The Fresh Innocence of Obama

Son, What is it about Obama that has stirred the populace. Certainly he is young and handsome and well spoken. He is charming and he understands how to draw the crowd in. But the other candidates continue to point out his relative inexperience. My notion is that the other candidates inadvertently promote him in a […]

9Jan2008 | | Comments Off on The Fresh Innocence of Obama | Continued
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General Mood versus Individual Issues

Son, Statistics rule. The current political campaign for President highlights this truth. All of us pundits have been somewhat befuddled. But not as befuddled as the candidates themselves. Hillary Clinton has the most exhaustive list of issues and answers to the issues – yet she is struggling for support. Romney has taken traditional and well […]

7Jan2008 | | Comments Off on General Mood versus Individual Issues | Continued
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Prose and Poetry in Politics

Son, Art and science are different but compatible.   These two disciplines must each be mastered by presidential candidates.  There is a science to politics, but good politics rises to an art form.   The successful candidate will be the person who best masters the art.  The science can be hired out.  Art is a […]

7Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Prose and Poetry in Politics | Continued
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An American Revolution – 2008

Son, We are in a time of flux. This is a difficult time for statisticians. The Media Pundits are dissecting the Iowa statistics, trying to make sense of demographics and results. Some say Obama is about generational issues. Clinton is about gender. Edwards about populism. Huckabee about evangelism. This is not a time when these […]

4Jan2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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NH Political Predictions of Ohg Rea Tone

Son, Some processes are all about momentum.  Momentum is not arbitrary – there are roots of rationale.  There is cause and purpose.  The forces at play in breaking the sled loose continue to propel – mass in motion is difficult to stop.  The block of votes gained in Iowa have gravitational pull that directly correlates […]

4Jan2008 | | Comments Off on NH Political Predictions of Ohg Rea Tone | Continued
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Obama Turns Out – MSNBC Reports

Son, It is 8:15 PM, CST, and MSNBC is reporting with 56% of the tally that Obama has 35%, Edwards has 32%, and Clinton has 31%.  This is a major shift in the political landscape of the Democratic Party.  Obama is going to present a stiff challenge to tradition. Adrea Mitchell is on now – […]

4Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Obama Turns Out – MSNBC Reports | Continued
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Resolutions 2008 – WWJD

Son, Faith is expounded by all candidates.  Hey – the evangelicals have done a good job in politics.  They have swayed elections.  They have gained power.  They influence the national debate. I just wrote a post on Mike Huckabee.  He is that one guy who is a Christian Minister who is running for President.  I […]

2Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Resolutions 2008 – WWJD | Continued
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Challenging Sacred Cows of Politics

Son, I am one who attacks Sacred Cows. In that way Ron Paul and I are alike. There is something about the Ron Paul approach that unsettles me. It seems that he quotes obscure sources – fringe sources – sources of questionable repute. Are these sources questionable because they challenge old ideas or because they […]

27Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Challenging Sacred Cows of Politics | Continued
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Qualities of an American President?

Son, This is a redraft of a previous post.  The previous post focused on Ron Paul – but while writing that post I realized there are bigger issues at stake. Ron Paul is running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. ON the surface it seems entirely remarkable that this man of […]

26Dec2007 | | Comments Off on Qualities of an American President? | Continued
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The Rise of Ron Paul

Son, Ron Paul is running for the Republican nomination for President of the United States.  ON the surface it seems entirely remarkable that this man of little logic is having so much success, both in admiring fans and his ability to raise money.  He is worth looking at – not because of his ideas – […]

26Dec2007 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Cronyism – It Never Works

Son, Good Old Boys, buddies, cronies, buds – terms of endearment. Harry Truman had a bunch of cronies. He gave some of them jobs in the White House. Not important jobs, just a paycheck to hang around and play poker at night. The important jobs of Vice President, Secretary of State, and Secretary of Defense […]

26Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Cronyism – It Never Works | Continued