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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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“…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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hillary found her voice, his name is Bill

Son, When Hillary Clinton choked with emotion on the eve of the New Hampshire Primary many people saw her humanity.  Some say that this very personal appeal, this letting down of her guard, this emerging humanity, was the deciding factor in the vote.  She won New Hampshire.  In her victory speech she claimed that, “I […]

28Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Hillary found her voice, his name is Bill | Continued
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Bloggers in the White House? What is that about?

Son, I’m not sure Hillary Clinton understands the narrative nature of blogging. But she does understand the value of interactive media – and the need for unedited content. She was asked a question recently – well, here is the video. Dad

28Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Bloggers in the White House? What is that about? | 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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MSNBC Dumbs Down Demographics

Son, The constant harping on polls by demographics is wearing thin. Chris Matthews and Tim Russert have to be two of the worst. The suggestion is that people can only vote for people like themselves. Women vote for women. Blacks vote for blacks. Matthews votes for Russert. This denigration of masses of people based on […]

26Jan2008 | | Comments Off on MSNBC Dumbs Down Demographics | Continued
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Stewart on Nevada debate – know when to fold.

Son, Jon Stewart is a great political commentator. His use of humor to point out the obvious that seems to escape the rest of us is unparalleled. I think we see these things but it takes a Jon Stewart to articulate for us what is the source of our uneasiness. Dad

23Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Stewart on Nevada debate – know when to fold. | 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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Meet the Press – Jan 20, 2008, on Obama

Son, Meet the Press has finally come around to having real journalist participating – rather than have Tim Russert looking for sound bites. This is actually a good discussion on the candidacy of Obama. Dad

22Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Meet the Press – Jan 20, 2008, on Obama | 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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Chris Matthews is under siege

Son, Chris Matthews is in trouble. He has been making bigoted statements about women in general and Hillary Clinton in particular. His racism flowed out of every sweat pore after the New Hampshire primary. Today he is under siege by the public and the management at MSNBC. The good old boys club of male reporters […]

20Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Chris Matthews is under siege | Continued
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Morning Joe defends Chris Matthews

Son, The MSNBC good old boys club has circled the wagons. Chris Matthews is under fire for his sexist and racist comments during the presidential primaries. Matthews offered a horrible apology on his Hardball show yesterday. Well, I guess he calls it an apology. Matthews said that everything he said was correct and that if […]

18Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Morning Joe defends Chris Matthews | Continued
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immigration, hate crime, gun control —

Son, The conservatives have lost their bearing.  And I must say that if not for the craziness I would be enjoying myself watching the circus. Here is the conservative philosophy – one which I cannot dispute: Less Government, fewer laws – generally better.  The philosophy goes to a level of foolishness.  Hate crime you say […]

16Jan2008 | | 1 comment | 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, beyond race

Son, The debate continues after addressing the issues of race.  Brian Williams, Tim Russert, and Natalie Morallis are the moderators. To Edwards – What  is a white male to do running against these candidacies. Edwards – “This says really good things about America.” Williams do you regret saying that Hillary is likable enough?  Obama, “Yes, […]

16Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Nevada Democratic Debate, 1-15-08, beyond race | 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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Tim Russert plays the gender card

Son, Tim Russert was ‘interviewing’ Hillary Clinton on Meet the Press this morning.  His line of questioning suggested his chauvinism rests just under the surface.  Russert asked of Hillary, “What was the moment of greatest adversity for you?”   Hillary’s answer, “We all know the answer to that.” Yes we do – and so did Russert.  […]

14Jan2008 | | Comments Off on Tim Russert plays the gender card | Continued
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Hillary Clinton with Tim Russert

Son, Tim Russert played his cards at the table of a master.  He came up short.  But that is why Hillary Clinton is busy running for President and Tim Russert is busy sucking up to his buddy Chris Matthews and the corporate bosses who manage the media.  One can almost see Russert thinking, “Oh Boy, […]

13Jan2008 | | 1 comment | 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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Chris Matthews and Dee Dee Myers

Son, Chris Matthews has made a fool of himself again – he will never admit it – but that is what he does. Dee Dee Myers, the press secretary under Bill Clinton, said that one year ago Hillary Clinton was not billed as the front runner.  She claimed that the success of her campaign put […]

9Jan2008 | | 3 comments | 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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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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Where will Biden and Dodd supporters go?

Dad, I was at an Iowa caucus tonight. I saw the supporters of Joe Biden and Bill Richardson hold out until just before the final count, then join the Obama camp. Why did they do that? Why not join Hillary? One guy that I talked to in the Biden corner said that he was turned […]

4Jan2008 | | 2 comments | 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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Iowa – Caucus Country

Dad, Before I moved to Iowa, I would have said that corn was the number one thing that I think of when someone mentions the state.  I now realize that Kansas has more corn than Iowa and that the caucus is more a defining characteristic of Iowa than the agriculture. I had never had the […]

29Dec2007 | | 1 comment | 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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The politics of admitting mistakes

Son, Several candidates for President have long histories.  Many of them have run for other offices like Senator, or Governor, or Mayor.  In the process of seeking those offices they necessarily catered to the limited population of their respective ambitions.  Romney and Giuliani were pro-choice.  Giuliani has been married three times.  Huckabee raised taxes.  Clinton […]

4Dec2007 | | Comments Off on The politics of admitting mistakes | Continued
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Media Hosts fail as Celebrities

Son, A tragedy has befallen American Journalism. Cable and satellite feeds have created monster celebrities in the field of journalism. Everyone wants to be Walter Cronkite. The problem is that hey have not earned the stature. Wolf Blitzer, Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, Bill O’Reilly, Shawn Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, to name a few. These people have […]

25Nov2007 | | Comments Off on Media Hosts fail as Celebrities | Continued