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2011 – Dawn of the 21st Century

On  September 11, 2001, the rooster crowed.  A new age was upon us but the world was slow to awaken.  Stumbling in the early morning darkness we knocked over two countries, alienated our friends, and disrupted world commerce.  The people of the United States have finally wiped the sleep from their eyes and the Dawn […]

11Sep2011 | | Comments Off on 2011 – Dawn of the 21st Century | Continued
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Limbaugh Republican Political Strategy Fails

One year has passed. Barack Obama is President. The Patron Saint of Republicans is Rush Limbaugh – and Rush Limbaugh called for the failure of the new President. The strategy was simple minded – block every legislative effort, force failure, then recapture the Congress in 2010, then the Presidency in 2012. The passage of the […]

23Mar2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Is A Partisan America About to Lose The Future?

Petty squabbling is consuming The United States Government.  There is gridlock on Capital Hill.  It appears that most people in Congress are running for reelection in 2010 and their message is to blame the other party.  Is this leadership?  Is this the solution to the mounting problems of America?  We need only to look back […]

29Jan2010 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Partisanship – Conflicting Opinions or Theological Hatred?

Churchill negotiated a settlement in a Catholic/Protestant Ireland in the 1920’s. He later said that he knew he had been fair because neither party was happy with the results. It seems to us that we can know President Obama has been fair and non-partisan because both the left and the right are protesting his policies.

28Jan2010 | | Comments Off on Partisanship – Conflicting Opinions or Theological Hatred? | Continued
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Obama Holds U. S. Military Accountable

President Obama announced a few days ago that he was sending 30,000 more America troops to Afghanistan.  They will be supplemented with around 10,000 NATO troops.  That meets the leaked request from the military.  But the President gave the Generals some goals to meet.  That is very appropriate. A bunch of blowhard senators  (John McCain […]

3Dec2009 | | Comments Off on Obama Holds U. S. Military Accountable | 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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The Rat In The Corner – Iran, Health Care, etc.

To paraphrase Henry Kissinger:  Never back a rat in to a corner – he will come out fighting.  Always leave your opponent an escape route – a means by which they can save face.  President Obama recently used a phrase much as this when referring to Iran.  He said something like, “We are trying to […]

10Jul2009 | | 3 comments | Continued
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Rush Limbaugh is Imploding

Before the dawn of the flat screen television everyone used CRT’s (Cathode Ray Tubes).  Before the dawn of the 2008 elections people listened to Rush Limbaugh.  These two inventions of modern man are very similar.  They are both filled with vacuums and when struck they implode. Rush Limbaugh is imploding.  Limbaugh’s biggest fan is DICK […]

14May2009 | | 2 comments | Continued
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McCain’s Opinion of the GOP Base

What does John McCain think of the radical right wing base of the Republican Party?  That is an easy one.  When running for President, John McCain felt a need to appeal to the ‘base’ of his party.  So where did he go, what were his impressions of the ‘base?’  Answer: Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and […]

5May2009 | | 8 comments | Continued
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McCain Continues Trivial Pursuit

John McCain demonstrated his proclivity for trivia in the last election for President. While the country was facing two wars and an economic collapse beyond any seen in recent memory, McCain was harping about Bill Ayers. He lost the election but has not lost his desire to make a big deal out of small things.

4Mar2009 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Lincoln and Obama, Saving the Union

What is President Obama really saying about the economic stimulus package before Congress.  Here is what I heard, “It is of the right scope, and addresses the right issues.”  What does he mean by that?  Does he agree with all of the details of the package? When Abraham Lincoln faced the Ciivil War, the most […]

6Feb2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Moose Stops Here

By FRANK RICH Published: November 16, 2008 ELECTION junkies in acute withdrawal need suffer no longer. Though the exciting Obama-McCain race is over, the cockfight among the losers has only just begun. The conservative crackup may be ugly, but as entertainment, it’s two thumbs up! Over at Fox News, Greta Van Susteren has been trashing […]

16Nov2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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John McCain with Jay Leno

Why does this happen.  After an election we see the real charm of the candidates who lost?  We sincerely wish McCain has just been himself during the campaign – America deserves a healthy dialogue on issues.  Check out McCain with Jay Leno – this is pretty good:

12Nov2008 | | Comments Off on John McCain with Jay Leno | Continued
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Why John McCain lost the White House

By Jeff Mason – Analysis PHOENIX (Reuters) – Republican John McCain lost Tuesday’s presidential election because he could not overcome a hostile economic environment, distance himself from an unpopular president or convince voters he could lead them out of the crisis. As the blame game began, analysts also said McCain’s choice of inexperienced Alaska Gov. […]

12Nov2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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First Dude

It turns out Todd Palin is a closet metrosexual: On top of the $150,000 first outlined in Federal Election Commission filings, Palin spent “tens of thousands of dollars” on additional clothing, makeup and jewelry for herself and her family, including $40,000 in luxury goods for her husband, Todd, our colleague Michael Shear reports. The campaign […]

7Nov2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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McCain campaign fought the last war

by Frank James The autopsies of Sen. John McCain’s failed presidential bid continue to roll in. This morning, National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” aired an interview with John Weaver, a former McCain strategist who left the campaign last year when the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign first imploded during the primaries. Among the McCain campaign’s mistakes, […]

6Nov2008 | | Comments Off on McCain campaign fought the last war | Continued
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This Election Was Personal – And Angry

This election was exhausting.  The campaigns were passionate in a time when deep fears griped each of us.  Even George Bush supporters believe he was treated unfairly by world events beyond his control – but those events happened to all of us.  All of us, Americans and our fellow earthly citizens, have been deeply impacted […]

5Nov2008 | | Comments Off on This Election Was Personal – And Angry | Continued
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McCain’s Concession Speech

Here is John McCain’s concession speech.  He is and always will be one of the most influential people in America. MCCAIN: Thank you. Thank you, my friends. Thank you for coming here on this beautiful Arizona evening. My friends, we have — we have come to the end of a long journey. The American people […]

5Nov2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Redneck Gazette – Obama Gonna Win

Redneck Gazette Election Prediction Obama Gonna Be President McCain Goes Home It looks like this here election is a done deal. That fella from Illinois attracted most of the people. And we can tell you why. Because he did a better job – that is why. Some folks around here talked about him being a […]

3Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Redneck Gazette – Obama Gonna Win | Continued
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Washington Post Daily Tracking

Daily Tracking > If the 2008 presidential election were being held today, for whom would you vote? (Among likely voters) Highlights 56% of likely voters say they think Obama‘s views on most issues are about right. 42% of likely voters say they think McCain‘s views on most issues are about right. NOTE: Movable voters are […]

2Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Washington Post Daily Tracking | Continued
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McCain on ‘Saturday Night Live’

By Michael Cooper Live from New York, it was Senator John McCain, saying that he was thinking of some radically different strategies for the last three days of the presidential race. “I thought I might try a strategy called the Reverse Maverick,’’ Mr. McCain told his interviewer. “That’s where I do whatever anybody tells me. […]

2Nov2008 | | Comments Off on McCain on ‘Saturday Night Live’ | Continued
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Obama Nation or Abomination

Well, what is it – ObamaNation or Abomination.  These seem to be the prevailing viewpoints of Americans, the prevailing choices for America.  We will either have an abomination – (nasty and disgusting, great hatred and disgust). Or an Obama Nation – (hope and optimism, charming and intelligent).  Which is it? If we look at the […]

1Nov2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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The McCain hijacking: A commentary

by Dick Batchelor One of the two major candidates for president has been kidnapped. The victim went along willingly, without a murmur of protest. He’ll remain a hostage on Election Day. You don’t have to be Sherlock Holmes to find him, and it’s no mystery. The victim is in plain sight: It’s John McCain. The […]

1Nov2008 | | Comments Off on The McCain hijacking: A commentary | Continued
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Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs

NEWPORT NEWS, Va.–The McCain campaign makes signs for its crowds, usually simple messages painted in broad strokes with the sort of gritty red and blue paint they give to grade school kids. The messages are pretty standard: “We [Heart] McCain”; “Women 4 McCain”; “Keep Virginia Red”; and “McCain =The Hero America Needs.” The crowd’s own […]

1Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs | Continued
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Tragic Leaps of Emotional Logic

There is something terribly wrong in our country.  Leaps of logic are flying in random patterns of chaos.  The other day there was a letter to the editor in our local paper that stated emphatically that Barack Obama is a Muslim – the evidence, Obama’s middle name and his father was from Africa.  What is […]

31Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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You’re for Obama or You’re Racist

With the possibility of having our first black President, Democrats are doing everything they can to help Obama win. They have brought voters out in record numbers, have rallied all across America and have done so with the use of fear. It seems that the easiest way to snag voters is to paint the opposition […]

30Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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McCain in the Gutter

By Joe Klein There is so much desperate, crapulous spew from the McCain campaign right now that it’s hard to keep track of it all–but this ad, via Andrew Sullivan, marks some sort of low. Yet again–in a last, desperate attempt to scare the elderly Jews of Florida–McCain posits Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the “leader” of […]

30Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain in the Gutter | Continued
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Call Him John the Careless

Thursday, October 30, 2008; Page A23 From the invasion of Iraq to the selection of Sarah Palin, carelessness has characterized recent episodes of faux conservatism. Tuesday’s probable repudiation of the Republican Party will punish characteristics displayed in the campaign’s closing days. Some polls show that Palin has become an even heavier weight in John McCain’s […]

30Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Call Him John the Careless | Continued
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McCain has a Plumber; Obama has an Army

Or, rather, an Air Force pilot: The convention in Denver was Mr. Finan’s introduction to big-time politics, and he quickly found himself doing broadcast interviews for the first time. Between events he and about 25 other Iraq and Afghanistan veterans became like a small platoon. They slept on supporters’ floors. They hung out. And they […]

29Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain has a Plumber; Obama has an Army | Continued
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Obama’s Best Chance – Palin’s Example

The opportunity for the White House increased dramatically with the McCain choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate.  Initially Palin energized what the Republicans call their base.  She did and she does energize those people and that is exactly what is wrong with the Republican Party. Check out the latest Obama advertisement: Plain represents […]

29Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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New Obama Ad Hits McCain’s Choice of Palin

By Kate Phillips The Obama-Biden campaign has directly singled out Senator John McCain’s choice of a running mate — using footage of Gov. Sarah Palin as she winks — in a new commercial that questions the Republican ticket’s preparedness on economic issues. Called “His Choice,” the ad plays music as comments by Mr. McCain on […]

29Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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McCain’s Spiritual Guide – Inciting Hatred

John McCain’s Republican Party is attacking Barack Obama this week with advertisements highlighting the loony Reverend Jeremiah Wright.  McCain has said that he would not go there – and now claims he can’t control independent groups. We are talking about the Republican National Committee.  John McCain is the standard bearer of his party.  John McCain […]

28Oct2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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McCain Calls for Stevens to Resign

By Michael Falcone Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, called for the resignation of his longtime colleague, Senator Ted Stevens, who was convicted on Monday of seven felony counts related to violations of federal ethics laws. Despite the verdict, Mr. Stevens reiterated his innocence on Monday and vowed to not only keep his Senate […]

28Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain Calls for Stevens to Resign | Continued
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Is McCain a Natural Blonde

John McCain has had so many gaffes this year that some of the boys down at the Bait Shop are wondering if he is a natural Blond.  We did not think much of this talk until Elizabeth Horseback went on the Campaign stump for McCain and Palin.  That about sealed the deal.  She wrote the […]

27Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Is McCain a Natural Blonde | Continued
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McCain Has Found His Voice, But It Is Too Late

The McCain campaign has finally found their voice – their message.  McCain is beginning to hammer on the economy.  Their campaign is minimizing Bill Ayers (it was not working), minimizing commander in chief questions (it was not working), minimizing Iraq war strategies (it was not working).  McCain is finally talking about fiscal ideology.  But it […]

27Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain Has Found His Voice, But It Is Too Late | Continued
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McCain Cites ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ (He’d Be Truman)

By Larry Rohter Dewey Defeats Truman(Photo: Byron Rollis/Associated Press, 1948) MESILLA, N.M. — There have been moments in this hard-fought presidential campaign when Senator John McCain has seemed to find his much younger Democratic rival, Senator Barack Obama, rather presumptuous and cocksure. That was the impression he left at some of the debates, and on […]

26Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain Cites ‘Dewey Defeats Truman’ (He’d Be Truman) | Continued
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Testing John McCain and Barack Obama

John McCain is beginning his campaign rallies with: “Do we want a President who will be tested? My friends, I have been tested many times and I have the scars to prove it.”  Not so fast big shooter.  Your scars are not very flattering. Much like a sporting event, where people are tested on the […]

25Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Lincoln’s Rhetorical Flourishes, Shame on McCain/Palin

The idea of responding to Sarh Palin is contemptible.   Responding to McCain is bad enough.  But McCain has put the country in this position – and respond we must.  The latest attack by Palin is to suggest in a demeaning manner that Barack Obama “… knows something about rhetorical flourishes.” Be whatever you want, Sarah […]

24Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Lincoln’s Rhetorical Flourishes, Shame on McCain/Palin | Continued
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False Attack Latest In McCain Camp Disgust

This story is just disgusting.  Even more so because it was promoted and encouraged by the McCain Camp.  This disturbance is a direct result of McCain’s use of the Dark Arts of Rovian Politics. McCain and Palin and their Republican cronies have stooped to hate speech, lies, threats, and now fake stories to try to […]

24Oct2008 | | 8 comments | Continued
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The Early Word: A Way for McCain

By Michael Falcone Though pollsters and pundits may forecast dwindling options for the Republican presidential nominee, Senator John McCain, with 11 days to go The Times’s Adam Nagourney throws some cold water on the notion that the presidential race is over: “The McCain campaign is roughly in the position where Vice President Gore was running […]

24Oct2008 | | Comments Off on The Early Word: A Way for McCain | Continued
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Election Anxiety

Only the fools are not nervous about this election.  Too much is at stake.  By every measurement this country is worse off than it was eight years ago – and the decline continues.  Every news cycle brings new anxiety – new fears for our future.  And there remains uncertainty in the election outcome. The Bush […]

23Oct2008 | | 6 comments | Continued
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Powell’s Words a Lesson for McCain

By Sally Quinn. It is my belief that John McCain disqualified himself from being an effective leader of this country about a year ago when he was asked if he would vote for a Muslim candidate for president. McCain’s reply: “I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily […]

21Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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McCain’s Camp Shaves Its Ad Targets

Democrats who monitor advertising spending now put at five the number of states where Senator John McCain is reducing his advertising – New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Colorado, Maine and Minnesota. In essence, Mr. McCain’s campaign has decided to spread the advertising time he bought for the upcoming week in those states over the next two final […]

21Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain’s Camp Shaves Its Ad Targets | Continued
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Justifying Political Tactics

We are talking about the Presidency of the United States of America in 2008.  The most powerful and influential position in the entire world.  All the world watches, waits, anticipates, frets, worries, holds their breath.  What is at stake here?  Here it is, as America goes so goes the world.  For the candidates we are […]

20Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Justifying Political Tactics | Continued
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Updated Electoral Map: Obama at 315

Fifteen days remain in the presidential race and the electoral map appears to be hardening in Barack Obama‘s favor with the Illinois senator playing offense in a number of red states while John McCain has largely retreated within the borders of the 2004 map that gave President George W. Bush a second term. Overall, we […]

20Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Updated Electoral Map: Obama at 315 | Continued
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BBC – Mock the Week (Targeting Obama and McCain)

This is filmed for the BBC – British Broadcasting Company. The Program is Mock The Week – and nothing is off limits. These guys are awful – awful in the sense that nothing is sacred. In these videos they mock Barack Obama, John McCain, and the US Elections. We found this to be quite funny.

19Oct2008 | | Comments Off on BBC – Mock the Week (Targeting Obama and McCain) | Continued
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The Hypocrisy of John McCain

This article is three fold: Hypocrisy, associations, and health of John McCain: Hyprocrisy: John McCain continues to disgrace the name of McCain.  Is there no redeeming quality in this man?  Has he lost all sense of dignity?  His own party is running from him.  He is driving the Republican Party into the ground.  When this […]

19Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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McCain – the Dark Arts of Rovian Politics

The campaign for President has entered a troubling time.  The McCain Camp is stirring the pot, adding some spice, flavoring with acidic language, hoping for a secret potion.  The stew is beginning to boil, steam is wafting, dark clouds forming, and the warlock is pleased.  The dark arts of Rovian politics never produce positive results.  […]

19Oct2008 | | 15 comments | Continued
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Colin Powell Endorses Obama

Is anyone surprised?  Not this writer.  Obama has all the qualities of leadership that Colin Powell would admire.  With the endorsement on Meet The Press, Powell talked about his admiration for both candidates. Powell brought up all of the issues we have been concerned with. Powell talked about the style and substance of the McCain […]

19Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Colin Powell Endorses Obama | Continued
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Polls Cause Campaigns to Change Their Itineraries

Confronting an increasingly bleak electoral map, top aides to Senator John McCain said Thursday that they were searching for a “narrow-victory scenario” and would focus in the final weeks on a dwindling number of states, using mailings, telephone calls and television advertisements to try to tear away support from Senator Barack Obama. Skip to next […]

18Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Polls Cause Campaigns to Change Their Itineraries | Continued