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Obama Derangement Syndrome Leads to Politicians Anonymous

America started down the path of deranged politics about twenty years before the United States Constitution was baptized as a non-religious document.  With independence declared and a new country emerging the political debate began.  Some wanted the new CEO of The United States to be a monarch – an official King.  Some said Emperor.  Reason […]

20May2010 | | 1 comment | Continued
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The Dark Art of Rovian Politics – Flavored With Threats of Violence

The campaign for Party control of our country has entered a troubling time.  The GOP Camp is stirring the pot, adding the spice of violent threats, 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 […]

30Mar2010 | | 3 comments | 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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The Sick, Pathetic, Right Wing Leadership and the disaster in Haiti

Pat Robertson has been a leader of the right wing ‘conservatives’ for many many years.   He has even run for President.  I live in Punkin Center, Missouri – so I know a few right wing nut cases.  When Robertson ran for President one of the local wackos said, “Wait till they find out he went […]

14Jan2010 | | 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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The Conscience Clause, Death Panels, and Health Care Reform

The idea of legalizing a medical conscience for Health Care providers originated with the debate around abortion.  The idea was simple enough: If a physician was morally opposed to abortion, he should be allowed to follow his conscious.  Fair enough.  But the conscience clause evolved under the Bush Administration, growing nasty tentacles of religious dogma. […]

14Aug2009 | | 1 comment | 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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Sarah Palin, Visibility or Exposure

Sarah Palin is on the airways.  Her tact today is to blame others for her troubles.  She forgot the first rule of politics – Get Visibility without Exposure.  Sarah Palin exposed herself as  a small town redneck, generally ignorant of the world beyond the boundaries of Wasilla, Alaska.  This writer is proud to be included […]

14Jan2009 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Palin – Everything That Is Wrong With America

Sarah Palin is on the airways.  Most notably defending herself against accusations of incompetence by ‘anonymous’ members of the John McCain Campaign staff.  With tags like diva and whack job, Palin took some personal hits.  If Palin is the future of the Republican Party – then the future of the Republican Party is in deep […]

4Dec2008 | | 48 comments | Continued
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Barack WHO?

Posted by Karen Tumulty After Sarah Palin got fooled by a prank call from “Nicolas Sarkozy,” you can see why a politician would be skeptical: WASHINGTON (CNN) –A Florida congresswoman – convinced she was being prank-called by a Barack Obama sound-alike – hung up on the actual president-elect Wednesday. Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen was told […]

4Dec2008 | | Comments Off on Barack WHO? | Continued
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More Palin ‘Accessories’ Spending Revealed

By Michael Luo Gov. Sarah Palin wearing Cole Haan boots in October. Clothing and other items the Republican National Committee purchased for her caused a stir during the campaign. (Photo: Robert F. Bukaty/Associated Press) Look for more “campaign accessories” bought on behalf of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in tomorrow’s end-of-cycle financial report filed by the […]

4Dec2008 | | Comments Off on More Palin ‘Accessories’ Spending Revealed | 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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Palin as Paris Hilton Celebrity

Sarah Palin is continuing to drag down the Republican Party.  The other Republican Governors know this – but they cannot openly say so.  When Palin talks she sounds less oriented than a wild and crazy Paris HIlton.  At least Paris HIlton knows she is just a celebrity – she knows she is not taken seriously.  […]

13Nov2008 | | 7 comments | Continued
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Palin Soaks Up Media Spotlight

ABC’s Kate Snow reports: Bill McAllister is suddenly a very busy man.  As spokesman for the Governor of Alaska, his role was pretty much taken over in an instant last August — the moment Governor Sarah Palin was selected as John McCain’s running mate.  The McCain campaign quickly selected a brand new team of communication […]

13Nov2008 | | 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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Sarah Palin: Obama articulated change

Posted November 11, 2008 9:45 AM by Mark Silva The view from Sarah Palin’s kitchen: She would have been happy to speak out for herself more during the presidential campaign. President-elect Barack Obama did “a great job” of speaking for himself, the Republican Party’s vice presidential nominee said in an interview with Matt Lauer of […]

11Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Sarah Palin: Obama articulated change | Continued
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Palin Calls Her Critics ‘Jerks’

By Lisa Tozzi Gov. Sarah Palin, who returned to work at the governor’s office in Anchorage Friday, called her critics “jerks” and said it was “immature” and “cowardly” for McCain staff members to be making anonymous allegations about her. Ms. Palin spoke to reporters from several news organizations, including the Anchorage Daily News, defending herself […]

8Nov2008 | | Comments Off on Palin Calls Her Critics ‘Jerks’ | 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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Palin didn’t know Africa’s a continent

President-Elect Obama is busy putting together a smooth transition.  John McCain reports he is ready to get back to work in the Senate.  And Alaska Governor Sarah Palin has gone home to Alaska – some say to prepare for 2012.  Like everyone else, this writer was shocked at Palin’s seeming lack of knowledge and lack […]

6Nov2008 | | 2 comments | 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 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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Eagleburger Says Palin Isn’t Ready Yet

By Julie Bosman BREEZEWOOD, Pa. — Has the list of former secretaries of state supporting the Republican ticket been whittled down to four? In an interview on National Public Radio on Thursday, Lawrence Eagleburger, who served during the second term of President George H.W. Bush, was asked if Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is prepared […]

31Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Eagleburger Says Palin Isn’t Ready Yet | 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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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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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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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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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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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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Sarah Palin on SNL with Tina Fey

Sarah Palin jumped on the bandwagon, again. She is pretty good at riding the waves of others. Either Sarah Palin is a good sport – or she just does not get the point.

19Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Sarah Palin on SNL with Tina Fey | Continued
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And Now For Something Completely Different

John Cleese is not a conservative. Now the hard question: Does European disdain help or hurt McCain at this point? UPDATE: Meanwhile in Kansas, the Democratic Senate candidate, Jim Slattery, has broken new ground by cutting an ad that depicts Sen. Pat Roberts pissing on voters. I can’t wait for the next ad, featuring “Number […]

15Oct2008 | | Comments Off on And Now For Something Completely Different | Continued
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The Early Word: The Cost of Going Negative

Just hours away from the third and final presidential debate and less than three weeks from Election Day, a New York Times/CBS News polls finds that the increasingly negative tone of the campaign waged by Senator John McCain appears to be resonating with voters — but not in the way the Republican nominee hoped. The […]

15Oct2008 | | Comments Off on The Early Word: The Cost of Going Negative | Continued
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Who is That Masked Man? (Obama)

Every time we hear McCain or Palin say, “Who is Barack Obama?” we have to laugh to ourselves.  They remind us of the town folks in the small town that has just been rescued by The Lone Ranger – they always ask, “Who was that Masked Man?”  The next person marvels, “I don’t know.  But […]

14Oct2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Sarah Palin – I’m so Pretty

Natalie Wood perfectly captured the essence of Governor Sarah Palin in the 1961 musical West Side Story.  As we learn more about the Alaskan Governor through media interviews and scandal investigations – we realize the shallowness of this person, Sarah Palin. We apologize to fans of Natalie Wood, Natalie really was pretty and talented. The […]

12Oct2008 | | 5 comments | Continued
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Teddy Roosevelt, Racism and the Presidency

Teddy Roosevelt was the Vice President under McKinley. He went about the ceremonial duties of the Vice President of that time – accepting an invitation by Booker T. Washington to visit Tuskegee Institute. But fate interceded, McKinley was assassinated and Roosevelt became President. Roosevelt offered a dinner invitation to Booker T. Washington which was readily […]

9Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Sarah Palin – Terminator Transformer

The genre was resurrected by a different Governor – Arnold Schwarzenegger – and has been taken to the next level by Sarah Palin.  This is the story of robotics – mindless creatures programmed to defend their creator.  The Terminator film series took this to another level – beyond mere defense – the robots are offensive. […]

9Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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McCain, Palin is Great Because I was a POW

John McCain had a news flash for Americans in the town hall debate the other day.  McCain was clever in demonstrating his comprehension of American politics.  Some of his jargon is difficult to follow – probably because his language was affected while serving as a POW. Highlights from McCain’s debate answers: The moderator is a […]

8Oct2008 | | 3 comments | Continued
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The Tragedy of Sarah Palin

The McCain Campaign is absolutely ruthless.  These folks will use and abuse anyone necessary for a win at the polls.  Caught up in this disaster of morality is Sarah Palin, the Governor of Alaska.  Palin has to own some of the choices she makes – but the allure of power has distorted her powers of […]

5Oct2008 | | 12 comments | Continued
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Letterman with Brian Williams

This is just a fascinating segment on David Letterman.  Letterman, as most know, has been after McCain for a week – McCain bailed out on a Letterman segment.  But to have Brian Williams on this talk/comedy show brings up issues that would really be funny if they were not so serious. Brian Williams notes with […]

4Oct2008 | | 1 comment | Continued
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Palin – Cheerleader Who Wants to be Quarterback

Joe Biden said “Drill, Drill, Drill.” Governor Palin was excited because she had found the “gotcha moment.”  Palin was so enamored with her revelation that she almost could not get it out quick enough. Palin, leaning forward and looking smugly at Biden said, “The chant is Drill Baby Drill”  Then she was just pleased with […]

3Oct2008 | | Comments Off on Palin – Cheerleader Who Wants to be Quarterback | Continued
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Respecting Joe Six-Pack

Governor Sarah Palin has resurrected an old term – Joe Six Pack.  Her notion is that she represents that demographic – folksy, hard working, beer drinking, regular American people.  Her position is not so much that she can represent Joe – it is more that she is Joe.  This is troubling. The Founding Fathers wrote […]

3Oct2008 | | 6 comments | Continued
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Biden, Palin Debate, 10-2-2008

Tonight is the night.  This is the most talked about debate in recent memory (we have Alzheimers, or some cousin of that dementia) – so it should be interesting.  Everyone is looking for theater – It is almost as if no one expects substance – we are looking for the big gaff.  The nice thing […]

2Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Vice Presidents – how do we measure

There is a big hoopla about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the Republican Vice Presidential nominee.  Why don’t we measure Governor Palin against past Vice Presidents?  Let’s take a look at the last seven. Dick Cheney Al Gore Dan Quayle George H. W. Bush Walter Mondale Gerald Ford Nelson Rockefeller Rank these people in terms […]

2Oct2008 | | 4 comments | Continued
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Rednecks For Palin, Wasilla, AA

“How come we don’t got two names like my cousins in Punkin Center, Missouri?” Jed was pondering out loud. “Cause down in Missouri they all gots the same first name, they gots to have two names so’s they can tell each other apart,” responded Jeb. “Well how come my cousins down in Punkin Center is […]

1Oct2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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McCain Palin, Visibility Without Exposure

What a sad predicament our free press finds itself in – it has to deal with John McCain.  McCain refuses to take reporters questions and shields his running mate from scrutiny.  Sarah Palin has met with foreign leaders in New York – but McCain’s camp did not allow reporters to participate, other than with video […]

1Oct2008 | | Comments Off on McCain Palin, Visibility Without Exposure | Continued
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Hypocrisy is a Bridge to Nowhere

Local hypocrites beg Feds for money.  That might have been a better headline in a local newspaper.  The actual headline is, “Local Officials rallying for funds.”  This small Missouri community is very conservative – the joke around town is that we have too many churches and not enough strip joints (127 Churches, one strip joint).  […]

29Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Hypocrisy is a Bridge to Nowhere | Continued
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Bush Sends FEMA to Wall Street

thousand mobile homes are being resurrected from the old cotton fields down home. Bush has ordered the National Guard to fill 85,000,000 sand bags. Proclaiming on National Television Bush declares, “Everybody do something, it it doesn’t work we can surge later.”

25Sep2008 | | Comments Off on Bush Sends FEMA to Wall Street | Continued
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McCain/Palin – Unstable/Unable

This is the week that was.  John McCain could not have had a harder time.  Every day, and sometimes twice a day, McCain changed his position and philosophy on the economy.  At times he sounded like he might be in early stages of oldtimers disease. John McCain, that once bold and brave warrior, has been […]

21Sep2008 | | 5 comments | Continued
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McCain gets really NASTY!

Check out his new ad.   Three black men doing bad things followed by an elderly white woman.  What a cheap and nasty campaign ad.   Let’s elect McCain and Palin, we can set Civil Rights and the Women’s movement back fifty years in one shot.  The Republican Party is the Lynching Party – bring your own […]

19Sep2008 | | 2 comments | Continued
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Bursting the False Palin Bubble

Everybody loves a parade.  All of us want something good to happen in our lives.  This is particularly true in desperate times.  And these times (2008) are certainly desperate in America.  The desperation has been magnified in the Republican Party.  With an old bore as their nominee, facing the charm and charisma of the youthful […]

17Sep2008 | | 8 comments | Continued