Sunday, December 21, 2008

George Bush and Laissez Faire, not so much

It always interesting to see conservatives ditch their principles when economic reality smacks their ideology in the face. So much for free market capitalism.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

George Bush: We'll Miss You

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll found that 18 percent of the American public will miss George Bush when he leaves office on January 20th.

Who knew America has that many political comedians?

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

NRA: Shooting blanks

On its way out the door, the Bush administration is gutting public safeguards like fish. Most recently, Bush and company killed the Park Service's common sense rule that requires all firearms transported in national parks to be stowed and unloaded. The Reagan era rule was enacted in part to prevent poaching. However, the NRA appears to have reached into the White House and used its supposed political power to ram through a rule change that would allow loaded and concealed weapons.

For years the NRA has thrown its weight around in Washington D.C. killing just about every needed gun control measure over the past few decades. It did this in part by scaring legislators and administrative officials alike with its perceived political power. Yet, does the NRA have that much political weight?

During the public comment period on the Park Service proposed rule, it was believed the NRA would flood the Park Service with millions of letters calling for the change. This didn't happen. In fact, the NRA was only able to muster about 40,000 letters. By comparison, conservation and law enforcement groups which opposed the changes, produced more than twice as many comments.

Furthermore, the NRA saw its power on Capitol hill take a significant hit this past November. Of the 18 NRA endorsed Senate races, NRA candidates won roughly half those contests. More troubling for the NRA, their endorsements in tight races in states like Colorado, North Carolina and Alaska went 0-6. Ouch!

However, what probably most reveals the NRA's waning influence is that it choose not to endorse candidates in 16 other Senate races. This despite the fact that in many of these contests such as that in Massachusetts, the Democratic incumbent was given an F on their gun voting record. This should have been a no brainer for the NRA, yet it chose to punt on this race.

Does the NRA deserve its political deference? Hardly. In fact, its quite clear the organization is running low on political ammo.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

GOP to America: No You Can't

Recently, right wing blow hard Glen Beck interviewed republiCON Senator Saxby Chamblis. Glen asked Saxby if Georgia voters understand what's at stake in today's run off election. Saxby said republiCONS' goal in Congress is "to stop bad legislation or shape bad legislation." Wow! Stopping or shaping bad legislation is the new republiCON vision. It appears liberal America has "Yes we can!" while conservatives are reduced to "No we can't!"

This from the party that just a few short years ago was dreaming of a permanent legislative majority. My how they have fallen!

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Monday, November 24, 2008

House RepubliCONs meet your new boss. . .

RepubliCON candidates took it in the shorts this past November 4th across the country. They lost the White House in an electoral landslide and saw the Democrats increase their overwhelming majorities in both the House (nearly 20 seats) and the Senate (8 seats).

So, what do House RepubliCONS do as one of their first orders of business after such a crushing defeat, according to CQ reelect John Boehner as their leader. It appears Mr. Boehner has convinced House CONS that his driving the republiCON party off a cliff is actually flying.

Good on you CONs!


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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Taking the Week off

The Progressive Post is taking the next week off to recoup from the glorious electoral victory. See you after the 17th!

In the meantime, be sure to check out the latest Obama stuff!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Pardon Us

Now that the election is over, much of the media attention will rightly focus on the Obama transition. Who will fill this Cabinet position? What's President-elect Obama's take on Russian missile deployment? However, George Bush is still president for roughly 3 more months. And with a decreased media scrutiny it will allow the him to slip many bad things past a distracted public and press.

Not the least of which is there may be a slew of pardons, basically condoning the culture of corruption that gripped GOP rule the last eight years. GOP felons like Ted Stevens, Scooter Libby, Steven Griles, Randy Cunningham, Jack Abramoff, or indicted CONS such as Tom Delay and law benders such as Karl Rove, Monica Goodling and Dick Cheney are likely licking the president's boots for a get out of jail free card.

The only real question left is: Will Bush give a card to himself?


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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

republiCON's Biggest Losers

The 2008 elections were a huge loss for John McCain, at a minimum a 180 point electoral college defeat. A drubbing by any one's standard. Yet, John McCain wasn't the night's biggest loser. We've basically known since September he was going to get crushed in his bid for the White House.

Rather, it was the others like the RNC, Joe Liberman, the Alaska GOP who really took it in the shorts tonight.

The republiCON national committee (RNC) saw their ranks on capitol hill drop by what will likely be dozens in the House and 5 or more in the Senate. Combined with the Obama win, Democrats will control the White House and Legislature for the first time in decades. Furthermore with several Supreme Court retirements expected, the High Court will lean to the left for years to come.

Joe Liberman took it on the chin as well. Joe, who once was poised to be the Democratic Vice President, now faces final excommunication from the party, loss of his committee chairmanship, and soon to be banishment to the basement of the Senate office buildings. How long before his retirement?

Next biggest loser are Alaska republiCONS. These poor northern CONS may wake up tomorrow morning with 2 out 3 of their congressional offices now held by Democrats. Yikes! What's more, Sarah Palin's botched run for Vice President may have severely damaged her ability to govern the state, so much so it may be only a matter of time before she steps down for greener pastures.

We can't forget FOX news. They have stumped hard for the McCain/Palin ticket. Their constant drumbeat of the McCain/Palin fear message was soundly rejected by the American public. And while it unlikely, its interesting to see FOX pundits worry about Obama and his return of the fairness doctrine. Although, if the network is truly "fair and balanced" its return shouldn't bother them in the least.

Yet, the biggest CON loser tonight has got to be George Bush. There could be no bigger repudiation of his eight years in the White House than the Democratic tidal wave that swept over the country today. The United States will likely heal faster from the damage the Bush administration has inflicted upon it, than the damage the out going President inflicted upon his own party.

That fact alone probably makes the American public tonight's biggest winner!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Elizabeth Dole: Soulless or merely Fascist?

North Carolina Senator Elizabeth Dole is panicking. She is in a tight reelection fight with Democrat Kay Hagen. With an eye to the polls, Senator Dole accused Hagen of being "godless." Even going so far to run an ad that appears to have Hagen saying there is no God. The implication is obvious, a person who doesn't profess a faith in God isn't qualified to serve in Congress.

The problem is Kay does believe in God. She is an active member of her church. Heck, it isn't even her voice in the ad.

However, what if Kay didn't believe in God? Does that disqualify a Senate candidate? Hardly! The Constitution merely requires someone to be 30 years old and been a U.S. citizen for 9 years to serve in the Senate. Moreover, the Constitution bars any religious test to hold office.

What if the ad had instead inferred that Kay believed in Allah, the Great Spirit, or Zeus? What if it had implied she was a Buddhist, Jew or Hindu? All except the extreme rightwing fringe would likely agree those ads are offensive. Yet, Liddy feels she can go after a supposed atheist without so much batting an eye.

RepubliCON candidates and media hacks appear to take every opportunity to publicly profess their faith as superior to all others. Anyone else getting the sense the GOP has veered hard right, straight toward fascism in these final days of the election?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sarah throws McCain under the Straight Talk Express

Wow, Sarah Palin is really going off the McCain/Palin reservation. She is openly talking about a run for President in 2012. That's odd. It appears she's already admitting defeat. Perhaps she finally picked up a newspaper and read a few polls.

Wolf Blitzer stated Palin wants to remain a serious candidate into the future. Remain? That assumes she is a serious candidate now. Have we forgotten Sarah's Curic and Gibson interviews? This woman makes Dan Qualye look like Barack Obama.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sarah Palin: Let's Pretend. . .

In a recent response to a third grader's question about what is the role of the Vice President, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said that the VP is in charge of the Senate. Unfortunately, for the good Governor, her answer is in conflict with the United States Constitution. The VP is President of the Senate, whose only official function is to break tie votes. It doesn't empower the VP with any authority over chamber deliberations.

Palin had to clarify her statement, saying she answered in a way a third grader would understand. Oh now its clear, it appears Sarah was playing let's pretend.

But don't worry Governor, after the Obama/Biden ticket wins this November you can always go back to Alaska and pretend to be VP.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Straight Talk Express' moral compass points to Bill Ayers

Well it looks like the moral compass has been lost for the McCain straight talk express. Back in 2000, McCain was the victim of the Bush robo calls that inferred that he was the father of an illegitimate black child. McCain called these "hate calls" and vowed to never use such tactics.

Fast forward to 2008, McCain is behind in his White House run and as such has broken his promise to forgo robo calls.

Here is the text of the type of call McCain is currently running:

"You need to know Barack Obama has worked closely with Bill Ayers, whose organization bombed the U.S. Capitol, the pentagon, a judge's home and killed Americans."

On Fox News, John McCain defended these calls stating they are accurate. On that point, McCain is right. Barack Obama has worked with Bill Ayers. Obama severed on an anti-poverty committee with the Mr. Ayers, along with several other prominent Chicago citizens. It is also true that Bill Ayers bombed the U.S. Capitol, the pentagon, a judge's home and killed Americans. What it is not true is that Barack Obama helped Bill Ayers with those bombings.

However, the McCain ad leaves that impression.

That would be like saying:

"You need to know that during the height of the Vietnam war John McCain was in close contact with the North Vietnamese, enemy communists who fought U.S. armed forces, bombed our bases and killed Americans."

This statement is also technically correct. Was John McCain in close contact with North Vietnam during the war? Yes. Did North Vietnam fight U.S. armed forces, bomb our bases and kill Americans? Yes. Yet here is the important question, did John McCain support and aid the North Vietnamese war efforts. Absolutely not. However, someone ignorant of Senator McCain's record as a prisoner of war might draw a different conclusion.

Here's hoping McCain soon finds his compass, otherwise it looks like the express will remain in the ditch for the rest of the campaign.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

America a center-right country? Or how the south really won the war

On Meet the Press today, Joe Scarborough (former republiCON Congressman from Florida) stated that America is a center-right nation.

Really? Care to back that up?

National polls show Barack Obama winning the Presidential election, who according to National Journal is the Senate's most liberal member. Meanwhile, House and Senate races including those in predominantly republiCON states/districts of Alaska, Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, New Mexico, North Carolina and Minnesota are all going the Democrats' way. Furthermore, citizen public opinion on issues such as religion favors the Democratic position over the CONS.

If this is what a center-right nation looks like, Joe better pray it doesn't turn liberal.


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Thursday, October 16, 2008

McCain's Last Mission: Operation Frivolous Lawsuit

The final Presidential debate is over and according to American public, Obama scores the hat trick. Three for three. McCain did his best to shore up the republiCON base making reference to Bill Ayers. In the end however, Obama put it best when he said that bringing up Ayers says more about the McCain campaign (desperate) than it does about Obama.

However, of more interest was Senator McCain's railing against ACORN. In a nutshell, republiCONS have their underwear in a bunch over supposed voter irregularities connected to ACORN voter registration efforts. Never mind that ACORN is reporting these irregularities to the authorities for investigation, McCain's "final solution" is coming clear. They can't win on the issues, or convince the public therefore the seeds are being planted for a whole scale legal challenge of the validity of any Obama victory.

Holy frivolous lawsuit Batman! Wonder how he will square it with his public opposition to other supposed bogus legal action?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

GOP: Can't Get no Satisfaction

Yesterday former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thomson (republiCON) was asked if he is satisfied with the McCain campaign for President.

He answered bluntly "No," and "I don't know who is."

Come on Tommy you are not thinking very hard.

Here's a hint its roughly 53 percent of the country and growing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

John McCain: I know . . .

John McCain seemed to be challenging Horshack from Welcome Back Kotter during last night's debate. "Ooh, ooh, ooh, I know, I know" was Senator McCain's standard response to nearly every question. In fact, Senator McCain said a variation of "I know" more than 20 times to questions ranging from fixing the economy to fighting terrorism and ending our dependence on foreign oil.

Wow! John McCain isn't Horshack he's Alan Greenspan, T.Boone Pickens and Superman all rolled up into one.

Thank God he's here just in time to save the country.

Let's go the the transcripts and drink in the wisdom of our new oracle of Delphi on how he'll right our ship of state.

Question: Would you give Congress a date certain to reform Social Security and Medicare within two years after you take office? Because in a bipartisan way, everyone agrees, that's a big ticking time bomb that will eat us up maybe even more than the mortgage crisis.

MCCAIN: Social Security is not that tough. We know what the problems are, my friends, and we know what the fixes are. We've got to sit down together across the table.

Stupid democrats don't you see all we have to do is force everyone to sit at a table. Duh! Of course that will magically solve social security. What's up with Obama, why does he hate sitting so much?

Let's turn to Bin Laden. John's got a crystal clear plan for capturing America's public enemy number one.

QUESTION: Should the United States respect Pakistani sovereignty and not pursue al Qaeda terrorists who maintain bases there, or should we ignore their borders and pursue our enemies like we did in Cambodia during the Vietnam War?

McCain: I'll get Osama bin Laden, my friends. I 'll get him. I know how to get him. I'll get him no matter what and I know how to do it.

Well, ahh that's a little short on the specifics. Oh, that's probably because John doesn't telegraph his punches. Or for those voters born after 1980, he doesn't IM his punches.

However, John's plan likely has something to do with his flying to the remote hills of Pakistan and capturing Bin Laden right after the oath of office.

Look out Green Berets, Navy Seals and the Delta Force it looks like the U.S. Special Forces are one of government programs John was referring to when he stated government spending would have to be scaled back. Makes sense, for once we have John in the White House, who needs them.

So in conclusion, John knows how to fix the economy, catch Bin Laden, end our dependence on foreign oil, save social security and probably make a mean souffle.

On second thought John isn't Horshack, Alan Greenspan, T. Boone Pickens, or Superman, sadly its become apparent what he knows is more like this guy.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Sarah Palin: Sleeping with the Enemy?

Sarah Palin says its "fair" to go after Senator Obama for "palling around with terrorists" because Senator Obama shared a committee with a former member of the Weather underground. Never mind that the terrorist acts in question by the underground took place when Obama was eight.

Want to know what else is fair? Going after Sarah, who plays footsie with the Alaska Independence Party (AIP). AIP promotes, among other things Alaska's secession from the United States, in other words the break up of the union; a treasonous position. And unlike Obama, Sarah still actively "associates" with at least one former AIP group member.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

VP Debate: Pass or Falin!

With the Vice Presidential debate a little more than 24 hours away, conservative hacks are falling all over themselves to lower the expectations for Sarah Palin. Basically if Sarah doesn't drool while regurgitating her memorized lines, she wins.

However if Americans have learned anything these past eight years its this: the Presidency requires someone with more qualifications than that of a tape recorder with good table manners.

Monday, September 29, 2008

What McCain's help on the financial crisis is worth

Nothing! Ouch!

It looks like Senator McCain's little campaign stunt failed in more ways than one.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Three things McCain Didn't Say at Tonight's Debate or His Hillary Swank Moment

One. I'm a proud republican. This is not surprising given the tarnished image of the GOP.

Two. George Bush. Again not too surprising given the approval ratings of the republican president. McCain is doing everything he can to distance himself from his party and current standard bearer.

Third, and this is surprising. . . . Sarah Palin.

Are you kidding? Nope. Look here.

John McCain, who just a short four weeks ago told the world how impressed he was with Mrs. Palin, doesn't mention his running mate's name once during the nearly two hour debate.

Who's Senator McCain's debate coach, Hillary Swank?

By contrast Senator Obama made sure to give a shout out to Joe Biden, saying he was proud of his choice for vice president.

If Sarah is so impressive you'd think the man who picked her would want the millions of Americans tuned in tonight to know he's proud of his choice. Or at least he'd want Americans to know her name.

Actually on second thought, it's obvious why he failed to mention Sarah's name.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

McCain's Walk and Chew Gum Momemt

So, John McCain is suspending his presidential campaign because he wants to devote his full attention to the financial crisis. How convenient. Although, one has to wonder whether it isn't the Dow's falling numbers, but rather something else driving his latest desperate move.

To his credit, Obama is keeping the pressure on McCain, signaling his desire to move forward with Friday's scheduled presidential debate. It should go forward. Obama and McCain have dramatically different ideas about where the country needs go on countless issues including the economy. With the American public's attention tightly focused on the health of their economy, now is the perfect time for the two candidates to lay out their vision and plan for a return to economic prosperity.

Now more than ever, the country needs a President who can focus on more than one issue at a time. Our next President won't get any timeouts in the Oval office. By suspending his campaign, McCain is clearly showing he isn't up to the job's challenges.

Stick of gum John?

Monday, September 22, 2008

Obama's Message Resonating with Alaska Voters!

Says who? Sarah Palin that's who.

Rah Roh! It looks like the Governor was for Obama before she was against him!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

McCain's Short Term Memory

During the recent republiCON presidential debates, flip flopping John McCain said that short term Mayors and Governors are not qualified to be President. Poor Rudi. Poor Mitt.

For we now know if only they had been both a short term Mayor (of one of America's smallest towns) and a short term Governor (of one of the nation's smallest states), John would announce to the world their qualification to lead the free world.

Flip Flop much!

Friday, August 29, 2008

Experience Smerience

John McCain's response to Obama's inspiring acceptance at last night's final night of the Democratic convention was "he's still not ready to be president." Yet Sarah Palin (John's choice for Vice President) is. Sarah has been Alaska Governor for less than two years and is currently under investigation for abuse of power.

Great choice John.

Oh, PS. Remember when CONs were praying for rain during the last night of the Democratic Convention as a sign from God that the almighty disapproves of Obama's run for President. Well, the weather was great and the crowd was huge in Denver last night.

Guess God is ready for change as well.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ben Stein's Funny Money

Ben Stein, former Nixon speech writer and all around rightwing nut, has got some strange ideas like myth is science or Obama is channeling Der Fuhrer. Recently though in typical CONservative logic, he's pushing a rather odd definition of rich. In a nutshell, Ben believes the term only applies to those who make hundreds of millions or billions. And Ben's definition clearly doesn't include himself. Really?

In his interview on CSPAN, Ben lets slip he pulls down between $35,000 and $50,000 for each speaking engagement. According to the US Census Bureau, the median income of a typical U.S. family is roughly $50,000. So in basically one engagement Ben makes as much as the typical family. A quick google search reveals Mr. Stein made several keynote speeches this year. What's more, this income doesn't include money from other sources such as royalties from his movies and books.

So in one night, Ben Stein can make as much money as the typical American family, but Ben doesn't consider himself rich. There are probably a lot of people who would switch places with him.

What a tool!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

GOP Convention: The Big "No" Show

Recently Stuart Shepard, host of Focus on the Family's Spotlight and CONservative dolt, urged his viewers to "pray for rain" during Barak Obama's acceptance at this month's Democratic Convention. The speech will be given at Denver's Invesco field and is expected to draw more than 75,000 people. Stuart and other CONS are deeply worried about the message undecided voters will receive when Obama accepts his nomination before tens of thousands of enthusiastic Democrats.

You can't really blame Stuart though. You see, the Democratic Convention will likely have to turn away hundreds of people its last night rain or shine. Meanwhile, the republiCON convention, even though weather will play no factor, is having trouble gaining the attendance of even its prominent party leaders.

No wonder CONS are praying for a rain out, their team isn't likely to show.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

James Dobson's Hold on the Truth

James Dobson, leader of Focus on the Family, is objecting to Barak Obama's "interpretation" of the Bible and our government's founding document.

Nice thing about the United States' is that the Constitution protects every one's right to put forward their political opinion. In other words, no one holds the exclusive patent on the right to put forward their belief.

James might want to look into the mirror when next talking about a "fruitcake" interpretation of the Constitution.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Bad News for John

The USA Today just came out with a new poll that shows Senator Barak Obama beating John McCain in a one on one match up. This has got to have repbuliCONS spewing their cornflakes.

For the past several months, John McCain has blasted Obama on foreign policy, the military and his church. Meanwhile, Obama had to also fight off Hilary Clinton in the primary battle.

Despite this two front war, Obama leads McCain in the USA Today poll by 3 points. An six point swing from just one month ago. One wonders how large the lead would be if Obama hadn't been fighting Hillary these past several months.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

What Scott Believes

Scott McClellan, former White House spokesman, is expected to release a tell all book next week. However, exerts have been leaked to the public and among the bombshell revelations, Scotty claims the White House was run in constant campaign mode, in denial regarding Hurricane Katrina and "surprise" trumped up the case for war in Iraq.

Former White House counsel Dan Bartlett states that McClellan betrayed the president's trust and asks "What did he really believe when he was serving as press secretary?"

Hmmm. . . Let's think about this.

Perhaps while press secretary Scotty believed America shouldn't go to war based on lies.

Or perhaps Scotty believed the Bush administration should worry more about disaster victims rather than its image.

Or maybe, just maybe Scotty finally realized as an American citizen ones true loyalty lies with the Constitution and the American public rather than an incompetent, wannabe emperor.


Not to let Scotty off the hook entirely, although its nice that he is finally listening to his conscience and telling the truth, his smack down of the failings of "liberal press" isn't entirely justified. While its true the mainstream media was complacent at best, a cheerleader at worst in the run up to the war, for Scotty to claim that a press corps that asked the right questions might have prevented the disaster is ridiculous.

First, its almost as if Scotty is stating that the administration would only tell the American public about issues related to media questions. Call it quaint but the federal government works for the public. If Scotty had information relevant to the sound workings of the government, he should have volunteered this information without question.

Next, many reporters did try to push McClellan on difficult subjects. Many, like Helen Thomas were smacked down. In fact, the White House went so far as to bring in fake reporters to lob Scotty soft ball questions, when press conferences got to heated.

Remember this guy?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Note from Scalia: Get Over it!

In a wide ranging interview to be aired this weekend on 60 Minutes, Supreme Court Justice Antonio Scalia defends his decision in the 2000 case Bush vs. Gore which effectively anointed George Bush as president. Scalia's answer to people who express continued concern over the wisdom of this decision: "Get over it. It's so old by now."


One wonders if Scalia would have the nads to tell the victims of Hurricane Katrina to get over his decision. A decision that led directly to significant loss of life across the gulf coast. Or how about telling it to the thousands of families who've sacrificed love ones in the president's misguided war.

In the end, why does Scalia care if the American public gets over his decision? Could it be continued questioning of the righteousness of Bush vs. Gore nags at his conscience? Unfortunately, that assumes he has one.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fake News: We Distort so You Don't Decide

Recently on Fake News (we only watch it on the You Tube), an anchor pushed a poll that reportedly showed John McCain beating the Democrats by between 9 to 17 points.

Wow! Stop the presses!

Why hasn't the mainstream media jumped all over this?

Well, probably because aaaaah. . . . it's not true.

You see in the Fake News poll, the republiCON voter has only Johnnie boy to choose from, thus the 35 percent. Yet, the Democrat vote is apparently split between Obama and Hillary.

Eventually one of the Democratic candidates will be eliminated, a la American Idol.

Anyway, assuming most good Democrats vote for the party nominee, the Democratic candidate actually pulls 44 percent of the vote in the Fake News poll.

So, the CONservatives at Fake News with a wave of their magic wand turned John's deficit into a lead.

Pretty impressive.

Maybe they will next turn their transformative power toward these troubling numbers.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The High Cost of Rove's Stupid Statements

Karl Rove recently addressed a crowd at the University of Iowa. Rove who was reported to have receive $40,000 for his speech, got a less than warm response. At one point Rove confronted his hecklers saying "You got a chance to ask your questions later and make your stupid statements, let me make mine."

Say Whaa?

The University of Iowa probably hoped it would get more than Rove's stupid statements for its 40 grand. Yet, given the cost turd blossom's work has inflicted upon the country over the past decade, the UI probably feels it got off easy.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Still Not Safe? Department of WTF!

President Bush told a crowd of Homeland Security personnel recently, that despite their efforts these past five years the nation is still not safe.

Could it be this is Georgie's idea of a pep talk for Department of Homeland Security (DHS) personnel? Given his failing grasp of reality, probably so.

But thinking people will see this comment as nothing but a slap in the face of the dedicated public servants whose job it is to protect this nation.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Senator McCain? A few questions please!

After his victory in Wisconsin, John McCain called out Senator Barak Obama, the likely Democratic presidential nominee. In a not so veiled smack at the Illinois Senator, McCain asked if America wants to "risk the confused leadership of an inexperienced candidate who once suggested invading our ally, Pakistan, and sitting down without pre-conditions or clear purpose with enemies who support terrorists and are intent on destabilizing the world by acquiring nuclear weapons?"

Fair question. One I'm sure Obama will be happy to answer in his upcoming debates with the republiCONS default nominee.

Yet, I'm certain Obama, as well as the rest of the American public will also have a few tough questions for McCain.

How about these for starters?

Does America want a President who uses enthic slurs? Or what does it tell us about the candidate's judgment who sees no problem with a hundred year war/occupation? Are voters comfortable with someone running the country who appears to have sold his soul in an attempt to win over the extreme right? Or does a man who once called Jerry Fallwell and his ilk the "agents of intolerance" only later to turn around and give a commencement address at the agent's University have the moral character to lead the nation?

We look forward to learning the answers.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Romney: Consistent to the End!

The night of Super Tuesday, Slick Mitt Romney promised a crowd of supporters "this campaign is going on!"

We now know going on meant for two more days.

At the CPAC conference, Romney annouced he is suspending his campaign. Stunned and shocked supporters let loose with cries of "no!"

Stunned? Shocked? Really?

Throughout his campaign, Slick changed positions on nearly every issue from abortion, gay rights, stem cell research to the environment.

Why would anyone be surprised Slick flip flopped on his decision to stay in the race? One can say this about Romney, he was a consistent chameleon to the end!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

McCain/Romney Ticket? NOT!

"Slick" Mitt Romney is stumping hard for Super Tuesday votes, yet must realize his multi-million dollar ego trip is quickly running out of steam. To keep his campaign on life support, Romney's reduced to aping criticism from CONservative voices like Rick Stantorum, Rush Limbaugh, Hugh Hewitt, and Lars Larson of front runner John McCain.

It's clear Romney shares these blowhards' assessment of John when he repeats the message that "We really can't afford John McCain as the nominee of our party." By implication though, Slick is also saying the country can't afford him as president.

Democrats couldn't agree more, and look forward to quoting Slick's take on John during the general election.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Giuliani: Out the In Door

Rudolph Giuliani quit his campaign for president today.

What a shock.

Given his dismal performance in Iowa (4%), Wyoming (0%), New Hampshire (9%), Michigan (3%), Nevada (4%), South Carolina (2%) and Florida (15%) one must question if Rudolph ever really entered the race.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

John McMaine?

Touring the southeast United States in his quest for the White House, John McCain stated he understands South Florida and Cuba because he was in the Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

John's remarks makes one wonder how long will it be before Chuck Norris implies Senator McMain understands Florida and Cuba because he served on the Maine as well.

Drop Dead Fred Campaign

Fred Thompson, republiCON from Tennessee, ended his run for the White House today. In his announcement, Fred hoped the "country. . . benefited from our having made this effort." Really? About the only ones likely to benefit from Fred's run will be future historians who can write books about the never seen before ability to end a presidential bid without really starting it.

Adios Fred!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

One Year to Go!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

G.O.P. = Getting Out of the Party

CBS evening news released a poll last night showing people identifying themselves as politically independent at an all time high. Independents are up 25 percent from 1988.

CBS tries to paint this as bad news for both major parties, but astute observers ask where did these independents come from? The CBS poll clearly shows they are defectors from rebpubliCON party! In fact, CON identification is down 21 percent from 1988. Meanwhile, people identifying themselves as Democrats are basically unchanged during that time period.

Moreover, other CBS/New York Times polls show voters view Democrats more favorably than CONS, and feel the Democratic party will do a better job on important issues such as the economy and the war.
Over the past four presidential elections the GOP has won the popular vote only once, in 2004. At that time CON identification was 30 percent. However, given the dismal performance of the president and the current slate of CON candidates its unlikely the "grand old party" will sniff 30 percent support anytime soon.
Good luck in November CONS!