Showing posts with label election. Show all posts
Showing posts with label election. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sarah's Pawn, Vaughn Gone!

So, Sarah Palin's hand picked candidate Vaughn Ward for Idaho's first district went down hard. Nice to know Idaho voters want leaders who take their own stands, write their own speeches and know United States geography. It appears, anger at Washington isn't a strong enough platform to run on.

This is bad news for a certain 1/2 term northern governor who has visions of high office.

Monday, January 4, 2010

2010 off to a good start!

The New Year is starting off great. Two more RepubliCON House members (Radanovich and Brown) announced their plans to not run for reelection bringing the total number of GOP who are abandoning ship to 14.

This should make it all but impossible for the GOP to retake the House. Enjoy another couple years in the wilderness CONS.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CONS to Obama: Talk to the Hand

President Obama and the Democrats are trying to work with the republiCONS why? Funny one would think the CONs believe they won the last election. During his inaugural address Obama mentioned his administration willingness to work with various interest.

The question before the Obama administration now is what does it do when the extended hand is met with a fist?

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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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.

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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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.

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!

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.

Pathetic.

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!