Category — Campaign 2008
How did we get here? Who is responsible for the Republican coup that lasted all of these years? The stretegist of our great national nightmare was Lee Atwater. He was a man without morals. He started out with Karl Rove and lost election. He ended his life fearing he was going to hell. If you don’t know about this monster, then you don’t understand how the Republicans have been running their campaigns and the country.
A new movie has been made on this evil man, “Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story“. The movie is reviewed on NPR by John Powers and discussed on Talk of the Nation. You can listen to these pieces here:
A “guitar-picking rascal from South Carolina,” in the words of documentary filmmaker Stefan Forbes, Atwater could seem like a conundrum: He could share a nightclub stage with legendary bluesman B.B. King on the one hand while masterminding “vile and racist” political dirty tricks on the other.
This man did terrible harm to our country. His legacy lived on in John McCain’s campaign.
November 10, 2008 No Comments
When Gerald Ford became president and pardoned Tricky Dick Nixon he said, “My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over.”
He was wrong. It was only beginning. The Republicans at that time started to put Richard Nixon’s southern strategy into practice with a vengance. Divide and conquer was their theme. Who do you hate? We’ll hate them with you. Give us your vote. The culmination of this building horror was the Bush presidency. The same creepy crew from from Nixon and Ford’s era were with Bush.
Let’s hope, with Obama, that we are finally waking from our long national nightmare at last.
November 5, 2008 No Comments
Good christians translates to bigoted cowards. These people make me gag.
September 24, 2008 No Comments
McCain wants Friday’s debate postponed to concentrate on the economic crisis. Give me a break. This really takes the cake. He’s an idiot and a coward.
September 24, 2008 No Comments
A few days ago, I linked to an opinion piece in the First Post asking why no one was going to jail over the septic backup of corporate crime we’re witnessing. Finally, it looks like investigations are under way. From the New York Times today:
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, under pressure to look at possible criminal activity in the financial markets, is expanding its corporate fraud inquiries in the wake of the tumult in the last 10 days, officials said Tuesday.
The F.B.I. has now opened preliminary investigations into possible fraud involving the four giant corporations at the center of the recent turmoil — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Lehman Brothers and the American International Group, The Associated Press reported.
Congratulate yourself on witnessing history. I used to marvel at the stories my parents would tell about the ’20s and ’30s. My parents married right before the crash in 1929. Warren Harding’s regime hit them hard. Today, we have Warding Harding on steroids. We have George Bush and Dick Cheney and all of their oil buddies and their Wall Street buddies and their neo-con nonsense. For years, Germany and France have been begging the USofA and the UK to regulate their markets. We wouldn’t hear of it. We were entranced and speaking in neo-con tongues. France doesn’t allow short trading. France is smart. We’re stupid and most of America is going to pay for this stupid with their life savings. Thank you so much for voting for George Bush and his Merry Men, not once, but twice.
September 24, 2008 1 Comment
From the Associated Press today:
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, who has not held a press conference in nearly four weeks of campaigning, on Tuesday banned reporters from her first meetings with world leaders, allowing access only to photographers and a television crew.
CNN, which was providing the television coverage for news organizations, decided to pull its TV crew, effectively denying Palin the high visibility she had sought.
The republican ticket is a total joke. McCain is Nero playing his violin.
September 23, 2008 No Comments
Someone posted this on Newsweek after an article reporting on Sen. Chuck Hagel’s comments that Palin isn’t qualified.
With America facing historic debt, multiple war fronts, stumbling health care, a weakened dollar, all-time high prison population, skyrocketing Federal spending, mortgage crises, bank foreclosures, etc. etc., this is an unusually critical election year. The idea of “leadership” must be broadened from mere “experience” to include knowledge, learnedness and insight.
Let’s look at the educational background of your two options:
Occidental College – Two years.
Columbia University – B.A. political science with a specialization in international relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
University of Delaware – B.A. in history and B.A. in political science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy – Class rank 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in journalism
Now, which team are you going to hire ?
McCain is bad but Palin is pitiful. She has the resume for the night manager at a fast food restaurant. This shows very clearly that the republicans do not have any ethical and moral standards. They’ll promote anyone for office if they think it might give them a chance to maintain power.
September 18, 2008 No Comments
A friend of mine has described the republican ticket perfectly:
Now we have a cadaver and a shrieking bobblehead to look at for the next 2 months. If it’s longer than that, just please put a gun to my head.
If you’re blogging about Palin, please tag all your posts with “shrieking bobblehead”.
September 8, 2008 No Comments
Isn’t it incredibly sad that the republicans have nominated the worst and the dumbest for president and vice president? McCain barely made it through Annapolis. He was 2nd to last in his class. Palin was a lackluster student in communications. That translates to party party party. How can anyone in their right mind think that these mental light-weights have what it takes to deal with the complexities of our government, our economy and the world situation? It is a very dire omen for our country that the best and the brightest are shoved aside for the less than mediocre.
September 7, 2008 No Comments
How do the fascists, I mean Republicans, do things? They do things the sneaky way. The internet is alive today with postings saying Palin should withdraw her name from nomination. You know how these things work. There are phone lists and the loyal schlubs are signaled to post the heck out of something on line. It looks to me like this is what’s happening with Palin. McCain can’t withdraw the nomination because he would look dumber than he already does but she can withdraw her own name and let the spin begin.
September 2, 2008 No Comments