Chuck Schumer is the bad stereotype of today’s politician: smug in his superiority over the “little people” and anyone who dares to defy or question him, he had hoped to avoid even running a campaign this election cycle, counting on the fact that his relatively unknown opponent would be unable to match him in money and resources. Thanks to the new media and Jay Townsend’s | Read More »
The President’s Yes Girl Patty Murray Says No to One Thing: Debating
Time and time again, when Pres. Barack Obama has come courting Sen. Patty Murray for passage of his liberal big government agenda, the three-term legislator has been found already nodding affirmatively with the gratuitous enthusiasm of a bobblehead in a magnitude nine tremor. When it came to getting a yes vote from Murray on the largely unpopular and economically poisonous healthcare reform bill, or on | Read More »
On Purity Tests And The Republican Party …
The effort by ten Conservative members of the Republican National Committee (led by Jim Bopp Jnr. of Indiana) to introduce a resolution at the RNC’s Winter Meeting this month that would have forced all Republican candidates for Federal office to sign off on at least eight (or seven) out of the ten issue positions in the resolution or face having the RNC withhold its funds | Read More »
MI Morning Update 10-19-08
16 Days until Election Day October 19, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY: “‘Maverick’ I can do, but ‘messiah’ is above my pay grade.” – John McCain to Chris Matthews at the ‘Al Smith Dinner’ MORNING UPDATE: SUNDAY MORNING TALK SHOW SCHEDULE…is printed below under the ‘Rest of the Story’. TODAY…HOOGENDYK v LEVIN DEBATE… Sunday, October 19, at 7pm. Hosted by WGVU and Grand Valley State | Read More »
I guess Barry decided he already won.
Tonight we finally saw what so many of us have been waiting for. John McCain mopped the floor with Barack Obama. Throughout the night, Barack Obama looked distant, like he did not want to be there, like he was annoyed. He really looked annoyed all night.McCain on the other hand looked like the comeback kid — the guy who knew he had to do well. | Read More »
College Students Debate
Today I got into a debate with one of my friends on the current election in between my classes. In the end of the conversation, that I just had to walk away from, was he saying that every fact that came out of my mouth was not true nor would he believe it. Well, I can’t win with someone who creates their own reality. These | Read More »
“I’ve Got a Little List” Singing Points for John McCain (When the Debate Slows Down)
If things get slow tonight, or if John McCain doesn’t get the questions he wants, I suggest he put his singing talents to use and belt out the following ditty–I’ve Got a Little List (From The Obama)As someday it may happen that the truth it must be found, I’ve got a little list, I’ve got a little list. Of friends of The Obama, who once | Read More »
Do facts matter?
My reaction to the last two debates is to pose the question above. Do facts matter? It seems not. It seems to me that what matters is the persona and personality of the candidates.Obama is cool and collected. He calmly answers the questions. He seems comfortable in his own skin. No matter what is said he keeps pounding his Bush caused this and McCain is | Read More »
Deciding Who Will Win Is Like “Trying To Nail Jell-O To A Wall”
I am getting really tired of the “we have lost” comments, blogs, diaries, etc. In every job I have had, I have been something of an “agent of change”. The first thing I tell my co-workers, supervisors, and supporters is to drop the defeatist attitude. The words I cannot stand to hear above any others are, “well that is the way we have always done | Read More »
How McCain can turn it around.
[In October, 2008, when I first published this diary, John McCain and Sarah Palin had enjoyed a brief time in the lead against the Obama-Biden team, but it was short-lived and we all know the end result. I’m adding this preface because, when I just re-read the piece, it seemed to me that whether I was right or not, the issues I suggested that McCain | Read More »
CNN Goes All In On Race
First there was David Gergen tonight who said, “It’s too early to declare it over because Barack Obama is black.” Yes, he thinks the “Bradley Effect” could cost Obama 5 to 6 points.James Carville then chimed in and subtly hinted at massive riots if Obama loses going into the election ahead in the opinion polls.Then Paul Begala piled on calling Sarah Palin’s attacks on Obama | Read More »
The Debate Was Boring, But McCain Proved Himself While Obama Melted
First, this was the most boring debate so far. It was really boring.Second, John McCain gave the most substantive answers to the questions. Obama patently refused to answer some of the questions, including the last question. He couldn’t bring himself to admit there are things he does not know.Third, Obama’s holocaust answer is just astounding. Absolutely astounding that he’d say that.Fourth, there was nothing new | Read More »
Intervening in the Holocaust?!
Barack Obama suggests we need to consider moral issues in intervening with combat forces. He mentions intervening in the Holocaust and how we should have done that.Um Senator, we did intervene in the Holocaust. It was called World War II.I guess you hadn’t heard of that, kind of like you hadn’t heard of Bill Ayers.
Obama the Whiner
I’m struck during this debate that Obama is really quick to cry foul. He tried to deviate from the rules to respond to McCain. Browkaw, to his credit, did not let him.In the healthcare issue, he proclaimed it a right and then said he had to ignore the time constrains because “Senator McCain threw a lot out there.”Obama is doing his best to play a | Read More »