Blue collar worker: Year, I know Biden told some whoppers in the debate. But you know when he gets in there, he’ll be our liar. Angry middle America Voice: For years we have elected liars, thieves and B.S. artists thinking that we’ll at least get some piece of the take. What did we get? Congress set up Fannie and Freddie and let it be run | Read More »
Blue collar worker: Year, I know Biden told some whoppers in the debate. But you know when he gets in there, he’ll be our liar. Angry middle America Voice: For years we have elected liars thieves and B.S. artists thinking that we’ll at least get some piece of the take. What did we get? Congress set up Fannie and Freddie and let it be run | Read More »
McCain Message: A Cr*p Sandwich
Here are a few thoughts regarding upcoming opportunities for McCain: Use a good phrase “Obama thinks America’s hate of George Bush runs so deep that he can sell a cr*p sandwich of tax increases and surrender.” Continue with an appeal to the middle “Bush has made some huge mistakes, and many times I’ve called him on it, but if you are consistently opposed to someone | Read More »
Does McCain have a plan?
That’s our big point of contention. We don’t know if McCain is blindly following some internal sense of honor. We don’t know if he is simply desperate to do something “bipartisan.” We don’t know if he actually has a strategy in mind. We don’t even know if McCain really wants to win. But we do know that he can think strategically and that he does | Read More »
Bottom-Up Economic Fix
I think the following approach would be much more palatable. Change the accounting rules from present value to rolling average, as many others have suggested. This will relieve the immediate liquidity crisis. Offer a 25% (max $100,000) cash subsidy for home purchase and federally guaranteed mortgages to all U.S. servicemen (and widows/orphans of the same) who served in active duty at any time after 9/11/2001. | Read More »
Cable Outage Tracking during Convention Speeches
On the night of the Obama speech, a family member in New Jersey told me about a peculiar cable outage that left only MSNBC broadcasting. Something similar is happening to me in northern New England right now. I am wondering if there is some sort of malware involved. It could just be a fluke, but I’d be interested in hearing if anyone else is seeing | Read More »
Welcome Home John McCain!
Welcome Home John McCain! That is turning out to be the theme of this week’s convention.
Family subplot… and next week’s attack
Whether it is in a few days or a few weeks, the media herd will find a reason to use the idea of early “shotgun” marriage to attempt to marginalize the Palin family. However, we can see that Sarah and Todd are not about to let their daughter to marry for the wrong reasons. By dragging Bristol’s boyfriend down to Minnesota, they are saying “So | Read More »
Gender? You Miss the Point
“Ford could have won—and McCain just might—if only…” Last week, as we mulled over the pros and cons of various vice presidential choices, was that not our attitude? We accepted the conventional wisdom of an environment shaped by an unpopular incumbent party and an unpopular war. We weighed the probability of regional and demographic strategies as we discussed Pawlenty and Romney, Lieberman and Hutchison. And | Read More »