Saturday, February 16, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
And makes use of something that's missing these days with the Limbaugh-Right: a bit of common sense:
Yes, Sen. John McCain voted against the 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts. Yes, McCain, like Al Gore, considers global warming a clear and present danger. He opposes drilling in ANWR, and co-sponsored the idiotic, First Amendment-trashing McCain-Feingold bill.
He opposes waterboarding, even in so-called ticking time-bomb cases, and saddled up with Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., to pass so-called fuel efficiency standards. And, most notoriously for many Republicans, McCain teamed up with Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., to pass comprehensive immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship for illegals.
But aren't these I-can't-pull-the-lever-for-McCain Republicans the same people who purport to care about A) the war in Iraq, B) the economy, and C) the Supreme Court?
As to the war, most conservatives, as well as many others, believe that our liberation of that country helped keep American safe. It keeps terrorists preoccupied with what Osama bin Laden himself called the central front. McCain consistently supports the war in Iraq, and enthusiastically backed "the surge," a new approach that caused a dramatic decline in violence along with some signs of political reconciliation. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama want an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, damn the consequences.
As for the economy, don't conservatives believe that the Bush tax cuts helped to jump-start the economy, expand family income, and create jobs? Sen. McCain voted for the extension of the Bush tax cuts in 2006, and supports the repeal of the death tax. His Democratic opponents promise to repeal the cuts and increase taxes on the so-called rich. Campaign promises made separately by Clinton and Obama would grow the budget by between $200 billion and $300 billion annually.
As to the Supreme Court, think of the many 5-4 decisions, including but not limited to, Bush v. Gore, the decision that put President Bush in the White House. McCain supported nominees like Justices Alito, Thomas, Scalia, and Roberts. Why, he even voted for the "reactionary" Judge Robert Bork. Justice John Paul Stevens is 87 years old, with four more justices near or over 70. One more conservative appointee, and Roe v. Wade could be history. Are principled conservatives truly willing to allow that decision to remain for at least another generation? To quote another John, this time McEnroe, "You cannot be serious!"
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Former Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney plans to announce Thursday that he is backing Sen. John McCain in his bid for the Oval Office, two sources familiar with the decision said.
One source said Romney wants to endorse McCain "in the interest of healing."
The source said Romney also wants to help McCain move faster to "secure the nomination and unite the party for the general election against the Democrats for November."
Romney will "release" his delegates to McCain, meaning he will encourage them to get behind McCain's candidacy, the source said.
Romney had collected 286 delegates before he suspended his campaign two weeks ago.
Those delegates would give McCain 1,013 total delegates, 78 short of securing the nomination.
The former Massachusetts governor last week suspended his campaign, saying it was in his party's best interest.
Again, I don't put too much stock in endorsements, but considering that Romney just dropped out and only recently became the fringe-Right's second choice (most of the hypocrites were pushing for the pro-abortion, pro-gay rights, 9/11 exploiter Giuliani before Rudy got trounced in the early primaries) for Prez, this can only help to provide some level of sanity to the playing field.
More stupidity from the far-right, Rush Limbaugh-worshiping zealots :
The same conservative Christian activist who called a meeting last fall to discuss backing a third-party candidate to counter a possible Rudy Giuliani candidacy is revisiting the idea as Sen. John McCain closes in on the Republican presidential nomination.
Bob Fischer, a South Dakota businessman and anti-abortion activist, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that while he could back the Arizona senator over either Democratic Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama, he made clear that he and others in the evangelical movement are not content with those choices.
"I'll be working in other ways to see that we have additional choices as conservatives," Fischer said.
He declined to elaborate, but held out hope that Mike Huckabee might mount an improbable comeback, or that another "good conservative, Godly, Christian pro-life" GOP candidate somehow emerge to supplant McCain. The Arizona lawmaker has opposed abortion during his four terms in the Senate.
McCain's voting record on abortion is stellar and should speak for itself, but the Limbaugh-nites are too caught up in their self-imposed paranoia to see that. How sad and pathetic.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
The lesser of two evils theory has me rooting for Barack only because I'd love to see him put a huge nail in the coffin of the Billary machine (realistically I'm almost certain that Billary would come back in 2012 if Barack were to lose the general election vs. John McCain). So despite his sweep of Virginia, Maryland and DC yesterday, Barack still needs to recall the last time he had this much "momentum" and not take Billary for granted for even a nanosecond. For Billary is not only more experienced at this game, but more cunning, ruthless, driven and often shameless. Stay the course Barack, but sleep with one eye open.
Barack Obama, already claiming a "new American majority," is focusing more and more on the likely Republican candidate in the November presidential election as he continues to rack up big victories over Hillary Rodham Clinton in their race for the Democratic nomination.
Obama surged to the fore in the delegate race for the party prize with resounding primary victories Tuesday in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. On the GOP side, John McCain took another step in shoring up his credentials as the runaway Republican front-runner despite lukewarm support from the party's conservative base.
Clinton, considered the overwhelming Democratic favorite just a few weeks, was left to turn her attention to Texas and Ohio in an attempt to pump new life into her suddenly stumbling campaign.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
So Maggie Williams, Billary's new campaign manager, is "fiercely loyal" to the point that she's assisted Mrs. Clinton in handling the "suicide" of former WH counsel Vince Foster, helped with general Billary damage control and even waved off charges of racism conducted by Slick Willie himself:
WASHINGTON - Among Billaryland's inner circle, Maggie Williams is renowned as the ultimate Hillary loyalist, fierce and unwavering in her devotion for nearly 25 years.
As the First Lady's chief of staff, her office was in the West Wing, right next to Hillary's.
Her title gave away the extent of her clout: assistant to the President as well as Hillary's gatekeeper and chief enforcer.
Even detractors agree with her admirers that Williams would go to the mat for Hillary.
A Kansas City native, Williams, 53, was a central player in the Clinton damage-control machine during the White House years.
In 1995, a uniformed Secret Service officer swore under oath he saw her leave White House lawyer and Hillary confidant Vince Foster's office carrying documents after Foster committed suicide. Williams denied it.
She ran up more than $100,000 in legal bills defending Hillary in various investigations.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Billary Shakes Up Staff After Another Barack Win In Maine
Ron Paul Won't Be President, But He May Change The GOP
Why More Feminists Should Convert To Christianity
Mike Huckabee Fires Back At Karl Rove
Writers Union Declares "Huge Victory" With New Contract
2nd Grade Boy Wants To Return To School As A "Girl"
Newsweek Cover Story Highlights McCain Derangement Syndrome
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Barack gains serious momentum by sweeping Saturday's primaries, so what does the Hillary camp do? Paint her as the virtual underdog of course:
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Clinton, viewed last year as virtually unstoppable in her bid to become the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee, is now seeking to portray herself as the underdog against rival Sen. Barack Obama.
Political analysts saw some irony in the idea that Clinton, who has been a household name since her husband, Bill Clinton, first ran for president in 1992, is pinning the label of "establishment" on her opponent.
But many analysts saw it as an effort by Clinton, who would become the first woman U.S. president, to try to neutralize Obama's message that he is the candidate of change.
Clinton aides made their case last week, citing Obama's fundraising prowess and a slew of endorsements he had racked up as evidence he was running an "establishment" campaign.
With the two dueling in a very close race, aides listed some advantages the Illinois senator had, such as support from prominent Democratic Party figures like Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Yeah, a lot of good Ted Kennedy's endorsement did for Barack in Massachusetts. But painting Hillary as an underdog in this race shows how desperate her campaign has gotten, what with financial struggles to trying to put a leash on an egotistical and out-of-control Bill Clinton to bullying the press, Billary needs to look at itself in the mirror because this ain't the 90's anymore. Yet I get the feeling that we'll be seeing some teardrops very soon, this time with Chelsea peeling the onions. Now how sad is that?