Reason and Radical
Monday, June 30, 2008
KarmicTed Williams's last at bat was a home run.
Annika Sorenstam's last drive at the U.S. Open Sunday was a hole in one.
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wall-EExcellent -- go see it.
Hoping to go see "Mongol" today.
Gov-2-B Goes Grocery ShoppingSaturday, I ran into Bev Perdue, the Democratic candidate for governor of North Carolina, at the grocery store. We shook hands and I told her I would be working for her election. She said something like you can tell everyone you met me shopping at the grocery store just like you on Saturday because we work all week.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Olbermann: Faith Based Obama SupportSo good ol' Keith Olbermann says its OK that Obama has changed his mind from opposing any telecomm immunity in the FISA mess and is now supporting the current very bad legislation that does just that because Obama just may consider legal action against those telecomms when he is president. So Olbermann is OK with Obama backing a very bad bill because he believes that Obama will pursue legal action when he is president? Isn't that a little bit naive? A faith based support of Obama based on something that (as far as I know) Obama has never said he would do? Wow. Keith is really losing his grip.
Scaredy CatsThe Conservative Mind, from DailyKos.
They do live in a state of fear, and what's more, they want everyone else to join them hiding under their bed, in their pool of urine.
Oh, they'll talk tough. They'll bluster and pound their chests like the neanderthals they are.
But inside, they are scared little children, terrified of the world, of people not like them, of change.
And they can't fathom any other way to live.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Barack's TV AdI live in a red state, now considered a potential swing state. So Obama is running TV ads here and I finally saw it this morning. He spends much of it speaking directly to the camera about how much he loves America. There are also lots of images of his white grandparents with talk about his Kansas upbringing and Midwestern values. In fact, I think the word values is said 5 times. Obama also talks about how he rejected Wall Street to go to Chicago to help people laid off from steel mills. There sure were lots of older white people in this ad -- very different from one he ran during our primary that featured lots of young black people. Interesting.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
UppityIn so many words, from the master of so many words, Karl Rove:
"Even if you never met him, you know this guy," Rove said. "He's the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by."
Guess he couldn't just straight up call him an uppity Negro.
BTW, I agree with Digby that the "slip" by McCain's campaign chair was no slip -- it was just repeating the conservatives' mantra that they are better prepared to deal with terrorism and indeed all foreign affairs than are the Democrats.
Sorry to be paranoid, but with this and the White House beating the drums about Iran, I can't help but think there will be a very unpleasant October surprise.
Monday, June 23, 2008
A House ManI've been thinking about writing a post about Keith Olbermann becoming a MSM tool but Pierce already did it on Altercation and much better than I could have:
...it is with no little sadness that I say that Countdown has become well-nigh unwatchable. And it's not just that the Special Comments are coming so often these days that they're not very, well, special any more. (Hey, some people love them. Some people would be happy with one every night. Different strokes and all.) It's more that, even given his undeniable strengths as a broadcaster, KO is now producing a completely conventional MSNBC show. Oh, it's got some southpaw bells and goofy whistles that the others don't have. (Although poor Chris Matthews now has to stumble his way through a "funny" nightly video package clearly modeled after Countdown's "Oddball" segment. It's like watching a duck juggle.) And it has introduced some new talking heads -- Doc Maddow, for one, and Chris Hayes of The Nation. But, otherwise, it's Howard (Mort Kondracke Without The Laughs) Fineman and Eugene Robinson and Richard Wolffe and Dana (I'm Funny, Too. Honest To God, I Am) Milbank, and the usual cast of characters from the far end of the Kool Kids table in DC.
Moreover, as MSNBC became ground zero on television for juvenile sexism aimed at Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Olbermann who'd stood up for anonymous production assistants and video editors at ESPN largely sat down. He even got clumsily tangled in it himself; that "two people go into a room" comment was just flat stupid. And if Tucker Carlson had clasped his knees together while holding up, say, a Nancy Pelosi nutcracker on, say, the Fox News Channel, Olbermann would have teed him up as that night's Worst Person no matter what atrocity Bill O'Reilly had tossed out that day. Instead, when asked about his network's performance in this regard by The New York Times, Olbermann's responses were self-evidently inadequate. How he did during the extended Russert obsequies this week depends vitally on your fundamental opinion of the deceased -- as the Jesuit-educated overweight journalist son of Irish Catholics from a battered little East Coast city myself, I would like that mushmouthed fathead Brokaw to stop telling me what I'm like, OK? -- and it must have been a horrible shock to all of them. But, take him all in all these days, and KO seems to be turning into something I never would have thought possible of him -- a house man.
Now This is a True LossGeorge Carlin has died. A true innovator, one of the greats and damn funny. I violated the Solomon Burke Rule by not seeing Carlin the last time he was in my town. I never saw him perform live and I regret that.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Horse Race -- NOT!The media seems to have no way of covering the presidential election except as a horse race. Obama is up by 15% in the latest Newsweek poll, but the way the media (and by that I mainly mean TV news which is how most Americans get what little news they get) is playing it, you'd think it was a dead heat.
I think the reason for this is their own self-interest (and their distorted view of "fairness" in which "both sides" of any issue gets equal play, even when that isn't deserved as in the case of global warming). The media wants a close race to make it interesting to them.
Most of the members of the celebrity driven media have no interest in policy and they are lazy. So they rarely do stories about policy and instead do personality pieces and stupid stuff like "Obama has a problem with (fill in the blank -- suburban women, Latinos, blue collar men) voters" to make it seem like this thing is close.
This is also why you hear people say there is no difference between the parties or you hear "oh, they both do that" when the Repugnicants do something outrageous or offensive. No, actually, there are HUGE differences, but again the media doesn't spend any time on this.
The reason I am so attracted to Obama is that he is calling the media out on this as he runs a very different campaign. I heard him the other day say something along the lines of "you may not know about my plans for such-and-such but you know that I might be a Muslim and that I have a feisty wife." No wonder many non-Americans consider us not the brightest voters in the booth.
Funny StuffI thought this was absolutely hysterical: the Meet a Black Guy booth at an Oregon farmers market.
Stuff White People Like
Stuff Educated Black People Like
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Oh PleaseI do not understand why Tim Russert got what amounted to a state funeral and why it was carried on TV. Ridiculous. And I turned off Olbermann last night when he started talking about the rainbow after the ceremony.
This is good on the myth of Timmeh (scroll down to the second story -- the one on novels).
This is the last thing I will ever say about Tim Russert. I was do deeply offended by him and his stupid white board in the 2000 election. That was the moment when I realized that the Washington elite media thinks the rest of us are rubes -- because Timmeh was treating us like he would his father's friends in Buffalo, as a bunch of idiots. Again, I am sorry for his family's loss but I do not get why the media seems to have no perspective on this.
Tim's white board legacy is that the media continues to perpetuate electoral myths with no basis in reality and then act surprised when they don't pan out (ya paying attention Richard Wolffe?).
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Genuinely ScaryFrom Altercation:
President Bush proposed an attack of Iran's nuclear sites in December 2006 to the Joint Chiefs, and he was rebuffed. And after becoming head of Central Command, Adm. William Fallon made it known he wasn't on board with bombing Iran.
But Cheney did not relent... Cheney then simply proposed striking the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, because of alleged involvement and interference in Iraq... this wasn't a compromise on Cheney's part, but rather "appears to have been a strategy for getting around the firm resistance of military leaders." Cheney anticipated much less resistance from the Pentagon for such a narrow attack, tied to the Iraq war, but apparently held the private belief that Iran would launch a counterattack, which could lead to a full air war with Iran, which could of course allow for strategic bombing of (known) nuclear sites.
This bears repeating. The Bush administration at the highest levels -- the same people who failed to anticipate strong Iraqi resistance before the invasion -- both anticipate and invite escalation with Iran in order to achieve their "strategic" goals.
The Pentagon...has to date thwarted Cheney's plan by explicitly raising the escalation issue as a counterargument, with "some DoD and military officials suggest[ing] that Iran had more and better options for hitting back at the United States than the United States had for hitting Iran." Cheney's plan has been bottlenecked.
We don't know where this all stands now. We do know that Fallon is gone and Petraeus is in his place -- and Petraeus is on the record supporting the so-called "limited" strikes on the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.
Take No PrisonersLove how Obama responded to attack dog Guiliani saying he had a Sept. 10 mindset. Obama basically said who are these guys to talk? They started a war in Iraq as a distraction which has made the U.S. less safe and ramped up terrorist recruiting!
Also love this from the DNC (via Atrios):
"Democrats are not going to be lectured to on security by the mayor who failed to learn the lessons of the 1993 attacks, refused to prepare his own city’s first responders for the next attack, urged President Bush to put his corrupt crony in charge of our homeland security, and was too busy lobbying for his foreign clients to join the Iraq Study Group,” DNC spokeswoman Karen Finney said. “Rudy Giuliani, can echo the McCain campaign’s false and misleading attacks, but he can’t change the fact that John McCain is promising four more years of President Bush’s flawed and failed policies on everything from energy security and the economy to the war in Iraq."
Take no prisoners!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Incestuous and ClaustrophobicI'm sorry about Tim Russert's untimely death, but he was not a great journalist. He was a lawyer and former political operative. His "gotcha" style and celebrity status were not good for journalism. I never watched him -- I really don't care what Washington insiders say about Washington.
Here's a good take on the ridiculous media reaction (especially MSNBC -- jeebus, there was real news happening Saturday and Sunday, you assholes!!!) to Russert's death from Tim Rutten in the LA Times:
Watching the cable news networks in the hours after his death, one was struck by the outpouring of admiration and affection from across the political spectrum and from journalistic colleagues of every sort. It was impossible not to be struck—once again—by just how incestuous and claustrophobic the Washington-based nexus of politics and journalism has become.
So again, I feel for his family and their terrible loss, but it was not worth the outpouring of media coverage and the canonization of Tim Russert.
As for "Meet the Press," wouldn't it be nice if they returned to a panel format, rather than have another celebrity "journalist" host. Wouldn't it be nice to have a variety of expertise and opinion questioning guests. Yeah, it would be nice. Don't hold your breath.
Monday, June 16, 2008
McClatchy Series on GuantanamoIf your local paper isn't carrying the McClatchy series on the Guantanamo mess,I urge you to find it online. McClatchy reporters were the only ones to question the run-up to the war and they've done another superb job in examining the total eff-up that is Guantanamo.
Also, pay attention to the border skirmishes between Afghanistan and Pakistan in which the U.S. is involved -- could be the harbinger of something bigger?
In the meantime, Bush continues to look like the moron he is during his trip to Europe. Seven more months -- can they be stopped from starting a war with Iran before we are finally rid of Bushco?
Thursday, June 12, 2008
That Man Is A Nih!Always remember, the underlying point in what the conservatives will throw at Obama is that he is black.
Case in point from Faux News.
By the way, if you don't know, while "Baby Mama" is the name of a recent comedy about surrogate motherhood, the term comes from urban black culture and means unwed mother. It's really one step above calling Michelle a nappy headed ho. But then, that's the point.
(Headline is from "Blazing Saddles" for those who don't recognize it.)
Obama BumpYes, Obama got a bump in the polls -- he leads McCain 47 to 41. I think he'll do better than that in the long run.
And the headline could also refer to the Obama fist bump, which I predict will become a craze once he's elected president.
Start saying it and believing it: President Barack Obama.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Election AnalysisAn interesting read. Highlights:
With current gas prices, healthcare costs, flat wages and the decline in housing prices, many Americans are in an economic vise. So we will see if GOP distraction on race and “values” works this year. There are two problems for the GOP with this tack. The Democrats now lead the GOP on handling the “economy” 56% to 24%, and as the party more aligned on “moral values” 50% to 35%...
Mr. Bush has done such damage to the GOP brand name (a 58% negative rating in the recent CBS/ NYT poll) that John McCain will run far and fast from the GOP label. As Republican Tom Davis said in an internal Republican memo, the GOP brand has the appeal of “expired dog food.” The mainstream media is assisting McCain in this distancing effort by pointing out how unpopular he is with conservatives.
The Obama campaign has to expand the electoral map so the GOP cannot devote undue resources just to defend Ohio. ... Many 2004 red states - Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Virginia and North Carolina - must be seriously contested.
Get Your Head Around These NumbersThanks to Bush:
As of May 2007, U.S. taxpayers owed a rapidly rising $59.1 trillion in liabilities, or the equivalent of more than half a million dollars for every household.
In 2005, the wealthiest 1 percent of the country earned 21.2 percent of all income, according to IRS data, while the bottom 50 percent of all Americans earned just 12.8 percent of all income, down from 13.4 percent, a year earlier. 19 Together, these two figures define a new postwar record for American economic inequality, which is believed by many economists to be greater today than at any other time since the 1920s. For working people, wages and salaries now make up the lowest share of the nation's gross domestic product since the process of collecting this data began more than sixty years ago.
The media tends to treat these trends as merely the way the world works, but this is actually the essence of conservative ideology. As the political philosopher Michael Walzer pointed out in 1973:
One cannot help but ask: Why is this not the case in Europe or Japan? In fact, among major world economies, the United States in recent years has had the third-greatest disparity in incomes between the very top and everyone else; only Mexico and Russia are worse.
At the very center of conservative thought lies this idea: that the present division of wealth and power corresponds to some deeper reality of human life. Conservatives don't want to say merely that the present division is what it ought to be, for that would invite a search for some distributive principle-as if it were possible to make a distribution. They want to say that whatever the division of wealth and power is, it naturally is, and that all efforts to change it, temporarily successful in proportion to their bloodiness, must be futile in the end.
(courtesy of Altercation)
I Just Don't Know What to SaySo today McCain said that its not too important when the troops come home from Iraq.
Also, a video is showing up in which McCain admits he doesn't know how to use a computer.
General JC Christian has been on this for awhile. He's often allowed McCain to use his "electronic computing pamphlet making machine."
This is CoolEarth and the Moon as seen from Mars.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Misinformation to MisguideYesterday on Fox News, the name "Rezko" was mentioned 19 times, and the name "Abramoff" zero times. Why does this matter?
Because the press has repeatedly brushed off the Abramaoff scandal. George Zornick writes on Altercation:
Yesterday, a congressional report revealed that disgraced uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion, and remains at the center of one of the largest influence-peddling scandals in recent memory, met with the president of the United States at least six times and that there were over 150 verifiable contacts between Abramoff and White House officials, and probably many more -- these contacts included White House officials who went to Abramoff "seeking tickets to sporting and entertainment events, as they did seeking input on personnel picks for plum jobs."
Zornick further writes: "These revelations were not reported on any of the major networks broadcasts last night. Nor could the story be found on the front page of The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or The Washington Post today."
As Zornick notes, imagine if this happened during the administration of a Democratic president.
And, what a surprise, Faux News manages to mention Rezko, who is linked by the thinnest of threads to Obama, over and over and over and over...
Worse or Worser?I love headlines like this: "McCain says Obama policies are bad for business."
Can someone explain how McCain's policies, which are exactly like Bush's only more, can make things better if it was Bush's dumbass policies that made this mess to begin with?
Let's see, Obama has pledged to end the Bush administration's tax cuts for upper-income workers and has called for new taxes on oil companies and wealthy individuals, along with $1,000 tax cuts for the middle class tax. McCain wants to make the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy permanent and would not impose taxes on oil companies which have been reaping record profits while the rest of us struggle to pay upwards of $4 a gallon at the pump.
Hmmm...which one do you think might be better for the economy?
Any study of the historical data will show you that Democrats are consistently better for the economy and for small businesses by putting people to work and making sure that working people get their fair share. Republicans are only interested in supporting their tiny little constituency of already very wealthy people who don't actually work for a living, but make money off of those of us who do. Sorry, I don't think you should be rewarded so disproportionately for moving money around instead of actually working for your income.
BTW, McCain was introduced at the event today at which he said this crap by eBay CEO Meg Whitman, which might explain his bizarre pronouncements about how millions of people are supporting themselves through eBay sales. At any rate, I plan to not spend any money on eBay and to let Meg Whitman know that she's an idiot for supporting this clown.
Monday, June 09, 2008
McCain: Slick, Cruel, Deceitful, OpportunisticWow -- read this story about McCain's first wife whom he dumped after he came back from 'Nam and she was not the beauty he'd left behind due to a horrific car accident. Ugly stuff. The money quote for me:
Ted Sampley, who fought with US Special Forces in Vietnam and is now a leading campaigner for veterans’ rights, said: ‘I have been following John McCain’s career for nearly 20 years. I know him personally. There is something wrong with this guy and let me tell you what it is – deceit.
‘When he came home and saw that Carol was not the beauty he left behind, he started running around on her almost right away. Everybody around him knew it.
‘Eventually he met Cindy and she was young and beautiful and very wealthy. At that point McCain just dumped Carol for something he thought was better.
‘This is a guy who makes such a big deal about his character. He has no character. He is a fake. If there was any character in that first marriage, it all belonged to Carol.’
And this one:
But Ross Perot, who paid her medical bills all those years ago, now believes that both Carol McCain and the American people have been taken in by a man who is unusually slick and cruel – even by the standards of modern politics.
‘McCain is the classic opportunist. He’s always reaching for attention and glory,’ he said.
‘After he came home, Carol walked with a limp. So he threw her over for a poster girl with big money from Arizona. And the rest is history.’
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Thieves and MountebanksThis, by Pierce on Altercation, is worth repeating:
It is an odd time in history, fer shure. You'd think that the biggest damn issue in the campaign, and certainly on my electric television set, would be this one. Or, maybe, this one. The youngsters know that I am something of an obsessive on the Iran-Contra Scandal, but it really is the root of most of the shenanigans the current passel of thieves and mountebanks has been about. It also was the template for our media mandarins how not to cover crimes by a government. First, claim that the whole business is too complicated for "us" to understand. (Nonsense. Iran-Contra was a complex series of crimes and cock-ups, but it wasn't in any way complicated.) Then, hang your hat on the Great Men Of Washington -- the Tower Commission, or the Inouye committee -- to kill the whole thing slowly by euphemism. Eliminate the possibility of strict constitutional remedy; Mark Hertsgaard's On Bended Knee is the ur-text for this one. Nobody much wanted to investigate, let alone impeach, kindly ol' Dutch Reagan. Then, declare that the "American people" have grown bored with the whole business, and take some potshots at poor, stonewalled Lawrence Walsh as you're doing so. Then, when George Schultz's diaries emerge, and they pretty much vindicate everything that Walsh's people had been trying to get at, and then Poppy Bush pardons everyone except Shoeless Joe Jackson on the way out the door, declare that the whole matter is ancient history and that "the country" has moved on. And then, 20 years later, when the same crew lies, cheats, and bungles on an even more massive scale, pronounce yourself mystified at how the whole thing happened. This is the Gulf Of Tonkin revelation in real time, and while we all still have time to do something about it. But, what the hell, what do you think Hillary wants?
Very Interesting EssayFriday night, I was killing time in a Borders bookstore by reading the first two chapters of Rick Perlstein's new book, "Nixonland." It is really great -- wish I had the money to buy it and read the whole thing. Anyway, I remembered that long ago, I bought Perlstein's "pamphlet" called "The Stock Ticker and the Superjumbo: How the Democrats can Once Again Become America's Dominant Political Party." So, I read this Saturday morning -- and I highly recommend it.
His basic premise is that Democrats must invest in a long-term strategy to clearly identify (or brand, if you will) the tenets of liberalism, just as Republicans have invested 30 years of sticking to their guns (literally and figuratively) on conservative principles.
The Amazon blurb sums it up:
A majority of Americans tell pollsters they want more government intervention to reduce the gap between high- and lower-income citizens, and less than one-third consider high taxes to be a problem. Yet conservative Republicanism currently controls the political discourse. Why?
Rick Perlstein probes this central paradox of today's political scene in his penetrating pamphlet. Perlstein explains how the Democrats' obsessive short-term focus on winning "swing voters," instead of cultivating loyal party-liners, has relegated Democrats to political stagnation. Perlstein offers a vigorous critique and far-reaching vision that is a thirty-year plan for Democratic victory.
I recommend that you read this brief but powerful essay about how we can take back America.
Friday, June 06, 2008
I Was on Ed Schultz This AfternoonMust be my week to be on the radio. Today, I was on the Ed Schultz show. He was talking about those silly women who are saying that they're going to vote for McCain since Hillary didn't win the nomination. I said that I was a white woman not much younger than Hillary and that the point at which I turned against her was when she said she and McCain had experience but all Obama had was a speech. And as we know, her rhetoric got much worse after that. I was so turned off by all the negativity in her campaign, plus the fact that she had no plan after Super Tuesday -- poor management. I also talked about how impressed I've been with Obama and the way he ran his campaign. I ended by saying "If you don't like President Bush, you're gonna hate President McCain."
Big Eddie and I talked for a little while and I said that I loved how Obama wasn't afraid of the Republicans and all the crap they throw at Democrats. I said -- on another topic they were discussing on the show -- that this is exactly what they are doing to Al Franken in Minnesota (by bringing up a satirical piece that he published in Playboy a decade ago and trying to make it seem as if Al were anti-women) and that Democrats just can't be afraid of this. Yes, the media acts like Pavlov's dog and responds to all this Republican crap, but just call it what it is and move on. Sheesh!
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
The Force is With ObamaSo says Jedi Master Lucas.
"We have a hero in the making back in the United States today because we have a new candidate for president of the United States, Barack Obama," Lucas said when asked who his childhood heroes were.
Obama, "for all of us that have dreams and hope, is a hero," Lucas said.
Why Clinton Doesn't MatterAnd McCain for that matter. Both had the chance last night, with big TV audiences tuned in to see Obama on his historic night, to mesmerize an audience. And both came up miserably short.
McCain could've really made a pitch to independents, outlining his vision -- instead he looked like schmutz on green jello and his speech was so bad, even Faux Snooze couldn't find anything good to say about it.
And Hillary -- oh Hillary. She had a chance to say it was a good fight, but now its time to back Obama and move forward. But oh no -- she couldn't do that. She had to say she's not making a decision, while she tries some backroom deals (old school) to become veep.
(BTW, she's screwing Obama here -- she's sticking him with the choice of looking like the bad guy (for not offering the veep slot) and doing something he really doesn't want to do (putting her on the ticket). Either way, he loses. And either way, she wins: she gets on the ticket or else her supporters get pisssed and may hurt Obama's chances in November -- which increases her chances for a 2012 run. -- paraphrased from TPM reader CN)
Why did both Hillary and McCain come up short? Because they don't get it. They're old school players who don't understand that voters want genuine and transformative change. We want a movement like Kennedy had for liberals and Reagan had for conservatives. It is our time and Hillary and all the Dems like her need to be shown the door (as McCain will be in November).
Go Away QuietlyHillary should go away because she just doesn't get it. She (and Bill) are old school (look at the divisive way the campaign was run; look at how many times she said I to Obama's we). Obama is transformational. He is spearheading a movement to truly change the way things are done in our country. The Clintons do not get that; they are waaaay too entrenched in the politics of the last 20 years. They were fine for the '90s, but not for now. We need another transformational candidate for veep and the Clintons need to shut up and go away. BTW, her supporters will back Obama -- they don't want Grampy McCain for Bush's 3rd term just as much as Obama's supporters.
I Was on Stephanie Miller This MorningStephanie Miller is a syndicated liberal talk show -- and incidentally, she is the daughter of Barry Goldwater's running mate (who was in the first of the American Express "do you know me" commercials). Anyway, her show is hysterical but I rarely get to hear it since it starts at 9am eastern. But today I was in the car listening and heard her arguing with her sidekicks about Hillary for veep -- Stephanie is against it, as am I. So I called in and got through. My argument is that the change Barack is proposing is transformational and that the Clintons just don't get it. They are ingrained in the old school ways of doing things, as you could see from how the campaign was run. So Hillary for VP jsut doesn't make any sense. We need another transformational thinker to be on the ticket and that ain't HRC.
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Its Over, so Sing Fat Lady SingAP is reporting that Obama has the delegates to secure the nomination. Hillary can cry all she wants to, its over -- so, fat lady, start singing.
BTW I read an article today (I think on Daily Kos) about how Edwards polls best with Dems in all parts of the country as veep.
Monday, June 02, 2008
Reaction to the Weekend's NewsI think the committee had no choice but to punish MI and FL for violating party rules. But I think they also kept it as fair and reasonable as possible. My guess is that once Barack has the nomination sewn up, he'll reinstate both states to full representation. I do think the Clinton people are being ridiculous -- if they take this to the convention, I will be livid.
If the media would report on who John McCain truly is and what he truly stands for, he wouldn't stand a chance. He's crazy as a loon and would only continue the incredibly unpopular (and downright harmful) policies of Shrub Jr. If the general public gets this, McCain doesn't stand a chance.
But you know the Republicans are going to fight very, very dirty -- Swift Boat will seem like a cakewalk. I just heard today that there's some guy out there claiming Obama had gay sex with him in a limo in 1999 or something. If the Republicans were willing to say that the Clintons killed Vince Foster and were dealing crack, I can't even imagine what they will do to Obama.