What if the Presidential Election Were Today?

April 29, 2008

A new poll from The Associated Press and Ipsos suggest that….

If the U.S. presidential were held today, Hillary Clinton would beat John McCain by a 9-point gap, 50% to 41%.

Barack Obama would be statistically tied with McCain. Obama would hold a two point edge over McCain, within the poll’s margin of error.

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Hillary Clinton = Knight Rider

April 16, 2008

Advertising Age gives Clinton some pointers on her latest ad:

Hillary, you’re in a fight for your political life and you’re going to feature some whiney-sounding people on the street. “Wanh-wanh-wanh, Barack hurt my feelings!” Just as Americans don’t want to be painted as bitter losers, they don’t want to be painted as helpless victims. You should have gone with barely-controlled outrage.

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Having read Andrew Sullivan’s above post, it occured to me that a Clinton Administration is like David Hasselhoff and Knight Rider making a come back. No matter how hard you try, no matter who replaces David Hasselhoff, no matter how the network repackages the show, it is still always be a failure in its comeback attempts. Cheesey effects are a not magical potion to get rid of terrible writing and dated causes, nor are Republican-like tactics winning her even enough popularity to ever even run for Toilet Commisioner of New York. Knight Rider 2000 was an embarassment. Do not be Knight Rider, Hillary. Bow out gracefully.


What The Hell Is A Democrat?

April 15, 2008

Let me start off by saying that the principles and concepts that make each what they are has completely flip-flopped at least once in the history of the United States.  In the time of Lincoln, the Democrats might have been mistaken for their Republican counterparts of current day.  Republicans in Lincoln’s time might even be called liberal.  They supported ending slavery.  Republicans of today have been associated with Southern, Conservative ideals, and people like David Duke and Strom Thurmond exemplify what may finally be changing.

Liberal Democrats might assume the origin of the statement, “Government does not belong in my wallet or my bedroom” is firmly locked in the history of the Democratic movement.  They could not be more wrong.  Barry Goldwater, the pinnacle of conservatism and an icon in the modern-day Republican party, coined that term, a principle that is now held close by the Libertarians.  Since before the era of Carter, there has been a slow and steady move towards one, moderate political consolidation of the two-party system.  About the time Ross Perot reaered his ugly head, whispers among analysts and academicians introduced the concept 3 parties.  Not necessarily the origin of the concept, but it seemed as though Ross Perot was the loudest of any current examples.

**It is interesting to note that during the GW Bush’s first campaign, McCain was running as an independent.  At one point in that electon cycle, McCain was being considered as a potential running mate for John Kerry, the Democratic nominee.  Now, he claims to have always been a conservative.  A very close friend of his, Hillary Clinton, was a Republican before she ever even considered being a Democrat.  The lines are not blurry, they were bleached away and wiped off with our political system’s integrity…. or what’s left of it.

What the hell is a Democrat?  What is a Republican?  The Republican Party, also known as The Good Old Party,  is slowly becoming the only party.  The far left is now what was once called the moderate middle.  From this point forward in this blog, I will speak about “Billary” because they are two parts of a whole. They floated through two terms together, and they will sink together and likely each other.  Since before the time of Clinton’s first term, I have asked why there is not a third choice, if not a fourth, fifth, or sixth choices?

Please, stop listening to speeches often written by speech-writers or whether or not they perform well on Saturday Night Live.  Look at their records.  See how they voted.  Look at the long-term effects.  I would now suggest that the massive surplus that happened during the pendulum swing towards Billary was merely done to have enough money for the GW Bush’s terms to spend on his own personal friends’ private contracts with the government and GW’s continuation of a family vendetta and quest for oil.  Recalling now infamous cries of “I didn’t inhale”, one might think there might have been progress on a failing drug policy in the United States during the Clinton Administration.  Quite the opposite.  3 Strikes, increasing mandatory minimums, and the largest number of non-violent drug users were locked up instead being given treatment all suggest that the social liberal was not truly liberal at all.

What the hell is a Democrat?  This year, I am voting Republicrat Arlen Specter!


Bush Says NO to OIL? WTF??!!

March 5, 2008

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Democracy Means More than One Choice

March 5, 2008

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Reagan. H W Bush. Bill Clinton. G W Bush. Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, or John McCain?

With the exception of Obama, all of these represent the Establishment. The very same Establishment that refuses to see that they are killing democracy. Democracy inherently means choice. Where is the choice? The Establishment only seeks to do to two things:

1) Maintain power / further the gap between the classes

2) Eliminate choice, covertly or overtly, as a means to maintain power.

Eliminating choice means closing the gap between the right and the left. Since the Carter Administration, the Liberal Left has been becoming more and more disenfranchised, less motivated, and less inclined to even vote. Because the Christian Right Wing tends to vote for their issues as if it was about the word of “God”, the voter turnout on the Right has always been good, thus out performing the Left at the elections. This, in turn, closes the gap between left and right even more, leaving only a moderate center. Where is the choice in that? Democracy was born out of debate and disagreement with the government in England. Our government is slowly reducing the possibilities of debate. “Pick a number between 1 and 10, but it cannot be 1-4 or 6-10!” Wow, what a choice!

The Clintons are the pinnacle of liberal democracy? I voted for Clinton, but I did not realize that he would be responsible for policies that jailed more people (particularly non-violent drug offenders) than almost any other administration previous.  If you look at the record of most of the Administrations of the last two decades, they all said one thing and did another.

Reagan came down hard on crack and cocaine, but then the whole Iran-Contra Affair happened. Hmmm. Bush #1 said, “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES”. We all know that was a lie. Clinton smoked pot, did not inhale, but was responsible for some of the hardest and most strict drug policies. Bush # 2 has said he is doing what is best for the American people, yet he has the worst approval rating. While he was supposedly elected for the people, by the people, he will not answer questions about some of his activities in office. He has gone as far as to create Executive Orders to avoid prosecution.

Hilary Clinton took money from a pharmaceutical company NOT to talk about Universal Health care, her pet project since she lived in the White House. Hilary also voted FOR THE WAR IN IRAQ when the constituency in her state, New York, was clearly opposed to it at the time. McCain co-authored a bill in the Senate called the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform Bill. Not long after that, after many diatribes about reforming Campaign Financing laws, he came out as one of the first and only Independents, eventually running against Gore and Bush for the presidency. Recently, during the current race, McCain became “conservative republican”. Ha. Is the collective memory of the American people that bad? Have you been smoking with Bill Clinton? It is evident that these people will say and do anything to maintain the power of the Establishment, both fiscally and legislatively. There are so many more things that I could point out, but I think it is pretty clear that they are all the same. Tell me, what is the difference between McCain and Clinton. What they say seems slightly different when it comes to the war and health care, but what will they do given the chance. Their track records should speak for themselves.

Here is to the fight to maintain individualism, choice, and liberty. I would argue that we should not get rid of the Right Wing either, as choice means having a bad option, too. Two-party politics began to die in the last two decades. I do not have a problem with moderates or Right Wingers, per se, but I do have a problem with not having a choice. If we need more voter turnout, then we should be allowed more choices. How many times in the last twenty years have the voters said, “I am picking the lesser of two evils”. UGH!

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