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The other day, perennial political tool Rush Limbaugh was on CNBC defending his now infamous “I want Obama to fail” comment. His argument went something like this (paraphrasing): Yes, I want him to fail. His policies are liberal policies and I want liberal policies to fail. I want conservative policies to succeed. I find this…

Norm Coleman: Uber-Weasel

Norm Coleman never ceases to amaze me. No matter how much of a scoundrel you may think he is, he can always manage to go one better. For example, consider this story from CNN describing the election results. In an excruciatingly close election, we find Coleman barely ahead with 42 percent of the vote and…

Here you go, from MSNBC: http://www.polls.newsvine.com/_question/2008/11/05/2074539-do-you-agree-with-the-gay-marriage-bans Currently at only 57% No.

2012: Palin and Patton

If I hear one more person yammer on about Sarah Palin being positioned perfectly for a 2012 presidential bid, I’m going to scream. It’s not going to happen for a couple of reasons. First, there is no historical precedent. Being the losing VP didn’t help John Edwards or Joe Lieberman. It didn’t help Jack Kemp,…

More Elitism

An article from the Buffalo News offers some fuel for the “elitism fire”. From Ohio, we learn of voter George Pounder: Pounder looks at Obama and sees a Harvard-educated lawyer who talks in fancy words that don’t necessarily resonate with the guys on the factory floor. “We’re basically blue-collar Democrats, here, and it doesn’t seem…

That Ol’ Liberal Media Bias

I picked up the newspaper the other day and found a short article declaring that the news media have been biased toward Obama and against McCain. The article claims that reporting was favorable to the Democrats about 2/3rds of the time and that the only relatively “equal” outlet was Fox News. Hmmm. The article referred…

Dole, Hagan and Halloween

So North Carolina Democratic hopeful Kay Hagan is suing Elizabeth Dole over a TV ad in the race for US Senate. I really have mixed feelings about this story. The implication is that Hagan is an atheist (or at the very least is strongly associated with atheists) and that’s patently untrue as she is an…

Flipping Tickets

Given the same players, how would changing the presidential tickets influence your vote? For starters, consider swapping the president and vice-president seats. A Biden/Obama ticket probably wouldn’t change my overall view of the ticket. That is, there are some things I like and dislike about Obama and some things I like and dislike about Biden,…

Sam Harris on Sarah Palin

No, not literally (yeow, there’s an image I don’t need). Harris had some wonderful commentary in Newsweek on the Republican VP candidate. Of particular worth is the following comment regarding “elitism” in US politics: Ask yourself: how has “elitism” become a bad word in American politics? There is simply no other walk of life in…

Michael Medved: Village Idiot

Michael Medved’s speech at the “Values Voter” Summit in Washington was a wonderful example of lunacy and demagoguery. I’ll bypass the entire concept of a “values voter” to begin with as it implies that there’s a voting segment that has “no values” (even Adolf Hitler had values, just not ones that most sane people share).…