Bookending Bush

Tuesday, January 20, 2009



Our long national nightmare is over!

Here’s hoping that this man will pay the price for his crimes.


My Closing Argument for Obama

Monday, November 3, 2008

I could write at length extolling the virtues of Barack Obama. But I will assume any reader of this blog already knows the difference between the two candidates. I will keep this brief.

Obama represents a generational shift towards competence, intellect, character, and judgment. An Obama win will instantly renew a sense of optimism about America at home and abroad, and will give us our best chance to climb out of the dark pit the GOP has dug for us. He is pragmatic, responsible, and honest. He is unquestionably the best candidate for the presidency.

But putting that aside, my final argument comes down to two words:

Sarah Palin.

If you are still undecided, and you love your children and your country, you cannot risk putting this proudly ignorant, deeply unprepared, ethically challenged, inarticulate half-wit near a position of power. I don’t like to use fear as a tactic, but we must all legitimately be afraid of a Sarah Palin vice presidency. In America, or anywhere else, her ascent to higher office should never come to pass.

It boils down to this: we are at a defining moment. We must ask ourselves, what kind of country are we going to be?

There is only one answer for those who believe in the best of America.

Barack Obama for President.

CBS/NY Times: Obama +11

Thursday, October 30, 2008

From the New York Times:

A growing number of voters have concluded that Senator John McCain’s running mate, Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, is not qualified to be vice president, weighing down the Republican ticket in the last days of the campaign, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

All told, 59 percent of voters surveyed said that Ms. Palin was not prepared for the job, up 9 percentage points since the beginning of the month. Nearly a third of voters polled said that the vice-presidential selection would be a major factor influencing their vote for president, and those voters broadly favored Senator Barack Obama.

Palin 2012!

Pew Poll: Obama +16

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This is a well respected poll.

In it, Obama is +19 among those who have already voted.

In the Navy, it’s Called Insubordination

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Back-stabs, sniping, and the blame game are enveloping the McCain/Palin campaign. This from a story on Politico:

McCain, for instance, has remained silent on Democrats’ calls for a stimulus package of new spending, a move many conservatives oppose but that could be broadly popular. But in an interview with the conservative radio host Glenn Beck earlier this week, Palin went “off the reservation” to make the campaign policy, one aide said.

“I say, you know, when is enough enough of taxpayer dollars being thrown into this bill out there?” she asked. “This next one of the Democrats being proposed should be very, very concerning to all Americans because to me it sends a message that $700 billion bailout, maybe that was just the tip of the iceberg. No, you know, we were told when we’ve got to be believing if we have enough elected officials who are going to be standing strong on fiscal conservative principles and free enterprise and we have to believe that there are enough of those elected officials to say, ‘No, OK, that’s enough.'”

The Navy also calls that incoherence.

The ambitious Sarah Palin is laying the groundwork for Palin 2012. I, for one, am a big supporter of this movement. Go Sarah!

Newsweek: Obama +12

Saturday, October 25, 2008

I remember a while back that fat, drug fiend Rush Limbaugh stated that Obama would need to be up by 10 points in order to win.

Limbaugh was channeling his own bigotry and extrapolating to the American public at large. The logic behind the statement was that people wouldn’t admit that they wouldn’t vote for Obama because he’s black, so the polls would be skewed.

Newsweek at Obama +12, is the latest poll to reflect a double digit lead for Obama. Pew, CBS/NY Times, and NBC/WSJ all show leads of +10 or greater. ABC/WaPo shows +9.

The Two Reasons Obama Won the 2nd Debate

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

1) He was simply more “presidential.” What does that mean? He gave excellent, clear, and well-considered answers to every question. He was never off his stride and was able to draw distinctions and respond to attacks fluidly, without showing disrespect for McCain. He is also tall and handsome and looks good in suit. In any political race, that counts (just look at Palin) for something.

2) McCain, once again, seemed angry and disrespectful. Pointing to Obama and calling him, “that one.” Cracking sarcastic jokes that were DOA. And lastly, again related to looks, McCain appeared to be short, old (slightly hunched), and stumpy. This shouldn’t matter, but we all know that, on some level, it does. He is, in my opinion, actually better off behind a lectern (despite the CW that says town halls favor him).

In the end, it was a good debate and very close to a draw. It really, I think, gave viewers a chance to hear their positions. That’s what this is about. Who do you think is going to be better for the country?

Aside from the reasons above, I think Obama, by a vast margin.