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A political blogger for the International Business Times, Steve Leser is a hot national political pundit. He has appeared on MSNBC's Coundown with Keith Olbermann, Comedy Central's Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Russia Today's (RT) Crosstalk with Peter Lavelle. But, Leser is most known for his work as commentator and the progressive counterpoint on the very conservative FOX News cable network. Steve Leser has been frequently featured on Your World with Neil Cavuto, Bulls & Bears, and Cashing In against such FOX notables as Neil Cavuto and Stuart Varney. Leser gave the stirring live commentary on FOX as news broke of the resignation of Sarah Palin as Governor of Alaska.

Steve Leser is in demand in New York as keynote speaker for his authority on the power and machinations of Republican think tanks, the economy, health care reform and various other political topics.

Leser is also a political organizer and has held positions within the Democratic Party including District Chair and Public Relations Chair within county organizations.

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(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 23, 2008
McCain Campaign Violated McCain-Feingold law with Palin Clothing Purchases It's hard to demonstrate incompetence any better than that.
(31 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 7, 2008
McCain attacked 18 year old Chelsea Clinton in 1998 now says Palin's family & kids are off limits McCain's stated beliefs and positions are rife with reversals, flip flops, and doing and saying anything just to get elected.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 27, 2008
McCain says "Horseshit" on National TV During Debate McCain loses his temper and says it not once, but twice. See the video, you be the judge.
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(56 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 1, 2009
North Korea – Impending Missile Launch May Require US Military Action A dangerous situation is brewing on the Korean peninsula and it has me, someone who is typically anti-war, of the opinion that we might need to act militarily to stop a potential catastrophe.
(73 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Palin: Drill Baby Drill, but blame Obama for the Spill! What happened in the gulf is the responsibility of people who operated on exactly the same assumptions that Palin did. That is the mentality that caused us to be where we are now.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, September 29, 2008
Palin to McCain - Oops I did it Again Oops! I did it again I played with your campaign, got lost in the game Oh baby baby Oops! You thought I was smart Cause I was a Governor I'm just not competent!
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 9, 2007
Chick-Fil-A : Can you Please Hold the Propaganda? No Democrat/Liberal/Progressive should patronize Chick-Fil-A until they get out of the business of promoting the Christian Right.
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(25 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 29, 2010
Bizarre Fight Plays out between Joe Scarborough and Markos Moulitsas on Twitter It was like a train wreck. You didn't want to keep reading but you were compelled to keep on keeping on. The Twitter fight between Joe Scarborough of MSNBC's morning Joe and Daily Kos' Markos Moulitsas was spread out over several hours in the early afternoon on Friday.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 13, 2009
I too am a Grass Mud Horse - Cao Ni Ma! The Chinese government, which has been censoring internet content available to its citizens since the world wide web came into being, has recently embarked on what it calls a "anti Smut campaign", an aggressive program designed to filter out all objectionable content.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 25, 2007
Ohio Elections Officials Convicted of Tampering with 2004 Presidential Recount As I have said many times on this topic, why is it that Cuyahoga and many other Ohio county election officials refused to perform a complete and thorough recount as specifically prescribed by Ohio state law?
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Dennis Rodman Gives Back and unveils Rodman Raffle Dennis Rodman, arguably basketball's best defensive player in the modern era, has joined with the Mission of Saint Francis to raise money for their efforts to assist with helping people beat addiction and substance abuse.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 28, 2008
Palin flunks two GED Interviews The question I would ask my readers is, if she is able to 'cram' enough information to make a passable show at the Vice Presidential debate, should that matter? We know how little she knows and we know that she isnt ready. If she is able to somehow come close enough in performance during the debate to Joe Biden, would that mean anything?
(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Cheney Accidentally Admits to Lying About Connection Between 9/11 and Iraq The problem for the former administration is that the truth is going to come out regarding some of the things they have done and those revelations are going to be devastating.
(37 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 22, 2006
Bush Impeachment - The Illinois State Legislature is Preparing to Drop a Bombshell Members of state legislatures are normally not considered as having the ability to decide issues with a massive impact to the nation as a whole. Representative Karen A. Yarbrough of Illinois' 7th District is about to shatter that perception forever.
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(139 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Election 2010 - Republicans Plan Broad Attack on Women's Rights if Elected Republicans have simmered in anger for over 40 years at the progress of the women's equal rights movement. Finally, now, in 2010, they feel comfortable enough to run on a broad spectrum of policies that are blatantly anti-women's rights.
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(53 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 17, 2010
Tea Parties are Unmasked as Republican attempt at Rebranding says Gallup If Republicans and Tea Partiers are one and the same, why bother to call these Tea Party rallies anything but Republican Rallies?
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Mark Halperin, Chris Matthews and Anderson Cooper Skew Obama Ratings "How do you think President Barack Obama is doing his job?" is not the same question as "How is President-Elect Barack Obama handling his transition?"
(44 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tea Parties Fail to Draw Anywhere Near Predicted Attendance For the event to have so low a turnout after two weeks of non-stop promotion by Fox News and the backing of all of these heavy hitting Republican think tanks is a statement in itself. Just think about what a few minutes of time on a major nationwide cable network like Fox News costs to buy.
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(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 28, 2010
2010 Election - A Democratic Momentum Shift Begins to Materialize Something unexpected has started to happen in the last few weeks.
(54 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 8, 2009
Republicans have no Clue what Socialism and Communism means In fact, no Democrats are Socialists or Communists (at least none that understand what it means to be a Democrat). If any of us were, we would leave the Democratic Party and join one of the many Socialist or Communist parties that exist in the US. The fact that we are Democrats means that we believe in Capitalism albeit with appropriate oversight and rules.
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(30 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 10, 2009
Tea Parties - Crackbrained right wing protests to occur on April 15th In a few days, one of the most convoluted political spectacles in American history will unfold in all its cacophony. Some Republicans are mad they lost the election and they cannot get over it.
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 30, 2008
McCain funded Rashid Khalidi and now criticizes Obama for meeting with him When historians look back at the McCain campaign, I am certain they will decide that the defining aspect of the McCain Campaign is the lies, contradictions and missteps concerning everything they do.
(33 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 29, 2009
Holder Confirmation Controversy - GOP Members Guilty of Extortion, Obstruction of Justice and Racketeering? Bond had better hope that no such deal has been struck. A deal that was made under the threat of withholding something from Mr. Holder (approval of his nomination) unless he agreed not to prosecute a crime could be construed as Extortion and Obstruction of Justice.
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(17 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 13, 2009
9/12/09 – Another day, Another Teabagging Failure What FreedomWorks and the rest of the Teabagging architects didn't take into account was that people wouldn't care enough about the message to show up.
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(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Coakley Loss Massive Blow and Wakeup Call for Obama, DNC President Obama and the Democrats have to get back in touch with the people of this country and rally the base. If they don't, we're looking at a real disaster this fall.
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 10, 2008
Palin Guilty - Troopergate Witnesses & McCain Campaign Obstructed Justice In all, the commissioner and his aides were contacted about Mr. Wooten three dozen times over 19 months by the governor, her husband and seven administration officials, interviews and documents show.
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(145 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 1, 2011
Reasons why Bradley Manning's alleged Crimes are Serious and deserve Harsh Punishment I thought that was the point of Wikileaks, to highlight issues that need investigation. I was therefore extremely disappointed when I heard that the next thing being released was over 250,000 miscellaneous materials that are mostly diplomatic cables that suggest no wrongdoing that needs to be investigated. That was the beginning of my disillusionment with Wikileaks and as more information came out about the materials...
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 19, 2008
McCain and Republican Lies about Acorn are attempts to hide GOP Election Fraud What Republicans do not want the American public to know is that they are conducting a coordinated, widespread and very sophisticated election fraud effort to try to ensure that Republican Party candidates win regardless of the will of the voters.
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 3, 2009
Review of Michael Moore's “Capitalism – A Love Story” A great film that shold be seen by all
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 16, 2008
McCain vs Obama Final Debate Deconstructed Since McCain has been for the typical Republican economic platform, he had to prove to people that he would chart a new direction different from what he has done in his past.
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(87 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 15, 2009
Pelosi and Torture - Bombshell Evidence that the CIA Invented Evidence of Informing Democrats Once confronted ... the CIA started backtracking and saying that they may have been mistaken about the briefings and dates in question.
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(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 12, 2008
Palin Casually Speaks of War with a Nuclear Armed Russia Palin has casually talked of war with a country that has thousands of nuclear warheads each many times greater than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs and this same country unequivocally has the ability to deliver these weapons to every part of the United States.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 20, 2008
Hillary Clinton's Released White House Records show she Lied about Opposing NAFTA One of the things you would expect of someone who really has good experience and judgment is that they can articulate a basic set of principles and positions on issues that they can run on and defend and that stay relatively static. Hillary gives a different opinion on the same subjects every couple of weeks depending on her audience and what she thinks it will net her.
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 12, 2008
Palin Supporter Proudly Displays Racism - Stuffed Monkey Called Obama The man is obviously too dumb to realize that he is saying much worse things about himself and his chosen candidates than he is saying about Obama
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 4, 2006
Associated Press writer Andrew Taylor crafts Biased Article - Says potential future Democratic House Leaders all ‘Libera News is supposed to be fact-based and not include judgments, opinions or subjectivity. If you want to include any opinions or subjective information, you write an editorial and clearly label it as such.
(73 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 27, 2008
The Real Bailout Needed is a Consumer Bailout Businesses cannot survive without the consumer and yet the average household is completely broke and drowning in debt.
Artist Rendering of the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson in 1868, From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 30, 2010
Election 2010 Potential Consequences include Impeachment of Obama Republicans are not hiding the fact that they are gearing up for impeachment of President Obama.
(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Jindal the Joke His performance was so bad it was even derided on Free Republic and right leaning news media like National Review.
GOP = Hoax Party, From ImagesAttr
(21 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Sherrod's Racism a Fabrication just like Acorn Pimping, ClimateGate etc. This kind of falsification and alteration of evidence has become standard operating procedure for the GOP and those attempting to further Conservative efforts and policies.
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(65 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 13, 2008
Pelosi Team Hints at Progressive Shift The Obama team isn't the only National political leadership team undergoing a transition. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is reorganizing the House Leadership team to include almost exclusively progressive members.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Palin vs. Biden - A Debate Preview Anyone is capable of being taken in by a snake oil salesman if they aren't paying attention and the expectations for her are so low that if she doesn't dribble on the microphone or start speaking in tongues, she could be seen as exceeding those expectations.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Iraq War – Six Year Anniversary of what Should have Prevented it As of March 7, 2003 the date that will always remain in my mind for the rest of my life, it was shown to be very unlikely that Iraq continued to have any WMD or programs to produce them.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 22, 2009
Unemployment – Yes I bet 7.5% or lower by August 22, 2010 Today, on the Fox News' show “Cashin' In”, I bet that in one year, unemployment will be at or below 7.5%. I backed up that bet with some serious, albeit humorous (for everyone but me, I assure you) potential consequences.
(38 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 26, 2009
Coulter Angers Her Base, Criticizes Conspiracy about Obama's Nationality I've been extremely hard on Coulter in the past (below you will see why), but in this case, I have to give credit where credit is due. Ann is right on here, and in confronting the lunatics she has actually shown some courage and integrity for a change.
(39 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Tea Parties are a Sham and a Fraud – Part 3 Don't be fooled. These protests are nothing more than exquisitely funded Republican political theatre.
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(76 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 22, 2008
Obama's Cabinet Picks and Flawed Criticism Thereof Someone who knows how to be a leader can make a big difference in how an organization and individuals in that organization perform. The leader sets the tone and expectations, inspires (or fails to inspire) and follows up to make sure their expectations are being met.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 25, 2008
Palins Pastor "Israelites (Jews) in control are reason for Financial crisis" Click View Article to see Palin's Pastor rant against Jews (Israelites) Control of banking being reason for Financial Crisis and Exorting Christians to take banking over, right before Palin comes up on stage with him.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Students Biggest Lesson from Obama Speech? Republicans Lie - A LOT! Students learned one important lesson from the speech and it is an unintended one as far as politicians on both side are concerned. The dissonance between what the Republicans claimed would be in the speech and the speech that was given will forever have these students questioning whether anything the Republican Party and its politicians and pundits say is true or yet another fantastic lie.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Bush Administration – Condoleezza Rice Where Hast Thou Been? Condi? It is actually Secretary Rice who in my opinion has been the worst member of the Bush Cabinet. To be sure, the worst single blunder, the Iraq war, is owned by Rumsfeld, but Condi Rice shows the remarkable ability to make terrible mistakes on multiple different issues month after month and year after year without a single major accomplishment to which to point and seemingly without negative consequences.
(59 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 4, 2009
The Real Bailout Needed is a Consumer Bailout - Part 2 This economy is going nowhere if we fail to address household debt.
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(70 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Obama's Economic Challenge Underestimated What is almost universal is the lack of understanding of how bad this economic downturn is likely to get and what impact that will have on Obama's first term and whether that first term is seen as a success or failure.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 16, 2006
Iraq - Why we REALLY went to war The debate over why we went to war in Iraq has raged ever since the current Bush administration began to publicly discuss removing Saddam Hussein from power in 2002, almost a year before the war began.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 5, 2008
Palin Debate Performance Deconstructed This is the kind of preparation and performance that you would expect given someone who doesnt know very much and isn't prepared to be Vice President.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 3, 2008
Election 2008 - Predictions and What to Expect Tuesday Night We have a race where Barack Obama is clearly ahead and increasing his lead in the last few days of national polling and where we have tightening polls in some battleground states. Making this more complicated this year is that some 32 states allow early voting including some of the states whose polls are tightening.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Palin Delivers Tired, Nasty, Telepromptered 40 Year Old Conservative Rhetoric at RNC Palin delivered the lines against Obama like a comedian that specializes in nasty sarcasm, like a kind of right-wing female version of David Spade. "Obama's Pre-school, look into it". In fact, I wondered if Palin was trying to convince people she would be a good Vice President, or auditioning for the open position at Saturday Night Live.
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(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 19, 2009
Mandela Day – Star Studded Gala Concert Celebrates Mandela's 91st Birthday What was being celebrated and how that inspired the lineup of megastars to give career best performances made the night a once in a lifetime event.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 14, 2008
McCain & Palin Receiving Scrutiny for Torrent of Lies How do you know when McCain or Palin are lying? Their lips are moving.
(23 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 22, 2008
Limbaughs Ridiculous Recession Statement Begs for Fairness Doctrine If you want to assess blame for the polarization of America and the warped views of the conservative electorate, Rush Limbaugh is one of the people that deserves a large portion of the blame.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 27, 2009
Republican Party and its upcoming Civil War 76% of the Republican Party believes that the party is too focused on moral issues
(36 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 9, 2009
Palin Whines in Interview about Unfair Treatment During Campaign Palin churlishly attacks the blogosphere, Katie Couric, Caroline Kennedy, John McCain and McCain campaign decisions, Tina Fey, etc. Palin also makes the bizarre claim that it was her social class that caused her to be attacked and that is why Caroline Kennedy will not be attacked.
Rosie the Riveter. An early Progressive, From ImagesAttr
(19 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 19, 2010
Progressives Fail because Progressivism is not Understood Gallup's study shows that 54% of Americans do not know whether the term "Progressive" describes their own views. If they cannot determine that, it means to me that they do not know what Progressivism is.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tony Snow - Cover-ups for Press Secretary Begin Before he Officially Starts When the White House press corps first starts asking questions of new White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, the first question should be, "Sir, exactly what are you trying to hide?".
Bye Rush - From NYC, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Rush Limbaugh Moves Out of New York City in Protest! "quot; I'm throwing a Party Rush's final act of separating from NYC came in the form of selling his ten room, four terrace condo on Fifth avenue for $11.5 million as reported in the Wall Street Journal. The condo overlooks central park on East 86th street.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 22, 2007
No Snitching Creed a Poisonous Ethos for the Black Community No snitching isn't noble or brave, it is a way for a community to commit a slow and painful suicide
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(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Sotomayor Nomination - GOP says Latino Values not right for Supreme Court While most of us hoped it would not be so, it took less than 24 hours for Republicans to start attacking the race of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
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(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 9, 2010
June 8 Primary: Tea Party has Minimal Impact and More The June 8 primary provided an interesting glimpse into what November might be like.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Palin and Book Banning – Vice President oder Vice Fuhrer ? "Where one burns books, one will soon burn people." - Heinrich Heine
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 14, 2008
Tim Russert - A Good Man but Biased Journalist When I think of the life of Tim Russert I will think of a man who could have done so much good with the power that was given to him and instead used it to help those who had some of the worst motives and intentions on the American political scene.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 16, 2007
Murdoch and News Corp. accused of Sleazy & possibly Illegal efforts to protect & promote Giuliani Murdoch is an interesting person. My research on him reveals a man who is enigmatic and ruthless but generous in terms of money and effort to his friends.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 7, 2010
Conservative Boycott of "Too Liberal" CPAC is ON! This year, CPAC has accepted the sponsorship of a conservative gay rights group, GOProud. According to an article on Free Republic, "GOProud advocates same-sex "marriage," a repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy, and "expanding access to domestic partner benefits" for "homosexuals' "
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 20, 2010
Gallup's Job Market Index hits positive Double Digits for First time in Over Two Years Gallup's Job Market Index is showing significant positive movement in the jobs situation
Latino's Marching Against Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Law - by Diario Presencia, From ImagesAttr
(28 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Election 2010 - After Coming after Women's rights GOP to Attack Latinos Next if Elected The past two years has seen an unprecedented attack by Republicans on Latinos. This will only escalate if Republicans win one or more houses of congress
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, May 15, 2006
Karl Rove Indictment an elaborate Hoax? Did Jason Leopold get Rolled? If his story on the Rove indictment is incorrect, and I want to stress that we do not know either way right now, I have a theory as to what might have happened.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 5, 2008
McCain - Coming are his Desperate Attacks Most normal people in John McCain's position would fight harder to try to convince the people of this country that his positions on the issue were better and that he was the better candidate. I call this the "Try to get people to like me more" strategy. Republicans don't think that way. They employ the "Try to get people to like the other guy less" strategy.
Typical Midterm election effect on House of Representatives, From ImagesAttr
(18 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tea Party Republicans: Time to Put Up or Shut Up Republicans are no longer outside agitators, they are part of the government and responsible for coming up with solutions.
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(22 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 18, 2010
Coakley Headed to Defeat in Massachusetts Unless Democratic Base Turns Out This race will be won or lost on turnout, specifically that of Democrats. If Massachusetts Democrats come out and vote on Tuesday, January 19, Brown and the Republicans don't have a chance. Most experts are banking on the idea that this will not happen.
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(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 23, 2008
Enough with Sarah "Chauncey Gardiner" Palin When we Democrats say that, the rest of you had better listen. We tried to warn everyone about George W. Bush's lack of cognitive abilities and look how he is about to leave the country.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 19, 2010
Republicans Finally Caught up in Their Own Hypocrisy Republicans elected officials have completely shed their principles and become purely political animals who stand for only one thing and that is hurting Barack Obama's Presidency.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 2, 2008
It's not a Recession or even a Depression that is coming, it is a Stagflationary Abyssal A recess is a small indentation while a depression is a larger hole, so I think this new worse economic crisis should by called an Abyssal, and since it comes with inflation, it will be a Stagflationary Abyssal.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Republicans Massachusetts Victory Is a Potential Gift to Democrats As embarrassing as it is to lose Ted Kennedy's Senate seat in Massachusetts of all places, it is better to lose one senate seat now rather than 12 Senate seats in November.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Teabagging 2.0 April 15, 2010 --" Lying, Ignorant Puppets who are STILL a Sham and a Fraud A year ago, the same group of people that had cheered on George W. Bush's massive government spending and soaring deficits for eight years changed their mind overnight and decided that government spending and deficits were bad, at least they were bad now that they were being done by a black Democrat.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 18, 2008
Stagflation Returning to the US Economy after 30 years It is important to recognize whether a recession is a typical one and when it is stagflation. The remedies for each are completely different and utilizing the wrong remedy will have disastrous consequences.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Economic Crisis - McCain says everything is Great & Reviewing my Predictions The financial industry cannot police itself, and yet McCain, Bush, and the rest of the Republican Party continue to operate as if it can.
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(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 17, 2009
Obama and Notre Dame - Catholics and Others Misled by GOP on Abortion I think your beliefs deserve better than this and I don't think you really want them to be used in this manner.
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SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Book Review - The Conscience of a Libertarian by Wayne Allyn Root If you are not familiar with the Libertarian belief system, you should run, not walk to your local bookstore and buy the book. It is a great introduction to Libertarianism.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, October 1, 2008
McCain Melts Down in Des Moines Newspaper Interview - video McCain Loses His Temper in this video
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 23, 2006
Charlie Rangel - His Efforts to Bring Back the Draft Deserve Support Rangel's efforts to shake up the status quo regarding people who happily send 'The other family's children' to war is working
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 2, 2008
Chambliss - Georgians Can Rid Themselves and the Senate of this Anti-Veteran Outrage If a non-veteran is going to attack the patriotism of a veteran, particularly a combat-wounded veteran, they better have audio tapes and video of the veteran committing treason, not the trumped up nonsense spouted by Chambliss and his campaign in 2002
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 23, 2008
McCain Intentionally Cost Boeing the Air Force Tanker Deal and sealed it for Europe's Airbus I don't know what has to happen to fix this, but the contract needs to be awarded to Boeing and a complete investigation initiated into how this all happened.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 22, 2010
Rand Paul -" Embattled GOP Senate Nominee Cancels Meet the Press Appearance For a politician to beg out of attending means things are so bad for them that their handlers believe that they do not have the ability to handle the tough questions that might be asked on the show and thus this incredible opportunity to introduce yourself to millions of voters and potential contributors on TVs most respected political show has to be squandered.
(44 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 11, 2007
9/11 Was there a conspiracy and if so what did the conspiracy entail? With the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks upon us, while we remember the deaths of so many good Americans, it is time to take a look at an issue much of the media seems afraid to tackle.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 23, 2008
Desperate McCain Campaign to Accuse Obama of being Jack the Ripper and a Martian According to McCain campaign Operations Chief Steve Schmidt, McCain and Palin are getting ready to unveil a narrative that accuses Obama of being a time traveling Martian that made stops in 1880's London to commit crimes as 'Jack the Ripper'
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, November 2, 2008
John McCain is Untrustworthy on Taxes, Economy and Environment says Mitt Romney McCain openly admits that he doesn't know enough about the economy and Romney makes clear he is a flip-flopper who made many of the same statements for which McCain now criticizes Obama
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 29, 2006
Election 2006 – Bush Stumps for Republicans, Touts Failed Policies A vote for a Republican in any race in 2006 is a vote for continued policies of failure no matter what plane, ship, tank is in the background or any other clever photo op the President and his handlers engineer.
(11 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 7, 2008
McCain vs. Obama - Debate Preview People are hurting, those who participate in the financial markets are terrified, and John McCain wants to talk about something that has already been discussed and has absolutely no bearing on what is going on in this country.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Economic Woes a Result of the Iraq War and Bush Tax Cuts You can talk about the housing bubble and sub-prime mortgages and the lending crisis, but without the loss of $1.7 trillion dollars in revenue and without the expenditures of $600 Billion on the Iraq war, I feel confident in saying we could have dealt with those issues.
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Palin Resignation - She Got "Fed Up" Many of us speculated as to the reason for the resignation but having seen now the reports after a few days, it is Stuart Varney who I think nailed the reason for the resignation. Stuart's first read was that Palin got "Fed Up".
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Bush Impeachment – Libby Commutation Makes it Imperative A President cannot be allowed to take such a brazen act to impede an investigation in which he is one of the potential suspects. Congress should ALWAYS respond to acts like these with impeachment hearings otherwise Presidents will feel like they can live above the law and take action to prevent any consequences.
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Joe Lieberman plays the Scorned Ex so well Are there any lengths to which Joe Lieberman will not go in order to punish the Democratic Party for denying him the nomination for senate three years ago?
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Healthcare Reform Foes Claim US Citizens To Be Made Into Vampires In the latest round of sensationalist claims coming from Healthcare reform opponents, the claim is being made that, to save money and make Healthcare reform budget neutral, the latest Democratic plan mandates that US citizens are to be made into vampires.
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Iran – Election Highlights How its Once Popular Dictatorship Has Become Tyranny Once, however, it becomes clear that a dictatorial regime no longer has the consent of the governed, it becomes something monstrous, the essence of tyranny. That is what we have now in Iran.
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Economy Recovering – Republicans to Play Napoleon in this Waterloo If the recovery begins now, by this time next year, it will be the defining story of the 2010 election cycle.
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My Debate with Fox News' Neil Cavuto Regarding Healthcare Forum Protesters Me debating Neil Cavuto on Fox News' Your World Regarding Pelosi and Hoyer "UnAmerican" comments on Healthcare townhall protesters. Speaker Pelosi and Congressman Steny Hoyer called the tactics of those people disrupting Town Hall Meetings "UnAmerican".
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Discrimination – Which group experiences the worst discrimination in the US? Non Custodial Parents Non custodial parents are the approved 21st century whipping boys (and girls). Non Custodial Parents are the only group where there is next to zero support from those not in our situation. There are plenty of men who fight for women's rights, plenty of non-blacks and straights who fight for African American and Gay rights. Who stands with Non Custodial Parents?
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Iraq, Pre-emption and Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game An important idea of the book is the idea of an ultra-violent preemption. Not surprisingly, the author, Orson Scott Card, is a Bush supporter and a fan of what we did in Iraq.
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Schwarzenegger vs. Jindal - Political Games vs. Constituents California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger quipped, "You just tell them that anyone that doesn't want to take the money: I'm ready to take their money and rebuild California."
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Why Health Care Reform Failed Democrats have 10-14 days to get mobilized and start working or this is over.
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Palin Responds to the $150000 Clothes Controversy The McCain campaign spent $150,000 on clothes to dress up Sarah Palin for her role as his Vice Presidential running mate. Here is her take on the controversy.
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Minot Nuclear Weapons Incident – Unit Involved Given Excellent Inspection Rating 16 months Prior The inspection was covered in the Minot Air Force Base's own official publication and can be seen online
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Palin is like a Dan Quayle light with Ethics Issues Palin is like a Dan Quayle light with Ethics Issues
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Video of Steve Leser's debate with Stuart Varney on Fox News' Your World Regarding Cap & Trade and Climate gate We discuss the hacked emails of climate gate as well as the costs and proposals of Cap & Trade and Copenhagen
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Personal Democracy Forum 2009 One of the things that the Personal Democracy forum or PDF explores is the impact of technology on politics and sessions help attendees better understand the relationship and how to leverage technology in politics and civic action.
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The Meaning of Election 2009 and Grading Obama's First Ten Months A minor Democratic election victory and the record shows significant progress for Obama
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Hillary presses Obama on former Pastor, Communist Barber and Closet Nazi Pool Boy Another unnamed Clinton staffer was quoted as saying "We have to know everything there is to know about Barack Obama.
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Middle East Conflict - Israel, Syria and Iran Headed for Non-Conventional War likely to Destroy all Three plus Lebanon It is difficult to understand what goes on in the minds of some leaders. The game of brinksmanship going on in the Middle East right now defies any semblance of logic.
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McCain Backing off from Hate Rallies - is it too late? McCain is now putting a stop to having hate in his rallies and late is better than never, but is it enough?
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American Utility Companies - Everything that is wrong with Corporatism How is it that the utility companies cannot handle a short period of spiked energy usage due to a heat wave?
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Holder Attorney General Non-Prosecution Assurance Controversy Part 2 What we do know is that several Republican senators tried to get Holder to make as broad an assurance as possible that he would not prosecute certain offenses and that Senator Bond was probably one of those Senators.
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Iraq War – Bush Surge Policy and Why the Administration Cannot Admit Defeat and Failure On any conservative website or Blog when the topic of Vietnam comes up, a litany of posts follow with the theme, 'If only those traitorous Democrats and the Liberal media would have let the military "do what they needed to do" we would have won'.
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Progressivism the Journey – How I approach Progressivism Progressives have to find a way to come together to sell Progressivism. Complaining about the Democratic Party, arguing about who is and who isn't a Progressive or who is and isn't "Progressive Enough" and other negative pursuits are not going to get the job done.
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McCain Debate Cancellation Is Attempt to Stop VP Debate McCain may very well lose the election anyway, but if Biden takes apart Palin in the Vice Presidential debate as is almost certain to happen, McCain will lose by a landslide. No one would have any confidence in McCain's judgment after the Vice Presidential debate.
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Mohamed ElBaradei's role in Obama winning Nobel Peace Prize I believe the IAEA's Mohamed ElBaradei played a prominent role in making this award happen and in many ways, it makes sense.
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What I want to hear from President Obama about Afghanistan Would a pullout result in another terrorist attack? Would a pullout be the right thing? What is the current situation on the ground? If escalation is the right thing, is 30,000 troops enough?
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Mandela Day – Bloomberg to attend volunteer event in NYC Honoring Mandela Mayor Michael Bloomberg will attend an event today in Union Square Park at 10:30am as part of a week long series of events to honor the 91st Birthday of Nelson Mandela.
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Steve Leser on The Perez Notes radio show Roberto and I discussed election 2000, Health Care Reform, Fox News, Democratic Party politics in general and a host of other topics during the 45 minute show.
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Obama Endorsement – I, a former Edwards supporter, endorse Barack Obama for President I strongly endorse Barack Obama for President and urge all of my fellow Democrats to support him.
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Gustav – A Divine Plague against the Self Proclaimed God Party ? Assuming the existence of God, you would think that if this emphasis by the GOP on the ecclesiastical were genuine and appreciated, you would see the effect in terms of all kinds of divine preferential treatment.
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Health Care Reform Passes - Democrats Get Their Act Together In a historic Sunday night vote, 219 House Democrats voted to pass the Senate's version of Health Care Reform sending the bill to President Obama who will sign the Health Care Reform bill sometime on Monday.
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Does the United States Enjoy Privileged Status? There is a tendency to regard America as the most righteous country in the world and because of that, they believe that America is allowed to do things that other countries are not allowed to do.
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Hitchens - Scheduled to speak at Atheist Convention , Generates Controversy Are Hitchens or his views good examples for other Atheists to follow? Should he be given a platform all to himself at an important Atheist convention?
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Stagflationary Abyssal Part II - More Evidence and Suggestions for What to Do More evidence that the economy is heading into a tailspin, several suggestions for how individuals and famlies as well as businesses and the Government and Banking and Lending industry should react to the current crisis.
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Hillary Endorser NC Gov Easley uses anti-Gay slur in Endorsement Speech Slurs against any minority group do not belong in mainstream American politics or anywhere near the campaigns of potential Presidential nominees.
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Video of my Appearance today on Fox News vs Stuart Varney and Mike Slater Topic was regarding the stimulus package, specifically, the outrage among some Republicans regarding the signs being posted near stimulus infrastructure projects explaining that the projects are being funded by the Stimulus.
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Election 2006 Continued Wrap up – The Coming Economic Swoon and Did Republicans Throw the Election? Are the Republicans ruthless and calculating enough to do all of this? If so, DID they do it? I'll let my readers and time be the judge. One thing is certain, among all the other plans the incoming congress is making, contingency plans for a major depression should be one of them.
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McCain - Which John McCain will we see at Tomorrow's Debate? I'm sure McCain has some sort of surprise or new gimmick to try to foist on the American people for the debate.
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Iraq and Afghanistan War Surge Hokey Pokey WH attempts to Obscure the War Failures The GOP has been spending most of the last few months trying to convince everyone that our Iraq policy is a success because the surge has reduced violence levels in Iraq. Republicans know that this is a lie of omission designed to obfuscate the political failures in Iraq that mark the entire war there as a failure.
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Israel Election Aftermath: Hope Is Lost Whenever a modern state has turned to the far right, the result has almost always been catastrophe for that country and often for many of its neighbors.
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Rove Blasts Political Journalists - Here is My Response It is an interesting experience to be part of a group called out for its ethics by Karl Rove.
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McClelland Confirms Bush et al Conspired to Leak and Cover-up the Leak of Plame's Identity. Impeachment should Follow Both Bush and Cheney should be investigated, impeached and removed from office.
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Democratic Plan Election 2006 – A New Direction for America When the American People go to the polls this November 7th to elect a new congress, they will have a clear choice, a choice between the failed policies of the Bush administration and the current majority Republican congress, and a New Direction unveiled recently by the Democratic Party.
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Rove Indictment and Jason Leopold Brief Update
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Israelis - Please Do Not Elect Netanyahu or Likud Legislators I humbly beg the Israelis not to vote Netanyahu or Likud in the February 10 (Shvat 17) elections. Kadima's Tzipi Livni and Labor's Ehud Barak and other candidates from their parties are better choices.
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Tea Parties - Video of my Appearance on Fox News' Neil Cavuto show Tea Parties - Video of my Appearance on Fox News' Neil Cavuto show
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Jilted Joe Lieberman is the new Zell Miller Why do I get the feeling that when he was a kid, Lieberman was the kind of person that would take his ball and go home when the rest of the kids didn't want to play the same game he wanted to play?
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North Korea and Iranian Nukes, Sanford and Schwarzenegger Failures The North Korean threat dematerializes, Iran is unfairly compared and two Republican Governors.
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Republicans turning USA into Capitalist equivalent of 80's East Germany or Werde der USA der neue DDR sein? Current Republican Party policy and belief is that warrant-less wiretapping is necessary to combat terrorism and other illegal activities. It is a short and slippery slope from there
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Afghanistan's Women Should be Granted Asylum in the West - All of Them that Want it The men of Afghanistan and any other country that treat women this way don't deserve to have any women around.
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Pianist Alan Gampel, the Newmarks and a Night to Remember If you get the chance to hear or book one of Gampel's performances or 'informances', take it! His contact information is on his website, http://www.gampel.com/ .
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Democratic Presidential Candidates – Help me Make up my Mind! If I could speak directly to the candidates and give them a hint as to what it would take to bring me into their camp, here is what I would say to a few of them
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Offerman Bat Attack Reaction Misses Important Perspective The act that should be garnering the universal condemnation is the beaning that ignited this whole episode.
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Virginia Tech Massacre and our Sick Society full of Lost Souls When we have an eruption of violence by one person or a small group of people like Cho Seung-Hui or Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold I think I have the opposite reaction to that of most people. I am surprised that things like this do not happen more often.
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My Tim Russert Article Generates Controversy I don't believe people like me should be censored or pressured to self censor at any time when they are discussing what they/we believe is the truth about powerful figures.
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McCain Jokes about Killing Iranians ... AGAIN I will never understand this fascination some Republican politicians have with joking about killing people. It must be something that appeals to the Republican electorate because both of the past two Republican Presidential nominees have done this.
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The death of the hated Dron A personal life lesson in the futility and waste of hate.
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Democratic Party Strategy Regarding the Iraq War and other issues Smacks of Fear and Cynicism and should be Abandoned Democrats are biding their time and attempting to run out the clock and betting on the election of a Democratic President in 2008 after which, bully pulpit in hand, they will begin their attempts to govern in earnest.
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Ann Coulter - Trying to Beat an Election Fraud Rap The Peevish Eva Braun of the Far Right is now Hoping for Amnesty from a Liberal, Bleeding Heart Judge
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Hillary Clinton - Desperate Final Attempts to Smear Barack Obama and Stave off Defeat When you see likely defeat coming around the corner in politics, you can go one of three ways, you can give up, which I don't recommend, you can fight harder using the best of what you have, or you can fight harder using the worst you have to offer.
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Venezuela's Chavez & Spain's Juan Carlos and ¿Por qué no te callas? (Why don't you shut up?) What the cultural phenomenon of "¿Por qué no te callas?" glosses over are some real issues that were attempting to be addressed at the 17th Ibero-American summit in Chile
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Why only Obama can beat McCain When the Superdelegates decide whom they are going to support, if electability factors into their decision at all, they should consider the constituencies and who can unite those constituencies and the party.
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1/21/09 – Hillary Clinton Refuses to Concede Nomination to President Obama Barack Obama won the Presidency and was inaugurated yesterday. With all that, one would think all was well with the Democratic Party, but the rumblings of disharmony are not hard to find.
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James Baker Hammers Senator John McCain on Appeasement "Talking to an enemy is not, in my view, appeasement."
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Iraq War - Pardon the Troops Accused of Crimes It is our fault that this happened to them. When I say 'our' I mean everyone who is a citizen of the United States. It is in our name that they are there fighting. I know that certain segments of our nation deserve more of a share of the blame, namely those who were in favor of this war from the beginning, but it does not mean that the rest of us do not still share some of it.
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Recap of 2010 look forward to 2011 on Russia Today's Crosstalk (Appearance by Steve Leser) In this edition of Peter Lavelle's Crosstalk he asks his guests about the highs and lows of 2010. Guests are Steve Leser of OpEdNews.com , Jim Walsh of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Charles Beckett of the London School of Economics
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BREAKING: Campaign Watchdog Files Complaint Against McCain Campaign Re: Palin Clothes The watchdog group CREW or Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in washington filed a Federal Election Commission complaint in Washington DC a few hours ago regarding the massive RNC expenditure for Sarah Palin's clothes.
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John Edwards , Hillary Clinton , Fred Thompson and the state of the 2008 Presidential Election Thompson's not going to make it, Hillary needs to reach out to progressives, and Edwards is my guy.
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2004 Presidential Election Ohio - Kerry Votes Switched to Bush says James Q Jacobs Jacobs, a self described anthropologist and archeologist, analyzed the ballots in predominantly Democratic Cuyahoga county and suggests that the ballots were purposely designed so that errors that voters might make by voting in the wrong precinct resulted in extra votes for Bush
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Yankees Robbed of Win in Game 2 of ALDS by Bugs and Inept Umpiring Bugs should not decide the result of a baseball playoff game.
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Hillary Clinton Challenges Barack Obama to a Duel "Barack, if you have the guts, meet me at the Mall in DC on May 1 at high noon, and bring your favorite pistol. - Hillary"
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McCain Lies about Negotiating with Iran and North Korea on Nukes John McCain was against negotiating with other countries to reduce or eliminate their nuclear programs before he was for it.
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Rice and Foley and the Republican Party in Power. Incompetence, Pedophilia, Hypocrisy and Hubris. To sum up, adultery, pedophilia and other perverted acts and cover-ups of same are OK as far as Republicans are concerned, provided a Republican is doing the deed. And Secretary Condoleeza Rice has turned out to be one of the worst cabinet members of a Presidential administration in the history of this country.
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Steve Leser debates Eric Bolling re: Cap & Trade on Fox News' Your World Steve Leser debates Eric Bolling re: Cap & Trade on Fox News' Your World. Topics include Climate Gate, Copenhagen, the EPA's ruling on Carbon and other climate change and global warming topics and impacts.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 22, 2010
Who is defining the President? Everyone but Barack and the Administration This is more basic than disagreeing with policies and agenda choices. You have to define and defend who you are and your choices.
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Republican Corruption Fallout Continues – The New Hampshire Election Phone Jamming Scandal New Hampshire voters saw just how much Republicans respect those values they are always talking about and they did not like what they saw. Voters nationwide need to understand that when Democrats talk about issues with elections and how the GOP seem to play fast and loose (I am being generous) with election laws, there is something behind what we are talking about.
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Conservative Right Confused and Depressed by Clinton's Failing Candidacy The Republican obsession with the Clintons that spans 16 years going back to 1992 is something that has no parallel in the history of American politics.
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Clash of Civilized Ideas – How Can We Reconcile Religious Freedom and Individual Freedoms The stakes in this policy exercise are high. What is your suggestion? I'd like to hear it.
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Election 2006 – Desperate Republicans Set New Campaign Lows with Attacks In terms of campaign ads and attacks, in race after race, GOP members of the House and Senate are slinging mud as if they each had eight arms and hands with which to do it.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 29, 2007
Michael Moore – Why some people don't like him Those who hate or dislike Moore are those who fear change and attack the champions of change.
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Karl Rove Non-Indictment – Time for Jason Leopold and William Rivers Pitt to Pony up with Names and Specifics Truthout as well as Jason Leopold who reported that the indictment had in fact happened on Friday May 12 and his editor William Rivers Pitt now have a responsibility to take readers through the process that led them to report the incorrect information.
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Immigration Reform – Republicans Show Their Mastery of Disinformation and Lying As clearly proven by the harsh bills and amendments put out by Republicans like Frist, Sensenbrenner and others, Republicans want to make undocumented immigrants, mostly Latinos, into Felons and send them back where they came from. These are the indisputable facts.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Bush Administration admits Iran is probably not pursuing a Nuclear Weapons Program There is a striking similarity between the incorrect statements and assessments from the White House on both Iraqi and Iranian weapons programs.
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Appeasement - Republicans misuse the term so much it no longer means anything Now, merely suggesting that we hold diplomatic talks with North Korea brings charges of appeasement.
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McCain continues Failed Bush Logic on Taxes & Economy McCain is arguing for the same failed Republican policies that bankrupted the federal AND state governments, put a lot of money into the hands of the wealthy and hurt the middle class and this resulted in an overall much weaker economy.
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Hillary Clinton - The Debbie Downer of American Politics The ultimate joke about Hillary's tactics and many accusations against Obama is that now she is suggesting that they run on the same ticket together. If ANY of the harsh accusations she is making is true, why would she want to run on either the top or the bottom of the ticket with Obama?
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Obama Wins an unusual Wednesday night Debate Before the debate was halfway complete, the blogosphere was erupting in outrage at the lack of questions about substantive issues.
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Obama Leads on Iran and Iraq – Bush and McCain Follow However you define leadership, Barack Obama has an overabundance of it and has done something unprecedented with his ability
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 10, 2008
Someone break it to Momma, the country is going Obama ! If they get swept on Tuesday, barring some catastrophic event for Obama, Hillary is finished.
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New Mexico Democratic Caucus Recount Results in more Questions than Answers Someone is going to have to explain why the exit polls were altered and what mistakes were made in either the exit polls or the actual vote.
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Obama Executes Rope-A-Dope on Hillary Clinton, McCain, Huckabee and George W. Bush after attacks Obama has now stood up to nearly simultaneous major attacks from the four other most prominent politicians in the country
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Iraq War – When the Wrong Path Was Taken and What to Do Now I spend a lot of time listening to people talk about Iraq. There is so much incorrect information on both sides of the ideological aisle. No wonder we have made so many mistakes.
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Obama Coverage – When it's a Better Product, it's not Bias One of the things that are most surprising is that McCain and his campaign staff haven't been able to dream up anything to put out there that distinguishes him from President Bush
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Barack Obama is the new Comeback Kid History will record May 6, 2008 as the day when Senator Barack Obama sealed the Democratic nomination for President.
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US DOJ Should Review Arrest & Prosecution of OpEdNews.com Editor America is best served by a media that does not fear harassment and/or retribution from police or government officials for covering and reporting the news.
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Katherine “Cruella De-“ Harris pulling out of Florida Senate Race? Harris’ campaign took a turn for the worst when allegations were reported she took thousands in illegal contributions from a defense contractor who had also bribed a California congressman.
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Coulter vs. Elizabeth Edwards - Crass vs. Class It is hard to imagine a more stark contrast than Ann Coulter and Elizabeth Edwards
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 27, 2008
Obama on McCain and Iraq Proven Correct in Video A devastating blow by blow account of Obama's points regarding McCain and Iraq.
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Democratic Party - In Danger of Winning the Battle and Losing the War There are times when a party in power is so intoxicated with how well they are doing and their polling results that they vote themselves into a position that guarantees their downfall.
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 31, 2007
Obama – His Message of Hope Clashes with his Lies and Hypocrisy on 527 Groups A disturbing picture of Obama is starting to emerge in these last few weeks leading up to the Iowa caucuses.
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Swift Boating 2008 Ahoy! Thompson Campaign Turning the Ship on McCain in latest GOP Chickenhawk Disgrace Republicans claim they are for the troops and for veterans, but their actions in campaigns (among many other things) shows that it's a sentiment they will sell out at any time if it suits them.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 1, 2008
Joseph Andrew, Former DNC Chair Switches Support from Clinton to Obama "A vote to continue this process is a vote that assists John McCain" - Joe Andrew
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Bush and Spending – So Now President Bush Wants to Talk Fiscal Responsibility? This President has presided over the most irresponsible fiscal record in history. His administration, along with his cronies in the Republican congress, turned several years of surplus federal government budgets delivered by the previous administration into massive deficits.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 24, 2007
Edwards - surging in Iowa faces Holiday Attacks and Lies by Obama & Clinton With polls showing Edwards in a dead heat with Obama and Clinton in Iowa, and Edwards listed as the preferred second choice of supporters of other candidates (an important factor in the Iowa Caucuses) an argument could be made that Edwards is actually leading in Iowa at this point.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 5, 2008
New Hampshire Primary - Democrats agree with John Edwards on the Issues For what sort of change are you voting if you are not voting with a candidate with whom you agree on the issues?
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Election 2006 – Aftermath, Deconstructing the Results and Perspectives on the Democratic and Republican Parties and more If the people of this country are not demanding progressive policies, neither party will make it their business to deliver them. It is that simple.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 7, 2008
Democrats the DNC and the Florida and Michigan Debacle that threatens everything The DNC and Howard Dean MUST step in, show leadership and implement a fair compromise.
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Bush and Rove Wag the Gays - Yes they are Incompetent, but You should Support Them Because They Hate and Want to Discrim I recommend that everyone in America who is straight and is against discrimination of the type that led to the Holocaust join PFLAG - Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays on their website at http://www.pflag.org
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Senator Larry Craig - A Democrat who Feels Sorry for Him While I feel sorry for certain individuals in the Republican Party who have found themselves on the wrong end of this bigoted juggernaut, as a whole and as to their recent election and popularity losses, I have to feel like the GOP have been hoisted on their own petard.
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Boxer vs. Rice – A Textbook Example of GOP Expertise at Manipulating a Discussion Honest journalists, famous and otherwise, need to step up to the plate and help expose the Republican tactics for what they are, desperate, cynical and manipulative attempts to avoid accountability on Iraq.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Rice repeats the Follies of her Predecessor Colin Powell in Hostile Rhetoric In Condi’s speech, she did as much as possible to exaggerate the threat of Iranian nuclear weapons, particularly with regards to speed of development.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 4, 2006
Emperor Palpatine aka Darth Cheney Lectures Putin about Freedom We now have evidence of one of the big weaknesses of this administration, memory retention. Yes, I know, there exists a lot of other, perhaps more important shortcomings, but this one is a serious one too.
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Hillary Clinton Attacks Activists and Southern Whites & Alienates Progressives Hillary's problems are multiplying. It isnt just that she is behind by numbers that make it mathematically close to impossible to win, she is turning off large groups of voters and her negatives and unfavorable ratings are skyrocketing.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 16, 2006
Bush - A modern day Marie Antoinette and the best friend Bin Laden could have Like Bush, Marie Antoinette was not stupid. When Marie applied herself, decided to take something seriously and performed the requisite research and work, she was as bright and capable as anyone was. The problem is that like her 21st century counterpart, George W. Bush, she rarely did so.
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My Presentation on the New Health Care Reform Law to Harlem4 I was asked to speak to the Harlem4 organization and help them understand the new HealthCare Reform Law and what it will mean to them. I gave a 32 minute presentation that describes the law and I videotaped it and uploaded it to youtube. Due to limits on the size/duration of Youtube videos, I had to break it up into four parts.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 5, 2006
Bush Quotes as Deep Thoughts I was a huge fan of "Deep Thoughts" by Jack Handey on Saturday Night Live. So on my old blog over at "The Dumbya Chronicles", I had a thing where each week I posted a Bush quote that really "spoke" to me and I called them "Deep Quotes". Here are a few of the Gems:
(24 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 3, 2007
Democrats Missed it Badly on Iraq War Funding I think some congressional Democrats felt that they did enough after sending two bills to the President requiring firm (more or less firm anyway) deadlines for bringing home the troops ... The problem is, that was just not enough here.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Republican 2008 Presidential Nomination to come down to Rudy Giuliani vs. Fred Thompson The campaigns of McCain, Romney and the rest are dead men walking. I wonder if they or their campaigns know that yet?
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Ohio Election – Blackwell's Spokesperson has Changed from LoParo to Lee but the Lies Remain the Same What we have here by two separate spokespersons for Secretary Blackwell are similar cleverly crafted lies of omission.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 21, 2008
Hillary Clinton runs Bush like Osama Bin Laden Scare Ad Fear mongering, cynical appeals and regressivism to the Republicans, or at least I thought we did until Hillary came along.
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 14, 2008
Coulter Sheds any Remaining Vestiges of Humanity in her Latest Rant I realized as I continued to read her latest exercise in visceral hatred that this person has ceased being human. Ann's entire world is now about hate.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 30, 2006
Dixie Chicks and NBC – NBC now stands for Negative Bush material Censored Thomas Jefferson said it best when in 1987 he said: The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 29, 2006
Bush Impeachment First Follow up - People go Rushing for a Copy of Jefferson's Manual This action by the Illinois legislature and now that of California and Vermont caught a lot of people off guard. How can a state legislature do this? It seems so out of line to most people. But to Thomas Jefferson and the framers, it was right in line with their way of thinking about the power of a state legislature.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 25, 2007
Vick Dog fighting Suspension Raises More Questions I don't understand our culture that says that if someone commits a crime, they should automatically and permanently lose their ability to earn a living in their profession.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 30, 2006
Election 2006-2008 A Manual for Republican Party Secretaries of State and Supervisors of Elections There is no reason why the GOP cannot retain control of the Congress in 2006 and the Presidency in 2008 despite widespread dissatisfaction with our policies.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Iraq War – Report of 655,000 dead Iraqi's sounds Unbelievable, but it is Real and Credible 100 years from now, what people will remember about this era of American politics and policy is how our Iraq war killed well over half a million Iraqis.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 6, 2007
Iraq Surge a Well Documented Failure, Bush Attempts Clueless Spin Anyway Conditions in Iraq are worsening as time progresses.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 13, 2006
Dick Cheney – CIA Leak-Gate investigator Fitzgerald files two Briefs With Evidence Regarding Cheney’s Role Investigation is Rapidly Moving Up the Chain of Command
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What Hillary's Kennedy Assassination Misstatement Really Means Hillary Clinton and John McCain have fed the media a diet of scandal and innuendo and kept feeding it to the point where it has become a monster that will consume them both.
(16 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 16, 2008
It's Hillary Clinton's Fault if Democrats fail to win the White House and hold Congress It is time for her to regain her grip on reality, put her party and her country above herself and concede the race to Obama.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Election 2006 – A Democratic Grassroots GOTV or Get Out The Vote Effort I was wondering, what could every Democrat at the grassroots level do to combat the cash rich Republican Get Out The Vote Machine? Here is what I have come up with, the ultimate KISS or Keep It Simple Stupid method.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 16, 2007
Afghanistan NATO Surge Sought by US to Stem Taliban Tide We will lose Afghanistan to the Taliban if more troops are not committed
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Red Sox – Are they the real losers in their Sweep of the Yankees? This last sweep by the Red Sox might actually be better news for the Yankees than one would normally think and could actually foretell something grim for the Sox.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Bush and Iraq Executions – The President and his Hypocrisy have reached a new Low The question is who is Bush to say any of this? While Governor of Texas, Bush had over One Hundred and Fifty Five people put to death.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 29, 2006
Offshore Drilling – How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love Sludgy Water At a time when other countries are touting "eco-tourism" we are about to turn the beaches of Florida, California and the Carolinas into "Petro-tourism."
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 3, 2008
Iowa – Outspent Edwards a close 2nd in Iowa to Obama and beats Clinton I hope this prompts voters to take a second look at Edwards and that they examine the detailed policy proposals of all three Democratic candidates to separate the real hope from the hype
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 27, 2006
Giuliani – A More than Fatally Flawed Potential GOP 2008 Presidential Nominee Examining the current platform of the GOP alongside Giuliani’s more than demonstrated personal beliefs, it is hard to imagine reconciling the two.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 22, 2006
John McCain – Continuously and 'Critically' Wrong on Iraq Election 2008 will provide voters an opportunity to voice their opinions of their elected official's actions with regards to Iraq. Presidential candidates with a record of votes or statements on Iraq will face the glare of a harsh spotlight indeed.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 12, 2005
Why the Support for the Tookies and O.J.s in the Black Community? The issue is the continuing disconnect between white and black people when the matter at hand is the prosecution or punishment of a high profile black defendant. Blacks tend to root for the defendant and whites tend to root against them.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Democratic Presidential Candidates are Setting the Wrong Tone on Iran A regional or perhaps global catastrophe is in the works based on misinformation (or many would say DISinformation) regarding Iran's atomic energy program. It upsets me that some of my favorite Democrats are operating based on that misinformation. The Bush administration is asserting at every turn that Iran is attempting to develop nuclear weapons. They have no basis for that accusation.
(41 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Ahmadinejad and his Columbia University Visit – All Happened as it Should I think the whole series of events were in the best traditions of free speech, free exchange of ideas and higher education.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 24, 2007
It is time for President's Questions The point of Prime Minister's Questions is to provide a public forum where at least once a week, the most powerful person and party in government is directly challenged on his (or her) policies regarding the most important issues of the day. We need to adopt this kind of accountability here in the United States.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 1, 2006
Election 2004 and RFK Jr – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Questions Whether 2004 Ohio Prez Vote Stolen With over 208 citations of official data and other commentary, those on the right will find it cannot be dismissed offhand as partisan rhetoric.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, February 8, 2008
Democratic Catastrophe in Florida and Michigan – Follow-up and Better Solution We all need to get together on the one solution that will be fair and everyone can feel good about. We need a new Democratic caucus in Florida.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 17, 2008
McCain & GOP Continue Politics as Usual with False Appeasement Charges We need a new kind of politician and President, one that embraces honesty and change. If you are reading this and saying that the American people will never be able to get someone like that for their President, I have a simple answer, "Yes We Can".
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 29, 2007
Sicko – A Depressing, Funny, Earth shattering and Incredible perspective on our Health Care System Managed Care and the HMOs have killed people in this country, probably a lot of them, people who paid to have their services take care of them.
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Immigration Debate – My Daughter Teaches her Father about the Innocent Victims, the Children They are illegal and they committed a crime in coming here! They are illegal and they committed a crime in coming here! The mantra repeated over and over by Republicans on the immigration issue ignores a series of inconvenient facts. Let us take a look at them.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 14, 2006
John McCain – Remember When people thought he Wasn’t a Sellout? According to a recent Newsweek article, “McCain’s aids say…He has an 80-plus percent approval rating from the National Tax Limitation Committee. He enjoys similarly high marks from the Christian Coalition. His legislative record is pro-life and pro-gun, his aides say. "Has he ever not voted for a conservative jurist? There may be one or two cases," says McCain's chief of staff, Mark Salter. “
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Iran Supplying Weapons to Iraqi Insurgency? Cheney Abbott and Bush Costello say so! Sort of?!?!? Administration spokespeople whine that they do not understand why they are repeatedly asked whether the administration intends to attack Iran despite many assertions to the contrary. What is so hard to understand?
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Hillary Clinton thinks everything is A-OK with Bush Policies and their End Result Read between the lines of Hillary Clinton and her surrogates criticizing Barack Obama and his 'bitter' statement and that is one of the places her logic takes you. Hillary seems to be saying that Americans aren't bitter because they have no reason to be.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 8, 2006
Foley Scandal – What We Know Now and Who Should Resign and Why In the wake of Florida Congressman Mark Foley's resignation in disgrace for predatory acts toward teenage boys, there have been daily revelations concerning additional disgusting acts perpetrated by the former congressman. There have also been daily disclosures of the prior knowledge and culpability of growing numbers of Republican congressmen including members of the Republican congressional leadership.
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Stimulus 2.0? – Please no new Stimulus, the Effects Could Be Disastrous a massive increase in debt may have the unintended impact of torpedoing the AAA rating of US Bonds.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 4, 2008
My Super Tuesday Prediction for the Democrats Below shows a prediction where Obama wins 13 states and Hillary wins 9. But I think Obama will win at least two of the states where I indicated the potential for an Obama upset is high, making it 15 states for Obama and 7 for Hillary.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 17, 2007
Democratic Debate in Las Vegas on Nov 15th – Performance Evaluation of Edwards, Obama and Clinton Its crunch time. How did the top three perform and what should they do in the final debate in California on December 10th.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 5, 2007
Iraq War – The President has Failed & the New Democratic Congress cannot Acquiesce to Escalation What Democrats cannot do is agree to an escalation or surge or whatever other nom du jour the President attaches to sending additional troops to Iraq.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 17, 2006
Pinellas County Democratic Party Shows Need for New Model What I think the state and national party has to decide is whether the current model still makes sense. The current model consists of letting local counties completely run their local parties without the benefit of any substantial guidance by political professionals.
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, February 25, 2006
The Samarra Mosque Dome Bombing – The Tet Offensive of the Iraq War The parallels are unmistakable. Even William F. Buckley, the conservative and Bush administration protagonist that he is, could no longer deny the truth
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Election 2006 Aftermath – Media Attacks the Not Yet Seated Democratic Congress Let's see some fair and accurate reporting that gives the government our people have elected a chance to operate before the harsh and vitriolic comments ensue.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 18, 2005
When One Wades Past the Bush Administration's Spin; One Realizes they are Drowning in Failure If only governing was the same thing as putting out Public Relations spin, Bush's team would be excelling in their element instead of floundering like a fish out of water or out of touch like a man in a bubble, if you prefer.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 4, 2006
A New Deal for the Twenty First Century. A Democratic Party Manifesto Yes, the Republicans have failed miserably, but I want the people to know in no uncertain terms what we Democrats are offering. I could have listed more and I could have been more specific or more vague, but five had a nice ring to it.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 9, 2007
Coulter – Where are her defenders now? Why does anyone continue to carry her column? In my opinion, any periodical that continues to carry her column isn't worth the paper on which it is printed.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 28, 2006
Osama Bin Laden and his Latest Message: George W Bush and the US Missed a Tremendous Opportunity What did the administration do? They said that America does not negotiate with terrorists. Since when? Republicans set the bar for negotiating with terrorists and criminal states when they made the Iran-Contra arms for hostages embarrassment.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 15, 2006
Coulter article – My editorial on Ann Coulter Thoroughly Confused Right Wing Journalists, Pundits and Their Readers Because these folks clearly slept through High School English as well as any discussions of ancient Greece, Rome and study of any of the ancient Philosophers and Philosophical disciplines, their ability to understand various writing techniques is decidedly limited.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 9, 2006
North Korean Nuclear Test Marks another Failure of Bush, Republicans and PNAC/NeoCons It is getting difficult to keep up with the negative consequences of Republican control of the branches of our government.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Bush and the America he created I feel like some kid went back in a Delorean and made Biff President, it screwed everything up, and we are all just waiting for some mad scientist to get the kid 1.21 gigawatts to go back and fix everything.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, January 22, 2007
Iran Showdown – The barring of SOME of the UN Nuclear Inspectors is a Non Issue If I could give any advice to the public on what to believe about Iran and its weapons programs, it would be to trust only what you hear coming from the UN and UN agencies like the IAEA.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 14, 2006
Bush – The Dynamics of a Failed Presidency I do not like to write articles that just rehash what everyone else is talking about unless I have what I think is a new angle to present on it. In a way, it is getting boring to continue to list all the failures of the Bush administration. Everyone but the hardcore Republican base knows he is a complete failure on everything he and his administration have touched.
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Kucinich embraces deceit in his spin of the Hillary Clinton & John Edwards post debate discussion Kucinich has always been touted as the guy who is for all things good, honest and decent, the guy who believes what he says and who eschews rhetoric. That is now over as far as I am concerned.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Iran - Are they Inviting Attack, if so, Why? You could argue that countries have the right to pursue peaceful uses of nuclear power. However, combine that assertion with a country that recently has developed and tested MIRV missile technology, combine that with a country that has recently developed and tested missile technology that has a low radar visibility...
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Bush Censure Efforts – The Looney Right strikes Back with… a campaign to Censure Carter!?!? This baseless effort to censure Carter is a blatant knee-jerk reaction to the efforts to censure President Bush and should be condemned by all thinking people everywhere.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 24, 2006
Iraq, Afghanistan and now Iran – Prepare for the Clash of Civilizations Before the Iraq war lies regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction and non-existent Iraqi links to Al Qaeda, there was a definite suspicion in the minds of the world's Muslim population towards the US and its motives. That suspicion has now been replaced by complete disbelief and contempt. Why shouldn't they have those sorts of feelings? Most of Europe, Asia, Africa and at least half of the United States feel the same way
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 30, 2006
Bush – Trying the comedy Jedi mind trick again Is there any wonder why we think he is in some kind of bubble, self-insulated from the realities of the country? Is there any wonder why his approval rating is threatening to dip into the 20s? Could the transparent attempt to make us forget his many failures with humor be any more insulting?
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 13, 2006
Iran: We are exactly where I feared we would be. What are we to do and what course may things take now that Iran has decided to continue development of its nuclear program.
(13 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 30, 2007
Iran Does Itself No Favors Broadcasting Statements From Captives Iran should release the British troops and bring any grievances it might have regarding the incursions into its territory to the United Nations.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 13, 2006
George Allen, Republican Senator from Virginia - I'm Macaca, you're Macaca, he's Macaca, she's Macaca, wouldn't you like Is there anyone who believes that Senator George Allen didn't know exactly what he was saying when he pointed at a person of color and called him a slur designed for a person of color?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 5, 2007
Bush and Libby and Impeachment – Follow up on my July 4th Article Here is why I wrote such a long article on the Libby Commutation and advocated Impeachment.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, March 3, 2008
Hillary Clinton's Tactics in Ohio and Texas Show Why She is Karl Rove's Favorite Democrat Attempting to win campaigns by lies, mudslinging and appealing to the lowest common denominator is not what I am about. This is not what I thought the Democratic Party was about. Hillary should have pulled out of the race after the February 5th super Tuesday shellacking that she received
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 28, 2006
A Response Letter to Colleen Graffy, United States' deputy assistant secretary of state for public diplomacy If the perceptions of problems at Guantanamo are misconceptions, and the administration you work for really wants to clear up said alleged misconceptions, I have an idea that I think might work.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 3, 2008
McCain is more of McSame Its always a hard thing to watch someone deny who they are and what they believe. With the amount of television coverage that McCain will get as we head to the general election campaign, this is going to be continually painful
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Iraq and the Republican and PNAC Miscalculation and Lesson they never seem to learn My guess is that most of the two thirds of the American Public who now believe and understand the Iraq war was a mistake do not know the origins of the failed policy. It is important to understand where the policy comes from and which individuals pushed for it for half a decade before its being put into use because the people that gave us Iraq are not finished.
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New Cost of Iraq War - We cannot conventionally deal with Iran Another reason why we should not have started this unnecessary war
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Libby Guilty - Will the Leak-Gate Investigation Continue and go Farther up the Chain? Does anyone think the conspiracy ends with Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby?
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, January 7, 2006
The Freepers Doth Protest too much Methinks My last editorial... [about the hypocrisy of the right toward Iraq] struck a nerve with the folks over at Free Republic
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Lieberman – A Defense of the Connecticut Senator I like Senator Joseph Lieberman and I always have. I am not happy that he has become one of the favorite whipping boys of the progressive press and electorate. I am also unhappy that a campaign has been waged by progressive groups such as Progressive Democrats of America to find and support a candidate to run against him in the Democratic primary.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 14, 2007
Cheney: FISA Courts are Infiltrated by Islamic Terrorists Either the administration knows they are doing something immoral or illegal and thus wants to avoid the paper trail that going to a FISA court would generate, or they believe that the FISA Courts are infiltrated by Islamic Terrorists.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 27, 2006
Election 2006 – Electronic Voting Machines Are Already Failing The question is, why are we still having these problems six years after the election 2000 meltdown? I cannot help but feel seriously let down by legislators of virtually every state of the union.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 14, 2006
Bush Administration's Lack of a Middle East & Israeli - Palestinian Policy Proving Disastrous The Bush Administration's decrepit Middle East non-Policy should be listed in the dictionary as a definition for failure. We're spending 11 million dollars an hour for the never ending failure of a war in Iraq and what has it bought us, more people angry with us, more war, more bloodshed, less stability, less peace and less hope.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 11, 2007
Bush to US - Let me risk Your children to try to fix the un-fixable in Iraq Like a feudal monarch, Bush is deepening our risk and commitment to war despite the fact that over 70% of the country disagrees with his actions and policies. Bush does not care what any of us think or want and in a further illustration of this, he engaged the troops immediately before the congress had the opportunity to advise and consent (or dissent) to his actions.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, December 13, 2006
January 20, 2009 – It Still Seems so Far Away it is Hard to Keep Thinking About Tomorrow Our Democratic congress is going to do its best to get the country moving back in the right direction, but to finish the job we will need a Democratic President.
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McCain Campaign Rips off My Idea on President's Questions When people seem to come up with the same idea and then phrase their justification of the idea almost exactly the same way and then do not give any sort of nod as to where they got the idea, that is irksome.
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NSA Domestic Spying Program Also Developing Database of All Phone Calls Made in the US Already Scary, What Else is the NSA and other Government Intelligence Agencies Doing that We Still Do Not Know About?
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Election 2006 State Legislature Races – An important Reminder to Democrats and Progressives Remember – MAKE SURE you vote for your Democratic candidates for state legislature. You will thank me and yourself later.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 12, 2005
Bush Asserts Having New Medical Condition in NBC Nightly News Interview Does the President not feel only certain types of objects or feelings while in a bubble, or is it a complete lack of tactile and emotional feeling?
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 4, 2006
Democrats, Liberals and Progressives Need to Return to Protest 101 Classes One of the worst moments in my life was the day of the beginning of this latest Iraq war. Many of us had done as much as we thought was possible to stop it, knowing it was a criminal act and a policy born of lies and yet at the same time feeling powerless in the face of its seeming inevitability.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 9, 2006
Hayden for CIA – Rove’s Gambit The implications for this confirmation hearing go way beyond the CIA to the protection of our Constitutional rights and to election 2006.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, March 12, 2006
Progressive Democrats of America – Do you know them? Here is why you should PDA's stated mission is as follows, "Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) exists to carry the progressive agenda from the American grassroots to Congress to guide the development of progressive legislation, fight for its passage into law, and support the realization of progressive policies at the state and local levels."
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Bush and Rumsfeld in ‘Baghdad Mountain’ “Look Rummy, you know I love you. You know I would do anything for you.” Bush started crying again, “Don’t you know you have to do something to make things better over there?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Bush Administration Card Resignation and Shakeups - New Faces, same Hubris and Failed Policies The American People are not going to kiss this dirty, smelly pig no matter what color Lipstick this administration puts on it.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Hillary Clinton's Pyrrhic Pennsylvania victory Campaigns run on money. Staff has to be paid, venues rented, ads bought, transportation gassed and ticketed. Most candidates for their party's nomination don't drop out as a direct consequence of losing one too many contests, they drop out because after they start losing, their campaign contributions drop off and they run out of money.
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Iraq War – So Much About Which to Work and Worry, Why Spend Time & Effort to Execute Saddam Hussein? The execution of Saddam Hussein is sure to enrage the Sunni Baathists at a time where what is needed is a general easing of tensions all around. And what will the execution give the Iraqis?
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 10, 2006
Bush Poll - Supporter Wavering All cabinet officials have been pulled off their normal assignments and pressed into service to come up with a plan to keep Sher’s support firmly in the White House camp.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Cheney – CIA Leak-Gate focuses on the Vice President Today, the Associated Press reported that Cheney may be called in a witness in the case against his former Chief of Staff I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. It is hard to believe that is going to be the extent of the Vice President’s involvement in the Leak-Gate legal proceedings.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 9, 2006
Thanks to Bush and Congressional Republicans, US has no moral authority on Human Rights Thanks to this administration, the Chinas out there are now lecturing us on Human Rights, throwing back our words in our collective faces
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Middle East Conflict - Continuing the Debate from a Progressive Perspective To me, progressivism means peace and non-violence. To me, progressivism means not ignoring violence and crimes just because the group with whom you sympathize most performs it.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, May 7, 2006
Hayden - The Wrong Choice to Head CIA General Hayden tells us ... the NSA needs to be able to wiretap American citizens at the Presidents behest without such pesky requirements as going through any semblance of the legal system, secret or not. Any American who thinks the Constitution and Bill of Rights are more than just a cute idea should recoil at any such suggestion.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 29, 2006
More back and forth with Colleen Graffy at State I've proposed that the administration send me to GITMO to see for myself what is going on over there and have promised balanced and accurate coverage. Ball is in their court.

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