Posts Tagged ‘politics’
* he’s toeing the line between aligning himself with and distancing himself from bush
* while palin belittled & demeaned obama during her speech, thus energizing the republican base & leaving behind the center, mccain seems to respect him, thus recentering his campaign to a degree.
* during the speech, do you think he’s aware there were protesters being led out?
* palin knows how much gas costs. does that mean mccain doesn’t?
* the republican party’s somehow running on a platform of change.
* mccain liked your favorite band before they were cool
* what’s wrong with losing a war?
* isn’t the purpose of the supreme court to keep the executive & legislative branches in check? doesn’t that ensure their right to ‘legislate from the bench’?
* mccain says government should offer more choices for americans, not tell them what to do.. ahem
* war’s bad
* mccain’ll work with dems & independents, possibly even including them in his cabinet?
* it’s awful that mccain was a pow. but what does it have to do with whether he’d make a good president? the only correlation i see is that it’ll temper the administration’s predilection for torture, as well as possibly prevent future war and close gitmo. but it seems obama would do the same thing. so once again, why do we continue to hear about what happened to him some 40 years ago?
* does “country first” sound communist to you?
* “i’m not running for president because i think i’m blessed with such personal greatness that history has annointed me to save our country in its hour of need” — john mccain, in sharp contrast to our current leader
i do like how both presidential candidates recommend those dissatisfied with politics, the country, etc, should get off their asses and do something about it themselves, rather than just bitch & moan.
obama might just be a rational, normal human. this doesn’t seem to be politics as usual… thoughts?
What I learned from Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at DNC 2008:
* 95% of families get tax cuts.
* within 10 years, we will not be using mid east oil.
* $150 billion invested over 10 years in renewable energy in usa
* teachers get higher salaries
* implement a meritocracy in teaching
* everyone can afford the same healthcare as congressmen
* pay for all of it by closing corporate loopholes, eliminating government waste, …
* fathers should love their children. government cant do that for you
* apparently the iraq war was a mistake
* this election’s all about me
* barack really like using the word ‘change’
* obama’s freakin inspiring
* he’s either MLK or JFK or Lincoln. we’re not sure which…
* he can speak like a preacher when he wants to.
Come on now, seriously??
p.s. who the hell let michael mcdonald in!?
Congratulations to Barack Obama, the 2008 presidential nominee of the democratic party.
I’ve just returned from a talk on Unity08, a new political party of sorts that aims to exist for a single presidential race. Their basic purpose is to have a national primary in 2008 [as opposed to individual state primaries] that will be available to all registered voters of any party affiliation. Then, that candidate will be placed on every state’s general presidential election ballot in 2008. The ticket will consist of a vice president and president from different parties.
Essentially, they’re trying to create a coalition government from within the White House itself. By having a president nominated by a wider body of people and having a vice president from a different party, the hope is to initiate compromise and unity and reject the continued polarization of the United States of America.
The best thing they have going for Unity08 is that you have nothing to lose by participating in their primary. It’s just another way to get someone you want to be president nominated & on the ticket. You can then choose to vote for whichever ticket you want.
What do you think? You think this whole crazy thing might work? They have people with experience in the political machine, a decent amount of money so far, and plans to raise enough money to make it work…