Bush’s Enemy #1: Dennis Kucinich

February 10, 2008 | Filed Under Elections | 8 Comments 

President Bush has committed a number of acts as president that could be listed as reasons for impeachment.  The Iraq War is the biggest issue that has plagued his administration and one that he’ll take to his grave. President Bush and Vice President Cheney have heard the chants, they are aware of the noise.   By now, you’d expect that the Democratic party would do something about the illegal war or the war crimes that have arisen under President Bush’s watch.  Now, instead of fighting the injustice, we’ve decide that it is OK to look the other way on justice because doing otherwise would allow the terrorists to win.

From Dissident Voice : “Is Dennis Kucinich being McKinney’d?

There is a report circulating the web that before the Nevada primary Kucinich was visited by representatives of Nancy Pelosi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the right wing Israeli lobby. They told him that if he would drop his campaigns to impeach Cheney and Bush, they would guarantee his re-election to the House of Representatives. Kucinich threw them out of his office.

Kucinich has aggressively challenged the Democratic Party leadership in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail on the issues of war, civil liberties, impeachment and big business control of government. He’s even refused to pledge to endorse the party’s presidential nominee.

Dennis Kucinich is an American hero in my book.  It’s not his politics or his agenda that has me fired up, it’s his will to fight and resist the power of men in charge who are up to no good.  Kucinich is brave for fighting this fight against corporatism and fascism that we’ve allowed to creep into our government.  The problem he’ll face moving forward is a big one.  Millions of dollars are going into the campaign of his opposition, he’s being outspent 5 to 1 and his voice seems to have no place in our government.  Instead of taking bribes and ‘deals’ to let the issue go, he’s stood up for principle and the American people and I hope that he is an inspiration to more government officials as this fight goes forward.

We can’t allow this country to be guided by the hands of evil, it already is in very bad shape.  If you have the time, visit his website and donate or do whatever you can so that he isn’t ousted from his position in Congress.

UPDATE:

Someone at Afterdowningstreet spoke directly with Congressman Dennis Kucinich over the rumor noted above.

“Before the Nevada primary, Dennis was visited by representatives of Nancy Pelosi and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee — AIPAC. They told Dennis that if he would drop his campaigns to impeach Cheney and Bush, they would guarantee his re-election to the House of Representatives. Kucinich threw them out of his office.”

According to Kucinich, “The incident did not happen.”

The commentary still stands, as this piece is about Dennis Kucinich’s threat to the President and the opposition that seeks to derail his reelection campaign.



Barack Obama’s Post-Sweep Victory Speech

February 10, 2008 | Filed Under Elections, News | Leave a Comment 

Senator Barack Obama gave a victory speech in Virgina after his clean sweep this weekend.   In addition to winning all three states, he picked up the Virgin Islands.   Hillary’s campaign is rumored to be in panic-mode.  We’ll see how they respond, but chances are that if either candidate sweeps Texas and Ohio, that could be the deciding factor for the Democratic nomination.

 

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Jon Stewart Analyzes Mitt Romney’s Stupidity

February 8, 2008 | Filed Under Elections | 2 Comments 

Mitt Romney loves America, Jon Stewart loves you. Here’s his argument of the ridiculous speech that Mitt Romney gave in stepping down from the Republican nomination race. In case you missed it, Mitt Romney pretty much implied Democrats would blow it by aiding “surrender” to terrorism. As Jon Stewart puts it, “so if Mitt Romney keeps running for president, the terrorists win….”

This just goes to show that all the money in the world won’t buy common sense. Mitt Romney, what a piece of work.



Lieberman stripped of super-delegate status

February 7, 2008 | Filed Under Elections, government, News | Leave a Comment 

 Lieberman has been driving Democrats crazy for some time now.  Many in the party view him as an outsider now, he is no democrat by most liberal standards.  The biggest blow to the party, courtesy of Joe Lieberman, is crossing over on the war issue and giving Republicans a “model” Democrat to point to whenever they deem it necessary.

Lieberman’s endorsement of Republican John McCain disqualifies him as a super-delegate to the Democratic National Convention under what is informally known as the Zell Miller rule, according to Democratic State Chairwoman Nancy DiNardo.  Miller, then a Democratic senator from Georgia, not only endorsed Republican George Bush four years ago, but he delivered a vitriolic attack on Democrat John Kerry at the Republican National Convention. The Democrats responded with a rule disqualifying any Democrat who crosses the aisle from being a super delegate. Lieberman will not be replaced, DiNardo said.

Capital Watch has the lowdown on the rule with a lot more detail, in case you’re interested.  “Lieberman no longer a super delegate.”



John McCain – “A Conservative You Can Trust”

February 3, 2008 | Filed Under Elections | 3 Comments 

Senator John McCain may have a badge of honor from his time in the military that will help Americans see him in a favorable light.  McCain’s ridiculous “surge” propaganda may slightly lean in his favor given that he’s run on the “surge” the way Rudy Giuliani ran on 9/11.  One thing John McCain doesn’t have, is a history of principled policy and decision making.  They call him “the maverick” and now he’s trying to run as the establishment GOP candidate.

John McCain – “Support the Troops” ™ — Exploiting America, Soldiers, and Political Games

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His latest commercial on television ends with this: “John McCain — a true conservative, ready to lead from day one…”  I guess if a politician is what you want, a politician is what you get with John McCain.  He’s got the fear tactics working and recently picked up Rudy Giuliani’s crown.

The GOP is toast.



John McCain: The Candidate Of Change

January 31, 2008 | Filed Under Activism, Elections, Humor, political | Leave a Comment 

Every candidate, including Senator John McCain, has tried to roll with the “change” buzz word.  If by “change” we mean turning gay, then John McCain might have the leg up on this one.  I guess Senator McCain’s best defense against that argument is that he loves Bush, go figure.

McCain loves Bush



Ron Paul has a new ad out!

January 29, 2008 | Filed Under Elections | Leave a Comment 

 Forgive me for being excited about Ron Paul, but I’m still riding a high I acquired from listening to him and his thoughts about politics over the last year.

Ron Paul’s latest television ad

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He’s a brilliant man and even if he doesn’t win the GOP nomination, he has helped invigorate a new generation of politicos.  Youth voters represent the future and  between Ron Paul, Dennis Kucinich and Barack Obama– young Americans have a lot to be excited about.

Update: New Message from Ron Paul

Message from Ron

When I started this campaign more than a year ago, I was a somewhat reluctant candidate. I knew our message of freedom, peace, and prosperity was the right one for our country, but frankly, I didn’t know how many people today would have ears to hear it.

Well, did I learn a lesson! Millions of Americans understand what ails our country, and what is needed to fix it. So, with you at my side, I am in this effort to win. Not only by building the ideas of liberty, but by getting the nomination. Our opponents would call that nuts — you know, the advocates of more inflation, more spending, more taxes, more war. But let me explain why they are, as usual, all wet.

For one thing, for the first time since 1952, we are headed towards a brokered convention. Instead of a coronation of one of the establishment candidates, the delegates, influenced by the people, will decide. And I am afraid that this will take place in a time of heightened economic crisis. That means even more Americans will be ready to hear our message. But it also means I am really going to need your help.

One would never know this from the mainstream media, but we’ve only had a few primaries and caucuses, and even after the extremely important date of February 5th, we will still have more than half to go. And the Republican nominee will not be decided by the popular vote among the “leading candidates” in a few states also handpicked by the media. The nominee will be decided by the delegates. So let me tell you a little about our “under-the-radar” strategy to get those delegates.

On “Super Tuesday,” February 5th, there will be 22 primaries and caucuses. I have a hunch that we’re going to do very well. But, of course, the media and the rest of the establishment refuse to recognize that. It’s the attitude of the small child who covers his eyes to make something scary go away. But we are not going away.

While the media focus on the couple of states they claim are important, we’re competing everywhere. And the reason that we’re able to do that is because of your grassroots support. You all are an asset that no other campaign has: donors, and activists who want no special deals from the government, just the Constitution.

We’re competing very strongly in all the caucus states, and in all other states where delegates are up for grabs. And we’re going to keep picking up delegates. Our strategy’s already working.

And we’re committed to winning states. I have little doubt that if we can double our efforts in this coming week, we’re going to grab many delegates from other candidates. Then we’ll start getting ready for the biggest moment of all – the convention in September.

The path to the convention is twisty, however. When we were in Iowa, we got 10% of the vote. But no delegates were awarded that night. That’s because voters didn’t directly choose national convention delegates; they selected the county and state delegates who will make that decision. And if another candidate like Mike Huckabee is no longer in the race at the time of the state convention in June, his delegates are free to support whomever they want. If we work extra hard, we can convert them into delegates for our campaign!

A similar thing happened in Nevada. We won 14% of the straw poll vote that the media reported on, but what they didn’t tell you was that we may have gotten up to a third of Nevada’s delegates to their county conventions! I always laughed when I heard some people say Nevada didn’t matter. Nevada chooses more delegates to the national convention than South Carolina.

So, while the media will focus on the results from Florida, and probably take down the campaign of my friend Rudy in the process, those results are less important to you and me. Let them fight in Florida while we bring our message to Americans in other areas, like the economically hard-hit state of Maine.

We want to win as many delegates to the Republican National Convention as possible, even if other campaigns don’t see some areas of the country as “important. But in this work, I need your help. Help me get many, many delegates to this historic convention, by these three methods.

1. Donate. Your generous contributions are essential if we’re going to keep going until September. We need, frankly $5 million by February 5 to run more TV and radio ads in the Super Tuesday states. Your help means everything: https://www.ronpaul2008.com/donate.

2. Canvass. You can help us identify those who support our message in your precinct. You can help us to convert others, too. After all, your neighbors pay attention to you. I am going to visit as much of the country as I can, but I need you as my partner in your area: https://voters.ronpaul2008.com.

3. ASK others to sign-up on our website. I meet so many people on the campaign trail who don’t even receive my letters! I’ve told my campaign to make communication with you, the engine of all this, much better. But if people don’t sign up for my e-mails, that won’t happen. If you could just get one extra person to sign-up, that would be great. More would be tremendous.

Help me by forwarding this e-mail to every other Ron Paul supporter you know, and urging them to join our efforts! https://www.ronpaul2008.com/join.

We’ve come so far, but now the fun is really starting! I have a feeling the mainstream media will move from ignoring us to attacking us. But that will be a sign of our success. Join me as we continue this great movement into year two, and to a hot convention in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. We can do it!

Sincerely,

Ron

 



Presidential Candidates – Cartoon Style

January 28, 2008 | Filed Under Elections, government, News | 1 Comment 

political humor comic of the candidates



Barack Obama’s Victory Speech – SC

January 26, 2008 | Filed Under Elections, News | Leave a Comment 

Barack Obama gave a brilliant victory speech in South Carolina today.  It was reminiscent of his speech in Iowa where he electrified the audience and gave pundits a reason to whisper about the demise of the Clinton era.

South Carolina, Barack Obama – Victory Speech

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The Whisper Heard ’round the World

January 25, 2008 | Filed Under Elections | Leave a Comment 

Someone whispered the answer to Mitt Romney as a question was being asked about Ronald Reagan — the guy he likens himself to. Some internet gossip suggests that it was Ron Paul blurting out the answer. Ron Paul is the only true Republican, so it wouldn’t surprise me that he knew the answer immediately. Why would he or anyone whisper the answer to Mitt Romney, though?

Was Mitt Romney Cheating During the Republican Debate?
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I heard the whisper during the debate myself and found it peculiar, I’m glad someone clipped it for all to see.



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