Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Why Hillary will lose

This would have been a GREAT move by Hillary:
She could have waged a grassroots, small-donor, Internet campaign of change based on being the first woman running for president with a serious chance of victory. The charisma could have been hers, the excitement hers and the novelty hers.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

What's wrong with this picture? (hint: brown)

Would it be torture if Iran used waterboarding on Americans?

Whoa - Lindsay Graham stepping up to the plate! 
He shouldn't have let it drop there, he should have provided the Geneva Convention definitions of torture and then asked if Hartmann felt waterboarding passed that and then re-applied the Iran question - but still good spine.

Bush Declares That Cheney Is ‘The Best Vice President In History’

This video is just stupefying, for several reasons...

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Colbert: Ron Paul is insane

This might be my favorite Colbert clip this year, though I'm guessing at least half the people who saw this probably thought Colbert was mocking Ron Paul.

CIA admits waterboarding inmates

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Bush Proposes Budget With $400B Deficit

If Iran Were America (And We Were Iran): A Timeline

Great read and alternate perspective.

Poll: Obama wipes out Clinton's lead

Barack Obama has crossed yet another social divide: Rural

So Obama's victory over Clinton in rural Nevada says something important about his ability as the apostle of national reconciliation. To win against Clinton in Elko County (black population: 0.8%), he had to convert not only white Democrats, but a large number of independents and people who had voted Republican until caucus day; a feat he pulled off with dazzling facility. Any Democrat nominee who can do that, deep in Republican country, is likely to gain the presidency; and Obama has proved that he can. Clinton, laden with the moral, cultural and political baggage of the 1990s, is likely to fare as badly in Elko County as Kerry did in 2004, when he collected just 20% of the vote

Democrats expect big Idaho caucus turnout

Check out this panoramic Obama attendance picture from yesterday - 14,000 people, in a location where a small percentage are African-American, showing up... good news for curing voter apathy at least. 
His opening ring-the-bell remarks: ""They told me there aren't any Democrats in Idaho!"

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Raw Politics: Superdelegates could be deciding factor

Who are they? Democratic members of Congress, governors, big-shot party members: Bill Clinton, for example. The theory was that the superdelegates could help steer the party toward solid, competitive candidates, and away from Monday morning regrets.
I wonder what the excuse will be when Hillary gets buried in the general election?
If the superdelegates decide this race, there will certainly be a lot of heated debates within the party, and perhaps a very cold November awaiting the nominee.

Newsweek: Republicans defect to Obama


Susan Eisenhower (Republican): Why I'm Backing Obama

It is in this great tradition of crossover voters that I support Barack Obama's candidacy for president. If the Democratic Party chooses Obama as its candidate, this lifelong Republican will work to get him elected and encourage him to seek strategic solutions to meet America's greatest challenges. To be successful, our president will need bipartisan help.

Hillary's Looming Electability Crisis

Nails it.

Yes We Can - Barack Obama music video


What Counts as an "Issue" In the Clinton-Obama Race?

This might be my article of the year nominee - and it was only January!

News shocker: Ron Paul was biggest GOP fundraiser last quarter

Cheney Pushes For Telecom Immunity: ‘We Haven’t Violated Anybody’s Civil Liberties’

"It's a program that's been very well managed. We haven't violated anybody's civil liberties."
They nail it right away in the comments - if that were the case, there wouldn't be a need for immunity, right?