Archive for the ‘Change’ Category

Gets Worse

07Nov08

The GOP loses another senate seat as Gordon Smith falls in Oregon. What happened? In the end, the Democrats succeeded primarily because of two factors. First was the willingness of a little-known rookie speaker of the Oregon House, Jeff Merkley, to ignore the advice of friends who thought he should stay in his job and […]


The hope for an end to financial struggle – mortgage payments, college tuitions, transportation – is a universal one. The belief that relieving some of that burden from those with the least is the job of government – not by improving one’s potentials but by gifting – is a driving force of liberalism. This is […]


No We Can’t

01Oct08

I don’t see why it matters much even if VP debate moderator Gwen Ifill’s book is a celebration of the wonder of Barack. She’s from PBS, so we weren’t expecting her to be other than highly supportive of the Democratic ticket. The McCain camp is claiming it didn’t know about Gwen Ifill’s book prior to […]


Faux Leadership

30Sep08

As has been the case throughout his career, Barack Obama has ducked the opportunity to lead on the biggest issue of the day. For example, Obama and his wife, Michelle, were among thousands attending the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation‘s annual awards dinner at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. He hailed the caucus, founded nearly […]


Are people voting for Barack because he represents Change? It hardly seems possible, since his time in the U.S. Senate has shown him to be one of the top representatives of the status quo. Consider this. Last year, the average United States Senator voted with his party 84% of the time. Obama, on the other […]


Remember during primary season, when Barack worked really hard to convince people he was the candidate who could bring change? Once he got the nomination, he changed all his positions, so pretending to be a new kinda politician seemed like a waste of all the money that Barbra Streisand, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg had […]


Who needs Barack to enunciate what politics will look like after he changes the way Washington does business? It appears Barack Obama’s teleprompter is hitting the campaign trail. Who needs Barack when we can all just read it for ourselves? The Democratic presidential nominee has never tried to hide the fact he delivers speeches off […]


Loose Change

14Sep08

One ticket talks about change, the other has a proven ability to deliver it. Once again, McCain/Palin proves itself to be the true change ticket, as it forces change on Barack Obama. As of this weekend, Barack no longer represents “Change We Can Believe In.” Barack Obama has suddenly changed his campaign slogan and signage […]


The job of the media in our society is an important one – it is expected to shine a light on government, forcing it to do the will of the people. Today, though, in the age of affluence, we are a people without a will. The newspapers go unread, the news departments have been merged […]


Lipstick

09Sep08

Barack had best leave the lipstick jokes to the women. He got in a bit of trouble yesterday venturing into unfamiliar territory. The point Barack Obama was making today is that John McCain is not about change. Rather he and running mate Sarah Palin are about more of the same – no matter how they […]


Hitting Back

07Sep08

Boy, this new McCain campaign sure is a pleasure. Such tenacity in not letting Barack get away with the standard lines. In his continued celebration of the old kinda politics, it was reported yesterday that Barack was going after Sarah Palin for misrepresenting herself on earmarks. Sarah’s not going to stand for it. Gov. Palin […]


Live by the fad, die by the fad. Preliminary numbers indicate more Americans tuned in to hear John McCain speak last night than did for Barack a week ago. Across all broadcast networks Thursday, Sen. McCain’s speech ended the night with a 4.8 rating/7 share, compared to Sen. Obama’s 4.3/7 average, according to overnight numbers […]


People have been wondering for some time, if elected President, how Barack Obama would go about uniting the country. Now we know. By criminalizing Republicans. “We will not be stopped from pursuing any criminal offense that’s occurred,” Biden said Monday at a Florida campaign stop. “If there has been a basis upon which you can […]


Political Science.


Have you ever seen the real Barack Obama in action? I don’t mean the candidate Barack Obama, who says he’s going to bring us a new Washington but can point to no actions that would indicated this is going to part of his future. I mean someone who has actually lived the ideal that Barack […]


Heavy Objects

28Aug08

What will Barack be doing tonight in his speech? Let’s figure that he’ll aggressively assert that he can handle being Commander in Chief, and he’ll probably offer some specifics about what Hope and Change are all about. According to a focus group conducted by pollster Frank Luntz, Obama’s problem is partially that the remaining undecided […]