Archive for the 'politics' Category

and here. we. go . . .

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

The streets of new york are exuberant tonight. tears. joy. laughter. relief. hope.

get ready, folks. the Restoration has just begun. The long fight still lies ahead.

Congratulations, President-Elect Barack Obama.

Disappointment (FISA)

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. While unshaken in my support because he is doing a lot of things right, i have to lay down the obama gear and hold the donations for a few months after he decided to back the new FISA bill. I know there has to be some angle in this, but i don’t see it. The dude taught constitutional law, he’s got to know this FISA bill is poo-poo on a stick.

Anyway, at least a few brave souls have stood up and intend to block this puppy . . . wow, did i just call Reid a brave soul? oh man.

Maybe the angle is he does this to look “strong” on national defense to the general population and rest assured knowing his fellow dems are going to make sure this doesn’t pass. Hmm . . . after thinking about that, I really don’t like that angle. It’s out of character and a bit too shady for the politics of hope. Also, this looking strong business ends up making him look stupid.

regardless, i’m at a double loss since pelosi is actually represents my district. ooph. so both my candidate and my rep have screwed the american people. i need to go make some phone calls.

Substance

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Given the day after his “More Perfect Union” speech, this one kinda got lost.

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/2233432/7049351

so much for being all hat and no cattle.

Media Bias?

Friday, March 21st, 2008

I don’t know if you can call it bias when after a speech like this:

You see headlines like this:
“Obama: Constitution stained by ‘sin of slavery'” (CNN)
“Obama: Racial anger is real” (MSNBC)

oh, for the days of “diamonds or pearls?”

Coming Out

Saturday, September 15th, 2007

I’m coming out! I’m coming out for Barack Obama for President!

I actually got into quite a heated argument with the bro, sister-in-law, and carmen the other day about this very subject. They all lean towards a different candidate. A candidate who, to me, has exhibited nothing but the same, tired rhetoric of things past. A candidate who would polarize the american people. A candidate who the Republicans would love to see win the Democratic nomination because it would mean a much greater chance of the GOP winning the next election. Luckily, i found out that my brother doesn’t plan to change his party affiliation from I to D, so i don’t worry about him anymore.

So what do I like about Obama? First, go to http://debates.news.yahoo.com/ and listen to his view on education. Go ahead. I’ll wait . . .it gets good at around the 2:55 mark . . . . you back with me? Holy Shit, isn’t that awesome?!? I wasn’t alive when JFK gave his call to arms to beat the Russians to the moon, but I remember when I first heard it. I remember the chills I got. And for all the years since, I’ve been waiting to hear another President make a similar speech. A re-emphasis on science and engineering. Another cause to rally the the country in education. And this time, it’s not to beat the commies to space, but to save the f-ing planet! I would love to hear that speech in the new administration.

There are other things that i like about Obama which i’ll probably share at a later date, but i’ll end with just a little reminder that you have to be registered ‘D’ if you want to vote in the primaries.