Archive for February, 2008

McCain and Obama Begin the Iraq Debate

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Iraq

Looks like John McCain and Barack Obama are giving us a preview of the general election’s Iraq debate. In the Wisconsin Democratic debate, Obama said: “If Al Qaeda is forming a base in Iraq, then we will have to act in a way that secures the American homeland and our interests abroad.” John McCain later […]

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 18 Comments »

Howard Dean Smears Republicans With Racism

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Partisan Hacks

As most of you know, I supported Howard Dean in 2004. Since then he’s turned into a disappointing, tired political hack. And this latest attack on Republicans is just beyond the pale. From Georgetown Voice: The Chairman of the Democratic National Committee and former Governor of Vermont contrasted the two parties’ presidential candidates, saying that […]

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Clinton Could Win Texas but Lose the Delegate Count

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Democrats, Texas

They say everything is bigger down here in Texas. Everything is also more complicated. The byzantine rules for the state’s upcoming primary must have been developed after a wild night of margaritas and cervezas on 6th Street. When all is said and done, the winner of the popular vote could very easily come out with […]

February 28th, 2008 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Bloomberg Ain’t Running

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bloomberg

I wonder what Doug Bailey and Gerald Rashfoon are gonna do now? From MSNBC: NEW YORK – After two years of playing coy about his presidential ambitions, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared in a newspaper editorial Wednesday that he will not run for president as an independent and said he might support the candidate who “takes […]

February 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Can Chris Peden Beat Ron Paul?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Ron Paul, Texas

Wonkette has an exclusive interview with the man who Ron Paul refuses to debate… Here’s Peden on Paul the Congressman… His voting record is … it’s horrid — 351 pieces of legislation he sponsored, six came out of committee, and none have ever passed. And if you go back and look, he just regurgitates the […]

February 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Who Do You Dream About?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Comedy, Hillary, Ron Paul

Hillary? I went up to Hillary Clinton and said, Thank you for running, it means a lot to us. She rolled her eyes in this weird way so that I couldn’t tell if she was rolling her eyes because she was moved by what I said and was trying not to cry, or if she […]

February 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Tennessee Republican Party Smears Obama

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, McCain

Well, not that this is surprising, but with McCain publicly asking his supporters to not do stuff like this, it’s curious that they’re ignoring him… Here’s the piece that was sent out: If McCain can’t control these folks they’re really going to hurt him. Even Karl Rove is cautioning his brethren to not use the […]

February 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Clinton Loses Key Supporter

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Barack, Hillary

Prominent Hillary Clinton supporter, Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, has formally switched sides and is now backing Barack Obama. In a statement, Lewis says: ”Something is happening in America. There is a movement, there is a spirit, there is an enthusiasm in the hearts and minds of the American people that I have not seen […]

February 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 3 Comments »

Quote Of The Day

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hillary

“Beating on the press is the lamest thing you can do. It is only because of the utter open-mindedness of the press that Hillary can lose 11 contests in a row and still be treated as a contender.” – Maureen Dowd in her latest column Tweet

February 27th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »

R.I.P. William F. Buckley Jr.

By Alan Stewart Carl | Related entries in Conservatism

One of America’s preeminent conservative thinkers and one of the most influential intellectuals of the last half century has died. Through his work at The National Review and elsewhere, William F. Buckley Jr. helped revitalize conservativism and champion limited government. Unlike so many pundits of today, Buckley was never entirely predictable and kept thinking and […]

February 27th, 2008 | Permalink| 4 Comments »