Barack Obama’s acceptance speech last night at the Democratic National Convention had an absurd amount of hype leading into it. Not to sound trite, but it lived up to all expectations. There’s no question that Obama is a powerful speaker. But the content of his speech impressed me most. Here are the three most important […]
Monthly Archive for August, 2008
Political forecasters Allan Lichtman and Vladimir Keilis-Borok have derived a formula for predicting the winner of United States presidential elections. They have correctly predicted the winners of the popular vote in every presidential election since they devised the formula in the early 1980’s. As we are all now painfully aware, however, the winner of the […]
John McCain calls himself a maverick, but he votes with George Bush 90 percent of the time. That’s not a maverick. That’s a sidekick.
–Senator Bob Casey
No way, no how, no McCain.
Well, John McCain says the economy is fundamentally sound. John McCain doesn’t think 47 million people without health insurance is a crisis. John McCain […]
Political conventions have become more of a staged show than anything else. The speakers appear to be almost universally scripted, with practically every line in every speech vetted and approved by the powers that be. But day one of the democratic convention in Denver yesterday did manage to provide a few minutes of “planned improvisation” […]
George W. Bush is one of the most unpopular presidents ever, and John McCain is offering more of the same. Barack Obama, on the other hand, has innovate ideas and approaches, is an inspiring speaker, and is running on the opposition party’s ticket. Obama should be running away with this race, yet polls show Obama […]
The Colorado Springs Gazette wrote an incredibly offensive editorial about atheism last week. To save you from wasting your time on this drivel, I’ll quote the most egregious part of the editorial here.
Hitler imagined a world without Jews. The Freedom From Religion Foundation rented a billboard near the Colorado Convention Center that says: “Imagine No […]
Barack Obama’s opponents have tried to paint him as an elitist who is out of touch with “regular Americans.” They didn’t know just how out of touch a presidential candidate could be, but it turns out they had the wrong man. John McCain is so well off that he apparently can’t remember how many houses […]
So Barack Obama has selected a running mate. Recent news has played up the chances of Joe Biden, Evan Bayh, and Tim Kaine. No offense to the three of them, but hope it’s someone else. Obama doesn’t need to play it safe by selecting a respected white male (boring) politician. He’s not the “safe” candidate; […]
After missing numerous votes on critical energy issues in the senate, John McCain is now criticizing congress for failing to make progress on the issue.
MoveOn.org put together a great video showing this hypocrisy.
Bob Schaffer, who’s a Republican running for Senate in Colorado, was embarrassed this week by his son’s Facebook page. The page featured, among other failed attempts at humor, a bumper sticker with the text, “Slavery gets sh** done.”
I don’t think that a candidate for office should be judged by the Facebook page of his college-aged […]