by Todd Beeton, Sun Nov 09, 2008 at 09:16:39 AM EST
That would be awesome.
View of Government
Should do more 51
Doing too much 43
Will your taxes go up if Obama wins?
Among voters making $200,000 or more
If this data from the exit polls doesn't scare the crap out of Republicans, I don't know what will. America has shifted toward the Democrats' view that government does have a proper role in making people's lives better and that responsible citizens should be ready and willing to pay for that. To a large degree, McCain didn't lose because he didn't get his message out, it's just he was running on an obsolete message. Welcome to the new America.
by the national gadfly, Wed Nov 05, 2008 at 05:48:32 PM EST
Big Oil, Defense Contractors, Wall St. Speculators and Lobbyists.
They should be afraid because they will no longer have 'one of their own' in the White House. Barack Obama is not one of them. He is not the grandchild or child of one. He didn't take their money to fund his campaign or his career in the US Senate. Although he may have met their children in Harvard, but he did not go to work for them.
(Cross posted at The National Gadfly
by cobsjo, Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 05:28:43 AM EDT
To All Readers!
I saw this on another blog and thought this should be shared.
Maybe we can make this a Viral Email for reaching the voters.
It makes the case for Universal Health Care for those who say we can't afford it.
It shows the hypocrisy of governmant spending.
Basically were the government should be spending our money!
How many times?
Reader John writes:
How many times do we have to hear:
We don't have ENOUGH MONEY to fix Social Security.
We don't have ENOUGH MONEY to fix Medicare.
We don't have ENOUGH MONEY to provide health care to ALL Americans.
We don't have ENOUGH MONEY to help out Americans losing their homes.
We don't have ENOUGH MONEY to help all our veterans returning from war.
We don't have ENOUGH MONEY to rescue "no child left behind".
We DO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
We DO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY to bail out Bears Stearns.
We DO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY to bail out AIG.
We DO HAVE ENOUGH MONEY to pay for an unnecessary TRILLION DOLLAR war.
When the LITTLE GUY needs help, they scornfully say, "GET A JOB!"
But when one of their BIG GUY CRONIES need a bailout, what do they say? SURE, NO PROBLEM. Where's the checkbook?
"But what about the debt we're leaving on the backs of our childen and their future?"
"Children? WHOSE Children? OUR children won't have to pay for this. YOUR children will."
The Republicans have had their hands in our pockets for well over 8 years.
Now they are robbing us blind IN BROAD DAYLIGHT and smiling about it!!!!
The Republicans have shown their true colors and now they expect us to vote them back into office?
What's next? Should we bend over and spread 'em? Oh, I'm sorry, but we've ALREADY DONE THAT!!
Vote for REAL change this November.
by coonbug, Wed Sep 10, 2008 at 09:42:47 AM EDT
Maybe it's time for a new reality type show on network stations. Maybe there should be a Truth or Dare show again? You could use a new name but you get the idea from this one.
This show will be about politics and government.
by calwoman, Tue Sep 09, 2008 at 01:18:45 PM EDT
John McCain announced that he was running for president to confront the "transcendent challenge" of the 21st century, "radical Islamic extremism," contrasting it with "stability, tolerance and democracy." But the values of his handpicked running mate, Sarah Palin, more resemble those of Muslim fundamentalists than they do those of the Founding Fathers. On censorship, the teaching of creationism in schools, reproductive rights, attributing government policy to God's will and climate change, Palin agrees with Hamas and Saudi Arabia rather than supporting tolerance and democratic precepts. What is the difference between Palin and a Muslim fundamentalist? Lipstick.
So says Juan Cole in yesterday's edition of Salon