Even if he is stripped of his charimanship, is Joe likely to filibuster liberal judicial appointments, progressive legislation on energy or healthcare just to get revenge? The people of CT would not tolerate that.
We should all prepare mentally for the inevitable tightening which will occur toward the end. What we all fear is not so much the fate of one man, Obama, but waking up on Nov. 5 to the final confirmation that the American experiment and future have turned into a pile of shit.
"we can keep California state government from going under."
As a resident of New Jersey, paying mind-boggling property taxes, I would say let California take care of itself. Put an emergency surcharge on the CA income tax or property taxes; let the Californians take care of their own problems. Screw 'em.
about the foreign policy debate next Friday because Colonel Blimp will be waving the bloody shirt. I hope Obama gets his stuff together on a couple of things:
The Surge was only one of several factors that led to reduced violence in Iraq- it did not succeed "beyond our wildest dreams". Saying we want a President who will make the big strategic calls instead of tactical decisions might be a good thing to remark.
Russia. We need Russian cooperation on Iran, nuclear proliferation, etc. at the same time we have to be firm with them about Georgia, etc. There is no need to encircle Russia with NATO, but how do you present a nuanced viewpoint in a debate with the truculent, jingo McCain?
Wouldn't it be wonderful if Robert Rubin could join Obama on the campaign trail? But I guess his position with Citigroup, which undoubtedly has its hand out to the government, would preclude that sad.
Can't we make an ad out of Phil Gramm? "Phil Gramm, a McCain economics adviser, pushed through the reckless financial deregulation that caused this crisis. Phil Gramm thinks anyone who complains is a "whiner"."
The Republicans want to have a race about character. But what does it say about character, either McCain's or Palin's, that they continued to lie about the Bridge to Nowhere long after they had been outed on it? Doesn't lying have something to do with character?