• comment on a post Bill Gates for Education: what do you think? over 5 years ago

    I agree with Bob Miller above.  Bill Gates is an over-rich billionaire who should be taxed out of his fortune, and would have been, too, if the Rooseveltian soak-the-rich taxes were still in place.

    90% top rates, anyone.

  • comment on a post Bush on the Ballot in 2010? over 5 years ago

    Re the comment above:  I was referring to the combined totals of Clinton and Perot.

  • comment on a post Disgraced Wisc US Atty Leaving over 5 years ago
    Thanks for some of the people correcting me up there.  I humbly submit also to the list Tammy Baldwin amd Gwen Moore.
    However, that still does not alter completely my contention.  Russ Feingold, the "white knight" of liberalism, is known for being too fiscally conservative on various issues (whatever happened to Keynes?); also, what about his criticism of the populist John Edwards?  Why are so many "liberals" so cool to populism?  As well, Patrick Lucey, Bill Proxmire, and Tony Earl, as well as Jim Doyle, are still too middling for me.
    As for black conservatives, I voted against one (and an Hispanic conservative as well) for Mayor of Madison a little while back, in favor of a white male.  Sorry.  
  • comment on a post Bush on the Ballot in 2010? over 5 years ago

    The younger George Bush dragging down the Republicans in two election cycles?  Do not forget the elder George Bush losing his re-election by the biggest margin in American history (62%).

  • comment on a post Disgraced Wisc US Atty Leaving over 5 years ago

    If Wisconsin had a better Democratic party we would not have to put with these people-indeed, Wisconsin used to have socialists as well as Progressives.  As it stands, the only reason why Tommy Thompson won 4 times in a row is because the state Democrats are such lackluster, Clinton-style centrists-heck, there are even a lot of "black conservatives" in this state.

  • comment on a post AP: Obama Tapping Clinton for State over 5 years ago

    I am uneasy with this choice.  Will she be too hardline, too hawkish towards Russia and the Middle Eastern peoples?  Actually, what these countries want is someone who is confrontational with them, and Obama's successful election threw them into a loop.  This somewhat does what they wanted along-after all, she (along with John McCain!) wanted to have the Presidents of the Ukraine and Georgia to get the Nobel Peace Prize.  Only time will tell whether or not this was a good step for Obama.

  • comment on a post The Republican Party Does Have a Right Problem over 5 years ago

    "Making the support of capital punishment mandatory for national candidate."

    That just shows how poor a Democrat Bill Clinton was.

  • comment on a post What Obama Won't Learn from FDR over 5 years ago

    I am sorry but FDR did frame big government programs because he was a progressive-in fact, a damn better one than 1990's ever were.

  • comment on a post Let's look at the British auto bailout . . . . over 5 years ago

    Actually, I think that we need more nationalization.  It would provide more economic democracy, better products for the consumer, and a "yardstick" for other businesses in their treatment of employees, consumers, and the public at large.  The American tradition is not as hostile to the socialist tradition as is commonly thought; only the constant reiteration makes it so.

  • comment on a post The Myth of 1948 over 5 years ago

    Truman won because of his program.  His economic and fiscal proposals were more radical than anything seen since.

  • comment on a post Winning the post-election narrative, continued over 5 years ago

    Sorry but white people are often as progressive, particularly in economic and fiscal matters, as non-whites.  Further, they will be an important part of the electorate for years to come.  Finally, the hope of the left is to save all people, not just some of them.  Thus, this blog is rather ill-judged.

    P.S.  The Joe The Plumber was not really a representative of whites at all.

  • comment on a post AMERICAN SOCIALISM: The Giant Awakens over 5 years ago

    Americans have never been as hostile to socialism as everyone makes them out to be.  If the left had not made so many mistakes, or if they had been interested in universal causes instead of "group" issues all the time, we could have had a decent socialist party-maybe not as big as Europe's, but certainly like Canada's.

    P.S.  There used to be 90% top income tax rates, government-owned businesses in finance, munitions, oil, rubber, and so on, and periodic calls for economic planning.  That, however, was in the early 20th century, not the late 20th century when "rights" issues and "cause" politics drove old-style economic radicalism out of the national arena.

  • comment on a post AMERICAN SOCIALISM: The Giant Awakens over 5 years ago

  • comment on a post Saddam's Last Words over 5 years ago

    P.S.  By not liking my country's actions that means that I do not support ANY of the present wars.

  • comment on a post Saddam's Last Words over 5 years ago

    Also, in regards to not knowing of these events-this person heard of the gist of them when they happened.

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