• comment on a post LBJ and George W. Bush over 8 years ago
    I dislike his conduct during the Vietnam war. I particularly don't care for the fact that he personally selected military targets for his generals. I also don't like how he escalated troop levels constantly, the Gulf of Tonkin lies, and that moron Westmoreland he put in charge of operations.

    Actually, when I look at it some more I can see many parallels with the mess we have today. Bush fired Shinseki and puts that idiot Franks in charge, followed by even more idiots like Bremer. Bush also hoodwinks the public by circumventing the UN and manufactures a false case for war on WMD that isn't there. The only thing Bush didn't do is pour more and more troops into Iraq, which he can't do because the active duty forces are too small, and he can't afford to increase them without repealing his taxcuts.

    When it comes to war presidents, I'll take Wilson and FDR, thank you. And I'm not a fan of FDR either but at least he was a good war president.

  • comment on a post My top 5 favorite Presidents over 8 years ago
    William Jefferson Clinton.

    Everyone else is just second place at best.

  • Not to mention zero awareness nationally. The Lincoln name doesn't compensate.

    Boxer kicks ass. Any senator that wears platforms is ok in my book.

  • on a comment on Republican Senate Targets, 2006 over 8 years ago
    I think that's the only reason. Reagan had tremendous popularity and crossover appeal. I never liked his policies though.
  • on a comment on Republican Senate Targets, 2006 over 8 years ago
    Well I know that AG Spitzer will win the governorship easily in NY.
  • on a comment on Yes, I support that... over 8 years ago
    I'd also like to extend the voting window to 48 hours rather than one day. That would help deter those GOP tactics of slowing the line and locking out people who didn't vote before the deadline.

    How about a day off AND a tax credit?

  • on a comment on Republican Senate Targets, 2006 over 8 years ago
    This is a common occurence; that blue states elect red governors or vice versa. I think it's a tendency to seek divided government for checks and balance.
  • on a comment on Values of the Moral Left over 8 years ago
    Take your two examples.

    Compassion can mean different things to different people. Compassion for who? Your enemies too? Criminals? If yes, then what does that mean...let them get off easier? Does that mean someone who favors the death penalty is not compassionate?

    What about love? Some people think love can exist between any two people, some people think only a man or woman can be "in love". Some people think love between pets and owners is equivelent to love between people. Some people don't believe love doesn't truly exist at all...at least not in the fairy tale ideal sense.

    Whenever you deal with feelings, you're inevitable going to encounter deep divisions. Wars have been fought over such things.

  • on a comment on Republican Senate Targets, 2006 over 8 years ago
    Nobody in politics has a better team than Hillary. I think it'll backfire. She'll look extremely strong blowing Pirro out of the water. Since Pirro is a moderate republican, hopefully this will make the GOP think twice about running a moderate nominee in 2008.
  • comment on a post Values of the Moral Left over 8 years ago
    But the problem with discussing morality is that virtues like the ones you listed mean different things to different people. It's very subjective is how they're applied according to each person's perspective and value system. Different cultures often see those values in very different ways.

    I think the religious right is wrong to try and define morality for everyone. I hope the left doesn't start doing the same.

  • on a comment on Sex and the Democrats over 8 years ago
    Hm. I don't get it.
  • comment on a post Republican Senate Targets, 2006 over 8 years ago
    Not only will Pirro not come within 25 pts, this tactic to make Hillary spend money will backfire. If this turns into the most expensive Senate race in history as some pundits have predicted, this will only further cement Hillary's name in the public eye, give her plenty of MSM attention, and increase her momentum going into the dem primaries after her inevitable rout of Pirro.
  • on a comment on Yes, I support that... over 8 years ago
    I think jewish Americans would protest Saturday and the religious right would protest Sunday. That's their day of church/synagogue services, respectively.

    I think it would help religious right turnout. The religious leaders could lead their congregations straight to the polls. I'd rather keep election day on a non-religious day.

  • comment on a post Social Security: Happy 70th Birthday! over 8 years ago
    Now please don't touch it.
  • on a comment on Yes, I support that... over 8 years ago
    I like that but the problem is lazy ass Americans who don't vote would probably still not vote and just use the day to go out drinking. If you gave them a tax credit of say $100 to vote and speak their language (money), then I bet turnout shoots up to 80%. It's a bribe, but for a good cause.


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