The Republican party is entirely responsible for creating and enabling the Obama juggernaut. Without their colossal failures in leadership and policy, the very idea of an Obama presidency wouldn't have been possible.
If Republicans governed like they are supposed to, things would be very very different right now. The party needs to seriously evaluate both what it stands for, and further, whether or not it is even POSSIBLE to achieve that.
Republicans held the country in the palm of their hand, with nearly unlimited resources to do whatever they wanted, and now all that has come crashing down around them.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 5.10.2008 @ 15:46
Thank you RA. I literally just decided who to vote for because of what you said above.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 4.10.2008 @ 10:25
I was hoping someone would write about this somewhere. When he said "When we kicked—along with France, we kicked Hezbollah out of Lebanon,..." all I could think was, what the hell are you talking about Biden?
I've been paying attention to that part of the world for quite some time now and I was totally confused by his response. It seemed to go against a great deal of what I've read.
I did some more looking this morning just to see what he was going on about. Either he spilled the beans on some secret operation, or he was totally confusing countries and issues.
I have no idea.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 3.10.2008 @ 10:28
I've seen those before/after photos of presidents. The aging is shocking.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 4.10.2008 @ 10:42
Right on, I think the two term limit was sort of an unwritten rule until the 22nd.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 3.10.2008 @ 20:18
Gayle Miller Said:
"In other words, professional politicians were absolutely not expected nor were they intended."
Then why didn't they set term limits for the Legislative branch the way they did for the Executive?Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 3.10.2008 @ 16:03
It's funny, the word nuclear is one of the most influential words a president can say. I guess that actually being able to correctly pronounce it just seems sort of important to me. Lame excuses and examples of other people doing it don't really change that.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 3.10.2008 @ 10:20
Does the boldness with which Palin touts her complete lack of substantive knowledge strike anyone as eerily similar to Bush? She survived tonight as I suspected by a blizzard of soundbites and folksy populism.
Two other things...
First, oil is a commodity. Where it comes out of the ground has little to nothing to do with who ends up buying it. It's sold the the highest bidder. Thus, more oil pumped from anywhere in the US would not lessen our so called dependence on foreign oil. Unless, of course, said foreign oil was more expensive. Thus, drill here, drill now is nothing more than a catchy slogan for ignorant people to rally behind. It does seem to be working out well for Palin though, so Yay for America.
Also, it would be awesome if she could learn how to say the word nuclear. This is actually a fairly big deal to me.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 3.10.2008 @ 02:34
No offense Rick, but it might be more compelling to say what the problem actually is instead of an ambiguous description. His site is the same. It's entirely possible that some of us can offer assistance in ways other than cash. By the by, the paypal button in the page seemed to work fine.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 2.10.2008 @ 14:11
I agree with you about Dan Quayle. I've always liked Quayle. He's a very smart guy, and his overblown image as a dunce is something that he does not deserve at all.
As far as the McCain/Obama debate goes though, I thought it was pretty much a draw. Neither side was spectacular, but they didn't suck either. I disagree about Obama being a train wreck. They both did fine. I doubt that many independents were swayed much by that debate.Comment Posted By Chuck Tucson On 29.09.2008 @ 11:24