I rather suspect that the clincher was a promise from Obama that he would remove Patrick Fitzgerald from the U. S. attorney's office, and replace him with someone who meets with Hizzoner II's approval.Comment Posted By irish19 On 10.03.2008 @ 20:39
Wonderful tribute to a great man.Comment Posted By irish19 On 28.02.2008 @ 00:21
I'm with Caustic Conservative here. We need to focus on taking back at least the House. Write in Fred! or Mickey Mouse or someone else for President, but go to the polls and vote Republican for the other races. In any case, voting is a duty IMO, and if you don't vote you don't get to complain about the results in my book. "Remember '94!" needs to be our battle cry this year.Comment Posted By irish19 On 26.01.2008 @ 03:12
I'm still hoping Fred stays in. He has been improving his standing in each contest. If he can stay through Super Tuesday, I think he still has a chance. I don't trust Romney or Giuliani one bit, especially on the Second Amendment. However, I will hold my nose and vote Republican rather than give it all to the Dems. What HE HATE ME said about judges is enough in and of itself to make me do that. The thought of another generation of liberal activist judges on the federal benches gives me the willies. GW has only started to redress this with his appointments. Allowing the Dems to undo all of this should make everyone vote GOP, almost regardless of who the candidate is. And there are still the House and Senate races. Republicans staying home in protest during the last election is what, IMO, gave the Dems control of the House and Senate.Comment Posted By irish19 On 20.01.2008 @ 12:48
Being a Fred! backer, I'm pretty happy with the way things are going on the Republican side. Fred! got off to a really slow start. I look for him to do well in SC and build momentum into Super Tuesday. I'm also not so sure that having the GOP go into its convention without a clear winner would be a bad thing.Comment Posted By irish19 On 17.01.2008 @ 11:39
The identity politics the Dems have been pushing for so long are now coming back to bite them on their collective asses. No matter who is the candidate, a significant element of the base is going to be hacked off-maybe enough to stay home in November in a fit of pique. Add to that Obama's comments on Reagan, and I don't things are nearly as gloomy for the Republicans as you think.
A Hillary candidacy would definitely get the Republican base out on election day if for no other reason than to vote against her. This would also help our chances in the House and Senate races. But that's just my opinion. I could be wrong.
Nice analysis. Lebanon needs to start somewhere as far as a functioning, self-sustaining government goes. It also needs to establish a tradition of peaceful government change/succession -- someone with a better word please feel free to help me out here. If this is where it starts, so be it. As long as this is not where it ends.Comment Posted By irish19 On 28.11.2007 @ 23:27
Why is anyone surprised that it's taking a long time for the Iraquis to form a functioning democratic government? As was pointed out on another blog, they are starting essentially from scratch. How much experience have they had at self-government? It took our own nation a fair amount of time to do so, and the colonists did have some experience at running their own affairs (with Crown oversight). That a people with no experience at doing so should be expected to come up with institutions and procedures on deadline is the height of idiocy, IMO. The left, however, is so completely invested in the necessity of a defeat for us, that they continue to harp on the failure of the Iraqis to meet said deadlines.Comment Posted By irish19 On 12.09.2007 @ 00:08
Beautiful post, Rick.Comment Posted By irish19 On 2.09.2007 @ 17:56
We got it pretty good down here in Bartlett. Sirens and everything. I really need to find out where the drain tile in the back yard is located and clear it out. Glad you made it through this batch.Comment Posted By irish19 On 24.08.2007 @ 16:09
As long as Vietnam is being brought up, try this on for size. Had Truman not supported deGaulle's claim that Indochina should again be a French colony following WWII, the whole sorry mess never happens.Comment Posted By irish19 On 24.08.2007 @ 16:23
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