You say that Blogogate probably will not involve Obama (who in fact is exonerated in the indictment) and went so far as to pull Jarrett out of the running for his seat, but still will be tainted.
By your tortured reasoning, you too are tainted: For continuing to live in the most corrupt state in the union.
Move, Rick! Move!
Heh. All I was saying that Obama has shown in the past proclivities that put him on par with the cesspool of corruption in Il and it will probably happen in the future. Earmarks for cronies (or your wife's employer) is not ethical, sorry.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 9.12.2008 @ 14:11
Good post, but for the record Australia has had the longest period of sustained economic growth and prosperity. Okay, okay. Maybe it isn't a classic Western industrialized nation, but the good times have rolled because of and not despite government involvement and micromanagement.
By the way, David Hubbard is an idiot, or as you might put it, a loon.
Anyone who follows Chicago politics as a contact sport knows that Obama has sought to keep Blago at arms length. He will be embarrassed to be sure, but that'll be it.Comment Posted By shaun On 9.12.2008 @ 13:42
Unions will never control nurses as hospital managers already have a death grip on most of them. And they're not letting go, with a big assist from government in too many states, until the profession is brought to its knees.
http://kikoshouse.blogspot.com/2008/10/nj-hospitals-crisis-charles-cullen-was.htmlComment Posted By shaun On 23.11.2008 @ 11:27
You end up at the right destination on this trip but take a couple of wrong turns.
First, fuggedabout what Drum and those contemptuous liberals think. They are the least of the GOP’s problems and merely a subset of its – and your -- propensity for whining.
Second, the “oogedy boogedy” crowd includes some seriously demented people who are seriously responsible for the outcome on November 4. I know that neither you nor most other conservatives have the cojones to tell them to go form their own lunatic fringe party, but until they are dealt with they will continue to marginalize the GOP.
And as an aside, how can you continue to quote Jonah Goldberg? He makes Bill Kristol look brilliant.
Just asking.Comment Posted By shaun On 20.11.2008 @ 12:32
Thank you to your response to my comment. I better understand your POV, but you amd some of readers need to chew on this regarding Palin and the future of the Republican Party:
The vote margin in Montgomery County, once the strongest for the GOP in Pennsylvania, was an astonishing 69-39 for Obama.
Mind you, I think the party's problems run a whole lot deeper than an woman whose inability to do anything beyond throwing red meat to men whom she endows a warm feeling between their legs, but Montco is ample proof that Palin has no future on the national stage if the GOP wants to have one.Comment Posted By shaun On 6.11.2008 @ 13:01
I must say that your capacity to hearten me one day and blow my mind the next has survived Election Day.
There is widespread agreement that the biggest of the several reasons that McCain and Palin lost -- and lost big -- is that many Americans have moved away from the ossified views of the Republican base.
Yet you stand this on its ear by saying the one person who consistently fed read meat to that base and by extension further turned off other voters should be congratulated for the ticket's catastrophic loss not being worse.
Her pick as Veep turned off indies and some persuadable women, you are correct. But she also pulled more certain republican votes to the polls. You cannot deny that. Without those voters, McCain would have lost even bigger was my only point.
As far as people rejecting the "ossified views of the base - the exits showed that 34% of voters think of themselves as conservative while 21% see themselves as liberal. I don't see any big turn to your far left positions otherwise indies would have broke hugely for Obama and instead, gave him a modest 5% above Kerry's total.
You know how I feel about Palin's "base" so I won't go into it here. But without them - and there was a real danger of them staying home in much larger numbers than they did - McCain's loss would have approached the whupping given to Carter, Mondale, and Dukakis.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 6.11.2008 @ 10:42
Bravo, Rick, bravo.
The feeble parsing of Mattie, Plato and some other commenters is precisely why the conservative Republican brand has become so ethically and morally corrupt.Comment Posted By shaun On 26.10.2008 @ 11:32
I have two little words for you, Rick:
Oh, make that three:
Are you saying because I didn't name Frost specifically that I am guilty of hypocrisy.
I say that the right would be doing exactly the same thing if the shoe were on the other foot and this doesn't penetrate your thick skull?
Maybe I should draw pictures for you lefties next time. Would that help?
btw - I hardly think that someone who goes on ad infinitum about Republican lawlessness and then admits to harboring a domestic terrorist in his home is hardly someone who can toss around the word "hypocrite" with any authority.Comment Posted By shaun On 17.10.2008 @ 09:40
Yes.Comment Posted By shaun On 23.09.2008 @ 12:16
Look in the mirror, Rick.
And for openers recall your own purplest of prose:
Sarah Palin "is like a virgin in the Sultan's harem . . . the corrupting influence of power has yet to perform its dastardly sorcery on her and turn the pure as the driven Alaskan snow child into the coldly calculating political computer that will probably be her legacy once history is done with her."
Sorry - a little confused here. Did you not read what I wrote? Or can't you take "yes" for an answer and feel it necessary to point out exactly the same thing that I did about myself?
If I wanted an echo chamber, I'd go to Kos. Don't need it on my site.
ed.Comment Posted By shaun On 23.09.2008 @ 11:24