Category Archives: Politics
First let me say, I am not voting for John McCain, and I am a card carrying Republican from Arizona.
LA TIMES reports "OBAMA LEADS CLINTON IN WYOMING"
Interesting. Why not "McCAIN SWEEPS REPUBLICAN NOMINATION" ? That is much more newsworthy than a caucus that is TOTALLY IRRELEVANT. WYOMING??? PLEASE. For one thing, they have what..3 electoral votes? And the only reason they have THAT many is because the Constitution mandates that the minimum number any state can have is 3. The second thing why this is irrelevant is that more than 65% of the voters in that state are REPUBLICAN. The media is reporting about a state that not only doesn’t matter in the long run, but that the DEMS will lose ANYWAY in November–and the LA Times knows this and STILL reports on it? Why?
One may argue that every vote counts when you’re trying to capture your party’s nomination. Fine. But even that argument is flawed. Just because you win your 2000+ votes doesn’t mean you will automatically get the nod. I GUARANTEE there will be backroom deals going on in Denver. Let’s face it, the DEMS are trying to do the virtually impossible; put a minority or a woman in the White House. I can’t help but think this is going to be a VERY divisive election. I think it might have been less so if, say, a minority or woman had run for the GOP nomination.
Want to hear my fantasy for the DEMS? The fight gets so close that the LAST primary to be held will decide who wins. Guess who that is? I will leave that as an exercise for the reader. Hint: They’re not a state and it ain’t Wash.DC, either. If it came down to that—we will have new and pressing ISSUES in this country.
OK, so ….the Dems; tired of getting their asses kicked (is it an Ass or Donkey?) for the past 13 years (oh, I’m counting the trouncing they got in the House in ’94) they are finally understanding how it works: you pick the one who has the BEST SHOT. Everyone has been saying that Hillary can’t beat McCain, ‘cuz the Religious Right won’t have it. I believe it. I know of one Dem (Chicago Dem, at that) that actually voted for BUSH simply because the Democrat was too liberal. HA! But this time the candidate is BLACK….yeah…you get the picture.
As long as Obama doesn’t act like a REAL Dem and do something stupid (like pick a woman for VP) he’ll end up as Commander-in-Chief. If I were Obama, I’d ENSURE I’d take some GOP fence sitters by choosing someone like Lamar Alexander. (Yeah, I know–but he’d go Blue AND he’s a Southerner).
Hillary has ALWAYS been about being President…even since her husband was Prez. "We are the President…" a quote from the former First Lady. And they think Bush says stupid stuff….uh huh. If she were a LOYAL Democrat she would quit and throw all her allegiance to the "heir apparent".
OH how I wish I were going to Denver in August….oooooh…there is gonna be a FIGHT!! BIG! HUGE!! This is the most exciting election year since 1968. Strong, history-making candidates. This is great! If Hillary gets the nod, the Senator from the Valley of the Sun will be bringing a Saguaro to plant in the Rose Garden. If the Dems do what they need to do to get the White House–this will be the closest General Election in history. I’d love to see it go the House…ooohhh (For those of you who don’t get that–if neither candidate gets the 270 electoral votes, the President is chosen by the House of Representatives–which, is ruled by the Dems)
I never agreed to with the law with respect to its intent. This issue is so sensitive and has more nuances to it than Baskin-Robbins has flavors. Pearce says, "We have a free market, it’ll adjust" is as ignorant a comment as I’ve ever heard. Landscaping, for example, done by a bunch of undocumented workers will cost you less than half if you have it done by another company that doesn’t use undocumented workers. So now that the illegal workers have left…how does the market adjust? You will pay more; simple as that. Taxes? Will go up, why–because unlike us "americans" the undocumented people paid their taxes without trying to use loopholes. Oh yes, the government issues them a special SSN just to pay their taxes and then tells them to get out. NICE. So now that THAT money is gone, how will the market adjust? You got it..they go up to make up for the loss.
Every President since Reagan has given them amnesty. Why stop now?
In my opinion, we (the United States) will NEVER as a country get over our prejudices with respect to color or ethnicity. We can’t. Most countries with various ethnicities have their differences too, but in our case its the extreme. We had a Civil War with undercurrents that tied to race for heaven’s sake. It’s as if, letting go of this hatred for the "different", makes us less…whatever we think of ourselves.
Women think this is a "man’s world". That statement in and of itself is sexist. Just as sexist as the following statement is racist: "It’s a White Man’s world". These two things; racism and sexism keep us from reaching our potential…perhaps a potential we may never realize. It’s not that I don’t have faith in our system or in mankind–I’m just a realist.
Ask a typical American what "illegal immigrant" means. And then ask them what they look like. You’ll get what I’m saying.