“Today, courage and vision are nowhere to be found in Washington, but we cannot allow Washington to rob our generation of this great American legacy. That’s why we have to focus on the grassroots, and welcome the debate on values, and fight for every seat up and down every ticket – because together we’re going to restore courage and vision in America’s leadership. And we’re going to win a lot of elections. I look forward to fighting with you.” Continue reading
“In the first march I went to (opposing Vietnam) there were 10 of us. This is huge,” Baez told relatives of fallen U.S. soldiers Sunday before performing a free concert just up the road from the ranch.
In cities (counties with over 500,000 people) Kerry won 61% of the vote, better than any Democrat since 1964 except for Clinton 1996 and Gore 2000. His 40% of the rural vote was 3% better than Gore and was better than all Dems since 1976 except 1988 Dukakis and 1996 Clinton (both 44%). Given the fact that Kerry’s popular vote percent total (48.3%) was virtually identical to Gore’s, and his rural vote was only slightly higher while his urban vote was lower, its stands to reason that Kerry, like Gore before him, carried the nonsouthern suburban counties by 15%!!!. In 2000, Bush won the southern suburbs by 20% points in 2000 and probably repeated this feat given that he won … Continue reading
For those caught in the middle and lower income brackets, the economic news looks bleak, very bleak. This is not actually news to those affected, but is something we are not hearing enough from the MSM, let alone the liberal blogosphere, who are for the most part trumpeting Cindy Sheehan, bring the troops home and Plamegate. Not to discount the importance of these issues, however, other issues that affect average Americans are falling by the wayside, as we struggle to get by daily with raising prices at the stores and pumps, and falling wages. Thomas Oliphant writes in the Boston Globe today, “For more than a year, hard-pressed Americans have been trying to signal the political establishment that something is … Continue reading
National Geographic’s Inside 9/11 premiers tomorrow night at 9:00 est. From their website: We’ll never forget the day the world changed. Go beyond what has been reported and get a clearer picture of the day that redefined our nation. Watch the trailer here. On a related note, the NYTimes has a great editorial about why Bush’s Freedom Walk scheduled for September 11 (starting at the Pentagon and ending at the National Mall with a country music concert), is WRONGMINDED. Walking the Wrong Way The event is an ill-considered attempt to link the Iraq war to the terrorist attacks of 2001, and misguided in almost every conceivable way. It also badly misreads the public’s mood. The American people are becoming increasingly … Continue reading
Is there no end to this madness… apparently not in the eyes of the Army or General Peter Schoomaker who said today in an AP interview that “the Army is prepared for the “worse case” in terms of the required level of troops in Iraq.” Of course no doubt the Army must parrot what the big boss said today, but this General seemed to go above and beyond the call of duty with his timeline. We know that Bush is preparing for a 5 day push to defend his stance, while the majority of the U.S. population now believe that he is wrong. Not that what America thinks has ever matter to Bush. He just continues to plow along oblivious … Continue reading
As George W. Bush prepares to begin a five-day push to “tell Americans why he thinks U.S. troops must continue the fight in Iraq,” former Senator Max Cleland of Georgia delivered the Democratic Radio Address this morning. Bush, challenged but not bowed by the protestors who continue the vigil outside of his Texas ranch in Cindy Sheehan’s stead, once again invoked “the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in his radio address” today. It has been proven that there is no direct connection between 9/11 and the Iraq war, but that still does not stop Bush from continuing to attempt to invoke fear into Americans. The Democratic Radio Address — Max Cleland: ‘Bush’s Iraq Plan For Victory is Not Working’ “Good … Continue reading
More heat for the Governator as Massachusetts residents complain about Arhnold’s fundraising event at the Rolling Stones’ Boston concert. Massachusetts residents want California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to comply with state laws that cap how much can be added to the price of concert tickets and make the block of Rolling Stones tickets he is selling to campaign contributors available to the general public. Schwarzenegger is hosting a political fundraiser for himself in which donors who pay $10,000 get a front and center seat to the concert and those who pay $100,000 get a ticket to join the Governor in a luxury box. Schwarzenegger reportedly received the event tickets from the tour sponsor, Ameriquest, which is embroiled in state investigations into … Continue reading