The Scariest Memo in the World

Ken AshfordBush & Co.Leave a Comment

From Porter Goss, new head of the CIA: Porter J. Goss, the new intelligence chief, has told Central Intelligence Agency employees that their job is to "support the administration and its policies in our work,” a copy of an internal memorandum shows. "As agency employees we do not identify with, support or champion opposition to the administration or its policies," … Read More

Contract Ripped Up

Ken AshfordRepublicansLeave a Comment

In 1994, the Republicans created their "Contract With America". One of the purposes of the Contract was "To restore accountability to Congress. To end its cycle of scandal and disgrace. To make us all proud again of the way free people govern themselves." Why did they write that? Because at the time, there were many GOP complaints about Democrat Dan … Read More

An Idiot Named Mike Thompson

Ken AshfordRight Wing Punditry/IdiocyLeave a Comment

Every once in a while, a right-wingnut article comes along so ripe for editorial rape that it would be a crime to let it pass. Here is one such article, from a guy named Mike Thompson, a former chairman of the Florida Conservative Union. Take note of the disclaimer at the top — he doesn’t mean what he is saying, … Read More

Something You Didn’t Think Of . . .

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

. . . but you should consider: Over 55 million Americans voted for the candidate dubbed "The #1 Liberal in the Senate." In other words, more Americans voted for the "Massachusetts liberal" than they did for either Reagan, Bush I, Clinton or Gore. Conclusion: apparently "liberal" isn’t the dirty word is used to be.

Harper’s, Don’t Tempt Me . . .

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

The joke among myself and other recent election loss sufferers is "Let’s move to another country." Of course, we’re not and we wouldn’t. We’re staying and fighting for the soul of the country we love. But I thought this article was interesting: So the wrong candidate has won, and you want to leave the country. Let us consider your options. … Read More

Where Do We Go From Here?

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

First Draft of the Next Four Years for Lefties Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – Phew! Now what? Let’s look at why we lost. Can’t put blame on the Supreme Court (this year). Can’t put any blame on Nader (this year) either. Can’t really blame the media either. Can’t really blame our candidate either (does anyone out there think … Read More

Thoughts . . .

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

Jeez. I go to bed with explicit ideas and instructions about how the election is supposed to play out . . . and you guys screw it up. (I don’t know specifically who I am refering to here, but that’s my rant). Seriously, let me get out some random thoughts. First of all, the country is not going to be … Read More

I’m Calling It . . .

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

. . . against my better judgment. As a Red Sox fan, I know that you should never declare victory until the final out. (I know, we broke the curse this year, but still . . .) But I’m calling it a Kerry victory — now — and here are some (very bad) reasons why. (1) I pulled my back … Read More

Final Thoughts and Predictions

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

1. Kerry has the momentum going into the election. He will win the popular vote: 48.8% to 47.8%. More importantly, Kerry will win the electoral college: 280 to 258. The battleground state breakdown will be: NH, PA, NJ, MI, MN, FL, NM, WI for Kerry NV, OH, IA, MO for Bush . . . although we won’t know the results … Read More