President Bush likes to accuse John Kerry of harming the morale of our troops in Iraq by criticizing the war. Of course, if you were serving in Iraq your morale would probably be affected much more by things like roadside bombs and suicide attacks, but let’s imagine you got a hold of today’s Los Angeles Times and read this: WASHINGTON … Read More
Conservatives and libertarians, you can skip this post. The rest of you: If you are at all like me, one of the questions that may plague you is WHY (why oh why oh why) does so much of "middle America" vote Republican when doing so is clearly against their economic interest. To that end, permit me to recommend Thomas Frank’s … Read More
I thought I would share with my friends on the right (and those on the left, if they aren’t aware of this), what Kerry said when he voted "for the war". Remember this is what Kerry said on the floor of the Senate on why he was giving a "yay" vote. The full text of the speech is here. The … Read More
Bush’s mystery bulge at the first debate intrigued me about as much as Kerry’s "cheat sheets" — that is, not very much. But unlike Kerry’s "cheat sheets" — which turned out to be a pen — the Bush bulge story hasn’t ebbed. It has even inspired websites like www.isbushwired.com. The theory that Bush was wired was enhanced by the fact … Read More
Kevin Drum has put together a wonderful chronology of the past week, and how it has combined into a sort of "perfect storm" leading to a Bush downfall. Some of it is simply unfortunate timing — unwelcome news coming at a bad time — and there wasn’t much Bush could have done about it. Some of it was because of … Read More
Sometimes the simplest ads, with the least gimmicks, are the best. A familiar somewhat strained human face talking about a real problem — nothing more, nothing less. Keep up the fight, Michael. See the ad here.
. . . or good advice, depending on whether or not your want Bush to lose. Check this op-ed out. UPDATE: Jesse at Pandagon got the same idea as I did a couple of hours later. Read it. Here are some of Morris’ tips to Bush: When Kerry says that homeland security is inadequate and that only 5 percent of … Read More
No joke. Take a close look at the Michigan ballot. See any problem with the presidential portion? Update: Okay. They’re going to fix it, I read.
With so many lies and distortions being tossed out by the Bush-Cheney team, I’m sure it is confusing. That’s why this is bound to happen now and then: President Bush in Wilkes-Barre, PA, this morning: "My opponent says he has a plan for Iraq. Parts of it should sound familiar — it’s already known as the Bush plan" President Bush … Read More
It probably wasn’t a good idea for Cheney to recommend that debate watchers go to factcheck.com. Cheney meant to say factcheck.org, a rather decent non-partisan site which — by the way — you SHOULD be checking out regularly. But factcheck.com, on the other hand, points the web user to George Soros’ site. Ooops. It gets even worse though, because if … Read More
MSNBC is reporting: LANSING, Mich. – Republicans say filmmaker Michael Moore should be prosecuted for offering underwear, potato chips and Ramen noodles to college students in exchange for their promise to vote. The Michigan Republican Party has asked four county prosecutors to file charges against Moore, charging that his get-out-the-vote stunt amounts to bribery. Now, I haven’t researched this, but … Read More
Check out Bush’s cheat sheet:
WASHINGTON – The White House said seven months ago that it had released all the records on President Bush (news – web sites)’s stateside military service during the Vietnam War, yet new records are still dribbling out as Election Day approaches. The White House on Wednesday night produced a November 1974 document bearing Bush’s signature from Cambridge, Mass., where he … Read More
I’m not sure what an "Eisenhower Republican" is — I believe Clinton used the term to describe anyone who refused to go spend more federal money during a time of deficits (i.e., "Dubya is not an Eisenhower Republican — although Clinton ironically was one."). Anyway, this guy, being Eisenhower’s son and a Republican, is truly an Eisenhower Republican . . … Read More