Change seems to be the latest buzzword in politics these days, so I figured I would examine it a bit. Right away, it should be obvious that “change” is nothing but an empty word when it is invoked without context — and the Obama campaign has provided little context. So, I’m going to go out [...]
StrategyPage has an excellent op-ed today:
The major problem in Iraq is back in the United States. There, many politicians either don’t bother, or don’t want to believe, what is actually happening, and has happened, in Iraq. In a way, that makes sense. Because what is going on in Iraq is so totally alien to the [...]
So, we have Hillary Clinton calling the Bush administration “one of the worst” in history:
“I predict to you that this administration will go down in history as one of the worst that has ever governed our country,” she said.
Is is just me, or does it seem that Clinton has little credibility to make such a [...]
Less than a month after agreeing to end filibusters against judicial nominees except under “extraordinary circumstances”, Democrats are blocking a vote on the nomination of John Bolton as ambassador to the UN.
What happened to the spirit of “cooperation”? Oh, I know: Bolton isn’t a judicial nominee, therefore the agreement doesn’t apply to him! How [...]
…for the Republicans, that is. As long as the Chairman of the DNC continues to fire off zingers (CNN, SF Chronicle) like these, the electorate will not take the Democrats seriously:
Republicans are “not very friendly to different kinds of people”
“they are a pretty monolithic party … it’s pretty much a white, Christian party”
Republicans “never [...]