Hello, contrary to popular belief, not everyone here is a card carrying Republican. LOL. Welcome to the blogs.
Hello and welcome aboard. You could not entered at a more entertaining time.
I too, am a liberal Democrat, so you are not alone here. It can tho get rough sometimes so develop a thick skin if you do not already have one.
Some of us such as me are not sure what we are.
I am neither Democrat or Republican
I actually think that the biggest fault with our country today is the fact that those two parties hold a lock on the primary election ballot.
We have intellengent participants here on this blog who are die hard one way or the other.
That's the problem.
I don't understand anyone who colud do less than praise Condelissa Rice for the address she delivered last night.
Any of you who are liberal and Democratic I challenge you.
Listen to her speech and post any difference or objection to it on this medium.
Let's all (in a friendly manner) discuss this.
"That's the problem."
TOT: It's not really a *problem*, is it? If we didn't have participants who "are die hard one way or the other," wouldn't it be very boring around here?
Welcome Roxann. I vote for the person, not the party. Hope you enjoy the blogs here. We need new people here and new points of view! Good Luck.
sebekm I agree it is good that we have folks with differing opinions and I think it is good to listen to others regardless of the fact that we disagree.
I failed to make myself clear.
What I was trying to point out is that I can't imagine that anyone of any persuasion could fault anything in the speech by Condelissa Rice.
That is why I requested that we all discuss her speech and all of the content.
I've listened to it a couple of times and I will do so again sometime this afternoon.
It might be the best speech I've ever heard.
Hi TOT. I understand. I think Marco Rubio gave one of the best speeches I've ever heard last night. He is the rising star in the Republican Party. Look for him - if he wants to - to be on their ticket in the near future. If not 2016; then definitely 2020.
"Her speech has made me reconsider my position regarding our military."
...and TOT - let me also thank you, at the outset of our Labor Day weekend, for that reconsideration, and for providing me with optimism for some CHANGE I CAN BELIEVE IN....
For the record, I think Clint Eastwood's rambling incoherent mumblings clarified everything of what the GOP is. Delusional and full of itself.
Nothing substantial, no specificity, incongruent analogies. Clearly the onset of political dementia.
My man by a nose at the wire.
It may be whoever's nose is LONGEST that wins. I watched Charlie Rose last night, and Al Hunt was on there. Al Hunt and Bill Press are two lefty talking heads who I respect and value their opionions. Hunt's view was that Romney gets 48% with "no problem" - it's the remaining 2.1% that will be very hard to obtain.
Over the years, I've gotten into the habit of reading a lot of the blogs and watching the polls leading up to the election to try to get a hint of the way things might go. When it comes to "reading the tea leaves" for THIS election, for me three things are crystal clear:
*You can totally ignore the opinions of the vast majority of the talking heads on how the election might go, because this time - more than any other - they "have a dog in the fight." The media left are doing all they can to enable an Obama victory. Of course, you can count on Fox News to ALWAYS tilt to the right as the counterpoint to the rest, just for general principle.
*Obama's biggest worry ought to be what I'll call the "stealth vote." These are the voters who profess even in opinion polls to be Obama supporters but who - when the time comes and they're actually in the voting booth - will pull the lever for Romney. I expect the recent approach/arguments by the GOP and the attack ads from the right over the next eight weeks to make a dent in Obama's support, particularly in the black and hispanic communities. He may also gain some "college educated white women" votes as well. His support has already eroded among the young and the white, blue collar voters who supported him last time.
*The debates will be key. Unless Romney totally falls apart, I can't see the President being able to successfully defend his record - such as it is. When it comes to Biden-Ryan, I truly hope that Biden isn't too much of an embarrassment. If he's up to his usual tricks, it may be painful to watch (like Eastwood was last night).
Whether all of this will be enough to get Romney that 2.1% is unknown; however in this election, I do think that the final support for the incumbent will be softer than expected. The economy is going totally the wrong way for the President, and he's lost a lot of the support he had from 2008. And he only got 52.8% of the popular vote back THEN.
I'll be watching next week to get a sense of the enthusiasm and the panic that might be on display during the Democratic National Convention. Also - the country will see how they handle it tone-wise. Everybody expects "the nastiest Presidential campaign in history." But aside from the shots at Obama's record, the Republicans didn't play their part this week with the PERSONAL attacks. None of Romney's team or Republican surrogates called Obama a "murderer," a "crook," a "felon," an animal-mistreater, or wished that the Dems would be killed by an act of God at THEIR convention next week.
So we'll see how it goes. All-in-all:
That's a GOOD thing, isn't it? I saw that Dem supporters couldn't resist using it (as I pointed out in your "fiasco" blog):
Hi Sebe: I read the twitchy article. All it really said to me was: "where are the people of color?"
Sooooooooo, I guess I will say it all in reverse; The Republican party save for an infintisimal amount of diversity is made up mostly of people of the Aryan nature, male and female looking to "take back" America.
You should have watched C-SPAN's coverage of the RNC last week, You would have seen that ALL of the GOP "rising stars" are blacks and latinos, and to consider them "shills" or "traitors" is to believe the propaganda of the Dems who want you to believe that ONLY THEY provide a voice for these groups.
The people who want to "take back" America are those who want responsible government spending; who believe there is TOO MUCH government; and who want a future for their children that doesn't have as a primary component living under tons of DEBT. I'm sure you remember that we weren't born into this economic environment, Jimmy. While I was being raised, there was hope and optimism, and the prevalent idea that if you worked hard and became SUCCESSFUL, that it would be a GOOD thing. Now success is a dirty word (for one party), as they try to convince the country that the way out of our financial woes is to pile up more debt.
The national debt clock will break the 16 TRILLION DOLLAR threshhold during the DNC. See:
The current administration is responsible for nearly a third of it. In less than four years.
Remember in November.
Hi Sebe. Technology among other things has changed the social fabric of America. What worked in the past does not work now. Regressive Conservatism by the Republicans is THE Bat out of Hell.
Womens rights, gay rights, middle class rights, regulation on lending practices and insider trading in the stock market,
are part of the new order. We cannot go back. WE must plod forward.
We may have to make it at a snails pace but we need to stick with the program, not retreat.
BHO by a nose at the wire.
We are going backwards NOW. To really move FORWARD, we need CHANGE. President Obama will not provide any - as he has produced no new ideas, no budget, no plan.
Remember in November.