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Friday, September 29, 2006 - 1:00am

Senate Agrees to Allow Torture

It is a sad day in America.  The United States government has officially approved a bill to allow torture of prisoners.  Only 34 Senators had enough balls to vote against the bill.  Republicans and a number of Democrats voted for a bill that goes against all human decency.  These feckless government representatives are now committing human rights violations.

 

   Last week, John McCain, John Warner, and other Republicans were fighting the President on what was to be included in this bill.  Unfortunately, their version was not much different from the administration.  Both advocated torture of prisoners.

 

In addition to allowing torture of these prisoners, the bill also makes sure that the prisoners can never challenge their own detention.  The U.S. government has basically said that they can capture, torture, and hold anybody they want for as long as they want.  Tribunals will be set up, but they are a joke at best.  Among other things, they allow evidence through coercion to be included.  You may as well be tried in China.

 

The interesting part is that the CIA and the people in the field do not want to torture anybody. These agents actually realize that torture isn't even effective.  Prisoners tell you what you want to hear and the information gathered is useless.  Unfortunately, the administration and the higher-ups are pushing these agents to abuse these prisoners.

 

This bill is expected to be signed into law by President Bush.  Make no mistake, it is an embarrassment and disgrace to us all.

 

The American government is officially one of the bad guys.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 12:00am

Where There's Smoke, There's Fire

Senator George Allen is digging his own grave.  It seems that the racial slur he made on the campaign trail a month ago was just the tip of the iceberg.  Senator Allen apparently has a long history of racism.  Three of his college teammates at the University of Virginia have confirmed that Allen regularly used the 'N' word when referring to black people.  One of those people, Dr. Shelton, also claimed that Allen stuck the head of a deer in a black family's mailbox after a hunting trip.  According to Dr. Shelton, Allen was insistent on disparaging a random black family.

 

Photo of VA Gov George Allen with group.Every day, more and more people are coming out to confirm that Virginia Senator George Allen is not only racist, but has gone out of his way to be cruel to blacks and other minorities. In addition to all of those issues above, Allen also nicknamed one of his teammates 'Wizard' after a known Klan member with a similar name.  Then there is this photo.  It shows then Governor George Allen with the leaders of one of the largest white supremacist groups in America.  Allen initiated the meeting in 1996 and knew exactly who he was talking to.

 

Put all of these incidents together, (I haven't even mentioned the Confederate flag stuff) and we learn that Senator George Allen is a racist prick.  He is not fit to serve in the United States government and he is a disgrace to all Americans.

 

Even Allen's non-denial, denial is telling.  When someone asks you whether you've ever used the 'N' word and you've never used it, you would state that emphatically.  When your answer is "I don't remember if I've ever used that word", that means you've said it.  It reminds me of when George Bush was asked if he had ever done cocaine and his answer was that he shouldn't have to answer the question.  If you've never done cocaine and are asked about it, you will readily admit that you've never done it.  The same is true for Allen's use of the 'N' word.

 

I don't care if you're a Republican or Democrat, there is no room for racism in this country or anywhere else.  You might as well do us all a favor and shoot yourself in the head and make the world a better place.

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Monday, September 25, 2006 - 1:15am

Bill Clinton Fights Back Against the Right

The right wing has been disparaging President Bill Clinton for over a decade.  Oftentimes, that criticism is right on the money, but it is occasionally off the mark.  Such is the rhetoric that blames Bill Clinton for not killing Osama bin Laden during his presidency.  The neo-conservatives decided not to even try to kill Osama bin Laden, so they've decided to find a scapegoat in President Clinton.

 

   To understand what Clinton did or didn't do with regard to bin Laden, you must understand what the political climate and mentality was like before September 11th.  The U.S. government and American public was vehemently against troops on the ground anywhere.  After a small number of military deaths in Somalia, the public and conservatives everywhere were the ones demanding a removal of troops.

 

I can't tell you whether Clinton had a chance to kill Osama bin Laden or not.  The U.S.S. Cole bombing by Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda group is often cited by conservatives as a chance for Clinton to retaliate.  However, the attack was on October 12, 2000, just weeks before George Bush would become the President-elect. 

 

At the time, it was not known who was responsible for U.S.S. Cole attacks.  The full report would not be completed until January 19, 2001, only one day before President Bush came into office.

 

So perhaps there is fault with both presidents.  Presumably, President Clinton knew the content of the report at least a few days if not a few weeks before it was completed.  He could've retaliated even though it would be on the eve of the end of his presidency.  However, President Bush was handed the complete report the day he walked into office and it was only one day old. He did nothing for eight months.

 

President Clinton appeared on Fox on Sunday and stated that he tried to kill Osama bin Laden, but was also attacked for it by the same people who are disparaging him now for not going further.  Fox News scumbag Chris Wallace interviewed Clinton and did his best to smear him. Wallace, like most Fox News reporters, provided a slanted and distorted view of the situation and ended up sounding like the complete idiot that he is.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006 - 5:00pm

Osama Bin Laden May Be Dead

I won't believe it until I see a body, but a French newspaper is reporting that Osama bin Laden is dead.  A conflicting report from a Saudi Intel source claims that he is not dead, but very ill. According to the French report, Osama bin Laden died of typhoid on August 23rd in Pakistan. Other intelligence officials remain skeptical about the report as they have been unable to confirm them with bin Laden's family.

 

There have been rumors about Osama being sick or dead many times, so I don't put a lot of stock in this one.  It is good to hope though.  It has been over five years since the attacks of September 11th and Osama has been freely running around Pakistan the whole time.  It would be great to know that he's dead.
 

Unfortunately, the Bush administration gave up on finding and killing Osama years ago and instead focused their attention on starting a war in Iraq.  They used bin Laden and 9/11 as an excuse to initiate a war with a country that had nothing to do with the attacks. 

 

Bin Laden was responsible for the deaths of thousands of American citizens, yet Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld decided he wasn't worth pursuing.  To this day, I still don't understand the logic.

 

Since George Bush failed miserably at trying to kill Osama bin Laden, let's hope the illness killed him instead.  The last known communication from the al Qaeda leader was on June 30, 2006 from an audio tape. 

 

The Saudis are attempting to confirm the burial site before announcing what their intelligence has told them.  It goes without saying that the citizens in the United States and around the world will celebrate if Osama bin Laden is actually dead.

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Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 11:00am

Democrats in Trouble in Maryland and New Jersey

While the Democrats are attempting to pick up six of the seven competitive Republican-held Senate seats, they risk losing two of their own in Maryland and New Jersey.  In Maryland, Ben Cardin (D) is running neck and neck with Michael Steele (R).  Steele has pulled ahead in one poll, but Cardin is hanging on to an average lead of 3.7%.  In New Jersey, Robert Menendez (D) is battling it out with Thomas Kean, Jr. (R).  Kean is ahead by an average of 4.0% and leads in all of them.

 

   The left should be able to hold Maryland, but New Jersey looks like it may go to the GOP.  New Jersey is a blue state, but the Democrats have had scandal after scandal in the state.  The public is growing weary of the corruption.  If the Democrats lose either one of these races, they would have to take all seven of the competitive Republican seats to take control of the Senate.  That is highly unlikely.

 

With Bush's approval over 40%, there is less contempt for the Republicans than there was only a few months ago.  The best prediction right now is that the Democrats pick up five of the seven Republican held seats (PA, RI, MT, OH, MO), but lose New Jersey.  That would give them a net gain of four seats and the Republicans would still control the Senate by a 51-49 margin.

 

The national Democrats need to start attacking if they are to have any shot of regaining control.  They must emphasize that voting for a Republican will mean Republican leadership in the Senate and House.  For example, many people voting in blue state Rhode Island do not understand that even though Lincoln Chafee is a liberal, he will vote for Republican leadership.  If Democrats can get voters to understand that, they may be able to hold New Jersey and capture Virginia.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006 - 12:00am

Two Sides That Must Talk

It is said that the shooting starts when the talking stops.  So what happens when there is never any talking?  I'd say you're asking for trouble.  Yesterday, George Bush and Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were in the same building at the United Nations in New York City, but refused to meet with each other for even a minute.

 

Bush seems to think that he shouldn't meet with the Iranian president despite the fact that the two nations may go to war with each other. You would think that if you are going to put American lives at risk, and they will be, the least you can do is try to solve the matter diplomatically.

 

The administration talks about how war is a last resort, but we all know that is far from the truth. War was the first resort when it came to Iraq and it appears to be the same with Iran.  It seems that the government is making the same mistakes all over again.

 

Who knows if anything can be accomplished by talking to a crazed, religious zealot like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but to not even make an attempt is ludicrous.  It is a disservice to the American people and to all that serve in the military.  They are the ones, not Bush, who will put their lives on the line to "solve" this conflict.  If there are no diplomatic efforts being made, how then can the commander-in-chief stand up and tell us there was no other choice but to go to war and endanger the men and woman of our armed forces.

 

There are diplomatic ways to solve the problem with Iran, just like there were with Iraq.  The Iraq war has cost us over 2,500 American lives, injured 20,000 others, and has cost us countless allies.  All the while, nothing has been accomplished.  Do we really want to end up in the same predicament with Iran simply because one stubborn leader refused to talk to another?

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Monday, September 18, 2006 - 1:30am

The Forgotten War

Activists gathered around the globe on Sunday in order to get world governments to take action in Darfur.  The genocide occurring in the Darfur region of Sudan has killed hundreds of thousands of people.  Millions more have been left homeless. 

 

   The Sudanese government is committing these atrocities. They have also refused to allow for U.N. troops to enter the country.  The protests that took place yesterday in London, New York, and elsewhere were designed to pressure the American and British governments into taking action.  To date, nothing has been done by either government.

 

There were over 20,000 people in Central Park, yet it was barely mentioned by the mainstream media.  It is well known that protests (of any kind) do not generate good ratings.

 

What's stopping the U.S. and the U.K. from taking a tougher stance in Darfur is the war in Iraq. George Bush and Tony Blair have depleted the resources of their respective armed forces and they do not have the capability of going into Sudan to fix the problem.  That is why Western governments are requesting 20,000 United Nations peacekeepers be allowed in Darfur. 

 

If not for the war in Iraq, Western leaders would be making demands and not requests.  The Sudanese would capitulate because they would have no choice.

 

When we leave Iraq, you will hear sharper rhetoric and action from the British and the American governments, but not before.  People will protest, they will make demands, and they will be outraged, but in the end nothing will be done.  It is a sad, but true reality.

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Friday, September 15, 2006 - 12:30am

Republicans Rebel Against Bush Torture Plan

Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC), John Warner (R-VA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and John McCain (R-AZ) approved a bill today in the Senate Armed Services Committee that runs directly against what the President wanted.  In fact, President Bush had gone to Capitol Hill only hours prior to press lawmakers to ignore most of the Geneva Conventions and allow for torture of prisoners.

 

The Senators correctly stated that the brutal treatment the Bush administration is using on prisoners is putting American soldiers at greater risk if they should be captured in the future.  This is precisely why the treaty was signed in the first place...to protect our troops.

 

These Republicans were actually smart enough to think a policy through.  Rather than haphazardly create new rules, they understand that if you hold prisoners indefinitely and torture them, then the same fate will befall U.S. troops when they are held prisoner.

 

Even General Colin Powell, Bush's former Secretary of State, said in a letter that the "world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism."  The General was far too kind in his wording.  The world has known for some time what Bush has been doing and they already doubt our moral superiority.

 

The bill passed very easily in the Armed Services Committee and it could go before the full Senate next week.  Unfortunately, it will probably never make it to the Senate floor because the administration does not want a fight within its own party only six weeks before the election.  They will find a way to ignore the argument until at least November 8th.

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Thursday, September 14, 2006 - 12:00am

Ann Richards, Former Texas Governor, Dies at 73

Dorothy Ann Richards died tonight at the age of 73 after a long battle with cancer.  She was most known for being the Democratic Governor of Texas from 1991-1995.  She lost her bid for re-election to George W. Bush in 1994.

 

Ann Richards spent her life fighting for the rights of women, the rights of gays, minorities, and equality for everyone.  Before her time as Governor of Texas, Ann Richards was the State Treasurer from 1982-1990.  Prior to that, she helped push Texas to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution.

 

She also delivered the keynote speech at the 1988 Democratic National Convention, which increased her public profile.  Richards ripped into then Vice President H.W. Bush with some great one-liners.

 

After serving as governor, Ann Richards stumped for other Democratic candidates and also wrote a book in 2004 about her struggle with osteoporosis.  She was diagnosed with esophagel cancer earlier this year, which is a malignancy of the esophagus.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 10:30pm

Lincoln Chafee Defeats Stephen Laffey

Lincoln Chafee (R):  54.0%

Stephen Laffey (R):  46.0%

   80% reporting (399 of 512 precincts)

Lincoln Chafee has defeated Stephen Laffey in the Rhode Island Republican primary  Turnout was huge.  There were over 60,000 votes cast.  Many local Democrats became unaffiliated in order to vote in the primary for Lincoln Chafee.  It looks like that strategy paid off.

In the Democratic primary, Sheldon Whitehouse won in a landslide.  Therefore, the general election will pit Senator Lincoln Chafee (R) against challenger Sheldon Whitehouse (D).  Polls between the two are neck and neck.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 12:00am

Republican Primary in Rhode Island

Today is the day in the state of Rhode Island for the GOP to choose their candidate to run against the Democrat in the general election.  Senator Lincoln Chafee (R) faces off against a surging Steve Laffey (R).  The last polls are all over the place, with some saying Chafee will win comfortably and other saying Laffey will win.  Put them together and the primary is a toss-up.

 

   This primary may as well be the general election because Laffey has no chance of winning against the Democrat.  Senator Chafee has a shot to win the general, which is why the Republican leadership is strongly backing him.  Chafee may be very liberal, but the GOP still needs him to win.  If Chafee holds the seat, it may be the difference in the Republicans keeping control of the Senate.  No matter how liberal Chafee is, control of the Senate is paramount to Rove and company.

 

The establishment Democrats are clearly rooting for Laffey to win today.  He is losing by 25% to the Democrat in a very blue state.  If Chafee loses, put this state in Democrat's column.  They need to regain six seats in the general election and this primary will go a long way in solidifying this seat.

 

If Laffey does win the primary, Sheldon Whitehouse (D) will be the next Senator of Rhode Island.  That would leave five more seats for the Democrats to pick up.  They would be able to devote more of their financial resources to those states if the primary goes the way they want.

 

Those resources are desperately needed in New Jersey, Tennessee, and Virginia.  In New Jersey, they are at great risk of losing their seat due to a very weak candidate.  In Tennessee and Virginia, the Democrats have very strong candidates, but need more money injected into their campaigns.

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Monday, September 11, 2006 - 12:00am

Five Years After September 11th

Five years ago today, the world changed forever when terrorists attacked the United States. Nobody will ever forget that day or where they were when they heard the news that commercial airplanes had crashed into the World Trade Center.  Not long after those two planes hit, a third would crash into the Pentagon and a fourth would crash in a field in Pennsylvania.

 

   Five years later, the world has changed dramatically.  Some changes have been good and some not so good.  After 9/11, the United States rightfully invaded Afghanistan to rid the world of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.  Al-Qaeda was directly responsible for the attacks on September 11th. The Taliban was the ruling authority in the country and they allowed Al-Qaeda to operate freely in their country and commit terrorist acts around the world.  Within months after 9/11, the Taliban was removed from power and Al-Qaeda was on the run.  That was early 2002.  America was united against the enemy.

 

Today, the story is much different.  What was a country united has since been divided.  The trigger point in the division came with the war in Iraq.  The U.S. government decided to invade Iraq in March, 2003.  At the time, the administration linked the Iraq invasion to 9/11.  They claimed that Iraq was directly involved in the attacks.

 

Years later, the truth is nowhere near that assertion.  We have learned that the administration was intent on going to war with Iraq before 9/11 occurred.  We have also learned that the administration cherry-picked intelligence information to sell the war to the American public. People on the left and around the world screamed that Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11, but it wasn't until just recently that President Bush himself admitted as much.

 

Unfortunately, the 9/11 attacks have been used as a tool by the government to further their agenda.  That agenda has divided this nation far more than it ever has been in the past.

 

After 9/11, the world reached out to support the United States.  People openly wept in the streets of Italy and Germany and elsewhere for the victims of the attacks.  Today, the world hates the United States and the American public is increasingly angry at the government. 

 

Where we go from here is anyone's guess.

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Friday, September 8, 2006 - 12:45am

All Terror, All the Time

The Bush sponsored GOP election campaign in officially in full effect and it is all about terrorism. Every speech he gives from now until the mid-term elections will be how great his party is at fighting the terrorists.  Unfortunately for him, reality shows that he has created more terrorists than killed.

 

The Democrats have been unable to show that Bush is creating more terrorism through his actions.  In New Jersey, the Democratic Senate candidate is slipping.  Thomas Keane (R) now leads Robert Menendez (D) by 2.3% in a blue state.  Also, in Missouri, Jim Talent (R) has pulled back ahead of Claire McCaskill (D).

 

This tells me that the Republican propaganda machine is working and that the Democrats continue to back bad candidates.  There are dozens of Democratic challengers for the House and Senate that just seem confused.  They don't know how to argue and fight back against the administration.  They have so much trouble articulating positions that are easily defensible.

 

So Bush will talk terror and rally his base to the polls.  The Democrats could fight back, but they won't.  They're too afraid to take a position.  I would love to be wrong, but the left is really clueless.  It just reminds me why they've lost the last three elections.  They are unorganized and directionless.

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Thursday, September 7, 2006 - 12:30am

The Secret Prison Ploy

Election season is closing in on us and the President doesn't say one word this time of year that isn't targeted toward winning the elections in November.  With that in mind, Bush admitted that there are secret CIA prisons in other countries.  His speech was an effort to make terrorism the #1 conversation going into November.  Fighting terrorism is the only area in which the GOP is polling ahead of the Democrats and they need to talk about that and not the Iraq war.

 

   This was a political move only.  Bush is trying to throw anything at the wall that sticks.  One day it's the evil media, the next day it's about secret prisons. Nobody really cares about those issues.  That is old news.  The American people care about the war in Iraq because we have hundreds of thousands soldiers over there.

 

So tell me what you're going to do to fix that problem?  Bush has done nothing in the last 3 1/2 years to protect the men and women of the armed forces.  He has only put them in harm's way. Right now, Bush could care less about the war.  He is worried about keeping his party in power. To do that, his administration thinks that Iraq is the last thing they should talk about.

 

I guarantee that you will not be hearing Bush make big speeches about Iraq in the next two months.  Unless it helps the GOP's numbers, Bush will not talk or do anything about it.  He may announce a troop reduction when the election draws near, but that will simply be false hope for the families of loved ones in Iraq.  He'll have no intention of making good on it.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2006 - 12:30am

Can the Democrats Take Control of the House?

All year long the "experts" have been saying that the Democrats would pick up some seats in the House, but not enough to regain the majority.  The Democrats need to pick up 15 seats to do that and it will not be easy.  Redistricting has made it much harder for seats to change hands.  For some reason, the courts allowed incumbent Congressman to change the map and solidify their individual districts.  Technically, there are elections for all 435 seats, but there are only about 25-50 competitive seats.

 

Pollster Charlie Cook identified 36 races that are up for grabs.  Of those, 26 of them are held by Republicans, with most in blue states.  More than 1/3 of these races are in New England, New York, or Pennsylvania.  What the Democrats are trying to do is make blue states bluer.  That also applies in the Senate too.  The Republicans that hold seats in those states are in trouble.  Massachusetts is already entirely blue, with every Congressman being a Democrat.  By November 7th, most of New England and New York may follow the same pattern.

 

Some strategists currently see the Democrats picking up anywhere from 13 to 19 seats.  That is right on the edge of taking the majority, but right now it could go either way.  The Democrats will pick up seats to be sure, but will it be enough to have a majority?  If it is, they will take control of the committees and replace the Speaker of the House.

 

I fully expect a White House surprise in the days before the mid-term elections.  They will come up with some national security issue that makes it look like they know what they're doing and it will push enough of the races in their corner for them to maintain control, even by a slim margin.  The Democrats, of course, will take this lying down as they always do.  They are still too afraid to stand up and take strong positions.

 

Of course, if Bush's approval rating sinks back into the low 30's from the 39% rating he has today, it may be too much to overcome, even if they pull some surprise on election eve.  With Bush in the low 30's, public sentiment would be so strong against him and his party that they would get swept out of office.  It is the last chance for voter.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2006 - 12:15am

James Webb Takes the Lead in Virginia Senate Race

Senator George Allen (R-VA) is in big trouble now.  Just a couple months ago, he was leading in the polls by over 20%.  The challenger, James Webb, began to make some headway and was helped tremendously by Allen's macaca comment.  After Senator Allen's racial slur, James Webb closed the lead to 4%.  Now Webb has taken the lead!  In the latest Wall Street Journal/Zogby poll, James Webb has 47.9%, while Allen is down to 46.6%.

 

   Now that Webb is running neck and neck with Allen, the Democrats have decided to give him money to compete.  However, they barely gave him a dime before.  In June, Webb had only $424,000 in cash on hand.  Senator Allen had $6.6 million!  Webb was not even able to defend himself against the negative advertising from Allen's campaign.  Now he should be able to buy ad space on television.

 

It looks like the national Democrats screwed this one up initially, so it makes me wonder how many other states they could compete in if they put up a little fight.  In Virginia, Webb was closing the lead with virtually no money before Allen even made that macaca slur.  If the DNC wised up, they might realize that the electorate is extremely angry and looking for a change.  If the Democrats don't spend any money in races they think are Republican, they limit their chances.  They have been putting their funds into only six Senate races, hoping they could win them all.

 

What the James Webb candidacy show us is that Republicans are vulnerable all over the country. If Webb can take the lead in red state Virginia with no money behind him, just think of how many races can become competitive if the left were just willing to fight.

 

There are now seven competitive Senate seats currently held by the GOP.  The Democrats need to win six of these races plus hold their own.  Those are not good odds.  If they can make, say 10 races competitive, they'd have a better chance of winning six of them.

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Monday, September 4, 2006 - 12:15am

Another Senator May Lose His Own Primary

In the state of Rhode Island, Senator Lincoln Chafee (R) is in the battle of his political lifetime. Republican Steve Laffey is challenging Senator Chafee in the primary that is to be held on September 12th.  In the latest poll conducted by Rhode Island College, Laffey held a commanding 51% - 36% lead over Chafee.  The poll has a very wide margin of error (5.1%) and other polls have been much closer, but it does show the vulnerability of the incumbent Senator.  Chafee may not even be in the general election.

 

   Unlike Joe Lieberman, Lincoln Chafee will not be running as an independent should he lose. However, this race is very important for the Democrats.  Rhode Island is considered a very competitive state that the Democrats need to win.  Even though Chafee is very liberal for a Republican, the White House is fully supporting him.  Laura Bush and other top level Republicans have been campaigning for Chafee.  If Laffey were to beat him out for the nomination, it would be a major blow to the administration.

 

The Democrats clearly want Steve Laffey to win.  The Democratic nominee, Sheldon Whitehouse, is running neck and neck with Senator Chafee, but is polling about 25% higher than Steve Laffey.  That is a huge difference.  If Laffey wins the primary, he has almost no chance of winning the general election.  If Chafee wins the primary, the Republicans at least have a decent shot of holding the seat.

 

It's hard to know if that poll is accurate, but Laffey has been picking up momentum in recent weeks.  Rhode Island is not a large state and Laffey has made progress getting his name out there as a conservative alternative to Lincoln Chafee.

 

The election is only eight days away, but it will be telling.  If Laffey wins, you can put Rhode Island in the Democrats column.  While not a guaranteed victory for Sheldon Whitehouse, it would be extremely hard for Laffey to make up a 25% deficit in a very blue state in less than two months.

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Friday, September 1, 2006 - 12:15am

Keith Olbermann is My Hero

Keith Olbermann laid the smack down on Donald Rumsfeld the other day, which invoked the ire of fascist, imperialistic conservatives.  The dictatorship-loving neocons are calling for his head for his comments on his show Countdown.  The video from Keith Olbermann is shown below.  I was going to include it last night when Rumsfeld made his insane speech, but found one that was more detailed.

 

   Make no mistake, Donald H. Rumsfeld is an evil man who needs to be locked up.  He is responsible for the reckless and irresponsible management of the war in Iraq.  He is an egotistical, elitist, fascist who would like nothing more than to kill all his enemies, both home and abroad.  He is a monster and Keith Olbermann was 100% correct in ripping him to shreds.

 

MSNBC is now waffling on their support for Olbermann, waiting to see what the public has to say.  Shame on them.  They know who is right.  They need to back their guy at all costs, because this vocal minority that is calling for his resignation is just that; the minority.  The vast majority of Americans support Keith Olbermann because he speaks the truth.

 

The vast majority of this country knows that the war in Iraq was a horrible idea and that it is costing American lives unnecessarily.  They disapprove of this President and his administration, including Donald Rumsfeld.  Hell, even moderate Republicans have called for Rummy's resignation.  However, this President has chosen to ignore the moderate voices within his own party.  He is ruled by Cheney and other imperialistic lunatics.

 

We all need to support Keith Olbermann.  We need to support not only what he said, but his right to say it.

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