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It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad Country We Live In

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

There are times when I'm sure the United States won't survive the remaining days until we elect our next president...let alone the day after. As I watch the McCain campaign succumb to increasingly divisive acts of desperation...fomenting fear and animosity by directing innuendo at ignorance...I can't help but question the ...

Sledgehammer Nuance

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

When I take my kids out for the rare trip to the donut shop, it’s serious business. They check the big glass cases over carefully, evaluating each donut, assessing the pros and cons, size, weight, construction.  Finally decision made, the fingers come out. “That one.” “That one.” “That one.” We behave differently when we ...

McCain-Palin: The Perils Of Promoting The Past As Prologue?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

It seems to me that a significant question will emerge in the aftermath of the 2008 election. The crux of that question has been framed by the inflammatory rhetoric of the McCain-Palin campaign in recent days. In its effort to sway voters and win this election, the McCain campaign has ...

Lynn Westmoreland: Everything’s Better When it ‘Sits on a Ritz’

Friday, September 5th, 2008

DOH! Everyone says something stupid sooner or later, it's the curse of the error-prone connection between the human brain and mouth. When the average person tastes gritty shoe leather in their pie hole, they stop, apologize, and everyone moves on. But politicians aren't like you and me. Take the case of Georgia ...

From His Mouth to God’s Ear

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Yesterday I was at Mass, and the Homily was about racism. Father Robert talked about how when Kennedy was running for president, the prevailing meme was that he'd doom the nation to Papacy, and once elected would follow the Pope's edict and make America a Catholic nation. Sounds ludicrous now, ...

Obama Shouldn’t Be In Hawaii - Has “I Must Be Doing Cokie” Roberts Lost It?

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

While I've never been a fan of Cokie Roberts, I haven't found her to be as obnoxious as other right-leaning pundits...until today. A regular on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, today Roberts launched into a tirade about the fact that Barack Obama has chosen to vacation in Hawaii. Roberts suggests ...

Pot vs. Kettle: OMG!! They’re Black!

Friday, August 8th, 2008

This ranks right up there with ‘teh stupid'. When a weary and jet-lagged Barack Obama took the stage on the last day of the UNITY Journalists of Color convention in Chicago last month, most of the attendees had already left. But there was still a healthy crowd of over 2,500 there ...

“Race” For The White House: Who’s Driving The Straight Talk Express?

Friday, August 1st, 2008

I suspect that John McCain is no longer the driver of the straight-talk express. I say as much in light of two developments. One, in the last few weeks, the McCain campaign has been retooled with a number of former Bush campaign operatives...operatives who cut their teeth under the tutelage ...

Is This Race All About The Race?

Sunday, July 27th, 2008

There is a perception that Barack Obama exudes a degree of hubris that may be viewed negatively by a number of voters. The unasked question is whether this impression has its origin in the fact that Barack Obama is actually an over confident candidate or simply a candidate who exceeds ...

Another Republican Class Act

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

The NJ state Republican web site was running a banner slogan saying "Obama Loves America like OJ Loved Nicole" - boy, that's the kind of political discourse that elevates the process.  Who, them racist?  No "oh my God, it's a scary black man!" theme there.  Subtle as a flying mallet, ...

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