President Obama

Congratulations to the new President Elect. I hope that we’ll be able to heal the divide in this country, but at the same time it’s time to start holding the Democratic party’s feet to the fire on progressive issues – if Bush could claim a mandate after the squeaker in 2004, this is a landslide,… Continue reading President Obama

My two surprises so far on the results.

1) PA called early, had figured Obama would probably get it but to have it close instantly was a huge surprise. 2) VA not called early. I figured it was the bellwether for Obama, and at this rate he may make it to 270 without VA called yet. 8:02pm Pacific time – MSNBC called the… Continue reading My two surprises so far on the results.

What a change from the old days!

The following statement can be found here Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations 136 East 67th Street New York, NY 10065 STATEMENT 20 October 2008 ON FUNDRAISING LETTER FROM JOHN MCCAIN ELECTION CAMPAIGN We have received a letter from Senator John McCain requesting financial contribution to his Presidential campaign. In this… Continue reading What a change from the old days!

Krugman on the candidates’ health care policies.

Krugman on McCain’s healthcare plan vs. Obama’s: Health Care Destruction Skipping to the punchline: I agree: the McCain plan would do for health care what deregulation has done for banking. And I’m terrified. Jumping back: Barack Obama offers incremental reform: regulation of insurers to prevent discrimination against the less healthy, subsidies to help lower-income families… Continue reading Krugman on the candidates’ health care policies.

Rap Battles, translated.

Warning, NSFW. Perhaps more amusing than the actual video is the near-Rickroll-like email the URL for this was included in: Obama/McCain Debate Preview The debates are only a couple weeks away, and it may be worth discussing the strengths of the respective candidates on the floor.

Obama vs. Dukakis

We really need to get over this whole “Mr. Nice Democrat” thing. We don’t need post-partisanship, or less partisanship… we need BETTER progressive partisanship, and candidates who will give the strong rhetorical and ideological boots-in-the-rear to the conservatives. It seems like Democrats only do that in the primaries… and that’s exactly the time when we… Continue reading Obama vs. Dukakis

Categorized as 2008 Election


Ok, there hasn’t been much political discussion this time around, mostly because I’m getting most of my political news via the same half-dozen Democratic blogs that you probably are. This time, though, I had to comment on McCain’s VP choice… not because I either approve or disapprove but rather because a meme that popped up… Continue reading “VPILF”