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Barack Obama

Summarizing Obama’s Press Conference

February 10, 2009

President Obama’s press conference last night was a disaster.  He came out swinging, and ended up as guilty as anyone he’s criticized for “playing politics.”  Let me summarize Obama message last night: “I’ll talk to anyone about the economy except libertarians.”  Libertarians – or Austrian, free-market economists – might be “sincere” (condescending, wasn’t it?), but […]

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Ron Paul and Dick Armey on Obama Economic Plan

January 9, 2009
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My Vote: Bob Barr, Unenthusiastically

November 2, 2008

Update: Read iMonk’s Whine and Sheesh Party.  Excellent stuff, from someone unenthusiastically voting McCain. Bob Barr is not a candidate to get excited about.  At least, I’m not excited.  I’m kinda lethargic about the whole thing.  I haven’t listened to his speeches, read his press releases, watched him on YouTube, or read the blog.  If something […]

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They’re Both Redistributers

October 28, 2008

A couple days ago, when the Obama “redistribution” audio clip came out, I braced myself, considered responding how I really want to respond, and withheld.  Look, Obama’s policies scare me.  But there’s nothing quite as disingenuous as McCain criticizing Obama on this point, or Bush-supporters doing the same.  Jacob Sullum of Reason goes ahead and […]

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McCain on Hillary: “Lipstick on a Pig”

September 10, 2008

The McCain campaign is pretending to be all in an outrage over Obama’s “lipstick on a pig” statement.  Apparently, that was sexist, even though it wasn’t about Palin, and “lipstick on a pig” is a commonly-used idiom.   Here’s McCain on Hillary’s health care proposal just last year: When asked about Mrs. Clinton his speech, […]

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Political Revival

August 29, 2008

Remember that “comeback” I was talking about for this blog?  Here it comes, and politics will drive it.  Coming down the final stretch, I figure it’s time to start blogging politics again.  Lots of stories lately, and here are the brief summaries: Obama’s Acceptance Speech:  I’m not voting for Obama, and I didn’t think this was […]

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Obama: Libertarian Paternalist?

June 23, 2008

So says George F. Will in Newsweek.  This is one of the reasons that, though I won’t be voting for Obama, I don’t buy the “he’s really, really left” meme.

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Cutting Through the Nonsense

April 22, 2008

It’s always nice when someone is able to discern the absurdity of political spin.  Here’s Jesse Walker of Reason on the political spin of the Obama-Ayers “connection” – The point of Sunstein’s comments, obviously, is not to “equate” Epstein with Ayers, just as the point of Obama’s earlier comments, obviously, was not to “equate” Ayers […]

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Just for the record…

April 20, 2008

…and in the interest of truth and fairness, here’s proof that (a) the recent ABC debate was absurd and by far the worst yet, and (b) that all the Clinton-Obama debates have been overwhelmingly biased against Obama as far as “scandal” and “gotcha” questions go. And yes, the person who conducted this little study needs […]

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Racism 101: Is There a Conversation Still to be Had?

March 29, 2008

Bill Kristol, neocon par excellence (if you can even use the word “excellence” when talking about a neocon, which you can’t…I’m still irritated that the NYT picked that guy as the “conservative,” though I’m not surprised. It is the NYT, after all.) has written an abysmal response to Obama’s speech. In the first few paragraphs, […]

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Racism 101: Obama’s “A More Perfect Union”

March 18, 2008

I’m 29 years old, and I’m already crazy skeptical and cynical when it comes to politics. So when I started reading comments this afternoon about how Obama’s speech, which I didn’t catch when it happened, was perhaps the greatest speech on race ever given by a politician, I had my doubts. I watched the speech […]

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Follow-up to Last Post

March 14, 2008

For clarification: Jeremiah Wright is not the kind of person I’m upholding as a model for racial reconciliation. I’m using the controversy as a springboard to talk about race issues. Here’s Barack’s statement on Jeremiah Wright, which I think is appropriate and not just the right move politically, but the right move period. On the […]

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Racism 101: The Politics of Racism

March 14, 2008

This is a very controversial piece, and I freely admit I may have to rethink some of this as discussion moves forward. Additional Point: One of the things I’m trying to do with this series is to demonstrate that one can agree with “liberals” or “progressives” (for lack of better words) on the causes and […]

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It’s going to be about the war…

February 28, 2008

Rush and other pundits kept saying that this upcoming election was not going to be about the Iraq war. They’re wrong. And they’re especially wrong if it’s McCain vs. Obama. Sullivan makes the point well today. McCain doesn’t want to talk about the wisdom of going into Iraq in the first place. Hillary will go […]

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