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will.i.am is a Democratic Party Drone

Monday, May 11th, 2009

Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas decided to become politically active last year along with a large number of celebrities pushing for Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy. Will.I.Am did that corny “Yes We Can” YouTube video where Will I Am got a bunch of celebrities to proclaim their worship to Barack Obama and his candidacy. That was okay. That was not a problem for me. I kind of liked Barack Obama as a Presidential Candidate he was talking about transparency and rolling back some of the horrific foreign policy decisions of the Bush Administration. If I had to vote for Barack Obama or John McCain, I probably would have voted for Obama. Lots of celebrities supported Obama and still do because he was cool and liberal among other things.

Now Will.I.Am is planning on meeting Terry McAuliffe at at least four events as he campaigns to get the Democratic Party’s nomination for Governor. Terry McAuliffe is not from Virginia and has not spent any amount of time in the state of Virginia other than parts of Northern Virginia inside the beltway. will.i.am stated in a press release:


“Terry is my good friend and my closest political mentor,” said will.i.am in a statement released by the campaign. “He will be a great governor because of his passion to help people and his understanding of the grassroots community. I look forward to joining him on the campaign trail.”

To me this sounds like will.i.am does not have a specific reason other than he probably met Terry McAuliffe with Barack Obama once. will.i.am is a hack. Hip-hop should not support professional politicians.

Arlen Specter Bolts the GOP

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Arlen Specter, Senator from Pennsylvania, has announced he is about to jump ship from the Republican Party to become a member of the Democratic Party. It seems a large part of the reason Arlen Specter left the Republican Party was because he was being challenged in the Republican primary by Pat Toomey and his Club for Growth posse.

This will make the Democrats reach the magic number of 60. 60 is a magic number because if the Democrats have 60 votes in the Senate they will theoretically be able to end a filibuster by getting a cloture vote at any time. Democrats will not always stick together on the party line so the 60 votes does not automatically mean the Democrats will be pushing through their agenda. Arlen Specter’s switch from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party clearly does increase the Democrats’ membership in the Senate by 1.69% which certainly helps the Democrats.

Update:Video from Notes From A Different Kitchen

Offshore Drilling. Maybe Later?

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Before the economy collapsed in the fall, Republicans were planning on using offshore drilling as a political issue against the Democrats. It was going to be the perfect issue for the Republicans where they would have an actionable policy that the Democrats refused to go along with despite the wishes of the majority of the American people. The Republicans went so far as to choose Alaska Governor Sarah Palin based almost entirely on her support of oil drilling culminating in her catchphrase of “Drill Baby Drill.”

But the Democrats did not extend the offshore drilling ban. I am still not sure if the ban was not extended because the Democrats were not organized enough to renew the ban or if they realized it was bad politics and policy.

Now it appears that Barack Obama is at least putting into practice a delay of offshore drilling for 6 months. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar put out a statement saying that the administration wanted to extend the time for “review” on offshore drilling which is just a Washington D.C. of saying delay. Ken Salazar does give legitimate reasons which he may be sincere about including studying the uses of other forms of alternative energy and reconsidering the royalty rates on offshore drilling.

Obama should be prepared for the Republicans to use this against him. The Republicans will not turn down a political issue artificially causing oil prices to be higher.

Superdelegate Counting

Monday, March 10th, 2008

The Presidential race is still neck and neck between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and may come down to the ever important Super Delegates.

Congresspedia has released a widget to keep track of the Superdelegates.

Russell Simmons Endorses Barack Obama

Monday, March 3rd, 2008

Russell Simmons put out a press release today endorsing Barack Obama.

This is clearly a sign of the end of the road for Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Russell Simmons has had a closer relationship on legislative issues with Hillary Clinton. Russell Simmons also was annoyed at Barack Obama’s criticism of hip-hop after Don Imus’s firing. Despite these facts, Russell Simmons endorsement shows the power of Obamamania.

Snoop Represents The Gangsta Party

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Snoop was recently on CNN’s Larry King talking about politics and other things.Snoop told Larry King that he isn’t down with the Republican or Democratic parties and the he represents the Gangsta parties. Maybe Snoop Dogg should look into the Guns and Dope Party