Archive for the ‘election’ Category

Gilibrand Airs Attack Ad

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has aired her first campaign attack ad against Republican Joe DioGuardi:

I think Chuck Todd is right when he reasons that this ad could bring up his name ID which isn’t hard to do since no one has heard from him.

Voting Is Scary

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Voting isn’t really scary in the United States unless something goes extremely wrong. Choosing candidates to vote for now that is the scary part. Reason Magazine has a survey of its writers and contributors and who they plan to vote for President.

My answers are down below:
1. Who are you voting for in November? Bob Barr. He is not a perfect candidate but who is. Voting for Bob Barr gives the clearest signal to the world that I side with libertarians. I’m not going to vote for John McCain because he strikes me as crazy and believes that national greatness can be brought to the country by the government. Barack Obama is a liberal who wants to spend more than most of the other candidates running and would make George W. Bush look like a fiscal conservative. So I am voting for a former member of Congress who has recently lobbied on behalf of the MPP and opposed the bailout of the banks.

2. Who did you vote for in 2004 and 2000? In 2004: I voted for Badnarik and was a candidate for the electoral college for Badnarik in New York. Badnarik was a loon who could not drive himself anywhere because he refused to give the DMV in Texas his Social Security number. But Badnarik was not Bush or Kerry and he talked and believed in smaller government. In 2000: I voted for Harry Browne. I thought about voting for George W. Bush because he said he was against nation building but I am sure glad I did not make that mistake.

3. Is this the most important election in your lifetime? I’m not sure. Looking back the 2000 Presidential Election was a big deal. I don’t think we would have gone into Iraq after 9/11 if Al Gore had been President.

4. What will you miss about the Bush administration? Laura Bush. Laura Bush has been a very gracious first lady who has had very little involvement in policy which I admire in a first lady.

5. Leaving George W. Bush out of consideration, what former U.S. president would you most like to have waterboarded and why? I’m tempted to agree with what Grover Norquist told Reason that it should be Dick Cheney for poetic justice reasons. I guess it would have to be one of the warmongering Presidents like Polk, Jackson, Wilson or Johnson.

Barak Obama: Not A Terrorist

Friday, January 19th, 2007

If you have been living under a rock or you have been declared a military combatant, you may not know that there is a U.S. Presidential election in 2008.

Barack Obama is a relatively inexperienced Senator from Illinois but a lot of people would like him to be President. People think he is unqualified because he has little experience; other people believe Obama would bring a fresh face to politics. Part of the appeal also has to do with the fact that Obama is black and electing a black Senator might be cool.

The ad hominem attacks have started agains Obama now that he is in competition for front runner status with Hillary for the Democratic Party nomination. Now Hillary Clinton and Fox News have been attacking Obama for having attended a Muslim school.

An investigation of Mr. Obama by political opponents within the Democratic Party has discovered that Mr. Obama was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Indonesia. Sources close to the background check, which has not yet been released, said Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia.

“He was a Muslim, but he concealed it,” the source said. “His opponents within the Democrats hope this will become a major issue in the campaign

Note: Obama is not a Muslim. There does not seem to be much substance for attacking someone based on what type of school they went to.