Whenever elections draw near, I find myself contemplating the legitimacy of all of the candidates; Democrat or Republican, Liberal or Conservative. As sad as it may be, it feels as though no politicians can be fully trusted anymore.
The people who we solely rely on to protect our freedoms can barely be honest with us? Shameful, in my opinion. Continue reading →
The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
–Mitch McConnell, after the midterm elections of November 2010
In the wake of the 2008 electoral victory by Barack Obama and the Democrats, there was much discussion about what this meant for the Republican party. Was it inevitable they would have to become more liberal to keep in touch with changing demographics? Even the Conservative commentator Fred Barnes suggested post-election that it may be time to “elevate moderates to positions of leadership.”
Subsequent to the election, moderates have been largely rejected by the base of the Republican party. Michael Steele was chased out of his seat as head of the RNC, even as Republicans rode to victory in the midterm elections. House and Senate leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have often been derided as too lenient to Obama by right-wing bloggers and talk radio. Continue reading →
As someone who had remained blissfully ignorant of politics for most of my life, I find it annoying that my mind is constantly filled with concern and disgust over what I would like to believe are political differences, but I know come down to much more than that. Continue reading →
This past election I supported a candidate more than I ever have in the past. I donated time, money, my voice and ultimately my vote for Barack Obama. I truly felt that Obama would bring about the changes the country needed, even if I didn’t agree with every policy. But I have to admit to being a little gun shy in believing in a politician. Continue reading →
Let’s face it, Obama may have won, but he won a crap job. The world is in total chaos, the economy is crashed, and of course we have those pesky wars to deal with. We’ll see how those six pack abs and that constant smile hold up after four years of being commander and chief. Hell, look at George W. after 8 years, and he didn’t even seem to give a shit.
It seems like most Democrats and Republicans agree that the transition is going well. Both parties seem pretty happy with President-Elect Barack Obamas’ picks for cabinet positions, and even President Bush seems to be going along with things, at least 80% of the time.