Early Voting: Good Job, Iowa!Early state-by-state voting numbers are available at this link. For Iowa, we have already had nearly 340,000 votes cast this year. In 2004, there were a total of 1,521,966 votes cast, which means we've already seen over 20% of the 2004 total voting in the early polls! That is awesome, and again speaks to the likelihood that the numbers will likely be even higher than 2004 when the dust settles. Out of the early numbers, registered Democrats make up 48.9% of the votes, and registered Republicans make up 28.5 (the 22.7% are independent). That does NOT mean that Obama has 49% of the vote in the early polls! There was TV ad put together by some Hollywood heavyweights that, regardless of the political leanings they may espouse, delivers a message we should all support: every vote counts. Don't let yourself be[...]
October 29, 2008: Most Anticipated Event Was…...the Sister Toldjah Review of the Barack Obama Infomercial! The best part is, she absolutely nailed it with this:
He lost me at hello.So what did the big Obama Event have in common with most other 30 minute infomercials?
- They snag you with a promise of something irresistable
- They convince you that it's possible by providing "real people" to either explain it or testify to it's value
- They play soothing music intended to make you feel good about what you're watching
- Oh yeah, best part, they lie
TCR Endorsements: US Senator From IowaThis year, the US Senate seat currently held by Tom Harkin is up for grabs. I say "up for grabs" in an attempt to relieve us of the idea that the incumbent has no chance to be unseated. Harkin has been in the US Senate now for 6 terms (24 years). Without a doubt, he has done some good things while in Congress. Probably the most positive, and the one he speaks of the most, is his authoring of the Americans with Disabilities Act. He has also been a big supporter of farmers and Iowa's universities. Harkin is also known in the state, like Neil Smith[...]
Spreading The ???As I've been listening to and contemplating the whole discussion around "spreading the wealth", it's occurred to me that when the wealth is being spread, there's more than just wealth that gets spread. That's right, the poverty gets spread too. Of course, calling it "spreading the poverty" might seem too severe, but here's the thing: people have poverty, wealth, or something in between. If you spread one, you spread it all. My preference now is to think of it as "spreading the mediocrity". As we discussed in the past, providing equal access to economic resources ("spreading the wealth", or "wealth redistribution") is going to lead to a society that is motivated to meet the status quo, to do just enough to get by, to even lower itself to ensure that there is just enough work to either[...]
Stevens GuiltyI am not surprised at the guilty verdict handed down against US Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on seven counts of making false statements. And nor should anyone else. I stated earlier in the year that Alaskan Republicans needed to find another candidate, but they failed. It amazes me that people like Ted can imagine that they are not only above the law, but that in the midst of failure they should continue on with their struggle for power when they should be focusing on dealing with the issue at hand... planning a appeal. From The Hill:
The senator vowed to â€œfight this unjust verdict with every ounce of energy I haveâ€ and said he would return home to defend his seat.â€œI am innocent. This verdict is[...]
Yet Another Plot To Assassinate ObamaThe Feds managed to spoil a new plot by apparent amateurs who wanted to try and kill Barack Obama. Repudiating any attempt to take a life is easy. Seeing what this can mean is a little harder. Strong emotions are clearly evident across the country, and varying degrees of violence are queuing up to be released in very short order. I am watching people on both ends of the spectrum, and even many in the middle, becoming so charged with anger and frustration, and yet often end up misdirecting their fire. I've been on the receiving end of that recently, and[...]
That Nagging Question is Still Out There.WorldNet Daily:
The Pennsylvania Democrat who has sued Sen. Barack Obama Obamaâ€™s birthplace, which he states is Honolulu in 1961, has been raised enough times that his campaign website has posted an image purporting to be of his â€œCertification of Live Birthâ€ from Hawaii. But Philip J. Berg, a former deputy attorney general for Pennsylvania, told the Michael Savage talk radio program tonight that[...]
Itâ€™s About Time the Press Asked These QuestionsItâ€™s time questions like this get asked.
[Click the "Read the Complete Article" link below to view the video]Obamaâ€™s response? WFTV has been banned from further contact with the Obama campaign for asking these questions. Given the number of bald faced lies Biden passes off, here, (As noted in the youtube clip) you can imagine why. Thereâ€™s blood[...]