Soldier field was never so dreary. 15,000 union members, well aware that the sun is setting on their way of life, hunkered down in Soldier Field to once again try to determine which candidate would screw them least. There were no Republicans on the gridiron this hot August Day as the unions know that their “great white hype” will not have “screw America’s middle class” conservative values. Instead the table was set with a meager fare of left wingers and centrist liberals. Like potatoes with no gravy this ass ugly crew of never done wells came to denigrate the intelligence of the American Worker, and deservedly so.
Hearken back several years, and you will find that it was a Democrat (Bill Clinton) who signed into law one of the worst defeats ever for union labor. We also joined the WTO under his administration, and Union membership and jobs have been declining drastically ever since. Interestingly, the wife of that president was on this stage, and nearly half of her fellow candidates had voted for NAFTA and the WTO.
So these downtrodden masses came to see if there was hope for an afterlife for American labor. They left with T-shirts, and promises. Promises that will be broken as soon as it becomes politically expedient. Promises of Pension protection, universal health care, a rebuilding of American Industry; the list goes on and on, but the reality is it was a night for Snow White and the Seven Dorks to play dress up and hand out treats to the children. Nobody present could possibly believe the lies they were told, having been marginalized so often in the past by the party claiming to be for the working man.
I said Seven Dorks because it was Kieth Olbermann who played moderator, and they couldn’t have found a wimpier guy for the task. His actual cartoon character should be puss in boots, because he let the candidates walk all over him.
Dennis Kucinich sadly believes he has a chance. He actually has a solid voting record in relation to union issues, and is possibly the most decent guy on that stage.
Bill Richardson went back to his style of reciting his resume, but he failed to mention his vote for NAFTA
John Edwards has done the legwork, but he comes off as so insincere that voting for him would be the equivalent of playing russian roulette.
Christopher Dodd was forceful, but has lost whatever charisma he had found over the last several weeks, and was all in all utterly boring.
Barack Obama is the George Bush of the left. He can’t admit when he is wrong, even if the average 10 year old knows it.
Joe Biden was terrific. When Kieth olbermann asked him if he would end no bid contracts and gave him 30 seconds to answer he said “yes.” At least if he’s lying he kept it short. Again, I could vote for this guy.
Hillary is going to be the Democratic nominee for president, but I think Joe Biden is a wiser choice for VP than Barack. Barack needs weathering, and a better understanding of what it takes to be a player on a global stage. The union folks for the most part didn’t seem to appreciate her all that much, but they no longer hold sway as they once did.
the california republican debateJanuary 31, 2008
Was absolutely unimportant. Why? Several reason, not the least of which is that John McCain can’t beat any of the remaining democratic candidates. For that matter he couldn’t beat Al Franken. He can’t even beat Al Franken in an honesty challenge.
I don’t care for McCain. I have a number of reasons for this. I suppose #1 is that he represents the worst in what America is. Don’t believe me? Let me cite a little public record for you. If you think I’m making any of this up go see for yourself.
He feels the most important thing he has ever done involved bombing the shit out of some people that at no time in their history ever threatened America. Not just any people. Third world people with no ability to defend themselves. These people had to count on aid from China and the Soviet Union to have any hope against the far superior military technology of the United States.
I’m not a particular fan of Hanoi Jane, nor having been a member of the U.S armed forces do I find them reprehensible on any level. I do however find myself disgusted by someone who failed miserably at his job claiming to be a hero. Why do I say he failed? Far less than 1% of sorties flown over North Vietnam ended in the pilot being shot down. Therefore 99% + of all pilots were better at their jobs than this mullet, and you don’t see them running around begging people to recognize their heroism. They came home, and with little fanfare went about resuming their lives.
He’s a liar. Consistently and on the public record the man lies and obfuscates in the hopes of being seen as better than his fellow man. He doesn’t just lie, he twists the truth in such a way as to sway public opinion for his own benefit which I find particularly despicable in a public servant. I think everyone else should lie a lot and with relish. Want an example?
I’ll paraphrrase here because I’m way to lazy to look up the words of a man who lies consistently and for self aggrandizement. If we leave Iraq without victory it will make our military look like failures. Not so Jack…er….John. It will make our politicians look like failures, and your own little war already proved to the world our politicians really don’t have the stomach for it.
He’s a perpetual loser. He has run for president more times than Jesse Jackson, and has never gotten a sniff. He believes this isn’t because he’s a garrulous petulant little pain in the ass. He believed so strongly that it was money alone that blocked him that he joined with Russ Feingold to create a finance reform plan that, while unconstitutional, was what he saw as his only hope to compete with people who were given money because people liked them.
He’s an elitist prick. He smirks at Mitt Romeny for being a successful businessman( and other successful business people by proxy). Yet at the same time he disdains anyone who isn’t a warmongering sycophant. If you are not part of the John McCain fanclub you are unworthy to have an opinion, and again tonight he showed his disdain for any viewpoints but his own. I hate that in a person. Unless it’s me of course. that was for you micky, you scumsucking retard.
I guess probably what I hate most about him is his fossilized ass doesn’t have the grace to retire into obscurity. He just keeps banging his little war tomtom. Tonight, when asked why voters should consider him the best man to lead in regards to the economy, he immediately began reciting his war resume. He claims a level of character he thinks none of us should dare aspire to, while flat out lying about Mitt Romney. He well may be the most scurrilous politician of our time.
Now, you wanna here what I like about John McCain? I like how he is about to get his ass trounced by a girl in the general election. He has taken advantage of the Republican parties historical “it is now your turn” style of choosing a candidate. He won’t be able to benefit from that when his lack of ideas that coincide with what the voters want become exposed in the race for president. Anyone who could start a debate in 2008 with “yes i think the american people are better off than they were 8 years ago” should be beaten with a bat until sanity returns.
Nothing personal John. You’re just a petulant little asshole who has been around so long nobody will call you on it.
Mitt: you just look wrong, dude. What common guy with a budweiser in his hand and his shrew of a wife cooking dinner barefoot in the kitchen could ever vote for someone with that perpetually pedantic look on their face.? I think you’d blow the rest away on the economy, except Ron Paul. It’s not your turn Mitt…that’s why republicans keep showing you thier backsides.
Ron Paul: I’m not sure why he wasn’t there tonight. He’s the only conservative in the race, and should’ve been at the debate. Oh, you say he was there? CNN and Andderson Cooper will disagree with you.
Mike: God you suck. Go back to preaching. The seperation of church and state is supposed to protect us from religious zealotry. It hasn’t for the last 8 years, but it truly is time for a change.
What it comes down to on the Republican side is do we wish to have a president willing to squander away all this nation has achieved into the moneypit in Iraq or do we want someone who can lead us away from American Imperialism. As Ron Paul isn’t even recognized, and McCain is being deified, I reckon we have our answer. For the first time since I started voting I’ll be voting democrat.
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