We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I just see Hillary Clinton sinking deeper and deeper.
We read about her a couple of days ago at the Gay, Transgender and Lesbian group, pleading a partnership. A Partnership? And did she wear leather or try out the fem thing?
But her fake black southern accent in Selma, and doing God-talk like she was MLK Jr, is just too much. I could hardly listen. But you can hear it here. If you can stand it, you can SEE IT here. Is this how she thinks people should talk to black folks? Or is she mocking them?
Who expected the campaigns to become so amusing, so soon?
Such questions already! Is Edwards gay? Is Hillary black? Does Romney have 6 wives and three heads? Is Giuliani a transvestite?
Wizbang has a good idea: ally yourself to the person who most pisses off the right people. I am voting German Shorthair.
Thank God that wasn't a Republican making an ass of themselves. Basicly clinton put on black face and those people cheered. Truly education has fallen on this generation of people. Let someone make fun of the way WE talk and then cheer the idiot. It appears Society will allow one side to make fun of its southern blacks but lets make sure its not the republicans. How sad she acted in that manner. Truly embarrassing. I am a Democrat and she sure as heck will not get my vote.
Heard it on Rush. This is the same posing that Gore did at a black Baptist church a couple of years ago and was roundly mocked for...can't believe Hillary's team is that tone deaf. They do live in a strange bubble...parallel universe.
When is a self respecting black long-time Democrat going to stand up and denounce this condescending mockery.
"There isn't a single candidate worth voting for."
Is there some good reason that there should be? Is 2008 an anomaly? The Democratic Party is a bat's breath away from becoming the Politburo of the Western Hemisphere. That leaves only a reason to vote against whomever they produce as the nominee for Premier of the USSA.
As always at least since Harry Truman maybe even further back, we are stuck with voting against not for someone. And don't count on that changing during the span of this generation. The bad news is that it will just get worse.
Allow me to indulge my fantasy: An honest man or woman, still happily married to their first spouse, a good parent, worked their way thru college (no rich brats need apply), devoutly religious, military service a plus, work experience running their own local small business, active in their local school and church or temple, basically an ordinary, decent law-abiding American who doesn't feel entitled, and who cares about his or her neighbors without patronizing them. Well-read, writes their own speeches and cannot be bought by campaign contributions.
Maybe we could write in Bird Dog....just kidding! Wouldn't wish political office on my worst enemy. They ought to have an episode on running for office included in that silly TV show about America's Dirtiest jobs...
George Washington spoiled us all. A man whom, I think somewhat unquestionably, could have been king or at the least something close to it. Examples of putting country before self, politically, have only sparsely arisen since then.
R., your fantasy of the common/uncommon? man (don't take that personally BD) is what most of us (country not commenter's) would prefer, I think. But as Mr. Hetman reminds us, those days are history.
It is all agenda driven nowadays, and always has been I suppose. Except for GWash. maybe. I have been voting the lesser of two evils for years. Though my estimation of 'evil' was seriously flawed for many of those years. I guess its just easier to find something I dislike than it is to find something I do like. Personally, I don't think the 'people' have any choice anymore. It has been long decided before we get a chance at input.
Sorry but I will not waste my time, even for fun, listening to Hil.
The photo is cute. Dogs have more sense than most voters.
It could always be worse...watching the History Channel's "Barbarians" right now. A great week of TV lies ahead, Saxons, Mongols and more tomorrow--have watched more TV in the last couple of days than the previous six months, watching mindless savagery, political ambition, plague, greed, etc., 1550 years ago. What bread and circuses media planners put all these rivetting hours and hours of stuff on ancient wars, intrigues, weapons on to distract us from the present?
Hey Dog... didn't you have a little run with "the boys" the LAST Time you pulled the stunt with a campaign sign? I would have thought you would know better than to have actual photos this time !!!!!!!!!!!!