Thursday, September 25, 2008

DWTS & Political Maneuverings


Seriously?! Cloris Leachman stays? Who is voting for her instead of Ted McGinley? While we commend Cloris Leachman for getting out there and dancing at the age of 82, let's be honest. She can't dance. Perhaps people are voting for her based on her entertainment factor. That would be fine, except it's a dancing show. Does it worry anyone else that the people who voted for Cloris Leachman to stay on Dancing With the Stars will also be the same people voting for president in November?


John McCain announced yesterday that he will be suspending his presidential campaign while he returned to Washington to vote on the bailout package that Congress and President Bush are trying to push through. Senator McCain has asked Senator Obama to postpone the debate that was scheduled for Friday night. Truthfully, we don't care if they debate this Friday, next Friday, or the Friday before the election -- the date of the debate isn't an issue for us. What is an issue, however, is that neither senator has been elected president yet, which means that they are still elected senators representing the citizens of their respective states. And since both of them are receiving a taxpayer paid salary for their jobs as senators, then the people of Illinois and Arizona have the right to be represented by their senators when a vote is being held in the Senate regarding the use of the peoples' money. Senator McCain has stated that he intends to be in Washington to make sure the American people have accountability from their elected officials on the Wall Street bailout issue. Senator Obama said that if it becomes important for him to be in Washington, he'll get himself there. In the meantime, Obama stated that presidents have to multitask and that's what he will be doing. That's fine, except that he's not the president -- he's a senator; and his senator paycheck requires him to do a senator's job. The people of Illinois should feel cheated out of their Washington representation, not to mention that they aren't getting what their vote or their money is buying. Obama's lack of judgment continues to make us wonder at the complete disconnect that he and his supporters have from the workings of American democracy. How does anyone support a person who continually displays ignorance at the process of government?


Last Time, Reid Ripped McCain For Missing Votes
By Martin Kady II
Sep 24, 2008

(The Politico) Does Harry Reid want it both ways when it comes to John McCain showing up for Senate votes?This afternoon, Reid dismissed McCain's sudden move to parachute in on Washington and help solve the economic crisis.Let's compare today's statement ..."It would not be helpful at this time to have them come back during these negotiations and risk injecting presidential politics into this process or distract important talks about the future of our nation’s economy. If that changes, we will call upon them. We need leadership; not a campaign photo op."... With Reid's statement from July, when Obama showed up for a vote but not McCain (quoted in The Washington Post):"I should mention how glad my fellow Democrats and I were to have our nominee for president here to vote on these important bills. Senator Obama has come to work and taken tough stands. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for Senator McCain," Reid said. "Perhaps taking tough stands on important issues is not part of Senator McCain's campaign strategy. Perhaps he's just too busy on the campaign trail to do his day job."


Despite House Democrats relenting on extending bans on offshore drilling and oil shale in the continuing resolution appropriations bill, Sen. Jim DeMint’s office is reporting that Harry Reid is trying to sneak the oil shale ban — backed by House Democrats — back into legislation while we are distracted by the bailout brouhaha. Oil shale in America’s West is estimated to hold between 800 billion and 2 trillion barrels of oil, more than three times the proven oil reserves in Saudi Arabia alone.

Harry Reid continues to presume that the American People are ignorant. We plan to let him know just how informed we really are when he comes up for reelection in 2010.

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