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Tom Lantos (1928-2008)

Posted by Mike on February 11, 2008

Congressman Tom Lantos passed away today at the age of 80. Although most of his political positions were nothing to brag about, Lantos was always a class act and a patriot who truly loved his country. Having survived the Holocaust during his youth, Lantos clearly understood the nature of evil in our world and possessed the courage and strength necessary to confront it. Lantos loved America and the freedoms it guarantees, and fought for both until the day he died.

Tom Lantos always did what he thought was right, and did so with dignity and respect for political friends and opponents alike. May he rest in peace.

Reuters photo.

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The Company Obama Keeps

Posted by Mike on February 11, 2008

It’s normally unfair to judge a politician based on the act of a single supporter, and I don’t blame Barack Obama for this one. However, when someone who not only supports a candidate but works in the candidate’s headquarters and the act in question is displaying a picture of Cuban murderer Che Guevara on the wall, it should make one wonder what it is about the candidate that makes him so attractive to the naive and/or ignorant.

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Not Looking too Good

Posted by Ryan on February 11, 2008

Here are a few of She Who Must Not Be Named’s problems facing tomorrow’s “Potomac Primary” of Maryland, Virginia and DC: 

The latest revised count of pledged delegates (not counting all of those shifty “super-delegates”) has O’Bama with a slight lead over She Who Must Not Be Named.

On top of that, O’Bama’s won 17 contests to her 8 in the past week or so.

SWMNBN fired her campaign manager after this weekend’s defeat.  This is the same campaign manager who served as SWMNBN’s chief of staff when SWMNBN was First Lady, so this must have been a hard decision. 

Maryland and DC have huge numbers of African-American voters, but Virginia does not.  That’s a bit of good news for her… but what if she can’t take Virginia despite the demographic advantage?  And what do those pesky super-delegates do if SWMNBN loses the pledged delegates by Convention time?  Don’t many of them owe their careers to she and her husband’s co-Presidency?

In truth I’d rather be where I am, a Republican mulling over McCain, than a Democrat fighting in the trenches of an Uncivil War, which looks like its not about to end any time soon.

AP photo.

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