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Archive for May 14th, 2008

John Edwards Boldly Endorses Obama

Posted by Mike on May 14, 2008

Not that we needed any more proof that the race for the Democrat Party nomination is over, but if this doesn’t scare She Who Must Not Be Named’s death eaters into thinking that she can’t win this year, then nothing will. For months now, Democrats have wondered which candidate John Edwards would endorse despite the fact the answer was obvious. He was waiting for the race to be over in name only, so he could endorse whoever won; and now he has.

Reuters photo

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What’s Up With Asia?

Posted by Ryan on May 14, 2008

Has anyone noticed that Asia’s been the Earth’s scratching post lately?

Cyclone smacking up Burma whose junta is playing games with people’s lives.

Earthquakes beating up China with the death toll rising daily.

Terrorism in Western India from religious strife (Muslims and Hindus).

Jeez!  When it rains, it pours, I suppose.  I guess we can just hope and pray and donate. 

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A Mississippi Massacre Portends a Cold November

Posted by Ryan on May 14, 2008

First Dennis Hastert’s seat in Illinois, then two seats in the Deep South over the past two weeks.  Three House seats historically and reliably Republican have fallen to conservative Dems (Blue Dogs) who have no business winning seats in these historically Republican districts. 

Yet, the Dems are winning them.  Mississippi Republican Greg Davis lost to Democrat Travis Childers 54-46% in a special election for a district considered reliably Republican.  Eight points is a lot to lose by in this case.  One election can be a fluke, but three in just the last few weeks and months portends a tough slog this November. 

And with McCain keeping many conservatives lethargic, who will be passionate enough with a solid agenda to lead the Republicans to victory in the Fall?  Is Congressional victory even possible? 

Where’s Newt when you need to storm the castle?  That’s right, he’s been warning of this for a while now, being lowered to lecturing the milquetoast John Boehner on how to design a winning campaign!  The Blue Dogs were supposed to be a one-term phenomenon, but could signal a campaign strategy to trailblaze a Congressional mandate in an (shudder) Obama Administration.

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