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Posts tagged "Politics"

Derrick Goold is no one-trick pony. As political commentary goes, this is as sharp as anything out there.

Every team goes into Spring Training knowing that it is going to win 60 games and it is going to lose 60 games. What matters is those other 42 games, and those are the swing states.

George Will

I don’t agree with his politics, but I love his love of baseball.

He went on to say that the only Oscar-nominated movie that he has seen is Moneyball, and he has seen it 4 times.

julie81:

Project Vote Smart - a message from the founder, Richard Kimball.

As this election year gets crazier and further away from what’s important, just thought I’d remind y’all to really educate yourself about candidates you elect.

Guys, PVS is an important organization that I really care about. I interned at PVS back in undergrad and it was a great experience.  I learned a lot about elections, politics, and candidates. 

What Julie said.

And finally, and perhaps I’m reaching here, the President has an eye toward the future… 2016. We know that he is a forward thinking and strategic guy. Let’s assume he wins re-election. I don’t think anybody sees Joe Biden, who will by then be 74 as a future President. The Democrats have four years to find and develop a rising star. Who is on the horizon now? I would have to say that on November 7 Hillary would be the odds-on favorite to be the next nominee. She’ll likely step down after this term and that will give her four years to catch up on her rest, make another fortune on the private side, burnish her reputation further with Bill’s Foundation, and raise a war chest for the election.

Yes. Please.

"I possess a sort of sociopathic narcissism that makes me think that I should be in charge of everyone, but …"

(via pitchfork)

Practically speaking, I do not understand the ambition that compels some Republicans to attack Mitt Romney so aggressively. The vitriol in this debate is shocking to me. The Democratic Party, it’s PACs, and President Obama will do enough to take Mitt Romney down, why arm them with questions and quotes? Can Ron Paul and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich honestly still believe that they have enough of a shot at the Republican nomination that this is a worthwhile endeavor for their party? Is it just the media driving the rhetoric? I’m confused.

Here are some things that I think are facts:

  • All Republicans/conservatives will accept any Republican/conservative over Barack Obama;
  • No Republican/conservative is going to garner more electoral votes than Mitt Romney; and
  • Republicans/conservatives are thereby only hurting their own cause to the extent that they are disparaging/undermining Mitt Romney.

I just don’t get it. It’s a money grab, right? These guys are all making money on dinners and speeches and books and, in the process, completely screwing their party’s most promising candidate, right? Listening to these guys talk about “America’s best interest” seems silly in light of their stated beliefs and contrary political maneuvers.

A funny, well-put video about gerrymandering by the Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video(s) guy.

Re: gerrymandering: “sounds like a filthy sex act, but is actually a lot less fun.”

thedailyfeed:

A record-high 81% of Americans are dissatisfied with the way the country is being governedPrior to 2008, the survey’s highest “dissatisfied” result was 66% in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal that brought down Richard M. Nixon’s presidency. You know something’s wrong with your approval rating when Watergate’s considered the “good old days.”

I want my blog to be about my nephew, my sports obsessions, my health/wellness, humor, and … misc., but, in this instance, I have to jump into the fray.

THIS IS NOT AN INDICTMENT OF A PRESIDENCY; THIS IS AN INDICTMENT OF BIPARTISANSHIP.

This comparison to Nixon’s presidency is obnoxiously and unnecessarily pejorative. The current political environment is one of compelled alignment and compulsory rejection of opposing ideas. As far as I can tell, Barack Obama does not stand for either of these things, except to the extent that he calls to our attention the Republican Party’s and conservative media’s attempts to polarize us (far) beyond reason.

Keep an open mind for the next year. Watch and read coverage from a diverse spectrum of news and media. Decide for yourself.

(via thedailyfeed)