Tag Archives: 2008 Presidential Election

Election ’08

Question 1.  It failed because, (1) outspent 10:1 ‘no’ would have prevailed even if no meant that the State will kill your kitten and (2) it was too extreme and even though the Legislature would have reversed the referendum outcome and perhaps actually discussed spending, opposition didn’t have to discuss such nuance. Question 2.  I could give a rat’s ass.…

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Waiting To Exhale

The election of Barack Obama as President of the United States (POTUS) is an event fraught with many levels of significance. The most obvious one is that he’ll be the nation’s first black president. Some commentators have suggested that Obama’s role as POTUS will help America heal the wounds of its racist past. Maybe. More to the point, Obama as…

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Blue England

Have you ever been to Piscataquis County, Maine?  It is one of the largest counties (in area) east of the Mississippi River.  Baxter State Park and Moosehead Lake are in Piscataquis County.  Despite its huge size, this county has less than half the population (17,235) of Arlington.   Piscataquis County is the only county in the six New England states…

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McCain’s peak

Remember when McCain was actually beating Obama in the polls for little while?  McCain chose Sarah Palin on August 29th, and instead of the Democratic convention giving Obama a bounce, McCain enjoyed his highest numbers for the next week, with his greatest gains coming after Palin’s convention speech, which almost beat McCain’s ratings for his acceptance speech.   All we…

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The Obama Victory Speech – and Predictions

I really don’t want this to sounds like sour grapes, but was that Obama victory speech one of the worst that he has given?  The guy can give a good speech, that my friends was not his best (his Iowa one was good).   I really hoped that there would have been a classy time when he truly attempted to…

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A Time To Gloat

Shortly after the left-lurching Democrats were beaten back by the American people in 1994, Republicans and conservatives were instructed not to gloat. Shortly after Republicans attained all three branches of government in 2000, we were instructed not to gloat. Beginning last night the Democrat gloating had begun, but we Republicans also have a reason to gloat. The Republicans-in-name-only are officially…

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