Dan Chmielewski

Colin Powell endorses Obama for President

Former secretary of state Colin Powell, a man respected by both parties, has endorsed Barack Obama for president.  There’s so much to say here, but I believe this endorsement undercuts the notion that only patriots (men and women in the armed forces) support McCain.

Catholics Can Vote for Obama Without Sin

In today’s LA Times, this Op-Ed by Douglas Kmiec.  And for Catholics, reassurance that a vote for Senator Obama is not a sin. From the column: Some Republicans are telling Catholics that supporting Obama is a sin. Catholics are instructed not to cast a ballot for an advocate of abortion, but these partisans overstate the…

More Smears Against Todd Gallinger

I’m always amazed when some people where their bigotry on their sleeve, but the latest scoop over at the Irvine Tattler is how Irvine City Council candidate filed a defamation lawsuit for a Hamas Charity.  How bad are journalistic standards when we can’t even used the words “alleged Hamas Charity,” especially when the hotlink to…

San Bernadino Republican Group Uses Images of Ribs, Fried Chicken, Watermelon and Obama

I know a considerable number of Republicans read this site.  So I’m calling on each of you to condemn this action by a San Bernadino Republican Group using racists imagery to smear Senator Barack Obama. From the story: A San Bernardino County Republican group has distributed a newsletter picturing>Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on a…

Joe the Plumber: Behind the Headlines

Matt Cunningham loves the Joe The Plumber story.  Joe, a man who confronted Barack Obama about the Senator’s tax policy, has two big strikes against him and in this case, two strikes and you’re out. First off, if Joe is a plumber, he has no license.  The Toledo Blade reported that Joe’s name and possible…

Sarah Palin and the AIP

Salon.com has a fantastic article that details Sarah Palin’s close association with the secessionist Alaska Independence Party. These guys sound like domestic terrorists in training. from the article: In Wasilla, the AIP became powerful by proxy — because of Chryson and Stoll’s alliance with Sarah Palin. Chryson and Stoll had found themselves in constant opposition…