Dan Chmielewski


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Obama Gaining Catholic Votes

This column by Tim Rutten in today’s LA Times is heartening and shows American Catholics are voting for a candidate based on his overall positions on issues instead of one a single and divisive issue. From the column: In fact, nearly one-third of all Pennsylvanians are Catholics, and in recent weeks, McCain’s candidacy has received…

TeamIrvine’s Sour Grapes on Fundraising

When you freqent the right wing blogs as much as I do, a persistent theme emerges on Independent Expenditure committees — or IEs — that they exist to provide a avenue for political free speech.  Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle is a political beneficiary of an IE backed by Disney.  State Rep. Chuck DeVore helps an…

Alaska’s Ted Stevens is Guilty

A convicted felon is running for re-election in Alaska.  Senator Ted Stevens was convicted today.  Here’s the AP story: WASHINGTON (AP)  — Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens has been convicted of lying about free home renovations and other gifts he received from a wealthy oil contractor. The Senate’s longest-serving Republican, Stevens was found guilty on all seven…

This I pledge…..

I know we still have 10 days to go and we’re not letting up, but once Senator Barack Obama becomes President Barack Obama, I pledge the following things: To leave my Obama/Biden bumper sticker on my car until 2011. To blame any terrorist attack in Obama’s first term on President Bush To constantly refer to…