Tag Archive for Elections

Fight the Smear

Senator Barack Obama has proven he’s not to be swiftboated with a new site on his campaign web page.  Fight The Smear is already generating a lot of traffic. I heard the rumor yesterday that there is supposed to be a videotape of Michelle Obama at Trinty United Church Pulpit using the phrase “whitey.”  The Obama…

The Willie Horton-ing of Barack Obama

Floyd Brown is the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad than sunk the candidacy of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.  The ad portrayed Dukakis as soft on crime even though crime rates plunged in the late 80s as part of the Duke’s Massachusetts Miracle. Floyd Brown is at it again.  This time against…

Thank You, Hillary.

I never thought I’d say this, but Hillary Clinton has become one of my personal heroes. Despite being counted out so many times, she came roaring back strong. Despite being trashed and thrashed herself, she’s proven her ability to brush it off to continue fighting for us working people. Despite my early doubts, I came…

Did we finally reach the finish line for nomination or not?

Last night the final primaries were held in South Dakota and Montana.  Clinton carried SD and Obama took MT.  Obama has reached and surpassed the number necessary to nominate.  Unpledged delegates are continuing to move in his direction.  But some claim the race still isn’t over.  So is Senator Obama the nominee or isn’t he? …

Happy Election Day! How Was Your Voting?

Have you voted yet? If not, you still have until 8:00 PM tonight. Go over to www.ocvote.com to see where your polling place is. But if you already have voted, what was your experience? Was the polling place busy? Were all the machines working? Or did you do what I did, which was vote by…

The Real Republicans of Orange County… And Why We Should Defeat Them

“Typically in Republican primaries and typically in Orange County, the candidates are going to be pretty close together philosophically, so it makes it more challenging to indicate differences between the candidates that can convince voters they should vote for you and not the other guy.” – Dick Ackerman, Soon-to-be-termed-out State Senate Minority Leader (R-Irvine) I…