Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

It’s Thursday, one more day closer to the next primary… and then the next one… and then the nex-- well, you get the idea…

  • With their third winner in three caucuses/primaries, the gop nomination is up for grabs… but the Democrats shouldn’t be getting to giddy, as they’ve had two caucuses/primaries and two winners… this thing is gonna be decided on Super Tuesday… mark my words.
  • A former republican lawmaker (who is so conservative he makes Dubya look like Clinton) has been charged with money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges all due to his work for an Islamic charity that is thought to be funneling money to an Afghan warlord… or in simpler fearmongering terms; terrorism. (Let’s see how the gop tries to spin this… blaming the left starts in 3, 2…)
  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is on Capitol Hill this morning where he said quite a few interesting things; “To be useful, a fiscal stimulus package should be implemented quickly” and that he would “support tax cuts or spending measures to stimulate the economy” even if it would “increase the budget deficit.”
  • “President” Bush has ended his middle-east tour with a resounding… meh. He tried to coerce the president of Saudi Arabia to coerce OPEC to raise oil production, he tried to convince people that there will be peace before he leaves office (uh-huh) and well, a lot more nothing… (The entire trip reeked of desperation and did nothing to change Bush’s tainted-laden legacy. The question he really needs to ask himself is this; is there ANYTHING – save for finding bin Laden himself and strangling him with his own hands – that Bush could do to alter his legacy? I. Think. Not.)
  • And have we mentioned? That Americans are “revved up — and ready to vote”? It’s true (and considering what we’ve been through the last 7 years not a surprise). A new USA Today/Gallup poll shows that 62% of voters believe that they are “more enthusiastic about voting than usual.” It’s also worthwhile to note that the 62% is 17 percentage points higher than it was at this point in 2000 and 6 percentage points higher than it was in 2004, which was a year in which November’s voting turnout was the highest in a generation… (Again, it’s because of everything that we have been through, as a nation, and I am still optimistic, cautiously optimistic btw, that the Dems will regain the White House in November… stay tuned…)

1 comment:

American Genius said...

I'm pumped on voting this time around.