Wednesday, September 10, 2008

McCain is not for the middle Class


Families making between $37,585 and $66,354 of annual income with Obama's would get an average tax cut of $1042.00 per family while McCain's tax cut for this group would be $319.00 (Nashua Telegraph, 06/06/08)

McCains 's plan to cut taxes leaves out 101million middle class households. McCain's plan is tilted toward major corporations and the most affluent,(the rich), neglecting middle-class Americans. ( Bloomberg Press, 07/06/08)

McCain's Budget plan would add $5 trillion to the debt over the next decade.
(Los Angeles Times, 07/24/08)

Wall Street Journal: McCain's tax cut will either Explode the Federal Deficit or Require" Unprecedented spending cuts" that would have to include Sosial Security and Medicare.

Washington Post: McCain's plan to balance the budget by 2013 "is not credible"

McCain support tax breaks for corporations that are moving jobs out of the country. Obama opposes this position.

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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Another Lesson from the Past

In 1980 in the Democratic Party primary and caucus season , we had a very bitter fight between incumbent president Jimmy Carter and Senator Edward Kennedy for the nomination. Carter being an incumbent had strong wide support and Kennedy had vast support because of his name and strong support from some very powerful unions both of them had their strength and weaknesses.

As I remember Kennedy had victories in primaries in New York, Michigan, PA, Cal, Mass. and Rhode Island and many other states. While at the same time Carter was winning more states but the smaller states in the south and mid- west. Kennedy went into the convention with over one thousand delegates. Carter had several hundred delegates more and received the Nomination in a bitterly divided convention. In November Carter lost big to Reagan.

In 1984 Mondale had a similar battle with Gary Hart for the nomination If I remember Hart won primaries and caucuses in 25 different States. Once again HART HAD WELL OVER THOUSAND delegates. Once again the Party was divided and Reagan won his second term.

Now, does any of this sound familiar this year?

It might be a wise move, on the Democrat's part to pick a unifying candidate. John Edwards would be a wise choice. But no one ever has accused the Democrats of being wise in selecting their nominee.

Friday, February 1, 2008


Obama cannot not win in a general election. I will lay it on the line. He will lose Missouri and every state south of Missouri.

He might win Ill., he might win New York and California but do not forget McCain comes from a neighboring state of California and on many issues McCain is a moderate, he might run well in California. I figure Obama will carry 10 to 15 states in a general election. A middle age white male is not going to vote for an African American male for president. What Obama might gain with younger and Independent voters, he will lose among white middle age voters. Remember McCain has strong appeal with independent voters as well. Many of the white middle age voters will choose McCain over Obama. Let us use some common sense we cannot remove race from this election. Just look at the voter break down in South Carolina Primary, Race was a major factor. Race would be a major factor with many voters in a general election. The voters might not admit it. Mark my words. I have been down this road to many times before.

We Owe a Vote to Edwards

I watched the debate last night, neither candidate spoke to me in the SAME way John Edwards did. Neither candidate showed the passion that John had. I will vote for Edwards on Feb. 5th. I hope all of John's supporter would do the same for John. For over a year John has been speaking for the forgotten Americans. The struggling middle class the poor the homeless and the Veterans and the sick.

We owe it to John Edwards, who has fought for us, who has spoken for us,who has worked for us,and we owe it to ourselves. John Edwards spoke loudly and clearly all over this nation. Now it is our turn, to speak out but quietly, at the ballot box.
A vote for John would be a way that we all can say thanks John for fighting for us.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Vote For Edwards on Super tues.

to all Edwards supporters:

The sadness and sense of despair that gripped my heart this morning when the TV news told us that John Edwards would announce his withdrawal from the Presidential race was reminiscent of the day Al Gore conceded to George W. Bush. In my political experience, the only feeling more tragic was in November 2004 when we found out we'd have to endure another 4 years of the Bush regime.

The downward spiral of our economy, the disastrous foreign policy, the loss of our Constitutional rights, our involvement in the never-ending wars in the Middle East, the loss of the lives of our soldiers and the innocent Iraqi people, the deplorable treatment of our soldiers and veterans, our under-financed schools, the neglect and abuse of the environment, the no-bid contracts, the cronyism, the mercenaries, the constant reminders to be fearful, the sky-rocketing debt of trillions of dollars, the alienation of our allies, the squandering of international support after 9/11, and the lies, OMG the lies!

The only thing scarier than what Bush has done to us is the fact that our elected "representatives" let him get by with it!

If the Republicans are not stopped - and stopped in a BIG way - we can look forward to 8 more years of the same - and worse.

Those of us who have been following the candidates know that Edwards is the candidate with REAL IDEAS. While the media ignored him, Hillary and Obama took his ideas, claimed them for their own, and the press stood by and watched. No, that's not quite accurate. The press put Hillary and Obama in the limelight, gave them credit for John's ideas, and basically shoved the two celebrity candidates down our throats.

Well, I am tired of the media slanting the coverage, ignoring viable candidates, and narrowing down our choices when we haven't even had the chance to vote yet!

Let's not take this lying down! Let's give them something to report that they can't ignore!

We need a swelling of grass roots support for Edwards. His campaign may be suspended, but we can keep it moving. They can't take our voice away unless we let them. Keep making phone calls, sending letters and emails, organize a group in somebody's basement, and GET THE VOTE OUT next week! It's not over until the fat lady sings, and I'm just warming up my voice. How about you?

Edwards' name is still on the ballot. Let's give him a mandate to return. There are TWO things that will make our voice heard. VOTES and CONTRIBUTIONS.

Here's my pledge: I will VOTE for Edwards on February 5th, I will make a financial CONTRIBUTION to a political candidate for the first time in my life, and I will seek out other Edwards supporters and VOLUNTEER to stuff envelopes or something!

Please join me! I don't ever want that sinking feeling again.

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Circling the Drain

Like George Carlin said, we're circling the drain. If the Republicans regain control of everything again, we may as well just push the power flush button.

Eight years of Republican rule have been devastating to our economy, our veterans, the homeless, the poor, our school systems, small businesses, to name a few. And eight years of "W" has projected us into a never-ending war, alienated our allies, and ruined our reputation around the world - what a disgrace!

When will the Democrats wake up and promote a candidate for whom the majority of people will vote? Neither Hillary Clinton nor Barack Obama can win the national election. Let's get real.

There are just too many people - Republican, Democrat, and Independent alike - that can't stand Hillary. Many of them don't even know why - they just don't like her and won't vote for her. Many do have reasons. Many just wouldn't vote for any woman under any circumstances.

Barack Obama's chances aren't much different. He just hasn't had the exposure Hillary has, so they don't have as much ammunition. What do we know about him? He can deliver a great speech. He has some charisma. But we've seen him in debates and one-on-one interviews, and he's not up to par. His responses are vague with no specifics whatsoever. All of that aside, the real question is whether he can win the national election. Maybe he could - if he didn't have to run against the Republicans. Or, as much as I hate to say it, if he wasn't black. Just as many Americans just wouldn't vote for a woman, many wouldn't vote for a black person. Not a nice thought, but nevertheless, it's true.

Many Americans have risen above such racial prejudice, even in the South, and would vote for a black man. If his middle name wasn't Hussein. Or if his father and stepfather hadn't been Muslim. Or if his church didn't proclaim a "non-negotiable commitment to Africa" and affirm "ministries that address the Black Community". We've all seen the emails claiming that Obama won't sing the national anthem, won't recite the Pledge of Allegiance, or put his hand over his heart for either one, etc. etc.

John Edwards MUST stay in the race, and the Democrats MUST nominate him, that is, if they want to WIN.


Monday, January 28, 2008

General Election Out look at this Stage of the Campaign

The actual numbers varies from time to time. But there is about 40 percent of the nation that votes Democratic or leans democratic about 33 percent are Republican or leans Republican the rest are the swing independent voters. This group is growing.There is about 27 to 30 percent of them. In every general election the battle is for the Independent voter. This group controls the outcome of almost every election.

Hillary strength is with in the party itself Obama has strong support also with in the party and some appeal out side with the Independent up scale voters. Edwards strength is with white middle class male voters but he is often the second choice for most of the Hillary and Obama supporters and he would have strong appeal to Independent voters in a general election because of his southern roots and economic message. John appeals to many angry voters in all three voting groups This is why he does better in polls against any Republican nominee in a possible general election match up. If Obama receives the nomination he will loose many of the white male voters. Hillary would have the same problem.

Even though Obama has appeal out side the democratic base in a general election he would loose some of the base especially if the Republican nominee is John McCain. Most of these are blue collar white voters that grew up in the 50's and 60's. A very large group that are loyal voters.

Many will say I am overlooking the black vote this groups votes about 90 to 95 percent Democratic, so obama won't gain many votes in that area because they are part of the base and normally vote democratic regardless who it is.