The Senate of the United States may not be a modern day reflection of Nero’s Rome, but political fiddling and plotting in its chamber is perhaps just as flagrant. Any fillibustering or finessing which may subsequently occur as a result of Friday’s non binding pronouncement will certainly threaten the potency of the Democrat’s original stimulus package. This is something the country simply cannot afford.
For ease of access and as an historical record for Obama supporters,”An Australian for Barack” is a group listing of 50 of the 121 magazine articles I managed to write while supporting Barack via my website Telling Thoughts during the 2008 US Presidential campaign. Links to the articles, many of which include videos,are listed monthly in chronological order.
John McCain keeps saying, “I know how to deal with Bin Laden, I know how to”get” him. I’ve got the experience”. This is crazy stuff from McCain, and unfortunately Barack let this claim go unchallenged. Maybe he believes that most people can see through this McCain nonsense. Think about it. If McCain knows how to”get” Bin Laden as he puts it, why hasn’t he let his Commander in chief and good friend President Bush or anyone else into the secret. Bush and the American military top brass need to hear “McCain’s” strategy for nailing Osama Bin Laden. Somehow I think they’ll be waiting a long time.
Unlike Bill Clinton’s legacy, President Franklin Delanor Rooseveldt, affectionately known as FDR, is especially remembered for his remarks following the signing into law of the financial regulations contained in the Glass Steagall Act of 1933. Also known as the Banking Act of 1933 (48 Stat. 162). Rooseveldt saw the Depression as a matter of confidence, people had stopped spending, investing and employing labor because they were afraid. As he stated in his inaugural address “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”
Unnecessary speed sank the Titanic. The words from the findings of the 1912 enquiry into the tragedy need to resonate powerfully with America’s politicans. Speed is the enemy of good judgement. Unjustifiable speed in approving President Bush’s rushed and flawed republican bail out proposal as a salve to Wall Street in the current crisis, will most assuredly wreck and dash the hopes of the American people, long into the future. The collapse of the country’s financial system is nothing short of a national emergency.
Looking a lot more relaxed than in the Primaries, HRC did a fine job in Nevada. I think she is angling for the job as the Secretary for Health in an Obama administration. I have no problems with that, providing she is genuine in her support for Obama. She won’t get a better offer at the moment – I am sure. Clinton’s Nevada performance showed how much better she is without that no good lying husband of hers hanging about.
I won’t apologise for attempting to seize the nomination. Only I can beat McCain. No one is going to beat a Clinton. Bill and I know how to play hardball. We play to win, no rules, whatever it takes. There will be no “fairytales” for Barack Obama – Friends, Democrats and Countrymen – This is your comeback queen – Yes I Am – I think?
I suspect that one day history will record this campaign as the Clintons’ political Waterloo. A campaign and a strategy clearly driven by their lust for power; and not in any way as a result of a genuine desire to serve and care for people. The voting public are beginning to understand this. Especially when they see with their own eyes, that the Clintons’ are prepared to do and say anything to win the nomination. As we speak, the Clinton policy of take no prisoners and win at any cost has reached its virtual point of no return. (NB.This prophetic story is repeated from February in view of unfolding events) Its title “Clintonism: Politics without Principle”.
Obama-DNC Fundraising Deal
After a series of discussions, the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee have decided to file papers with the Federal Election Commission establishing a “joint fundraising agreement.” Under the law, such a committee can accept up to $28,500 from individuals, most of which would go to the DNC.
Presumptive Republican nominee John McCain has [...]
Star/WTHR Poll:Obama edges Clinton
Officials in both camps agree: The race is a toss-up that will remain hotly competitive
By Mary Beth Schneider
Posted: April 25, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama holds a narrow lead over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Indiana, with the outcome of the May 6 primary likely in the hands of a large number of undecided voters, according [...]