Redefining Barack Obama

Redefining Barack Obama

ImageWhile Hillary Clinton was out knocking on doors in Scranton today, Barack Obama is still trying to explain why his not an elitist. Obama supporters such as Sen. Bob Casey Jr. took to the airwaves to defend Obama against charges that he is an elitist.

Joe Biden Explains Why He has not Endorsed Clinton or Obama

Joe Biden Explains Why He has not Endorsed Clinton or Obama

ImageSen. Joe Biden (D-DE) was a guest today on CNN’s Late Edition program. What I found interesting was his reasoning for not endorsing Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. Wolf Blitzer asked Biden if he planned to endorse either of the two candidates. “No, I do not. But I’m helping them both when they call me. I speak to them not infrequently.

Democrats Link War and the Economy

Democrats Link War and the Economy

ImageIn this week’s Democratic radio address, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) discussed both the Petraeus/Crocker testimony about the Iraq war before Congress this week, and the damage that the war has done to the U.S. economy.

Obama Talks about Voter Anger with Politics as Usual

Obama Talks about Voter Anger with Politics as Usual

ImageOn Friday night in Terre Haute, IN, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama used a town hall meeting to speak about voter frustration and anger at the politics as usual campaigns of Hillary Clinton and John McCain. “And for 25, 30 years Democrats and Republicans have come before them and said we’re going to make your community better.

Obama Calls Executive Pay an Outrage

Obama Calls Executive Pay an Outrage

ImageDemocratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke today in Indianapolis, IN where he called for passage of a bill he proposed in the Senate that would require a non-binding shareholder vote on executive pay packages. “We all believe in that fundamental, American value that if you do good work, if you’re successful, you should be rewarded.

This is America, right?

This is America, right?

ImageAs if it wasn’t enough that China insisted that it’s parliamentary police lay its corrupt and oppressive feet on the soils of London and Paris, beating down protesters along the way; they apparently think they are in charge over in the United States as well.

Radio Show Wrap Up 4/10/08

What a wonderful train wreak that was. Eventually I’ll get this whole sounding intelligent and talking straight at the same time thing down. However I do blame myself for being absolutely unprepared since all of the notes I wrote down for the show had come up missing.

John McCain’s Identity Crisis

John McCain’s Identity Crisis

ImageA little more than two weeks ago Republican presidential candidate John McCain took a hands off approach to government aid for homeowners who have been caught up in the mortgage crisis. Today, McCain completely reversed his position. On March 25 McCain said, “I will not play election year politics with the housing crisis.

Obama Reacts to Bush’s Iraq Speech

Obama Reacts to Bush’s Iraq Speech

ImageDemocratic presidential candidate Barack Obama issued a statement today, in reaction to President Bush’s Iraq speech today. Obama said, “President Bush gave no answer to the most important question about the way forward in Iraq: how will we end this war that is not making us safer?

The Angry Scotsman Radio Show: Wrap up

What a wonderful train wreak that was. Eventually I’ll get this whole sounding intelligent and talking straight at the same time thing down. However I do blame myself for being absolutely unprepared since all of the notes I wrote down for the show had come up missing.

Reid: Bush Only Has Exit Strategy for Himself

Reid: Bush Only Has Exit Strategy for Himself

ImageSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had some harsh words for President Bush’s announcement that there will be a halt to troop withdrawals from Iraq in July. Bush also announced that he is cutting the length of troop tours from 15 months down to a year. However, this change doesn’t impact troops already on the front lines.

Why Obama is Right on Talking to Iran

Why Obama is Right on Talking to Iran

ImageOn Tuesday during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing about the progress of the Iraq war Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama suggested once again that we should implement a diplomatic surge that would include talking to Iran about the situation in Iraq.

Clinton Calls On Bush to State Iraq Endgame

Clinton Calls On Bush to State Iraq Endgame

ImageToday while speaking in Aliquippa, PA Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on President Bush to use his speech tomorrow to talk about the endgame for the Iraq war. “I have two requests of President Bush for his speech on Thursday. First, I call on the President to answer the question that General Petraeus did not.

Pelosi: Columbia Free Trade Will Not Pass

Pelosi: Columbia Free Trade Will Not Pass

ImagePresident Bush decided to ignore the recommendation of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and send the Columbia Free Trade agreement to Congress for a vote, yesterday. By law, all trade agreements must be voted on within 90 days of arrival from the White House.

The Also-Rans: Rudy Giuliani

The Also-Rans: Rudy Giuliani

ImageWell, it has been about two weeks since I contributed the first part of my comprehensive look at the Presidential candidates that have fallen by the wayside. I do apologize for the delay, but apparently I forgot about Opening Day in St. Louis, which was last week.

Obama closes to Within 6 in PA

Obama closes to Within 6 in PA

ImageA new Quinnipiac University poll of Pennsylvania Democrats released today found that Hillary Clinton’s lead over Barack Obama continues to decrease. Clinton now leads Obama 50%-44% in the state. This is a three point drop from the previous poll done last week, and a six point drop from two weeks ago. Obama gained support among white voters, men and women.