Archive for February, 2008

Hillary puts some daylight between them

Wednesday, The Nation came out with an interesting article about Barack Obama’s position on the use of private security on Iraq. Essentially, Obama’s position is that we’re pretty much stuck using them at the moment, but they must be answerable to US law. “If Barack Obama comes into office next January and our diplomatic security [...]

Obama, NAFTA, and the Canadians

I’m seriously not sure what to make of this: The Obama campaign told CTV late Thursday night that no message was passed to the Canadian government that suggests that Obama does not mean what he says about opting out of NAFTA if it is not renegotiated. However, the Obama camp did not respond to repeated [...]

Night Terrors (Updated)

Continuing the unhelpful theme of “just stop saying this stuff”, the RNC has chastised its terrified Tennessee representatives: (CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan formally denounced Thursday the Tennessee Republican Party’s use of Barack Obama’s full name in a recent press release questioning the Illinois senator’s commitment to Israel. “The RNC rejects these [...]

Is Obama getting lost in Ohio?

About an hour before the final Democratic debate began on Tuesday evening, I picked up my Obama yard sign and put it out front. It’s still there, and I’m still supporting him — but I’m just a tad unhappy with some of his recent statements in Ohio. Actually, it’s more than just a tad. * [...]

It’s more than a lunatic fringe

Earlier today someone asked “what was the point of bringing up Farrakhan? How was that any sort of controversy?” This, right here, is how: NASHVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Republican Party today joins a growing chorus of Americans concerned about the future of the nation of Israel, the only stable democracy in the Middle East, [...]