I Voted
2016 Election / California

I Voted

Below is a list on how I voted on the Federal, California and Santa Monica matters, along with a brief explanation of why. FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICES President   Hillary Clinton United States Senator Kamala Harris It is great that we get to choose between two good Democrats for Senate – Attorney General Harris and Congresswoman … Continue reading

The Case Against Trump … from the Right Wing Media – Part II
2016 Election

The Case Against Trump … from the Right Wing Media – Part II

I previously outlined how newspapers (like the Arizona Republic), that have never endorsed a Democrat, have stepped forward to endorse Hillary Clinton; while other publications that have never endorsed any candidate (such as USA Today) are also going on record for Secretary Clinton in this election. As I explained, the newspapers cited Secretary Clinton’s experience, tenacity … Continue reading

2008 Election / 2008 Primary Election / Barack Obama / Generation Jones / Hillary Clinton / John McCain

Obama and Generation Jones’ Moment

Choosing Hope in the Primary
Santa Monica Daily Press
January 25, 2008.
What distinguishes Obama is his combining the “Audacity of Hope” with the bold daring of leadership. Unlike his opponents, in 2002 Obama had the vision and fortitude to stand up and oppose a war with Iraq recognizing that such a war would “require a U.S. occupation of undetermined costs, with undetermined consequences.” continued

The Torch Has Passed to Obama
Huffington Post
January 28, 2008
Ultimately, it came down to a choice between Senator Obama’s message of hope and change and Senator Clinton’s message of competence and restoration. Clinton ’92 versus Clinton ’96. Voters in 1996, however, were reelecting the man from Hope they embraced four years earlier as he energized the party with a promise of new leadership that was “not mired in the politics of the past.” continued

John McCain’s Better Nation
Santa Monica Daily Press
February 28, 2008
McCain’s latest flip flop, so eagerly embraced by his new lap dog Sen. Lieberman, is a signal of what to expect in the fall campaign. Republicans will continue to present the false choice that we can either have security or be civilized � but not both continued

No Country for Old Poli-tricks
Huffington Post
March 10, 2008
What is particularly unfortunate about this commercial is that it obscures the fact that not only have both Senators Clinton and Obama gained valuable national security experience . . . but both of them have more experience in this area than every President elected since Watergate (with the exception of the elder President Bush). continued

“High Noon” over Torture
Huffington Post
March 14, 2008
Time after time the president has forced showdowns with the Democrats over seemingly esoteric . . . matters touching on national security. Once the battle is engaged, [Bush] begins a drumbeat of “we’re for protecting America, they’re not,” leaving the ambushed Democrats to attempt to debate the minutia of the issue over the din of the administration’s demagoguery. . . . This time, the President is returning to familiar ground — torture. continued

Obama and Generation Jones’ Moment
OpEdNews.com
March 25, 2008
Obama is from Generation Jones, born in the shadow of fallen heroes, tempered by Watergate and disciplined by economic uncertainty. . . . Just as Senator Clinton represents the Baby Boom era and Senator McCain the Ice Age, Obama is the archetype of the Jonesers’ President. Continue reading

2008 Primary Election / Barack Obama / Endorsements / Generation Jones / Hillary Clinton

The Torch Has Passed to Barack Obama

Ultimately, it came down to a choice between Senator Obama’s message of hope and change and Senator Clinton’s message of competence and restoration. Clinton ’92 versus Clinton ’96. Voters in 1996, however, were reelecting the man from Hope they embraced four years earlier as he energized the party with a promise of new leadership that was “not mired in the politics of the past.” Continue reading

Choosing Hope in the Primary
2008 Primary Election / Barack Obama / Endorsements / Generation Jones / Hillary Clinton

Choosing Hope in the Primary

What distinguishes Obama is his combining the “Audacity of Hope” with the bold daring of leadership. Unlike his opponents, in 2002 Obama had the vision and fortitude to stand up and oppose a war with Iraq recognizing that such a war would “require a U.S. occupation of undetermined costs, with undetermined consequences. Continue reading

2008 Election / Conservative Authors/Books / Right Wing Lie Machine

The Kool Aid Society Strikes Back

Safe in their ideological bunker and oblivious to the fact that their dream of a conservative epoch collapsed under the weight of its dogmatic excesses, cronyism and corruption, the right wing media’s true believers have lashed out with increased ferocity, recklessness and venom. Nothing illustrates this more than the completely fabricated story that Senator Obama “spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia” and Dinesh D’Souza’s latest polemic The Enemy at Home blaming the American left for 9/11 – both of which may be a preview of what is to come over the next two years.

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