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Location: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Young Hillary Clinton...

Yup. This pretty much sums it up.

Edit: Old link link good.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Gilmore's $50,000 loan to himself...

In another sign of a desparate campaign trying to stay afloat, former governor and former Republican candidate for president Jim Gilmore gave his bid for the U.S. Senate $50,000.

Gilmore is trying to iceskate uphill against former governor Mark Warner. Warner is not only extremely popular but has about 4.4 million dollars in the bank.

The race is often touted as the easiest pickup in the Senate for the Democratic Party this year. It's a race so toxic that the RNC won't touch it with a ten foot pole. Gilmore expects funding to pick up once he's the official nominee but why would anyone give to him or any Republican this year? Why chase good money after bad? John Sidney McCain isn't able to raise money at the clip that Republican presidential candidates have in the past. If he's not getting money, why would Gilmore get it?

Democrats in Virginia this year are poised to pick up 2-3 congressionnal seats, another senate seat, and contribute to winning the Electoral College for President. It's looking like a BEAUTIFUL year!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

McCain...Cuba...Position Change...Again...

In 2000...

In 2008...

McCain has done too many interviews for his own good. He contradicts himself in debates, interviews, and town hall meetings. Sometimes he does it in the same setting a few minutes later, such as his gay marriage position.

Seriously, we are going to trust this man with the highest office in our country even though he can't remember if he ate his applesauce a few minutes ago? The Democratic Party needs to come together behind whatever candidate comes out of the process (safe money on Obama). McCain is too dangerous.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

McCain blunders...again...

What Commander in Chief threshold did he pass? It's never good when a presidential candidate who proclaims to be an expert in foreign policy, doesn't know who the actual leader is in Iran. This is the country that McCain is using as a bogeyman against Barack Obama. It would be prudent for McCain to know who pulls the strings.

McCain is a dangerous individual for this country. He obviously doesn't know what he is talking about on Iran. He doesn't know what is happening in Iraq in terms of security. He doesn't know who we are fighting in Iraq and confuses Sunnis and Shi'as. He likes to joke and makes a parody song about bombing Iran.

No matter who you are for in this Democratic Primary, don't forget who the real enemy is. Democrats must protect this country from McCain's lunacy. This man is the embodiment of four more years in a Bush Administration.

Hat tip from MissVa on MyDD.

OMG!!! Clinton wins Kentucky...

Oh, you already knew that...sorry...I thought I had some breaking news.

Does it change anything? No. Will it stop some Hillary supporters from proclaiming this a mandate like West Virginia? No. But like a basketball team that outscores their opponent by 10 points in the 4th quarter while still losing the game by 25, it will not matter in the slightest.

Congratulations on the hard fought win. What will Oregon bring?

Monday, May 19, 2008

McCain will lie to your face...

Do we really want this man to represent us as the President of the United States? So what does McCain really stand for? What happened to the "Straight Talk Express"?

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