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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

bored.

Yeah.


and Angie's
http://www.angiespangies.com/

See you after the convention. Maybe.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Short and Sweet.

Just like my wife.

Sorry, honey. Hey, at least I linked to you!

I've spent several days thinking about it, and I've decided that Bob's Blog will, indeed, continue.

However, I wanted to let my vast audience of 5 (you know who you are) know that I'm taking the week off of Bob's Blog. When I come back next Monday, February 11, 2008, look for a totally revamped site. We'll still hit politics and social issues, but I'm going to try some new and different (and hopefully exciting) things.

Until then,

Adieou

Friday, February 01, 2008

Changing Directions

So, I've spent some reading my old posts and thinking about this blog, what I'm doing with it exactly, and where it's headed. A few compelling points and questions come to mind:

  • I'm spending waaaay too much time on Primary Politics;
  • I hate Hillary too much (see yesterday's post);
  • Most of my readers, unless you know me in real life, don't necessarily know what my views are;
  • By way of disclosure, I owe it to you to talk about those views some;
  • There are a lot of politics blogs; many are more insightful and better written;
  • What compels someone to read this blog? What makes it unique? What makes it valuable to the reader?
  • What compels me to write this blog, other than hearing my own thoughts?

I'm going to spend the weekend refocusing my thoughts. I think there's definitely the potential for something here; I think it just needs to be narrowed quite a bit.

Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Republicans in the lurch

So, it seems the party is on the brink here.

We may be about to become as irrelevant as the Democrats were in '84.

Problem #1: I told you earlier this week. McCain, should he get the nod, CANNOT win in the general election.

Problem #2: We hate Hillary Clinton too much.

Huh? How is that a problem? Let me explain.

Sean Hannity has called his program the "Stop Hillary Express" for months now. Rush can't go a day without mentioning her. We all know that she's got huge "disapproval ratings." Problem is, the Dems know it too.

You see, the negative attention that Republicans are providing to Hillary, the missteps of her campaign (read: her husband) in recent weeks, and the defection of party leaders like Teddy to Obama's camp make a tri-fecta. All together, these things are about to make the Democratic nomination a lock for Barack.

Barack Obama is going to be damn hard to beat. Why? Same reason Hillary isn't beating him: race. Race trumps gender in the United States; it always has. How does that hurt us in the General Election, though?

Regardless of who the Republicans put up, we're going to be stuck. If we criticize Obama in any way, shape, or form, there will be accusations of racism. Don't believe me? Ask Bill Clinton. And nobody wants to vote for someone they think is racist, and no one wants to be seen as racist by not voting for "the black guy." Add to this the fact that McCain is throwing around racist terms and that the founder of Romney's religion (NOT Romney himself, however) was violently racist, and we're really screwed.

Make no mistake, Obama is dangerous.

But, Obama is dangerous in other ways. Need proof? A sample of his issue positions, from his web site:

"Obama will work to overturn the Supreme Court's recent ruling that curtails racial minorities' and women's ability to challenge pay discrimination. Obama will also pass the Fair Pay Act to ensure that women receive equal pay for equal work. "

"As president, Obama will reward work by increasing the number of working parents eligible for EITC benefits, increasing the benefit available to parents who support their children through child support payments, increasing the benefit for families with three or more children and reducing the EITC marriage penalty which hurts low-income families."

"Obama's K-12 plan will expand service scholarships to recruit and prepare teachers who commit to working in underserved districts."

"Obama will ensure that trade agreements include strong labor and environmental protections and that all Americans share the rewards of globalization."

"The lack of affordable, high-speed Internet access in rural, urban, and minority communities has created a digital divide between those who have access to the Internet and those who do not. This severely limits the growth potential of many urban and rural companies. Barack Obama believes we can get true broadband to every community in America through a combination of reform of the Universal Service Fund, better use of the nation's wireless spectrum, promotion of next-generation technologies, and new tax and loan incentives. "


Name one provision in any of his policies above that doesn't involve a radical expansion of Federal power and/or a radical expenditure of federal funds.

Barack Obama may well be the most dangerous man in America right now.