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Archive for the ‘Democrat’ Category

Blog the Vote-Clinton’s Nomination Good for the GOP

Posted by Reuben Ingber on August 27, 2007

In an article today at the Politico, John Martin makes the case for why Hillary Clinton nomination would be good for the Republicans. I agree completely with the assertions that if Hillary gets the nominations, any republican candidate has a better shot at winning, an uphill battle. The Republicans have a very difficult election ahead, but the fact that the party appears to be changing is working for them. As well the approval rating for the Democratic congress is almost as low as the president approval rating and that is going to continue to impact the democrats chances, in all races. I believe that this election year we are going to see the majority shrink in the House, and possibly flip in the Senate. With Hillary on the ticket, I can almost guarantee it because the conservative vote will be so large against her. However she is still hard to beat because of the new voters that will come out just in support of her. 


Posted in Blog the Vote, Democrat, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton | 1 Comment »

Blog The Vote- Hillary Rodham Clinton on You Tube

Posted by Reuben Ingber on May 17, 2007

I think I just wasted 53 seconds of my life by watching Hillary Clinton’s You Choose video on You Tube. Other candidates asked what issue was important to viewers or who their American hero is. Hillary chose for viewers to pick a campaign song, all I am saying is that a majority of the You Tube community and the American people have a lot more on their mind than a campaign song, this is not American Idol or TRL it is a PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.

Posted in Blog the Vote, Democrat, Election 2008, Hillary Clinton | Leave a Comment »

Murtha wants to look at impeachment

Posted by Reuben Ingber on April 29, 2007

Rep. John Murtha appeared on Face the Nation this morning and said that he would consider impeachment as a way to handle the Presidents war in Iraq.

“What I’m saying, there’s four ways to influence a president. And one of them’s impeachment,” Murtha, chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee, said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

This comes as the Presidents veto pen will be drawn from its holster this week, when he vetos the war supplemental bill that includes a timetable for withdrawal.

Murtha continued on to say that the Democratic controlled congress would pass another bill once the President vetos the current bill, this one will have series of benchmarks that must be meant and the issue would be looked again.

“If he vetoes this bill, he’s cut off the money. But obviously, we’re going to pass another bill,” Murtha said. “It’s going to have some stringent requirements. … I’d like to look at this again in two months.”

So basically the Democrats have passed a bill, they knew the President would veto–just to prove a point. Now they have another one ready to go that will send them the funding, with benchmarks, a bill which many Republicans support.

What do you think? 

Posted in Democrat, Iraq, John Murtha, Troop Withdrawal, White House | 3 Comments »

Pelosi to skip Military Briefing

Posted by Reuben Ingber on April 25, 2007

Tonight, ABC News reported that Speaker Nancy Pelosi will skip a classified briefing tomorrow by General David Petraeus.

Its despicable that  Pelosi would consider missing this important briefing. If she wants to put America in a new direction isn’t it her responsibility to speak with the commanders on the ground. Whether or not she agrees with the plan, she has basically blind folded herself from learning about the problems in Iraq.

The House Republican Study Committee says

I hope that after a night of rest and reflection, the Speaker reconsiders this decision and shows General Petraeus, the men and women serving in our armed forces, and their families the respect that they deserve

I would have to agree

Posted in Democrat, Iraq, Nancy Pelosi | 1 Comment »

Democrats and Minimum Wage

Posted by Reuben Ingber on April 24, 2007

The Hills Pundits Blog:

Why are Democrats attaching a completely unrelated minimum-wage provision into the Iraq war supplemental? What exactly does increasing the minimum wage have to do with providing our troops the money they need to protect themselves from Iraqi insurgents?

I have two answers: politics and partisanship.

First, the Democratic leadership is trying to trip up moderate Republicans who might want to vote to support an increase in the minimum wage but don’t want to surrender in Iraq. And since they know the president will veto this bill, they can get him on record vetoing a minimum-wage bill when he already said that he would sign one.

I can already see the 30-second ads in my mind. Congressman Joe Blow votes to increase his own pay but votes against increasing the pay of minimum-wage workers. We have seen this ad before, but it hasn’t been included in a war supplemental before. This is a new level of cynicism.

Second, partisanship. The new Democratic majority can’t put together the votes to pass a minimum-wage conference report or a wartime supplemental without resorting to these kinds of shenanigans because they have decided to go it alone. No input from any Republican. No effort to get Republican support. A new version of the majority of the majority.

We were promised something different when the Democrats retook the Congress for the first time in a decade. Instead, we get strange bills, where the minimum-wage increase, the top priority of the Democratic leadership, is slipped into the most controversial and arguably most important piece of legislation that this Congress will act on this year, the emergency supplemental that support our troops in wartime.

The Democrats should vote on the minimum wage separately. It shouldn’t be included in a supplemental.

I couldn’t agree more the Democrats are merely trying to make political moves to cripple the Republicans. Adding all the “pork” to the supplemental bill is wasting our time, and our tax dollars. If anyone is against minimum wage increase its the Democrats, cause they are in control and are playing party politics.

Posted in Democrat, Iraq, Troop Withdrawal | 1 Comment »

Blog The Vote-Obama and his “Slumlord” donor

Posted by Reuben Ingber on April 24, 2007

The Chicago Sun Times Reports:

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama said Monday he accepted campaign contributions from Antoin “Tony” Rezko without knowing that Rezko was a slumlord with problem buildings in the state Senate district Obama represented at the time.

“Should I have known these buildings were in a state of disrepair? My answer would be that it wasn’t brought to my attention,” Obama, who’s seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, said at a South Side campaign stop. Read the whole areticle here.

Posted in Barack Obama, Blog the Vote, Democrat, Election 2008 | Leave a Comment »

Politcal Cartoon: Edwards Haircut

Posted by Reuben Ingber on April 24, 2007

Edwards Haircut

Posted in Blog the Vote, Democrat, Election 2008, John Edwards, Politcal Cartoon | Leave a Comment »