Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The Third Option

If you ask most people what the odds are of flipping a coin and it landing on either heads or tails they'd say it was 50-50. However, twice in my life I have flipped a coin and it has landed on its edge. Neither heads nor tails. So the common notions are not always accurate. I sort of get that same sense watching political pundits on television.

The Democrats are moving towards this idea of 'Had enough?' or 'We need to change direction in this country' with the common notion that they are the only viable alternative to the Republicans. They are right, as an independent I have had enough. I'm sick and tired of both parties juvenile antics. I do find the Democrats to be more juvenile and absurd in their thought processes such as when a pundit on the left is backed into a corner a typical response is 'well the Republicans did it 10 years ago'. The Republicans do it too but not with such predictability and are never going to be able to point an honest finger at the Democrats about spending.

Neither is doing anything about the subtle invasion of illegal immigrants. If you want to see what that threat is about check this out over at Right Wing Howler. And if the Democrats become a majority in the House do you think they will address this? No their first priority is to piss our money away with one investigation after another playing political gotcha against Bush.

Well I am fed up with it and the logical mistake the democrats are making is believing that they are the only alternative. They are not. I think this election cycle is ripe for the independent movement. In fact, I think that if the Democrats do gain a majority their pathetic antics will cause the electorate to move even further away from organized political parties and want real change. Should someone such as Colin Powell run as an independent in 2008 the Democrats and Republicans candidtates will get buried.

The danger is that if the independent candidate is weak it creates the only way Sen Clinton can get elected, much in the same manner as her husband's first term. Had Perot not split the electorate in 1992 Bush would have won overwhelmingly.

Monday, October 02, 2006

How Democrats Can Lead Again

A few ideas how Democrats can regain power.

Were he alive today he'd have to run as a Republican.

Fit to Lead ? Part II

Very long, very tedious but very interesting. I have to admit I didn't 'watch' it all but I listened to it all and did wtch about 4/5 of it. The first time I saw an excerpt of this it was the part where Murtha mentions he doesn't want his palm greased immediately but after he had done business with this guy for a while he might be interested but not this time. OK so that's not so damning.

The part I found almost conspiritorial was the part where Murtha wanted the 'investments' in his district to go to specific banks owned by people that had helped him out in the past. In other words launder my kickback through them. Do my friend a favor and he'll pay me by doing me a favor. Murtha should resign over this if he has any honor. Even though it happened over 20 years ago what is there to show he hasn't further honed the sleazy politician act to an art.
I would imagine that we will not hear too much rancor from those on either side of the aisle because for them this is probably just the way you play the game.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Fit to lead ?

To know where you're going...
You need to know where you are...
To know where you are...
You need to know where you've been.