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Entries from October 2008

Popular Election of the President: A Failed Experiment

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments · Elections and Campaigns, Politics

In the Constitution the method for electing the President bears only a limited resemblance to the system which we use today. The basic description of the process is in Article 2, Section 1, which says: Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, equal to the […]

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On the Road to Argentina and Tyranny

October 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

With the election almost upon us and most polls showing Barack Obama with a substantial lead, many people are wondering what the future might look like with the Democratic party in control of the White house and both houses of Congress. Speculation and fearmongering abound. Obama’s marxist background and openly socialist rhetoric have raised fears […]

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Amid Lies and Paranoia, Campaign Tensions Continue to Escalate

October 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Culture, Elections and Campaigns

The increasingly ugly and angry tone of the presidential campaign began to take on new substance this week with the emergence of the story of McCain campaign worker Ashley Todd, who claimed that she had been attacked and brutalized by an Obama supporter in Pittsburgh. After doing poorly on a police lie detector test and […]

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Obama Fan Attacks and Mutillates McCain Campaign Worker

October 24th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Elections and Campaigns

In an incident which seems like it epitomizes much of the anger and bitterness of this election season, a McCain campaign worker from College Station, Texas who was in Pittsburgh helping to work a phone bank was robbed and then attacked, brutalized, and disfigured in what appears to be a politically motivated hate crime. According […]

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Final Thoughts on the Defending the American Dream Summit

October 20th, 2008 · No Comments ·

I didn’t get a chance to wrap up my thoughts on the Defending the American Dream summit this past weekend, but now I can reflect a bit on what it all meant and what I learned there. First off, there were some very good speakers scheduled on Saturday’s program Outstanding among them were television host […]

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Will McCain Profit from the Soft Racism of Doubt?

October 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Culture, Elections and Campaigns

Too often when discussing the presidential campaign of Barack Obama the topic turns to the issue of racism and what role it will play in the outcome of the campaign. There seems to be an assumption among many on the left that since all of Obama’s words and deeds are pure perfection, the only reason […]

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Obama: Promise them Anything

October 15th, 2008 · No Comments ·

In a speech Monday in Toledo, Ohio, Barack Obama fell back on the classic populist political formula and began promising his enthusiastic audience absolutely anything if they would vote him into office. His promises went well beyond the traditional chicken in every pot and car in every garage rhetoric of his predecessors. His philosophy seems […]

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More Voices from the Defending the American Dream Summit

October 12th, 2008 · 4 Comments ·

On Saturday at the Defending the American Dream summit I got a chance to sit down with several interesting attendees and hold some short, purposeful interviews with interesting results. The blogging room was packed, but from what I could tell most of those there were still just doing exactly what they would normally do at […]

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Eating Rubber Chicken with the Feral Republicans

October 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments ·

Friday night at the Defending the American Dream summit I discovered a special kind of conservative, ones who are battered and bruised but remain unbowed. I saw real Republicans stripped of the pretense and illusion. They were angry, hardened and convicted to the proposition that the basic values on which our nation was founded shall […]

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Voices from the Defending the American Dream Summit

October 11th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

The pickings were slim on Friday morning at the Defending the American Dream summit. Apparently conservative activists have actual jobs they have to go to. Later in the day there would be a flood of latecomers bussed in from neighboring states in time for the keynote address, but in the morning options for interviews were […]

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