Archive for August, 2008

The latest celebrity ad explains how people living abroad can and should vote in this election (see below).  Conspicuously absent is one of the largest populations of Americans living abroad — the military.  The ad encourages Democrats living abroad to . . . wait for it . . . vote Democrat (although we don’t learn that until the very end of the ad).  Military personnel and their families have historically voted overwhelmingly Republican while roughly 13% of enlisted and 9% of officers registered Democrat.  Simply stated, it wouldn’t help the Democrats’ cause if the military voted in record numbers. (more…)

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Once again Obama proves that he will bring the change we can all believe in.  And you heard it here.  I knew that he would change his position, I just wasn’t sure how he would justify the change.  Well, here it is:

Shifting from his previous opposition to expanded offshore drilling, the Illinois senator told a Florida newspaper he could get behind a compromise with Republicans and oil companies to prevent gridlock over energy…

“My interest is in making sure we’ve got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices,” Obama said in an interview with The Palm Beach Post.

“If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage — I don’t want to be so rigid that we can’t get something done.”

Maybe he should try telling that to Nancy Pelosi and the other Democrats who decided to simply turn off the televisions, electricity and air conditioning to prevent the House from voting on offshore drilling before they took their vacation.  Hate to say “I told you so” but I did.

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