Happy Independence Day America
Obama Comes Out in Defense of Marriage Equality
I have to tell you that over the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors, when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together; when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married.
Will this affect his chances of reelection? Why?
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Happy New Year!
Open thread and comments on today’s poll.
What the Hell is Wrong with Hillary?
For all those rabid Hillary supporters out there, I’ll let you in on a little secret. I support Hillary. I volunteered for her more than once and have donated hundreds of dollars to her campaign.
I’m beginning to question that decision. It’s time to write another donation check and I’m not sure I want to send it to Hillary.
The Hillary camp has come to the possibly correct conclusion that they can’t win the nomination without using Republican underhanded tactics. With her approach that she will do anything to win, even take down the Democratic party, to do so, I worry about the money I donated.
If she can’t win the nomination without walking like a Republican and talking like a Republican and campaigning like a Republican, then maybe she needs to step down and let the best man win.
On the other hand, if she really is the better candidate then she can win on her strengths. By resorting to negative campaigning, she is admitting that she doesn’t have strengths to run on so she has to attack the strengths of her opponent.
This is straight from the Republican smear campaign’s playbook.
Hillary, I have supported you for years now, but it’s time for you to quit the negative campaign or most Americans, like me, will cease to support you.
What the hell is Hillary thinking? Is it okay to win at any cost? If so, then she’s just another Republican bent on personal gain and totally clueless to the harm she is doing to the party and the country.
Hillary, it’s time to stop the negative campaign. Run on your strengths or bow out gracefully. If you want to run a negative campaign, smear McCain, but don’t discredit a fellow Democrat. Show some self-respect now and you will be setting yourself up for a future win. Force the issue now and you not only hurt your country, but you hurt yourself.
Send John Ensign a Message: “Enough Already” In Irag
Support the Letter-writing Campaign to Impact Ensign’s War Vote! The Washoe County Democrats are organizing a letter writing campaign to urge Senator John Ensign to “get off the fence” and commit to a vote to end the war in Iraq. A major vote on war appropriations is expected in September (also keep watch on the Senate amendment to draw down the troops being debated this week). We want to accumulate a significant packet of letters and deliver them to Ensign’s office as a “bomb” late in August. Many powerful Republicans are crossing the aisle on this issue, and in conjunction with the Democratic initiative to begin scaling back the troops and reining in war spending, we can hope to see progress on this issue.
Tell John Ensign Nevadans want a clear message that our national representatives will no longer support a failed occupation that is claiming American and Iraqi lives and taxing both economies. Send your letters to:
Washoe County Democratic Party
1465 Terminal Way, Suite1
Reno, NV 89502
Attention: John Ensign: Enough Already
Bush is filling government posts with the Gestapo [Think Progress] and there’s nothing you can or care to do about it. It’s time to get enraged! We can’t wait till 2008. If your plan is to do nothing until 2008, it will be too late!!
This is your last best chance to save America.
Think Progress brings up an interesting question. Did Cheney Pardon Libby?
Nah, couldn’t possibly be.
Are there no Republican voters out there with enough honor to clean up the mess they’ve made of this country’s government? How about donating to an Impeach Cheney First campaign?
The Atheist Ethicist has a good essay on the perils of remaining quiet when people around you are doing harm by their dogmatic pursuit of pure faith. Check it out.
So, let’s see if I get this right. Libby, tried and convicted for obstructing an investigation into treason IN THE WHITE HOUSE, is freed by the White House. Is there no shame in this administration? Is there no honor in the Republican party for not evicting the traitors? Where has American come in the past six years? Where are we headed? I weep for our country.
One of the many disgusting mistakes of the Regan era was the Just Say Why campaign. How un-American can you get? We’re not a bunch of sheep. Don’t ever let anyone tell you to just say, No. Just say, Why!