I write this as an American liberal, more concerned about the need for honest government than I am about the fortunes of any particular politician. It’s alarming to me to see Democrats who blasted corruption in the Bush Administration give Barack Obama a free pass.
Barack Obama claims to oppose the Citizens United decision by [...]
When Barack Obama failed to wear a lapel pin during the 2008 presidential race, FOX News went ape over it:
The conservative blogosphere couldn’t stop talking about it for months. Flag pin, flag pin, flag pin, flag pin, flag pin.
So surely Michelle Malkin, Pamela Gellar, FOX News and the gang will be rolling [...]
Remember George W. Bush? Remember thinking that a vote for Barack Obama would be a vote to bring the Homeland Security state of George W. Bush under control?
Well, think again.
According to federal law, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) is supposed to report on the uses of the Patriot Act [...]
Past as Prelude: Unity08 and the Story of Big Bad Iowa & New Hampshire In the 2008 election cycle, the presidential bid called Unity08 started off its appeal for an online presidential nomination election in which it would run an election, count votes, and announce a winner all by itself. People were skeptical, so Unity08 [...]
Candidate Barack Obama, February 27 2008, Columbus Ohio:
We will lead by having the highest standards, by setting an example of human rights and civil rights, due process and rule of law, which is why I will close Guantanamo. I will restore habeas corpus. And we will end torture and rendition because you will have [...]
Four years ago, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Unity08 refused to remove “delegates” from its list after they became disgusted with it.
This week, the corporation with a plan to run its own candidate for president called Americans Elect is refusing to tell companies gathering signatures for [...]
A rather testy President Barack Obama insists he wants you to evaluate him. The President has told you what you’re going to find:
Take a tally. Look at what I promised during the campaign. There’s not a single thing that I’ve said that I would do that I have not either done or tried to [...]
Back in 2007, when J. Clifford mused that a “grassroots” Zanby group expressing fanboy love for presidential candidate Bill Richardson seemed like the PR move of a campaign insider or someone who was angling to be hired for the campaign, Jeff Gulko protested and demanded that such musings be removed. Jeff Gulko worked for the [...]
Obama says it was a change of the guard, but that’s not the change I was hoping for. I wanted a change in what was being guarded. [...]