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  • Mike

    Who are these Independent voters?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    For the purpose of politics the independent voter do not affiliate with any special party, sometimes they are driven by plain ideology.  Libertarians come to mind. The independent believe both parties are too partisan and are driven by special interest ...

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    This Democrat's take on last nights GOP debate

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The debate had it’s usual start Rudy v Mitt, but IMO Rudy lost the battle on the subject of illegal immigration by continuing to use his scripted line “Mitt has a sanctuary mansion”(referencing the illegal immigration that worked on Mitt’s ...

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    Where are all the Republicans going?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Trent Lott announced his retirement yesterday and Dennis Hastert left today. Trent probably wants to leave before the newly passed lobbyist bill takes effect in January of 2008. That bill requires a two year absence from office before a retired ...

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    2008 Democrats want change

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The latest ABC poll indicated that 74% of Americans thought this country is going in the wrong direction. So change will be the number one issue in this year’s presidential campaign. The two major parties have distinct differences. The GOP ...

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    Reopen the CIA leak case?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Patrick Fitzgerald  go get a new grand jury and reopen this case but, this time include the others that were not implicated the first time. Remember they threw sand in the umpire’s eyes, so he could not see what was ...

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    The Politics of fear

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    With people going around saying “These are scary times”, what does a person do? Ignore them or follow their lead. I say neither but try to set aside a small part of your time to check out the potential threats. ...

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    The 2008 Presidential Race : As I see it

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    First the Republican Party because it is still in sate of disarray since they don’t have a candidate that hits the 30% nationally. Giuliani is on top at 28% approval in the GOP primary.   Rudy Giuliani is the ultimate ...

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    Democratic debate in Vegas- a slugfest ?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    If you wanted a bout, the first ten minutes or so was devoted to Obama and Edwards taking their best jabs at Hillary. If facial expressions count, then IMO her makeup did crack with all the pressure of her frowns, ...

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    Saying our last goodbye

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I am usually a private person and I seldom share a personal story but in this holiday season I will make this one exception. Mother passed away this past July; probate was a couple weeks ago and now it the ...

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    Religion and politics do they mix?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    To me, it’s like water and oil they just don’t mix. Let me clarify that statement. Politics by nature is about making back room deals and for the most part it is sleazy. On the other hand religion is about ...

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    Blaming the far left for America's ills

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    If we don’t have a problem invent one and blame it on the far left, it’s like living in a world full of Bill O’Reillys or Billo wannabes. I chuckle every time some one comes up with a story about ...

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    Robertson endorses Giuliani

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Robertson endorses Giuliani When I first heard this, I couldn’t stop laughing. The man who agreed with Falwell when Falwell stated that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were caused by “pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the American Civil Liberties ...

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    the surge in Iraq?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

     I met a long time friend of mine who happens to be a self proclaimed social conservative. After 30 minutes of the usual catching up, he hit me with a statement I wish the Democrats would answer aggressively and with ...

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    The FairTax Debate

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The FairTax is basically a federal consumer sales tax of 23%.  The FairTax proponents say it is inclusion, which means it is included as one price. This is the debate comes in. George Bush’s Panel on Tax Reform disagrees with ...

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    Is water boarding torture?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The Judiciary Committee advanced Attorney General designate Michael Mukasey’s nomination to the Senate floor Tuesday by a vote of 11-8.  Chuck Schumer’s excuse “he will probably be better than the one the president will choose on a recess appointment”. How ...

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    Is water boarding torture?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    The Judiciary Committee advanced Attorney General designate Michael Mukasey's nomination to the Senate floor Tuesday by a vote of 11-8. He most likely will get confirmed. Chuck Schumer’s excuse “he will probably be better than the one the president will ...

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    What is a liberal?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    I bet several social conservatives are jumping up and down saying “they are  pinko commie, Peta,ACLU,anti-American Hollywood, Godless wimpy lefties”. Basically they are saying they are everything I am not.   In politics I really don’t know the definition of ...

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    What is a conservative?

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Obviously that is a rhetorical question. Watching the GOP debates you could come away with several different answers as each candidate tried to out do each other on conservative principals. I ran across an article yesterday, and I will try ...

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    Darn fact checkers

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    A few days ago ShureleeUJest’s blog had a picture of Barack Obama without his hand over his heart during the “Star Spangle Banner” with references to his patriotism and his worthlessness as commander-in-chief.   I knew this was untrue, because ...

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    Piling on Hillary

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    Its open season on Hillary, as it should be because she is the frontrunner. The right says take it like a man Hillary, as Sean Hannity likes to say “If she cannot deal with a primary crisis how can she ...

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    And let the political games begin

    By Mike in Politcs Plus

    With just a couple of months before the first Iowa primary it will be every word magnified and ever mistake exploited.   So far in the GOP debates we found out Tom Tancredo,Sam Brownback, and Mike Huckabee raised their hands ...