Saturday, May 31, 2008

Frankly My Dear, I Don't Give a Dem

Todays' the day that the Democrat party will cast aside the will of 48 States and uphold the votes of rule-breakers Michigan and Florida. It's all being done to appease the wrath of the whining Clintons, who can't win any way other than through cheating and pouting, raging and protesting. If, at the end of the day, the Former First Family get their way, then just call it what it is: the Clinton party, because Democrat or Democratic just won't fit anymore.

This public Hillary hissy-fit has employed racist tactics, bullying balloteers, and the usual dirty politics. Shame on the Dems, if they deny Obama the lead and the right to lead his party. He has come from obscurity, taken on, and beaten the Borgias without resorting to their poisonous play. He has constantly taken the high road, whereas the Clintonistas have embroiled the whole country in their usual gutter politics.

So today, Dear Dems, you have a choice: live up to the word 'democracy' and let the majority vote of the rule-keeping other 48 States stand, or let the Clinton lunatics take over the whole asylum.

Political cartoons: Scott's kiss and tell

Scott McClellan has just dented President's Bush's legacy...

Scott's kiss and tell this the shape of things to come?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Can a Political Machine Beat a Popular Movement?

2008 is going to be the year that party chiefs got it all wrong. Hillary is trying to finagle her way back into the Democratic nomination using Machiavellian politics. She’s trying to split the party as well as the nation using tested and tried methods of scandal, injustice, and schism which will put the Clintons way up there with the Borgias of old. She’s using the political machine against a popular movement. She’s doomed to fail.

John McCain is going to use the same tactics. He’s going to highlight his experience against Obama’s. He’s going to use the same old entitlement speeches that Hillary tried to employ. The GOP will use the swift boats of anti-patriotism accusations against Obama that have proven unsuccessful. He’s going to use the old party political machine methods against a popular movement. McCain is going to lose.

You see folks, what we have here is something that doesn’t happen very often in elections, but it has the potential of creating a tsunami against anyone who opposes it. People want change. People want their politicians to change. People want their politics to change.

I saw this happening in Britain when Tony Blair was elected Prime Minister. People wanted change so badly that they stampeded their way to the ballot boxes and the Labor Party won by a landslide. Nothing could stop the popular movement. Nothing could stand in its wake. Nothing could compete against the people being motivated.

If the Democrat party nominates Hillary Clinton as their candidate, then the Democrats will be in the wilderness for a whole generation of at least 15 – 25 years. A young, zealous generation of voters will have their hopes dashed and their dreams burned. They won’t ever forgive the Democrats for damaging their hero.

The Republicans are also facing a tidal wave. John McCain cannot even raise enough people to buy tickets for a dinner in Texas. The people in the know already believe he is a loser, and that’s just amongst the Republicans. You can’t beat a popular movement, not even if you pull out a prisoner of war as your nominee. What happened in Louisiana and Mississippi a couple of weeks ago is not a blip – it’s the first wave of a tsunami.

I could be wrong in all of this, but it feels so much like Blair’s landslide victory in Britain all those years ago. I know America is a different nation, but this is a popular movement and no matter how experienced, sophisticated, and well oiled the political machine may be, it just cannot win.

So, for what it’s worth, here’s my prediction. Obama gains the Whitehouse in ’08 and the Democrats increase their seats in the House and Senate substantially. The old notion of checks and balances no longer prevails.

Of course, this all depends on what the Democrats do about Hillary on Saturday. If they screw that one up, all bets are off.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Political Cartoons: Bill's Memory Lapse

It's over, Bill. You're just turning this into silly season...

Memory Lapse

Hillary, get out now while you can with dignity...

Memorial Day Poem

Memorial Day Sonnet

If Liberty means anything to me,
I will remember what my freedom cost,
By those who gave their all to keep me free,
Whose lives were sacrificed, but never lost.
I will remind myself of what they did,
And keep them dearly cherished in my heart;
Their honor never from me shall be hid
And I will know they always did their part
To save our nation and its people here,
To pledge their lives in defense of our ways,
To show that freedom always outlives fear,
And sacrifice is hallowed all our days.
If Liberty means anything to me,
I will remember those who kept me free.

Audio for Sonnet here

© John Stuart 2008

Friday, May 23, 2008

Political cartoons: Asleep at the Wheel

Hillary, it's time to bow out graciously...

Asleep at the Wheel

You're beginning to look and sound tired...

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Political Cartoon: Pass the Pastor

Now John McCain is having pastor trouble...

Pass the Pastor

Perhaps there should now be a law separating politicians from their pastors...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Political cartoons: The Obama Factor

Of the people, for the people, by the people, and with the people...

The Obama Factor

It's not about you, Hillary! Obama got it right the first time...Yes, WE can!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Caption Contest: Vote for Tennesee!

Hi Folks, the last time I sent out this request for your help, it all came in too late.
I'm in the top ten again for a caption contest based on Prince Caspian. Most of the other jokers are all Northerners and they have a hard time accepting that a contender from Knoxville actually has a sense of humor.

Could you all visit the following webpage and vote for me? I'm the one called Stushie on the voting board.

So here's your chance to show them that Tennesseans have what it takes to beat the competition.

Go to the following webpage and vote for me, Stushie

Monday, May 19, 2008

Tennessee GOP: Remember Andrew Jackson

The Tennessee GOP has started its Fall campaign on Obama by attacking his wife Michelle for her “proud of America” remarks. They must figure that it’s easier to attack a candidate’s spouse rather than go for the main contender. It’s discourteous and one that is reminiscent of the 1828 attacks against Andy Jackson’s wife Rachel. The Republicans were soundly defeated in that campaign, partly due to Jackson’s immense popularity and the distasteful attacks against his wife.

It remains to be seen if history will repeat itself, but throughout the nomination process, trying to beat Obama with personal attacks instead of policy arguments has all but failed. GOP Tennesseans may feel they were being patriotic in singling out Michelle Obama for their initial attack ads, but this will only increase Obama’s popularity and make Tennessean Republicans look paltry.

If McCain has any spine, he will condemn these spurious attacks and call to make political spousal abuse off limits for both parties. Politics is an ugly business, but drive-by slurs only makes the perpetrators look even uglier in the eyes of voting citizens.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Really Desperate Whitehouse Wives

We’re heading into season finale and series cliffhanger time on television, so why not put forward a few scenarios to save a cancellation of the Clinton campaign?

#1: Just before the Super Delegates make their votes final on June 4, Bill is taken into hospital with a suspected heart attack. Hillary is at his hospital bedside, just like Rocky did for Adrienne. The Super Delegates get out the sympathy vote and she wins 75% of them. She wins the nomination and Bill miraculously recovers.

#2: Just after June 3, Obama is in the lead and begins to prepare a speech for accepting the nomination. However, an old flame suddenly appears just before the speech and everybody is stunned. Hillary comes to the rescue by saying that Obama, despite his past, is a good man. The Super Delegates drop Obama and run to Hillary. She humbly accepts the crown and asks the people to pray for her opponent and his family.

#3: Aliens land in Denver during the Convention. Obama and most of the Super Delegates are disintegrated with ray guns. Hillary comes out fighting like a modern Joan of Arc and ends up defeating the aliens with her shrill tones and laser beam eyes. What’s left of the Democrat Party nominate her as their leader for life.

#4: Obama goes down a mine shaft in West Virginia trying to impress voters. The mine collapses and no one can rescue the miners or Obama. Hillary suspends her campaign and seeks to comfort Michelle. Hillary even tries to dig Obama out of the mine and the country sees an image of her with mascara ridden tears and bloodied finger nails covered in coal dust. She wins the nomination, the Whitehouse, the Nobel Peace Prize and is asked to become President of the United Nations within four years. Only green kryptonite can hold her back.

#5: Florida and Michigan are given back their delegates and the ACLU successfully wins a lawsuit entitling Hillary to be given all the votes that were cast for her in the two States. After recounting, Hillary squeaks through a win.

#6: Hillary, Bill, and Chelsea sit at a dinner table in a New York spaghetti joint and say nothing. The screen goes blank and the credits start rolling. End of story.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Political Cartoons: Musical Pairs

It ain't over till the Fat Lady sings....

Musical Pairs

...hasn't Hillary been putting on a few more pounds lately????

Friday, May 2, 2008

Indiana Idiots and North Carolinian Numpties???

How much is your vote worth?

When I think about how many people in the past protested, suffered, and even died for their votes, you would think that for each voter it would be priceless.

However, John McCain and Hillary Clinton think our votes are worth $30 a piece. Thirty pieces of greenback, but it may as well be silver.

A summer time ban on federal taxes will save us all about $3 dollars per week and solve nothing. But if it makes people think that these two presidential candidates “feel their pain,” then there’s a lot more wrong in America than just the economy.

For Pete’s sake, Indiana and North Carolina, WAKE UP. You’re selling your birthrights for thirty dollars!

At least Obama understands the magnitude of the problem...