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Tue Jun 24, 2008 at 07:25 PM PDT

Dobson gets it wrong...again

by switzerblog

"Even if we did have only Christians in our midst, if we expelled every non-Christian from the United States of America, whose Christianity would we teach in the schools? ... Would we go with James Dobson's or Al Sharpton's?"                                                                     -Barack Obama

This is one of the reasons I was behind Obama early.  He's able to speak about religion, clearly, openly and directly, to people like me as well as to Christians and people of all other faiths, without dragging us down the rabbit-hole of choosing sides and deciding what God wants "us" to do or not do.  But James Dobson has a problem with this (and specifically, with this two-year old speech).

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Dobson: douche, or giant douche?

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Obama's speech on Tuesday was (again) transcendent - nothing no one here knows, nothing we haven't seen before with him, and nothing we won't see again.  

It's been parsed by better than me, but I'll hit it again anyway.  My focus is on Obama's formulation of Americans vs. naming the Parties.  Follow me over the fold...

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Yeah?

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Sun Jun 01, 2008 at 04:38 PM PDT

The alternate reality of Planet HRC

by switzerblog

Cross-posted to Switzerblog, as usual

While sitting home sick this weekend (which sucks, I don't recommend it), I had the opportunity to watch the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee decision and related reaction. I also had ample time to consider things about Hillary Clinton's campaign that have been on my nerves for weeks now. Hopefully I get this all out in a coherent fashion!

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Will Hillary fight through August and undermine our nominee?

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Wed May 28, 2008 at 02:23 PM PDT

The GOP Fear Aggregator

by switzerblog

Looking for a place to track what we're supposed to be afraid of?  At long last, your void is filled! (what?)

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Will you use the GOP Fear Aggregator?

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{Washington state anti-gay bigot inanity contained herein...also crossposted at Switzerblog}

This court rules that Ken Hutcherson is a douchebag and exhibit friggin' A that anti-gay crusaders are motivated by sex, not God.

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How do you rule?

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...with tax cuts for the, um, not poor. 

Grandpa visited a shuttered factory in Ohio yesterday on his "I care, really I do" tour (not sure if his $100 million wife was there), and talked about free trade vs. protectionism, encouraging the out-of-work folks there to consider going to community college and learning how to work a computer.  You know, be part of the "knowledge economy".

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Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 11:53 AM PDT

OMG - Poll trouble in PA!!!!1!

by switzerblog

Not really - just thought I'd use the misleading headline trick and see if it gets me rec'd.  

What I'm really doing is urging folks to PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY stop with the voting trouble shrieking headline diaries, unless there is overwhelmingly compelling evidence of some nefarious plot.  (i.e., do not use my headline above in a serious manner.  Only for funniez)

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Does switzer really love us?

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Mon Apr 21, 2008 at 12:36 PM PDT

*sigh* I've had enough of Hillary

by switzerblog

{Crossposted at Switzerblog}

I give up.  It's just become too disgusting to bear.  

Now, Hillary's running an ad featuring Osama bin Laden.  So, finally, it's enough for Switzer.  Fuck off, Hillary.

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Fri Apr 18, 2008 at 11:05 PM PDT

Tough questions? Not so much...

by switzerblog

Crossposted at Switzerblog.

So Hillary's embrace of right-wing talking points is leading even the righty National Review is starting to swoon for her.  After the ABC debate debacle, much has been made about the, um, paucity of quality questions.  Much of the media agrees that ABC should be embarrassed by the quality of the questions, and Obama has enjoyed mocking them for wasting the first hour of the debate before asking about a real issue.  

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Were those ABC questions too tough?

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Mon Apr 14, 2008 at 11:09 PM PDT

Hillary, Hillary, Hillary

by switzerblog

Cross-posted to Switzerblog.  

I've been defending Hillary lately, despite the increasing difficulty of doing so and the increasing, um, unpleasantness of her supporters.  I don't think she's destroying the party, although she's certainly doing us no favors and making herself no friends. I don't think she's ruining Obama's chances in November, although she's certainly made his job harder.  My basic defense has been thusly:

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Yeah, I know everyone's had their say about this, but he just published his 'commentary' today and, really, what the heck, right?  I haven't posted in a long time, might as well ease on back into it!  So here we go, cross-posted at Switzerblog.

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Is Glenn Beck a crybaby?

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