After a long work-induced layoff I've returned to get my 2-cents in on this presidential battle before the polls close. It's tough being political when you've got to work and the two don't coincide. In this post are comments on a great endorsement of Barack Obama from the L.A. Times, a big thank you to Jon Stewart and the "left-leaning" members of the MSNBC crew, and a quick note about the movie "W" — but not what you think.
I've been staying away from politics for a while now, as you can see by my last entry. Not that anyone really cares, but my absence was due to having to earn a living. I shutdown two political Web sites I'd been running and got back to work in a big way. Now, like many of you, I'm getting more and more incensed at the ridiculous ongoings in the Republican camp. What alternate reality are these people living in? I'm glad there are so many others who have kept the faith tirelessly in speaking out against the failed policies of the Bush Administration, and who refuse to have the wool pulled over their eyes by the current ticket — McCain/Palin — who will say and do anything to get into office, but not necessarily what they promise.
Btw, Rachel Maddow calls Palin a LIAR in this video segment — now if we can only get this to air on Fox News!
Which brings me to the reason for my sudden reappearance on DailyKos...
I just read what I think may be the most level-headed and accurate appraisal of the Democratic nominee in the form of an endorsement of Barack Obama by the Los Angeles Times (at truthout.org).
In particular, the editors of the Times point out how the McCain/Palin ticket has been trying to make intelligence and eloquence into defects. As if going to Harvard was something to be embarrassed about? Yeah, maybe in the company of Joe Six-Pack and the Under Achievers club. Hey, I like beer as much as anyone else, but I want someone smart, healthy, and steady in the Oval Office.
They also point out that our political culture is immature, "struggling to shake off a brash and unseemly adolescence", and that under the Bush Administration the executive branch "turned its back on an adult role in the nation and the world and retreated into self-absorbed unilateralism."
Some friends invited my lady friend and I to go with them to see the new Oliver Stone movie, "W", but after watching the trailer last night, we both agreed that we couldn't sit through the movie and watch another minute on the life of the "most hated man in America" (or is Cheney even more hated?)