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Is Bosnia Hillary’s “Swiftboat”?

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The View from the North

Will Hillary be \

On occasion, the battle to become the President of the United States features a negative characterization of one of the candidates that just won’t go away, and which sticks with people well after the new President has been sworn in.

In the 1980 Presidential election, it was Reagan’s line in an October debate: “Are you better off than you were four years ago?”. Carter, with an approval rating in the twenties, nonetheless was in a neck-and-neck race with Reagan until that point. The comment solidified perception of Carter as a weak and faltering president, a perception popular to this day. Reagan won in a landslide a few weeks later. (Close second? Reagan: “A recession is when your neighbour loses his job. A depression is when you lose yours. A recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his job”.). Read the rest of this entry »

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April 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm

Relax Ducks: 2nd Amendment Is Not About Hunting You…

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Ducks

Ducks throughout the United States breathed a collective sigh of relief upon learning the Second Amendment to the US’ Constitution has nothing to do with hunting them (by Mrs. Clinton or anyone else).The rest of the animal kingdom joined in the rejoicing, learning they too are not the target (quite literally!) of the Amendment’s guarantee of the right to bear arms. Even some hunters were celebrating, having mis-read the “right to bear arms” as the “right to arm bears”. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 17, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Democratic Debate: Obama and Clinton both Struggle to Understand Tax Rate vs Tax Revenue…

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Democratic Debate - April 16, 2008

In a telling moment during the Democratic Debate in Philadelphia yesterday, April 16, 2008, both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton appeared to fail to understand the difference between a tax rate and tax revenue.

The moment came about an hour and five minutes into the debate: both Democratic candidates have discussed raising the Capital Gains Tax from it’s current 15% rate. The moderator pointed out that the RATE decreased from 28% to 20% under Bill Clinton, and again from 20% to 15% under George Bush, however in both these cases, REVENUE to the government derived from this tax INCREASED. When the rate was previously increased to 28%, revenues DECLINED. He went on to ask, first Mr. Obama, then Mrs. Clinton, if they would still be willing to raise the tax rate, despite overwhelming evidence increases in the tax rate lead to LESS revenue. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 17, 2008 at 11:07 am

Hillary Clinton = The Joker?

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Judge for yourself:

Hillary\'s the Joker!Hillary in Her Disguise...

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April 11, 2008 at 3:31 am

Is Hillary Clinton a Sociopath? We Go Through the Checklist…

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The View from the North

Is Hillary Clinton a sociopath (current term: Antisocial Personality Disorder)? We parsed the checklist (courtesy of Wikipedia) and added our comments…

Three or more of the following are required: Read the rest of this entry »

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April 6, 2008 at 10:29 pm

Politix – The Clinton Lust for Power…

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US politics would appear to yield a seemingly unending sea of things to snicker over. If, that is, it were a small-town high school’s election for class president, not a contest to become the President of the United States.

The latest? Well, after a very calculated pattern of below-the-belt attacks on her rivals by members of Billary’s entourage (comments quickly disowned by the Great Pant-Suited One, after the damage is done, of course), Mrs. Clinton has taken to outright fabrication. She now claims on a trip to war-torn Bosnia in 1996 her plane landed amidst sniper fire, further claiming the greeting ceremony at the airport was cut short and they had to, “run with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base.” Mrs. Clinton further claimed she was sent to areas deemed too dangerous for her husband to visit. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 24, 2008 at 10:37 pm

Politix – Michigan, Florida and Learning to Count…

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The View from the North

Given I’m not a US citizen, it’s easy to look south of the border with detached bemusement as the Democratic candidates try to convince the voters to let them run the country while at the same time struggling to run a primary race. Florida and Michigan, in case you’ve been on another planet for the past several weeks, jumped the gun and held their primaries early, in contravention of Democratic party rules (rules which both states voted in favour of). Now that the primary race has reached a point whereby neither candidate can secure enough votes needed to win outright, attempts are being made to have the discredited votes/voters count towards the result.

It seems to me the Democratic party, under Howard Dean’s leadership, caused the problem by not reducing the amount of delegates needed to win the nomination Read the rest of this entry »

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March 22, 2008 at 7:04 pm