Musings From The Outside Looking In

Indies/Unaffiliateds, people like myself, are becoming the force to reckon with in politics. And it is clear that the majority of us break to the left in our support. I am thinking a 42 percent number is only a slight outlier? But in the general ballpark.

This is a trend I have talked about for a while.

Yes. The Republican party is dying and, yes, the Democratic party is making some gains but, HUGE BUT HERE, indy/unaffiliated will probably keep outpacing them both in growth, IMHO.

Yes suree bobby ... the GOP vultures and sharks are circling in CT (with 4/2/09 UPDATE)


Has not been a good week for Senator Chris Dodd of Connecticut (one of two of my Senators) and as I might suspect the CT GOP and GOP at large must be salivating at the notion that they may actually have a chance to win the next time Dodd runs for office.

Dodd's polls were down even before this week's AIG debacle, uh no ... uh yes ... but it was them, I mean talk about a meltdown before your eyes, even Chernobyl didn't go as quick.

You say Obama is a Muslim?

I really needed this!!

I believe I just hit on our next Texas Common Sense put to Good Writing and Humor, though my guess is he's been around for a while, and that would be one John Kelso.

He carries the above Commentary subject title to his conclusion with I'll call you a 3-watt bulb than adds In fact, in my Arab suit, some Texans might think I'm Barack Obama.

Open Thread: Passive Electioneering

I came across this article: GOP fights "passive electioneering" at the polls I kinda wondered what the heck is passive electioneering because I have never heard the term. Leave it up to the righteous GOP to drag up a little known law from yesteryear regarding candidate advertising POP at the polls...pins, hats, T-Shirts, etc.

I've got to say this is really going to make a huge difference to people....AAAAANGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHT.


Unbelievable! CNN narrows the Field of Candidates!

Minor adjustment and edit by GreyHawk. See comments...

Revised by Carol, No changes but update.I had a series of physical mishaps last week and so was not ontop of all the exciting (and otherwise) posts. The way that CNN deliberate shapes the political debate is not only infuriating but dangerous. By substituting lies and trivia and a good dose of horse rate mentality into their coverage, they no doubt succeed in channelling voters thinking, even I imagine critics such as myself. So I am front-paging this now to bring more intention to the situation.

I have done this by using the "revision" button. I have changed nothing in the text. I am not sure how this works but we shall all see.

Once again in the Corporate Media makes an "Executive Decision", about who America should see as their Viable Choices:

Hillary Clinton
Barack Obama
John McCain
Rudy Giuliani
Mike Huckabee
Mitt Romney

Only these Candidates were the Focus of the latest CNN Poll

Where is John Edwards in this Poll?

Again, with the Narrative

Once more, the American commercial news media have created a story and then reported it as “news.”

How long, just how long can this go on?

Polls, the day before the New Hampshire primary, show Hillary Clinton suddenly dropping far behind Barack Obama. Clinton has an emotional moment before the primary. She wins the primary. Suddenly, we have a story, a narrative the news media can get their teeth into. Rather than simply reporting the news, they can create it.