Thursday, October 16, 2008

Disney on Deace tonight

Larry Disney, Republican candidate for HD 61 will appear on Steve Deace tonight at 4:00 o'clock. Check out AM 1040.

Larry is a great candidate. Larry's opponent is the incumbent Kevin McCarthy. McCarthy is the poster child of the abusive and confiscatory nature of Democrat governance.

20 comments:

Spotlight on Kleptocrats said...

"the confiscatory nature of Democratic goverance"?

Is that anything like the Paulson plan to save capitalism by bailing out the banks with our money?

At a better blog I saw it suggested that we should rename all the bailout banks as "Welfare Queen Goldman Sachs" and "Welfare Queen Well Fargo", etc.

Good idea, no?

Anonymous said...

Sporer - I know you were a supporter of the failed courthouse .... but Deace & Disney were opposed? What gives? I thought Disney was your lackey...

Anonymous said...

Powell endorses Obama - WOW! The Republican party just moved another step closer to the "Steve Deace" branch that will eliminate the GOP as a viable political party. He even cited Palin as one of his reasons.

Anonymous said...

And have you noticed Powell was not exactly popular with Republicans? Probably because he was leaking to Democrats even when he was within the administration. In the end, Powell was more Black than American and more liberal than moderate.

Anonymous said...

In a surprise announcement designed to have maximum media effect, former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, endorsed Senator Barack Obama. While early media reports have trumpeted the announcement as a coup for Obama, the endorsement is likely to shock many longtime anti-war, anti-Bush Democrats who will feel betrayed and uncomfortable with the notion of Obama receiving support from one of the leading figures of the Iraq War strategy. Indeed, given Obama’s strategy of opposing all things Bush, the Democrat is likely to find the support of George W. Bush’s former secretary of state a dubious blessing.

While the media will receive the news of Powell’s endorsement with appropriate fanfare, in an election in which Obama’s judgment on the war has been a central justification for his presidency, Powell’s support makes for an awkward pairing. In the eyes of most Democrats and the international media, Powell left the Bush Administration a much-diminished figure, and his salesmanship of the Iraq War before the United Nations has been routinely cited as Exhibit A in the theory that the Bush Administration lied in its justification for the war. Though Powell has long contended that he was convinced by the evidence that he saw prior to making his presentation to the United Nations and supporting the invasion, today’s endorsement places Obama in a difficult position. If Obama and his supporters accept Powell’s endorsement, and embrace his contention that his assessment of pre-war intelligence was an honest mistake, they must also accept the same explanation from Bush, thus eviscerating the core of their anti-war message: “Bush Lied.” Alternatively, to cling to the “Bush lied” theory necessarily mans that Powell’s failure to get it right on Iraq can only be explained by an acknowledgment that Powell himself either lied for, or was duped by the Bush Administration – alternatives not likely to engender esteem for Powell’s judgment.

Moreover, Powell’s support opens up a sweet avenue of attack for rival John McCain, who can now fashion the catch phrase, “Bush-Obama” foreign policy, hanging the albatross of Powell’s support around his opponent’s neck, while trumpeting his own extensive military experience as well as depth of support in the military and diplomatic arenas. In an early response to the Powell endorsement, Senator John McCain coolly noted, “I'm also very pleased to have the endorsement of four former secretaries of state -- Secretaries Kissinger, Baker, Eagleburger, and Haig -- and I'm proud to have the endorsement of well over 200 retired Army generals and admirals."

Anonymous said...

So the GOP is going to disparage Powell as "he never was a real Republican"? Wonder how many of them were clamoring a few years ago for the "Draft Powell" movement?

Anonymous said...

Show the evidence of Republicans seeking anything from Powell since he left the administration.

Anonymous said...

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell endorsed Barack Obama on Sunday morning during his appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."

The media spin has been that Powell, a Republican and former John McCain supporter, has taken very the unusual step of crossing party lines to back a Democrat he thinks will serve the country best.

But a review of Powell’s own campaign contributions with the FEC shows that he has crossed party lines once before to help an African-American Democrat in a federal race.

In 1994, then-Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, the state’s first African-American governor, entered the Democratic primary in a bid for the U.S. Senate.

Records show that Powell donated $1,000 to Wilder’s campaign. Wilder later withdraw from the primary as polls showed him lagging three other candidates.

Anonymous said...

Apparently racial solidarity trumps national security.

Anonymous said...

Colin Powell struck a disingenuous note with his concern about the increasing nastiness of the GOP, and its effect on his endorsement. Powell said he has "heard senior members of my own party drop the suggestion that Obama's a Muslim and might be associated with terrorists. This is not the way we should be doing it in America. I feel strongly about this particular point." He also said, "and John McCain is as non-discriminatory as anyone I know. But I'm troubled about the fact that within the party, we have these kinds of expressions." And does Powell really think that the Democrats are less polarizing? I don't know who his anonymous Republican bigshots are, but I certainly can attach names to the divisive smears that have come from senior members of the party Powell will be voting for next month. Nancy Powell has called the president "an incompetent leader" and a "liar." She's called the Republican Party "immoral" and "corrupt," all the while diminishing the accomplishments of U.S. troops, and crediting the success of the surge to "Iranian goodwill." If a Republican of her stature spoke this way, he'd be drummed out of public service. It was Hillary Clinton who was brave enough to say Barack Obama is not a Muslim "as far as I know." And if I start in on the anti-Semitism expressed by Democrats, you'll still be reading this when you should be out voting. Powell is entitled both to his anonymous hate-mongers and his indifference to John McCain's record as a uniter. But if he's simply done with the GOP, he should say so.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone believe Powell would endorse Obama if he were a white liberal?

Anonymous said...

The first “affirmative action” Join Chief of Staff accepted the credit for Schwarzkopf's strategy and success.

The first affirmative action Joint Chief of Staff has endorsed the first affirmative action Democrat presidential nominee.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead - continue to trash a war hero and probably the most recognizable African-American with military experience in the country. That will go over great with the undecideds and independents.

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute, you libs and the moderate Republicans claimed a moderate (McCain) would keep the moderates in the Republican camp. FALSE! FALSE! FALSE!

Anonymous said...

The moral is take care of the base and forget the moderates.

Anonymous said...

War Hero? Who is a war hero?

Anonymous said...

I think Powell served in Vietnam, not sure, but his role in Gulf War I was simply to take credit from half a world away.

Anonymous said...

How about a live blog of the Reed-Harkin debate tonight Sporie?

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is Reed? I thought Harkin was running unopposed?

Anonymous said...

A shout to 10-20 7:03
The moderates were behind McCain until he chose Palin.

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