Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘oath’

A Third Party

As we wait to see if we get health care shoved up our posterior a subtopic is how the electorate will react to those who voted to stick it to us.  I got this note from a friend:

“I read some articles recently in which both Karl Rove and Mitt Romney warned tea party activists against supporting 3rd party candidates in elections.  They both seem to think this will divide the Republican vote and increase the chances of the Dems staying in power.  What is your opinion on this?

A Call For Third World Politics

A series of events over the past few months have made me consider the logic of third world politics.  I am not talking about killing people or imprisoning detractors.  That is what happens in places like Cuba, China and Iran.  What I am thinking about is the prosecution of the prior ruling party by the new ruling party. 

holder-ciaMany of us were abhorred by the possibility that Obama’s Attorney General, Eric Holder, is open to investigating and prosecuting members of the CIA for alleged torture of Islamic terrorists.  That sickened me to think that this administration would politicize the folks who have kept us safe for over seven years.  This was strike one.