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Tom Coburn attempted to shut down NSF funding of political science research (and I destroyed him here) but the Senate said “No!” by a count of 36-62 (with two no votes). You can click here to check out how everyone voted.
Or I can just tell you about states of interest. Tim Johnson voted against the amendment and John Thune voted for it. I really hoped Thune would vote against it just because it was so silly, but it fell pretty much on party lines. An interesting exception is that Ben Nelson (D-NE) voted for it while Mike Johanns (R-NE) voted against it. Yet another instance of Nelson making me regret ever volunteering for him (he’s a pretty evil lesser of two evils).
Another disappointing yea was Jim Webb. I thought he was my man. Lieberman voted nay, which was a nice change from my constant anger at his decisions and reasoning.
But a big woo-hoo for political science.
Enjoy this sweet, sweet victory.
I am a little surprised at this. President-elect Barack Obama wants Lieberman to caucus with the Democratic Party.
I was hoping they would give him the boot. Obama went in and endorsed Lieberman in a race Connecticut wishes it could do over then Lieberman sells him out. Remember when Lieberman said “is Obama a Marxist?” was a good question? Remember when he spoke at the Republican National Convention? He insulted Obama over and over again until he realized McCain was going to lose, then he started complimenting him. I would want this guy kicked out, even though he threatens to caucus with the GOP. Not what Obama wants.
Obama is apparently a bigger man than I am. He is ready to begin the reconciliation process. The changed he promised is already beginning. The Bush administration would force resignations for having dreams about disagreeing with their statements, but Obama wants to save (for the second time) someone who actively smeared him for months and months. Add one more trait to Obama’s already stellar repertoire: forgiving.
Here’s an article about it:
Enjoy the lame, lame, lame duck.
Yes we did.
I have been too caught up in all of the election news to really focus on a problem that seemed like a big deal that has recently been forgotten. I remember a few months ago I was almost certain that we were going to war with Iran. The Senate, for some reason, declared the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization. In my mind this basically gave W. permission to do whatever he wanted to Iran. I thought it was the worst idea ever, but that hadn’t stopped the Bush administration in the past. Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh spent a lot of time exposing various plans and actions while guys like Bush trash talked. It seemed inevitable.
Then McCain sang a Weird Al-style “Bomb Iran” song (way more responsible than Obama’s willingness to act on actionable intelligence to strike al-Qaeda targets in the event that Pakistan would not cooperate, McCain would have you know). He has been one to talk tough, as well. This seems like a big reason that Joe Lieberman supported him.
I think it is obvious that the last thing America needs right now is more war. I also think there would be no popular support for it. But I still fear that a McCain victory would mean war with Iran is likely. This first link is a new one about Palin. She basically says we are at war with Iran. Let’s hope that it is a mistake in that she forgot we weren’t at war with them and not that it is a mistake in that she let it slip. Here it is:
Here is a link about secret operations we have going on in Iran:
Here is a link to an older Seymour Hersh article about Bush’s plans for Iran:
Here is a video in which McCain promises more war, which is scary:
Here is a link to Lieberman doing some tough talking:
Here is an older article about the possibility of war with Iran:
Here Lieberman questions whether or not Obama has the “right stuff” to bomb Iran. Maybe Joe had been listening to his New Kids on the Block albums too much that day:
This last one brings it full circle. What exactly is the right stuff to bomb Iran. Apparently McCain has it and Obama doesn’t. Is the right stuff an unwillingness to engage in diplomacy? Is it a disregard for human life? I am afraid this is still going to happen. Bush may just be waiting until after the election to fully start this thing. Who knows? I, for one, am afraid of what will happen.
If anyone needed yet another reason to vote for Obama, here it is.
I would also like to thank Joan for some of the above links. They were a great help.
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