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What’s Next for Bush?

Friday, July 6, 2007

If you accept the premise that George W. Bush is incompetent, and has no business being President, what’s the best course of action for the next 18 months? Although there are some Republicans and Independents in this category, the bulk of the Bush criticism comes from Democrats. The Dems continue to attack a President with very low public confidence, even though many of them are in Congress and have even lower public approval ratings. Obviously continued bashing (kick him when he’s down syndrome) and renewed Impeachment talk, is meant to insure reelection and/or increased representation in elected positions by Democrats. But this is short-term and may be counterproductive long-term. Damaging to both the Democrats and the Country.

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Next US Terror Attack Reactions

Thursday, July 5, 2007

How would the American Public react if there were a significant successful Terrorist attack in America? As we have seen by the recent attacks in Britain, al Qaeda and other terrorists still wish to hit Western Targets. Since 9/11 there have been several attempted Terror attacks in the US. Fortunately, the attacks planned for the US were not as close to being executed as the attacks in London and Glasgow.

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The Libby Pardon

Monday, July 2, 2007

President Bush did not pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby today. He did commute his jail sentence, but let stand the $250,000 fine and the 2 years of supervised release (probation) imposed by the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. This after the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit refused to allow Mr. Libby to remain free on Bail pending his Appeal Hearing before the Court.

“Scooter” was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice and would have had to start serving 2 and 1/2 years Jail Time if the President had not intervened. The President issued a statement (Statement by the President On Executive Clemency for Lewis Libby ) which contain the following.

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Hispanic Voters

Sunday, July 1, 2007

With the recent defeat in Congress of the Immigration Reform Bill, how will the Hispanic voters react? The Hispanic population has traditionally supported Democrats over Republicans and they represent the largest group of illegal aliens. George Bush did receive about 40% of this minority in 2004, but the 2006 mid-term elections showed only 25% of the 8.6 Million Hispanic Eligible Voters in the Republican Column.

According to several reports since the Immigration Bill was defeated, speculation was high that the Republicans would take a bigger hit from the Hispanic Voters than the Democrats. In fact the most often repeated opinion was that the Democrats would make large gains among the Hispanic population.

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Non-Transparent Earmarks are Bad Government

Friday, June 22, 2007

One of the promises of the present Congress was more open and ethical handling of Government Business. Lack of Government Transparency leads to lack of Government Trust. This was one of reasons the Republicans lost majority control of the Congress at the hands of the Voters last November. The voters elected a Democratic Majority. Many Democrats were elected, in part, on promises to bring Ethics Reform to Washington, D.C. But have they? Apparently not. The Democrats were elected to a majority and discovered “Business as Usual” was a good thing. As a result, Congressional Approval Ratings stand at the 20% level. That’s at least 10 points BEHIND President Bush. If a candidate got only 1 out of every 5 votes cast, it would be called a crushing landslide defeat. Read the rest of this entry »


Photo IDs Are Needed

Thursday, June 14, 2007

According to most polls, a majority of American Citizens want fraud-free Elections. They overwhelmingly approve of Photo ID Voter Cards as one method to insure fraud is minimized in the Election Booth. In today’s on-line article in the “Opinion Journal of the Wall Street Journal”, read John Fund’s Vote-Fraud Demagogues part of which I have quoted.

“One reason for such large public support is that the potential for fraud is real. Many people don’t trust electronic voting machines. And in recent years Democratic candidates have leveled credible accusations of voter fraud in mayoral races in Detroit, East Chicago, Ind., and St. Louis.”

Critics of Photo verification claim the poor and minorities would be disenfranchised because they would find it hard to obtain a Photo ID. Hogwash! Apparently these people do not drive or cash checks.

In many states there is a nominal fee for the issuance of a State Photo ID. Provisions have even been made for those who cannot afford this small fee. Further provisions have been made in some cases to arrange convenient locations and possible home visits to insure that every person who is eligible can become a registered voter. As a further safeguard against Voter Registration Fraud, Provisional Voting allows all persons who have questionable eligibility to vote and be counted.

I speak from experience as an Election Judge when I state that I do not personally know all the registered voters in my precinct. Hopefully at least one of the other four Judges does know each person who presents themselves to cast a ballot. But in the Real World, other factors influence this recognition equation. First, due to apathy, ability, willingness and other reasons, there is a shortage of Election Judges. Second, due to these shortages, an Election Judge may serve outside their home Precinct. These two factors contribute to the perpetuation of certain types of Election Fraud. A PHOTO ID would make the voting process less fraud prone.

How serious is voter fraud? Consider this statement from the above referenced article.

“Last week, election officials in San Antonio, Texas determined that 330 people on their voter rolls weren’t citizens and that up to 41 of them may have voted illegally, some repeatedly. In 2004, San Antonio was the scene of a bitter dispute in which Democratic Rep. Ciro Rodriguez charged his primary opponent with voter fraud.”

How did they find these people? In Texas Jury Duty notices come from the list of Eligible Voters! Many of these 330 people were not even citizens of the USA!

We must allow all eligible voters to vote, but only those eligible should select their Government Voices.