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Obama and Young Voters

Crossposted w/ permission from www.talkingaboutpolitics.com

Gary Pearce on Barak Obama and young voters:

An older Democrat asked me how to get younger votes who are excited about Barack Obama to vote a straight Democratic ticket.

Thanks to past Democratic legislatures, the ballot makes this hard. You have to vote for Obama, then go to a separate place to vote a straight ticket. That was a good idea when John Kerry and Michael Dukakis were the candidates. This year, maybe not.

I’m too old to answer the question. So I asked a 19-year-old committed Democrat. His answer:

Knoxville

Speaking of card-carrying liberals, I was recently pondering the idea of having a t-shirt made up that combined a bullseye with an identification of the wearer as a liberal. I don't have the creative skills to come up with and illustrate the design (though I know that plenty of YOU guys do) but I do have the stones to wear it.

Quoting with permission from Pamela Troy's personal blog -

How could it have happened?

"Liberalism is, in essence, the HIV virus, and it weakens the defense cells of a nation." -- Michael Savage 7/11/2006

"We need to execute people like John Walker [Lindh] in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors." — Ann Coulter, speaking to the Conservative Political Action Conference, January 2002

"We do detest you, we despise you and we hold you in complete and utter contempt…The day will come, the day will come when unpleasant things are going to happen to a bunch of stupid liberals, it’s going to be amusing to watch, very amusing to watch." -- Lee Rodgers, on liberals, KSFO radio, 6/30/06

"If guns are outlawed, how can we shoot the liberals?" -- State Sen. Mike Gunn (R-MS), quoted in the Atlanta Journal -Constitution, 12/31/96

Can any of you imagine the reaction had so-called "liberal" commentators made cute jokes like these?

Big Cats

Courtesy of Gary Pearce at talkingaboutpolitics.com, and with the kind permission of that blog's hosts:

You may have heard of “cougars” – older women who pursue younger men. Now meet “Pumas.”

DOME

There's an interesting invite over at Dome this morning (Friday, July 18th). RTB is soliciting commentary, with certain specifics, on the races.

Regular readers will appreciate his "confidential" aside to FFC.

For HUH (sort of) and applauding BLUENC

This is kind of for HUH, because we disagreed recently about criticism of Helms after his death. It's kind of not to Huh's specific point, though, because neither I (nor anyone on this blog that I noticed) posted anything nasty or vindictive about Helms. I did think and still do -- that comment about his political legacy is fair, and that the fact that some of that comment is not something he or his family can be proud of does not render it vindictive or even inappropriate.

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