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Monday, February 05, 2007


I'm not going to dwell on the '08 Presidential campaigns 24/7 quite yet- election fatigue will knock me out before the Hawkeye Caucai gets here (a little Rush lingo there). But I need to bring up two items and point out that they are actually gems, just waiting to be polished by the right conservative (is that redundant?)

First up, we have Shillary and her opinion of who owns the profits made by corporations.
"I want to take those profits and put them into an alternative energy fund that will begin to fund alternative smart energy alternatives that will actually begin to move us toward the direction of independence."
Uh... Senator Clinton, that's not your money, and it's not going to be any time in the near or distant future. Congress (even a Democrat controlled Congress) would not be stupid enough to pass that kind of tax legislation, no matter how hard to lobby for it. You see, oil companies already have a higher tax burden (according to World Bank) than more than 150 countries. And you want them to give you more? No, Senator. Some of that money went to bonuses. Some went to upgrading the corporate jets. And, believe it or not, most of it goes into R&D, finding newer, cleaner ways to use what they drill out of the ground. Get over it. It's not yours.

Second, we have John "The Breck Girl" Edwards. He's just a gift that keeps on giving. He keeps harping on the whole "Two Americas" nonsense, all the while his 28,000 square foot bungalo is being built in North Carolina. And then, in a move that is probably making Walter Mondale laugh and cry at the same time, Senator Edwards is planning on raising taxes as soon as he gets into office to help fund healthcare.
Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said taxes should be raised for upper-income people to pay for expanding health care coverage.
As Mondull would tell you if you'd only ask, telling people that you're going to raise their taxes is the easiest way to get them to NOT vote for you. Especially if you announce that you're going to use that revenue to pay for a program that the vast majority of people don't want. (And let's not even get into the fact that health care costs are so high due, in part, to the high number of bogus malpractice cases he and his ilk filed over the years.)

Funny thing is that, in both of these instances, everyone knows that Clinton and Edwards are just playing to the way-left whackos that make up a huge chunk of the Democratic base. The sudden hard right toward center that the Dem's candidate is going to have to make to try to appeal to the rest of the country will be painfully humorous to observe. One can only hope that all of the Dems have the name of a good chiropractor to help take care of that whiplash.

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