Why the Republicans suddenly love Hillary Clinton

August 27, 2008

Frankly, that McCain is “reaching out” to Hillary Clinton supporters is nothing more than a disingenuous attempt to win a block of votes so they can preserve the status quo.  The Republicans will do and say anything to get a vote.  Remember that!

The Republicans are great at “promises, promises” but deliver little to the constituencies they try to own.  Consider the last 8 years of the Bush administration.  What can Christian evangelicals hang their hats on for all their Republican support?  What could the Republicans possibly offer a block of former Hillary Clinton supporters in exchange for their support?  How about giving up their right to choice? 

The bottom line is the Republicans are “fair weather friends” to the constituencies they rally support from.  Oh, they’ll tell you want to hear when they want your vote but they aren’t committed to the relationship.

Michele Obama hit the nail on the head last night when she observed that the Republicans motivate people by fear (he’s not ready, he doesn’t have the experience, he’s not tough enough, he’s not old enough) whereas the Democrats offer hope for change from the present status quo.  The Republicans–supported by narrow special interests whose trust they continually betray–are interested in preserving the status quo they’ve created rather than realizing change is essential.

There is a clear choice between Barack Obama and the Democratic Party and John McCain and the Republican Party.  If you like the status quo, vote for John McCain.  If you don’t like the status quo, vote for Barack Obama.  It’s that simple.

Thanks for reading.  Democrat Dave


Why the Democrats must prevail in 2008

August 27, 2008

I’m a passionate advocate for Barack Obama and the change he represents from what we’ve had to live with the last eight years of the Bush Administration. 

Never in my lifetime did I think that the U.S. and the world would have a President and Vice-President of the U.S.A that have represented such a train wreck for the American people and the people of the world.

The thought of John McCain prevailing in this upcoming election sickens me.  I have a great deal of respect for both the military and public service of John McCain but don’t see that experience as an entitlement to becoming President of the United States of America. 

I don’t want 4 more years of Bush; the world doesn’t want 4 more years of Bush.  McCain represents the status quo.  I’m not interested.  So, John McCain, thanks for the offer to be President, but, I think the far better choice is Barack Obama and Joe Biden to lead this country moving forward.

Barack Obama is an intellectual.  I’m an intellectual.  But, he’s going to have to make his messages crisper if he is to prevail in the 2008 presidential election.  The American public favors simplicity in messaging.  Barack–please tighten things up.

There’s a lot at stake in this election.  One of the most horrifying prospects of a McCain victory is the long term implications of swaying the balance of the Supreme Court from a 5-4 conservative-liberal balance to an even more conservative court.  Is this what we want?  No.  Imagine a 7-2 skewed conservative court imbalance.  Yikes!

There’s a huge difference between what McCain offers in terms of our future and what Obama offers.  I’ll be focusing on those differences in future posts.

Thanks for reading!    Democrat Dave

Hello world from Democrat Dave!

August 27, 2008

Wow!  I finally have a political blog.  I can’t tell you how often my wife and the dogs have encouraged me find a bigger audience for my passion for political debate.

Why am I calling myself “Democrat Dave?”  My good friend, a grassroots and PAC political consultant–Amy Showalter–gave me this moniker many years ago during a conference we attended in Newport, Rhode Island.   I’ve been called worse!  So, I’m going to go by the moniker “Democrat Dave.”

I care deeply about our country and our standing in the world.  George Bush has made us the laughing stock of the world.   He didn’t achieve the lowest approval rating of any President without effort.  It’s time to move on to a new vision, to new hope for our future.  It’s time to put our focused efforts and energy into electing Barack Obama.  I applaud Joe Biden for joining Barack on the ticket.  Great choice.  Great leaders choose strong people. 

I plan to write often.  Stay tuned.  

All the best…Democrat Dave