Monday, February 4, 2008

Once a Politician...

One of the worst things about a race for the Presidency is that its filled with politicians. And we all know that with politicians comes special interests, lies, deceit, flip-flops, you name it and it's there. It really doesn't matter if the politician has never worked in Washington either, as in the cases of Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee. Below you'll find various columns outlining the political characteristics on just a few front-runners:

Deroy Murdock on Mitt Romney's Flip-Flops
"Mitt is the born-again supply-sider who today swears he never raised taxes, even though he increased taxes and fees $983 million as Massachusetts governor. He is 2008's stalwart defender of traditional values and man-woman marriage who, in 2002, distributed a hot-pink flyer among Boston's gay community that read: 'Mitt and Kerry Wish You A Great Pride Weekend! All citizens deserve equal rights, regardless of their sexual preference.' (Kerry Healey was the GOP nominee for lieutenant governor.) Romney is the Second Amendment enthusiast who brags about being a life-member of the National Rifle Association — "life" beginning in August 2006 — who said in 1994, 'I don't line up with the NRA.'"

Thomas Sowell on John McCain's Straight-Talk
"We have been hearing for years that Senator John McCain gives 'straight talk' and his bus has been endlessly referred to as the 'straight talk express.' But endless repetition does not make something true."

Star Parker on Hillary Clinton's "Plantation Politics"
"It was Clinton who introduced race tension into the election. After Obama told a crowd in South Carolina at the time of Martin Luther King's birthday that the slain civil rights leader's crusade was not a "false hope," Clinton stepped in to point out that President Lyndon Johnson (the white patron) got the Civil Rights Act passed."

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