Friday, November 21, 2014

Thought for the Day -- Just So You Understand

Are you confused by what is going on in the Middle East ?

Let me explain.

We support the Iraqi government in the fight against ISIS .

We don’t like ISIS, but ISIS is supported by Saudi Arabia who we do

We don’t like Assad in Syria . We support the fight against him, but
ISIS is also fighting against him.

We don’t like Iran , but Iran supports the Iraqi government in its
fight against ISIS .

So some of our friends support our enemies, some enemies are now our
friends, and some of our enemies are fighting against our other enemies, who we want to lose, but we don’t want our enemies who are fighting our enemies to win. If the people we want to defeat are defeated, they could be replaced
by people we like even less.

And all this was started by us ( as in U.S....) invading a country to
drive out terrorists who were not actually there until we went in to drive them out.

It's quite simple, really.

Do you understand now?

Cartoon of the Day

Monday, November 17, 2014

Thought of the Day: Apolitical Aphorism

  I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952~

Cartoon of the Day

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cartoon of the Day Extra

Thought for the Day

Rothenberg Political Report Offers Last Minute Positives for Lee Terry

From the Rothenberg Political Report we have what might even be construed as some positives for Lee Terry.

"Nebraska’s 2nd District. Last week, we moved Rep. Lee Terry from our Pure Toss-Up category to Toss-Up/Tilt Democratic with the expectation that he was more likely than not to lose to Democrat Brad Ashford. But there are some signs that he could squeak out a victory.

The congressman has an entirely new team in charge of his ground game, which has been a weakness in past races. And there is some unity and focus on Terry’s race from a state Republican Party that doesn’t have to worry about any other races. The U.S. Senate race was over as soon as Ben Sasse won the primary. According one local source, the minimum wage initiative has not proven to be a Democratic booster because there isn’t a lot of opposition to it. The initiative is expected to pass but there isn’t a drawn out battle over it energizing its proponents.

One thing is clear, if Terry wins, it won’t be because voters are suddenly in love with him. Republicans appear to have abandoned the recovery effort of the congressman’s favorability ratings a few weeks ago and planned to win by driving up Ashford’s negatives. That’s why we finally saw the Nikko Jenkins ad, which had been expected in local circles for quite some time.

We still believe that Terry is a narrow underdog but it wouldn’t be surprising if he squeaks out a victory. Then the speculation will begin about who will challenge him in the 2016 GOP primary or if he runs for re-election at all."

Sabato's Projections and What to Look Forward to from the Objective Conservative

In the sprit of transparency, we must admit that the Objective Conservative has suffered a little over the last few months mainly because of the involvement of many on our staff in local campaigns.     With that said, we'll have lots of issues to discuss in a less than unobjective manner over the next weeks so stay tuned.

Having acknowledged this we thought we'd share with Larry Sabato's national projections.    We like his rationale for doing these, so let's see how close he is when the Fat Lady has sung: