2006
09.10

So with it appearing likely that the Democrats will take over control of the House of Representatives, and possibly the Senate, in November, the party must concentrate on finding viable leadership that will cement the party together and enable it to not only maintain control of Congress, but also produce an equally viable candidate for President in 2008.

MUCH easier said than done.

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2006
09.03

Since I will likely be talking strictly politics over the next few months, I’ll take a break for a week. Well, not really. I’ll just relay a personal story that may actually shock some of you and lead you to be confused about my political affiliation. Democrats are typically known, rightfully or not, for their support of wasteful social programs and bigger government.

I believe social programs are good when managed correctly and wisely. I am not for wasteful government spending, and within that opinion comes my distaste for unnecessary bureaucracy. I, a democrat, and annoyed with bureaucracy. That may make me sound conservative, but after my first month officially living in Maryland and dealing with the MVA here, I’ve had enough.

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2006
08.27

I recently discussed the winds of change that I feel blowing across Capitol Hill, causing a chill of fear among normally safe politicians who are facing serious challenges not only in the general election, but within their own party’s primaries.

That wind could not have been any chillier than for Frank Murkowski, the Republican governor of Alaska who not only lost his party’s primary, becoming the first incumbent governor to lose in a primary in 12 years, but lost miserably. To the tone of third place out of three candidates, garnering only 19 percent of the vote from his own registered Republicans.

Why, you ask? Arrogance. And Americans are fighting back.

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