Monday, August 25, 2008

Bush/McCain/Republican Party Left Behind

Once again, Bush wasted his Saturday Radio Address on tired out Republican propaganda.

Bush blames Democrats for high gas prices
Associated Press - Published: Saturday August 23, 2008

CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - President Bush on Saturday blamed the Democratic-led Congress for the high cost of gasoline and renewed his call for expanded offshore drilling to increase U.S. oil supplies.

"To reduce pressure on prices, we need to increase the supply of oil, especially oil produced here at home," Bush said in his weekly radio address.

...(full article)

What makes Bush's continued stumping for special favors for Big Oil Companies even more ridiculous is that:

1.) not only has he personally not done the one biggest thing to bring down gas price; open up the National Petroleum Reserve.


2.) the price of gasoline has been going down for over a month.

Gas prices down for the 38th day in a row
The price of gas dipped below $3.70, after crude oil futures posted a record drop on Friday.
Last Updated: August 24, 2008: 1:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK ( -- Gasoline prices fell Sunday for the 38th straight day, bringing down the nationwide average in a motorist group survey by more than 42 cents overall.

...(full article)

It's no wonder that the American people have had it with Republican stunts and hollow gestures.

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press
A Closer Look at the Parties in 2008
Convention Backgrounder
August 22, 2008

As the 2008 conventions approach, the Democratic Party's advantage in party identification remains as large as it has been over the past two decades, and the Democratic Party's image remains substantially more positive than the GOP's. The Democrats have a 13-point lead in party affiliation (51% vs. 38%) among registered voters, when independents who "lean" to either party are included. Four years ago, the Democrats held only a slim 47% to 44% lead by this same measure.

...(full article)

McCain is sticking with the Republican Party line, no matter how out of touch it is. And this new TV Ad points it out so artfully.

And... while McCain is still babbling something that sounds strangely like he's trying to re-fight the Vietnam War, the Iraqi government wants our Troops out of Their country... the sooner the better.

Aug 25, 11:02 AM EDT

Iraq demands deadline for pullout of all US troops

Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Monday no security agreement with the United States could be reached unless it included a "specific deadline" for the withdrawal of all American troops from Iraq.

Last week, U.S. and Iraqi officials said the two sides had agreed tentatively to a schedule which included a broad pullout of combat forces by the end of 2011 with a residual U.S. force remaining behind to continue training and advising the Iraqi security forces.

But al-Maliki's remarks Monday suggested that the Iraqi government is still not satisfied with that arrangement. An aide to the prime minister said Monday that Iraq remained adamant that the last American soldier must leave Iraq by the end of 2011 - regardless of conditions at the time.


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