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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Obama and McCain will probably take Wisconsin

According to a BBC.com article ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7252205.stm), some polls are suggesting that Barack Obama and John McCain will win the Wisconsin primaries for each of their parties. What is more interesting about the article, though, is that Obama is shutting down critics who think that he is not strong enough to duke it out with the Republicans. He told the Today show that: "First of all, I've had to go up against the Clinton machine." To his credit, he HAS had to battle with the long-established Clinton machine, which is no easy feat as someone who is running for president for the first time.

So Long, Fidel!

Hi World,
Well, it looks like he's really gone this time. Fidel Castro is stepping down as Cuba's president after an over 40 year reign. Many Cubans are rejoycing over this. Up to this point, there had been numerous rumors that Castro would step down and even reports that he had died. It had been as if Castro was a cockroach that just would not die (lol!). But alas, the ailing president is leaving his post, even though he may not have been in good shape to be running Cuba anyway since he has been so sickly. What's interesting about Catro's reign is that despite his old age and his illness, Castro had kept a tenacious hold his presidential power.
The sad thing about the Cuba situation is that it is bittersweet for Cuban exiles. On the one hand, they may be relieved that Fidel is finally gone, but on the other hand, his brother Raul is supposedly going to take over as president, which is arguably almost the same thing as Fidel still being president. Some progress!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Im Tired of...

Hi World,
I'm going to start a new section of my blog entitled "I'm Tired of" which is pretty self-explanatory. I'm going to discuss something political that I'm tired of hearing about. Tonight's I'm Tired of deals with John McCain. I am tired of people, particularly conservatives, questioning how conservative McCain is. Like to be conservative, you have to be a part of some sort of conservative club of sorts. It's ridiculous.
I guess for conservatives, the situation is particularly dire because Romney is out of the race. It is as if conservatives are conflicted. On one hand, they want to support McCain because he is a war hero and seems like the kind of candidate that would get us out of the Iraq War, but on the other hand, he may not support a lot of conservative issues. According to a CNN.com article, some critics think McCain to be too liberal to be truly conservative. An abc.com article says that for conservatives, illegal immigration is a major problem that they think McCain isn't trying to solve. Conservatives may be thinking of the McCain-Kennedy bill that McCain and Ted Kennedy had been proposing, the plan where the estimated 12 million immigrants would eventually become citizens. The plan died in congress, although McCain says that he still thinks that there should be a way to enable illegal immigrants to become citizens.
Maybe McCain is as conservative the conservatives are going to get, or maybe once McCain is in office, if he is elected, the conservatives can weasel McCain to change some to his platform to fit their point of view. I guess only time will tell.

Happy Presidents' Day !

Hello World,
Since this is a political blog, I feel like it is the perfect time to wish everyone a Happy Presidents' Day! This is an especially happy Presidents' Day cuz this is the last one America will have with our current President. Yess! I feel like getting one of those shirts that says 1/1/09 or something. Whomever becomes president really has a mess to clean up!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Welcome to Politically Chic!

Hello World,
Welcome to my blog, politically chic! It is for those people who want to get more interested in politics but don't know where to start. This blog is for folks that get confused or, I daresay, bored by politics. Well, here I am to help!