I don't know about everyone else, but it's kinda hard trying to follow a bunch of different threads all relating to the upcoming US election, so I thought that if others are willing to get on board, that maybe we could have one thread to cover the election. This can be a thread where we can talk not only about the presidential election, but also about congressional elections, national politics, and even local elections. I'm not saying that we should ignore the other threads, or have a moratorium on starting new threads, but rather that this could be a good place to be a catchall for all things relating to the upcoming election. That way, if you want to vent about your local politics, you don't have to start up a brand new thread, or if you want to discuss a general trend you've noticed, you don't have to try to figure out which of the current threads it would best be discussed in.
Anyhow, to start off, I thought I'd post a youtube video making the rounds from Wisconsin. Tommy Thompson is running for US Senate in Wisconsin... and says, "Who Better Than Me... To Do Away With Medicaid and Medicare?"
Once upon a time, I'm told that he was a sane moderate Republican. But it appears that today, that you just can't get the endorsement of the Republican party, or their funding, unless you're a radical. I don't know whether Thompson's just saying what he thinks he needs to say to get the GOP's endorsement, or whether he's drank of the Tea Party's kool-aid too deeply. I can't tell whether he's gone crazy, or he's just lying. But either way, I can't get behind someone who would say something like that, even if he doesn't mean it, and I hope that he not only looses, but that this kills his political career.Tommy Thompson: 'Who Better Than Me... To Do Away With Medicaid and Medicare?'