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July 20, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
July 13, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
A new poll came out today that showed that 58% of Americans now believe that our political system needs a 3rd party. That is up from 40% just a few years ago. Today, CNN did a poll asking if America needs a 3rd party and Jack Cafferty reported that no one, and I mean no one, wrote in and said "everything is just fine."

I think it is safe to say that a majority of Americans would prefer it if the 2 major parties did not have such a stranglehold on our national politics, and in many areas of th...
June 25, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
For the Republican who does not want a President who leads by polls, Mitt Romney is not their guy.

So far, Mitt has shown his ability to out flip flop John Kerry by reversing his positions on abortion, gay marriage and most of the policies of his tenure as Massechucetts Governor. And now Mitt has "done it again" by declaring that this nation "is on the wrong track."

Specifically, Romney said ; "We're going to change the course of America," Romney told about 800 donors gathered for a pep r...
June 22, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This week, republican mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his departure from the GOP. The speculation is that he is gearing up for an independent run for President of the United States. And Bloomberg's history, despite his public comments, would lead one to think that he is indeed at least strongly considering a run for the nation's highest office.

Before his 2001 run for mayor, Bloomberg, a lifelong democrat, switched to the GOP to avoid spending anything in the primary race by avoiding a crow...
June 16, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This is just a brief rundown on each Presidential candidate. To be fair, I am listing 1 thing I like about each candidate, 1 thing I don't like, and some "deficiency" in their candidacy.

Rudy Giuliani

The Good - A very decisive leader. Willing to step away from the GOP platform on certain issues.

The Bad - Known as a "dictator."

The Ugly - it's tough to take a guy at his word about "always living up to their commitments / promises" when he has 2 ex wives. Funny how the bishops ne...
June 10, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Immigration has become the neocon battle-cry...a way to appear "independent" after 6+ years of walking in lock step and being a rubber stamp. It's not like this is some new stance by the president. Before the 2000 election, then candidate Bush said this....

From a Speech in Washington, D.C. Jun 26, 2000...

Latinos come to the US to seek the same dreams that have inspired millions of others: they want a better life for their children. Family values do not stop at the Rio Grande. Latinos enr...
June 8, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
I'm Sean Conners and I love my country.

I am Sean Conners and I represent no one but myself. And over time and as new evidence comes to light, my views can change.

I'm Sean Conners and I am a Christian. My religion is not political as I see it.

I am Sean Conners and I I prefer not to be labeled as I have no single ideology nor do I treat any political philosophy like a religion. But I try to understand that people will always try.

I am Sean Conners and I think the ACLU is a patr...
June 1, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
There has been a lot of talk about "amnesty" in regards to the President's immigration proposal. Unfortunately, most of it is misdirected. The 12 million immigrants aren't really getting anything close to the definition of amnesty. Amnesty is about getting off "scott-free" for an alleged "greater good."

These 12 million or so illegal immigrants will be required to pay fines, go back and forth to their "native country" and do a host of other things just to be eligible for any kind of citizens...
May 22, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
"Not with my tax dollars!!!" is a common cry amongst Americans whenever our government is found to be funding things we don't like. And of course, we see polls on a regular basis that try to tell us how we feel on any given issue. Then every 10 years our government takes a census report and gathers the information with all the speed and dexterity of aincient Rome.

But why do we depend on these archaic, limited and easily skewed methods to tell our representatives what we want?

There might...
May 17, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
After the 1st round of GOP-ardy on May 3rd, ABC "gaffed" and neglected to mention Texas Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul in their post debate poll. turns out, Paul won that debate handily. Oops.

In MSNBC's post debate polling, Paul won as well. C-Span's polling made Paul the winner as well. And on the ultra conservative website, "The Drudge Report," Paul finished a close 3rd at the top of the 10 man pack.

Not to mention his YouTube video, which was the most watched political video and 8...
May 7, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
The American people are discontent with out election process. Some of us prefer to "pick and choose" our particlar issues, especially the left and right wing pundits. But the fact is that our whole elcetion process, from start to finish needs a makeover. A big extreme makeover.

Let's start with campaign finance. It is a big issue indeed. One one hand, you have the people that believe money = free speech. In the other camp, we find the "regular people can't afford to run for office" crowd.
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May 2, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Much has been made overthe past few years about profiling. Profiling is the practice of looking for certain "types" of people and holding them under greater scrutiny. And while the practice of singling out people based on their race, religion, gender or whatever will always be a "hot button" debate issue, republican lawmakers are lobbying Speaker Nanci Pelosi for something more extreme.

The Washington Times reported that republican lawmakers are trying to get Pelosi to protect legislation tha...
April 26, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
This political season reminds me of Christmas. Especially the Christmas's of the 80's and 90's.

Not because I have the feeling that it's Christmas morning and waiting under the tree is a super-duper present I had been hoping for. And not because I have any renewed feelings of hope, love and grace.

It is because this Presidential election cycle has begun ridiculously early. It reminds me of how every year as I grew up and entered adulthood, the stores and other businesses would start put...
April 25, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
Yesterday, Vice President Cheney, fresh out from the hospital, where he doesn't poll any better than anywhere else, and Sen Harry Reid, fresh from Barnes & Noble, where he was looking for a copy of "The Idiots Guide To Leadership," again bumped heads in what has developed into quite a little feud. Of course, this version of the feud is advantageous to the White House as Harry Reid has become easy fodder in his bad leadership of the Senate since taking the majority.


And while the right wing...
April 24, 2007 by Sean Conners aka SConn1
About a month ago, the 2008 Presidential candidates revealed their 1st quarter fund raising totals. We learned a few things about the election at hand next year. 1st off, it's expensive to run for President. Too expensive for anyone who doesn't hang with billionaires to even attempt. That fact alone bothers me. But the issue of campaign finance reforms won't be seriously debated in congress till 2009 if we're lucky. For this cycle, money is the beast that must be tamed if one wishes to run for P...