Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Maureen Dowd: Bomb, Bomb Iran

Maureen Dowd takes after Hillary for her incredibly stupid Iran vote. Go Maureen!

It looks like Hillary has also done another stupid thing, proposed yet another tax deferred retirement plan. We have 401Ks and IRAs, there is no need for another one unless her real plan is to kill Social Security. A better use for that money would be to apply a permanent fix for Social Security. It takes the same amount.

Despite being classified as a liberal columnist, Maureen has few fans on the left. I am one of them. I like most of her columns. I don't mind snarky and I find her cute.

The one thing Hillary has going for her is she is tough and has learned to not take crap from Republicans. The way her supporters derailed the California GOP initiative to mess up the Electoral College vote was masterful, although I still want the national popular vote fix as well as the IRV Fair Vote.

1 comment:

joreko said...

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

A national popular vote is the way to make every person’s vote equal and to guarantee the White House to the candidate who gets the most votes in all 50 states. The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes—that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill is enacted in a group of states possessing 270 or more electoral votes, all of the electoral votes from those states would be awarded, as a bloc, to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

The National Popular Vote bill has 366 legislative sponsors in 47 states. It has been signed into law in Maryland. Since its introduction in February 2006, the bill has passed by 11 legislative houses.