The Tao of Politics

One of my main concerns is: how can I make a difference? There are thousands of political blogs out there. It’s easy to get lost in that ocean. So I may blog about politics on occasion, or I may blog about health issues, depending on where my interests lead me, and where I feel I can contribute something of significance.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Governor Mike Huckabee is a Republican, so I would probably never vote for him, but he has been doing something really great and he deserves credit. Apparently he has recently lost about 100 pounds, and he has begun an initiative in his home state of Arkansas to help his citizens lose weight and become healthier. The politicians in Washington could learn a lot from Mike Huckabee. With obesity reaching pandemic proportions, it’s good to see someone like Mike Huckabee, who has a great deal of visibility, take responsibility for his health, lose weight, and take the message of healthier living to the people. That message may be greeted with resistance at first, but eventually it may do a lot of good. And it’s a better message than just war, war, war, or tax cuts for the rich while the poor are getting poorer. It’s all about a happier, healthier life for all. Hats off to Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas.

In the past few days both George War Bush and Duck! Cheney have loudly and confidently said that the Republicans will retain control of Congress in the elections this fall. This is a political ploy. I remember in 2000 when Bush was not much on substance, but would often say that he was going to win. I’m not sure about all the details of this ploy, but I know it is a ploy, just like if you’re a politician you are supposed to ask for the vote – whenever speaking to a group of people, always say, “Please vote for me in November.” These are some ways of manipulating voters. Act confident; ask for the vote – these things work, especially on people who don’t do much reading, or who don’t really care much about the nuances of a logical argument. Let us hope it doesn’t work this time. Let us hope that on November 8 the Republicans have to once again eat their words, just like they have had to eat them recently with regard to their pre-war statements of 2002 and 2003.

You know it’s bad when Germany is criticizing the US for violating the rule of law.

Dr. Dean Ornish of Reversing Heart Disease fame has this article in Newsweek on lowering cholesterol without taking drugs.

Listen to my new song, Get the Hell out of Iraq. (See lyrics here.)


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1 Comments:

  • At 5:08 PM, Blogger Pondering American said…

    HUckabee is a guy to watch. This Republican thinks he going to really emerge. Ditto on the health stuff.

    I must say as to Dems taking the House I dont think so. At some point they are going to have to realize to win that they have to be more than just "anti" but offer a plan. Perhaps they have but if I who keeps up with these things cant recognize what the Dem plan is for the future I doubt the average voter can.

    08 is more likely because then at least the Dems will have a voice to unify behind

     

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