End of an era of Kennedy politics in America

Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, the last member of his famous family still serving in elective office, has decided not to seek a ninth term in Congress.

“I will not be a candidate for reelection this year,” the 42-year-old Kennedy says in an emotion-laden advertisement released by his office Thursday that will air Sunday night. SOURCE

I see that his former chief of staff Richardson is trying to spin this good news by saying that poor polling numbers and the election of Republican Scott Brown to his father seat had nothing to do with him not seeking re-election. Yea right! Along with his car crash on Capitol Hill in 2006 while on drugs, I would say it has everything to do with him not running for re-election. The democrats are running away from a losing election year! Most Americans can see why and it’s because of the democrat voting records in congress! Does he need someone to hold the door open, many of us will do just that for him!

LINKS:

(1) Biden on Iraq  by Tarheeltalker

10 Worst States For Personal Freedom

1. Maryland

2. Illinois

3. New York

4. Rhode Island

5. Ohio

6. New Jersey

7. Massachusetts

8. Alabama

9. Georgia

10. South Carolina
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Mostly North Eastern States and 3 deep South States! How many of these 10 are Blue States and how many are Red States? I can fully see why 4 in 10 Americans say their views are growing more conservative!

LINKS:
(1) Americans shifting to the right (Snowe and Collins not listening)
Despite the results of the 2008 presidential election, Americans, by a 2-to-1 margin, say their political views in recent years have become more conservative rather than more liberal, 39% to 18%, with 42% saying they have not changed.

(2) Most Liberal States Are Least Free Says Study
May 6, 2009

Unemployment Rates Hit Record Highs in 8 States

The eight states that set records are: California, Nevada, North Carolina, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Florida and Georgia.
Michigan’s unemployment rate rose to 14.1 percent. Read More

Obama said not long ago that we would not see unemployment-rates higher than 9 percent! What happen Obama, didn’t know what you were talking about? Obama your spending spree did not help jobs now did it?

LINKS:

(1) Housing Market Disaster Worsens
The brief moment of hope that housing had hit a bottom and that both the rate of home sales and prices would improve is slipping away. The pressures that will push prices down, by another 20% in some markets, are rising interest rates and an unemployment rate that will almost certainly go over 10% and stay there for several quarters.

(2) Obama’s Budget includes $1.6 trillion in New taxes—the Largest Tax Increase in History