Formal Endorsements

The Tygrrrr Express is releasing the list of formal endorsements for the 2008 elections.

At the Presidential level, I endorse John McCain for President.

This comes as no surprise. I made the case for him again last night at UCLA. He is one of the finest men to ever seek the White House. He is a true hero, and a man of honor, character, and heart. His opponent has zero experience.

Sarah Palin will make a fabulous Vice President. The left hates her guts, which means she is right.

Of all the Senate races, there is only one that is truly capturing my attention. If people have only one person to give money to, it should be Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman.

I do take pride in Norm Coleman being a Jewish republican. I do like his political views from taxes to Israel. Yet this endorsement is personal. The goal of politics is supposed to be to make the world a better place. Some issues transcend politics.

My dear friend and his wife were trying to adopt a child in 2007. The child was in Guatemala, and they made several trips from Los Angeles. The adoption was caught up in bureaucracy. Senator Coleman, who has lost two infant children to a rare genetic disease, knows pain that few people will ever know. He has devoted himself to adoption issues. He took a trip to Guatemala late in 2007, and helped cut through the bureaucracy.

My friends brought their baby boy home in March of 2008. He is now a happy, smiling, and well adjusted little boy. He is now over 1 1/2 years old, and every time I look into this boy’s eyes, I thank God for people like Norm Coleman. I am only the boy’s de facto uncle. Imagine how his parents feel.

While Senator Coleman is spreading love, his opponent is spreading hatred. His opponent used to be on “Saturday Night Live.” He is a failed radio host at a failed radio station, in addition to writing books that tear people down and build nothing up.

Norm Coleman personifies the word “Mensch.” If people can donate to only one politician, send money to Minnesota Senator Norm Coleman.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is in a tough reelection fight as well. He is a master of parliamentary procedure. If the democrats do end up controlling everything, a strong minority leader will be vital for the republicans. This is what turned things around after the debacle of 1992. We need Mitch McConnell.

Senator Susan Collins of Maine is a moderate republican that is willing to work with democrats as well as republicans without compromising her integrity. She is a good Senator and good person. We need her back.

Another Minnesota politician that is in a tough reelection fight is Congresswoman Michele Bachmann.

She has been under fire recently for comments made in an interview where the questioner had a hostile agenda. It was a successful hit job. She fell in the trap.

Nevertheless, the real Michele Bachmann is a woman that has dedicated her life to helping children. She and her husband have taken in 23 foster children . She has described some of these children as “having nothing but a deep desire to express love and give love. They had nothing but a shopping bag.”

For those who do not know, John and Cindy McCain also adopted a child. It is a decent and selfless act.

Michele Bachmann was cruising towards reelection before this interview a few days ago. Her supporter has been flooded with money. Please help Michele Bachmann. She has a heart of gold, and is a good strong conservative.

Dr. Deborah Honeycutt is running for the 13th Congressional district in Georgia.

She is a medical professional, and one of the most respected and accomplished women in America. She also is a republican that happens to be black. I interviewed her at the GOP Convention in Minnesota, and she was delightful. Some people talk about health care issues. She has spent her life giving quality health care in the form of her medical practice.

While I rarely get involved in state and local races, especially in areas I do not live, I am making a couple of exceptions. Yes, these people are Jewish republicans, but they are also good human beings that will bring the same honor to public service that they have brought to their life before politics.

Josh Mandel is a 26 year old marine who fought for America. Now he is running for reelection to the Ohio state legislature. Send him some money.

Lynn Lechler is running for the State House in Pennsylvania. She had a quiet private life, but was reluctantly drafted by party leaders due to her experience and talent. The loss of her privacy is Pennsylvania’s gain.

Although she is not running this year, any surplus funds could be allocated to Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle.

She is a Jewish Republican in a state not known for either. She took on corruption, and won. Also, she vetoes virtually everything. There are enough laws on the books, and she has helped slow the growth of government. Hawaii is blessed to have her.

For those that are looking beyond specific endorsements, there are organizations that I deeply believe in.

Chabad is not-partisan, and does everything from run drug treatment centers to bring Jewish life all over the world. Every dollar they receive is money well sent and well spent.

The Republican Jewish Coalition advocates for those that see a synthesis between issues benefitting the Jewish people, and right of center politics.

GOPAC used to be run by Newt Gingrich. Now it is run by Michael Steele. GOPAC is training the next generation of conservative leaders.

More endorsements may or may not be added depending on various factors, including what mood I am in at any given moment.

Lastly, I endorse the Tygrrrr Express as the greatest and most brilliant creation in the history of anything, since I could not get my parents to say that for me.


3 Responses to “Formal Endorsements”

  1. Well, I spent the day out canvassing to get the vote out for Obama in Florida, so it’s pretty obvious I endorse Obama. Experience is not my number one concern, but rather the overall dynamics, from party affiliation to characeter to intelligence to policy stands to everything else you can think of. That, and Palin was a frighteningly cynical, irresponsible, and rather dumb (IMHO) choice for VP. For the life of me I can;t imagine what McCain was thinking. If he loses this election, with his considerable racial advantage, Palin will be the reason.

    And while it’s all well and fine that rich people can afford to adopt a few kids, (there are only about 40,000 adoptions in the US each year), most people can not even though they’d like to. I’ve never heard any substantial proposal to make adoption easier from any Republican ever. If anything, they want to make it more difficult. So I have no idea what you’re talking about there.

    I endorse ol’ “Stuart” in MN. He may be a lousy actor, but he’s a brilliant and reasonable, independent and educated man. Not only that, but he’s the heir to one of my favorite politicians of all time – Paul Wellstone, who died so tragically, and was replaced so cynically. Wellstone, in my opinion, is ten thousand times the man Norm Coleman could ever be. Al Franken, like me, holds Wellstone up as a true American political hero. For this reason almost alone, I endorse Franken over Coleman.

    I’ve never liked Michelle Bachman and always felt the only reason she got elected was because she was a card-carrying memeber of the GOP “Hot Woman” club. The GOP has been recruiting these gals for some years now, and most of them are vacuus stooges. I disagree with her on pretty much every issue, but especially the Radical Christian Right nonsense. Her support for such sleazy backdoor theocratic schemes like Intelligent Design and mortuaries for aborted babies is just plain disgusting. I hope she loses and loses big. I’d vote for Spongebob Squarepants before I’d vote for her.

    Honeycutt is an odd character. Why she’s a Republican is beyond me. She says we “must encourage strong two-parent families,” but it seems to me that the decline of the two=-parent family directly corresponds to the right of the cheap-labor Right. She says universal healthcare “has failed in other countries,” but has yet to point out just exactly which countries to which she’s referring, or how our system is any better. She blames the always high number of failed start-up companies on taxes and regulation, but historically the numbers have always been about the same, regardless of taxes or regulation, and most small businesses are too small to much if any taxes anyway.

    I don’t know enough about Lynn Lechler to think one way or another about her.

    I do like Linda Lingle, though I do disagree with quite a few of her positions. But as a governor, most of those issues are rather irrelevent. Personally, I think McCain should have picked her for the veep. That would have been brilliant.

    I have no more of a problem with Orthodox Judaism than any other religious belief. I’m not religious, so… whatever. I kinda feel for them, though. I think they fear that the American diaspora is wiping out Judaism, but history has shown that this usually doesn’t happen for all that long. Something always happens that brings the Jews back together again. I don’t know if it will be the troubles with Israel, or perhaps a renewal of tension between Christaians and Jews. I tend to think the latter because the vast majority of the diaspora resides among Christians, not Muslims. Groups like the RJC seem to be pushing this scenario along – making Israel a American partisan wedge issue. I believe that’s a huge mistake, as support for Israel has been bipartisan for many years now. But I don’t think it will be the Left that turns on Israel, but rather the Christian Right. The Christian Right never really have trusted Jewish people and one day their true face will show. Hopefully it wil not be the sort of horrific affair as we’ve seen in the past.


  2. jafman says:

    A new poll released by the Gallup organization on Thursday shows Jewish voters favor Barack Obama over John McCain by more than 3 to 1, with 74% saying they will vote for Obama over 22% for McCain.

    The poll, which has interviewed over 650 Jewish registered voters each month since June, shows American Jews growing increasingly comfortable with Obama since July, when the Illinois Senator tied up the Democratic Party nomination. The poll shows support for McCain among Jews stood at a high of 34% in June, before beginning its downward turn in July after Obama’s nomination.

    ….But thanks for holding up the minority opinion end of things.

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