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Friday, September 5, 2014

PBS: Video: NewsHour: Shields and Brooks on ISIS and Bob McDonnell

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger

I believe the United States is getting ready to wipeout ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and NATO may help them out. And NATO may step in when it comes to Ukraine as well by arming the Ukrainian Government against the Russian Federation and their rebels. To me that seems what all of these meetings this week were about. And it reminds me of what happened in Libya in 2011 when the West got off to a slow start in dealing with Quadafi, but finally got around to doing the right thing.

As far as Bob McDonnell the former Governor of Virginia. The former GOP superstar who without this scandal would've made a very prominent Republican presidential candidate in 2016, has seen his career fall as fast as the Stock Market in 2008, or an asteroid being dropped off of a bridge into the water. And why, because of Bob McDonnell and his wife and their own selfishness in using Virginia taxpayer funds for their own personal expenses.

As far as the Kansas Senate race. I've always believed the U.S. Senate was a tossup that could go either way with a Republican majority in the next Congress looking like 51-49. Or Senate Democrats holding in the Senate with a 50-50 margin because Vice President Joe Biden is a Democrat. But with Senate Pat Roberts now facing a popular mainstream at most center-left Independent that would most likely caucus with Senate Democrats in the next caucus and you add Georgia and Kentucky  that are vulnerable for Senate Republicans who have to hold those seats, no one knows which party will control the Senate in the next Congress.