Friday, June 12, 2009

Who voted from Obama?

Read it and weep.

That isn't the first.

See here and here and here and here and here and here.

That's the final straw. F*ck "centrism".


This brilliant thought occurs to me:

If Clinton was the first black president, Obama is the second Clinton president.

He seems to be thinking of how he can get everyone to go along with him ("centrism" or "triangulation", and/or possibly the venal aspirations of re-election), rather than doing anything that is obviously right ... but which some loud-mouthed Rethiglicans might oppose. Clue: No matter what you do, they're going to kick and scream, so get used to it.

President Obama: It gains you nothing to sell your soul.....

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Watch the language....

Today, as we hear of the white supremacist (and Obama "birther") who shot and killed a guard at the National Holocaust museum, we have Sean InsHannity going with his usual language even after reporting the shooting, blissfully unaware of the nuances. Here's two "talking points" phrases that jump out at you:
"Conservative Underground"
Yes, this is an underground patriotic movement that is bravely defending All Things A'murkan from the present Socialist fascist occupation gummint ... and everyone knows that underground partisans are in armed (and illegal, by the terms of the nominal gummint) resistance against the Powers That Be.

"Conservatism in exile"
Methinks that's a misspelling of "conservatives in retreat". News-flash for InsHannity: You got voted out [small "d"] democratically. Pretending you got kicked out unjustly, illegally, or by dint of force, just stirs up the rabble. And we have today one more victim of this RW hysteria.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

So when do the trials begin?

Republican Senator and former military Judge Advocate Lindsey Graham:
GRAHAM: I am convinced, as an individual senator, as a military lawyer for 25 years, that waterboarding…does violate our war crimes statute and is clearly illegal under domestic and international law. … I don’t think you have to have a lot of knowledge about the law to understand this technique violates Geneva Convention Common Article Three, the War Crimes statutes, and many other statutes that are in place.
So let's get on with an investigation, and prosecutions for all who committed, ordered, or aided and abetted, these crimes. That would seem to be a no-brainer as well.

Uhhhh ... <*pssst*> ... Mr. Dionne....

E.J. Dionne makes an astute observation (for once):
If you doubt that there is a conservative inclination in the media, consider which arguments you hear regularly and which you don't. When Rush Limbaugh sneezes or Newt Gingrich tweets, their views ricochet from the Internet to cable television and into the traditional media. It is remarkable how successful they are in setting what passes for the news agenda.
That's because you folks in the SLCM ... Aren't. Doing. Your. Freakin'. Jobs!!!!

Props to Mr. Dionne for actually pointing this out, but that's just a tad bit like a doctor pointing to a large tumerous mass and saying, "You're gonna die!!!"

Now get to work! Hell, how long has it been since Stephen Colbert raked you over the coals?