Politics: April 2009 Archives
(Via Media Matters.)
Now they are just straight lying. How can this network have any credibility?
"And here's the list of Republican obsessions since President Obama took office: that his birth certificate is supposedly fake, he uses a teleprompter too much, he bowed to a Saudi guy, Europeans like him, he gives inappropriate gifts, his wife shamelessly flaunts her upper arms, and he shook hands with Hugo Chavez and slipped him the nuclear launch codes.
Do these sound like the concerns of a healthy, vibrant political party?
It's sad what's happened to the Republicans. They used to be the party of the big tent; now they're the party of the sideshow attraction, a socially awkward group of mostly white people who speak a language only they understand. Like Trekkies, but paranoid.
The GOP base is convinced that Obama is going to raise their taxes, which he just lowered. But, you say, 'Bill, that's just the fringe of the Republican Party.' No, it's not. The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, is not afraid to say publicly that thinking out loud about Texas seceding from the Union is appropriate considering that ... Obama wants to raise taxes 3% on 5% of the people?...
And if today's conservatives are insulted by this, because they feel they're better than the people who have the microphone in their party, then I say to them what I would say to moderate Muslims: Denounce your radicals. To paraphrase George W. Bush, either you're with them or you're embarrassed by them."
(Via LA Times.)
Great piece by Maher.
UPDATE: This is a perfect example of when ideology trumps thinking. These folk are protesting, sometimes with amazing vitriol, that a Democratic president did not change a tax law written by a Republican controlled Congress and signed by a Republican president. Absolutely perfect.
UPDATE #2: With Faux News unable to report real news, it simply makes it (up).
Jon Stewart, as usual, nails it.
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UPDATE 3: It only gets better.
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"By bringing up the word, Mr. Obama was sending a warning to the government of new Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that reneging on the goals outlined during the Annapolis Middle East peace conference in 2007 would put Mr. Netanyahu on the wrong foot with the Obama administration."
(Via NY Times.)
Sometimes you have to be a hard ass with your friends, not just your enemies.
Sorry, Palin. Looks like the troops support Obama!
UPDATE: I think that's because as the old addage goes: No cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
"'It is important to remember that every defense dollar spent to over-ensure against a remote or diminishing risk — or in effect to run up the score in a capability where the United States is already dominant — is a dollar not available to take care of our people, reset the force, win the wars we are in and improve capabilities in areas where we are underinvested and potentially vulnerable,' Gates said."
(Via Yahoo! News.)
I've been saying this for years. I can't wait to see how those "small government" conservatives react to this.
UPDATE: Good analysis on his speech.