20 Dec 2007

The Royal “Us”

In a trademark Wankitorial, Fred Hiatt manages to evaluate Congressional Democrats with this statement:The keenest Democratic disappointment — failing to force the president to rapidly withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq — is no disappointment to us. Although unhappiness with the war in Iraq helped propel Democrats to victory, in the end President Bush was able to secure continuing funding for the war with no strings attached.Yes, an unpopular, devastating multi-trillion dollar

19 Dec 2007

Your Modern “GOP”

I’ve been writing here at Firedoglake for about three weeks now, and I suppose this would be a good time to admit I live in Iowa. Or as it is known here, the land of 10,000 phone calls inquiring who you are supporting at the Caucus. For some reason, I have yet to declare my allegiance to a Democratic Campaign – or at least publicly declare one.

18 Dec 2007

Remember When…

Hillary Clinton’s campaign was complimented for never making mistakes? That seems like a long time ago doesn’t it? At least three of four weeks.Former President Bill Clinton said Monday that the first thing his wife Hillary will do when she reaches the White House is dispatch him and his predecessor, President George H.W.

18 Dec 2007

Chalk Up Another Lie

The White House has given several versions of when Bush knew about the NIE on Iran’s nuclear program. This includes the rather laughable, but not shocking, claim that in August 2007, Director of National Intelligence McConnell told Bush they had new information on Iran’s nuclear program and Bush did not bother to ask what it was.

17 Dec 2007

He’s Bigger than Jesus

For the last few weeks Mitt & Huck, the worst Mark Twain characters of all, have been exchanging mild jabs over the merits of Old World vs. New World Jesus.Suddenly, Romney has found and enlisted others, that the GOP has an object of even greater veneration.The Chimperor Disgustus.After Huckabee criticized the Bush Administration for an “arrogant bunker mentality has been counterproductive at home and abroad”, Mitt Romney needed to chip in

15 Dec 2007

“Say, have I mentioned 9/11 lately?”

Having taken the position that losing badly in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina is no big deal, Rudy Giuliani views Florida as the state that will save his campaign and send him to the White House.If you think, “Gee, that doesn’t sound like a particularly good plan” you would be correct.

14 Dec 2007

Thanks, Obi Wan

I guess it’s just a Randian way of doing things to be completely unreflective…but then if you new Ayn Rand intimately, that would probably be the way to go.I’m pretty certain, and I believe videotape will back me up on this, that Andrea Mitchell learned the same strategy from her husband .

14 Dec 2007

Generally Loathed

I know this is hard to believe, but just the other day a few right-wing blogs were trumpeting Bush “surging” all the way back to 37% approval in a recent Gallup Poll. Somewhere David Broder’s glasses were steaming up in anticipation of declaring his boy being the “comeback kid”.Well so much for that.

13 Dec 2007

A New Entry in the Lexicon of the Bush Years

It’s early in the morning, I’m on my first cup of coffee, and it may be those things that are bringing me down too, but one statement yesterday is among the most disturbing ever uttered by any figure in a Congressional Hearing.Yesterday, before the Senate Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on the legal right of Guantánamo detainees Air Force Brig.

12 Dec 2007

Thomas Friedman: Carny

There’s something uncommonly fake about Thomas Friedman’s latest column, from “Manama” to “anymore”. And I mean uncommonly fake even by Thomas Friedman “I talked to a cab driver in Damascus who sounded just like me” standards.