Rick Perry is talking about a Second Mexican War à la Zachary Taylor and the Halls of Montezuma. Maybe he sees himself as another Black Jack Pershing.
Former President Jimmy Carter was on CNN’s Reliable Sources today where he took aim at both Fox News and Glenn Beck for what he described as deliberately distorting the news. Carter said,”The talk shows with Glenn Beck and others on Fox News, I think, have deliberately distorted the news.”
Republican lawmakers, pundits, and Tea Party patriots all claim a desire to return to the Founding Father’s view of America and a strict constitutional interpretation of governance in America. The problem is that the Founders had a very different idea of America than these new constitutionalists, and they would reject the philosophy that the rich and industrialists should have the power to control the government.
They blame healthcare reform but if any physicians drop their patients, it won't be because of "Obamacare." It will be because of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.
This is about drunken frat boys at the helm of the economy, sliding daddy's credit card to pay for anything that suits their fancy and never stopping to think about the bill and then smugly turning around and running on being fiscally conservative.
Yet another example of how Fox News is revving up their Republican campaign machine for Sarah Palin occurred on Hannity last night when Sean Hannity claimed that, "I think Gov. Palin, if they keep up with this radical agenda will clean Obama's clock." That's a nice fairy tale for Sean Hannity to spin, but let's take a look at what will really happen if Barack Obama meets up with Sarah Palin in 2012.
Saving lives is feminine. We'll remember that if Mr. Fischer ever finds himself on a battlefield. "Sorry, it wouldn't be manly to save you. You understand."
When Republicans recently declined to meet with President Obama, it was a rejection of Old Testament proportions. The degree of concern over President Obama’s religion is truly astounding. How can any God-fearing Republican have any time at all for any liberal? It’s like inviting a Canaanite to dinner, or for the Republicans in this case, agreeing to meet with the high priest of Baal in his house.
It was only a matter of time before the culture of paranoia and fear that dominates the Republican Party turned inwards and started attacking its own, as it seems that Glenn Beck's weeks of fear mongering about George Soros have come home to roost in the form of allegations that Sarah Palin is really a sham candidate. She is a puppet set to do Soros' bidding if she wins the Republican nomination in 2012.
If earmarks are banned, the money must be administered by a government agency, and it will tie up funding for important necessary projects and add to the bureaucracy in government. For teabaggers who hate the idea of government getting too big, this ban should be revolting, and will certainly mean more government intervention into local affairs.
Palin is stuck in 2008, banking on the press of 2008, when in fact, she will be dealing with a different animal all together. Welcome to the press of 2012, Ms Palin. You will be the center of their attention, just like you've always dreamed, but I'm afraid it may well turn into your nightmare.
Sheirff Joe Arpaio has raised his own little freikorps. FOX News reports that on Wednesday he "swore in 56 members of a new volunteer sheriff's posse group that includes "The Incredible Hulk" star Lou Ferrigno."
Yesterday our country suffered the breath-taking blow of hearing Sarah Palin announce that she thinks she can beat President Obama when she runs for President. Today, new polling data shows that the majority of Americans do not think Sarah Palin represents the middle class. That would be those "real Americans" Palin is always dropping her "g"s to ingratiate herself with. Apparently they are not as gullible as Palin hoped. So, that would be a no, you can't, Ms Palin, regarding beating President Obama in 2012.
After a tough six months which culminated in Republicans taking control of the US House and picking up Senate seats in the 2010 election, many started to ask if President Barack Obama was destined to be a one termer, but something interesting has happened. Instead of crushing Obama the defeat has resurrected him, and according to the new NBC/WSJ survey, Obama is at his most popular point since May.
American government has lost its designation as a representative democracy, and is turning into a racket where one man, or one party, dictates its will on the entire government, and apparently no-one is willing to stop the demise of democratic rule. There is much talk about compromise and bipartisanship from the Democrats, and the White House, but in the 21st Century American democracy, it is a fallacy and a joke.
You can search and search; you can look high and low, but you won't find much. Right now, the closest thing the Republicans seem to have to a real policy is orchestrating a win for Bristol on DWTS.
First, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann returned from suspension, and now the most popular segment on his Countdown program The Worst Person In The World will make its return this evening. In response to a question about the segment Olbermann Tweeted, "We haven't done the segment in three weeks. It returns tonight."
The most salient note regarding Willow and Bristol Palin's facebook slurs is the awkward timing of reality, rearing his mean little head and directly conflicting with the carefully crafted image of angelic wholesome Northern Barbie Family who like to shoot and pray together so cheerfully sold to us on Palin's reality TV show.
John McCain is a war hero, and advocates permanent wars regardless the cost in lives and drain on the economy. He also knows that allowing gays to serve in the military is wrong, regardless that a majority of Americans, the Pentagon, and service members support repealing DADT. McCain also doesn’t want an end to the war in Afghanistan because he has gross memory loss regarding the Iraq war.
On her MSNBC program last night Rachel Maddow took on one of the great myths of American politics that banning earmarks is the same as cutting spending. Maddow called the Republican position on the earmark ban what it really is. According to Maddow the Republican earmark ban is an, "epic quest to seem fiscally responsible without actually being fiscally responsible."