December 18, 2006
First the pod people quietly assimilated the Defeatocrats…
Then they assimilated the electorate…
They’re making inroads in the new minority party…
And now they’ve eaten the brain of Colin Powell:
Mr Powell told CBS he was not convinced more soldiers on the ground would quell the violence.
“I am not persuaded that another surge of troops into Baghdad for the purposes of suppressing this communitarian violence, this civil war, will work,” he said.
He added that such was the overstretch of the US military, there were no additional troops that could be sent.
“We are losing.”
Someone alert Donald Sutherland!
December 9, 2006
It’s bad enough that the Democratic surrender-monkeys hate the troops, the country, and apple pie, but now they’re undermining the Office of the
Unitary Executive Presidency by intimating that dumbya might be involved in something illegal with the way that Iraq is being handled.
Except that it’s not the Democratic surrender-monkeys leveling that charge this time, it’s treasonous Republican turncoat Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon! According to the Washington Post:
I, for one, am at the end of my rope when it comes to supporting a policy that has our soldiers patrolling the same streets in the same way, being blown up by the same bombs day after day. That is absurd. It may even be criminal. I cannot support that anymore.
A true change of heart, or merely swaying in the political wind? Who knows? Who cares? The fact is that when a Republican starts using the “c” word, the “i” word can’t be far behind.
November 8, 2006
How the mouthy have fallen.
Rumsfeld resigns in disgrace just weeks after the smirking chimp assured America he was going to be running the Pentagon through 2008. Hastert steps down as minority leader just weeks after passing the buck on the Foley scandal. Meanwhile, True Blue Blog’s resident trolls are nowhere to be found – even on their own blogs (this means you, Rociante).
I’d say “I told you so,” but why bother when the electorate already has?
November 8, 2006
Last night I watched the election coverage on CNN until around 11:00 PM. I got a real kick out of watching the two right-wing commentators try to spin the election results, first by down-playing them as too few, too early to indicate a trend and then as “not the tsunami “the media” kept promising.” Whatever their take on the outright takeover of the House and apparent takeover of the Senate was I’m not sure as I went to bed just before either of those things were reported, but I am really hoping to catch it on a recap today or maybe YouTube later in the week.
Personally, this election restored my hope in a lot of things about this country. I’d have preferred the American electorate had come to its senses in 2004 or, better yet, hadn’t drank the Kool-Aid in 2000, but what’s done is done. The task at-hand is to undo as much of the harm our dry-drunk-in-chief and his Congressional rubber-stamp have done the past six years:
- Damaging the infrastructure and morale of our troops.
- Shafting our veterans.
- Accumulating $3 TRILLION dollars worth of new debt.
- Running an annual $300 BILLION dollar deficit (with $400B MORE “off-the-books”).
- Erroding our civil liberties.
- Ruining our standing in the world.
- Allowing North Korea and Iran to achieve or come closer to achieving their nuclear amibitions.
- Allowing Afghanistan to become a failed narco-state.
- Allowing Iraq to descend into chaos.
- Allowing New Orleans to be destroyed.
- Being a huge part of the problem – rather than the solution – to global warming, overfishing, and the spread of AIDS and HIV in the Third World.
- Ad nauseum.
Better late than never; here’s hoping it doesn’t turn out to be too little, too late.