I listened to an interview of Dick Cheney this morning given by Jonathan Karl of ABC News in which he criticized President Obama’s foreign policy. I couldn’t help feel a bit angry at this failure of a man criticizing anyone, let alone our current president.
I for one well remember the condition that the Bush Administration left this country economically and with our foreign policy. He especially has no business criticizing Obama on foreign policy since he as the vice president for the Bush Administration, was behind much of what went wrong with Iraq and Afghanistan. Read more
Politics is a dirty game. Candidates sling mud at each other and outside well-funded sources fill our airwaves with ads that are anything but honest. We can look back to the 2000 presidential race for a good example of what lies and deception can do to affect an election.
Senator John Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran got slammed with deception and lies when the Swift Boat Veterans placed an ad that questioned Kerry’s Vietnam record and even the Purple Heart that was awarded to him. Read more
The Dixie Chicks can tell you what happens when you speak ill of the president. During the Bush presidency, one of the Dixie Chicks said at a concert in London:
“Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.”
A popular radio station in Nashville called for a boycott and millions of Country & Western fans tuned them out and boycotted their music, which cost them heavily as far as concert ticket sales, records and cd sales. Conservatives were outraged that anyone would speak so disrespectfully of the President of the United States. Read more
Writing in today's Times, Richard A. Oppel asks, "Whatever happened to Ron Paul?"
Ron Paul has fans, in the traditional sense of the word--fanatics. They foam over this small and strange man, whose career in Congress has largely been ineffectual. Thousands go to his rallies, but as Oppel observes, "A Feb. 27 event at Michigan State University drew 4,000 people. But at polling places the next day, Mr. Paul finished third -- with 3,128 votes -- in Ingham County, where the campus is. Mr. Romney got more than three times as many votes." Paul's supporters attribute this to a failure in conveying the urgency to vote. Read more
Q. Why is the GOP like a Baskin-Robbins franchise?
A. Because they're both suckers for the flavor of the week.
Scientists have yet to uncover what causes Republicans to recoil from their own candidates like a tomboy from frilly underwear. Perhaps they're commitment phobic. Or channeling the Christmas morning four-year-old in all of us, ignoring gifts already opened, only interested in the next package stacked in the pile. Maybe they need to switch to decaf. Read more