Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Thursday ‘BushWhack’ing

We’re on the verge of the weekend…

  • There was a Democratic presidential debate last night between Sens. Obama and Clinton… I tried watching it but it was as painful as a SOTU by “President” Bush.
  • Newt Gingrich (remember him?) is trying to rally support within the republican ranks for Sen. McCain. Speaking to GQ magazine Gingrich compared McCain’s effort to rally support around his indefinite commitment to staying in Iraq to “what Lincoln had to do in the Civil War.” (yeah, they’re relatively the same thing…any by that I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ALIKE! How many years since he’s been in public office and Gingrich is still a dumbass…)
  • Despite several days of negative press following his comments about some small-town Americans, Obama has extended his lead in national polls over Clinton. A new CNN analysis of several recent polls shows that he now holds a 9-point lead over Clinton, 50% to 41%, up from a 3-point margin at the end of March… can he sustain it? Stay tuned…
  • As we mentioned in yesterday’s ‘Daily’, “President” Bush held a news conference yesterday regarding Climate Change. As expected, it was flash with little substance (kind of like “CSI: Miami”) as he called for a halt to the growth of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by 2025 but offered up no specific proposals. As I said, flash, no substance…
  • Democrats need single women
  • Sen. McCain’s opposition to the GI Bill stems from his concern that “a generous education benefit would persuade soldiers and Marines ending their tours to pursue an education rather than reenlist in the overstretched military.” (Well, that’s certainly a good reason to screw veterans… it’s so hard to express sarcasm in the written form, but you already knew that …)
  • The Senate is considering an investigation into a 2005 earmark for a highway funding bill. Turns out it was “mysteriously” altered after Congress approved the measure but before President Bush signed it… (yeah, nothing hinky going on there, no sirree…)
  • It was only a matter of time, but the credit market crisis has now spread to student loans, essentially making loans “harder to come by and more expensive” with over 50 firms having “abandoned or cut back their federal or private student loan programs this year, unable to raise money in the financial markets.” (So once again, middle class students get screwed. Who would have ever seen that coming? Oh right, everyone NOT in the Bush(whacked) Administration…)
  • And have we mentioned? That we at TBWA aren’t the only ones significantly disappointed with Bush’s much-vaulted speech yesterday on Climate Change? Turns out delegates at a major economies climate conference in Paris ALSO criticized the environmental goals he announced yesterday. South Africa’s delegation called Bush’s proposals “‘disappointing’ and un-ambitious when many other industrialized economies are already cutting emissions.” And one senior European official went the next step, saying; “But Bush will be leaving office soon. What he says doesn’t matter so much any more.” (Nice… now if we could only get our Congress to realize that, we’d get somewhere…)

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