Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Hump day… this administration has been humping us for years…

  • The gop is attacking a DNC ad that criticizes Sen. McCain’s ‘100 years’ in Iraq strategy, saying it “falsely and maliciously accuses Sen. McCain of stating that prolonging the Iraq war for '100 years' would be 'fine' with him”… (cuz the republicans have NEVER used false and malicious ads in their existence… no sirree… not at all… never… it’s so hard to express sarcasm in the written form…)
  • Clinton and Obama are statistically tied in Gallup's national tracking poll for the fifth straight day…
  • Minnesota Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken will pay the IRS $70,000 in back income taxes (wow, nice impression of a republican there Al. Don’t let it happen again…)
  • Since the media, and Reverend Wright himself, have not been able to let ReverendGate go, Sen. Obama has had enough,… watch for my post on this later today.
  • House and Senate negotiators are scrambling to meet “President” Bush's demands on a multibillion-dollar farm bill… (I’m sorry… why is Congress ‘scrambling’ to meet the demands of a lame-duck, low-approval rated President???)
  • Sen. Clinton and Sen. McCain support eliminating the gas tax temporarily. McCain’s plan would cost the US $10 billion dollars (approx. the amount the tax would provide). Clinton’s plan has an interesting twist that would (in the mind of her campaign) make up the lost revenue with a “windfall profits tax” on oil companies that would subject their profits to a 50% tax if they were over a certain amount. Sen. Obama, btw, doesn’t support a temporary tax holiday. (Clinton’s has an interesting idea… though how hard would it be to get the oil companies – and they members of Congress they control – to get in line?)
  • While the Pentagon is, per CBS News, developing new “options” for attacking Iran, the Bush(whacked) Administration deployed a second aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf yesterday to serve, in the words of Defense Secretary Robert Gates, as a “reminder” to Iran. Naturally, when he was asked if the Pentagon was preparing military strikes, Gates said, “No”. (Which should put everyone’s mind at ease since no one in this administration would ever lie. What ya think, too much sarcasm there?)
  • A new NBC/WSJ poll (scheduled to be released tomorrow) not only shows that a scant 21% approve of Bush’s handling of the economy but also that 81% of Americans believe the US is currently in a recession…
  • And have we mentioned? That the people running Fox “News” are not very bright when it comes to US History? Last weekend Sen. Clinton challenged Sen. Obama to a “Lincoln-Douglas” style debate (having done L-D debates, watching ANY politician take part would be painful to watch). Clinton was referring to the well-known 1858 debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. While covering the story Fox “News”, consistently showed images of Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, the former slave who spent his life fighting for the abolition of slavery and never, as far as historians (and anyone with a brain) knows, participated in a debate with Abe Lincoln… New motto for them; “Fox “News”: Now run by mental furballs.”

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