Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Wednesday ‘BushWhack’ing

Two more primaries yesterday… each one won, handedly, by Sen. Clinton and Sen. Obama as the Democratic race nears the end

  • Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to Sen. Kennedy and his family
  • Sen. Obama is looking forward to the general election
  • After arguing about Iran, Sen. Obama is now arguing with Sen. McCain about Cuba. (face facts people, the embargo on Cuba has been an abject failure for years, where is the danger in talking with their new leader who has made some changes. Granted, they’re probably an attempt to create some positive spin, but it’s still change)
  • Alex Castellanos, a CNN contributor who is also an adviser to Sen. McCain, said during CNN’s election coverage yesterday that some women deserve to be called a “bitch.” His comments came on the heels of Jeff Toobin, another CNN analyst, criticizing a New York Times column that published a joke about Clinton being a “white bitch.” (wow… add that to McCain’s quote of once calling his wife a cun*, and you have a campaign that has some mighty negative views on women…)
  • Sen. Chuck Hagel (r-NE) made the suggestion yesterday of impeaching “President” Bush should he attack Iran. Said Hagel; “You’ve got the power of impeachment, now that is a very defined measure if you are willing to bring charges against the president at all. [Attacking Iran without Congress’s consent] “would bring with it…outstanding political consequences.” (Sweet…)
  • “President” Bush did the right thing yesterday (I know, I’m shocked as well) as he apologized to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for an American soldier shooting at a Quran.
  • Former White House COS Jim Baker and former President Jimmy Carter said yesterday that the Democrats best chance of taking the White House this fall would be to have Obama and Clinton join forces… eep.
  • In case you didn’t know, Sen. Joe Lieberman (I r – CT) is a putz
  • Former Rhode Island senator Lincoln Chafee, who recently left the republican Party to become an Independent and supports Obama (D-IL), said “there are two John McCains” and the one currently running for president is not the same man that he served with in the Senate. (I’ve been saying that for months… I would have possibly voted for the 2000 version of Sen. McCain, but the 2008 version has become a pandering, flip-flopping, Bush-like candidate who will further screw the country if he should get elected.
  • A new Reuters/Zogby poll gives Bush’s approval rating at 23%, down four percentage points from the previous month… oh, and have I mentioned the 23% is also a record low for Zogby? (Sometimes nothing more needs to be said…)
  • And have we mentioned? That during an October, 2006 appearance on Fox “News”, Secretary of State under Bush 1.0, James Baker, emphatically challenged the notion that talking to adversaries constitutes “appeasement.” (Nice… when a conservative stalwart disagrees with you, you know you’re disconnected from the rest of the world. Too bad Bush will never see that…)

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