Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Tuesday ‘BushWhack’ing

The day after Day One of the Democratic National Convention…

  • If you want to see every speech at the DNC, watch C-Span… added bonus: no mindless, inane, journalist chatter...
  • Sen. Ted Kennedy looked and sounded mighty good last night, delivering a powerful and moving speech… as did Sen. Claire McCaskill who showed that she knows how to incite a crowd … and Michelle Obama would have stole the show with her moving speech if not for being upstaged by her daughters as the evening wound down…
  • Proving that he is the ONLY thing worth watching on CNN, Jack Cafferty absolutely NAILS it… again. This time taking to task the Clintons’, for lack of a better word, whining.
  • Tuesday’s Agenda; Sen. Hillary Clinton (who MUST, MUST call her supporters that are whining about voting for McCain onto the carpet and ask them how the hell that would help this country)… Virginia Gov. Mark Warner… the mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska (who is a republican Obama-backer by the way)… as well as Lily Ledbetter, the woman whose lawsuit against Goodyear for equal pay led to the passage of the Fair Pay Restoration Act… all in all another good day. Let’s hope they can match yesterday…
  • Sen. Ted Stevens (r-AK) is accusing the DOJ of “trying to smear his character” (you don’t need any help with that Ted, you’re doing a fine job of that on your own) and “making accusations haphazardly, hoping to damage his reputation at trial.” Stevens is not only damaged goods, but in serious trouble… and he knows this, which explains all these inane attempts to avert the inevitable; prison.
  • Continuing individual state’s crusade against the politicized EPA, 12 states, along with New York City and DC, are suing the agency because of greenhouse gas emissions from oil refineries. The lawsuit points the finger and accuses the agency of violating the Clean Air Act by refusing to issue standards for controlling the emissions. (Well done states…keep the pressure on)
  • A Denver news affiliate is reporting that “at least four people are under arrest in connection with a possible plot to kill Barack Obama” and that the Secret Service, ATF, and the U.S. Attorney’s office are investigating it.
  • And have we mentioned? That senility is contagious? How else could you explain Karl Rove, an “informal” adviser to McCain, saying on Fox “News” after Michelle Obama’s speech last night that she didn’t show “adequate enough” love for her country in her speech? Spouted Rove; “I don’t think she did too well on saying I love America. That wasn’t adequate enough…” Um… okay? So her saying this, HT to TP; “I know firsthand from their lives — and mine — that the American dream endures.” Or this; “I stand here today at the crosscurrents of that history — knowing that my piece of the American dream is a blessing hard won by those who came before me.” Or this; “That is the thread that connects our hearts. That is the thread that runs through my journey and Barack’s journey and so many other improbable journeys that have brought us here tonight, where the current of history meets this new tide of hope. That is why I love this country.” So this isn’t adequate enough? Well, I guess we should listen to Rove… after all, inadequacies are his specialty… just look at his recent track record. Besides, we all know Rove is a joke whose political prognostications have been wrong since Bush started his second term… and his spew also shows just how worried the republicans are. Criticizing for the sake of criticizing doesn’t play well with voters… but knowing that would require Rove to actually listen to voters, and we all know he won’t have any of that…

2 comments:

Mike said...

I find the coverage on PBS to be good, too. They show all the speeches and also have good analysis from critical thinkers, not just the pundits spewing mindless talking points.

Canguy said...

Hell yeah mike. I hear what you are saying about the pundits. I have been watching it on cpac here in Canada. No pundits at all.