Sunday, November 14, 2010

Headlines - Sunday November 14

Profiles in Stupidity: Rep John Shimkus
Buried in a great article by Juan Cole on Obama's Asia trip is this comment on the Bush-Cheney "foreign wars" project. It's the clearest statement yet of what those two were really up to, and what they, and we, got for their trouble:
Teabagger Brain

Yet another example of Obama trying to do the right thing, but not one Democrat had his back:

The accused mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, may remain behind bars without trial indefinitely because of disagreement over his trial location, according to the Washington Post.

The Obama administration has concluded it can't go ahead with its original plan to have the trial in federal court in New York because of opposition from lawmakers and local officials, the Post said. There is little support for reviving an effort to hold a military trial at Guantanamo Bay, according to the Post.

Obama administration officials said Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators can be held under laws of war, until a trial location is agreed on, the newspaper reported.

The latest coward to run like hell was none other than the Governor-elect Cuomo. Why? Who knows. He would have had four years for the issue to die down, but he caved prematurely. And the rule of law is even on Cuomo's side!

And it has been like this on any number of issues. Remember the Senate vote on Gitmo? Appropriating funds for the Supermax prison? And on and on. The White House gets a rep in certain circles for not fighting, yet every single time they try to fight, our cowardly, sniveling Democratic congress undercuts him. Yet rest assured, Obama will receive all the blame.

It really is disgraceful what a bunch of wimps Democrats are. Such a shame that Grayson lost. At least one Democrat would say the right things.

Was checking the local newspaper and was appalled to see the Virgin Ben on the op-ed pages:

Third, Obama's childhood shows us that he was always a narcissist concerned with his own power. Not only did he want to be president, he thought the presidency was all about him. Soldiers were there for defending him; businessmen were there for supporting him. Presidents were kings. That's why he wanted to be president.

The other day, one of the stooges at Tucker Carlon's vanity project was calling Obama the "Narcissist in Chief," and now a Weekly Standard flunky is out with the following:

Why has Barack Obama failed so spectacularly? Is he too dogmatically liberal or too pragmatic? Is he a socialist, or an anticolonialist, or a philosopher-president? Or is it possible that Obama's failures stem from something simpler: vanity. Politicians as a class are particularly susceptible to mirror-gazing. But Obama's vanity is overwhelming. It defines him, his politics, and his presidency.

The title of the piece is "American Narcissus," and like the Virgin Ben, it quotes from his books to draw a deeper, more sinster meaning that all the rest of us missed.

Do they coordinate these memes? Or is there just a rotating file of bullshit and sometimes it just seems like they are coordinating.

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