Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Do they think we're idiots? I know, dumb question

This would be laughable if these people weren't running the country right now:
Democrats: GOP should be more like their party

WASHINGTON – Congressional Democratic leaders said Wednesday that Sen. Arlen Specter's party switch is a sign that Republicans should become more like, well, Democrats.

"I say to Republicans in America, take back your party," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters. "The party of protecting the environment, the party of individual rights, the party of fairness."

Specter stunned the political world Tuesday when he defected to the Democrats, saying there weren't enough moderates in Pennsylvania for him to win a GOP primary.

h/t: Drudge

OK, stupid question for you: If Republicans become like the Democrats, why be a Republican at all? Seriously, what's the point of having two parties, if both parties are the same? They're already too much alike for my taste. Any more alike, and we'll wind up with one party rule. Of course that's the idea, isn't it? And I guess we're pretty much there right now anyway.

Oh yeah, and a quick question for all those folks who say the Republicans have become too extreme, and have abandoned that mythical big tent: Are the Democrats any different? Aren't they the ones that threw a reliably liberal (on most issues) incumbent Senator under the bus because he didn't stand with them on opposing the war in Iraq? Gimme a freakin' break.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Obama Doctrine

As a followup to the Global Apology Tour, President Obama is springing into action yet again. First he released Bush administration memos about the use of coercive interrogation techniques. And now he's talking possible probes and prosecutions for former Bush administration officials. Yeah, that'll make us safer. Once al Qaida sees how "humane" we are, I'm sure they'll abandon their quest for global jihad, and their hatred for those who don't believe as they do.

I have to give President Obama credit for such swift and decisive action. He's wasting no time in taking the fight to the enemy. Problem is, he's not waging war against the terrorists. He's waging war against the Republicans. And for the moment, he's winning.

But what if the terrorists mount an attack on US soil within the next couple of years? There will come a time when the blame-Bush strategy won't work anymore. At that point, Obama and the Democrats in Congress would be finished. Since these folks are so thorough at covering their political backsides, I can only conclude that they don't think there's a risk of terrorist attack. In other words, the people in charge of protecting us don't believe there's really a threat. I don't know about you, but that thought scares the hell out of me.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tea Party: 2009

Unless you've been living under a rock--or you've been depending on the mainstream media for your news--you've probably heard about the Tax Day Tea Parties that were held across the country today. I went to one in Albany, NY. At it's peak, it looked to me like there were about two thousand people there. That's a pretty good turnout for the bluest of blue states. I took some pictures, a few of which are posted below.

I saw a number of clever signs there, but the one below was my personal favorite.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Do you feel safer?

Joe Biden does. And he thinks you should too:
"I guarantee you we are safer today, our interests are more secure today than they were any time during the [previous] eight years."

OK, so let's review what the Obama administration has done foreign policy-wise:

1. President Obama requested more NATO troops for Afghanistan. Request denied.

2. Secretary of State Clinton gave the Russians a "reset" button that was labeled with the Russian word for "overcharge."

3. President Obama asked the UN to spring into action and issue a strongly worded condemnation to N. Korea's recent missile rocket launch. The UN is reportedly willing to consider it, which doubtless terrifies Kim Jong Il.

4. President Obama gave some cheesy gifts to the PM of the UK and Queen Elizabeth.

5. On a whirlwind tour of Europe, President Obama took a stand and strongly condemned the US for everything it did before he was president.

6. The President bowed subserviently to the King of Saudi Arabia.

Yeah, I'm feeling safer. And to think, they got all this done in less than three months. Imagine what they'll accomplish over the next four years.

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