"Additionally, do Republicans still erupt in a blind fury when someone accuses George Bush of lying about the Iraq war? Just some perspective."
No but we are furious when there are so many ignorant fools who dont know a thing about the Iraqi Liberation act of 1998 which explicity called for regime change in Iraq. The resolution that had the support of Tom Daschle (Majority Leader), John Kerry, Chris Dodd (Presidential candidates) and Chuck Hagel(who believed in the WMD thing like many sane Senators long before Bush came to power)
We are also furious that ignoramuses who talk about Bush "lying" about the war without recognizing that US intel was worried as well give a pass when Barack Obama "misspeaks" or lies.
I never had a conversation with that man, Balgojevich !! Yeah, thats got tobe the goddamned truth. Let the T-shirts begin to be printed.Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 10.12.2008 @ 22:42
You need to learn to relax.. Your palpitations are palpable.
If you are so sure that Obama has done nothing wrong here, why are you so desperately trying to prove your point ? Rest in peace.
"If Obama talked to Blagojevich, what difference does it make? It isn’t illegal for him to talk to the Governor of the state he represents, or even discuss who might be tapped to replace him, is it?"
No one says that discussing this appointment with Balgguardovich is illegal - Obama goes so far to say that he HAS NEVER had a conversation with the Governor.
You obviously havent even glanced at the indictment. Rod is heard cursing Obama and says that he needs more than just mere "appreciation" for going along with Obama's choice - Valerie Jarret - in fact Rod wants some thing in return.
It is obvious that Obama knew that Rod was asking for a bribe/favor in return/scratch my back, will scratch your's and Obama declined - this is exactly why Valerie Jarret's name was no longer in the running and she was immiediately appointed to another post.
The problem here is that Obama did not notify federal authorities that he was the attempt of a political bribe. This is not illegal according to a few law experts, but it is certainly unethical. He basically was willing to allow Rod B to carry on with his pay to play politics. His Senate seat was up for sale - he knew about it and he did nothing to stop it.
How's that for hope and change, Levi?Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 10.12.2008 @ 22:35
Thanks for hearing me out. But there is one thing that kind of leaves me uneasy. Why did Fitzgerald act so fast? Why could he not have waited for this to play out? I suppose, it is easy to make a judgement without knowing all the facts - hopefully Fitzgerald made the right call at the right time.
My biggest fear is that Obama will "promote" him to a bigger postion that will re-assign him away from probing corruption in Chicago. I dont know if some one could fill Fitzgerald's shoes. I highly doubt it.Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 10.12.2008 @ 22:22
Dont be too condescending to people who dont share your political ideals.
Have you ever given pause to think about the fact that Obama realized that Blagojevich was asking him to "pay to play" ? And did not report this to the Federal authorities and instead simply dropped Valerie Jarret's name from contention ? And allowed Rod to continue merrily with his bidding...
What is it that i hear about "complicity in a crime" ? Hmm... staying silent about a crime that is about to happen doesnt exactly reflect well on a politician, let alone a President elect, does it ? Heck, it could possibly be illegal.
Keep your eyes open - dont be so oblivious to what is happening. There is a reason that Axelrod retracted his statement about Obama having a conversation with Blagojevich saying that he "misspoke".
He does not even want to leave the impression that Obama spoke to the Governor about this appointment. It would lead to more inconvenient questions, such as " why the hell did the President elect NOT REPORT a bribery attempt to the Feds ?"
Just because he refused to play doesnt leave Obama off the hook. He willingly looked the other way after realizing that the Governor was looking for a bribe/favor/whatever you want to call it.
There are some interesting questions to be answered. Being condescending to your political opponents is not always a good strategy.Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 9.12.2008 @ 23:43
Your prediction on the final score was pretty close - 23-10 was the final score.
But the Minnesota Yikes won too ....so Da Bears are still one game behind.Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 7.12.2008 @ 17:23
Rick,Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 5.12.2008 @ 19:59
Looks like the left wing moonbats who know more about "hate" than any one else are now visitng your site ! Good news for you and good fun for the rest of us who dont suffer from Israel Derangement Syndrome.
Deepak Chopra is one of the millions of useful idiots, without whose help the media obfuscation on the real nature of Islamic terrorism would be unsuccessful.Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 1.12.2008 @ 22:00
If I may add something here, the sense of doom and gloom is also meant to instill three things.
a. Fundamental doubts about a free market economy. The MSM screams, "Look at these EVIL corporate greedy fatcat sleazbags - if not for their greed, we wouldnt be in this predicament"
Dont look at those clueless rubes who bought homes that they could not afford and WORSE did not even KNOW that they could not afford it until the adjustable rate mortgages ...ahem..adjusted.
b. The need for more Government regulation - that is the magic shibboleth for the media - if only they were more rules !!
Actually, there is a need for more transparency than more regulations themselves. But dont tell it to those MSM guys OR the dogmatic free marketers who think that they cannot possibly be wrong.
c. If things look bad still in 2012 when Obama is running for re-election, they can always say that they expected this to go for a long long time. Dont you remember what we said 4 years back would be what the MSM would cry.
If the economy does get better, they could always get back in the tank as to how Obama's BRILLIANCE took us out of a long global depression !!!
Is it any wonder most conservatives have given up on the MSM ? Their bias and agenda is so pukingly transparent.Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 23.11.2008 @ 19:08
Right on. Who is going to enforce the will of the majority when Hizbollah refuses to disarm?
also, is pretty obvious that Hizbollah wouldnt allow the vote if they were not confident of a victory.
Even better they now have an ally in the White House who thinks that they have "legitimate" claims..
I'd love to hear what Michael Totten has to say about this. and yeah, Seymour Hersh is such a shame for a journalist. He should be working for the National Inquirer.Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 16.11.2008 @ 22:15
Not to pick on you, but didnt you say a month back that Obama is no socialist when the average righty blogger was pretty much calling him that ? I guess after watching the horror of Joe the Plumber getting trashed around, you have now come to the conclusion that Obama would take this whole thing up a notch (or God knows how many notches.)
Frankly after having Social Security for about 75 years and Medicare around for 45 years,why should any one be surprised that the country is moving leftward?
Look ath candidate who won the elections - he promised an income "tax cut" to 35% of the populace that doesnt even pay income taxes !
Will 2008 become The Summer of Free Money ?
Obama is no socialist. But that doesn't mean that some of his policies - especially his efforts to solve the crisis - won't reflect socialism's basic tenets. Bush is no socialist but his policies are the same.
ed.Comment Posted By Nagarajan Sivakumar On 15.11.2008 @ 06:03