So Our Paul, #12, fears the following horrors from Obama:
No unconstitutional signing statements.
The possibility of no cluster bombs causing significant civilian casualties.
No attack on Iran.
Ye Gads, the horrors.
How in the world do some people get so far off the track regarding what America should be about? America isn't about cluster bombs to kill civilians, preemptive attacks on other countries and a president who ignores the constitution whenever he wants.
This is why Americans are ready to demolish Republicans in November. These are not responsible, conservative Republicans.
Republicans are supposed to be about limited government, responsible spending, low taxes and non-interventionist foreign policy. They don't pine for cluster bombs and first strikes.Comment Posted By Pug On 30.05.2008 @ 11:42
Rick, you are one the few wing nuts reasonable enough that there is a slight possiblility you will understand that people may get a little sensitive after being called traitors, appeasers and "anti-American" for over five years (since we are Americans and we are anti-American, I assume we oppose ourselves). That is the invective that has been hurled from the right, especially the "true conservatives", for a long, long time now.
However, after the Republicans lose 20 or more seats in the House and another half dozen Senate seats in November, they may finally realize that calling a majority of their countrymen traitors and appeasers is not a successful strategy. In fact, it is downright offensive and will surely be part of the reason disaster awaits. Unitl then, go ahead and follow Alfred E. Neuman off the cliff. Many of us are enjoying it.Comment Posted By Pug On 15.05.2008 @ 21:08
Anyone gleefully buying into the "Obama is unelectable" theory might want to remember the media frenzies that rocked Bill Clinton's campaign in 1992.
Anyone remember the letter he had written to his draft board in which he stated he "loathed" the military? That should have been fatal to a potential commander-in-chief, and those were his words, not his crazy pastor's. Gennifer Flowers?
Obama's nutty preacher is a problem, but I doubt it's fatal. Though I agree that nothing scares the whites away faster than an angry black man, Obama himself is not an angry black man.
The collapse of Bear Stearns on Friday is the kind of event that will sway an election. A badly faltering economy is poison to an incumbent party. Ask George H.W. Bush or Jimmy Carter.Comment Posted By Pug On 16.03.2008 @ 11:26
Bill Clinton was also accused of incarcerating poor, innocent Wayne Dumond. The brilliant Steve Dunleavy was all over it for years. He was finally released with the help of a lot of Republicans, including Mike Huckabee.
That didn't work out too well for a couple of young women in Missouri.Comment Posted By Pug On 17.12.2007 @ 08:54
I predict that Republican candidates will seize on this shift and start asking questions like: Why shouldnâ€™t we maintain our standard of living?
I think this may not be the best strategy for Republicans to pursue. The war really is about oil?I don't think so.
Even though the rationale has changed a number of times already, this may be the truly worst option. It would cause a tsunami, all right. . . against Republicans.Comment Posted By Pug On 19.09.2007 @ 13:12
. . .act like grown-ups themselves and cooperate on an Iraq policy that would serve our interests . . .
And what might that policy be? I sure don't see any suggestions in your article. Anything that isn't done George W. Bush's way will not even come to a vote. Even if legislation is passed it will be vetoed and the veto will be upheld by Republicans.
What is there the Democrats could pass with Republican support that would "serve our interests" that would not be vetoed by President Bush? I can't think of a thing. Reid is only facing reality when he abandons trying to pass legislation on withdrawal from Iraq.
The future course in Iraq will be settled in the 2008 elections. That's how it works and that is how it is supposed to work.Comment Posted By Pug On 19.09.2007 @ 09:56
He also played his trump card to the Democrats by making it clear that there wonâ€™t be a huge or total withdrawal of forces under his administration. He knows that if they win the White House, any significant withdrawal they order that then leads to catastrophe would put the final blame on them.
This is cynicism on an unprecedented scale. This is what we've come to in Iraq? How can we pin the blame for the final carnage and catastrophe on the Democrats?
What started with weapons of mass destruction and evolved to spreading democracy and freedom has now become nothing more than "we can't leave because there would be genocide".
How do you ask a man to be the last one to die for a mistake? You may not like John Kerry, but he nailed it way back in 1971.Comment Posted By Pug On 14.09.2007 @ 08:36
that more research is needed before we crash the economies of the industrialized world in order to satisfy those whose agenda is more political than scientific.
This is the part of the global warming skeptics' argument that I have never really understood. No one that I know of is proposing "we crash the economies of the industrialized world". Gee, even many of those evil liberals might be against that. That kind of language is as alarmist and over-the-top as anything said by the "tree huggers".
I don't see how driving cars that get better gas mileage, changing out light bulbs and other mostly modest steps that have been proposed are going to crash anybody's econoy. The paper sellers on Wall Street seem perfectly capable of doing that.
Of course scientists will revise their models given new data. That's the scientific method which has served us pretty well over the last few centuries. They certainly have less of a political agenda than those who deny the climate is warming because scientists have the burden of proving what they postulate.
Any correction in the data doesn't prove scientists had a political agenda, but that they were using incorrect information given them by NASA (who you might think would be reliable).Comment Posted By Pug On 10.08.2007 @ 08:44
Shiites friendly to the United States
I wonder where Mort plans on locating this kind of Shiite. I think they are in very short supply.
This is utterly preposterous. . .The only thing that can defeat us is treason from within.
Man, get a grip. This fella really is ready for the endgame. It's all the fault of the 60% or more of Americans who are sick and tired of this fiasco. Traitors, all of them!Comment Posted By Pug On 12.05.2007 @ 08:06
I wonder if there is anything that could be done by the military or the Bush administration that Powerline would not defend.
Pat Tillman's death was a tragic mistake but that doesn't detract in any way from his heroism. He gave up everything for his country.Comment Posted By Pug On 25.04.2007 @ 08:05