Have some more old hash

Everytime I listen to the radio I feel like I have to dig up some old crap that should long ago have been accepted as common sense and waive it around for people to remember.  That’s what the work of speaking truth to morons is all about but sometimes its annoying.  Twice today:

John McCaine says “I would rather lose an election than lose a war.”  In short, his position  on winning the war is so right and Mr. Obama’s is so wrong that he would rather be right and lose than be wrong and win.  OK, actually, he will surrender the entire Army Reserve, bend over and grab his ankles for Prince Abdullah and that lying scumball Dik Chaney if that’s what it takes to get to be President.  This statement is a rhetorical lie, intended to make him look like an honorable war hero and Obama look like an opportunist.  Truth is he has never had a position on winning the war.  He took the position that it would be a good strategy to put more troops over there for a while.  He supported the SURGE, which is not necessarily “winning the war.”  There is no definition of what it means to win the war.  There is no proof that we can reduce the SURGE (UNSURGE?) without the violence renewing itself.  And is that what we went there for? (there was no civil war until after we got there.)  What is  winning?   What about beating all the terrorists? Getting control of all the oil that Mr. Wolfowitz said would pay for this?   Stabilizing the MIddle East?  McCaine has not supported winning the war.  He does not know what winning means.   (Style Note:  Hencefourth I’m spelling it McCaine as in Caine Mutiny.  Give that weasel a couple of marbles to play with and he will look just like Captain Queeg.) 

And later, NPR, which is sounding more and more like a propaganda machine for that moron George W. Busch, worked hard to convince us that the moron is some kind of an energy genius.  On today’s news, it dug up his quote from the Inaugural speech about how we are addicted to oil as proof that he has warned us but we just won’t listen.  Then it used his quote about how market forces are at work,  to prove that if we would just listen to reason and drill for more oil, we could solve this problem.  No mention of that Moron George W. Busch’s refusal to support fuel economy standards legislation, reduction of research for alternative fuels etc.   NPR.  Put it on your shit list. 

Hillary's Other Faux Pas

Lately, I’ve been thinking that Keith Olbermann’s “Special Comment” segments have been a little out of hand.

When he first took on Don Rumsfeld in August 2006, it was necessary. Rumsfeld had severely insulted a majority of the American people. His arrogance and his hubris had led him to draw a nasty exclusionary line regarding dissent in America. Olbermann’s outrage at the time was well placed and, indeed, necessary. Lately, though, I’ve thought the thing has become somewhat of a gimmick for Coundown and that he’s tended to go a little too veiny-forehead-hockey-dad* on us. But you can bet that I was all about the one he offered last evening about Hillary “Ghandi Ran A Gas Station Down In St. Louis” Clinton. Olbermann’s point is spot-on—not only is uttering the “a” word inciteful regarding my man Barack H. Obama. It’s inciteful regarding herself as well. And she really should have known better since not even a week ago failed presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made the same error.

However, it occurs to me that all the focus on her use of the “a” word detracts from the other disturbing, disingenuous point Clinton was trying to make in front of that editorial board. To claim that you don’t understand why many want you out of the race? It forces one to ask a question we’ve asked about The Current President a thousand times: Is she stupid, or is she lying?

Mrs. Clinton: The reason many want you out of the race now is because you can’t win the nomination by any legitimate process, because the only way you can win the nomination now is by making the rules and credentials committees push this shit to the convention floor and to force the entire convention to allow illegitimate primary results to stand. Also, because the Democratic Party needs to start running against John McWeirdsmile, who has run unopposed since March 4 and who has run such a horrible campaign that, had Obama been allowed his rightful nomination, he would have been able to tackle McCain below the waist at least a dozen times by now. And, oh yeah: Because you are an asshole.

The fact that she can feign a lack of understanding of that basic idea is outrageous, even more outrageous than “invoking a nightmare.” It belies a candidate who is out of touch with the facts, either by character or by design. Remember, this is a candidate who has most recently attempted to conflate the Michigan and Florida problem as an issue of civil rights and/or voter supression. If you enjoy having a President who is comfortable with ignoring the facts in front of her face, then let’s just coronate The Current President for life. K?

Oh, and by the by, she’s also flat-out wrong (or lying). Bill Clinton had the nomination pretty well sewn up by March 20, 1992, when Paul Tsongas dropped out of the race (I always did like that Paul Tsongas), leaving only Jerry Brown to oppose him. Clinton clinched the nomination on April 7 by beating Brown in New York. It did not take Bill Clinton until June to wrap up the nomination. Her other historical example, aside from the chilling use of the “a” word, also draws a big “yeah? so?” Political seasons were different in the 1960s. John F. Kennedy declared his candidacy in January 1960, and Robert Kennedy declared his candidacy in March 1968. Of course he was still campaigning in June. He hadn’t been running for years and years in the maddening fashion that we do it these days. Here’s a tip: If you’re going to use bad historical analogies to justify your own candidacy’s wretched perversion of the democratic process, spend a little time on the Google first.

Hillary Clinton’s candidacy is over, it was over when Barack Obama swept the Potomac on Feb. 12. He should have been allowed then to ride his momentum all the way to the Presidency. At this point, the Democratic Party will show up in Denver so bruised and divided that we will be lucky if John McWeirdsmile doesn’t secure himself a mandate come November.

“You know that old Beach Boys’ song? Bomb Iran? Bomb bomb bomb…anyway…uh…”

If this happens, I hope the good people of New York will see fit to send Mrs. Clinton packing from the Senate in 2012.


And now, just to share one of my favorite examples of Hillary Clinton stepping in it, an encore embedding of “Ghandi Ran A Gas Station Down In St. Louis…” What an idiot.

*…stolen from Celebrity Mole champ Kathy Griffin…thanks…