Political commentary from a conservative ideologue deep in the heart of Texas. Member: Jewish-Crusader Alliance, Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Saturday, September 04, 2004
My apologies, it wasn't a sucking sound that I was hearing last night it was a flushing sound as Democratic operative Susan Estrich lost it in print.
Morally superior being that she is (all Democrats are by default kinder, more socially aware and caring beings than Republikkkans), Susan promises a dirty campaign from the Dems:
"Will it be the three, or is it four or five, drunken driving arrests that Bush and Cheney, the two most powerful men in the world, managed to rack up? (Bush's Texas record has been sealed. Now why would that be? Who seals a perfect driving record?)
After Vietnam, nothing is ancient history, and Cheney is still drinking. What their records suggest is not only a serious problem with alcoholism, which Bush but not Cheney has acknowledged, but also an even more serious problem of judgment. Could Dick Cheney get a license to drive a school bus with his record of drunken driving? (I can see the ad now.) A job at a nuclear power plant? Is any alcoholic ever really cured? So why put him in the most stressful job in the world, with a war going south, a thousand Americans already dead and control of weapons capable of destroying the world at his fingertips."
Funny I thought the Dumbocrats were knee deep in the shit. And remember "Bush knew" and "Bush was AWOL".
Bring it on Susan. I like the contrast of Democrats highlighting that Bush doesn't drink while Kerry does. And while Bush reminds everyone we are at war and he intends to win it, the Democrats will try to smear him with his driving record?
2000 flushes, baby!
Friday, September 03, 2004
WHAT FAITH DEMANDS
Later, aboard Air Force One, Bush called Clinton to express his concern for his heart problems, according to presidential spokesman Scott McClellan.
The president told Clinton that he and the first lady were praying for him and wished him a ``speedy recovery,'' McClellan said.
I believe that President Bush and his wife will be saying a prayer for President Clinton tonight, as I will. The reason I believe it, his obviously genuine and rock solid faith in Christ, is part of the reason that leftists hate him so much.
Although a quadruple bypass sounds really dangerous, it is not really that bad anymore. My father had one a few years back and he was older at the time and in much poorer health generally than President Clinton.
My prayers are with the ex-president and his family.
SUCKING SOUNDS AND THE ANTI-WAR LEFT SINCE 9/11
One benefit of living in Houston is that I get to listen to KPFT, the local Pacifica Radio affiliate.
On "Flashpoints" tonight the host was discussing the protests surrounding the RNC with a few "journalists" and "activists" who'd been there. She asked them if the "anti-war movement that had emerged since 9/11 will continue" or if it would lose momentum after the election.
This puts a lie to claims that we were all unified after the attacks...well we were all unified in our grief (sort of) until the president (with overwhelming support from Congress I might add) took the fight to the terrorists in Afghanistan. When we started to fight back all the dimwitted, knee-jerk, anarcho-pacifists and Marxists (Chomsky, et. al.) predicted all sorts of dire events (mass starvation and casualties) which didn't come to pass.
Their opposition to taking out the group that planned the attacks and their benefactors is astonishing and it was anti-American.
Danny Glover was also interviewed. He went on about the "movement" and when queried as to what he would ask the president if he had five minutes of his time he said "I'd ask him to resign". The only movement Glover knows anything about is a bowel movement...and he just took one on public radio. Congratulations asshole of the day!
Kerry cast his lot with this group since he lurched (even further) leftward in response to Howard Dean's primary challenge. Although he has run a spectacularly bad campaign, Kerry was hampered from the start by the compromises he had to make in order to win the nomination. All of that (along with his Senate record and his Winter Soldier testimony) are public record and hard to bury now.
Of course it would be less of a problem if he actually had convictions about any of his stances. At least then he could energize some part of the electorate - right now it doesn't seem that even his own party gets too excited about the Massachusetts Senator.
Is that a sucking sound I hear?
Thursday, September 02, 2004
"They'll say just about anything won't they" - John Edwards in introducing a woodenly smiling JFK. No Kerry is smirking behind Edwards. He looks REALLY uncomfortable in his own skin.
It's the "Two Americas" theme all over again. And Kerry is standing behind Edwards nodding like a groupie...who's running for office here? Do Kerry's eyes actually open? Ever?
The Kerry campaign is in a panic. This stunt is going to backfire tremendously. The swing voters that these idiots need to reach are not going to be swayed by this "sky is falling" bullshit. And Americans don't like smart ass know-it-alls. This is Al Gore's alpha male posturing and petulant sighing during the 2000 debates all over again.
Edwards is now talking about Iran and North Korea and how they have developed nuclear weapons on Bush's watch - no credibility.
Very interesting that MSNBC is carrying the speech but Fox is now interviewing Lynn Swann who is a Bush supporter. The major networks are not covering it and CNN has a report on Hurricane Frances. Now Fox has cut to it...."All hat, no cattle" is Kerry's response (which he apparently thought was really witty-I live in Texas..duhh..and this phrase is not exactly on everyone's lips down here) now they cut away when nothing particularly interesting was being said (other than a stupid fan in the backround caught live yelling "he (Bush) sucks").
Hardball and MSNBC appears to be the only outfit to be carrying the speech in its entirety (update - from reading other blogs CNN was also covering but I must have missed it in the channel surfing). I wish more people could see this... the contrast is stark. Kerry looks like he's been up for three days. He's starting with the slimy negative attacks and he's coming off as whiny and desperate. "I will not have my commitment to defend this country by people who refused so serve when they could have....the Vice president called me unfit for office last night" (he in fact did not)..Now more of the "misleading the war into Iraq" theme. More lies about Cheney..."handing out contracts while you're still on the payroll".
Kerry's voice is wavering now. Whoever thought of this stunt is an idiot (must be Joe Lockhart). The only reason to do something this unprecedented is if you think that time is running out on you. This will be seen by a very few ...VERY few...people live, but the spin about desperation was starting even before the president's convention speech when the media got advance copies of Kerry's tantrum.
As I said earlier, the contrast was illuminating. Bush was sincere, blunt, self-deprecating and inspiring (his eyes watered up when he talked about his meetings with victims of 9/11 and the war and you could tell that it was genuine)...and Kerry was arrogant, petulant, huffy, worn out and whiny.
"When we come back, what do you think they did with that Mission Accomplished banner?" - Ted Kopel going into a break just now on ABC. They aren't covering Kerry's pity party either. Maybe it's over now at 11:09 central - CNBC is now playing a Dennis Miller re-run.
The RNC was a smashing success for Bush. The Kerry campaign is reeling. The Zell Miller attacks are really going to hurt Kerry regardless of what Andrew Sullivan thinks. Apparently, Miller's "Dixiecrat" credentials didn't bother Clinton in 1992 but are worth mentioning now.
And...oh, Ted...look up your ass...I think that's where they shoved that "Mission Accomplished" banner.
Wednesday, September 01, 2004
Ron Reagan is a dumbass. He thinks that Bush is not the ideological heir to his father because the Republican party is so "angry" like "Tom DeLay, Rick Santorum and Zell Miller" (uhh..OK Miller is a Democrat but like not really ya know!). Liberals at the time thought that Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan were the embodiment of evil just like they think of Bush now. Only a moron like Ron Reagan could not remember the history of his own father.
Ohhh...the Republicans are so annnngggwy! How can thows eewil meeenies say such baaddy things abowt the wahhh heewow JFK? Give me a break! At the Democratic convention speaker after speaker pounded on the theme of two Americas. How many times was Brown vs. The Board of Education mentioned? Do you think they were implying that Republicans are racists? Maybe? And that isn't over the top?
Well, not to the national media because they agree that Republikkkans are war-mongering, racist, stingy bastards. So Chris Matthews gets all bent out of shape when a Democrat like Zell Miller questions Kerry's committment to the national defense by bring up his - gasp! horrors! - record. Not FAIR! to mention that Kerry came back from his brief tour of duty in Vietnam and joined a group who made outlandish false accusations about the military and reported those without hesitation to the United States Senate. A group that openly discussed the assassination of Senators as a political tactic (whether Kerry attended that meeting is the subject of some debate but the fact that he was a member of group so radical that it would consider such tactics is important).
I am just so sick of the double standard being applied by the media. Bush has been called a deserter (with absolutely no proof ever produced), has been compared in Democrat support group ads to Adolf Hitler, has been called racist, stupid and evil, alternately a puppet and a puppet master, has been accused of prior knowledge of 9/11 by a Democrat nominee (and one-time front runner) for president but nowhere do you see the kind of whining from the media that Zell Miller's speech has set off. Or that the Swift Vet ads have generated. As if Kerry's Senate voting record and his political activities after Vietnam (Senate testimony for heaven's sake)should be off limits for discussion? Oh and they don't want us to talk about Kerry's flip-flops on the war during the campaign either?
Apparently the only legitimate comments that the Bush campaign can make regarding Kerry are ones praising him - anything else is a vicious partisan attack by the Republikkkan smear machine. I haven't heard this much crying by a presidential candidate since Richard Nixon.
The problem for Kerry is that he is offering no reason to the electorate to vote for him other than the fact that he is not Bush. Loser.
Just saw the anti-Patriot Act ad running today. Big mistake. The people who have their panties in a wad about the PATRIOT Act are already going to vote for Kerry. People who have some concerns about a few aspects are not going to be swayed by it. And the subtle unintended message is that the Democrats are weak on fighting the war at home. You just can't find many people who have been mistreated by the government using the provisions of the Act and the swing voters are not going to be swayed by the plight of some Pakistani national who got detained and then kicked out of the country on a technical visa violation. This add is a loser.
My sense is that Bush is gaining momentum. I still hold by my prediction of a few months ago (when things looked bleak) that Bush will win the election comfortably with a 5% to 7% margin - something like 51% to 46% with 3% to Nader. Ron Silver mentioned on Scarborough's show that he thinks that a sizeable number of moderate Democrats and Independents who are telling pollsters that they will vote for Kerry (because they think its the "socially aware" thing to do) will get behind the curtain on election day and vote for Bush because they want that "SOB" to command the military against the terrorist threat.
And the more I hear from Ron Reagan (sorry Ronald) the more of snot-nosed, asswipe I think he is.
Monday, August 30, 2004
SEND IN THE CLOWNS
Max Cleland is an asshole. I guess the Kerry campaign must be really in trouble if they decided it was a good idea to trot out the designated cripple to travel to Crawford, Texas to deliver a letter to the president. It is a stunt worthy of Michael Moore. Of course Kerry has had a disastrous month so maybe a little panic is in order.
As for Kerry's whining about the Swift Vets being a front group for Bush and the Republican party we offer this (file under "Pot Calling Kettle Black"): Dem 527 links to Kerry.
In regards to the Dems cries that talking about events that happened during Vietnam 30 years ago is dirty pool a double standard seems to be in effect. It's OK if Kerry questions Bush's record on his campaign website but unfair if the Swift Vets do it.
I guess it's also acceptable (to Kerry) to send surrogates like Bill Clinton to the podium to denigrate the president's Vietnam-era behavior: "Here is what I know about John Kerry. During the Vietnam War, many young men?including the current president, the vice president and me?could have gone to Vietnam but didn't?."
And how can we forget the wonderful people at bushflash.com who publish the ad comparing Bush to Hitler and a charming animation calling the president an idiot. Lest you think its only one 527 on the Kerry side throwing the slime take a look at more on "The Bush Hitler Thing" at truthout.org. Or this ad from the "Top 150" at Moveon.org comparing Bush to Saddam.
This type of smear attack is popular with federal judges too (at least Democrat appointed ones):
"Speaking to the American Constitution Society last weekend in Washington, Calabresi took issue with Bush vs. Gore, the Supreme Court decision that decided the 2000 election.
"It put somebody in power," he said, adding that was "exactly what happened when Mussolini was put in by the king of Italy." He went on to say that while Bush is not another Hitler, "like Mussolini, he has exercised extraordinary powers. He has claimed power for himself."
The 71-year-old jurist also said the public should expel Bush from office to cleanse the democratic system.
Calabresi's family fled Mussolini in 1939. A former dean at Yale, he was appointed to the federal appeals bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton."
Calabresi and the rest of the Democrat party can take comfort in the fact that the "Dear Leader and Unprecedented Great Man" of North Korea agrees with them on the "Bush Hitler Thing":
"A North Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman, in comments carried by state news agency KCNA, responded: "This clearly proves that the DPRK [North Korea] was right when it commented that he is a political imbecile bereft of even elementary morality.....
"Bush is a tyrant that puts Hitler into the shade and his group of such tyrants is a typical gang of political gangsters," he said."
I think that the SwiftVet ads are a valuable service to the public bringing the disgraceful behavior of John Kerry to the attention of an electorate that, for the most part, had never heard of any of this before. Contrast the disclosure of Kerry's senate testimony in 1971 and his membership in the radical Vietnam Veterans Against the War with the disclosure of Bush's 1976 DWI arrest - which seems more relevant to the selection of a leader?