It’s been a tough week for having much interest in the same old political back and forth. Here’s some thoughts a week after Tucson on our country’s leaders – left and right – and a wish that we could have some more who wouldn’t always look for petty advantage when there are much more important things going on.
And Jim Thome signed back with the Minnesota Twins this week! The good news is celebrated.
This week’s holiday and the patriotism surrounding it makes us wonder why so many liberal educators, professors, and pontificators want so badly to blame every problem in sight on the United States.
Hillary Duff and her advertisement for not using the word ‘gay’ improperly are the target of our TWG spotlight. We point out the term was pretty much seized to begin with, and Noah Webster was definitely not consulted.
Prophecy Goose tackles Keith Olbermann and Nancy Pelosi… not physically.
And the week in summations runs down the latest in Twins territory, Rush Limbaugh, and President Obama’s recent hypocrisy.
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Ya, it’s kind of a big deal! How many times did the enraptured Obama-cons joyfully behold their leader as he spoke to them of his fervent opposition to this hateful, mistake laden, terrible mar upon US history that was George Bush’s war on Iraq? It was more than a few times. In fact, it was the anchor upon which he ran his whole campaign. Particularly early in the primary campaign, he battled with the likes of Dennis Kucinich to be the heartiest anti-war candidate he could be. (*Be all that you can, beeeeeeeee!*)
A fast forward to today finds him announcing a date for “troop withdrawal” that comports almost exactly with what George Bush’s plans were. Additionally (and the reason for the dreaded quotation marks), he plans to leave a ‘transitional force’ in the country of 35,000 to 50,000 soldiers past his withdrawal date of August 2010. Sounds a bit like “Leaving when the Iraqis are ready and capable of governing themselves”… or “What President Bush’s policy has been on Iraq for years”.
This is the kind of hyprocrisy that would ruin a conservative public figure. In The Child’s case, I doubt we’ll be hearing any peeps from the media about his complete and utter change of heart.
Rush Limbaugh absolutely tore it up yesterday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. He spoke for over an hour, and – for a guy that Democrats always are careful to say is ‘just an entertainer’ – pretty much explained what Conservatism is in a way that is simple and powerful. The man is an empire. Here – moving pictures!
My boy Mitt Romney is the guy that the CPAC attendees most want to the Republican nominee in 2012. The straw poll of attendees gave him 20% of the votes and 1st place (although I saw on either ABC or MSNBC’s site that it was 30) and Bobby Jindal placed 2nd with 14%. Sarah Palin and Ron Paul (?!) were tied for third place at 13%.
We can rack up another world dictator to the list of Obama supporters that the new President probably wishes he didn’t have. Everyone’s favorite Cuban celebrity, Fidel Castro is on board. AP details the former dictator’s thoughts:
No one can doubt the sincerity of his words when he affirms that he will convert his country into a model of freedom, respect for human rights in the world and the independence of other nations. This, of course, offends hardly anyone except for the misanthropes in the corners of the planet. He already conveniently said that the jail and the tortures at the illegal base at Guantanamo cease immediately, which begins to sow doubts among those who worship terror as an unrenounceable instrument of their country’s foreign policy.
The intelligent and noble face of the first black president of the United States since its founding two and one-third centuries ago as an independent republic had transformed itself under the inspiration of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King into a living symbol of the American dream.
So there you have it. I don’t think this needs any further commentary from me, or even photographs to make it pretty. It’s pretty epic all on it’s own. As are you, dear reader. OK, there is one thing… I’ve heard on occasion an old adage: “Judge a man based on the quality of his enemies.”
The great Maha-Rushie, otherwise known as Rush Limbaugh, has been taking his usual flak from the media for his recent statement to Sean Hannity that he doesn’t want Barack Obama to succeed. He makes the point that Obama’s policy success is diametrically opposed to the continued success of the country. It’s amazing, and quite accurate in my estimation. Behold.
Have a tremendous evening.
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