• I commented earlier in this thread because I thought you should take a moment to realize how old President-elect Obama is. You seem comletely confused in the matter of the age of others. Whether or not I have "cred" with you, or with others of your ilk who participate on these boards, is of no concern to me.

  • You're out of order comment.

  • s that all you and your ilk got ... an endless loop about how slick you are?

    With Caro you were all, "How sad that some humans cling, not accepting their time is over, that a new powerful generation has risen to take their place." Now with me it's, I'm "too young" but your porridge, your porridge is just right.

  • comment on a post Politics and Media Headlines 12/26/08 over 5 years ago

    Is that all you and your ilk got ... an endless loop about how slick you are?

    With Caro you were all, "How sad that some humans cling, not accepting their time is over, that a new powerful generation has risen to take their place." Now with me it's, I'm "too young" but your porridge, your porridge is just right.

     

  • You Obots are cut from the same cloth as the Bushbots.

  • So your answer is, "No I don't know how old President-elect Obama is but I'm pretty sure he's a twenty something."

  • Hasn't anyone clued you in on President-elect Obama's date of birth?

  • on a comment on Daschle taking on Clinton over 6 years ago

    You're right.

  • on a comment on Daschle taking on Clinton over 6 years ago

    Incumbent Sen. Tim Johnson won in 2002 by a 524 vote margin. In June of 2004 Democrat Stephanie Herseth won the special election for the open at-large South Dakota House seat and was re-elected that November with 53% of the state's vote. Meanwhile Tom Daschle, the sitting Senate Majority Leader, lost his seat in 2004.

    That's some machine Daschle had there and some strategy he masterminded as Majority Leader. For years Daschle was the poster child for Democratic political weakness on the Hill. And, as Seymour Glass mentioned elsewhere, all the while his wife was cashing in as a lobbyist. I think we all have a pretty good idea the kind of political climate with which Daschle is most comfortable.

  • comment on a post Paul Hackett on The Global War On Terror over 7 years ago

    Let's credit the first person to point out the absurdity of warring against the tactic of terrorism.

    In his Oct. 28, 2003 speech, Zbigniew Brzezinski said the following:

    I think it is important to ask ourselves as citizens, not as Democrats attacking the administration, but as citizens, whether a world power can really provide global leadership on the basis of fear and anxiety? Can it really mobilize support and particularly the support of friends when we tell them that if you are not with us you are against us?

    I think that calls for serious debate in America about the role of America in the world, and I do not believe that that serious debate is satisfied simply by a very abstract, vague and quasi-theological definition of the war on terrorism as the central preoccupation of the United States in today's world. That definition of the challenge in my view simply narrows down and over-simplifies a complex and varied set of challenges that needs to be addressed on a broad front.

    It deals with abstractions. It theologizes the challenge. It doesn't point directly at the problem. It talks about a broad phenomenon, terrorism, as the enemy overlooking the fact that terrorism is a technique for killing people. That doesn't tell us who the enemy is. It's as if we said that World War II was not against the Nazis but against blitzkrieg. We need to ask who is the enemy, and the enemies are terrorists.

    But not in an abstract, theologically-defined fashion, people, to quote again our highest spokesmen, "people who hate things, whereas we love things" -- literally. Not to mention the fact that of course terrorists hate freedom. I think they do hate. But believe me, I don't think they sit there abstractly hating freedom. They hate some of us. They hate some countries. They hate some particular targets. But it's a lot more concrete than these vague quasi-theological formulations....

    The speech is worth reading in its entirety.

  • comment on a post C-Span Tomorrow at 8am over 7 years ago

    Matt wrote:

    Credible blogs are now just part of the media landscape and can debunk smears like the Madrassa one against Obama and can push back on poor coverage of the prosecutor purge, Iran the Libby trial.

    Actually "credible blogs" did not have much of an answer to the Madrassa smear. CNN came through on that one.

  • comment on a post Step Up, Religious Left over 7 years ago

    Matt,

    It's Donohue, two "o's" no "a".

  • comment on a post Some Perspective On The Senate over 7 years ago

    Typo alert: there are 435 (you typed 425) voting Representative seats up for election every two years.
    _______

    Democrats should have as an at-the-ready talking point that the senate is an undemocratic institution. Eric Alterman quotes from the Hacker and Pierson book Off Center:

    Combining the last three Senate elections, Democrats have actually won two-and-a-half million more votes than Republicans. Yet they now hold only 44 seats in that 100-person chamber because Republicans dominate the less populous states that are so heavily over-represented in the Senate. As the journalist Hendrik Hertzberg notes, if one treats each senator as representing half that state's population, than the Senate's 55 Republicans currently represent 131 million people, while the 44 Democrats represent 161 million."

  • comment on a post The Rise of Populism in 2006 over 7 years ago

    Sherrod Brown is going to win because he is a coreless, ruthless politician who would support repeal of the Thirteenth Amendment if it polled well.

    Brown recently voted FOR the so called Detainee Interrogation Act which gives the go ahead to the use of torture and provides for the suspension of habeas corpus. Jerome is going to tell you suckers Brown voted for the Act because of all the good he wants to do for you once he's a member of the Senate. Save it for your ditto heads Jerome, most of us aren't buying the Kool-aid you Townhouse Google Groupies are brewing.

    "The rise of populism" - what a joke.

  • on a comment on The Season for Apologies over 7 years ago

    Reynolds' spot is quite good I think - he puts a very nice shade of lipstick on a very ugly pig. Hopefully the public's negative reaction to Reynolds' role in the scandal and his infamous press conference, where he surrounded himself with children to talk about his role in the Foley matter, will be too much for him to overcome in the upcoming election.

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