Come on! Who doesn't love Bolton or Fred????? We love them with a burning torch of love.
Here is Bolton:
"John McCain was very active and supportive during my confirmation hearings to be the U.S. Ambassador to the UN. His belief in me at that time was a testament to his courage to fight the liberals in the Senate and vigorously advance American interests at the UN.
"I whole-heartedly endorse John McCain for President because when he takes office in January 2009 he will be prepared immediately to lead us. John will not need on the job training.
"American conservatives will have a President they can be proud of in John McCain."
You might recall that that wasn't an easy fight. McCain stood up for Bolton. File that in the "conservative bonafides" folder, would cha?
Here is Fred:
This is no longer about past preferences or differences. It is about what is best for our country and for me that means that Republican should close ranks behind John McCain.
Fredheads may now file aboard the McCain train. There are homemade cookies and delightful drinks awaiting you. Don't be afraid. We love you.
Saturday, February 09, 2008
Come on! Who doesn't love Bolton or Fred????? We love them with a burning torch of love.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 9:42 PM
British Nobel literature laureate Doris Lessing predicted in a newspaper interview that If Barack Obama becomes the next US president he will surely be assassinated, British Nobel literature laureate Doris Lessing said
Obama, who is vying to become the first black president in US history, "would certainly not last long, a black man in the position of president. They would murder him," Lessing, 88, told the Dagens Nyheter daily.
I can't discount the many crazies out there. I can't say it wouldn't happen. But we have come far in securing our Presidents. No one as been more hated than Bush from the left and he has been safe.
Let's hope to God that we can prevent this and not allow evil to intertwine itself into our political life.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 9:33 PM
Friday, February 08, 2008
You knew it would come to this.
The title of this MTV article? 'Barackula': Young Obama Battles Vampires In (Fictional) Forthcoming Online Musical"
Battling Vampires is fictional??? No!
...the political horror film by first-time director Mike Lawson (Bootleg Bandy from "American Pie Presents Band Camp," among other credits) uses Obama's own inspiring words as its source material.
Oh, Obama is a political horror film alright. But let's get back to the musical.
Only "Barackula — The Musical" uses them to tell the fictional story of a young Barack Obama fighting off vampires at his alma mater, Harvard Law School. Currently in post-production and slated to debut online within the next few weeks
Is it just me, or is this kind of insulting? I mean they were called blaxploitation horror films for a reason, right? Let's look at the original classic (1972)"Blacular."
Prince Mamuwalde (Blacular), the ruler of an African nation, seeks the help of Count Dracula in suppressing the slave trade back in the 1700's. It turns out that Dracula was a racist and imprisions Blacular in a sealed coffin. A few centuries go by and in 1972, the coffin is found as a part of an estate by two gay interior decorators, one black and one white. (I KID YOU NOT). They open the coffin and become Blacular's first victims. Blacular starts biting and killing everyone he can, but soon discovers a beautiful girl who looks to be the reincarnation of his deceased wife from a few centuries before. She happens to be one of the gay's sisters too. In the end she is killed and rather than face an eternity without her, Blacular kills himself by walking into the sun.
The metaphors of Blacular and Obama's political life is just stunning, don't you think? I mean, he comes alive after being in a political coffin forever. The coffin is opened by 2 liberals who are immediately the victims of his policies. He then roams the earth creating more victims of the welfare state. In the end, he is not asked by Hillary to be the VP, so he kills himself politically by becoming Republican.
Ok, well, maybe not. Maybe the plot of "Lust of Blackula," the porn version, might be more appropriate. Except it would be a metaphor of Obama and the media.
I'm done now. Heh.
Update: In related news, Barackluamainia just makes one swoon! Toss me a water bottle please!
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 8:25 PM
TMP has this:
This is really something. The Hillary campaign has just gone to war with MSNBC, dispatching a top Hillary adviser to launch a lacerating attack on the network on a conference call with reporters moments ago.
On the call, top Hillary adviser Howard Wolfson suggested that there's a "pattern" of reprehensible comments by MSNBC personalities, and said outright that the Hillary campaign could no longer "envision a scenario where we would debate on that network given the comments that were made and have been made."
Wolfson made the comments in response to a question about a now-notorious comment by MSNBC's David Shustser, in which he asked if Chelsea's campaigning on her mom's behalf meant she was being "pimped" by the Hillary campaign...
he concluded: "I'll say this. We've done a number of debates on that network...I at this point can't envision a scenario where we would debate on that network given the comments that were made and have been made."
That he would effectively rule out future debate appearances for the time being strongly suggests that the Hillary campaign discussed this in some detail beforehand and decided to launch this broadside against the network. It also suggests that the Hillary camp sees the potential for political gain in drawing media attention to negative and sexist comments made on MSNBC about her and her daughter.
Hmmm...so does this mean she is "pimping" the idea of MSNBC being sexist and negative in order to gain some sympathy? Well, sure.
Let me say this. Shustser is dispicable. I can't stand to watch him. He says something offensive almost daily. Should he have said that? No. But it is clearly not the kind of thing to go nuclear over. Hillary is using this to her advantage just as she did her tears.
Anyone who believes that Shuster is trying to insult Hillary because she is Hillary, doesn't know Shuster. He is an equal opportunity insulter.
Just as a reminder of other lovely things Shuster has said, He accused Romney "insanity" and referred to Bill O’Reilly as a "buffoon and a jerk." He also once compared Ron Paul to Al Qaeda.
Remember when Shuster, referring to the "Betrayus ad," ask Rep. Blackburn "When was the last time a New York Times ad ever killed somebody?" He then asked her to name the last soldier killed from her district, which she of course did not know off the top of her head, he proceeded to smugly give her the name. Ends up he was wrong on that soldier and had to apologize the next day.
So this slime ball has reputation for saying things out of line. But for this, he gets suspended.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:58 PM
From Political Wire:
The Washington Post's Paul Kane: "We've done a bad job of explaining this, but it is now basically mathematically impossible for either Clinton or Obama to win the nomination through the regular voting process (meaning the super-delegates decide this one, baby!).
Must add this perfectly delicious piece on Hillary by Peggy Noonan. She has it nailed.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 10:49 AM
It will take awhile for many to get on board the McCain train, I understand that. The lingering concern is captured pretty well by CQPolitics:
When McCain has been on the conservative side, as he has been on the vast majority of issues, he gives it full-throated support. He is not afraid of giving offense to appropriators when he sticks up for cutting spending, and he has not been shy about deriding Democrats who oppose the war in Iraq, to cite two potent examples.
But when he is with the Democrats, he is really with them. McCain is not someone who simply reaches across the aisle to form coalitions with the other side. He walks across the aisle, puts on the other team’s uniform and sings the other team’s fight song.
I have to agree here, but this is the thing. The American people, in general want that. Obama's big appeal (and it is big) is his rhetoric of unity. In Obama's case, it's all talk though. I don't know of one incident where Obama reached across the aisle for anything.
McCain does more than reach across the aisle. He makes friends with those over there. And this is not a bad thing. This will be one of the most persuasive attributes of McCain going into the general election.
Those of us on the right don't like compromise too much, but the American people in general like it.
He will win in November whether it's against Hillary,Obama, or both. Our warriors will finish thejob in Iraq. We will be victors not victims. Our taxes won't be raised, tax cuts will be made permanent, there will be tighter border security, strict constructionist judges will be appointed, and pork barrel spending will be banished, and we will be kept safe on our shores.
And that is enough to be grateful for right there.
Update: I wanted to add this. It seems the DNC are already getting amunition stored to attack McCain:
Carter Eskew, a former adviser to Vice President Al Gore, puts it this way: "Go right after his strengths. Take the Straight Talk Express and push it off the rails."
I have a feeling that when that happens many will feel like they did about their little brother growing up. You just couldn't stand him, but if someone else picked on him, you stood up to the bully. It's one thing to be angry with your own little brother for messing up your room or stealing your candy, but some punk isn't going to push around a member your family while you have something to say about it.
When the Koskids start writing about how McCain deserved his torture in a POW camp, or Whoopi Goldberg makes snide sexual remarks about McCain not being able to raise his arms above his shoulders, I think all our anger will directed at those who deserve it.
In this case, the little brother can certainly take care of himself, but you will be there. I think you will.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:16 AM
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Halperin at Time:
1. Raise and save money for the spring, summer, and general election.
2. Formulate and implement a general election and Electoral College strategy.
3. Get rest for the candidate and campaign staff.
4. Plan a boffo national convention.
5. Take charge of the national campaign committee and fix broken state parties.
6. Think through staffing and spending decisions without constant distractions or minute-by-minute attacks.
7. Rebuild bridges (and try to win over the doubters in his party now that they no longer have a viable alternative).
8. Control where he travels — including the swing states.
9. Do non-political media.
10. (Gingerly) move beyond his party’s base on some issues.
11. Use the Senate to burnish his image and get good press.
12. Travel overseas to heighten his foreign policy credentials.
13. Look and act presidential.
14. Charm independents without offending his base.
15. Spend the next months looking like a winner.
15. Start talking about 2009 in earnest.
17. Focus on uniting the Republican Party on his behalf (while Obama and Clinton force the Democratic Party to take sides).
18. Allocate resources for opposition research on Clinton and Obama.
19. Game out his short list for a running mate.
20. Read Alan Greenspan’s book.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:28 PM
Well, I think many of the rightwing pundits who suggested being silent or booing didn't quite work out the way they wanted. Lots of cheers.
McCain started out by trying to joke a bit about missing CPAC last year. He then complimented Romney on his campaign.
And then a nod to Reagan of course.
McCain went on to list his conservative accomplishments, which are many.
Some booed him on his line about not agreeing on many issues and he said "you won't let me forget it."
"Secure our borders first." He said it twice.
He got a few jeers. He handled them well though.
He then went on about fighting pork barrel spending. He promised no earmarks. None.
He said he will make the Bush tax cuts permanent. Cut corporate tax rates. Free market solutions.
He addressed the war on terror. I don't think anyone doubts his commitment there.
He said he will meet with conservative leaders and if he is convinced that his positions are in error, he will change them. That is an interesting thing to say, isn't it?
He ended with his love for country, which I don't think anyone can doubt for a moment. After all, how many of us have given up 5 years of our life in torture for our country?
McCain will serve this country well.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 2:23 PM
I just heard on Fox News.
Did you ever think at the beginning of this, or even last week, that Romney would be out and Huckabee would still be in??
This election year is just too strange for words.
Update: I just watched Mitt's speech. It was a terrific speech. It even made me think that Mitt would be a good VP pick.
So, McCain is it. There is no denying that. We rally as conservatives or we don't. The choice is ours.
I can't wait to hear McCain's speech at CPAC.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 11:17 AM
Despite my frustration with fellow conservatives over their continued anger at McCain, I am enjoying Hillary not getting the Democratic nomination handed to her.
Feb. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Barack Obama's campaign is forecasting that the Democratic presidential race will remain deadlocked after the primaries end, and the outcome may depend on a fight over whether delegations from Florida and Michigan are counted.
By the time the last primary is held June 7, Obama's advisers project he will have 1,806 delegates to 1,789 for New York Senator Hillary Clinton....
The forecast doesn't include Florida and Michigan, which were stripped of delegates by the Democratic National Committee for holding primaries ahead of the schedule set out by the party. Clinton, who won uncontested primaries in both states, is vowing a fight to have those delegates -- slated to be 366 in total -- seated at the nominating convention.
Another issue is the so-called super delegates, 796 Democratic officials and officeholders who aren't bound by the results of primaries and caucuses. Obama's campaign projects about half will be pledged to either the Illinois senator or Clinton, and the rest could swing the nomination.
I wonder how Hillary can get the Michigan and Florida delegates counted? Anyone know?
What are Super Delegates?
Super delegates are party leaders, members of Congress and other VIPs who get an automatic vote on the convention floor — one that they alone decide. For the first time since the Democrats set up the system, super delegates could hold the balance of power.
And if you don't think they are sitting in the catbird seat, get this: (emphasis mine)
Consider Colorado Democratic Party Chairwoman Pat Waak. Chelsea Clinton called her cell phone and her home, wanting to talk about her mom. Bill Clinton personally asked her to support his wife.
Oh, this is going to be good.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 7:23 AM
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Oh dear Lord. That is what they are calling the Republican voters who are so enraged at the idea of McCain as the Republican nominee that they will pull the lever for Hillary (or Obama I suppose) when the time comes.
It's a good name for them. Because doing that is like committing democracy suicide.
Hugh Hewitt, a unabashed Romney supporter, explains 7 reasons why we must rally around whomever (McCain) the nominee is. Read them carefully.
As Kim at Wizbang points out the DNC is sending out e-mails warning of the true "rightwing" nature of McCain. It is a most surreal thing to have the DNC accuse McCain of being too conservative and the far right of the Republican party accuse him of not being conservative in the least.
Meanwhile Hillary loans herself some money to compete with Obama. The gushing love of the media for Obama is just beginning. I am convinced that Hillary will ask Obama to be the V.P. and every news magazine in the country will have their shining historic faces on the cover. By the year's end you will ask yourself who is the Republican nominee anyway.
It's going to be a long year. A very long year.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 8:00 PM
pic from GOC
More stuff from the Berkeley/Marine recruitment insanity. In addition to allowing Code Pinkers special parking to facilitate their protests and write the word "assasination" (sic) in the military office window and place a banner of bloody handprints across the window, the council has this to be proud of:
Video of the council meeting showed city officials trashing the Marines as "the president's own gangsters" and "trained killers" who are known for "death and destruction and maiming." One of the council members complained that our men and women in uniform were responsible for "horrible karma." Mayor Tom Bates offered to "help" the Marines evacuate.
But Americans are fighting back:
The San Francisco-based Move America Forward, led by talk show host/conservative activist Melanie Morgan, launched an online petition protesting the city council measures. Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina moved to strip Berkeley of pork barrel spending worth $2 million.
The American Legion mobilized as well. National Commander Marty Conatser lambasted the votes: "The American Legion not only strongly condemns this action by the City Council but also believes that a sincere apology is in order to all Marines, past and present. What these recruiters do is essential to our national security. Without recruiters we have no military. And I don't think we can count on the flower children from Berkeley to protect this nation when it comes under attack. They have to remember that Marines are not the enemy; the terrorists are."
I'm thinking these council members should be dropped in the middle of Iran for about 3 months. Let them return to kiss the feet of our Marines. They will thank all the Karma on earth that they live in this country that is protected by our finest.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:39 AM
Delegates needed to win for Republicans: 1,191
Delegates needed to win for Democrats: 2,025
via Fox News
The Clinton/Obama race is turning out to be as exciting as we thought it might. Obama won more states, but Clinton won more delegates (winning the big prize of California).
The Democrats look to Saturday in Louisiana, Nebraska and Washington state, Sunday in Maine, and Tuesday in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The Republicans look to Saturday in Kansas, Louisiana, and Washington.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:04 AM
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
I was looking at political stuff on Facebook and they asked "Regardless of whether you would vote for him/her, do you think (insert candidate's name) would be a good or bad President?"
Geeze. Look at the results.
43% think Obama would be very good.
43% think Romney would be very bad. (What is up with that??)
44% think that Hillary would be very bad.
36% think McCain would be good, with 13% saying very good.
54% think Huckabee would be very bad.
It's mostly young people I suppose, but still strange.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:52 PM
Too little, too late, I'm afraid.
Let's face it. The time to rally around one conservative for those who dislike McCain is long gone.
Ingraham, Hannity, Coulter, Rush, and Beck all had plenty of platform and plenty of time.
McCain is far from perfect. I understand why all the rightwing pundits are having temper tantrums, but to pretend that Romney doesn't have his host of faults is silly.
We political junkies always make the mistake of thinking that the voters know every detail that we know. When the fact is they get a general overview and that is usually presented by the mainstream media.
Republicans want a strong leader. Some are deeply worried about illegal immigration and hear McCain say he will seal the borders. That is enough for them. Most of them don't even know what McCain/Feingold is.
They see McCain and they see pro-life, anti-spending, pro-growth, pro-tax cut war hero.
And they are right on all counts.
And anyone who says that it would be better to have a President Hillary for four years to show the country how much they really need a conservative is just crazy on every level of crazy. We have liberal Supreme Court judges all in their 70's just waiting for Hillary. We have our soldiers in Iraq who really don't want any freakin' lesson taught to Republicans. They want to finish the job they went to do. That won't happen under President Hillary and it's an insult to those who gave their lives to play politics right now.
I don't care who endorses who. I don't care who Rush wants to win. If the nominee is Romney, then we all get behind him.
If the nominee is McCain. Then we need to do that too.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:02 PM
Between watching Ann Coulter on Fox News a moment ago touting how she will campaign and vote for Hillary before voting for McCain and reading idiotic posts on otherwise enjoyable sites, I'm beginning to feel better about supporting McCain.
I mean, it bothers me when people I respect tell me why I shouldn't vote for McCain. But when people like Ann Coulter and Republicans who vote for Obama start to squeal like pigs and seem to have no rational thought left, then I figure I'm on the right side of where I need to be.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 12:35 PM
Come back later today and chat in my chat room!
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:49 AM
Here is the letter that Bob Dole sent to Rush. In it he makes the case for McCain:
I was the Republican Leader from January 1985 until I left the Senate voluntarily in June 1996. I worked closely with Senator McCain when he came to the Senate in 1987 until I departed. I cannot recall a single instance when he did not support the Party on critical votes.
(At my age, I cannot be entirely certain but here are a few key conservative examples:)
1. Consistent pro-life record
2. Strong advocate for strict constructionist judges (We were misled on the Souter nomination)
3. Supported voluntary school prayer
4. Supported Constitutional Amendment for a Balanced Budget (needed two-thirds and lost by one vote - 66-34)
5. Strong advocate for reducing spending and opposing pork barrel “ear marks” which has, I might add, angered some of his colleagues
6. Consistent on defending Second Amendment rights
7. Opposed “Hillary Care” which would have been devastating
8. Probably the Senate’s strongest advocate for strong national defense.
He also lists the issues that he disagrees with McCain.
The time is almost upon Republicans where all who disagree with McCain will have to accept him or step out of the process. Today will be the day that either Romney makes enough gains to stop McCain or McCain becomes, for all intent and purposes, our nominee.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:18 AM
Monday, February 04, 2008
All of the three major national polls taken in the last three days (Fox News, ABC/Washington Post and Gallup) show that even if every single voter who backs Huckabee, switched to Romney (an impossibility, of course), McCain still wins across the country. The numbers, if you’re interested, of McCain supporters vs. the combined total of Romney and Huckabee supporters --- 48 to 39% (Fox News), 48 to 40% (ABC News/Washington Post) and 43 to 42% (Gallup). Meanwhile, all indications are that for many of the Huck-a-nuts—perhaps even a majority – their second choice would be McCain, not Romney.
Get ready for a big McCain victory tomorrow. Can we then get on with defeating the Democrats?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 3:13 PM
Every day I receive e-mails trashing Mitt Romney. I also receive e-mails to sites that prove all sorts of sordid things about John McCain.
A few weeks ago I got the e-mail that many of you may have gotten about Obama's middle name being "Mohammad" and that he had been sworn in on a Koran. Neither is true, of course. Obama's middle name is Hussein and it was Keith Ellison, a Democrat Congressman who is a Muslim and was sworn in on a Koran.
I don't ever post the slams against Romney, although they are legitimate slams based on his record. I don't post about them because I feel it is more important to emphasize why you should vote for someone, instead of why you shouldn't. But it has been interesting to read all the issues that so many are angry with McCain about, seem to be ignored when it comes to Romney.
I also don't want to be a part of spreading stories that may not be true. I'm not perfect there, but I try. These are people's lives we are dealing with here. Even with Hillary, who I find so dangerous, I don't write about the rumors we have all heard. The truth is bad enough for me.
We are looking at Super Tuesday tomorrow. Things aren't looking too great for Mitt. Perhaps it's time for all the rightwing blogs to stop trashing McCain on a daily basis and start backing the one who can beat Hillary. At least it will be time after tomorrow.
I will have a chat room open here tomorrow for anyone who wants to come and go and chat and tell us how things are where you are.
I would also like to hear from you if something you read here may have changed your mind about McCain or at least made you re-consider him.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 12:18 PM
I've made the case many times, but Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe reminds us of Reagan's not so conservative past (remember Reagan granted amnesty to millions of illegals for example) and that in the many things that are important and dear to us, McCain comes through for us:
On the surpassing national-security issues of the day - confronting the threat from radical Islam and winning the war in Iraq - no one is more stalwart. Even McCain's fiercest critics, such as conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, will say so. "The world's bad guys," Hewitt writes, "would never for a moment think he would blink in any showdown, or hesitate to strike back at any enemy with the audacity to try again to cripple the US through terror."
McCain was never an agenda-driven movement conservative, but he "entered public life as a foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution," as he puts it, and on the whole his record has been that of a robust and committed conservative. He is a spending hawk and an enemy of pork and earmarks. He has never voted to increase taxes, and wants the Bush tax cuts made permanent for the best of reasons: "They worked." He is a staunch free-trader and a champion of school choice. He is unabashedly prolife and pro-Second Amendment. He opposes same-sex marriage. He wants entitlements reined in and personal retirement accounts expanded.
McCain's conservatism has usually been more a matter of gut instinct than of a rigorous intellectual worldview, and he has certainly deviated from Republican orthodoxy on some serious issues. For all that, his ratings from conservative watchdog groups have always been high. "Even with all the blemishes," notes National Review, a leading journal on the right (and a backer of Romney), "McCain has a more consistent conservative record than Giuliani or Romney. . . . This is an abiding strength of his candidacy."
This is what I have come to believe. Once the nominees are chosen, once we see clearly the difference in our candidate and the Democrats, I don't believe for one second that so many Republicans who are angry about McCain, will be able to sit home on election day.
Oh, it is easy to say that now. But once it becomes clear the horror that would be a Hillary or Obama presidency, when we understand our warrior's sacrifices will be for nothing if the Democrats capture the Presidency, when we understand how much our military strength matters and how it would be reduced under a Democrat, when we start to focus on what could be yet another bloated bureaucratic government program of health care that will drive down the quality of care for everyone (because when has the govt ever increased the quality and reduced the cost of anything?), when we see all that could be lost here, I don't believe for one second that Republicans will stay home. They will either vote for McCain or they will vote against Hillary/Obama.
Horror will overcome anger.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 5:01 AM
Maria Shriver endorses Obama.
I just get the feeling the Kennedys really don't like Hillary.
I keep hearing that the reporters covering Obama can't help but gush over him. I think I believe it:
Obama crowds of late are breathtakingly large, enthusiastic. The candidate is often speaking to a massive overflow crowd of people from a bullhorn. The standard crowd size now numbers in the several thousands. Covering him, it almost feels like that magically unreal time in the few days leading up to his Iowa win....
Hmm.... Every time I get my hopes up that Obama might beat Hillary, I look at the poll numbers.
I've always said that Obama should focus on not returning our country to the Clinton years. He got a good jab in last week:
This past week, he said voters should resist the temptation to build "a bridge back to the 20th century". It was a way of arguing against another Clinton presidency. (The phrase was a play on Bill Clinton's line about building a bridge to the 21st century.)
Hillary has a problem. The usual gutter tactics that have worked for the Clintons in the past, are not working now. They tried the subtle race baiting in South Carolina and it backfired on them. They must tread lightly with Obama and they know it. But if they tread lightly then Obama doesn't take any serious hits.
I heard a reporter on Fox News yesterday say that that the Clintons are keeping reporters far from Bill Clinton at speaking events. They are not even letting them within shouting distance. An interesting shut down.
I think we all know how Super Tuesday will turn out for Republicans, but the Democratic race will be the one to watch. Will Obamamania stop the political machine of the Clintons?
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 4:33 AM
Sunday, February 03, 2008
I'm having a Superbowl party so I have stuff to do (and no, I don't care who wins) but I saw some things on the morning shows I wanted to comment on.
I saw Obama say that there is a time when it is too late and the hour is upon them now. He is completely right there. Super Tuesday will determine it for Obama. It will also say a lot about the future of the Democratic party.
I thought before that Hillary would never ask Obama to be her running mate because she doesn't want someone who would outshine her, but now I think she absolutely will. Nothing means more to her than this Presidency. She charted this road long ago and no one is going to take it from her. If that means asking Obama, she will.
I saw George Clooney on Fox News this morning saying that this is an historic moment. He said "We have a black, a woman, a Mormon, and a senior citizen running for President." An obvious jab at McCain. I suppose one could also say we have a "former druggie, a former first Lady, a Mormon, and a war hero" running for President. It's all in your perspective, isn't it George?
Finally, if you have't been keeping up with the Berkely fiasco, Berkeley City Council’s is trying to get rid of Marine recruitment centers and even went so far as to grant Code Pink special parking privileges and free sound permits to protest the Marine recruiting center.
In other words, the Council has lost it's mind. Code Pinkers go beyond protesting. They are beyond radical. They are shameful and disgraceful and the idea that they can dictate such a thing proves how far off the deep end Berkeley is.
The American Legion and Sen. Jim DeMint put it well:
“This is a slap in the face to all brave service men and women and their families. The First Amendment gives the City of Berkeley the right to be idiotic, but from now on they should do it with their own money. If the city can’t show respect for the Marines that have fought, bled and died for their freedom, Berkeley should not be receiving special taxpayer funded handouts. I am currently drafting legislation to ensure that American taxpayers aren’t forced to pay for this insult by rescinding all of the earmarks for Berkeley in the Omnibus Appropriations bill, and to transfer the funds to the Marine Corps.”
Also, I think I may have a chat room open here all day on Tuesday. You can come and go as you like.
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 12:02 PM