Wednesday, December 05, 2007

But what about Katie?

It looks like CBS’ attempt to rehabilitate its image as a competent propaganda arm of the DNC is failing. NBC and ABC nightly news are drubbing CBS under Katie Couric.

The CBS news division, including, of course, both the Evening News and Sixty Minutes have been such solid supporters of liberal politics and the Democrat Party that I suppose all concerned thought it would last for ever.

After the forged documents story exposed the complete absence of journalistic integrity CBS had to make a change. Having long before lost almost 100% of its Republican audience, CBS News President Les Moonves had to bring aboard an anchor and editorial team that would restore some semblance of credibility in the non party voters who remained in the CBS audience. The solution, a cute and smiling proponent of pure hatred of all things conservative-Katie Couric.

The result, further erosion of audience share. But hey, it sounded good in the echo chamber.

63 comments:

this just in-arkansas is picking huck over their former co-governor. do they know them best? said...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007
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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee leads former Arkansas First Lady Hillary Clinton in the race for that state’s Electoral College votes.

A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that Huckabee attracts 48% of the vote in Arkansas while Clinton earns 42%.

Anonymous said...

I saw that report about CBS and their Hillary gal pal, Katie. Makes the DNC request to cancel the CBS debate sound quite plausible, doesn't it?

CBS News are promoters of Hillary and are willing useful idiots to her in her "whatever it takes" campaign.

Anonymous said...

Survey USA has a new poll in Florida out today covering the period 12-2 to 12-4.

32 Rudy
18 Huck
15 Mitt
14 Fred

Anonymous said...

When you look at the RCP Poll average line chart, the only one trending up is Huck. All others are trending down.

Interesting. Rudy's numbers are trending down rather steepily too.

Anonymous said...

That was with respect to Florida.

good for huck - r's should talk to d dominated groups like the nea and the naacp. this will help him said...

The 16,000-member New Hampshire affiliate of the National Education Association has chosen to recommend to its members Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary and Mike Huckabee in the Republican primary, according to a source within the state NEA.

This is the first time the state affiliate has picked a candidate in the Republican primary; Huckabee was the only Republican who spoke to the NEA convention in July.

The state chapter's membership is more than 25 percent Republican, said the source, and the committee didn't want those members to be ignored.

When Huckabee spoke at the convention and participated in an interview with the state affiliate, deciding members felt it would be right to point that out to members.

Only education and related positions were considered, and the board appreciated Huckabee's "strong views on public education," especially supporting the arts and music.

today's latest political pervert - a dem - no news coverage of it. said...

By Noel Sheppard | December 5, 2007 - 10:38 ET

It must be wonderful to be a Democrat and know that your indiscretions are very unlikely to get much attention by media minions only willing to cover the crimes and shortcomings of folks on the opposite side of the aisle.

Take for example James Michael McHaney, an aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) who NewsBusters reported had been arrested last Friday for trying to lure a thirteen-year-old boy into a sexual encounter.

Not only did this get buried on Friday so as likely not to take focus away from Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) looking regal and presidential during that day's hostage crisis in New Hampshire, but also once the Associated Press deigned to actually inform subscribers on Monday that something potentially nefarious had occurred, press outlets either continued to ignore the subject, or buried it nicely so that precious few would be made aware of it.

is this it? Rudy has in common with bill the willingness to use public office to commit adultery. said...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows a new national leader in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination.

While enjoying an amazing surge, Mike Huckabee has earned support from 20% of Likely Republican Primary Voters nationwide.

Three points back, at 17%, is Rudy Giuliani. That’s the lowest level of support ever recorded for Giuliani in the tracking poll and represents a seven-point decline over the past week.

Huckabee has gained eight points during the same time frame.

raise your hands - which of you think this is in the top 10 of stupid interview questions said...

I love this part of the article. It really zeros in on what is so fundamentally wrong with Katie Couric and her ilk. Not a single one of them knows how to come up with a decent interview question.

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And what of Ms. Couric’s program?

Last night the program was scheduled to present the first installment in a series called “Primary Questions.”

In it Ms. Couric will ask each leading presidential candidate the same question, including last night’s query:

“What is the biggest mistake you’ve ever made?”

it's not just evangelicals that love huck - stop stereotyping with stupid question #2 said...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Mike Huckabee bristled Tuesday when asked if creationism should be taught in public schools.

Huckabee asked this time why there is such a fascination with his beliefs.

"I believe God created the heavens and the Earth," he said at a news conference.

"I wasn't there when he did it, so how he did it, I don't know," Huckabee said.

But he expressed frustration that he is asked about it so often, arguing with the questioner that it ultimately doesn't matter what his personal views are.

"That's an irrelevant question to ask me—I'm happy to answer what I believe, but what I believe is not what's going to be taught in 50 different states," Huckabee said. "Education is a state function.

The more state it is, and the less federal it is, the better off we are."

this makes romney look like a crybaby. no one cares about push polls. there's no crying in politics said...

A group affiliated with Huckabee supporters has begun taking on his rivals directly, organizing caucus-goers in Iowa and making automated phone calls that favor Huckabee and criticize his rivals.

Huckabee has urged an end to the calls; Romney on Tuesday asked Iowa's attorney general to investigate the group's activities.

Huckabee said an investigation "would be fine with me."

"As you heard me say, I repudiate anything that attacks another person. It does not help us. I believe it hurts us."

Anonymous said...

I think this makes him look like more of a crybaby than Hillary looks whenever she has to send her husband out to protect her from those mean ole nasty boys that dare to criticize her.

This could be the end for Romney. This won't get him any additional votes. He appears very weak with this.

he forgot to mention he was relieved of his duties for incompetence. this is hrc's defense secretary said...

After getting dinged in the NPR debate on Iran, Hillary Clinton’s camp unveiled an ad in IA today that features Wes Clark.

HRC: “I’m Hillary Clinton and I approved this message.” CLARK: “I see that Hillary’s opponents have started attacking her. That’s politics. What this country needs is leadership.

I’m Wes Clark; I commanded our forces in Europe when we won the fight to halt ethnic cleansing in Kosovo.

I’ve known Hillary Clinton for twenty-four years. I know she has what it takes to end the war in Iraq, avert war with Iran, and restore our country’s standing in the world. These are tough times and Hillary Clinton is the right choice for America.”

he wes clark - remind us of why you were fired from the military as a leader. said...

Wes, do you really want to remind of us Bill's wag the dog war with Kosovo? You remember the one. The one where there was no imminent danger, no wmds, no allies helping us, no UN resolution, no nothing.

By the way, Hillary. Why are we still in Kosovo? When do you intend to pull out the troops? Do you intend to do that before you pull out the troops in Iraq or do Bill's personal soldiers get to stay in Kosovo in case there is another Bimbo eruption with which to deal.

wes clark is another one who sold his soul to the devil clinton. he's a complete idiot said...

Wesley Clark’s record as Clinton’s general was nothing to boast about even before Clinton fired him.

Most notably, apparently only the insubordination of a British general saved Clark from responsibility for starting hostilities with the Russians. The story is in National Review.

'Second, after the fighting had ended he ordered British General Sir Mike Jackson to block Russian troops from occupying the airport in Pristina, Kosovo. “I’m not going to start the Third World War for you,” Jackson replied.'

At least most Americans would have known Clark’s name had he managed to get NATO into a shooting war with Russia after the West had peacefully won the Cold War.

mr.s co-president. can you explain why you went to war without a vote to go to war from congress? said...

By Cliff Kincaid | October 6, 2003

Ignoring the constitutional role of Congress, Clinton waged his war through executive order and presidential directive.

why was the NYT's good with bill's war? said...

More from the above article:

Bob Herbert of the New York Times said Clark "led the successful military operation in Kosovo in 1999,"

The Guardian of London called him "the U.S. hero of Kosovo."

Human Events is the only newspaper we have seen which noted that the Kosovo war was initiated by Bill Clinton "without seeking prior authorization from Congress."

mrs. co-president, please tell us why you went to war and will you do this in iran? said...

Clinton used executive orders to designate a "war zone," call up troops, proclaim a "national emergency" with respect to Yugoslavia, and impose economic sanctions on the Belgrade government.

Without any acknowledgment of the role of Congress, Clinton claimed the power to wage war on Yugoslavia through his "constitutional authority" to conduct "foreign relations," as "Commander in Chief" and as "Chief Executive."

mrs. co-president, please tell us your criteria for going to war. what was your role in this? said...

Without getting Congressional approval, Clinton also announced a new "Strategic Concept" for NATO that went far beyond the defensive purposes of the alliance outlined in the NATO treaty.

This new document was never submitted as a treaty for ratification by the Senate.

mrs. co-president. please tell us your theory about the role of nato. you and bill changed it. why? said...

Several dozen members of Congress filed a lawsuit under the War Powers Act to compel the President to follow the Constitution.

The 1973 law permits the President to conduct hostilities for a maximum of 60 days without Congressional authorization.

He must, however, notify Congress within 48 hours of engagement in hostilities.

Clinton complied with that requirement but exceeded the 60-day limit.

The House explicitly refused to approve the action in Kosovo on a tie vote but the Clinton administration continued to wage the war anyway.

a bit of the 20 yr plan. this is when wes sold his soul to the devil clinton.they needed him for hrc said...

To validate his own actions, Clinton later signed another executive order, this one to establish a "Kosovo Campaign Medal" for certain military personnel participating in the operation.

But criteria developed by the Pentagon meant that it was limited only to those who served in and around the Balkans.

Clark, who was based at NATO, was ineligible for the award but finally received it after getting a special waiver.

Earlier, Clinton had cited Kosovo in giving Clark a Presidential Medal of Freedom

from 2003 - Mrs. Co-president. when can our troops come home from Kosovo? it's almost christmas. said...

The continued deployment of U.S. troops in Kosovo is one reason why some observers say the U.S. doesn't have enough troops in Iraq.

A Congressional Budget Office report says that the Pentagon could free up additional units for rotation to Iraq by withdrawing Army forces from Bosnia, Kosovo and other areas.

This would enable the Pentagon to increase the size of the force in Iraq by another 12,000 to 13,000 military personnel.

wes clark would have voted for the war in iraq. this reflects HRC's lack of judgement skills said...

New Yorker Magazine
by Peter J. Boyer
November 17, 2003

By mid-September, many Democrats were eager to be convinced that Wesley Clark was what Bill Clinton had reportedly declared him to be—the only Democrat besides Hillary Clinton who qualified as a true political “star.”

He was the anointed choice of many in the Clinton wing of the Party, the stop-Dean candidate charged with keeping Democrats tethered to the center.

When Clark finally announced his candidacy, in Little Rock on September 17th, he was surrounded by old Clinton hands and the national press;

It quickly became apparent, that Clark required heavy handling on the campaign trail, where, as a political novice, he was prone to gaffes, such as his opening-week assertion that he “probably” would have voted for the congressional resolution authorizing the war in Iraq.

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Ted--My complaint on TRS about stolen signs adjacent to the hotel complex in NH where I along with McCain, Huckabee and Clinton are staying resulted in their reappearance today.

The above comments Hillary is slipping and Huckabee rising may be pipedreams if the British bookies are right. Hillary's Ladbroke's odds improved overnight and Huckabee is very far out of the running. http://www.ladbrokes.com/lbr_portal

However, on Iowa Electronic Markets Huckabee's strongly gaining on Guiliani. http://iemweb.biz.uiowa.edu/graphs/graph_RConv08.cfm IEM markets attract small numbers of largely very small bettors so it's easier to manipulate versus Ladbroke's global reach and highroller players plus the fact Americans can't legally place overseas' bets online.

Remain very suspicious of the polls because of cell phone cold calling ban issue.

Huckabee will be eaten alive when faces some real questioning.

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

http://iemweb.biz.uiowa.edu/graphs/graph_RConv08.cfm

A point of clarification about Huckabee's rise in the IEM. The betting indicates only unknown candidates are gaining strength. That group includes Huckabee, Ron Paul, and folks like myself getting the party's cold shoulder. Ron Paul is doing much better on Ladbroke's than Ron Paul!

Anonymous said...

http://www.strategicvision.biz/political/iowa_poll_120607.htm

Wow - New poll out from stragic vision

Obama 32
Billary 25
Edwards 25

it's good to know there are non ufo believing d's in Oh. golum is even too weird for them said...

The Politico
By: Josh Kraushaar
December 4, 2007 08:26 PM EST

In the midst of a long-shot campaign for president, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio) is finding himself with a newfound challenge at home.

Joe Cimperman, a popular 37-year-old Cleveland city councilman, announced Tuesday that he will be running against Kucinich in the Democratic primary for his House seat next March, giving the six-term congressman his first serious and politically experienced challenger since he was first elected in 1996.

Cimperman will now join a fairly crowded field of Democratic challengers. Kucinich is already facing two other primary opponents in Rosemary Palmer, an anti-war activist whose son died in the Iraq war, and nonprofit executive Barbara Anne Ferris, who ran against him last year.

In an interview with Politico, Cimperman argued that Kucinich’s presidential campaigns have distracted him from paying attention to his constituents back in Cleveland.

Anonymous said...

Yugoslavia was probably as much of a threat to the US as Iraq was. We found as many WMD there as we have Iraq. Why not send in the troops to take out an evil leader who we don't like?

mike huckabee: supernanny said...

11:05:

You forgot to mention, the group that we went in to protect, the KLA, made its money running heroin into Europe for the Taliban.

Cedar Waxwing said...

The problem is that in Kosovo..

1. We went in WITHOUT any sort of Congressional authorization.. Congress APPROVED using force against Iraq..TWICE

2. We are still in Kosovo with NO progress whatsoever in bringing stability to the country. There is still ethnic violence ongoing in the region.

3. The US still makes up the majority of the NATO force in Kosovo..to the point where we have set up semi-permanent bases in the country!

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Re cedar waxwing's comment about Kosovo several years ago returned for the first time in 40 years to my army bases in West Germany. The motor pools were filled with vehicles with K-4 markings!

In a Klein Administration a top priority will be ending our role as the hovering global mommy so brilliantly parodied by the late Mae Questal* in Woody Allen's trilogy "New York Stories".

*Best known as the voice of Betty Boop.

bill admits he wants to be president again for a third term. hrc would a sham prez.a beard for bill said...

Bill Clinton: I'd Sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings 'Only If Asked'

Dec. 5, 2007—

If his wife wins the 2008 presidential election, would the former president sit in on cabinet meetings?

"Only if asked," Clinton told Walters. "And I think it would only be wise if it were on a specific issue. I think it's better for me to give her my advice privately most of the time."

Clinton says he would weigh in if he disagreed with a decision his wife planned to made as president, "but when she made it, I'd do my best to support it," he said.


Clinton said that before Hillary decided to run for president, and if the laws were changed, he might have liked to run for a third term in the White House.

"I loved being president," he said. "I loved it. And I thought I was well-suited to the time."

yes, bill sure did have a gay ole time being prez - how many sluts bill? said...

"Mr. President, do you think you've been a very good ex-president?" Walters asked.

"Oh, I don't know, but I've had a good time trying to be," said Clinton.

Anonymous said...

You are comparing Kosovo with Iraq? Give me a break! They are COMPLETELY different! And to accuse CBS of pandering to the DNC without mentioning the biases of the Fox News Channel is ludicrous.

Anonymous said...

Honestly..Kosovo is different from Iraq because of the reasons that listed above.

Remember..no Congressional approval in Kosovo.. Congressional approval in Iraq..

Progress in Iraq...no progress in Kosovo...

Where have we been involved in longer..Kosovo..or Iraq?

Where is the Kosovo exit strategy Democrats?? Clinton left office without having to provide one.. why should Bush leave with leaving one for Iraq?

Anonymous said...

Progress? How many lives are lost in Kosovo each month? How long WILL WE BE in Iraq? What were the REASONS for going to each place? What were the REAL threats for each place? What was the REAL evidence for going to both place? How many other countries AGREED with the decision to go to each place? What PROMPTED the attacks? What INFORMATION was given to the public about the REAL reasons for the attacks? The reasons for being in each place were completely different and the WORLD agreed with Kosovo. It's quite egotistical to not listen to the opinions of the entire world merely to protect our corrupt politicians. Lives are at stake....and you are worried about Bush's reputation. Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

Fantasy land strikes again as I see Dr. Klein still writes as if he may win the Presidency. Of course the smart money is on little green men landing in New York's Central Park as a result of his full pages advertisements, in a real life version of the Twilight Zone, looking to meet our new President Elect "Dr. Klein." But the real question on their mind will only be how to find their way home since such an advanced alien civilization could only build a one-way spaceship. In the meantime, President Elect Dr. Mark Klein will be too busy to meet the little green men (who he is scared are the voices in his head for the last forty years) and must ponder the deeper issues of the day such as whether to refer to himself as Dr. Klein or Mr. President? Or, he could just call himself Dr. President to separate himself from all previous unworthy occupants of the White House.

Now, what to do about those pesky voices in his head.....

Anonymous said...

NATO was the peacekeeping force in Kosovo due to thousands of refugees living in forests with a freezing winter nearing, people being kidnapped and killed, civil war approaching and leaders pleading for outside help. Kosovo was not Clinton's war. NATO intervened to help keep the peace. Iraq IS Bush's war. It is all him. Bush is the provocator. Kosovo was in dire straights. Iraq was not. Kosovo's purpose was to stop violence. Iraq created it. Big difference.

Anonymous said...

So why didn't slick Willie get us into Rwanda if the purpose is to help non-strategic locations in the middle of genocide?

Maybe slick willie didn't care about Black people?

Anonymous said...

neither did Bush, apparently. do you think violence in Africa has stopped? The past does not justify current strategy. That's like hitting someone and saying it was okay because someone else did it first. (playground-approved, just like your name-calling) unfortunately, the WHOLE WORLD looked away with Rwanda, crossing their fingers hoping it would just go away and we should all learn from this mistake. Now we should learn from the current mistake, instead of STILL trying to justify it or use the "You, too" excuse. What sort of progress can be made from that?

Anonymous said...

But I notice that instead of disagreeing with me that Kosovo and Iraq are alike, you had to switch it to something ELSE about Clinton. Sounds like your Kosovo argument fell through, hu?

Anonymous said...

And the UN is nothing but a world-wide version of Katrina style learned helplessness with tree hugging greenies running around flush with taxpayer supported greenbacks while supporting corrupt regimes. The only people doing any good in Africa are the private charities and the current Bush administration which is heavily involved all over Africa stabilizing and assisting countries in direct ways rather than the Liberal hogwash and moneygrab we're used to seeing in Africa.

Liberalism is a disease and evolution is the cure as they Liberals do die out thanks to their own stupidity.

don't forget, most democrats state that jon stewart is their primary source for news said...

you can always spot a democrat because they always like to reinvent history. I don't know if it's because they get taught the WRONG history - certainly plausible considering the agenda of the NEA, or, it's because they just prefer to believe something different, more palatable.

Kind of like wishing the sky was green in stead of blue.

Unfortunately, not matter how much you wish the sky was green, it's not. The sky is blue.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Liberals have something wrong with them as they see the Clintons as all good and Republicans as all bad. They excuse the fact he had no policy while ignoring the messed up world Bill Clinton left as a result of his empowering of Al Queda by non-responses during the run up to 911.

Bill Clinton is the reason the towers fell so don't tell us he was a savior for Kosovo and Bush is the devil for taking out Saddam.

bill and hill clinton are war criminals. they lied, christians died. we are still there. said...

eh hem 3:34

NATO was the peacekeeping force in Kosovo due to thousands of refugees living in forests with a freezing winter nearing, people being kidnapped and killed, civil war approaching and leaders pleading for outside help.
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To whom did they plead for outside help? Was that pleading kind of like Rwanda?
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Kosovo was not Clinton's war.
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Clinton used executive orders to designate a "war zone," call up troops, proclaim a "national emergency" with respect to Yugoslavia, and impose economic sanctions on the Belgrade government.

Without any acknowledgment of the role of Congress, Clinton claimed the power to wage war on Yugoslavia through his "constitutional authority" to conduct "foreign relations," as "Commander in Chief" and as "Chief Executive."
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Did 3:44 just ignore this under the sky is blue theory? Who's war was it then? Who lead Nato? Who appointed the useful idiot Clark?
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Kosovo was in dire straights. Iraq was not.
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So, I guess it depends on your definition of dire straights. I suppose you never heard about the rape rooms, the 300,000 in mass graves, the gassing of the Kurds using WMD's and on and on.

It's always such a heartwarming thing to hear democrats be ultimate nimby's. They don't care about any other's suffering as long as it doesn't affect their golf game or sailing afternoon.

if bush can't be prez as a national guard guy, how can hill? she has no military experience said...

I want a reporter to ask Hillary how she intends to exit kosovo. When will she withdraw the troops? It's just a stupid silly civil war, so we have and had no business interfering over there.

Hillary has had troops in Kosovo for almost 10 years despite the lack of political success. We should just give up and come home.

Christmas is coming.

Bring the troops home now!

it was always just a civil war. Hillary was in charge of this decision as co-prez said...

we saved all the muslims in kosovo at the expense of the christians the muslims were trying to exterminate so they could have a muslim state from which to operate their evil.

Now, we have a muslim state right next to europe.

Thanks Bill and Hillary - Mr. and Ms. War Monger.

the person with the biggest stake in Hill's defeat is Bill. said...

Evidence that Hillary is NOT the smartest woman in the world in addition to the fact that she didn't pass the bar the first time:

She is advertising herself as the co-president with Bill with all the "experience" of having had two terms already.

That causes her to be responsible for all the decisions made together during their first two terms.

She has to answer for EVERYTHING that went on. EVERYTHING - including the never ending war in Kosovo they started all on their own.

Bill knew this would ultimately sabatoge Hillary's candidacy.

Anonymous said...

"Democrats don't care as long as it doesn't interrupt their golf games?"

Is it possible that we are ALL human and that we are ALL upset over what is happening because Republicans AND Democrats care? I don't think Republicans or Democrats are heartless. I think they are both caring parties who have two different ways of doing things. We all want what is best for our country and our fellow man. (with the exception of the few jerks out there who come in every form) To peg one party, either party as being heartless is such a negative and false generalization. I keep hearing you all talk about the "them's" and "they's" as if they were sworn enemies. You know...they think the same way about us. So you are right because you are talking about yourself? Who, except those few jerks, are really that heartless? I have friends, family, co-workers and neighbors from both parties...and they are all warm, loving, volunteering for others, God-loving people who give of themselves daily with their time, money and lives. Writing on the internet spreading more hateful messages about what the other party thinks is so destructive. People only argue about things they care about. Otherwise, we are aloof. If you were to argue with me about sports, I could care less, so I wouldn't even get involved. People only get involved because they care, whether you want to believe that or not. You make it sound like Democrats are different creatures or cut from different cloth. Republicans and Democrats alike are dying in Iraq. Republicans and Democrats died on 9/11. Republicans and Democrats give of themselves for the benefit of others everyday. As an ACTIVE Republican and a Christian, I am amazed and disappointed at the judgments that are passed on this website by arm-chair politicians. Instead of categorizing half of the U.S. population, why not find a cause and fight for it? I assume this will fall on deaf ears, and that's fine. You all seem happy thinking the way you do and I will respect your choice. I guess blogging is just not for me. I see no opportunities for solutions here...only anger, endless arguing and hate. Now I see how others must see us, and I am truly embarassed. I don't want to be "that" kind of Republican. I don't want to resort to name-calling and mistake-seeking to advocate for my beliefs. My first day of "blogging" has become my last.

Anonymous said...

"Democrats don't care as long as it doesn't interrupt their golf games?"

Is it possible that we are ALL human and that we are ALL upset over what is happening because Republicans AND Democrats care? I don't think Republicans or Democrats are heartless. I think they are both caring parties who have two different ways of doing things. We all want what is best for our country and our fellow man. (with the exception of the few jerks out there who come in every form) To peg one party, either party as being heartless is such a negative and false generalization. I keep hearing you all talk about the "them's" and "they's" as if they were sworn enemies. You know...they think the same way about us. So you are right because you are talking about yourself? Who, except those few jerks, are really that heartless? I have friends, family, co-workers and neighbors from both parties...and they are all warm, loving, volunteering for others, God-loving people who give of themselves daily with their time, money and lives. Writing on the internet spreading more hateful messages about what the other party thinks is so destructive. People only argue about things they care about. Otherwise, we are aloof. If you were to argue with me about sports, I could care less, so I wouldn't even get involved. People only get involved because they care, whether you want to believe that or not. You make it sound like Democrats are different creatures or cut from different cloth. Republicans and Democrats alike are dying in Iraq. Republicans and Democrats died on 9/11. Republicans and Democrats give of themselves for the benefit of others everyday. As an ACTIVE Republican and a Christian, I am amazed and disappointed at the judgments that are passed on this website by arm-chair politicians. Instead of categorizing half of the U.S. population, why not find a cause and fight for it? I assume this will fall on deaf ears, and that's fine. You all seem happy thinking the way you do and I will respect your choice. I guess blogging is just not for me. I see no opportunities for solutions here...only anger, endless arguing and hate. Now I see how others must see us, and I am truly embarassed. I don't want to be "that" kind of Republican. I don't want to resort to name-calling and mistake-seeking to advocate for my beliefs. My first day of "blogging" has become my last.

Anonymous said...

hey 6:38 - I feel your pain.

Bill Clinton on the subject of his lack of inhaling marijuana.

6:38

Calm down. It's the 80-20 rule. This blog primarily discussed politics. Politics is winner take all.

Having Democrats in charge during times of international crisis is bad for America.

There are major major differences between Republicans and Democrats,

This blog is not about the rank and file individual person who happens to be one or the other.

Don't take it personally. We don't even know who you are. This is about policy, why democrats and republicans (generically) vote the way we do.

Hillary Clinton is corrupt beyond corrupt. Perhaps you could care about that instead of your hurt feelings.

It's not about you. It's about THEM.

By the way, are YOU an armchair politician? What brings you here other than your need to share with us your hurt feelings?

It is a matter of literal life and death that a democrat not be elected in 08.

Sorry this is just a little too much for your stomach.

Politics is quite literally about Life and Death.

To coin a phrase, if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Buh bye - leave to us who ARE fighting for a cause. Our National Security. I could not discern what you care about that caused you to vomit your emotion on this blog.

You sound like a phony republican and a phony activist. It was when you insisted that you were an Active Republican and Christian.

Kinda sounds like those fakers who call in to Rush to try to convince us they are disaffected republicans and somehow we should be swayed by their conversion.

We've heard that B.S. before.

some of my best friends are democrats. Forgive them lord, they know not what they do said...

Actually - it's mostly republicans who are fighting and dying in Iraq, not democrats.

We care. THEY don't. THEY want us to lose our national security. THEY are supporting and giving aid and comfort to our enemies.

THEY wish for us to lose. THEY are embarrassed to be Americans, let alone Democrats.

THEY are not like US.

i did not inhale, not a single time, i only had sex one time during my 12 yr affair with that bimbo said...

Thursday, December 6, 2007 3:56 PM

The one-time other woman in Hillary Rodham Clinton's life says she's considering casting her vote for the former first lady.

"I can't help but want to support my own gender" Gennifer Flowers said in a recent telephone interview from her home in Las Vegas.

Flowers said she is still undecided, supports abortion rights and has long wanted to see a woman in the White House.

"I would love to see a woman president, I just didn't think it would be her," Flowers said.

In the 1992 presidential race, the former television reporter claimed to have had a 12-year affair with then-candidate and Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton.

Clinton initially denied the allegation, but later, during his deposition in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case, acknowledged a single sexual encounter with Flowers.

bill used the gov's mansion and the white house as his personal bordello. R U Up for that again? said...

Bill Clinton had a 12 year affair during his tenure as gov of ark and IN the Gov's Mansion.

Then, he did Monica and a host of other willing vaginas who wished to experience the ROCK STAR president. (normal groupie behavior).

Bill only became president to get the chicks.

That's the same reason Hillary wants to be President.

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Anonymous--"Fantasy land strikes again as I see Dr. Klein still writes as if he may win the Presidency..."

Wouldn't be an unreasonable possibility at all should I do very well in New Hampshire.

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

Anonymous--As I predicted several days ago, the market has turned upward so should I hang up my spurs following a poor showing in New Hampshire my gains will more than cover my campaign expenses.

But it ain't over till it's over.

Today's www.iowapolitics.com has a piece about IEM mirrors what I wrote in TRS yesterday. Likely my TRS comments got teh cognocenti to pay attention to the betting which in my opinion is more reliable than the polls.

People who bet against me usually lose!

The Real Sporer said...

Here are some very meaningful distinctions between Kosovo/Bosnia and Iraq:

1. No one can advance an argument that the problems in Yugo could constitute even a remote security threat to the United States at some unforeseeable time in the future. There was no risk of Greek or Turkish involvement or any other escalation scenario.

2. Saddam was firing on American and British planes that were enforcing the “international will” as expressed by various UN resolutions. Firing on the military of a country is an act of war against that country. The liberal answer, abandon the no fly zone so Saddam could finish off the Kurds?

3. We were treaty bound to respect Yugo’s sovereignty and our intervention in Kosovo directly violated that treaty obligation. We were treaty bound to enforce the UN resolutions against Iraq.

4. The war with Iraq didn’t end in 91. We were still at war with Iraq in 2003. Iraq violated every term of the ‘91 armistice agreement. The normal response to armistice violations is a resumption of hostilities.

5. Iraq was completely non compliant with the WMD provisions of the armistice and 16 other UN resolutions. By the way, after all of these years the pacifist appeasers still cannot account for Saddam’s known stockpiles.

6. Aside from being a terror state itself, Saddam’s regime supported both Hamas and Hezbollah, both of which are major terror enemies of the United States (Hezbollah has more American blood on its hands than any terror group but Al Qaeda). Any progress in the Middle East would be impossible with Saddam still in power. Under the Bush doctrine, supporting terror groups is the same as being a terror group.

7. Saddam supported Al Qaeda itself. Still waiting for a liberal to explain what all those Al Qaeda leadership figures (remember Zarqawi) were doing in Saddam’s Iraq.

8. Saddam’s body counts, which number conservatively in the hundreds of thousands, from mass killings dwarf the Milosovic cleansing totals, which numbered in the hundreds. If military intervention can be justified on human suffering then would not the greatest killers be the first ones we remove?

9. As an earlier poster wisely noted, the Iraq campaign was twice authorized by Congress, Kosovo was explicitly rejected by Congress.

RF said...

6:38 has an important point. I agree, I think we should realize most people on both sides have their hearts in the right place. But, I think vigorous, and respectful, discussion across party lines is extremely important. We do have different points of view. Plus, I've become increasingly curious about the opposites attract thing since I encountered a fascinating "Ann Coulter" creature on these political blogs. I'm starting to think Matalin & Carville are onto something...

Anyways, Sporer & co., the more you compare Kosovo and Iraq, the more brilliant the Kosovo affair seems. And it really highlights the massive failure known as the decision to invade Iraq. Please continue making your argument, it will greatly benefit our side!

RF said...

BTW, Mrs. RF said she got an interesting push poll today. They were slamming all D prez contenders with the typical R/conservative attacks on D's. Kind of strange that someone would be doing that right now, before the caucus. Seems like complete waste of time & money.

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

We're behaving just like the European Great Powers did before WWI. Neglecting their domestic needs they focused their resources on playing global political chess. All that ended in a catastrosphic war which swept away ancient monarchies to set the stage for the Nazis and Soviets.

Iraq is nothing but a continuation of the Ottoman phase of WWI. If we saw Iraq for what it really is, the natural solution is its breakup into at least states along religious and ethnic lines.

Reminiscent of the Viet Nam era there was anti-war demonstration in downtown Manchester today.

Most everyone I speak to campaigning wants us out asap. Here in New Hampshire that's usually the first question I hear versus Iowa where health care was #1.

Anonymous said...

Wow,

New Hampshire is so much smarter than Iowa according to the President Klein.

Anonymous said...

Makes you wonder if the doctor is still taking too many of his own meds.

Hugh Mongous said...

I don't care what she's a proponet of, Ted, I'd still enjoy coitus with her if I could.

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