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The Fake A$$-Kissing and Pretending to Fall Over One’s Self Has Commenced…

Now that the election is over, we all need to come together- Democrats and Republicans- and get with the job of making this country great again.

I truly believe that.

So why am I struggling like I am?

Key Republicans are doing just what we’ve been saying they need to do- coming out together in support of Obama’s presidency.

Or are they?

When Sarah Palin proclaims her excitement at Obama’s victory, “God bless Barack Obama and his beautiful family”… I can’t help but remember that it was less than a week ago that she would have us think he “pals around with terrorists”.

Congresswoman Bachmann congratulates her state of Minnesota, which went blue this election, for voting for Obama and sending the “right signal”… and yet she was the one, in October, who almost lost her own bid for re-election- for stating that Obama has “Anti-American” values.

Next we have Joe Lieberman… boy was he tough on Obama while campaigning for McCain… accusing Obama of cutting off funding for our troops, and claiming that Obama’s top priorities do not include the U.S.A. (Lieberman should talk- he can’t possibly see anything but shit, with his head up Israel’s ass like it is)…

… Now he wants us to think he is so happy our new president-elect won, he’d like to re-join the democratic caucus.

I mean damn, he wants to switch teams- again- just so he can serve our new guy… he’s THAT supportive of Barack Obama.

Just all of a sudden.

Uh huh.

I’d have been cool, had these particular Republicans simply… say… called for a moratorium on all racist/terrorist/anti-American accusations against Obama…  it truly isn’t necessary for them to damn near kill themselves to jump on the “I love Barack Obama” bandwagon.

It makes sense that perhaps some wounds need to be licked- or something.

People sound stupid, trying to convince the public-at-large that they have managed to turn 180 degrees in mere days…

Palin has often looked like she wanted to call for Obama’s death- she certainly allowed others to do so at her rallies… and suddenly we’re God-blessing him, his victory and his beautiful family?

Riiiight.

No one would have blamed the GOP if they had needed to take a month or two off- say, up until the inauguration- to regroup- and then come out in full support of their new democratic president.

This extra-mushy, super-sweet, super-FAKE sign of support is nauseating.

These are the same people that would cut this man’s balls off with a butter knife, first chance they get… Are they really so arrogant as to think we’re buying into this shit?

Puhleez.

Posted in Barack Obama, C-Haze, Elections, Joe Lieberman, John McCain, News, Politics, Presidential Campaign, Religion

Joe Lieberman Needs Joe the Plumber… And Fast

Lieberman, Lieberman, Lieberman!

What in the world are we going to do with you?

Initially I was thinking Lieberman was the king of all flip-floppers… a man without a home… changing parties at the rate normal people change their underwear… just looking for some love.

To summarize… 

Senator Lieberman started out as the star of the Democratic Party, a Senator from Connecticut- a liberal with regards to many social issues (abortion rights, gay and lesbian rights) rising through the ranks to the level of Al Gore’s 2000 running mate.

He was the first Jewish person on a major party’s presidential ticket.

He is also the chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Lieberman, while in the senate, voted with Democrats most of the time, but quickly emerged during the Bush Administration as a strong supporter of the War in Iraq… and has been an extremely vocal advocate of Israel.

The 2000 presidential race, as we all know, didn’t work out so well for the Democrats, so back to the senate Lieberman went… only this time as an Independent.

In 2002, Lieberman co-sponsored a bill in the Senate, a pro-Israel bill (Senate Resolution 247), notoriously tying Israel to the ongoing Middle East controversy.

He famously shouted, from the Senate floor, “You are either with us or with the terrorists”.

By “us”, one can only surmise, he meant Israel.

Lieberman went on to campaign- hard- for John McCain, as he ran for President.

His support of McCain is, at least in part, due to the Republicans’ no-questions-asked, complete and total support of all things Israel.

Barack Obama, meanwhile, won the election and has named a Jewish man his Chief of Staff- Rahm Emanuel.

Now Lieberman is back home in Congress, meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid… trying to convince Reid that he really is a good boy, and deserves another chance to serve the Democratic caucus.

Reid, unfortunately, isn’t nearly as excited as Lieberman had hoped…

… So Lieberman goes running to the GOP, which offers him a position with their caucus.

Lieberman doesn’t accept the position, though he doesn’t turn it down either, and instead looks back to the Democrats to see if they’d like to up the anty a bit, and beg for his return.

Huh.

It’s enough to make your head spin.

What I needed to know is why all this is happening.

Why is Joe Lieberman all over the damn place? How come he just won’t sit still?

Is he a man made of jello, a man who goes wherever he feels the winds of victory are blowing at the time, or is it something deeper than that?

The answer, I have learned, is simple… and can be summed up in a single word:

Israel.

Lieberman puts his country before party…

Which would be cool…

Except…

… Lieberman’s country is Israel, not America.

Scandalous!

Lieberman goes where the friends of Israel go.

This notion was the driving force behind his support of the War in Iraq… it was his motivation to campaign for John McCain during the Presidential election… and his reason for trying to re-join the Democratic caucus once Obama named a Jewish guy as his Chief of Staff.

He was willing to trade in his social-liberal hat- and simply forget about such things as women’s rights, as long as his beloved Israel would benefit.

Now Lieberman is thinking his country– again, we aren’t talking about America- isn’t in as much danger as he thought it would be, with the election of Obama, after all.

Hmm… Suddenly Obama’s looking like he might just be a friend to Israel, not a sworn enemy.

… Guess those liberals weren’t so terrible after all… in fact, they’re starting to look better than ever…

Unfortunately for Lieberman, he may have thrown the Democrats under the bus one time too many.

Quite frankly, we may not be interested in having him around anymore.

He could, of course, accept the GOP’s offer to join their caucus… but what good would it do?

The Republicans no longer have any power in the House or the Senate… and after January 20th, they won’t even have a President who’s willing to even try to do their bidding anymore.

Any good he could hope to do for Israel would have to get through both the legislative and executive branches… branches that are now controlled by Democrats.

Whatever he could come up with would likely be viewed through the eyes of people who feel he has betrayed them.

Joe, it seems, could use a plumber.

… As it looks like he’s been flushed right on down the toilet.

Posted in Barack Obama, C-Haze, Elections, Joe Biden, John McCain, News, Politics, Presidential Campaign, Sarah Palin, War on Terror

John McCain, Sleepy Delegates and Nothing Specific

I am trying to figure out what to say about John McCain’s speech at the convention last night but really am having a tough time.

The speech was… well…

Sad.

Yeah, yeah, I know- I’m a Democrat- and as such, you likely didn’t expect a glowing assessment from me- but even when Sarah Palin spoke the other night, she invoked… something within me… as did Rudy Giuliani, Joe Lieberman and Fred Thompson… even if that something was laughter or disdain… a flash of anger, perhaps.

But…

McCain?

Not so much.

I felt sorry for him.

This moment, this speech, this convention, was supposed to be his.

This was going to be his time to shine… his moment of truth…

Right?

Apparently not.

The entire episode, from start to finish, was uncomfortable.

McCain has never been counted among the greatest speakers in the world, but last night, not only did he not bring his A-Game…

He brought nothing.

Where was the Maverick?

Some of his own delegates fell asleep while the man was talking.

Uh…

That ain’t a good sign.

At no point, other than when talking about his POW experience, did he even say anything specific.

He spent a whole lot of time talking about “change” and serving the “greater good”, finding a “goal greater than yourself”… but never once managed to tell us what changes were coming, what greater good he serves, or what goal he’s encouraging us to reach for that is bigger than ourselves.

What is the plan of action, should he win this election?

He said he’d fought for the “right strategy” in Iraq, but…

What the heck does that mean?

Can I get a specific please? At least that way I could tell if his “right” strategies are “right” for my family, my country and myself.

Was he hoping to come across as a quiet, elderly man, who completely lacks any semblance of passion (except when speaking about himself and his own personal accomplishments from 40 years ago)?

I mean, if that’s what he was trying to do…

Mission Accomplished.

Where was the great warrior? What happened to the man who was going to grab this country by the ass and change us forever? 

Clearly The-Great-John-McCain was absent last night… perhaps having taken advantage of some cozy St. Paul diner’s early bird special and turning in early for the night… or something… because the man I saw take the stage…

… Had obviously already retired for the evening…

Way prior to his own opening remarks.

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GOP, Law and Order, and Straight Up Panic

So I know every last one of us are watching the dog and pony show Republican National Convention each and every night with bated breath…

Right?

Of course we are.

So last night (Tuesday), we heard from a whole buncha folks, including our own esteemed Prez Bush (via satellite- he wasn’t coming anywhere near this thing was monitoring the Hurricane Gustav situation from the White House).

My favorite speaker of the night was Fred Thompson (no, no, not Lieberman… he’s not Christian).

Did I like what Thompson had to say?

Well, you know…

Like is such a strong word…

… But I tell you what, I won’t view those Law and Order reruns on TNT the same way ever again!

What really struck me about his speech were his comments about how he believes Sara Palin was a great choice for veep, and that liberals are in a panic over McCain’s choice.

I laughed.

Oh wait- he was being serious?

I’m sorry… I thought he was being funny…

I love how the GOP is talkin’ out of both sides of their mouths right about now…

Cuz it was just today, actually, that two Republican pundits- Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy- were caught on tape ‘disparaging’ Mrs. Palin.

“It’s over,” Noonan said.

When Chuck Todd asked her if this was the most qualified woman the Republicans could nominate, Noonan responded, “The most qualified? No. I think they went for this, excuse me, political bullshit about narratives. Every time the Republicans do that, because that’s not where they live and that’s not what they’re good at, they blow it.”

Murphy characterized the choices as “cynical” and “gimmicky.”

Seems like perhaps good ol’ Fred Thompson got it backwords, eh?

Personally, I’m not panicking in the slightest…

Looks like the GOP’s all over that particular market.