Friday, May 30, 2008
Read this article, and imagine what the MSM's reaction would have been in these same ridiculous statements had been made by George W. Bush, or John McCain, or any other Republican for that matter.
The Obama Gaffe Machine
For months, Barack Obama has had the image of an incandescent, golden-tongued Wundercandidate. That image may be fraying now.
As smart and credentialed as he is, Sen. Obama is often an indifferent speaker without a teleprompter. He has large gaps in his knowledge base, and is just as likely to dig in and embrace a policy misstatement as abandon it. ABC reporter Jake Tapper calls him "a one-man gaffe machine."
Take the Auschwitz flub, where Mr. Obama erroneously claimed last weekend in New Mexico that his uncle helped liberate the Nazi concentration camp. Reporters noted Mr. Obama's revised claim, that it was his great uncle who helped liberate Buchenwald. They largely downplayed the error. Yet in another, earlier gaffe back in 2002, Mr. Obama claimed his grandfather knew U.S. troops who liberated Auschwitz and Treblinka – even though only Russian troops entered those concentration camps.
That hardly disqualifies Mr. Obama from being president. But you can bet that if Hillary Clinton had done the same thing it would have been the focus of much more attention, especially after her Bosnia sniper-fire fib. That's because gaffes are often blown up or downplayed based on whether or not they further a story line the media has attached to a politician.
When John McCain claimed, while on a trip to Iraq in March, that Sunni (as opposed to Shiite) militants in Iraq are being supported by Iran, coverage of the alleged blunder tracked Democratic attacks on his age and stamina. (In fact, Iran may well be supplying both Sunni and Shiite militants.) Dan Quayle, tagged with a reputation as a dumb blond male, never lived down his misspelling of "potatoe."
Mr. Obama, a former editor of the Harvard Law Review, has largely been given a pass for his gaffes. Many are trivial, such as his suggestion this month that America has 57 states, and his bizarre statement in a Memorial Day speech in New Mexico that America's "fallen heroes" were present and listening to him in the audience.
Some gaffes involve mangling his family history. Last year in Selma, Ala., for example, he said that his birth was inspired by events there which took place four years after he was born. While this gaffe can be chalked up to fatigue or cloudy memory, others are more substantive – such as his denial last April that it was his handwriting on a questionnaire in which, as a state senate candidate, he favored a ban on handguns. His campaign now contends that, even if it was his handwriting, this doesn't prove he read the full questionnaire.
Mr. Obama told a Portland, Ore., crowd this month that Iran doesn't "pose a serious threat to us," saying that "tiny countries" with small defense budgets aren't much to worry about. But Iran has almost one-fourth the population of the U.S. and is well on its way to developing nuclear weapons. The next day Mr. Obama had to reverse himself and declare he had "made it clear for years that the threat from Iran is grave."
Last week in Orlando, Fla., he said he would meet with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chávez to discuss, among other issues, Chávez's support of the Marxist FARC guerrillas in Colombia. The next day, in Miami, he insisted any country supporting the FARC should suffer "regional isolation." Obama advisers were left explaining how this circle could be squared.
In a debate last July, Mr. Obama pledged to meet, without precondition, the leaders of Iran, North Korea, Syria and Cuba. He called President Bush's refusal to meet with them "ridiculous" and a "disgrace."
Heavily criticized, Mr. Obama dug in rather than backtrack. He's claimed, in defense of his position, that John F. Kennedy's 1961 summit with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in Vienna was a crucial meeting that led to the end of the Cold War.
Not quite. Kennedy himself admitted he was unprepared for Khrushchev's bullying. "He beat the hell out of me," Kennedy confided to advisers. The Soviet leader reported to his Politburo that the American president was weak. Two months later, the Berlin Wall was erected and stood for 28 years.
Reporters may now give Mr. Obama's many gaffes more notice. But don't count on them correcting an implicit bias in writing about such faux pas.
Over the years, reporters have tagged a long list of conservative public figures, from Barry Goldwater to Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush, as dim and uninformed. The reputation of some of these men has improved over time. But can anyone name a leading liberal figure who has developed a similar media reputation, even though the likes of Al Gore, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have committed substantial gaffes at times? No reporter I've talked to has come up with a solid example.
It's clear some gaffes are considered more newsworthy than others. But it would behoove the media to check their premises when deciding just how much attention to pay to them. The best guideline might be: Show some restraint and judgment, but report them all.
So far in debates where he is questioned and not pampered, Obama folds and "uhs" and "ahs" his way to some ridiculous answer. In hearings where he questioned General David Petraeus, Obama came off looking like an intellectual lightweight.
All Obama seems to be able to do right is give speeches where he repeats "change" and "hope."
In short, Barack Obama may be the least prepared man to be President in the last 100 years, with Woodrow Wilson a close second.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
More than you would think. She believes that Iran is responsible for peace in Iraq. Not American troops, but Iran.
Nancy Pelosi: Asshole Extraordinaire.
Pelosi Credits Iran’s “Goodwill” for Surge Success
In an interview yesterday with the San Francisco Chronicle, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed the U.S. troop surge failed to accomplish its goal. She then partially credited the success of the troop surge to “the goodwill of the Iranians,” claiming that they were responsible for ending violence in the southern city of Basra.
Asked if she saw any evidence of the surge’s positive impact on her May 17 trip to Iraq she responded:
Well, the purpose of the surge was to provide a secure space, a time for the political change to occur to accomplish the reconciliation. That didn’t happen. Whatever the military success, and progress that may have been made, the surge didn’t accomplish its goal. And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians-they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities-the Iranians.
The response from the media? Ignorance, as these comments were virtually unreported.
The American media, with few exceptions, is in the pockets of the Democrats. They will lie and cover up every slander, lie, and faux pas to get that party of sickos elected.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
To anyone with an IQ above 3, Keith Dimbulbermann, the washed up sports anchor who hosts MSDNC's "Countdown," is auditioning to be Barack Obama's press secretary if the inexperienced Senator gets elected President. But the Dimbulb has a poor and shoddy record - in addition to harrassing women and forcing them to take out restraining orders against him, the Dimbulb also has a tendency to have nervous breakdowns and leave his place of employment.
According to insiders at MSDNC, that time may be coming.
And, as we like to say, let it come.
ANCHOR'S ADRIFT AGAIN
May 19, 2008 -- IS Keith Olbermann, MSNBC's top-rated anchor, on the verge of yet another professional meltdown? His feuding with "Hardball" host Chris Matthews is nothing new. But now we're told notoriously odd Olbermann is lashing out at the rest of his network's talking heads. During West Virginia primary coverage the other night, Olbermann began pounding the table when lead White House reporter David Gregory didn't wrap his segment quickly enough to satisfy him. Olbermann recently encouraged management to oust the cable channel's lone conservative, Tucker Carlson, and it's also no secret among producers that Olbermann refuses to introduce Dan Abrams' show, which follows his own. Olbermann walked out of MSNBC years ago in a huff after also blowing up at ESPN, so TV insiders are curious if this recent behavior is a sign that history will repeat itself. MSNBC did not respond to our calls and e-mails seeking comment.
Of course MSDNC did not comment - the Dimbulb has the only show on the whole rotten network that has more than 3 people watching at any one time.
However, here is hoping that the Dimbulb cracks up. He would look good in a straitjacket.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Paranoia is described as what happens when one starts to blame those around a person, rather than the person themself, for perceived wrongs and slights, or, in a presidential campaign, for the message getting out about how one specific US Senator from Illinois with only 3 years experience and who is naive as hell when it comes to this nation's security, who of course shall remain nameless.
Take note now that Barack Obama is blaming his defeat this coming Tuesday in Kentucky on...ready for it?...Fox News.
It seems, according to Obama, that Fox News is saying bad things about him.
Obama blames Fox News, e-mail for likely loss in Kentucky
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, facing a likely defeat in next Tuesday's primary election, won't travel to Kentucky before the voting, but said he hopes to have much more time to win over Kentucky voters before the November general election.
He also blamed Fox News for disseminating "rumors" about him and said that that and e-mails filled with misinformation that have been "systematically" dispersed have hurt him in Kentucky.
Obama has been trying to introduce himself to Kentuckians using a series of biographical TV ads, as well as fliers, including one that shows him at a pulpit in front of a church’s cross and pipe organ.
He acknowledged that he’s trying to “reverse a lot of misconceptions” about his background. He is a Christian, although some e-mail chains have said he is a Muslim.
“Part of it is because there have been these e-mails that have been sent out very systematically, presumably by various political opponents, although I don’t know who,” he said. “And there are a lot of voters who get their news from Fox News. Fox has been pumping up rumors about my religious beliefs or my patriotism or what have you since the beginning of the campaign.”
Of course, not one reporter asked Obama, "Where are these e-mails? Can you show them to us? Or to one story on Fox News where they said you are really a Muslim?"
And if he was asked, Obama's paranoia would shine through because no stories have been done on any "rumors" about Obama's Muslim background. And those e-mails? How about showing them to us, huh, Senator?
However, it may be that Obama and his crowd are simply paranoid and delusional. Get this one, which is buried near the end of this story:
And he said he and Clinton match up similarly against Republican nominee John McCain. Both trail McCain, the U.S. Senator from Arizona, by double digits in a Herald-Leader/WKYT poll of 600 likely general election voters. McCain leads Clinton by 12 points and Obama by 25 points.
That's right - according to Obama, Clinton loses to McCain by 12 points, and he loses by 25 points, but they "match up similarly" against McCain.
That means that Downies believe that losing by 12 points is the same as losing by 25 points.
And this man wants us to elect him as President, when he can barely count. Sheesh.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Barack Obama is mad as hell that Hamas, the Palestinian terrorist group, endorsed him for President. Now, however, it has emerged that one of his aides was talking to Hamas.
About what? What kind of aid he would give them if elected President? How he can invite them to the White House for tea?
Barack Obama sacks adviser over talks with Hamas
One of Barack Obama’s Middle East policy advisers disclosed yesterday that he had held meetings with the militant Palestinian group Hamas – prompting the likely Democratic nominee to sever all links with him.
Robert Malley told The Times that he had been in regular contact with Hamas, which controls Gaza and is listed by the US State Department as a terrorist organisation. Such talks, he stressed, were related to his work for a conflict resolution think-tank and had no connection with his position on Mr Obama’s Middle East advisory council.
“I’ve never hidden the fact that in my job with the International Crisis Group I meet all kinds of people,” he added.
Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for Mr Obama, responded swiftly: “Rob Malley has, like hundreds of other experts, provided informal advice to the campaign in the past. He has no formal role in the campaign and he will not play any role in the future.” The rapid departure of Mr Malley followed 48 hours of heated clashes between John McCain, the Republican nominee-elect, and Mr Obama over Middle East policy.
Once this guy was a key aide, and now he is just a lackey who can be fired at will.
What was his role? Obviously, he is (and now was) a key advisor to Obama on the Middle East. And he is talking to Hamas?
What kind of shit is this? And why did this end up in a British newspaper and not on page one of every American newspaper? Are the MSM so desperate to have this scumbag Obama win that they will not even report anything bad about him unless forced to at gunpoint?
Saturday, May 10, 2008
It appears that the British, despite being hit by terrorism from Islamic nutjobs, are still not serious enough about fighting the Muslim scum in their midst. One of Osama bin Laden's allies, who got sanctuary in England by saying he was going to be tortured in Jordan (tortured in Osamaese is "getting caught"), will now be released because Britain cannot find a country to deport him to without getting assurances that he won't be tortured.
This is what happens when the Left instills its values on everyone else: horseshit, bullshit, and bullcrap.
Osama bin Laden's 'right-hand man' Abu Qatada wins bail fight
An extremist Muslim cleric regarded as Osama bin Laden’s “spiritual ambassador in Europe” must be released on bail, a judge ruled yesterday.
Abu Qatada, 48, who won his legal fight against deportation to Jordan last month, will be freed from prison under strict bail conditions, amounting to 22-hour house arrest, despite being deemed a threat to national security.
The cleric applied to the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (SIAC) for bail on the ground that it was inhumane to detain him indefinitely if there was no prospect of his being deported.
The order by Mr Justice Mitting to release him is the latest in a series of judicial decisions that undermine the Government’s stance on terrorism. In the past year, the courts have in effect rewritten sections of terrorism legislation and ruled that financial sanctions on terrorist suspects were absurd and unlawful.
The earlier judgment on Abu Qatada’s deportation wrecked the policy of drawing up “memoranda of understanding” for the return of suspects to Middle East countries with poor human rights records. Further embarrassments are likely to follow. The Times understands that the head of an Algerian terrorist network that allegedly plotted bomb attacks in Europe and North America is seeking to be released because the courts have thwarted attempts to deport him.
Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, said she was “extremely disappointed” that the courts had ruled Abu Qatada should be freed.
Wow! The British government was "disappointed"! Whoopee!
What the British should do is take this thug to the airport, fly him over the ocean, and at about 30,000 feet open the door and wave bye-bye to him. Oh, and remember not to give him a parachute.
Guess what? Problem over, and, best of all: he wasn't tortured in Jordan!
Friday, May 09, 2008
Imagine for a second if a noted conservative radio host had been caught with child porn, and faced five years in prison. It would be a top story, right? Keith Dimbulb would be having a ball, right? The New York Times would take time off from their fundraising for Barack Obama to crow about it, right?
So, what does the mainstream media do when a fellow liberal who hates George W. Bush is caught with child porn? Ignore the story, that's what.
The Left is disgustingly typical.
Bernie Ward admits to child porn in plea deal
Bernie Ward, the most prominent liberal voice on Bay Area talk radio for more than two decades, admitted Thursday to distribution of child pornography by e-mail in a plea deal that will send him to federal prison for at least five years.
Ward, 57, a former Roman Catholic priest, was a fixture on KGO-AM 810 for three hours every weeknight, known in recent years for his fervent denunciations of President Bush and the war in Iraq during his news talk show. He also hosted "God Talk," a Sunday morning program on religion, and was a prolific fundraiser for the station's charity drives.
But his career disintegrated Dec. 6 with the unsealing of a federal grand jury indictment, issued three months earlier, that charged him with two counts of distributing and one count of receiving Internet images of child pornography. KGO fired him Dec. 31.
At a 30-minute hearing in federal court in San Francisco, Ward admitted he was guilty of a single charge of distributing child pornography, saying it involved "exchanging an image of a minor engaged in sexually explicit activity" in December 2004. The plea agreement he signed, quoted in court, contained an admission that he had sent between 15 and 150 pornographic images via e-mail.
The disgusting scumbag tried to argue that he was researching a book, until chatlogs of his discussions with a dominatrix were found in which he talked about naked children and never mentioned a book.
Notice that the local US Attorney in SanFran refused to take this case - defending the defensible in Sicko City?
Good riddance, Bernie Ward. Here's hoping more liberals follow you right to prison.
Thursday, May 08, 2008
One thing about the numbnuts of the Left that you can always be sure of - no matter what wacky, psychotic thing they may do to advance their demented causes, never say that they have reached the bottom.
Because the Left always betters themselves the next time and reaches even further into the bottom.
Case in point: the fruitpies at Code Pinkeye, the lesbian man-hating and America-hating outfit is now using witchcraft to protest our troops and try to end the war in Iraq.
As said before, the Left always tries to dig a little deeper to show just how delusional they truly are.
Code Pink Protesters Try Witchcraft at Anti-Marine Rallies
Code Pink is now resorting to witchcraft to beef up the number of its supporters protesting a controversial Marine Corps Recruiting Center in Berkeley, Calif.
The women's anti-war group has told ralliers to come equipped with spells and pointy hats Friday for "witches, crones and sirens" day, the last of the group's weeklong homage to Mother's Day.
"Women are coming to cast spells and do rituals and to impart wisdom to figure out how we're going to end war," Zanne Sam Joi of Bay Area Code Pink told FOXNews.com.
The group's week of themed protests, which included days to galvanize grannies and bring-your-daughter-to-protest, appears to have done little to boost its flagging numbers.
A FOX News camera, which has a 24/7 live shot of the recruiting center's front door, recorded little action, and the gatherings have, until this point, been ill attended.
In February, the Marine Corps Recruiting Center was the site of fierce pro- and anti-war protests. It made national headlines when Berkeley's city council voted to send a letter to the recruiting station advising the Marines they were not welcome. Council members later moderated their position, saying they oppose the war in Iraq but support the troops.
Code Pink — which was given parking and noise permits by the city council and is allowed to protest during the recruiting center's business hours — has been protesting daily since September.
The group frequently announces bizarre theme weeks in front of the office, but their numbers have been dwindling and the events get little media attention.
Now, after three months of continual protest, their actions barely capture the attention of even the Marines at the recruiting center.
Capt. John Paul Wheatcroft said he's unfazed by Code Pink's antics.
"They're always in pink and wear funny things, half-shaved heads, one side with hair and the other one bald, yeah, I'm pretty much used to anything," he told FOXNews.com.
Yep, the American Left continues on its path of eventual destruction, someone we all wish for.
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has done irreparable damage to Barack Obama, a new poll shows.
No shit, folks. We could have told you about that three months ago.
Obama damaged by Wright flap: USA Today/Gallup poll
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama's standing has been significantly damaged by the controversy over his former pastor, according to USA Today/Gallup poll published on Monday.
The poll showed Hillary Clinton leading Obama 51 percent to 44 percent nationally among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters, in contrast to a CBS News/New York Times survey released on Sunday that had Obama leading Clinton by 12 points.
Clinton and Obama face voting contests on Tuesday in North Carolina and Indiana, the next steps in their battle for the Democratic presidential nomination to take on presumptive Republican nominee John McCain in the November election.
The USA Today/Gallup results were a sharp reversal from two weeks ago, before the latest controversy over the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, when Obama led Clinton by 10 percentage points. The Thursday-through-Saturday survey had a 5 percentage-point margin of error.
USA Today said the results showed the Wright controversy had raised questions for some voters about Obama's values, credibility and electability.
By contrast, the CBS News/New York Times poll released on Sunday showed the Illinois senator leading Clinton 50 percent to 38 percent among Democratic voters and said 60 percent approved of how Obama handled the furor over the Chicago minister's public comments.
That poll surveyed 671 adults, including 283 Democratic primary voters, last Thursday through Saturday.
Wright has angered many voters with repeated statements that the September 11 attacks were retribution for U.S. foreign policies and that the U.S. government had a hand in spreading AIDS to harm blacks. Obama has publicly severed ties with Wright.
Obama sought to put controversy behind him on Monday, the eve of Democratic Party showdowns against Clinton in Indiana and North Carolina.
"We've probably taken as many hits as anybody has in this presidential campaign. Senator Clinton has not. John McCain certainly has not, and yet I'm still here and competitive in both North Carolina and Indiana," Obama told CNN.
The USA Today poll said one-third of primary voters were less likely to vote for Obama because of his ties to Wright.
Of course, note that the NY Times, the shill for Obama, has a poll showing Wright helping Obama. Is that realistic? Or it just another NY Times/liberal lie to cover Obama's lying ass?
Of course, one of the problems Obama is having is "connecting" with working people - a problem which arose when he mocked them as morons because they didn't vote for him. Now, according to his wife, Obama is holding in his "temper" at all of the truths being told about him.
Is Barack gonna cry? Shucks!
Michelle Obama: Barack has hit boiling point
Michelle Obama lifted the lid on the irritation felt by the leading Democrat candidate for the White House at the way anti-American outbursts by his pastor, Jeremiah Wright, have dogged his campaign.
He is said to be itching to turn all his fire on John McCain, the Republican candidate, who is benefiting most from Mr Obama's protracted tussle with Hillary Clinton.
Mrs Obama told a rally in Durham, North Carolina, on Friday that only her husband's desire to change US politics had helped him to control his feelings: "Barack is always thinking three steps ahead – what do we need to do to make change."
Her husband was thinking "I can't let my ego, my anger, my frustration get in the way of the ultimate goal," she said.
That "ultimate goal"? Take over America by fooling mass numbers of imbecilic liberals and then destroy it once you have taken it over.
Fortunately, Obama is such an empty suit that he is giving his political opponents the rope from which he will hang himself.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Howard Dean and the Dipshit National Committee (DNC) are running ads implying that John McCain wants to keep troops in Iraq for 100 years while they keep dying. Of course, McCain said the complete opposite, but never leave it to liberals or the Downercrats to make shit up out of whole cloth.
However, while appearing on Fox News Sunday, Dean, who should be in a strait-jacket, went one better: he believes that any mention by Republicans of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his ties to Obama is race baiting.
Understand that now? Mention Obama's ties to a white-hating, America-hating anti-Semitic nutjob, and it is race baiting.
Transcript: Howard Dean on 'FOX News Sunday'
DEAN: Chris, the Republicans — for the last 30 years, the Republican book is to race bait and to use hate and divisiveness. In 2006, the American people said no to that, and I think they're going to say no to that in 2008.
It is true that the economy, the war and health care are more important to the American people. They are tired of the divisiveness of what the Republicans have done to them, and that's why the Republicans are in trouble, deep trouble.
WALLACE: Governor, are you suggesting...
DEAN: Eight more years of George Bush is not what we need.
WALLACE: Governor, are you suggesting that bringing up Jeremiah Wright is race baiting, and hate and divisive?
DEAN: Yeah, I am suggesting that kind of stuff. I think when you start bringing up candidates that have nothing to do with the issue — when you start bringing up things that have nothing to do with the candidate and nothing to do with the issues, that's race baiting, and that's exactly what it is, just like Willie Horton was race baiting so many years ago.
I think we're going to take a — we're going to turn the page on this stuff. I tell you, you know, there's a lot of difference between the Republicans and the Democrats on issues, but the biggest issue of all is we don't use this kind of stuff. We never have used this kind of stuff, and we're not going to start now.
America is more important than the Republican Party, and that's the lesson that the voters are about to teach the Republicans.
WALLACE: But, Governor, I've got to tell you, when I interviewed Barack Obama last week, he said he thought that the Reverend Wright issue was a legitimate political issue — his words.
DEAN: Well, he can say whatever he wants. I'm going to say whatever I want. I'm not getting into Reverend Wright. He's caused enough trouble for our country over the last several weeks.
What I am going to say is that I think America — the American people want a united country. For the first time in 30 years, they want us to stop hating each other. They want us to work together. And I think that's what the issue is. That's what our message is going to be.
And we're not going to get into all this stuff about divisive figures. We're just not going to do it.
Howard Dean: he defines the word "scumbag."
Message to Howie: You can call us race baiting bigots, but you are going to become quite educated in the hatred of Jeremiah Wright and his ties to Barack Obama over the next few months, and if you don't like it you can go fuck yourself.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
We are in receipt of fantastic news from Britain today, as yesterday's elections were devastating for British Labour, and, at the same time, London Mayor "Red Ken" Livingstone, a racist anti-Semitic pro-Islamic fruitcake, was decisively beaten by Tory Boris Johnson.
And in better news, fellow pro-Islamic nutjob George "I Wanted to Suck Saddam Hussein's Cock" Galloway was defeated in a landslide for a seat in the London Assembly, whatever that is.
Two scumbags gone in one day. What a great piece of news for the British people, for the world, and for humanity and good common sense.
Galloway facing defeat in bid for London Assembly seat
QUESTIONS were being raised tonight (Friday) about MP George Galloway's future political career after his bid for election to the London Assembly ended in a crushing defeat.
His apparent failure to capture more than five percent of the 'pan London' Party List vote without even a particularly strong showing in what he thought would be his East End 'heartland' raised doubts about whether he could mount a future victorious re-election campaign for Westminster in the Poplar & Limehouse constituency.
The Galloway-led Party List vote was pushed into third place in the City & East constituency, behind Labour and Tories, with around 20,000 votes, just above the BNP.
Mutterings among his foes on the Left List suggested his defeat meant the end to the Scot as a 'political animal.'
Good riddance, Georgie!
And now, the end of Ken Livingstone, a Jew-hating motherfucker.
Labour in crisis after Boris Johnson is elected as mayor
BORIS Johnson signed on as the Mayor of London yesterday after his victory sealed a poll disaster for Labour.
The bumbling journalist-turned-Tory MP beat Ken Livingstone to take charge in the capital. He officially became mayor at a ceremony yesterday and said his priority was to cut crime.
His victory came after Labour's worst defeat for 40 years in the English council elections.
The lesson here is that Labour sucks. The Left sucks. And if you like Labour in England, or Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, then you will love it if Barack Obama somehow becomes President. And if he does, that will be the end of America as we know it.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
For some reason, Downercrats and their liberal allies believe that instead of going on Fox News and arguing their points they should merely boycott Fox and be done with it.
That shit worked for a long time, but, for some reason, even the Downies are coming to realize that going on CNN and MSNBC, where ratings are low, is preaching to the choir.
So, in the past two weeks, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and even nutcase extraordinaire Howard "Aaarggghhh!" Dean have gone on Fox.
Of course, the liberal idjits who run their party are not happy. Not happy at all.
Fox trumps Netroots; bloggers rebel
The nation’s top Democrats are suddenly rushing to appear on the Fox News Channel, which they once had shunned as enemy territory as the nemesis of liberal bloggers.
The détente with Fox has provoked a backlash from progressive bloggers, who contend the party’s leaders are turning their backs on the base — and lending credibility and legitimacy to the network liberals love to hate — in a quest for a few swing votes.
In a span of eight days, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY.) and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean are all taking their seats with the network that calls itself “fair and balanced” but is widely viewed as skewing conservative.
With the party’s presidential contest reduced to hand-to-hand combat, Democrats are turning to the ratings leader among cable news channels in a clear rebuff to the liberal activists known as the Netroots.
Markos Moulitsas, founder of the leading liberal site Daily Kos, told Politico’s Michael Calderone: "Democrats are being idiotic by going on that network.”
Ari Melber, the Net movement correspondent for The Nation, told Politico by phone that progressive activists and the Netroots are “not happy about it.”
“I don’t think that it is tenable to completely neglect or ignore what your base wants,” Melber said.
The Democratic leaders’ new openness to Fox reflects the liberal left’s diminishing power, at least at this point in the political cycle. Once feared by the Democratic candidates, these activists are now viewed at least in part as an impediment to winning the broad swatch of support needed to clinch the nomination.
The desperation of the Downies as a whole, matched with the increasing paranoia and hatred of their membership, is a great sign for those of us who continue to love America.