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Is Rush Limbaugh on Drugs Again, or Simply the World's Biggest Ego Trip?

BENEATH THE SPIN • ERIC L. WATTREE

Is Rush Limbaugh on Drugs Again, or Simply the World's Biggest Ego Trip?

 

Ultra Conservative Political shock jock, Rush Limbaugh, seems to have finally slipped off the reservation. It is hard to know whether he's back on drugs, or if the recent election returns have caused him to lose his mind all together.

Adults In Charge

Back in 2001, during the first days of the Bush presidency, Peggy Noonan (reflecting a Republican meme of the time) wrote:

It continues to look as if the adults are in charge, and Mr. Bush is looking like a young man who's up to it and maybe more than up to it.

Well, as we now know, they weren’t, he wasn’t, and he could never be. The childishness of his administration, it’s petulance and ego-centrism, wrecked our standing in the world and even spilled over into the campaign to replace Bush: All of those complaints that Obama would rather talk to an enemy than fight.

AP Poll - Setup for a Stolen Election?

Promote by Roxy - originally posted 2008-10-24 02:44

Setup for a Stolen Election?

AP Poll "Tightens" Race to a Point

Michael Collins

The Associated press came out with a remarkable poll Thursday.  It claimed that the presidential race had tightened from the consistent leads Obama has shown over the past weeks to become one of those "too close to call" national elections.  Their poll, conducted by German polling firm GfK, showed 44% for Obama and 43% for McCain.

How could this be?  In the Real Clear Politics average of major national polls, Oct 24, Obama's average lead is 7.5%.  The four national polls conducted on the same days as the AP poll show an average 9.2% Obama lead.  The polls after the AP "tightening" effort shows an 8.7% Obama lead.  Clearly the AP-GfK poll is an exception or outlier, as those are called.

Yet the AP presents this as news, not opinion.

Johnny and the Warmongers Part II

by Jeff Huber

Part I describes how John McCain became indebted to the neoconservative cabal when he gained their support by endorsing the Iraq surge stratagem. Part II examines McCain's taste in bedfellows.

The thing I dread most about a John McCain presidency is that he gets that phone call at three in the morning and actually wakes up to answer it. McCain best illustrated the sound judgment he claims to have when he voted to invade Iraq, followed by his echoing Dick Cheney's line that "the Iraqi people will greet us as liberators.” Then there's his choice of running mates.

I've heard the excuse that, well, Sarah Palin wasn't McCain's pick of prospective veeps, that his advisors pushed her on him. If that's true, it only goes to show how bad McCain's judgment in choosing advisers is and his utter inability to judge when he's getting bad advice. In the foreign policy realm, McCain has shown the same misplaced trust in the same woebegone wonks that young Mr. Bush listened to.

Nick Benton's Corner: Why Obama Pulled His Punches

Posted with permission from Nicholas Benton, owner/editor of the Fall Church News Press

Why Obama Pulled His Punches
by Nicholas Benton

Had Sen. Barack Obama really unloaded on Sen. John McCain in the second presidential debate, as he could have, the outcome of the election would be assured.

It has to be assumed that Obama was cautioned against telling the real truth about the economy, because doing so would send it tail-spinning only faster toward, potentially, another Great Depression.

Obama could have recited, chapter and verse, every major vote by McCain to support deregulation and the economic policies that have created the current meltdown. Instead, he limited it to saying McCain voted for four out of five Bush budgets.

Obama could have unraveled, tagged and explained major components of the incredible bundle of special favors and exceptions that fueled the financial feeding frenzy that spun completely out of control in the last four years.

Let Them Eat Sand


by Jeff Huber

I thought Prime Minister Nuri al Maliki showed state fair size baby makers when he told us to start packing our caissons and hit the dusty trail that leads out of Iraq. Then General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, the closest thing Pakistan has to a head of state, did Maliki one better when he announced that "no external force" would be allowed to conduct operations inside his country.

But Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammad Omar took the blue ribbon when he told U.S. and NATO commanders that yeah, he'd negotiate; he'd negotiate how's about you accept safe passage the hell out of Afghanistan or I whip you like a Russian stepchild?

We can regard this kind of treatment from Iraq and the Bananastans in one of two ways: we can take umbrage and continue to dig ourselves China-ward, or we can think of it as a gift horse and not show bad form by dwelling on its third world dental work.

Baffle Them with Warfare

by Jeff Huber

John McCain…knows how to win a war.

--Sarah Palin

My matriculation at the United States Naval War College left me with an indelible regard for the wisdom of Ernie Pyle's admonition that in war "nobody really knows what he's doing." As a scholarly discipline, war doesn’t even have a coherent vocabulary. Almost everyone agrees that "center of gravity" is a vital concept, and that it must always be the object of our efforts, but almost nobody agrees on what a center of gravity is.

If you ask a Marine Corps warfare expert, he'll tell you there can only be one center of gravity, but that's only because Marines can't remember more than one. If you ask a naval aviator, he'll say the center of gravity is always an aircraft carrier. An Air Force general will tell you that a center of gravity is anything he can bomb, which is just about everything, so you better buy him a whole lot of expensive bombers so he can bomb all the centers of gravity and a whole lot of expensive fighters to keep the expensive bombers from getting shot down. If you ask any Army general who's been involved in running the Iraq war what a center of gravity is, he'll start breathing through his mouth, and if you ask John McCain he'll tell you the story about the prison guard who drew a crucifix in the dirt with his toe.

Vets on McCain & Life On The Ledge

The following video ad was produced by veteran inlookout and linked, in the replys, in an initial writeup posted at Vet Voice after the Debate.

John McCain Loves Cutting Veterans Health Benefits

This is what is in the video description:

An Open Letter from Kelsie to John McCain - Thou shalt not kill

A hundred years is a long time.

It will probably be only part of a lifetime for Kelsie and her sister who weren't born when they laid the plans of a war for the New American Century.

A smart kid can see real far into the future and Kelsie doesn't need to grow up to understand she wants no part of that vision.

[...with permission, from http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=vndUiYS_HRA]

Nick Benton's Corner: The Perils of Palin

Posted with the permission of Nicholas Benton owner/editor of the Falls Church News Press.

The Perils of Palin
by Nicholas Benton

In the intense global competition among current and emerging superpowers, it is clear to almost all parties involved that the development of science and technology, and the cultivation of "human capital" through mass education and training in those and other disciplines, will determine how things play out.

It is in light of this that the leaders of the U.S.'s major competitors are slapping their knees and rolling on the floor in laughter at the prospect the U.S. may choose to be led by someone who believes the universe was created in a week, and is 5,000 years old.

Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, because she may become a heartbeat from the U.S. presidency, is a menace to U.S. strategic and national security interests.