Thursday, December 21, 2006

Earth quakes in the politcal landscape

Holy Mother of God. Bush has lost John the Ponderous Powerline Pundit. I didn't think I'd live to see the day when he would be dissing the Dubya. Of course, it's probably just a temporary lapse of sanity.

Wait a minute, I just started reading. Now I'm just floored. Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle.
BARNICLE: The deaths in this war right now, at this stage in our life, our political life, our national life, and especially if there‘s a surge in troops in Baghdad—the deaths of American soldiers verges now on the criminal. And I don‘t think that‘s too strong a statement. It verges on the criminal. There‘s no plan. There‘s only this poppycock that you get from the president of the United States, who says one thing one moment, another thing the next moment, and he can‘t figure out what he is saying.

SCARBOROUGH: So what‘s going on there, Mike?

BARNICLE: What is going on there? I think you have a president totally isolated from reality, totally delusional, kind of paranoid, figuring that everyone‘s against him, including his own Joint Chiefs of Staff, figuring that history 30, 40 years from now is going to prove him correct.
Read that whole transcript for your own "jaw hits floor" moment. A month ago these same guys were calling us traitors and appeasers and surrender monkeys for saying the exact same thing. It's been a long while since I used these words, but I feel a real sea change in the air.
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6 Comments:

Anonymous lester said...

I call in to barnicles show sometimes. he's a good guy

9:55:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I used to like him when he wrote for the Globe. Didn't he get fired for plagarism or something though?

10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous lester said...

it wasn't really plagerism. he just told some jokes in the column and it turned out they were like copyrighted george carlin jokes. But they had to fire him because they had fired a black woman columnist for inventing stories so they didn't want to look racist. but she really did makes stuff up.

10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I remember it wasn't anything all that serious and thinking he had gotten kind of raw deal at the time. I'm in awe of your memory Lester. That was a long time ago.

2:49:00 PM  
Anonymous romunov said...

I've noticed this shift by the right wing from Dubya a while ago. Example: Andrew Sullivan on Real Time by Bill Maher. One time he's calling anti-Bush people traitors, and how wonderful George is, one year later, he "was lied to about WMDs" and so on... It's crap after crap. Tar them all I say.

12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

To be fair to Andy, he jumped ship a long time ago and the rightwing nuts hate him now.

But you're right in general, the wingnutia should be laughed out of town. At this point, I don't take them that seriously. That whole scene has become kind of a closed circle. It's an echo chamber. They're only talking to each other now.

6:43:00 PM  

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