Thursday, November 29, 2007

Ignore the man behind the curtain

By Capt. Fogg

How anyone can think that anyone in the latest TV blabberfest is presidential material is beyond me. The latest nausea inducing exhibition featured Bible waving and professions of faith and idiotic declarations like Fabulous Fred Thompson's "A nation that cannot and will not defend its own borders will not forever remain a sovereign nation." Isn't anyone tired of xenophobia as a crucial issue at a time when we face economic disaster and another war without end? Funny that we were a sovereign nation for most of our history of unguarded borders and that New York was a sanctuary city for the forbears of just about everybody listening to the actors on stage in St Petersburg.

Funny too, that the media isn't making much of the polls showing a preference for Ron Paul's arguments other to mention that McCain told us Paul's policies are the type that facilitated Hitler's rise to power. And here I thought it was the Germans who elected him. Not only is it getting harder to ignore Paul, it's requiring that once again, Fox News ignore it's own numbers. The nervous laugh and the near hysteria of Hannity's declarations of disbelief are music to my ears.

Cross posted from Human Voices

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ron isn't great style wise in these debates, but on substance he is much closer to where america is than any of those other clowns.

one telling moment was when the young woman in the hijab asked what they would do to improve americas image in the muslim world. they responded by demonstrating why we have a horrible image in the muslim world: war sloganeering and assertations of our divine right to police them. Rudy tried a little, but his knowledge of foreign policy and human decency is such that he could not really fathom what the woman was saying.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...


republicans force primary voters to sign loyalty oath.

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Blogger Swampcracker said...

What impressed me most about the Republican debate was this uncanny feeling of having traveled 400 years into the past. And I used to think human progress was immutable.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

thompson had a good line that no one really caught. they were talking about hiring illegal aliens, romney and guliani and thomspon goes "it's strange that mr guliani would be crticizing someone abuot not knowing the background of the person they are hiring" an obvious reference to bernie Kerick. nice one

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