Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sarah Palin and leading from behind

Sarah has endorsed Trump for President.

I haven't read the entire speech, but I found this part curious (quote copied from above linked article):

"because a weak-kneed, capitulator-in-chief has decided America will lead from behind"

 I say curious because it has always been my understanding that Christ was a shepherd and shepherds basically, lead from behind.  How did that become a bad thing?

Questions about Hillary Rodham Clinton

Charles Pierce discusses the NYT obsession with Bill Clinton's penis.

While I appreciate that there was, indeed, a half-vast right wing conspiracy against Clinton and that the whole impeachment thing was BS, I'm not sure Hillary Rodham Clinton should be let off the hook quite as completely and easily as Pierce seems to do.

It's the old saying "Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean people aren't out to get you".  Just because it is possible to dismiss a lot of what the NYT columnists might say, it doesn't mean there isn't some justification for it.  The Clintons apparently did attempt to disparage Bill's accusers in a way that would be completely unacceptable if it were done to an not famous woman accusing an not famous man of rape.  You can dismiss the NYT columnists, but HRC had some role in that and it is likely to be an issue come the real election.

If I get the chance, I will vote for Bernie in the primaries.  If HRC wins, I will gladly vote for her.  She has lots of positives and just a few negatives for me.  All of the candidates on the Republican side have lots of negatives and almost no positives so its no contest.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

And we didn't have to send any missles this time

Charles Pierce covers the Iran giving us back our sailors crisis.

The title of this post is from his story.  And then of course the usual muscle flexing from the Republican candidates.  It's sad really.