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    Worst. President. Ever. (Let’s do it again with Mitt Romney)
Political Wire: “An excerpt of Where They Stand:The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians by Robert W. Merry in Salon suggests George W. Bush will be ranked near the bottom of all presidents: ”Based on the contemporaneous voter assessments, the objective record, and what we know of history, it’s difficult to see him even in middle-ground territory. History likely will view Bush largely as the voters did after eight years of his stewardship. And so it’s probably just as well that he doesn’t care much about the verdict of history.“
Consider that Mitt Romney, in actions if not in words, is creating a campaign that seems to be an exact duplicate of the Bush Years, from extending tax cuts for the one percent — who’ve already surpassed all other earners in the country with net income advantages, and who’ve hoarded their wealth gains to the detriment of our entire economy — to a neocon foreign policy platform that’s becoming more “Cheneyfied” by the day. What could go wrong?
Ari Berman: “Of Romney’s forty identified foreign policy advisers, more than 70 percent worked for Bush. Many hail from the neoconservative wing of the party, were enthusiastic backers of the Iraq War and are proponents of a US or Israeli attack on Iran. […]  Romney’s malleability is an advantage for his neocon advisers, giving them an opportunity to shape his worldview, as they did with Bush after 9/11. Four years after Bush left office in disgrace, Romney is their best shot to get back in power. If that happens, they’re likely to pursue the same aggressive policies they advocated under Bush. “I don’t think there’s been a deep rethink,” says Clemons. “I don’t think the neoconservatives feel chastened at all. As a movement, the true neoconservatives never, ever give up. They will be back.””
Andrew Sullivan: “When you check reality, rather than the alternate universe constantly created by Fox News and an amnesiac press, you find that Bush had a chance to pay off all our national debt before we hit the financial crisis – giving the US enormous flexibility in intervening to ameliorate the recession. Instead, we had to find money for a stimulus in a cupboard stripped bare – its contents largely given away, by an act of choice. I’m tired of being told we cannot blame Bush for our current predicament. We can and should blame him for most of it – and remind people that Romney’s policies: more tax cuts, more defense spending are identical. With one difference: Bush pledged never “to balance the budget on the backs of the poor.””

    Worst. President. Ever. (Let’s do it again with Mitt Romney)

    Political Wire: “An excerpt of Where They Stand:The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians by Robert W. Merry in Salon suggests George W. Bush will be ranked near the bottom of all presidents: ”Based on the contemporaneous voter assessments, the objective record, and what we know of history, it’s difficult to see him even in middle-ground territory. History likely will view Bush largely as the voters did after eight years of his stewardship. And so it’s probably just as well that he doesn’t care much about the verdict of history.

    Consider that Mitt Romney, in actions if not in words, is creating a campaign that seems to be an exact duplicate of the Bush Years, from extending tax cuts for the one percent — who’ve already surpassed all other earners in the country with net income advantages, and who’ve hoarded their wealth gains to the detriment of our entire economy — to a neocon foreign policy platform that’s becoming more “Cheneyfied” by the day. What could go wrong?

    Ari Berman: “Of Romney’s forty identified foreign policy advisers, more than 70 percent worked for Bush. Many hail from the neoconservative wing of the party, were enthusiastic backers of the Iraq War and are proponents of a US or Israeli attack on Iran. […]  Romney’s malleability is an advantage for his neocon advisers, giving them an opportunity to shape his worldview, as they did with Bush after 9/11. Four years after Bush left office in disgrace, Romney is their best shot to get back in power. If that happens, they’re likely to pursue the same aggressive policies they advocated under Bush. “I don’t think there’s been a deep rethink,” says Clemons. “I don’t think the neoconservatives feel chastened at all. As a movement, the true neoconservatives never, ever give up. They will be back.””

    Andrew Sullivan: “When you check reality, rather than the alternate universe constantly created by Fox News and an amnesiac press, you find that Bush had a chance to pay off all our national debt before we hit the financial crisis – giving the US enormous flexibility in intervening to ameliorate the recession. Instead, we had to find money for a stimulus in a cupboard stripped bare – its contents largely given away, by an act of choice. I’m tired of being told we cannot blame Bush for our current predicament. We can and should blame him for most of it – and remind people that Romney’s policies: more tax cuts, more defense spending are identical. With one difference: Bush pledged never “to balance the budget on the backs of the poor.””

    — 1 year ago
    #class war  #economy  #income redistribution  #politics  #security / safety  #survival  #unemployment  #vote!  #war on the middle class  #1. tax cuts for the wealthy  #2. austerity for the rest of us  #3. preserve / expand defense spending  #9/11  #Afghanistan  #at the bottom  #Bush legacy  #cheneyfied  #DICK Cheney  #forever war!  #George W Bush  #george w. bush's legacy  #go down in history as the worst  #history books  #income inequality  #Iran  #Iraq  #jobs lost  #more war  #neoconservatives 
    Maddow: Romney on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney — “It is not surprising that the Republican Party would not be all that enthused with about the legacy of George W. Bush, but what do you make of the fact that they all are on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney?” Maddow wondered. “Seventeen of Mitt Romney’s twenty-four foreign policy advisers are Bush-Cheney guys,” she added. “Even as Romney is shunning the endorsement and any joint appearances with the former President of the United States, George W. Bush, he is proudly publicizing and doing fundraisers with Dick Cheney.” – Raw Story
How does one position himself next to the guy who ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden? That’s part of Mitt Romney’s struggle to distinguish himself from President Obama, a Democrat who seems strong on foreign policy and national defense, New York’s Frank Rich told Rachel Maddow Wednesday night. Describing what seems to be the Romney foreign policy, Rich said, “It’s kind of an undifferentiated, generalized truculence. Russia is still the biggest enemy we have. He wants to have a trade war with China, apparently.” Rich added, “He wants to have war with Iran, it seems, even though the Obama policy is proving to be quite successful in terms of tough sanctions. It’s almost like he’s embracing the truculence Cheney represents without any real intellectual framework.” – Daily Intel
Colin Powell: “Come on Mitt, think“ – Powell expressed concerns about the Republican’s far-right advisors, especially on foreign policy, whose judgment Powell considers suspect. At one point, he urged Romney, “Come on Mitt, think” — as if to say Romney is not already thinking. Powell added that he and others in the Republican mainstream have been “taken aback” by some of the hardline positions adopted by the presumptive GOP nominee. (For context, it’s worth noting that Romney has surrounded himself with many of the worst members of the Bush/Cheney team, all of whom were wrong about nearly everything, and many of whom had no use for Powell’s vision of U.S. foreign policy.) Powell also emphasized his support for investments in education and infrastructure — “what we need to be doing,” he said — which clearly aligns him with Obama and against Romney, though he did not explicitly say so. — Steve Benen

    Maddow: Romney on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney — “It is not surprising that the Republican Party would not be all that enthused with about the legacy of George W. Bush, but what do you make of the fact that they all are on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney?” Maddow wondered. “Seventeen of Mitt Romney’s twenty-four foreign policy advisers are Bush-Cheney guys,” she added. “Even as Romney is shunning the endorsement and any joint appearances with the former President of the United States, George W. Bush, he is proudly publicizing and doing fundraisers with Dick Cheney.” – Raw Story

    • How does one position himself next to the guy who ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden? That’s part of Mitt Romney’s struggle to distinguish himself from President Obama, a Democrat who seems strong on foreign policy and national defense, New York’s Frank Rich told Rachel Maddow Wednesday night. Describing what seems to be the Romney foreign policy, Rich said, “It’s kind of an undifferentiated, generalized truculence. Russia is still the biggest enemy we have. He wants to have a trade war with China, apparently.” Rich added, “He wants to have war with Iran, it seems, even though the Obama policy is proving to be quite successful in terms of tough sanctions. It’s almost like he’s embracing the truculence Cheney represents without any real intellectual framework.” – Daily Intel
    • Colin Powell: “Come on Mitt, think – Powell expressed concerns about the Republican’s far-right advisors, especially on foreign policy, whose judgment Powell considers suspect. At one point, he urged Romney, “Come on Mitt, think” — as if to say Romney is not already thinking. Powell added that he and others in the Republican mainstream have been “taken aback” by some of the hardline positions adopted by the presumptive GOP nominee. (For context, it’s worth noting that Romney has surrounded himself with many of the worst members of the Bush/Cheney team, all of whom were wrong about nearly everything, and many of whom had no use for Powell’s vision of U.S. foreign policy.) Powell also emphasized his support for investments in education and infrastructure — “what we need to be doing,” he said — which clearly aligns him with Obama and against Romney, though he did not explicitly say so. — Steve Benen
    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #news  #politics  #mitt romney  #dick cheney  #war criminal  #lol  #republicans  #colin powell  #foreign policy  #president obama 

    Is anyone surprised that Mitt Romney couldn’t “stand up” to to a town hall audience member?

    We already know that Mitt Romney is too easily pushed around by his base — but that’s why they’ve chosen him. Today, he failed the ‘personal courage’ check once again:

    An awkward moment occurred at Mitt Romney’s town hall event in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday when an audience member, in the process of asking him a question, asserted that President Barack Obama should be tried for treason. Romney remained silent during the question-and-answer session, only to say that he “of course” did not agree with the sentiment while greeting voters after the event.

    […] Shortly after the event, Romney appeared on CNN, where he was asked about the incident. “I don’t correct all of the questions that get asked of me,” he said. “Obviously I don’t agree that he should be tried.”

    Read: Sam Stein: Barack Obama Accused Of Treason At Mitt Romney Town Hall

    Some would say this is a typically spineless, namby pamby Romney response. Others might say that he lacks basic human morality, and that his current level of political two-dimensionality has nothing to do with an absence of internal courage — he’s just blank and empty, like a sociopath.

    Before we hear one word about Obama being tried for ‘treason’ from RWNJ teahadists at Republican townhalls, it seems to me that the entire world is still waiting for Bush and Cheney (and the rest of that Administration) to be charged with war crimes and sent before the Hague. Operating outside the constitution? Let’s talk about it. In chronological order.

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    #FAIL  #news  #politics  #wingnuts  #Bush Administration  #DICK Cheney  #empty shell  #fabricating intel  #George W Bush  #Iraq  #lied  #Mitt Romney  #namby pamby  #nancyboy  #no morals  #operating outside the constitution  #spineless  #treason  #war crimes  #war profiteering 
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WAR CRIMES: Former Congresswoman: Not too late to hold Bush and Cheney accountable –Former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Thursday… “As a former prosecutor and a former member of the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate, I spent a lot of time taking a look at the statues,” she explained. “It’s one thing to abuse power, and it’s one thing not to do the right thing, but it’s another thing to commit a crime.” Holtzman said Bush and Cheney appear to have “knowingly” violated at least three statues. She said Bush and Cheney likely committed conspiracy to defraud the United States, for the “deceptions” involved in going to war with Iraq. Secondly, she claimed they violated federal statues regarding the wiretapping of Americans without a court order. Thirdly, Holtzman said Bush and Cheney violated federal laws prohibiting torture. “What we can’t afford to do is allow a president to say he is above the law,” she remarked.

    WAR CRIMES: Former Congresswoman: Not too late to hold Bush and Cheney accountable –Former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY) told MSNBC’s Martin Bashir on Thursday… “As a former prosecutor and a former member of the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate, I spent a lot of time taking a look at the statues,” she explained. “It’s one thing to abuse power, and it’s one thing not to do the right thing, but it’s another thing to commit a crime.” Holtzman said Bush and Cheney appear to have “knowingly” violated at least three statues. She said Bush and Cheney likely committed conspiracy to defraud the United States, for the “deceptions” involved in going to war with Iraq. Secondly, she claimed they violated federal statues regarding the wiretapping of Americans without a court order. Thirdly, Holtzman said Bush and Cheney violated federal laws prohibiting torture. “What we can’t afford to do is allow a president to say he is above the law,” she remarked.

    — 1 year ago with 5 notes
    #news  #politics  #democrats  #elizabeth holtzman  #george w bush  #dick cheney  #war crimes  #hold bush administration accountable  #iraq  #conspiracy to defraud the United States 
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Dick Cheney, unapologeticwar criminal and second in command to an administration which almost completely trashed this country, calls Obama an ‘unmitigated disaster’ — in a moment of unmitigateddensity and stunning lack of self-awareness: “He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country. I can’t think of a time when I felt it was more important for us to defeat an incumbent president today with respect to Barack Obama. I think he has been an unmitigated disaster to the country. I think to be in a position where he gets four more years in the White House to continue the policies he has, both with respect to the economy, and tax policy, and defense and some other areas would be a huge, huge disappointment.” – DICK Cheney, speaking at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Saturday, about the President.

    Dick Cheney, unapologeticwar criminal and second in command to an administration which almost completely trashed this country, calls Obama an ‘unmitigated disaster’ — in a moment of unmitigateddensity and stunning lack of self-awareness: “He has been an unmitigated disaster to the country. I can’t think of a time when I felt it was more important for us to defeat an incumbent president today with respect to Barack Obama. I think he has been an unmitigated disaster to the country. I think to be in a position where he gets four more years in the White House to continue the policies he has, both with respect to the economy, and tax policy, and defense and some other areas would be a huge, huge disappointment.” – DICK Cheney, speaking at the Wyoming Republican Party state convention in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Saturday, about the President.

    — 2 years ago with 1 note
    #news  #politics  #DICK cheney  #president obama  #cheney  #obama  #war criminal  #loser  #unmitigated disaster  #takes one to know one 
    Did the US Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Cheney's New Heart? Yes. | BuzzFlash.org →

    tartantambourine:

    Richard A. Stitt writes:

    Be well, Mr. Cheney. Just think how much more fortunate you are that if you had not been covered in total by the U.S. taxpayers you might well have exceeded your $2 million maximum cap 30 years ago. You no doubt don’t have to worry about that doughnut hole prescription drug cost that seniors must face while barely surviving on a meager Social Security check. Be well, Mr. Cheney, knowing that all those sick days you spent in Walter Reed and at George Washington University hospitals recovering with your transplanted heart, you could be one of those struggling seniors or young American workers who are living paycheck to paycheck, wondering how they can feed their families. And they can only pray that they never become as sick as you have been because they would never in their wildest dreams have expected to get a modicum of the wonderful health care that you have received. Sooner rather than later, possibly by June this year, Republicans will have much to cheer about if the Affordable Health Care Act is struck down by the rats/corporate/insurance company-friendly court. Just remember this: When Dick Cheney emerges from the Intensive Care Unit of Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia he will be a nightmarish testimony and reminder to Republican/Tea Partyers that his outstanding U.S. taxpayer-paid-for health care is destroying their freedoms and liberties.

    (via sarahlee310)

    — 2 years ago with 83 notes
    #health  #health care  #dick cheney  #politics  #ethics  #morality 
    Doctors doubt favoritism in Cheney transplant – CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart that thousands of younger people also were in line to receive. After spending nearly two years on a waiting list, Cheney received a transplant Saturday. The 71-year-old underwent surgery at the same Virginia hospital where doctors implanted a small heart pump that has kept him alive the past few years. Cheney was recovering Sunday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. He had severe congestive heart failure and had suffered five heart attacks over the past 25 years.

    Doctors doubt favoritism in Cheney transplant – CHICAGO (AP) — Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart that thousands of younger people also were in line to receive. After spending nearly two years on a waiting list, Cheney received a transplant Saturday. The 71-year-old underwent surgery at the same Virginia hospital where doctors implanted a small heart pump that has kept him alive the past few years. Cheney was recovering Sunday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. He had severe congestive heart failure and had suffered five heart attacks over the past 25 years.

    — 2 years ago with 2 notes
    #news  #politics  #dick cheney  #heart transplant  #71-years-old!  #no favoritism doctors say 
    …
In his new book, Dick Cheney throws George W. Bush under the bus
Amazingly, Cheney writes that George W. Bush personally authorized a  leak on Iraq strategy to a Washington Post columnist. Cheney then writes  that he told Bush he believed the leaks were a disservice to the  Presidency and “to our forces on the ground in Baghdad.” Via Politico:

Dick Cheney writes in his forthcoming  book, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” that he was  surprised to learn that President George W. Bush had personally  authorized a leak about Iraq strategy to a Washington Post columnist — a  disclosure that the former vice president believed could be “a real  disservice” to U.S. troops.
“On Tuesday morning, May 22 [2007],”  Cheney writes, “a David Ignatius column appeared in the Washington Post  titled ‘After the Surge: The Administration Floats Ideas for a New  Approach in Iraq.’ It quoted administration officials on the need to  revamp policy in order to attract bipartisan support and to take into  account the fact that the surge might not have the stabilizing effect we  had hoped.
“I was very concerned when I read the  piece, and I raised it with the president in the Oval Office. ‘Whoever  is leaking information like this to the press is doing a real  disservice, Mr. President,’ I said, ‘both to you and to our forces on  the ground in Baghdad.’ … ‘We have to correct this, particularly with  our generals in the field.’ …
“A short time later [national security  adviser] Steve Hadley came into my office and closed the door. He told  me that he was the source for Ignatius and that he’d talked to him at  the instruction of the president.”

Via: sarahlee310
Why did Dick Cheney continue to be Vice President to a man who, according to Cheney, hated the troops?
And is this how Cheney shows off to the girls today? Cheney disconnected himself from his heart pump during an interview yesterday with Jamie Gangel:

“Could you just show me out it works?” Gangel asked Cheney during an interview that aired Monday.
“Sure, it’s got a pump inside that’s tied  into my heart,” the former vice president explained. “It’s powered by  batteries. They’re good for about ten hours. When you take them out it  beeps.”
Cheney then laughed as he disconnected the battery and the device began to beep.
“Please put it back in,” Gangel pleaded.

At least our current VP has an actual heart beat.

    In his new book, Dick Cheney throws George W. Bush under the bus

    Amazingly, Cheney writes that George W. Bush personally authorized a leak on Iraq strategy to a Washington Post columnist. Cheney then writes that he told Bush he believed the leaks were a disservice to the Presidency and “to our forces on the ground in Baghdad.Via Politico:

    Dick Cheney writes in his forthcoming book, “In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir,” that he was surprised to learn that President George W. Bush had personally authorized a leak about Iraq strategy to a Washington Post columnist — a disclosure that the former vice president believed could be “a real disservice” to U.S. troops.

    “On Tuesday morning, May 22 [2007],” Cheney writes, “a David Ignatius column appeared in the Washington Post titled ‘After the Surge: The Administration Floats Ideas for a New Approach in Iraq.’ It quoted administration officials on the need to revamp policy in order to attract bipartisan support and to take into account the fact that the surge might not have the stabilizing effect we had hoped.

    “I was very concerned when I read the piece, and I raised it with the president in the Oval Office. ‘Whoever is leaking information like this to the press is doing a real disservice, Mr. President,’ I said, ‘both to you and to our forces on the ground in Baghdad.’ … ‘We have to correct this, particularly with our generals in the field.’ …

    “A short time later [national security adviser] Steve Hadley came into my office and closed the door. He told me that he was the source for Ignatius and that he’d talked to him at the instruction of the president.”

    Via: sarahlee310

    Why did Dick Cheney continue to be Vice President to a man who, according to Cheney, hated the troops?

    And is this how Cheney shows off to the girls today? Cheney disconnected himself from his heart pump during an interview yesterday with Jamie Gangel:

    “Could you just show me out it works?” Gangel asked Cheney during an interview that aired Monday.

    “Sure, it’s got a pump inside that’s tied into my heart,” the former vice president explained. “It’s powered by batteries. They’re good for about ten hours. When you take them out it beeps.”

    Cheney then laughed as he disconnected the battery and the device began to beep.

    “Please put it back in,” Gangel pleaded.

    At least our current VP has an actual heart beat.

    — 2 years ago with 3 notes
    #news  #politics  #darth cheney  #DICK Cheney  #disservcie to US troops  #George W Bush  #GOP  #heart pump  #In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir  #iraq strategy  #leaking information to a columnist  #no heartbeat  #Republicans  #tea party 
    Ten years ago, Bush said “Tax relief will create new jobs, tax relief will generate new wealth…” →

    Yesterday’s lies are today’s lies. A decade of FAIL, brought to you by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and the GOP. From Pat Garofalo | Think Progress — read the whole thing, but here are some highlights on this 10-year anniversary of fail:

    10 years ago tomorrow, the first of the Bush tax cuts was enacted. That 2001 tax cut was followed up by a second tax cut in 2003, passed after Vice-President Dick Cheney reportedly asserted that “deficits don’t matter.” The tax cuts were sold as necessary economic stimulus that would boost job creation and a moribund economy.Tax relief will create new jobs, tax relief will generate new wealth, and tax relief will open new opportunities,” Bush said on April 16, 2001 as he was pushing for the passage of the first tax cut. Two years later he said, “These tax reductions will bring real and immediate benefits to middle-income Americans… …

    DIDN’T CREATE JOBS:

    • Following the Bush tax cuts, “Overall monthly job growth was the worst of any cycle since at least February 1945, and household income growth was negative for the first cycle since tracking began in 1967.”
    • “The economy boasted 132 million jobs in June of 2001, the month that the first of the Bush tax cuts was signed into law. Three years later, in June of 2004, there were just 131.4 million jobs.

    BLEW UP THE DEFICIT:

    • During a 2001 address to Congress, Bush said, “At the end of those 10 years [in the 2001 budget], we will have paid down all the debt that is available to retire. That is more debt repaid more quickly than has ever been repaid by any nation at any time in history.”
    • However, thanks in large part to the Bush tax cuts, the debt ballooned under Bush, with debt held by the public increasing from $3.5 trillion to nearly $6 trillion and gross federal debt going from $5.6 trillion to nearly $10 trillion.

    TODAY’S GOP DOUBLES-DOWN:

    • Republicans only agreed to last December’s tax deal because it extended the Bush tax cuts for the richest two percent of Americans.
    • Now, both the House Republican budget and the House Republican “jobs plan” released last week include further reductions in the top tax rate from 35 percent to 25 percent.
    • In fact, the “jobs plan” document calls for tax cuts to “Increase American competitiveness to spur investment and create more American jobs.”

    REALITY:

    When [Pres. Obama] took office, the economy was in recession. He made it worse. And he made it last longer. -Mitt Romney


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    — 2 years ago
    #politics  #news  #economy  #class war  #income redistribution  #create jobs  #DICK Cheney  #economic failure  #FAIL  #George W Bush  #GOP  #jobs  #lies  #no jobs  #pay down debt  #Republicans  #tax cuts for the wealthy  #tea party  #unemployment 
    Anthony’s Weiner: Moving On →

    It’s a big disappointment. A grown, U.S. Representative ‘sexting’ for amusement. Here’s what I think:

    At least he didn’t drag his wife into the press conference with him, making her do the usual Tammy Wynette ‘good wife‘ routine like so many other politicians.

    He apologized for lying. He apologized to everyone, including *choke* Breitbart. Doesn’t mean I still won’t doubt the next “big” thing Andy B. puts before our hungry, broken media though. A broken clock is only right twice a day. And while we’re on the subject: does anyone recall Breitbart’s public apology to Shirley Sherrod? Right. No. Because unlike Weiner, Breitbart didn’t apologize when he was wrong.

    As Ezra Klein said, Weiner was a good congressman last month and he still is this month. Weiner said his regrets go primarily to his wife. He said they aren’t getting a divorce — and “we will weather this.” He indicated they still love each other, and now it becomes a private matter between them and their families. This ridiculous situation he put himself into has nothing to do with his job.

    We can certainly reminisce about Vitter’s “thing” for prostitutes and diapers or Craig tapping for action in the men’s restrooms at airports.  Vitter was one of those ‘Christian family values’ politicians – you know the kind: holier than thou. Craig was anti-gay rights publicly just not so much in private. It’s that kind of hypocrisy that makes people scream — Republicans who want to control everyone else’s private lives with their religion and “morals,” whose own private lives include shit like wearing diapers, prostitutes and same-sex blow jobs in airport restrooms.

    Bob Cesca pointed out that if Weiner had been introducing bills against online flirting, then this situation would be almost as bad as a Republican sex scandal. And he’s right. Almost but not quite.

    Finally: Yes, Weiner lied. That’s the worst thing for us, looking in from the outside. But he manned-up and publicly apologized for lying and took credit for the dumb things he did.

    Just for a second, compare Weiner’s lie to the lies that the Bush Administration fed the media and the American public for months about WMDs in Iraq. Those lies started a war, those lies have caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents and the lives and sanity of thousands of our troops, and those lies helped put our country over the edge economically. It a way, their lies have touched all of us personally in one way or another.

    Did Bush or Cheney ever offer an apology to the people they lied to  — will they ever? Better yet, would their base ever ask for an apology from them?

    The answer to all those questions is no. That’s why I can’t get too worked up about Weiner’s situation. It was all so dumb and he’s making his amends. Moving on.

    — 2 years ago
    #Andrew Breitbart  #Anthony Weiner  #DICK Cheney  #George W Bush  #david vitter  #larry craig  #politics  #sexting  #weinergate