Sunday, May 31, 2009

Recommended Reading

Frank Rich examines the recent Cheney Media Tour, culminating in dueling policy speeches by President Obama and Dick:

[Cheney's] speech itself, with 20 mentions of 9/11, struck the same cynical note as the ads, as if the G.O.P. was almost rooting for a terrorist attack on Obama’s watch. “No one wishes the current administration more success in defending the country than we do,” Cheney said as a disingenuous disclaimer before going on to charge that Obama’s “half measures” were leaving Americans “half exposed.” The new president, he said, is unraveling “the very policies that kept our people safe since 9/11.” In other words, when the next attack comes, it will be all Obama’s fault. A new ad shouting “We told you so!” awaits only the updated video.

The Republicans at least have an excuse for pushing this poison. They are desperate. The trio of Pillsbury doughboys now leading the party — Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich, Cheney — have variously cemented the G.O.P.’s brand as a whites-only men’s club by revoking Colin Powell’s membership and smearing the first Latina Supreme Court nominee as a “reverse racist.” Republicans in Congress have no plausible economic, health care or energy policies to counter Obama’s. The only card left to play is 9/11.

More at the link, including how the Dems are playing their cowed and cowardly role to perfection once again after so much practice during the Bush era.

1 comment:

Matthew Thistle said...

Salams Zaki

I pray that you're in the best of iman and health

Abdulmatin Dolan suggested to contact you, my name is Matthew Thistle (Mahdi Bin Daoud) I'm an Australian Photographer/Writer/Director transplanted here in the bay for a few months now, I've just finished a 2nd draft of my feature script The 64 Squares would like to contact you about it when you're free inshallah, do you have an email?

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