Find out what this dumb motherfucker is recommending, and do the exact opposite:
I like Hillary Clinton just fine and would have voted for her in the last election had she prevailed in the Democratic primary. But the fact that she paid this idiot millions of dollars and relied heavily on his counsel was self-disqualifying.
Amy Siskind’s PUMA front organization, The New Agenda, styles itself as a nonpartisan women’s group that is dedicated to calling out sexism wherever it’s found. But Siskind got so caught up in lady-fapping over Palin’s lame-ass speech yesterday that she kinda forgot she’s always supposed to be “searching for sexism.”
Today, Siskind approvingly linked a Mooney Times column by unfunny wingnut troglodyte Eric Golub—the dude from yesterday’s rally in Iowa who made the tasteless joke about Trig Palin. Golub repeats the “joke,” which slams Democratic women—including Hillary Clinton—in the column Siskind links:
[T]he left should worship Sarah Palin and adopt her as one of their own, because the leftist haters are an entire political ideology of special needs children.
...and unlike Trig, they aren’t very lovable…
Every word out of their mouths is ‘gimme, gimme, I need, I need, I want, I deserve, I’m entitled’...no you don’t.
When you’re four years old it’s mildly adorable. When you’re 64 like Barbara Boxer, Hillary Clinton, or the Pelosiraptor, it is intolerable.”
Siskind’s organization has been anti-Obama and anyone who supports him from its inception. Still, it’s a bit surprising that Siskind would overlook a slam on her former idol Hillary Clinton.
Remember, this is the same Siskind who concluded that President Obama is a sexist monster because he once used the word “periodically.” If a Democrat had directed remarks like the above toward Palin or Bachmann, Siskind would be in an ear-splitting snit all over Fox News. But since Golub shares Siskind’s creepy, worshipful attitude toward Palin, it’s all good.
Now that the Libyan “squirmish” she opposed has resulted in the apparent ouster of Moammar Gadhafi, America’s Backseat Driver™ has issued some helpful tips on handling the aftermath via Facebook:
First, the White House needs to avoid triumphalism.
Har-dee-fucking-har-har! THIS White House always avoids triumphalism. It’s you Republican jackasses who should have “Avoid Triumphalism” tattooed on your goddamned foreheads.
Second, we must be very concerned about the future government that will emerge to take Gaddafi’s place… We should work through diplomatic means to help those who want democracy to come out on top.
Ya think? I’m sure Hillary is on it, hon.
That said, we should not commit U.S. troops or military assets to serve as peacekeepers or perform humanitarian missions or nation-building in Libya. Our military is already over-committed and strained, and a vaguely designed mission can be the first step toward a quagmire.
A “quagmire” is what the president has thus far avoided in Libya, chiefly by ignoring the advice of the neocon assholes in the Republican Party like your former running mate.
Finally, we must make sure that terrorist groups don’t try to co-opt the revolution, as Al Qaeda is trying to do in Syria. We should continue to use our intelligence assets to monitor the situation in Libya to ensure that potentially dangerous weapons are secured, and that terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda don’t gain a foothold in Libya.
I’m betting Mssrs. Petraeus, Panetta and Morell are way ahead of you, Snowflake Snooki. Along with every other sentient creature on the planet.
People of Libya, be vigilant. May this opportunity be used to build a free and peaceful country.
Don’t the people of Libya have enough worries without being lectured by this raving, egocentric twit? Yep. All of us have, come to think of it.
Looks like Qaddafi lost the instructions for his Revolting Peasants Destruction Ray [via ABC]:
Rebel forces are closing in on Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi as rebels began what is being called the first true assault on Tripoli, hitting it from three fronts and with help from NATO war planes in the sky overnight.
That follows two very significant victories this weekend as rebels took control of cities just to the east and just to the west of Tripoli.
On Saturday, opposition fighters have captured the strategic Libyan coastal city of Zawiya on their march toward Tripoli.
Fighting has been going on for more than a week on the main streets of Zawiya, with Gadhafi snipers positioned on top of Zawiya’s hospital, a bank and a hotel overlooking the main square.
Gadhafi forces have now fled the city, and rebel forces poured into the city’s main square Saturday, according to The Associated Press.
You can check out the informed commentary at L, G & $, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Share your thoughts on why this is good news for McCain below or treat this as a Sunday Open Thread. Whatever. See if I care.
Why would Salon find the political opinions of bitter PUMA loser Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild relevant? Well, she can write a big fat check, and…that’s pretty much the beginning and end of her political influence.
Lady Lynn, a jet-setting Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign bundler who ostentatiously threw her support to the McCain-Palin ticket when the peasants in the Democratic Party failed to choose her preferred nominee, once made a laughingstock of herself by issuing forth from Ascott House to call son-of-a-single-mom Barack Obama an “elitist.”
Now she provides wildly incoherent and contradictory reasons for supporting Republican Jon Huntsman against the president in 2012, including that President Obama failed to enact single-payer healthcare and is simultaneously hostile to business and the benefactor of the insurance industry. Her ultimate conclusion:
The man is lost. The man is a loser. The man is not listening to people who might help him. [Like Lady Lynn?—ed.]
There are legitimate grounds on which to criticize the president. But Lady Lynn, who backed two candidates who came up short against Mr. Obama and is currently backing a man who has approximately zero chance of winning his party’s nomination, should definitely avoid calling anyone else a “loser.”
Conventional wisdom holds that an incumbent president can’t get reelected while presiding over a profoundly shitty economy and the rampant misery caused by high unemployment. This has held true in the elections I’m old enough to remember.
But it’s probably a mistake to apply recent history to the current situation, which is more dire than any but the very oldest among us can recall. Will America stick with President Obama? Too soon to know, but I think his chances are better than conventional wisdom would indicate.
With the exception of Hillary Clinton—who was a formidable opponent for the Dem nomination—President Obama has been extremely fortunate in his political enemies. This year, the irresponsible teatards played the wild-eyed, raving nut-sack role formerly played by Alan Keyes.
Former Nixon, Reagan, Bush I and Clinton flak David Gergen wrote a CNN piece in which he laments the absence of a modern-day Churchill—someone who instills calm and focus and builds consensus. I think he’s half full of crap and half onto something (as usual).
“He’s white the real deal,” Forester said of Huntsman in an interview. “He is a genuine fiscal conservative. He’s not doctrinaire. He sticks to what he believes in. He’s just a pragmatic, non-ideological, let’s-roll-up-our-sleeves-and-get-it-done kind of American. I really think he’s fabulously white.”
See, Lady Lynn is still pissed off about the 2008 primary thing:
Forester was once a prominent fundraiser for Hillary Clinton in 2008, but then drew attention when she later supported Senator John McCain against Obama.
She said she is still registered as a Democrat, but considers herself independent and won’t support the party as long as Obama is president.
“America needs a white president who understands the special sauce of what it is that makes this country great,” she said. [Hint: it’s Thousand Island dressing! And white people!—ed.] “The fact of his personal story of being half black and all that is a wonderful, inspiriting story. But it doesn’t qualify him to be president.”
Yeah, stupid, stupid America! Always electing some shiftless, unqualified half-black guy because of his “wonderful, inspiriting story.” We really ought to rethink that land owner requirement for voting so wise folks like Lady Lynn could run things.
Remember that silly-ass PUMA thing a few years ago? That negligible contingent of nose-cutting face-spiters who claimed to be “18 million strong”? That tiny but vocal group of nincompoops who joined hands with GOP ratfuckers in an attempt to throw the election to McCain-Palin because they were miffed when Obama won the primary?
Around three years ago, PUMAspokeskitties were being bookedwall-to-wall on Fox News to exploit hard feelings over the Democratic primary. They predicted Obama would lose in 2008 because he’d alienated women. They were dead wrong.
Not only did Obama win handily, he did substantially better among female voters than John Kerry had four years earlier (56% vs. 51%). This despite John McCain’s cynical bid to use Sarah Palin’s lady parts as bait for women’s votes.
But being 100% wrong and wholly ineffectual is no obstacle to continued media attention, particularly in wingnut press outlets when there are rats to be humped in anticipation of the next election. So today a few PUMAs resurfaced on the Daily Caller to predict that somehow the primary butt-hurt that failed to materialize to stop Obama in 2008 has traveled forward in time to ruin the Kenyan’s reelection bid:
“After 2008 [Clinton voters] were basically told get over it, and they haven’t gotten over it,” Amy Siskind, president of the feminist advocacy group The New Agenda, told The Daily Caller.
Actually, “Clinton voters” did get over it, as evidenced by the election results. Siskind and her fellow PUMAs are rather pathetically still rending their garments, but who cares? Another blast from the past:
“Barack Obama wasn’t the women’s candidate in 2008 and he is not the women’s president midway through 2011,” Diane Mantouvalos, a 2008 Clinton supporter and co-founder of HireHeels.com (“a forum of power chics for Hillary”) noted.
It’s always Groundhog Day in PUMAville. But unless Palin or Bachmann end up on the GOP ticket (and perhaps even if they do), I doubt they’ll enjoy the same levels of wingnut attention they received last time around. Even people who think Bill Kristol is a foreign policy savant aren’t that dumb. Are they? Hmmm. We’ll see.
Noted First Dude enthusiast Greta Van Susteren was invited aboard the Palin Magical Mystery Tour bus to hurl hardball questions such as “Why do you love America so much?” to the not-candidate. The entire excruciating half hour can be seen here.
But things got away from poor Greta when she gingerly led her charge into the foreign policy questions portion of the pageant interview. It wasn’t Greta’s fault: She did her best to tee it up for Palin, dutifully ticking off all the issues surrounding the particular foreign policy question to avoid an “In what respect, Greta?”-type reply after yielding the floor.
But Palin’s answer still boiled down to, “Why are you asking me? That’s Hillary’s job!”
Oy. I’m not sure even the Ailes team can pull this mavericky media strategy off.
I love this. Not because I think the president and his team are Super Friends—I just love the thought of how galling this Obama Administration competence is to the Bush dead-enders who spent eight years cheering for Chimpy McHalliburton and crew as they stepped on their own dicks at every turn and only managed to shoot an old lawyer in the face rather than Osama bin Laden. I’m petty that way.
In the Obama Administration’s continuing effort to befriend Muslims, the United States will for the first time host an international Islamic forum held annually in the Middle East and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will headline the three-day event.