Senator Paul, you are no Barack Obama

Republicans finally got their show trial with Hillary Clinton on Wednesday. It’s more than a day late and a dollar short, most of us have forgotten how the crazy spiel even went. If memory serves, democrats, led by evil mastermind Barack Hussein Obama, covered up the possibility of Al Qaeda linked terrorists behind the attack in Benghazi that left two diplomats and two bodyguards dead. The purported motivation driving the cover up? I’m actually chuckling as I write this part: anything hyping Al Qaeda as a deadly terrorist organization hell bent on killing innocent Americans would have been so bad for a President’s public approval rating that Obama had to have it suppressed (WE all remember how Bush’s numbers nose dived after 9-11 right?). Things didn’t go quite like conservatives fantasized: [Read more...]

Has McCain simply fallen from decency or was he always a bottom feeder?

John McCain was once held up as a moderate, and by moderate we mean not a pasty racist anti-science gay hatin idiot held together by big government sutures and staples. A man who knows the horror of war down in his gut and on the ground, who would never start one for political brownie-shirt points, a steely eyed manly man’s man who shoots straight as an arrow while still being sensitive to the plight of those lacking a Y-chromie and/or who choose to date in unseemly, unstraight-ly ways.

The incredibly straight shooting Mr. McCain might have been believable, right up until he self-impaled himself on a stake at the bottom of the cognitive abyss awaiting all future conservative leaders by nominating Sarah Palin. The foreign policy guru whose credentials for office include [Read more...]

Extreme Pentagon Makeover

The producer of the Kardashians may have missed out, because this is starting to sound like an reality TV DoD version of Dynasty or something. Chris Matthews had a useful graphic to keep up with the convoluted story last night, if anyone can find the clip. Of course it might not even be current by this afternoon. Meanwhile, wingnuts may have finally found something to semi-legitimately hit Obama with: [Read more...]

The Petraeus Supremacy

Update: it gets weirder:

HuffPo– Some of the 20,000-plus pages of documents and emails between (Gen. John) Allen and Tampa socialite Jill Kelley were “flirtatious,” according to a senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the case publicly. It wasn’t immediately clear who wrote the flirtatious notes – Allen, Kelley or both. Allen succeeded Petraeus as the top American commander in Afghanistan in July 2011, and his nomination to become the next commander of U.S. European Command and the commander of NATO forces in Europe has now been put on hold, as the scandal seemed certain to ensnare another acclaimed military figure.

Wingnuts are trying desperately to work up an angle where the Man called Petraeus is somehow part of a scam involving the election, Obama, and Benghazi. Or something. So far they’re not convincing anyone outside of their own bubble chamber. The story is a bit bizarre though: [Read more...]